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No memorial to victims: SGPC
Amritsar, November 22
The SGPC seems to have dropped raising a memorial to those killed in Army operation of June 1984 in the SGPC complex. After his re-election as SGPC chief for the fourth time, Jathedar Avtar Singh announced that there was no plan to build such a memorial.

A golden palanquin carries Guru Granth Sahib in the parikarma of the Golden Temple complex during a nagar kirtan organised on the eve of the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur in Amritsar on Saturday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Accused of murder, cops get promoted
Chandigarh, November 22
Though these cops of the Punjab police have been booked on charges of killing fellow cops, yet some of these men in khaki are being promoted.



CM inaugurates state’s first Fard Centre
Bathinda, November 22
Farmers and other people will soon be able to get computerised copies of land records with the implementation of the ambitious Fard Centre at Nathana here today. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating a first-of-its-kind fully computerised Fard Centre of the state here, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the land record problems of farmers, landowners and others would come to an end soon with the computerisation of land records in the state.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurates computerised Fard Centre at Nathana in Bathinda on Saturday. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

If given regular power, farmers ready to pay bills
Jalandhar, November 22
Farmers who grow potato in the Doaba area are ready to pay electricity bills for operating their tube wells, provided they are assured power supply for eight hours daily during daytime.

Boy’s death in jail: It is either murder or suicide, says post-mortem report
Jalandhar, November 22
The Central Jail here has been in a controversy following the postmortem examination report of Karan Singh who died in jail on August 21.

33 pc posts of doctor lying vacant in Sangrur dist
Sangrur, November 22
Despite the state government’s claims regarding better healthcare services to people, healthcare services in Sangrur district in the light of vacant posts seem to be in a bad shape.


Principal’s Transfer Row
Students storm MC chief’s house
Fathegarh Churian (Gurdaspur), November 22
Students of the Government Senior Secondary School for Girls here today barged into the house of Ashok Kumar Pandhi, president, Municipal Council, and sat in dharna to protest against false allegations by him and other municipal councillors against transferred Principal Sukhdev Singh Kahlon.

PSEB goes into overdrive for CFL use
Patiala, November 22
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) seems to be into an overdrive to make Punjab a cent per cent CFL-equipped state. It plans to save substantial quantum of power by persuading consumers, particularly in rural areas, to replace their ordinary bulbs with CFLs through a high-voltage “save energy” campaign.

FCI faces shortage of space to store foodgrains
Chandigarh , November 22
The Food Corporation of India (FCI) is faced with the problem of plenty in Punjab. With the corporation’s warehouses and covered plinth (CAP) capacity being full with wheat stock of past two years, it has no space to store paddy being procured by it.

Govt pharmacists a ‘harassed lot’
Sangrur, November 22
Resentment prevails among the Punjab State Pharmacists Association against the state government’s attitude towards pharmacists, due to which they have been considering themselves as a “harassed lot”.

Patiala to get 5.5 lakh saplings
Patiala, November 22
Patiala — the erstwhile city of gardens — is all set to acquire a thick green cover amidst depletion of greenery as it is slated to get 5.5 lakh saplings of different tree species within a period of two years.

Religious tolerance a misnomer: VC
Patiala, November 22
“Religious tolerance is a misnomer and a wrong concept, containing many dubious connotations. Religion, in its real sense, does not mean only accepting and respecting others’ religions but, also defending them at any cost. The real examples in this respect are sacrifices made by Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh, the ninth and tenth Sikh gurus, respectively.”

Badal for Rs 1,500 wheat MSP
Chandigarh, November 22
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to announce Rs 1,500 as MSP for wheat for 2008-09 and additional bonus of Rs 250 above the MSP for paddy for the current season.

Reserve 80 pc jobs for Punjabis: Dal Khalsa
Amritsar, November 22
Dal Khalsa, a radical Sikh organisation, has urged the Punjab government for formulating a law to reserve at least 80 per cent jobs for Punjabis in public and private sectors in the state.


‘Check corruption among advocates’
Chandigarh, November 22
Exposed to blanket criticism, the judiciary today had a thing or two to say to the Bar.

Prolonged trial cannot be permitted: HC
Chandigarh, November 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it clear that prolonged and protracted trial due to lethargy on part of the prosecution and the state machinery could not be permitted.



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