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Share cost of development, Badal to people
Hints at reviewing free power to farmers
Badiala (Bathinda), December 5
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the people of Punjab to share the cost of development in the state as the government itself was not in a position to generate the huge amount of funds required for the purpose.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal paying tributes to Sant Fateh Singh on his death anniversary at village Badiala in Bathinda Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal paying tributes to Sant Fateh Singh on his death anniversary at village Badiala in Bathinda on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Two Doctors, One Post
BJP tussle leads to suspension of medical officer
Amritsar, December 5
Health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla today suspended Balwinder Singh Sohal , medical officer , Municipal Corporation allegedly for hampering the joining of his successor Inderpal Singh Grover for more than 45 days at the behest of senior BJP leaders.



5 HC judges sworn in
Daya first woman elevated to Bench from Bar
Chandigarh, December 5
First woman advocate to be elevated to the Bench from the Bar, Daya Chaudhary, and four other advocates today were administered oath as additional judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court by Chief Justice Vijender Jain.

CJ for more women on Bench

Newly appointed judges share a light moment in Chandigarh
Newly appointed judges share a light moment in Chandigarh on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Virk questions powers of VB
Chandigarh, December 5
In his petition seeking pre-arrest blanket bail or 10-day advance notice in any case likely to be registered in Punjab, the state's former DGP S.S. Virk today virtually questioned the powers and authority of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) to inquire or investigate cases on its own.

PSEB unbundling: Farmers block rail traffic
Sangrur, December 5
Hundreds of farmers, employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board, students, and agriculture workers today blocked rail traffic for three hours at the railway station in Sunam, about 13 km from here, in protest against the proposed unbundling of the PSEB by the Punjab government.

Technocrats not consulted, say engineers

Farmers from the border area protest at the railway track at Manewala railway station, near Amritsar
Farmers from the border area protest at the railway track at Manewala railway station, near Amritsar, on Wednesday. — A tribune photograph

Bhindranwale Portrait Row

Internal matter of Sikhs: Hindu samiti
Amritsar, December 5
President of the All-India Hindu Suraksha Samiti Surinder Kumar Billa has said the installation of a portrait of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the Central Sikh Museum was an internal matter of Sikhs. Hence leaders of various political parties should refrain issuing inflammatory statements on the issue.
Book accused, says SAD(A)
Sangrur, December 5
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today asked the Punjab government to register cases against those who have been issuing provocative and objectionable statements over the installation of a portrait of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale at the Central Sikh Museum by the SGPC.
A deep conspiracy, says BSP
Hoshiarpur, December 5
BSP chief, Punjab, Avtar Singh Karimpuri said yesterday that the installation of the portrait of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale at the Sikh Museum of the Golden Temple after 23 years of his killing in Operation Bluestar was done under a deep conspiracy to disturb the peace of Punjab.


NRIs more sinned against than sinning: MLA
Ludhiana, December 5
"Reports of estimated 14,000 proclaimed offenders in Punjab, more than 1,000 are NRIs who are guilty of heinous crimes, including murder, criminal intimidation, kidnapping and forgery, are wide of the mark. In fact, it is the NRI who has suffered the most from the filing of false FIRs", said Jassi Khangura, MLA of KiIla Raipur, in a press note here today.

Govt approves 3 sewage plants
Chandigarh, December 5
The Punjab Government yesterday approved a project of installation of sewage plants at Jamalpur, Balloke and Bhattian at a cost of Rs 87.07 crore. A decision to this effect was taken at a state-level steering committee meeting chaired by the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here.

Row over fountain demolition
Pathankot, December 5
Demolition of a fountain at the Garhi Ahata chowk here has put sub-divisional magistrate Manasvi Kumar and executive officer Vijay Kumar of the civic body here in a spot. Local resident S.P. Bhasin has sought registration of a case against both officers.


High Court
Ex-Punjab addl AG Sandhu gets bail
Chandigarh, December 5
Punjab’s former additional advocate-general Harpreet Singh Sandhu, booked for his alleged involvement in the Ludhiana City Centre scam, was today granted bail by Justice Surya Kant of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Bank scam accused refused bail
Pathankot, December 5
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has tightened noose around 14 suspects the Hindu Urban Co-operative Bank scam here following the rejection of their anticipatory bail application by the additional district and sessions judge, Gurdaspur.


Grant for govt-aided schools
Chandigarh, December 5
Decks have been cleared to release grant-in-aid to the tune of Rs 24 crore of the first quarter- April to June- of this year to pay salaries to employees of government-aided schools in Punjab. The DPI(school), Dr Jagtar Singh Khatra, this afternoon signed the file to release the grant.

Sangrur schools get Rs 84 lakh
Sangrur, December 5
Under the Sarv Siksha Abhiyan, Rs 84,27,000 was given for development works to 979 schools of Sangrur district at a function here today. Deputy Commissioner V.K. Ohri handed over the cheques for this amount to the block education officers of 11 blocks.


2 attendance registers at tehsil office
Commissioner suspends 3 clerks
December 5
S.K. Ahluwalia commissioner Patiala division has suspended three clerks, posted at the tehsil office. Ahluwalia said he was going to recommend departmental action in the case against tehsildar Vinay Sharma as the responsibility of maintenance of attendance registers and records lay with her.


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