to enhance advt support to vernacular media
(Jalandhar), February 26
The Punjab Government is
planning to enhance advertisement support to vernacular media of
Punjab. Announcing this at a function organised by the Guru
Nanak Dev University’s regional centre here today, Mr B.I.S.
Chahal, Media Adviser to the Punjab Chief Minister, said with a
view to strengthening vernacular, small and medium newspapers of
Punjab, the state government was planning to extend more
advertisement support to them.
|Mr B.I.S. Chahal, Media Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister, reads his speech on the regional campus of the GND University at Ladhewali village in Jalandhar on Saturday.
— Photo by S.S. Chopra
against CBI witness in Khalra case
A local court today issued non-bailable warrants against Kuldeep
Singh, who is the prime witness of the CBI in the ongoing case in
which seven police personnel stand accused of murdering human right
activist Paramjit Singh Khalra and disposing off the body by throwing
it into a canal.
throng to see Aamir play Bhagat Singh
Crowds swelled near the golden temple to see Aamir Khan enact
the role of Bhagat Singh for the film “Rang de Basanti” shot
for the second day here today.
Aamir Khan enacts the role
of Bhagat Singh for the film ‘Rang de Basanti’ in Amritsar
on Saturday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
sought for panel on Netaji
Declaring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose a victim of an international
conspiracy, the All-India Forward Bloc and the Netaji Probe and
Research Foundation, New Delhi, today asked the Government of India to
extend the term of Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry probing
into the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for
another six months.
couple: groom had ‘soured’ relations with family
Sahib, February 26
Ranjeet Kaur was quite happy with her marriage and had no problem with
her husband, Kuldeep Singh. But the quarrel between Kuldeep and his
family members forced him to commit suicide.
review Shahpur Kandi designs
Kandi (Gurdaspur) February 26
A team of three Chief Engineers and a project manager of the National
Hydro Power Corporation on Thursday visited and supervised the site of
the Shahpur Kandi project. The team comprised the Chief Engineers Mr
SK Dubey, Mr Manoj Basu and Mr Rajiv Batwaria.
visits Khadoor Sahib gurdwara
Taran, February 26
Lt-Gen S. Pattabhiraman, GOC- in-C, Western Command, a long with his
wife Laxmi Raman, today paid obeisance at the historic gurdwara at
Khadoor Sahib, 22 km from here. He was presented with a siropa and
literature related to second Sikh Guru Angad Dev by Baba Sewa Singh,
head of the kar seva, Khadoor Sahib.
2 hurt in roof collapse
A person was killed while two others were injured when the roof of a
room in a dairy farm collapsed in the Gulmarg colony area here today.
policy for disabled demanded
Sahib, February 26
On the second day of the sixth All-India Disabled Conference being
held at Bachat Bhavan, Mr Didar Singh Bhatti, member, SGPC, was the
Cautioning Indian visa seekers against consultancy services provided
by a large number of self-styled immigration and visa consultants and
agents, the authorities Canadian High Commission have clarified that
it or the Canadian Immigration authorities only deal with those
registered with the Association of Consultants of Canada.
exercise to check police alertness
A red-alert was sounded in the district and the police set up nakas at
several places today after a rumour spread that one person was shot
dead by two identified persons near Bindrakhiya village in the
remand extended till Feb 28
A local court yesterday extended the police remand of Abhi’s alleged
kidnappers and murderers till February 28.
granted bail in rape case
Mr Justice Baldev Singh of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has
granted bail to Mrs Sheela Devi and her daughter Meera Rani in Sheela
Devi versus State of Punjab case. According to information, the orders
were passed after Sheela Devi and Meera Rani had moved an application
for the grant of bail.
in kidnapping case
A team of the CIA staff, led by Mr Devinder Singh Malhi of Bahadur
Singh Wala, arrested two kidnappers namely Sohan Sikandar of Sahnewal
village and Pritpal Singh of Alamgir village from Dhuri area on
trade racket busted, 5 held
The police has claimed to have unearthed a racket of flesh trade in a
residential area here and arrested five persons, including two girls,
in this regard.
for supplying drugs in jail
Harjit Singh, a resident of Patti, was arrested by the jail
authorities allegedly for possessing intoxicants which were meant to
be delivered to a prisoner. He was nabbed with the contraband which he
had concealed in a ghee container. He has been handed over to the
Gumtala police and a case has been registered.
Fifteen boxes of liquor were seized by the police at a naka at Landarn
chowk last night.
University to transmit lectures
In an effort to reach students in rural and remote areas, Guru Nanak
Dev University has decided to transmit special lectures via “Edusat
project” run by the Government of India.
House win Champion House Cup
For writer Ramachandra Guha his visit to Yadavindra Public School here
was special in more ways than one. He was coming to an institution
which is now headed by his old Doon School teacher and also one where
he scored the most swashbuckling innings in Cricket.
is Honorary Colonel
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr K S
Aulakh, was today conferred the rank of Honorary Colonel in the
National Cadet Corps (NCC) at a ceremony organised at the Punjab Raj
Bhawan here today.
on media ethics held
A workshop on media ethics was organised at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Regional Campus of Guru Nanak Dev University here on Friday.
XII examinations from March 2
Mr D.K. Tiwari, District Magistrate, Hoshiarpur, in a press note here
today said the Punjab School Education Board examinations of Classes X
and XII would be held from March 2 to 16 and March 2 to April 4,