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‘Ludhiana had no action plan to fight dengue’
Chandigarh, November 16
In a severe indictment of district health authorities of Ludhiana, the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) has reported that they tried to fight the outbreak of dengue without any action plan and only responded after the transmission had reached its peak.

Two more die  in Patiala
Patiala, November 16
Dengue claimed two more lives at Rajindra Hospital here last night as fresh cases surfaced across the state.

LS Polls
Amarinder for slow-start strategy for campaigningCapt Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh, November 16
The Punjab Congress will stagger its election campaign under a new strategy set to be implemented by its campaign committee in charge Capt Amarinder Singh, with the aim of reaching a peak at the most appropriate time.

Rana Gurjit confident of taking on Sukhbir, Sidhu
Tarn Taran, November 16
With the Lok Sabha elections not far away, Congress MP from Jalandhar Rana Gurjit Singh has made it clear that he is willing to contest the forthcoming parliamentary elections from the Khadoor Sahib constituency which falls in the district.



‘Globalisation has affected human sustainability’
Patiala, November 16
Rapid process of convergence involving globalisation, privatisation and liberalisation have adversely affected the process of human sustainability in many ways. Such situation calls for the state intervention and strengthening of the related institutional framework.

Two cops, postman held in passport scam
Moga, November 16
The police yesterday arrested head constable Ranjit Singh, constable Jaswinder Pal Singh and postman Om Prakash who were allegedly involved in the infamous passport scam that was unearthed in the passport branch of district here early this year.


Akalis have forgotten panthic agenda: Khaira
Chandigarh, November 16
Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira today claimed that despite receiving the draft of the All- India Gurdwara Act from the Centre in September 1999, the state government had not sent its suggestions on it.

Bahujan Samaj Morcha may tie up with Cong
Sangrur, November 16
President of the Bahujan Samaj Morcha (BSM) Satnam Singh Kainth today gave an indication to form an alliance with the Congress in the ensuing Lok Sabha (LS) elections by saying that the BSM had also extended unconditional support to the national party in the last Assembly elections.

State-level Function at Ludhiana
BJP leaders feel belittled at being denied prominence
Jalandhar, November 16
BJP leader and Punjab Assembly deputy speaker Satpal Gosain is said to be upset on finding his name missing from the invitation to the state-level function to be held to celebrate cooperative week at Ludhiana. Certain other senior BJP leaders are angry at the “belittling prominence” given to their party president Prof Rajinder Bhandari regarding the function at Ludhiana tomorrow to launch air-conditioned (AC) buses.


Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists protest against the Central and Maharashtra governments for ‘implicating’ Hindu seers in terrorist activities, in Amritsar on Sunday.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists protest against the Central and Maharashtra governments for ‘implicating’ Hindu seers in terrorist activities, in Amritsar on Sunday. — PTI

PSEB to replace bulbs with CFLs by January
Patiala, November 16
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), it seems is going on an overdrive to install energy-saving devices, including the replacement of conventional light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

Pay Panel Row
Ex-servicemen seek removal of anomalies
Sangrur, November 16
Members of the ex-servicemen wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today raised their voice against the alleged anomalies in recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission at a meeting held at Dhuri, 14 km from here.

Punjabi Diwas
Upinderjit for using Punjabi in offices
Chandigarh, November 16
Punjab Education and Languages minister Upinderjit Kaur has said the government will take legal as well as departmental action against institutions as well as employees who do not comply with the usage of Punjabi in official functioning.

1,680 TB patients found in Sangrur dist
Cured patients to generate awareness among masses
Sangrur, November 16
Against a target of detecting 3,984 tuberculosis (TB) patients in the current year, given to Sangrur district in the light of annual risk of TB infection (ARTI) survey (257 patients per lakh per year), as many as 1,680 TB patients, including 591 highly infectious, have been detected.

Commuters stranded for over 2 hours
Jalandhar, November 16
Commuters were stranded on the Ropar-Chandigarh highway for more than two hours today.



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