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Hurt by the nonclearance of its delegation to China by the Union Government, the Punjab Government has decided to make another bid to send the delegation to that country.
The official vehicle of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Zira, has reportedly been found carrying a fake registration number. The fact came to light during a surprise checking conducted by the Commissioner, Ferozepore Division, Mr B. Sarkar.
Statement of witness worth only if he is cross-examined
Chandigarh, October 15
The statement of a witness cannot be considered if his examination-in-chief has been recorded but he has not been cross-examined — the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled in a significant judgement.
Elections to the Panchayat of Vir Nagar , village Sarpanch of village Ranipur Rajputan village and some panches of Balolan, Chiheru, Dhaddey, Guru Nanak Nagri, Jagatpur Jattan, Lakhpur, Mauli, Nasirabad, Nawin Abadi Narangshahpur, Nihalgarh, Prempur, Randirgarh, Sapror, Sham, Nagar, Gobindpur, would be held on October 29 election duties were allotted yesterday at a meeting by SDM cum returning officer here Pritam Singh.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) will contest four parliamentary segments viz Sangrur, Bathinda, Ropar and Phillaur in the forthcoming elections of the Lok Sabha. This was disclosed by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of SAD (A), while talking to mediapersons here today.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was strengthening and helping the SAD-BJP combine by following anti-people policies and we would win all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab. This was declared here yesterday by former Punjab Local Bodies Minister and BJP leader Balramji Das Tandon.
Consensus prevails among Sikh intellectuals and leaders to find an amicable solution to the controversy arising out of the convening of the World Sikh Conference on October 26 at Chandigarh on the Kala Afghana issue. A seminar was held at the Chief Khalsa Diwan to deal with the situation arising out of Mr Kala Afghana challenging the edict issued against him.
Cancellation of the auction, for the contract of octroi collection of Municipal Council here has created controversy. Contract was finalised for Rs 8.51 crore and then its cancellation has left people guessing.
Subscribers having telephone connections from the main and new telephone exchange are a harassed lot due to excessive billing for the current month. There are complaints that bills received are four times compared to previous bi-monthly bills.
The The Punjab State Lotteries is modifying its future bumper lottery schemes so as to attract maximum response. This was stated by Mr B.R. Bajaj, Principal Secretary, Finance, Punjab, today while giving away prizes to the winners of Punjab State Rakhi Bumper, 2003. The draft of first prize was received by Mr Jaspal Singh of Phagwara.
The indefinite fast being observed by the Unemployed Linemen Union, Punjab, in support of their long-pending demand of filling thousands of technical posts lying vacant in the Punjab State Electricity Board, Patiala entered its 28th day today.
Preparations for the Heritage Festival at Kapurthala are in full swing. Part of the Punjab Government’s plan to promote heritage and boost tourism, the festival will provide a platform to showcase the heritage of Kapurthala. The heritage building housing the Jagatjit Club has been illuminated. A three-day exhibition is being put up by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Efforts would be made to recapture the magic of melodies of the late music maestro Madan Mohan and other great musicians during the annual Madan Mohan Nite to be organised by the Sangeetkar Madan Mohan Yaadgar Sabha on October 19 at the local Gymkhana Club.
Ambedkar sabhiyacharak mela was held at the local Ambedkar Bhavan today by the Ambedkar Mission Society.
The Medical Laboratory Technicians Association, Punjab had deferred its state-level rally and protest march of October 19 outside the ancestral house of Dr D.P.S. Sandhu, Director, Health Services, Punjab.
Dharna against hike in water tariff
The District Congress Committee today released the much-awaited list of office-bearers. Vaid Hari Krishan, President, DCC, addressing a press conference here today said every one, who had worked for the party had been adjusted and it had been ensured that representatives of MLAs, MPs and other senior leaders were adjusted. He claimed that there was no factionalism in the party. Answering a query about the heavily constituted DCC, he said representation had been given to every section of society.
The police and the municipal corporation (MC) are reportedly at loggerheads over the construction of police posts in the city.
To recover arrears of Rs 16.72 crore owed by the Punjab Police, health and other departments to the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) in the north zone alone, the Board has decided to take up the matter with the Director General of Police and the Punjab Chief Secretary to spend up the payment process.
The district administration will disburse an amount of Rs 1.8 crore soon among 900 homeless scheduled caste persons, living below the poverty line in the district, for the construction of houses.
Dr Lal Singh Momi, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, Faridkot, was today placed under suspension for dereliction of duty.
In a complete reversal of events, a Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) employee accused of accepting Rs 100 for issuing a duplicate copy of a demand notice, was acquitted of the charges framed against him.
The Ferozepore police has booked Mr Harpal Singh Bhullar, president, International Bhai Mardana Yadgari Society, on the charge of getting a passport of a girl prepared on the basis of a fake ration card. The girl, Mandip Kaur, a resident of Nawanshahr, was later married to an NRI, Garry Gill, of the USA.
Mr Gurvail Singh, a clerk in the local municipal corporation, has been suspended while four others have been booked by the police for allegedly trying to hide records and attacking Mr Balwinder Singh, a resident of Sharifpura, on September 30. A case was registered against them under Sections 341, 506 and 323 of the IPC at the Kotwali police station here today.
Five persons are reported to have injured in two different road accidents. According to information, two brothers, Sukhwant Singh (23) and Nanak Singh (21), who were coming on their scooter from Hauz Khas village to Fazilka this morning to attend an Army recruitment rally, collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction and got injured.
The police allegedly seized 60 kg of poppy husk from a head constable of the Punjab police, Darbara Singh, posted at Nabha, from his house at Kherri Gillan village, near Bhawanigarh, on Monday night.
A 16-year-old student of Class IX was allegedly raped by a middle-aged person, Nirmal Singh, alias Nimma, of Kotdatta village under Harike police station. The accused is a family acquaintance of the victim.
Vidya Rani, 80-year-old widow, was allegedly stabbed to death by some unidentified people at her house here yesterday morning.
Observing that media has been making a considerable contribution towards the ever-evolving process of society, Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, yesterday exhorted journalists to serve society with a missionary zeal.
Punjab Technical University (PTU) is planning to set up digital libraries for reducing journals and accelerating research and development programmes. This was stated by Dr S.K. Salwan, an eminent scientist and Senior Adviser to PTU, while delivering a special lecture on ‘New initiatives by PTU in research and development in science and technology at Baba Kumar Ji Engineering College at Gursar Satlani, near here, recently, according to a press note issued by the college here yesterday.
Hearing aids given to 71 students
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