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PRTC to include 125 AC buses in its ageing fleet
Patiala, December 4
In its effort to make the journey of long-route passengers more comfortable, the Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation (PRTC) is all set to include as many as 125 air-conditioned heat ventilation (HV) buses within the next three months in its ageing fleet of 1,046 buses.

Jaspal Singh is Pbi varsity VC
Patiala, December 4
The Punjab Governor today issued orders appointing Dr Jaspal Singh, noted academic and former Indian Ambassador to Mozambique, as vice-chancellor of Punjabi university, here.

Nationwide Satyagraha
Marches mark protest against Centre
Sangrur, December 4
As part of the nationwide satyagrah, activists of the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and the All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), along with other organisations, here today held marches and dharna separately in support of their demands and against the “anti-people” economic and industrial policies of the Central government.

Of drug addiction and will power of

Amit Singh (left) and Ashish Singh at the Red Cross Drug De- Addiction Centre, Gurdaspur, on Tuesday. Gurdaspur, December 4
Love of a Hisar-based youth for his wife and affection of his brother for him sucked two brothers into substance use.

Smile of victory: Amit Singh (left) and Ashish Singh at the Red Cross Drug De- Addiction Centre, Gurdaspur, on Tuesday. — Photo by writer





Taruna Dal Nihang chief Baba Ajit Singh Poohla holds a crossbow in the name of security at his dera at Baba Bakala on Tuesday. He once had 42-men security cover, now depends on crossbow, catapult
Baba Bakala, December 4
Beleaguered Taruna Dal Nihang chief Ajit Singh Poohla, who once enjoyed a high security cover with 42 official gunmen and 77 sophisticated weapons during the peak of militancy, now depends upon catapults and crossbows for security.

Taruna Dal Nihang chief Baba Ajit Singh Poohla holds a crossbow in the name of security at his dera at Baba Bakala on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

White ribbon campaign makes debut tomorrow
Chandigarh, December 4
The white ribbon campaign is set to make a beginning in India. It will be launched on December 6 at Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, near Banur in Patiala district.

Govt to amend co-operative Act
Mohali, December 4
Punjab co-operation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh today said the Punjab government would soon amend the co-operative Act to make the elected chairmen and directors more accountable for ensuring the smooth functioning of milk unions of the state.

Rs 57.68 cr Central grant for road repair
New Delhi, December 4
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways today sanctioned Rs 57.68 crore for seven road repair works in Punjab under the Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme.

Providing sight to the sightless
Chandigarh, December 4
It takes a little more than just money to ensure prevention of blindness on a lakh of people. Dedication would perhaps be an under statement to describe Anup Singh Jubbal, president of the Canadian Eyesight International.

Rs 135 cr reserve price for 4.5 acres in Bathinda
Mohali, December 4
Encouraged by the overwhelming response to the auction of commercial sites in Jalandhar, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) will now auction a 4.5 acre site for commercial use in Bathinda.

Sesquicentennial anniversary of 4 Horse celebrated
Chandigarh, December 4
The three-day sesquicentennial celebrations and reunion of 4 Horse, an elite armoured regiment, culminated at its location somewhere in the Western sector this week.

Jathedar dies in mishap
Pathankot, December 4
Veteran leader jathedar Pritam Singh, circle president of the Mukerian Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), died in a road accident on the Mukerian-Gurdaspur road, near here, today.

Honorary professorship for German geneticist
Amritsar, December 4
Guru Nanak Dev University today conferred honorary professorship on human geneticist Karl Sperling, director, Institute for Human Genetics of Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany).

Dal Khalsa to organise seminar on minorities
Amritsar, December 4
To highlight the human rights conditions of ethnic and religious minorities in the country, the Dal Khalsa will organise a seminar on “Whither Human Rights in India? -An Ethnic Minorities Perspective” on December 8 at Chandigarh.

Khushi Ram transferred
Chandigarh, December 4
The Punjab Government has transferred Khushi Ram, IAS, special secretary,
food, civil supplies and consumer affairs as special secretary, revenue, against
a vacant post.



Moga Sex Scam
Ex-SSP’s name surfaces in proceedings
Chandigarh, December 4
The name of IPS officer Davinder Singh Garcha has surfaced in the Moga
sex-scam proceedings.

High Court
Notice to Baba Farid varsity VC
Chandigarh, December 4
Taking up a petition for initiation of contempt proceedings against vice-chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Ravinder Singh for alleged disregard of an undertaking given in the court, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued a show-cause notice to him.

Kandahar Hijack Case
Conspirator disowns confession
Patiala , December 4
The Indian Airlines Kandahar plane hijacking case got a new twist today with alleged ‘chief conspirator’ Abdul Latif disowning his ‘CBI elicited confessional statement’, recorded on April 4 before the then special judicial magistrate.


Language labs to teach English pronunciation
Chandigarh, December 4
The Punjab School Education Board will introduce science and commerce streams from the next academic session in all nine adarsh schools functioning under its control in the state.


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