Mr Charanjit Singh Channi, one of the top leaders of the Saini community in Punjab, quit the Congress today and announced his decision to contest the Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat as a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate. Unfortunate, says Cong
Chandigarh, April 6
Mr Parminder Singh, General Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, said today that it was unfortunate that Mr Charanjit Singh Channi, senior Congress leader from the Doaba region, had quit the party.
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The SGPC Secretary, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, today alleged that certain forces having vested interests were trying to create division in the Sikh Panth after the demise of Gurcharn Singh Tohra.
Gurcharan Singh Tohra had not claimed any car/petrol or telephone bills from the SGPC during his present stint as its president from July 27, 2003, till his death as part of austerity measures.
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The District Credit Plan prepared by the lead bank office of State Bank of Patiala with the active participation of all banks, NABARD and government agencies was launched today by Deputy Commissioner Tejveer Singh.
An inmate of the local Central Jail managed to escape from the police custody after appearing in a local court today.
While demonstrating in front of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) complex, the Sikh Nation Organisation today sought the intervention of the United Nations (UN) on the turban issue in France.
Activists of the Sikh Nation Organisation hold a demonstration in front of the SGPC office in Amritsar on Tuesday to seek UN intervention on the turban issue in France. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
The largest Sikh jatha, comprising about 2800 pilgrims today left in two special trains from the international railway station here to Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi.
The entire data regarding the village common lands in the district will be computerised by April 15.
A section of residents of the city have alleged that the state electricity board authorities were not providing adequate facilities for them at the cash counter where the electricity bills were deposited.
Tension prevailed in the Ram Tirath temple area here today after the mysterious death of fish in the holy tank of the ancient temple yesterday. Over 50 per cent of the fish mysteriously died in the holy tank.
The local police today announced a cash award of Rs 50,000 for providing information, leading to the solving of the case of blind murder of two persons, including an employees of the octroi contractor, with sharp-edged weapons at an octroi post on the Tunga-Kularan road, near here, on the night of March 4.
In a surprise check of the government offices, ordered by the Deputy Commissioner, Ropar, Ms Seema Jain, 14 employees of the Horticulture, Dairy Development and Panchayati Raj Departments were found absent from duty.
The Sultanpur Lodhi police has arrested Harvinder Singh of Talwandi Bhai village, Dalbir Singh of the local Ajit Nagar Mohalla and Manjit Singh of Manga Rode village under Sections 376 and 306, IPC, on the charge of gang raping a student of Sarai Jattan village.
The police has arrested Gurmail Singh of Manak village on charges of fraud, forgery and making false documents, according to a press note issued here today by local DSP Jaspal Singh.
Dr Joginder Singh Puar, former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, has laid stress for establishing one schooling system to provide equal educational opportunities, irrespective of caste and creed, to all children in the country.
The District Brick-Kiln Owners Association, at a meeting held here today, decided to go on an indefinite strike from April 30 as per a decision of the Punjab Brick-Kiln Owners Association in protest against policies and indifferent attitude of the government.”