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Procurement over, farmers yet to get paddy bonus
Jalandhar, November 29
While farmers have urged the Punjab government to clear payments of paddy bonus recently announced by the Centre, commission agents of Khanna have urged cooperation minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh to order an inquiry into the delay in releasing payments to farmers whose paddy was procured by Markfed, a cooperative organisation.

Karimpuri blames NDA, UPA for growing terror
Avtar Singh Karimpuri Chandigarh, November 29
The policies and programmes of both the NDA and UPA have pushed the country on the threshold of a deep crisis by widening the gap between the rich and the poor besides dividing people along the language, religion, region and caste lines.

Capt Amarinder to meet victims of torture
Gurdaspur, November 29
Capt Amarinder Singh Making a significant departure from his “style”, former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will meet those Congress workers of this district who have faced torture allegedly at the hands of members of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance ever since it came to power in Punjab.



Harsimrat Kaur Badal Harsimrat urges corporates to take up girl child’s cause
Chandigarh, November 29
The debutante in Harsimrat Kaur Badal managed to charm all big daddies of the corporate world. Her simple suggestion about all corporates taking up the cause of the girl child and women employees as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) had the gathering with industry doyens like K.V. Kamath, Adi Godrej, S.P. Oswal and Gautam Thapar floored.


Mumbai Terror Strikes
BJP politicising issue, says Cong
Jalandhar, November 29
Saluting the police officers who have laid down their lives while fighting terrorists in Mumbai, several senior Congress leaders have taken on the BJP for allegedly politicising the issue.

Decision on candidates soon: Dhindsa
Patiala, November 29
Secretary-general of the SAD and MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa today affirmed that the SAD-BJP combine will finalise candidates for the coming Lok Sabha elections within 10 days.


Presence of stem cells in brain not certain: Symposium
Amritsar, November 29
Identification of stem cells in the nervous system can lead to the cure of various brain diseases. Prof Sahil K. Sharma, former professor and head, Department of Biochemistry, AIIMS, New Delhi, stated this after inaugurating a two-day symposium on "Molecular Aspects of Brain Ageing and Neurological Disorders" and annual meeting of the Society for Neurochemistry (India) here yesterday.

Need for more proactive steps: Punj
Amritsar, November 29
The Congress-led UPA government should have taken proactive steps to deal with the economic crisis in the country instead of following the US economic structure. This was stated by Balbir Punj, BJP’s in charge of Punjab affairs, while speaking at a state-level seminar on “Role of Chartered Accountants (CA) in Economic Development and Current Economic Crisis” organised by the CA wing of the BJP here today.

Students of Jagat Jyoti School pay tributes to those persons who were killed in Mumbai terror strikes, in Amritsar on Saturday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Freedom fighter dies at 94
No civil official attends cremation
Gurdaspur, November 29
The already depleting galaxy of freedom fighters lost yet another star when Capt Umrao Singh of the Indian National Army (INA) died at his village Mannan, 43 km from here, late last night. He was 94 and is survived by three sons and two daughters.

Xen’s account attached for non-compliance of court order
Chandigarh, November 29
The Haryana State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held an executive engineer (Xen) accountable for non-compliance of an order. The case pertains to the release of tube well connections for domestic and agricultural purposes.

World AIDS Day
Jalandhar has big plans
Jalandhar, November 29
There are over 18,556 HIV + patients in the state. The actual figure might be much more, for this number corresponds only with the test reports that have been confirmed in the 56 integrated counselling and testing centres across Punjab.

Fazilka to have car-free zone
Fazilka, November 29
Situated on the Indo-Pak border, Fazilka has become the first in the region for implementing another unique concept of car-free zone today.


Daylight robbery in Malerkotla
Malerkotla, November 29
Two robbers today entered a house situated at Krishna Colony on the College Road here and robbed two women in their houses.

10 held for smoking at public places
Sangrur, November 29
During a special campaign, the local police today arrested 10 persons smoking at different public places, including the bus stand and the main bazar, in the town.



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