take audience to spiritual high
The Wadali brothers — Puran Chand and Piyare Lal — weaved
magic here yesterday with their musical presence, with a
performance based on ‘Sufi” and pure Punjabi folk.
Wadali brothers perform at Red Cross Bhavan in Jalandhar on Saturday.
— Photo by S.S. Chopra.
salary for months
Hundreds of employees from the rank of principal to peon, working in
12 district institutes of education and training in the state, have
been waiting for their salaries for three to five months.
Kohli attends mother’s bhog
Maninderpal Singh Kohli, who is accused of raping a British
national, Hannah Foster, today attended the bhog ceremony of his
mother Harvinder Kaur here in handcuffs. Maninder’s family
opposed the use of handcuffs by the Delhi Police which brought
Maninder to Patiala.
Hannah Foster’s rape accused Maninderpal Singh Kohli at his father’s residence in Patiala on Sunday.
— A Tribune photo
contest Ajnala seat
The Rashtriya Raksha Dal and the Defence Services Officers Association
will field its candidate with defence background for the welfare of the
people in the Ajnala byelection to be held on February 23.
amid sewage for 12 years
Doraha, (Ludhiana) January 16
For the past 12 years, nearly
3,000 residents of Araichan and Malhipur villages and some colonies on
the outskirts of Doraha town have been forced to live in the midst of
a lake of sewer water formed by the discharge of the town that has no
proper drainage system.
of doctors cripples Amritsar medical college
Although the state government has shifted back several of the medical
teachers who were transferred to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College,
due to a proposed inspection by the Medical Council Of India,
Government Medical College was still facing shortage of staff.
neglect of baradari
SANGRUR: The local marble baradari, a
protected monument under the Punjab Ancient and Historical Monuments
and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act-1964, has been losing its
glory day after day due to indifferent attitude of the authorities
concerned. It is now gradually collapsing due to its poor maintenance
as several parts of this historical monument have already crumbled
during the past several years.
Dam class IV staff to get salary through bank
Foul play in salary disbursement suspected
The Finance Department has ordered the transfer of salaries of all
class IV employees working at the Ranjit Sagar Dam project through
bank. Up till now, around 4,600 such dam employees had been given
salary by the dam authorities in cash.
likely to visit Kapurthala on Mar 19
Kalan, January 16
President A.P.J. Abdul
Kalam is likely to visit Kapurthala to inaugurate the Pushpa
Gujral Science City here on March 19. A confirmation in this
regard was received at the office of Director General of Science
City R.S. Khandpur in Chandigarh on Friday.
An 18-feet-high model of dinosaur erected in the gardens of Pushpa Gujral Science City, Wadala Kalan, Kapurthala.
— Photo by S.S. Chopra
in his blood
A tiny speck floating with gay abandon. A distant dot merging and
blending to create its own niche in the azure skies. Kite-flying may
have been relegated to a few festivals like Lohri, but still the charm
of letting go a kite-studded string in the rustle of light breeze is
unparalleled, says Bhai Mian Jammaluddin, a Delhi-based kite-flying
expert whose forte is flying a good number of kites on a single
appears before police, released on security bond
The All-India Anti-Corruption Forum Chief, Mr P.S. Passi, appeared
before the police yesterday which released him after getting a
security bond for Rs 25,000, it was learnt today.
send team to Port Blair
The SAD chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, yesterday expressed his concern
over the extensive damage cauased to the Sikh community in Car Nicobar
and Andaman islands during the tsunami tragedy.
against security withdrawal
The Punjab BJP has lodged a strong protest against the withdrawal of
the security guards provided to Mr Satpal Gosain, a former Deputy
Speaker and senior BJP leader, at Ludhiana. The state President of the
BJP, Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, said here on Friday that Mr Gosain had
been raising voice against the wrong policies of the Capt Amarinder
Singh government and because of this reason his security had been
With an aim to elevate the upcoming Punjabi television industry, a
Punjabi Television Academy has been established here.
union to gherao DC office on January 20
The Kirti Kisan Union (KKU) today took out a flag march in over a
dozen villages to sensitise people about “false cases” registered
against farmers. They also plan to gherao the DC office on January 20.
removed in Samana
Acting on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the local
administration yesterday removed nearly 300 encroachments in Samana.
The SDM, Mr G.S. Chahal, said the shopkeepers concerned were given
sufficient time and notice to remove their valuables.
booked for bid to kill manager
A criminal case was registered in the city police station against Mr
Devinder Singh Attri, Station House Officer (SHO), police station,
Rampura Phul, Mr Harbans Singh, ASI, in charge, Vardhman police post,
Mr Nini Bansal and three others for their alleged involvement in an
attempt to kill the manager of local Sepal hotel after they were
denied liquor on the night of January 14.
man’s body found
Amarjit Singh (32) who had been reported missing since November 5 was
allegedly strangled to death by his wife Rani (30) with the help of
her paramour, Jagsir Singh (18), at Saravwala village, official
sources said today.
booked in rape case
A case of abduction and rape of a woman of Pandori Kadh village has
been reported at the Sadar police station Hoshiarpur.
student hurt in attack
In less than a fortnight, another attack on the life of a student of
DAV college was made by around 10 youths as he came out of the campus
after appearing in the mid-term exam for the BCA (final) here last
evening. Rohit has been admitted to the local Civil Hospital.
killed in mishap
Renu, an NRI, was killed on the spot while her husband Harbhaghan
Singh and son Jasprit sustained serious injuries when the car, in
which they were travelling to Phillaur, dashed against a tree near
here last night.
District forest officials today arrested three persons while they were
trying to poach in a forest area near Pukhrali village here.
institute awaits completion
much-publicised Rs 150
crore Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences project in Jalandhar is yet
to be completed, even though the state government had announced the
starting of the first academic session of from April last year.
institute awaits students
Uncertainty looms large over the future of the Punjab’s lone
government nursing training institute here as the Directorate of
Family Welfare has not sent any fresh batch of government nurses for
the advanced in-job General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) course run in
the school so far.
offers land to school
Mr Joginder Nath Dewan, who claims to be the heir to late Raj
Mohini’s property, has offered a truce with the District Red Cross.
hold protest march on Jan 18
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) will organise
‘Nange Peir, Raje De Darbar’ protest march and stage a
demonstration in front of Capt Amarinder Singh’s Patiala residence
on January 18. The aim behind holding the march is to protest against
the alleged indifferent attitude of the Punjab Government towards the
problems being faced by the teachers of private college.
fair attracts students
Jalandhar, January 16
Information about educational
opportunities available abroad was provided to hundreds of students
during the two-day education fair that concluded at local DAV College