residents block traffic; lathi-charged
House maid’s murder
Residents of the kucha quarters locality continued their protest
today also demanding the arrest of the persons responsible for
the death of a house maid.
Residents of the Kucha Quarter locality, Pathankot, take out a protest march on Saturday demanding the immediate arrest of those responsible for the death of a house maid.
— Photo by Jangi
jawan shot by colleague
Sahib, August 6
A Punjab Home Guard jawan on security duty at GO Mess of the police at
Aam Khas Bagh shot dead his colleague by snatching this rifle last
night. The Sirhind police has registered a case under Section 302 of
turbines operate at Pong, Bhakra dams
After eight years, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) today ran
all 10 turbines of the Bhakra Dam and six turbines of the Pong Dam.
This was done to get 100 per cent power generation keeping in view
increase in water level in both dams, BBMB sources told The Tribune
clears way for Narang’s kin in MC byelection
In an unprecedented move the ruling Congress yesterday offered not to
field any candidate if a member from the family of former BJP
councillor Satish Narang contested the byelections to Ward Number 30.
deviating from ideology, says Pasla
Mr Mangat Ram Pasla, secretary of the state unit of the CPM (Pasla
faction), accused the present leadership of the CPI and the CPM of
deviating from the path of Leftists ideology, while talking to media
persons here yesterday.
releases list of district (urban) office-bearers
Mr Bawa Singh Gumanpura, district (urban) president of the Shiromani
Akali Dal, today released the list of its office-bearers and working
committee members and circle presidents.
chiefs to meet tomorrow
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee,
has called a meeting of the presidents of the district Congress
committees at Punjab Congress Bhavan here on August 8 at 11 a.m.
too was my guest: Kochhar
The host of Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister’s controversial
visit to Dubai, Mr J.S. Kochhar, yesterday claimed that he had
sponsored the visit of Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, general secretary,
Shiromani Akali Dal, in 1995. Mr Badal stayed at his residence in
razes waterfall to make way for shops
The Punjab Urban Development Authority today demolished a
landscaped waterfall built by a multi-national company on the
Amritsar-Jalandhar road, raising many eyebrows.
PUDA staff demolish a waterfall built by a multinational company on the
Amritsar-Jalandhar road on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma
highlights benefits of breast feeding
As many as 100 persons, including pregnant women, lactating mothers
and doctors, today took a pledge to promote and support exclusive
breast feeding for newborns up to six months of age and continuation
of breast feeding along with family foods up to two years of age at a
seminar on “Recommended feeding practices for newborns and growing
children”, organised by the Dhuri unit of the Indian Medical
Association (IMA) in collaboration with the Health Department at Civil
Hospital at Dhuri, 13 km from here.
Sikh jatha arrives from UK
A 100-member jatha on a pilgrimage to Sikh shrines in India under the
aegis of the ‘Guru Manyo Khalsa March’ arrived here today in a
chartered plane from the UK.
Students of Vivekananda Girls College get ready for the Raunaqan Teej Diyan festival in Bathinda on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
decry 18-hr power cuts
Residents of Bambiha and Bahadargarh Jandia villages have decided not
to pay their electricity bills until uninterrupted power supply was
restored to their villages. Both these villages are facing an 18-hour
power cut for the past few days.
turns out to be govt function
A state-level seminar organised by the Punjab’s regional chapter,
Chandigarh here yesterday on ‘public-private partnership in urban
development’ proved to be a “government function” on account of
a thin attendance from the private sector.
release of prisoners jailed abroad
Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MP from Hoshiarpur constituency, has raised the
issue of Indian Citizens who are languishing in jails of various
countries, in the ongoing session of Parliament.
of FCI rice fail test
Following the revelation of substandard quality rice being sent by the
Food Corporation of India (FCI) to different states, five out of seven
samples of rice collected from different godowns of the district have
failed the test. Seven truckloads of rice were sent to Delhi,
Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh sometime back.
power supply for all villages soon
Sahib, August 6
The state government was committed to the overall development of the
state. The state government had provided 24-hour power supply to
approximate 10,000 villages and the rest 2000 villages would be
provided the uninterrupted supply within months. Then the state would
become the first state in the country, where all villages of the state
would enjoy 24-hour power supply, said Dr Harbans Lal, Chief
Parliamentary Secretary, while addressing a gathering today at Kotla
Fazal village, after inaugurating the 24-hour power supply in the
border area grant, Punjab asks Centre
To boost the developmental projects in Ferozepore, Amritsar and
Gurdaspur districts, the state government has requested the Union
Government to enhance the grant allocated under border area
development fund to Rs 50 crore instead of Rs 10.8 crore.
staff oppose abolition of posts
Sugarfed employees said yesterday that there was a move to give
voluntary retirement to 44 employees of their organisation. The posts
of Additional Managing Director,the Executive Director( Commercial),
Cane Adviser and Technical Adviser were expected to be abolished.
jubilee performance of ‘Faasle’
With its silver jubilee performance at the Punjab Naat Shala here
today, theplay ‘Faasle made history in Punjabi drama.
seeks copy of instructions on patka
in Mann case on Aug 20
The Judicial Magistrate, Phillaur, Mrs Jaswinder Kaur, today fixed the
next date of hearing as August 20 in a sedition case against Shiromani
Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simaranjit Singh Mann.
Boy deserts girl after marriage
Abohar, August 6
Tamanna (name changed), a resident of Sappanwali village near here, who had allegedly been deserted by Sanjeev Kumar, son of Sriram of the same village, on February 21, was deserted by the accused at the local railway station last night. The Government Railway Police noticed her sitting alone on a bench. Her questioning led to narration of her tale of woe.
Two held with fake currency worth Rs 9 lakh
Moga, August 6
The police has arrested two persons and recovered fake currency worth about Rs 9 lakh from their possession. Police sources said Samalsar SHO Ajmer Singh, Baghapurana SHO Kirpal Singh and ASI Jaswant Singh stopped a vehicle without a registration number at a check-post yesterday. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Pala Singh, a resident of Muliawali, Fazilka, and Mahil Singh, a resident of Marad Kalan, Muktsar.
3 killed as truck hits mobike
Ropar, August 6
Three persons, including two woman teachers of a private school here were killed when a truck rammed into a motorcycle near railway crossing level in the city here today. One teacher Jeevan Lata died on the spot while another teacher Neelam Sharma died later at the Civil Hospital Ropar. Her brother, Arun Sharma, who was driving the motorcycle, died at the PGI, Chandigarh.
Fee structure troubles
dental college students
Patiala, August 6
The indecision about the fee structure of medical and dental institutions in the state has left second and third year students of Laxmi Bai Dental College a harassed lot.
Admission to nursing institutes allowed
Chandigarh, August 6
The Punjab Government has decided to open admission to nursing colleges. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting three days ago.