octroi collection may go
CHANDIGARH, Jan 13 —
Politics of votebank may soon force the ruling SAD-BJP alliance in
Punjab to sacrifice the proverbial goose that lays the golden egg which
has brought about a sea change in the financial health of the civic
bodies in the state during the past three years.
Cong divided on WTO
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — The
Pradesh Congress Committee leaders seem to be fighting a war among
themselves on the implementation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
agreement within the party. The two warring factions led by the PCC
president, Capt Amarinder Singh, and another led by MP, Jagmeet Singh
Brar have already gone public making the WTO an issue.
tie-up to last: Kanwaljit
GURDASPUR, Jan 13 —
Captain Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister Punjab talking to newsmen last
evening at Dinanagar said that the SAD-BJP alliance was on the national
level. Bickerings by state leaders are irrelevant. He added that
statements by state leaders which might weaken the alliance must be
avoided. Differences if any should be resolved through dialogue.
govt failed on all fronts: CPI
MUKTSAR, Jan 13 — Punjab
CPI leadership while accusing the BJP-led NDA government at the centre
of surrendering economic independence to the World Bank, the IMF and the
WTO, said that left parties in association would leave no stone unturned
to stop them from doing so.
state unit reconstituted
PHILLAUR, Jan 13 — The
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Punjab unit, was reconstituted with the
intervention of the state BJP President, Prof Brij Lal Rinwa, and some
officials of the RSS yesterday.
in Congress come to fore
MUKTSAR, Jan 13 — The
rift within the main opposition Congress party came to the fore, when
the party’s Lok Sabha member from Faridkot, Mr Jagmeet Brar, and his
supporters boycotted today’s conference held here to mark the Maghi
using police cats to bully people: Tohra
MUKTSAR, Jan 13 — The
Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal president, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra,
accusing Punjab Chief Minister and SAD president, Parkash Singh Badal of
finishing the relevance of Akal Takht and panthic line from the Akali
Dal, gave a call to the people to come on a single platform so that
freedom could be protected from present anti-people, anti-panthic,
anti-farmer and anti-trader rule.
murder: bail denied to SI
CHANDIGARH, Jan 13 — Mr
Justice Amar Dutt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today denied
anticipatory bail to SI Joginder Singh allegedly responsible for the
gruesome murder of Canadian citizen Jaswinder Kaur after she got married
to Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Kaonke Khosa village, in Moga
district of Punjab.
case hearing put off to Feb 19
PATIALA, Jan 13 — A local
court today adjourned hearing into the charge sheet filed by the State
Vigilance Department against former Vice-Chancellor Dr J S Puar and five
others in a case of alleged corruption till February 19.
rites in one’s lifetime
ABOHAR: The last
rites of an 83-year-old man were performed by the family respecting his
last wish. The three-day function concluded earlier in the month at
Kikkarkhera village, 7 km from here.
staff to continue stir
BATHINDA, Jan 13 — The
Punjab State Electricity Board Employees Struggle Committee would
continue its agitation against the policies of the government which, so
far, has not fulfilled the demands of the employees.
has found new horizons, says Panchhi
PHAGWARA, Jan 13 —
Reputed Urdu poet and lyricist of Hindi film songs Sardar Panchhi has
asserted that Punjab is the cradle of Urdu.
Shopkeepers demand fixed transfer fee
PATIALA, Jan 13 — Even as the Patiala Municipal Corporation has initiated the process of selling-off its shops in various bazaars of the city, the shop tenants have questioned the format for disposing of the properties and demanded that a fixed transfer fee be charged in respect of the shops that have been sublet.
200 crore for Punjab pensioners
BATHINDA, Jan 13 — The
Punjab Government has reserved Rs 200 crore for old age pensioners so
that they could get pension every month.
held for robbery, several vehicles seized
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Jan 13 —
The police here claims to have smashed an interstate gang of robbers and
killers and arrested six members of the nine member gang headed by
Gurinder Singh Roda resident of Majri village. Vehicles and ammunition
were recovered from them.
registered under SC order
ABOHAR, Jan 13 — The
Khuiyansarwer Police has registered an FIR against seven members of a
family under directions from the Supreme Court. The FIR No. 17 dated
January 10 was registered on the complaint of a dalit woman who resided
near the police station.
FAZILKA, Jan 13 — Mr
Kewal Krishan, brother of Mr Ramesh Verma, a local BJP leader, was
robbed by car-borne dacoits last night of Rs 32,000 and gold ornaments
worth about Rs 1,15,000.
given expired tablets
MAURMANDI (Bathinda), Jan
13 — A major controversy has arisen in a local school as a section of
students were administered expired medicines at a camp organised by the
health authorities of Talwandi Sabo.