Fresh warrants against Daler Mehndi
area high on AIDS hit list
|Bobby Jindal down but not out, say kin
Ludhiana, November 17
“Bobby Jindal may be down, but he is certainly not out. Barely 32, he is a man to watch in the US politics who will be going places. Soon you will see him playing an important role as a Republican leader”.
Punjabi varsity fail to keep word on
fee hike, say students
The state BJP said today that with the revocation of the suspension orders of Mr Karnesh Sharma, a Deputy Director in the Food and Supplies Department, the entire campaign of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh against corruption stood exposed.
At a meeting of the youth Akali Dal held here today, Mr Rajan Garg, all-India general secretary, said they would launch a chakka jam agitation in case former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was arrested under a false corruption case.
Bibi Vajinder Kaur Verka, general secretary of the SAD (women wing), threatened to resort to large-scale protest if the Congress government arrested Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president, SAD.
To expand the scope of research on the eventful era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Delhi-based Maharaja Ranjit Singh Trust is in the process of setting up the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Heritage International Centre at its newly acquired piece of land on New Delhi’s posh Deen Dyal Upadhya Marg.
Jeet Ram, an old farmer is helpless and tired. His son Surajbhan could be enduring the extreme cold weather in a Baluchistan jail in Pakistan. He had sent his son to make a fortune in foreign lands and recently came to know that prisoners lodged in this jail “fight like dogs” to keep themselves warm.
In an attempt to provide better health facilities to the people of the state, the Punjab Health Corporation today launched mini mobile hospitals which will operate in the rural areas adjoining six cities of the state. Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, inaugurated the mobile health service at a function held at Shatrana here today.
To increase efficiency of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) to ensure quality medical care to the people the Punjab Medical Registration Act 1916 would be amended soon. This was disclosed by Dr Manmohan Singh, President, PMC, at a function organised by the Indian Medical Association Punjab (IMA), to honour all newly elected members and president of the council here yesterday.
Members of the All India Youth Federation (AIYF), Punjab unit, and senior activists of the CPI, today demanded that the state and the Central government, should make laws to ensure employment to those youths who have attained the age of 18 and have got the right to vote.
The seventyfifth martyrdom day of Punjab Kesari Lala Rajpat Rai was observed at his native village, Dhudike, near here, today. People from Dhudike and neighbouring villages turned in good numbers to pay homage to the martyr.
More than 700 delegates attended the state-level sammelan of the Punjab Aggarwal Sabha, which was held at Mandi Goniana, here yesterday.
Young couples were educated about family planning at a family planning camp organised by the National Integrated Medical Association in a Basti Bawa Khel hospital yesterday.
The 13th free eye check-up-cum-operation camp, organised by the Goodwill Society, concluded here on Saturday. It was organised with the help of CMC eye mobile team.
Glowing tributes were paid to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha on his martyrdom day at Sanghera village by members of the Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Sports Club.
Mandi board to set up new cotton markets
A high-powered team of FCI officials, led by Mr Gurmail Singh, DM(QC), and Mr Gurbachan Dass, DM(D), inspected the rice stored at FCI and Warehousing Corporation godowns at Bassi Pathana delivered by rice millers to the FCI. The FCI team took the samples of the rice from all stags and did their analysis to check the quality.
Six persons, including three of a Ludhiana-based family, died and two others were seriously injured in a collision between car and a tractor-trailer at a crossing near Kauri village, Khanna, today. The dead included two children.
The police here arrested Gurdev Singh Randhawa, a resident of Green Avenue here yesterday allegedly for poisoning her wife Hargurjinder Pal Kaur to death.
Four youths of Amritsar died and other four were injured seriously in a road accident near Sohal village on the Gurdaspur-Dhariwal road around midnight last night, the police said. The mishap took place when the Maruti van in which they were returning from Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu rammed into a truck parked on the roadside, the police added.
Activists of the Punjab Radical Students Union (PRSU) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today held parallel rallies in front of Government Shaheed Udham Singh College at Sunam demanding action against each other in connection with a recent incident in which some students were injured.
The APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, bagged the overall trophy of the Guru Nanak Dev University youth festival, concluded on the varsity campus here today.