Fernandes, Shahnawaz to attend SAD rally Refund on basis of fake High Court order
Refund on basis of fake High Court order
ridicules INLD’s claim
Mann releases poll manifesto
The Punjab Government will approach the Union Ministry of Science and Technology for the release of Bt cotton varieties which have been tested in Punjab and found fit for cultivation to avoid fleecing of the farmers of the north zone by the unscrupulous traders who are allegedly selling the seeds of such varieties which have not been recommended for the north zone comprising Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, secretary-general of the Shriomani Akali Dal and Union Minister for Fertilisers and Chemicals, yesterday declared that the SAD would not appoint a “morcha dictator” to run the “anti-repression” morcha against the Amarinder Singh government, scheduled to begin on December 9.
Mr Ravi Inder Singh, president, Shiromani Akali Dal (I) flagged off the first political rally of his party here today in a show of strength. Earlier addressing a press conference, the SAD(I) president, while lauding the grit of the Congress in reining the corrupt, said the Akalis had no issues for morchas being announced by them. “Is it a morcha against or for corruption”.
Family members of six martyrs and two ex-servicemen were honoured during a function to mark Armed Forces Flag day at Punjab state war memorial here today. Earlier, the chief of the Western Command, Leiut-Gen S.S. Mehta, and the chief of 11 Corps, Leiut-Gen S. Pattabhiraman, laid wreaths at the war memorial.
While expressing satisfaction over ongoing peace initiatives taken by Indian and Pakistan to normalise the relations, a former Prime Minister, Mr Inder Kumar Gujral, yesterday said that no dramatic results should be expected out of the current initiatives.
The first meeting of the Kapurthala Development Board was held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of MLA Rana Gurjit Singh to review various projects. The board reviewed the progress of projects such as Science City, the Institute of Renewable Energy and Punjab Technical University and discussed the draft plan for integrated development of villages surrounding these institutions.
Guru Nanak Nagar Theigh Kanjla vocational centre set up on the Kapurthala-subhanpur road, 6 km from here for giving vocational training to unemployed youths in 1990 faces financial crisis these days.
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission, while issuing notice to the state government on alleged consumption of liquor by underage persons, has sought a detailed report from the Excise and Taxation Department on the enforcement of legal provisions that prohibit the sale of liquor to such persons.
Activists of the All-India Confederation of SC, BC, ST Organisations, Punjab, today held a state-level rally outside the local Town Hall and held a protest march up to the house of Punjab Social Welfare Minister Joginder Singh Mann in New Model Town here.
Ex-servicemen will be given representation in all district-level committees to be formed by the district administration and their problems, if any, will be sorted out on a priority basis.
A number of jaundice cases are being reported from the Verka township near Amritsar. Many persons have been taken ill during the past one month. Rajrani (55), a resident of Patti Bhara, who was suffering from acute jaundice, has been taken to Mumbai for treatment, said her daughter-in-law.
Tobacco, alcohol, failure to get preventative health services, changing life style, lack of physical exercise and environmental pollution and mental stress are the six major risk factors responsible for a large number of chronic ailments.
Licences of 6 brick-kilns suspended
As many as seven miscreants attacked eminent novelist and short story writer Talwinder Singh last night when he was returning on a scooter alone after watching the heritage festival.
The Kotwali Police today arrested a Denmark citizen on charges of forging seals of various local police stations in order to claim insurance worth several lakhs in Denmark.
The district police claims to have busted two gangs of thieves with the arrest of its five members and recovered stolen vehicles and gold ornaments from their possession.
The Vigilance staff yesterday arrested police constable Balwinder Singh posted at Talwandi Chaudhrian police station on the charge of accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from the complainant, Sher Singh of Toti village, last evening.
The local police is yet to find any clue about last evening’s Rs 3 lakh robbery, which took place in the high-security Police Lines area within hours of police claims about solving a case of robbery of Rs 1.22 crore.
The four-day state-level science exhibition being organised by State Institute of Science and Technology at local BZFS Senior Secondary School concluded here today.
Cultural bonanza with the theme of unity in diversity marked the annual function of Divine Light International School, Sirhind, one of the premier schools of the district. The annual function was conducted in two sessions one for the tinny tots and the second session for the senior classes.
Traders’ terms for support to Cong