ADGP a VIP in hospital
The Additional Director-General
of Police, Punjab, Mr Daljit Singh Bhullar, who was sentenced to life
imprisonment in a triple murder case, has been enjoying VIP status in
the local Government Rajindra Hospital for more than a month and a
half even though he is being treated only for diabetes.
injured in bus-truck collision
As many as 15 persons were
injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on the
Bathinda-Barnala road near Lehra Bega village, about 18 km from here,
A bus and a truck
that collided on the Bathinda-Barnala road near Lehra Bega village on
— Photo Kulbir Beera
promises Rs 360-cr package for paddy growers
The Punjab Pradesh Congress
Committee has started disclosing its election strategy. Its first aim
is to give a big blow to the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh
Badal’s standing among the farming community, the mainstay of the
Shiromani Akali Dal headed by him.
police conference opens
“The ISI has been planning to
encircle India with its bases in various South Asian countries with
the sale agenda to destabilise the country. It has been successful in
establishing bases in Nepal and in Bangladesh. Besides Sri Lankans
have more amiable connections with Pakistan than with India.
demand Baba Piara Singh’s arrest
Ropar, September 19
Various Akali leaders, including
Punjab Minister for Printing and Stationery, Bibi Satwant Kaur Sandhu,
district president of the SAD, Pritam Singh Selomajra, Mr Jarnail
Singh Aulakh, Mr Jagjit Singh Ratangarh and Sandhu Singh Todar Majra
SGPC members and president of the youth wing of the SHSAD, Karnail
Singh Panjoli, demanded registration of a case of murder against Baba
Pirara Singh for his allegedly instigating to his followers to burn
the holy Guru Granth Sahib declared as jurisdic person by the Supreme
to spend Rs 42.5 cr on Zirakpur-Patiala road
To ease heavy volume of traffic
on the killer Zirakpur-Patiala National Highway 64, the Punjab
Government will spend Rs 42.5 crore on a project for the widening and
construction of small bridges on the road.
workers to get more responsibility: Sukhbir
Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, SAD
General Secretary and MP, today said to strengthen the party for the
coming Assembly elections, the youth workers would be given more
Poll: Mohindra plays Hindu
Patiala, September 19
Dissident Congress leader and former minister Brahm Mohindra has suddenly turned after the rank and file of the party has rooted for Pradesh Congress President Capt Amarinder Singh as the party’s candidate from his local traditional party seat which has returned him thrice. Mr Mohindra has started playing Hindu card and saffronised his politics since the last one month.
The rift between the district
units of the ruling alliance partners — Bharatiya Janata Party and
the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) widened today as the mandal president
of the BJP, Mr Narinder Mittal issued a written statement that all BJP
workers would boycott functions of the local SAD MLA, Mr Chiranji Lal
Garg and the President of the municipal council, Mr Bhupinder Singh
Cong to protest at sangat darshan venue
Ratwara Sahib, September 19
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Prakash Singh Badal, will be holding a sangat darshan programme here tomorrow amidst likely protests from the Congressmen.
hearing on voting rights adjourned
The Punjab and Haryana High Court
today adjourned the hearing of the petition seeking the debarring of
sehajdharis from voting in the SGPC elections to October 3 and issued
notice to the petitioners on the application moved by an organisation
of sehajdharis for becoming a party as respondents in the case.
Sehajdhari Sikhs’ plea to
Chandigarh, September 19
The Sehajdhari Sikh Federation here today urged the SGPC that it should not press the Union Government to debar Sehajdhari Sikhs from becoming voters of the SGPC.
Dr Chohan’s bail plea
Patiala, September 19
Judicial Magistrate First Class Mewa Singh today declined the bail application of Khalistan ideologue Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan in a sedition case filed against him by Pradesh Congress Legal Cell member and local advocate.
never spoke against Baba Nand Singh: Kewal Singh
Giani Kewal Singh, Jathedar,
Takht Damdama Sahib, has denied that he had ever spoken against Baba
Nand Singh, founder of the Nanaksar sect.
for Punjab bandh withdrawn
The All-India Sikh Students
Federation today withdrew its call for a Punjab bandh tomorrow. The
call was given to protest against the burning of birs of Guru Granth
Sahib in Rattangarh village yesterday.
blocked to seek killers’ arrest
Dhuri, September 19
The vehicular traffic on the
Dhuri-Sangrur road was disrupted for about four hours following a
dharna and blockade by more than 200 activists of various local
organisations at Sangrur bypass here today.
Farid’s Agman Purb celebrated
As part of the nine-day Agman
Purb celebrations of Sufi Saint Baba Sheikh Farid, the Department of
Public Relations, Punjab, presented a light-and-sound programme on the
life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh here last evening.
A cloth shop was gutted in the
local Bansawala Bazar in the wee hours today, resulting in the loss of
articles worth lakhs.
doubt smooth procurement of paddy
The Food Corporation of India and
other state procurement agencies will begin procurement of paddy
officially on September 21, but paddy has started reaching the mandis
TACs, say employees
The National Federation of
Telecom Employees (NFTE), considering the Telephone Advisory
Committees (TACs) unnecessary burden on Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL),
today demanded the abolition of all TACs throughout the country. It
also demanded the Union Government to take options from officers of
the JTO and above ranks for providing them a chance to join the BSNL.
singer was killed by wife: cops
It is an ideal story for a
Bollywood movie. A folk singer kills her husband, also a folk singer,
with the help of contract killers, throws his body into a canal and
then inserts advertisements in newspapers in connection with his
disappearance to prevent the detection of the crime.
of aided colleges to intensify stir
Ropar, September 19
As many as 5,000 teachers working
in the 150 aided colleges of the state, have decided to intensify
their agitation to press for their demands. The teachers, who have
been observing a two-hour strike, every day for the past 18 days, have
alleged that the government has turned a deaf ear to their protests.
by non-teaching staff
Non-teaching employees of private
colleges who are agitating to press for the fulfilment of their
demands observed a strike today.