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Now, get 50 pc rebate on medicines
Jalandhar, November 23
Country’s first fair price shop of medicines will be opened at the Amritsar Civil Hospital on November 25. All medicines manufactured by five public sector companies in India will be available from 40 to 50 per cent rebate.

Coop sugarmills owe Rs 37 cr to farmers
BKU dharna from tomorrow
Jalandhar, November 23
To protest against the failure of the Punjab government to clear Rs 37 crore dues of farmers, who had supplied sugarcane to state’s cooperative sugarmills, the Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal) will hold dharna against the Badal government at Chandigarh from November 25.

CPI to protest job cuts
Amritsar, November 23
The CPI will launch a struggle to save the jobs of thousands of youth in view of the financial crisis, which has not only hit hard not only financial institutions, but also industries, trade and agriculture.

Dal Khalsa takes on BJP on ‘terrorism’
Hoshiarpur, November 23
Taking a dig at the BJP for adopting double standards on the issue of “terrorism”, the Dal Khalsa has said the arrest of certain terrorists, who allegedly believe in the Hindutva ideology and are suspected to be involved in the Malegaon blasts, has opened the Pandora’s box.

BKU to protest Canada’s questionnaire
Chandigarh, November 23
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) will hold a week-long dharna here from November 25 to protest against the “discrimination” being meted out to Punjabis by the Canadian government, which has issued a questionnaire for all visa seekers.



Despite ban, mangoor fish sold in market
Jalandhar, November 23
The seizure of over seven quintals of mangoor fish has once again focused on the lax enforcement of the ban of the non-indigenous fish that is a danger to the aquatic life in India.


SAD goes back to panthic agenda
Chandigarh, November 23
The SAD is going back to the panthic agenda in Punjab after preaching moderation for years.

LS Polls
SAD (A) to name candidates for 10 seats soon
Sangrur, November 23
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) will announce its candidates for 10 Lok Sabha (LS) seats, Sangrur, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib, Khadoor Sahib, Ludhiana and Amritsar, in the first week of December to launch its election campaign in a big way for the ensuing LS elections.

No alliance with Lok Bhalai Party, says Bhattal
Sangrur, November 23
The Congress party has not made any agreement regarding seat adjustments in the forthcoming Lok Sabha (LS) elections in Punjab, neither with the Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) of Balwant Singh Ramoowalia nor with any other political party so far.

Rift in Congress over candidates
Amritsar, November 23
It’s Amarinder Singh versus Mohinder Singh Kaypee. Groupism in the Congress came to the fore here yesterday over fielding of a candidate in the Lok Sabha elections.


Girls spin a charkha (wheel) at the fifth heritage fair being organised at Jaipalgarh village in Bathinda
Girls spin a charkha (wheel) at the fifth heritage fair being organised at Jaipalgarh village in Bathinda on Sunday. Tribune photo: Kulbir Beera

Cancer spreads tentacles in Malwa
Patiala, November 23
Cancer is spreading its tentacles in Malwa, according to the statistics given by the local Government Rajindra Hospital.

Conserving Power
Each subdivision to have all-CFL village
Ludhiana, November 23
For the purpose of saving energy, Punjab has identified one village in every subdivision for all chloro fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in place of ordinary bulbs and the process has begun. Five CFLs consume power equal to one 100-watt bulb.

Jandiala Guru MC Chief’s Poll
Councillors accuse SAD MLA of interference
Chandigarh, November 23
Eight councillors of the Jandiala Guru Municipal Council on Tuesday claimed that the SAD-BJP combine was not allowing elections to be held for the post of president of the council.

Pak jurist who transliterated ‘Sukhmani Sahib’ in Amritsar 
Amritsar, November 23The title page of the book, “Sukhmani Sahib”, written by Justice Syed Afzal Haider, former law minister of Pakistan.
Justice Syed Afzal Haider, former minister of law, Pakistan, and judge in the Federal Shariat Court, who has done the transliteration of “Sukhmani Sahib” and other Sikh scriptures, and his wife, Begum Silvi Khurshid Faridi, direct descendant of Baba Farid, first Punjabi poet, whose hymns are enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib, will be present at the foundation day function of Guru Nanak Dev University here tomorrow.
The title page of the book, “Sukhmani Sahib”, written by Justice Syed Afzal Haider, former law minister of Pakistan. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Mehar Ali Pakistani singer denied visit to native town
Bathinda, November 23
Mehar Ali, a renowned Pakistani qawwal, was upset as he was not allowed by the authorities to visit his native town of Bhadaur in the Barnala district near here to offer prayers on the grave of his grandfather.
Mehar Ali

Bhakra Canal Mishap
Victim identified, suicide suspected
Pasiana (Patiala), November 23
The person who had drowned in the Bhakra Main Line (BML) near here on Saturday afternoon, alongwith his car, has been identified as Naresh Kumar, a contractor hailing from Rampura Phul in Bathinda district.

‘30 pc Central aid meagre’
Gidderbaha (Muktsar), November 23
The Punjab government has released the first installment of Rs 2.64 crore for the cleanliness of ponds in villages falling under Gidderbaha constituency. Manpreet Singh Badal, Punjab finance minister, while speaking at three different functions at Daula, Peori and Bharu villages, stated this.

Land grab by minister alleged
Gurdaspur, November 23
Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, deputy commissioner (DC), has ordered a probe into the allegations levelled by four brothers of this district against Punjab agriculture minister Sucha Singh Langah for grabbing their piece of land situated at Jainpur Kukkar village.

Cops fight drugs with theatre
Morinda, November 23
Cops have now turned to the medium of theatre in their battle against drugs.

Pak national’s body awaits burial
Amritsar, November 23
The body of Pakistan national Asif (33), who died at the local government hospital on October 11 after he complained of chest pain, has not yet been buried as no Pakistan official has come here to identify the body. It has been kept at the Government Medical College.


Woman raped by husband, kin
Amritsar, November 23
A mother of eight children was allegedly raped by her husband and brothers-in-law in front of her daughter at border village of Chak Dogra in Amritsar district here late on Friday evening.

Policeman arrested in fake-currency case
Moga, November 23 The local police has arrested a head constable of the Punjab police posted in the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) at Ludhiana in a case of fake currency that was registered on November 1 in the police station (south), here.



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