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Govt owes PSEB Rs 462. 82 cr 
People want board to recover arrears
Mohali, December 23
The Punjab government is the biggest single defaulter of the Punjab State Electricity Board. The various departments of the government, boards and public sector undertakings and courts owe whopping Rs 462.82 crore to the board.

Assembly Session
Last day likely to be stormy
Chandigarh, December 23
The last day of the winter session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha will witness the passing of five important Bills pertaining to fiscal health of the state, infrastructure development, motor vehicle taxation, education and the Punjab Police on Monday before it is adjourned sine die till the Budget session sometime in March next year.

Amarinder drives in with good friend Aroosa Raza
Patiala, December 23
Putting all speculations to rest, former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh finally drove his Pakistani journalist friend Aroosa Raza to his Moti Bagh palace in his Ford Endeavour at around 8.30 pm. 
The vehicle with the suitcases of Aroosa Raza enters the main gate of the residence of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Patiala on Sunday.The name tag on a suitcase bearing her name.
The vehicle with the suitcases of Aroosa Raza enters the main gate of the residence of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Patiala on Sunday; (right) the name tag on a suitcase bearing her name. — Tribune photos by Rajesh Sachar



Aroosa denies charge on visiting defence installations
Chandigarh, December 23
Aroosa Alam, a senior journalist from Pakistan, who is said to be Defence analyst, here today said all allegations that she visited defence installations in India with some “ other purpose” during the last visit, were baseless and false.


Cases against Badals
Influence used to turn witnesses hostile: Amarinder
Chandigarh, December 23
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has been charge sheeted in Ludhiana City Centre case, today said he had not received a copy of the charge sheet yet. 

State leaders congratulate Modi
Chandigarh, December 23
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today described the results of the Gujarat Assembly elections as a rejection of the Congress brand of politics, which sought to divide people along communal lines.

Workers celebrate BJP victory in Gujarat at the state party office in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Sunday.— A Tribune photograph

Workers celebrate BJP victory in Gujarat at the state party office in Sector 37, Chandigarh, on Sunday.

Fund Distribution
Congress alleges discrimination 
Chandigarh, December 23
The Congress has accused the SAD-BJP alliance of being partisan in the disbursement of development grants in the state by by-passing elected representatives. 


Construction of kiosks on despite MC claims
Amritsar, December 23
The construction of about half a dozen kiosks continued on a war-footing despite the tall claims of Amritsar Municipal Corporation officials that no illegal construction or encroachment would be allowed in the city.

With no checks, it’s cakewalk for travel agents 
Ropar, December 23
Despite cases regarding frauds committed by travel agents being published, unauthorised sub-agents are still trying to lure people looking for greener pastures abroad and making a quick buck at the cost of ignorant unemployed youth.

A mouthpiece for Kaurs
Amritsar, December 23 Concerned with the problems often faced by women around the world, particularly Sikh women, Roma Kaur, has chosen to become their voice through her literary works. 

Jaswinder Singh Advocate Akal Purkh ki Fauj to float ‘SAHEB Security’
Amritsar, December 23
After organising “Mr Singh International Show” and opening of turban clinics in the city, the Akal Purkh ki Fauj (APKF), headed by SGPC member Jaswinder Singh Advocate, is set to float the “SAHEB Security” of unshorn Sikhs to provide security to the business establishments in various parts of the country.
Jaswinder Singh

Firing over kite flying as groups clash
Amritsar, December 23
Two groups clashed over flying of kites.One group allegedly opened fire at other group. However, district police chief, Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh denied firing. One person was allegedly injured in the quarrel.

Bhim Sain Physically challenged college ex-principal’s plea for pension
Chandigarh, December 23
Bhim Sain taught in Nehru Memorial College, Mansa, for 33 years and retired as principal of the college. He is a disappointed man today as the authorities concerned have not granted him pension.

                    Bhim Sain



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