protest by Left parties on June 28
Comrade Lehmber Singh Taggar, member, Central Committee, CPM, today
declared that June 28 would be observed as “virodh divas” in the
state in protest against the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel
despite opposition to it by the leftists.
against Bt cotton varieties gains pace
Ever since Greenpeace India exposed the government nexus with Bt
Cotton suppliers in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab farmers’ campaign against
introduction of these varieties in their region has gained momentum.
Punjabi exam or comedy of errors!
Glaring mistakes were found in the Punjabi examination conducted by
the UGC-NET at the national-level today. As many as 3000 students
appeared in the examination here at 10 centres in the city.
elected SAD dist chief
Former Irrigation Minister, Punjab, Janmeja Singh Sekhon was
unanimously elected President of the district unit of the SAD (Badal)
once again. Mr Kartar Singh and Mr Mohan Singh have been elected as
patrons of the party while Master Gurnam Singh has been elected
secretary general of the party district unit.
trace of Ludhiana schoolboy
More than a week after a class XII student of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir
School here went missing under mysterious circumstances while on a
school trip to Manali, his parents as well as the Sundernagar (Himachal
Pradesh) police continue to grope in the dark about his whereabouts.
baptised at Nankana Sahib
For the first time after Partition a baptism ceremony has been
organised at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. The SGPC undertook the
initiative this time following requests from several quarters,
residents want ‘false’ case withdrawn
The Communist Party of India and residents of Chheharta are up
in arms against the police for registering an alleged false case
against Shamsher Singh and his two sons for stealing bricks by using
scheme for rural areas
Punjab is all set to launch Sanjivni, a scheme to ensure affordable
and quality healthcare for the rural population.
writes to Kalam over EC action
Mr Balwant Singh Khera, chairman, Malta Boat Tragedy Probe Mission and
also a member of the national executive committee, Janata Dal (S), has
sought intervention of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for directing the
Election Commission to decide expeditiously his petition for
de-registration of SAD (B) as a recognised registered political party.
five-day convention starts
Holy city of Amritsar, considered to be hub of Panthic politics till
now, is emerging as a centre spot for the Hindutva also.
class difference is his forte
His daily drudgery as a plumber has failed to diminish Manjit
Sohal’s strong urge to become a poet and a fine example of his
undying spirit is that despite unfavourable circumstances he has
managed to write two poetry books, which depict innocence of a common
man, his love for nature and surroundings and his sorrows as a
deprived and an underprivileged worker.
The menace of drug abuse goes unabated despite many stringent laws
framed by the government. These views were expressed by Mr S.M.Sharma,
Inspector-General of Police, Patiala Zone, while delivering his
presidential address today at Aarti Gardens auditorium here on the
occasion of the international day against drug abuse and illicit
session expected to be smooth: Atwal
The Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, today said
that notwithstanding verbal skirmishes between the Opposition and the
ruling party, the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament was
expected to be a smooth affair.
BSNL broadband launch rued
Even as the BSNL introduced its broadband services early this year in
Jalandhar, the inordinate delay caused in installing the equipment in
the neighbouring Phagwara is causing inconvenience to subscribers.
collapse hits traffic
The Gurdaspur-Mukerian road has been rendered useless for heavy
vehicles following the collapse of one of the pillars of the bridge near Tibri about a month ago.
workers have miraculous escape
Fifty workers had miraculous escape when a mini bridge fell on a crane
during replacement on the Abohar-Sriganganagar rail track last
Two cousins, Sunil Kumar (11) and Rohit (11), drowned in Shah Nehar
while they were taking bath for getting relief from the scorching sun
at Chak Mirpur village, near Talwara, here yesterday.
body for follow up of Bhattal’s statement
The Movement Against State Repression (MASR), a local human rights
organisation, has said the statement of the Punjab Deputy Chief
Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, on the harassment of innocent
persons, needs to be followed up.
cuts continue despite rain
The rainfall in the parts of Punjab today brought relief from the
intense heat to the people. However, the power cuts in the state
continued as one unit of thermal plant was closed for maintenance
causing loss of 50 lakh units.
The SDM, Kharar, today stopped Kharar municipal employees from
constructing a nullah on a disputed piece of land on the
proposes, Mayor disposes
The Ludhiana municipal Commissioner had recommended disciplinary action
against some officials for keeping the civic body in the dark in a park
payment case, while the Mayor requested the minister concerned not to do
Rs 500 cr
collected as taxes in May
The Government of Punjab collected Rs. 500.54 crore by way of taxes
during the month of May. This was a rise of Rs 91. 54 crore over the
corresponding period last year when Rs 409 crore was collected.
uncle held for killing daughter
Pressure mounted by the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC)
forced the district police to arrest Dalip Singh and his brother Sher
Singh yesterday allegedly for murdering Gurparwinder Kaur, alias
Pinky, daughter of Dailp Singh, on January 2 this year. The accused
have reportedly confessed that they strangled her to death.
photos of MLA: 2 in police net
Former municipal councillor of Nabha Jagpal Singh Mehmi and his
beloved Surjit Kaur have been booked under Sections 465, 468, 469,
471, 474 and 120-B of IPC for allegedly distributing doctored
photographs of an MLA allegedly in compromising positions with Surjit
Board’s land worth crores usurped
A case of land mafia selling Wakf Board’s land worth crores has come
to light. The land mafia used to take the board’s land on lease
first and later sell it illegally earning huge profit.
Sahib, June 26
The police has registered a case against Balraj Singh, a resident of
Ajnali village, and Bagga Singh of Harbanspura village in the district
for allegedly committing a sacrilege by disrespecting the Guru Granth
Sahib. Balraj Singh had installed the holy book at his shop at
killed in road mishap
A 13-year-old girl died while her maternal uncle sustained
critical injuries after a car, in which they were traveling,
rammed into a stationary truck in Pilkhani village on the GT
Road near here, this morning.
The mangled remains of a car that rammed into a stationary truck on the GT Road at Pilkhani village, near Rajpura The accident claims the life of a 13-year-old girl on Sunday morning.
— Photo by J.S. Virdi
buffaloes killed as trucks collide
Twentytwo buffaloes and four persons were injured when a scrap-loaded
truck rammed into another truck loaded with buffaloes near Mohan Pur
village, 5 km from here today.
arrested, two booked in death case
The police has arrested a person and booked two others in the death
case of a Paramjeet Kaur of Changli village whose body was found at
Fridpur Kalan village on June 10.
nabbed for helping terrorists’ aide
The Sadar police, Hoshiarpur, has arrested two constables Deepak Kumar
posted at Police Line and Manoj Kumar of PAP Battalion, Jalandhar,
under Section 120-B IPC last night.
strike at godown, watchman shot
Sahib, June 26
Robbers struck at a scrap godown on the outskirts of Mandi Gobindgarh
last night and allegedly murdered a watchman on duty. The second
watchman saved his life by hiding himself.
scam unearthed, 4 held
Vigilance sleuths yesterday arrested four persons including two
officials of the Food and Civil Supplies Department, Punjab, for
allegedly selling kerosene on the black market.
killed in road mishap
Rs 100 cr from Centre
Punjab Agricultural University has sought a one-time grant of Rs
100 crore from the Central Government on the pattern of the Indian
Institute of Science and Technology, Bangalore, to intensify research
on new aspects of agriculture, including diversification,
biotechnology and reprocessing.
schools fail to utilise grants
While government schools across the state are crying for grants, some
schools in this educationally backward district of the state have
failed to utilise lakhs of rupees sanctioned to them.
named after Gursewak Singh
The Punjab Government has decided to name the Government College of
Physical Education, Patiala, after late Principal Gursewak Singh, a
former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University (Patiala), international
hockey player and a member of the executive committee of the Indian
prices crash, investors worried
Sudden crash in real estate prices has come as a nightmare for those who
had invested money in the business hoping to cash in on it later.