staff oppose privatisation move
On a call given by the Punjab State Electricity Board Employees
Joint Forum, the various unions of PSEB employees — Technical
Services Union, Employees Federation, JEs Council, MSU, AITUC
— accompanied by various other employees’ unions organised a
protest dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner
here today to protest against the state government’s move to
privatise the board.
|Members of the Punjab State Electricity Board Joint Forum stage a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Jalandhar on Tuesday against dismantling of the PSEB.
— Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
employees hold rally
Sahib, November 30
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board Employees Joint Force
today organised a rally in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office
in protest against the alleged move of the government to privatise the
to boycott awards function
The Punjab Languages Department has suffered another setback. Ajeet
Cour, eminent Punjabi writer from Delhi, today announced to boycott
the function to be organised to give Shiromani awards to eminent
writers and others by the Languages Department at the concluding day
of the World Punjabi Conference at Patiala on December 3.
to smack trade to sustain family
A blind father and his inability to feed his seven children pushed,
19-year-old Geeta into smack trade.
1 dead, 2
hurt in Doraha blast
One labourer was killed and two persons were seriously injured in a
blast at Bedi Steels factory near Doraha town late this evening.
Though the owners of Bedi Steels claim that the blast occurred due to
a blockade in the gas pipe, the police suspect that a scrap bomb put
in the furnace had exploded.
|Former Punjab minister
Chandigarh, November 30
Mr Hans Raj Sharma, former Finance Minister of Punjab and former president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, died here tonight. He was
82. His cremation will take place at Sector 25 cremation ground at 4 pm tomorrow.
demands Bibi’s removal
Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), led by district
president of the party Jeet Singh Alloarkh, today blocked the Sangrur-Patran
road for some time at Sulargharat village, about 20 km from here, as
part of their programme to oppose the entry of Bibi Jagir Kaur,
President of the SGPC, into the district as she was expected to attend a
function in a private school at Chhahar village, near Sulargharat,
in trouble as doctor’s employee spills beans
Two human eyes in form alin, post-mortem results of a mentally
challenged person whose eyes were removed after her death, an
employee of a well-known eye hospital who was “caught” with
the eyes and the statements of employees working for the
All-India Pingalwara are slowly tightening the noose around Baba
Balbir Singh, who has seen a phenomenal rise during the past
|An inmate at the All-India Pingla Ashram in Patiala on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph
of freedom fighters, widows revised
The upward revision of pension of freedom fighters and their widows by
Rs 500 to Rs 2500 a month and granting of loans to persons with
disability were among the major decisions taken by the Punjab Council
of Ministers at its meeting held here today. The Chief Minister, Capt
Amarinder Singh, presided.
yet so far for this PSEB ex-employee
Dil Bahadur, an ex-employee of the Punjab State Electricity Board
(PSEB) who became disabled in an accident while on duty and was
awaiting provident fund and other benefits, got the same within a
couple of days after The Tribune carried his story (November 27
resent BSF attitude
Mediapersons faced uncooperative treatment from BSF personnel at the
Wagah joint checkpost today during the arrival of delegates from
Pakistan to participate in the three-day World Punjabi Conference to
be held at Patiala from December 1.
killed friend shifted to Ludhiana
The Patiala Police today shifted all three boys accused of murdering a
five year old boy for Rs 15 in his pocket to the Bal Niketan in
Ludhiana. All three boys charged with murder, will also be presented
before the Juvenile Court in Ludhiana.
advised rest, may not appear in court
Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Media Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder
Singh, has a date with the Punjab and Haryana High Court tomorrow. But
there is very little chance of Mr Chahal keeping the date.
visit jaundice-hit village
Rapid Response Team will rush to jaundice-scared Chananwal village, 10
km from here tomorrow, for a thorough survey. It will take water as
well as blood samples of those suffering from jaundice to determine
whether they were suffering from water- borne disease orchronic following orders from the Civil Surgeon,
Protesting against the proposed increase in foreign direct investment
(FDI) in the insurance sector, a deputation of LIC employees under the
banner of the Northern Zone Insurance Employees Association met Mr
Rana Gurjit Singh, MP, and submitted a memorandum to him.
of kids' killers changed to life term
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today converted the death sentence
awarded to two persons, who had killed two minor children of
Jalandhar, into life imprisonment.
DTO’s record, says tribunal
SSP told to register case
In a significant development, which could expose alleged
malfunctioning of the local District Transport Office, Mr D.S. Malwai,
Additional Sessions Judge-cum-Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal,
today told the district police chief to register a criminal case
against that office and investigate its record.
demand higher prices for land
Farmers of villages falling under Kharar subdivision have demanded
higher land acquisition prices as compared to farmers falling under
Director’s selection hailed
The Punjab Agriculture Service Engineers Welfare Association has
welcomed that for first time a senior technocrat, Mr Balwinder Singh
Sidhu as Director of Agriculture, Punjab.
activists block traffic
Sahib, November 30
Activists of the BKU (Ekta), led by its state president, Mr Pishora
Singh, today blocked traffic at the Gurdwara Jyoti Swarup chowk here
for three hours.
doctor: 4 cops held, 7 undertrials booked
Dr Bhupinder Singh was injured at the Civil Hospital when seven
undertrials who had come for first-aid after an accident, assaulted
him and hit a medicine bottle on his head in the presence of police
men accompanying them in the OPD room today.
with stag horns held at Attari
Jaitoon Begum, a Muzaffarnagar district- based woman, has been
arrested at the Attari Railway station, in connection with the alleged
smuggling of dear antlers to Pakistan. Jaitoon Begum was on her way to
Lahore from Delhi on Samjhauta Express, it is learnt.
officials held for graft
The Patiala Vigilance Bureau today arrested Food Corporation of India Assistant Manager Nirmal Singh and Technical Assistant Shaukat
Ali on charges of accepting a bribe of Rs 57,000 from a mill owner
booked on charges of cheating
A Delhi-based couple has been booked by the police on charges of
cheating, criminal breach of trust, criminal intimidation and
NCC girl cadets on the occasion of NCC Day celebrations at Khalsa College in Patiala
on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar
VC to be by his son’s side during conference
Patiala, November 30
Punjabi University Vice- Chancellor today took two days leave from for December 2 to be by the side of his son who is set to undergo an operation for multiple fractures on December 2.
awards from VC, say Pbi varsity students body
The Punjabi University Students Confederation comprising various
student bodies today urged the Shiromani Awardees not to accept the
honour from the Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University , Mr Swarn Singh
teachers block traffic, hold rally
Members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU)
today blocked traffic for about half an hour on national highway No.
10 to protest against the non-acceptance of their demands by the