brings relief to farmers
Moderate to heavy rainfall in the region has provided relief to
farmers. After a gap of some years, the region has witnessed the
arrival of a vigorous monsoon.
us freed, jailed Pakistanis to Pervez
About 60 Pakistan citizens lodged in Amritsar Jail even after the
expiry of their terms have allegedly become mental wrecks with the
Pakistan government turning a deaf ear to their pitiable plight.
wrongly detained persons: rights forum
The Punjab Rights Forum, a group of human rights bodies and
associations, today demanded that wrongly detained persons be
released from jails while a probe be conducted to find out how
many unaccounted weapons and ammunition were lying with the
Punjab Police officials.
Members of the Punjab Rights Forum on their way to present a memorandum to the Governor of Punjab regarding the violation of human rights in the state, in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph
dominated by land mafia’
Exhorting people to rise against their nearly 60-year-long
“exploitation” by the two major political parties of Punjab, the
Lok Bhalai Party (LBP), headed by former Union Minister Balwant Singh
Ramoowalia, today cautioned them that over 95 per cent of Punjab’s
politics had been usurped by land mafia, drug peddlers, smugglers and
anti-social elements and common people were devoid of any say in any
of the two political parties.
stringent clauses added to Mann’s FIR
The Majitha police today added more stringent clauses in the FIR
registered against Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani
Akali Dal Amritsar on the basis of his alleged “confessional
speech” that he had supplied firearms to Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale
during his tenure as SSP Faridkot.
Woman slaps husband in
court, taken in police custody
In a bizarre incident, a woman today slapped her estranged husband in
a courtroom of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. At the time of the
incident, the court was in session. The woman, Ms Vijay Bharti of
Hoshiarpur, had filed a habeas corpus petition in the High Court,
seeking the release of her minor child from the alleged illegal
custody of her husband.
moves NHRC against harassment by cops
The wife of Mr Amrik Singh, who is fighting the cause of hundreds of
persons who disappeared mysteriously after being allegedly picked up
by the police during the days of terrorism in Punjab, has moved the
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) against alleged harassment by
and amusement park coming up
Talwara in Hoshiarpur may not conjure up images of a swanky
tourist locale but it may well turn into a new ‘hot spot’ of
the region —courtesy a 60-acre nature and amusement park being
developed by the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) on the
The unusual driftwood museum at the nature park on the Talwara-Mukerian highway.
experts for probe into cancer deaths
The Punjab Agricultural University authorities have suggested to the
state government to undertake indepth study of the causes of cancer
deaths in some villages of Punjab and not to jump to the conclusion
that these were caused due to the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
national body for gurdwaras, says Jaswant Maan
Blasting the two-nation theory propounded by certain political outfits
in the country, the All-India Shiromani Akali Dal, headed by Mr
Jaswant Singh Maan, has urged the Governments of India and Pakistan to
undo Partition of the united India as it could bring permanent peace
and prosperity to South Asia.
Kalkat to get
Cabinet Minister status
Dr G. S. Kalkat, who has been appointed Chairman of the Farmers
Commission, Punjab, will be given the status of Cabinet Minister. He
will get Rs 40,000 as salary per month. A notification regarding the
terms of reference of the commission has been issued by the state
protests against Indo-US defence pact
Activists of CPM protested against the signing of a 10-year defence
pact with the USA, outside Hall Gate here today. They were carrying
placards with slogans against the government move.
chief of Services Club
Even as the papers of Dr A.L. Adlakha were cancelled on “flimsy
grounds”, Mr Sarbjit Singh Sandhu has been declared re-elected as
president of the Pre-British time Services Club by the Assistant
schemes transferred to panchayati bodies
Some welfare schemes run by the Punjab Social Security Department have
been transferred to panchayati raj institutions for
implementation at the village level.
EOs asked to
prepare master plans
Sahib, July 8
Mrs Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, presiding over a monthly
meeting of district officials today, directed Executive Officers of
all municipal councils in the district to prepare master plans as well
as required development projects to get adequate funds.
raped, accused at large
A seven-year-old girl hailing from Khachra village was raped by her
neighbour last evening. The accused has absconded.
chairperson’s husband booked
Zila Parishad chairperson Bimal Kaur’s husband Mr Mehal Singh, his
brother and another person have been booked for threatening a
shopkeeper and trying to take over his plot.
students complain of improper marking
MBBS students of the local Government Medical College have complained
to the Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences
against improper marking and urged him to get their MBBS (Final)
Professional- Part 2 examination paper re-checked.
mistake puts student in dilemma
The difference in the 8th standard result declared on the Internet and
the detail marks card (DMC) has not only raised a question mark on the
authenticity of the examination procedure of the Punjab School
Education Board, but also put a question mark on the future of
fast by ETT teachers
Activists of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union will go on
two-day fast in front of the residences of Cabinet ministers from
tomorrow throughout the state in support of the regular appointment of
6,000 unemployed ETT teachers.
schedule for MBA/MCA
Counselling for all reserved categories for admission to the MBA/MCA
five years integrated course being run by Guru Nanak Dev University
will be held on July 13.
varsity results today
The results of the BA (Hons), English (Parts- I, II, III) and MA
English (Part-II) examinations of Guru Nanak Dev University would be
assured of 4 per cent VAT
A delegation of exporters and industrial units led by Mr Gursharan
Singh, president, Federation of Jalandhar Industrial and Traders
Association, met a high-powered committee on VAT at Chandigarh today.