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Relief for Traders
C-form last date extended

Chandigarh, November 19
In a major relief to thousands of traders of the state, the Punjab government has decided to extend the last date for the submission of C-forms up to March 31, 2009.

Civil Aviation Grounded — II
Internal politics made pilots quit
Chandigarh, November 19
If one talks of Punjab Civil Aviation, including training for Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), one has to be in Patiala.

Horticulture Dept under scanner
Chandigarh, November 19
The Punjab Agriculture Department today ordered an inquiry into the working of the Horticulture Department Directorate here after a surprise check yesterday revealed that renovation work had been conducted in the directorate office even before opening of quotations received for the work contract.

Speaker serves notice on Khaira
Chandigarh, November 19
Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon
today served a breach of privilege notice to Congress
legislator Sukhpal Singh Khaira for disclosing the
proceedings of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)
of the Assembly to the media.




Sacked CPM state gen secy cries foul
Chandigarh, November 19
Former Punjab CPM general secretary Balwant Singh, who was recently removed from all party offices following allegations of moral turpitude, yesterday cried foul at not being given a copy of the complaint filed against him while participating in the inquiry held into the case by a two-member party committee.


Capt Kanwaljit Singh, cooperative minister, shares a light moment with members of a coop group society on the occasion of Cooperative Week in Jalandhar on Wednesday.Coop Dept dedicates ’09 to women
Jalandhar, November 19
In an effort to empower women in Punjab, the
state Cooperative Department will celebrate
the coming year as Cooperative Women
Empowerment Year.

Capt Kanwaljit Singh, cooperative minister, shares a
light moment with members of a coop group society
on the occasion of Cooperative Week in Jalandhar on
Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Closure of 21 tanneries ordered
Jalandhar, November 19
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today ordered the closure of 21 tanneries operating from residential areas here.

Tinu made SC finance corpn chief
Pawan TinuJalandhar, November 19
Dalit leader Pawan Tinu, who had been promised the Jalandhar
Lok Sabha seat after the merger of his Bahujan Kranti Party (BKP)
with the SAD in May this year, has been made chairman of the
Punjab Scheduled Castes Financial and Land Development
Corporation, which allows loan to SCs for ventures.

Nine govt colleges to be set up soon: Upinderjit
Patiala, November 19
Punjab Education and Civil Aviation minister Upinderjit Kaur today said the state government had decided to set up nine government colleges in educationally backward districts of the state.

Nursing students hold silent protest march
Patiala, November 19
Around 230 students of the three-year BSc nursing course, being conducted by Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, here today held demonstration in front of the office of the medical superintendent and principal of Government Medical College.

Cong must apologise to Sikhs: Takht
Amritsar, November 19
Jathedar, Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh said sincerity of the statement of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on incidents of 1984 would be judged from the action taken reports of the UPA government if the accused of Delhi-riots geot punished, though after 24 years of the anti-Sikh riots.

Sikhs cannot pardon Cong: Bibi Jagir
Kapurthala, November 19
The Punjabis in general and the Sikhs in particular cannot pardon the Congress for Operation Bluestar and the anti-Sikh riots after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Safai sewaks hold dharna
Sangrur, November 19
Under the banner of Block Safai Mazdoor Union, a number of safai sewaks today staged a dharna and held a rally at the main gate of the office of local Municipal Council (MC) in support of their demands.

6th pay panel to affect state’s financial position
Chandigarh, November 19
In spite of the buoyancy in tax collections, the Punjab government will continue to face a credit squeeze because of the burden arising out of implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.

Slash fuel prices: Badal
Chandigarh, November 19
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Central government to proportionately reduce the prices of petroleum products in line with the reduction in crude oil prices in the world.

DGP plans model police stations
Ludhiana, November 19
Punjab Police chief N.P.S. Aulakh has decided to have one model police station in every police district to make the force sensitive to people.

‘Students can vote in respective areas’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 19 Students staying at hostels or at rented accommodation at the place of their educational institution can vote in the elections of the respective Assembly and parliamentary constituencies.


Passport Scam
Kingpin of the passport scam head constable Jaswinder Pal Singh talks to mediapersons in Moga on Wednesday. Remand of accused extended
Moga, November 19
The police has been looking into the legal possibilities of adding charges under the National Security Act-1980 in the fake passport scam case as the investigating team has got certain clues of a few militants and dreaded criminals having got fake passports from the accused to escape from the country.

Kingpin of the passport scam head constable Jaswinder Pal Singh talks to mediapersons in Moga on Wednesday. Photo by writer

Disease-afflicted cops await sanctioned funds
Chandigarh, November 19
Funds released for the treatment of police personnel suffering from deadly HIV and hepatitis virus have not reached all patients — at least this is the impression a petition filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court gives.

NRI mother gets custody of minor children
Chandigarh, November 19
The high court today restored the custody of two minor children to their NRI mother. The children had been allegedly detained by the paternal grandparents.


Two rescued from kidnappers
Amritsar, November 19
The police today arrested four members of a UP-based gang of kidnappers and four persons from Haryana rescuing two persons.



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