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PPCC puts off mass contact programmes
Amarinder to continue with campaign tour
Chandigarh, December 5
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC)
today postponed its mass-contact programme in the
state, claiming that party leaders were needed for
campaigning in Kashmir, but former Chief Minister
and currently party campaign committee chairman
Amarinder Singh said he would continue with
campaign tour starting on December 8.

Stampede Deaths
Army passes the buck to admn
Amritsar, December 5
Passing the buck to the district administration for the
Col Sanjeev Dubeydeath of two youths of the border belt during the recruitment rally on December 1, the Army today claimed that the method of recruitment was adopted only a decade ago and it was not 100 years old, as mentioned in the preliminary inquiry, conducted by the district magistrate.
Col Sanjeev Dubey


Capt faces revolt on his home turf
Patiala, December 5
Former Punjab Chief Minister and chairman of the campaign committee of the PPCC Capt Amarinder Singh virtually faced a revolt from within the party when a number of senior party functionaries, including his former OSD Harchand Singh Barsat, urged the party high command not to give the party ticket to Amarinder or his wife Preneet Kaur for their alleged “anti-worker” attitude.




DGP orders shifting of 840 cops from border
Congress to move court
Gurdaspur, December 5
At the time when all department concerned have been increasing vigil on the international border, apprehending a threat from anti-India elements operating from Pakistan, the director-general of police (DGP), Punjab, has ordered the shifting of about 840 police personnel from four border districts to other districts.

CM pays tribute to Baba Fateh Singh
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal pays homage to Sant Baba Fateh Singh at his native village Badiala in Bathinda on Friday. Badiala (Bathinda), December 5
The state government today observed the 36th death anniversary of Sant Baba Fateh Singh, pioneer of the present Punjab, at a state-level function held at his native village Badiala in Bathinda district.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal pays homage to Sant Baba Fateh Singh at his native village Badiala in Bathinda on Friday. Tribune photo: Kulbir Beera

Board leases out Patiala bus stand for Rs 27 cr
Chandigarh, December 5
The Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) has achieved success in re-negotiating the bid for leasing out the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) bus stand at Patiala and finalised the lease amount at Rs 27 crore.

Patiala jail a death zone?
More inmates die here than in all the state prisons put together
Chandigarh, December 4
It’s the jail of the living dead. The ‘hellish’ conditions at Patiala central jail can be gauged from the fact that the number of prisoners who have died here in last ten years surpasses the total figure of prison deaths in all remaining jails of the state.

Panel to look into villagers’ complaint
Sangrur, December 5
Acting on a complaint made by district president of the BJP and member of the district grievances redressal committee (DGRC) Jatinder Kalra, DGRC chairperson and Punjab education minister Upinderjit Kaur today formed a four-member committee, 

Janmeja Singh Sekhon Rs 118 cr to be spent on Sakki Nullah
Amritsar, December 5
The state government is going to launch an ambitious project of
de-silting and relining of the Sakki Nullah falling in Amritsar and
Gurdaspur districts at a cost of Rs 118 crore under the Centre-
sponsored flood management scheme.
Janmeja Singh Sekhon

Pre-medical entrance test on time: VC
Patiala, December 5
Dr Shivinder Singh Gill, vice-chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, today said the pre-medical entrance test (PMT) for admission to medical colleges in Punjab for the next session would be held on time.

PSEB to promote CFLs in big way
Patiala, December 5
Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) chairman Y.S. Ratra on Wednesday said as per instructions of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the Board had started an ambitious plan to promote CFLs to save substantial power in the coming years.

Lecturer dismissed for ‘plagiarism’
Amritsar, December 5
Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University yesterday dismissed a lecturer of Regional Centre, Jalandhar. The university stopped four increments of a Reader and debarred him from headship for four years.

2 world trade centres for Mohali, Amritsar
Amritsar, December 5 To give boost to trade, the Punjab government will set up two international trade centres at Mohali and Amritsar, which will give a tremendous economic boost to the border state.


Contempt of court
Chandigarh, December 5
The full Bench of Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Surya Kant today reserved verdict on initiating proceedings and framing charge under the Contempt of Court Act against Bharat Inder Singh Chahal.


Fake Passport Scam
Cop held, sent to police remand
Moga, December 5
One more policeman was arrested by the local police in the infamous fake passport scam that came to light here early this year.

SDO held on bribe charge
Chandigarh, December 5
An SDO of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) was arrested by the flying squad of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau today.

Corrupt officers in VB net
Chandigarh, December 5
The Vigilance Bureau has arrested one gazetted officer and seven non-gazetted officers (NGOs) in seven cases last month and was able to secure the conviction of seven officials in five cases.



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