welcome to Pak Bar Council delegates
A six-member delegation of the Bar Council of Pakistan arrived in
India from the Wagah joint check post here today to interact with
judges and advocates of the Supreme Court of India and various high
of PCS (Judicial) officer to be created
For reducing the number of cases pending before courts all over the
state, the Punjab Government has decided to create 26 additional posts
of PCS (Judicial) officer. Besides, the government has decided to fill
holds meeting on delimitation of constituencies
While the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee today started gearing up
its organisational elections, its President Mr H.S. Hanspal had
started consulting the party MLAs to prepare for the Delimitation
Commission meeting scheduled to be held on May 9.
labourers protest against denial of minimum wages
Brick-kiln labourers today held a march through the town leveling
serious charges against the local labour inspector. The labourers
alleged that the labour inspector was in connivance with the owners of
in excise duty leads to shifting of drug units
Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, today cautioned the Union Finance Minister that
disparity in levying of excise duty on drug units situated in
different states could create a political controversy as the same had
been forcing drugs units located in Punjab to shift to other states.
Sikh scholar Raghbir Singh Bains, who has been selected by the British
Columbia Government for the “Order of British Columbia-2005”
award, was honoured by Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ashok Gupta and
representatives of a number of social and literary organisations at a
function here today.
water being supplied to villagers
The rural areas of the district continue to be neglected. Thousands of
villagers of the four major subdivisions of the district are not
getting clean drinking water.
workers stage protest
Hundreds of anganwadi workers under the banner of the Anganwadi
Employees Union today staged a protest outside the mini-secretariat
against a false case registered against their Bathinda block chief
CDPOs face new charges
Sahib, May 5
A controversy over the recruitment of Anganwari workers has come to
the surface. The Additional Deputy Commissioner (D), who is in charge
of the inquiry of the fungus infested food supply to Anganwari
children, which led to the suspension of the Child Development and
Project officers of Sirhind and Bassi Pathana, in his report
has alleged that recruitment made by the two is illegal and not as per
samples from 5 schools fail test
Students of various government schools are consuming contaminated
drinking water in Hoshiarpur district. The District Health Department
had taken water samples from eight schools and sent these for testing
to the State Public Health Laboratory, Chandigarh. Of these samples, 5
were declared unfit for human consumption.
Move to privatise
coop sugar mills opposed
Members of the Joint Action Committee of Cooperative Sugar Mill
Workers Unions of Punjab yesterday held a rally here against the
government’s move to privatise cooperative sugar mills. Kisan
unions, share holders of cooperative sugar mills, electricity board
employees supported the agitation.
report of police probe submitted
The Punjab Government today submitted in Punjab and Haryana High Court
the status report in the police investigation into the alleged
vandalisation of the grave of Father Mark Barnes, a Jalandhar-based
Christian priest, who died recently.
DSP to take action against cop
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the DSP, Civil Lines,
here to take action against Inspector and Jarnail Singh, in charge of
the Vijay Nagar police station, for allegedly beating up and keeping a
BJP leader in illegal custody.
told to clear farmers’ arrears
The Punjab Government has directed Sugarfed to clear sugarcane arrears
due towards the cooperative sugar mills up to September 30, or even
on organic manure
The Global College of Pharmacy in Nurpur Bedi town here is organising
a one-day seminar tomorrow to encourage the farmers and local people
to adopt vermin composting for converting solid waste into organic
fertiliser, organic farming of medicinal plants, for crop
diversification and use of herbal pesticides.
(Jalandhar) May 5
A girl student was murdered just a day before her 17th birthday in her
house here last night. She was alone in the house as her father, a
Head Constable at Kapurthala, and other members of the family were
away to Dhanal Kalan village, near Lambra, to see an NRI relative.
arrested for smuggling fake currency, narcotics
The district police today claimed to have busted a gang of smugglers
that used to smuggle fake currency and narcotics from Pakistan.
arrested in vigilance raid on grain market
Sleuths of the Vigilance Bureau conducted raids at the Jalalabad grain
market and arrested four officials of different procurement agencies
after they found that sacks being used to stock the procured wheat
were of inferior quality.
held for producing fake degree
The Vigilance Bureau has arrested a government schoolteacher for
availing promotion on the basis of a fake degree.
Jangir Singh (28) was allegedly shot dead by a Markfed watchman when
he along with his accomplices were trying to steal wheat from a godown
on the outskirts of the town on Ganjuana Hasta road in the wee hours
on charge of theft
The police has arrested one person on charges of theft, criminal
trespass, forgery and criminal conspiracy.
posing as doctor held
A person posing as a doctor entered the emergency ward of the Civil
Hospital here and started examining patients last night. He was later
caught and handed over to the police.
varsity students get scholarships
The Sikh Human Development Foundation has awarded scholarships
to 12 students of Guru Nanak Dev University for the academic session
schedule for BSc (Agri)
Guru Nanak Dev University has announced the admission schedule for
B.Sc./M.Sc. Agriculture (Hons) and Food Science and Technology courses
for the session 2005-06.
Budha Dal Public School, Samana celebrated its 16th Foundation Day
today. The school authorities said that students participated in a
three-km cross country race which was flagged off by the President of
the school Managing Committee, Baba Uday Singh.