patients to help curb female foeticide
Concerned over alarming decline in the state's sex ratio, the
state government would now resort to informers and decoy
patients to curb female foeticide. They would be rewarded for
helping government to identify those indulging in foeticide.
Punjab Health Secretary Darbara Singh Guru examines a child during a medical check-up camp at Lehri village, near Bathinda, on Saturday.
— Photo by Kulbir Beera
gate not removed despite orders
Despite orders from the Chief Secretary of Punjab, Mr Jai Singh Gill,
the district administration has failed to remove the illegal iron gate
blocking an old lane in Chheharta township, near here. The gate was
reportedly erected by some influential persons.
ends life due to poverty
Jagtar Singh (25), a labourer, and his wife Jasbir Kaur (23),
allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in
their house at Model Town Sheron village, near Sunam, last night.
Their marriage was reportedly solemnised about three months ago.
pay penalty for power theft
Caught drawing power through a ‘kundi’ connection, SP (H) Mr
Lakhwinder Singh has paid a fine of about Rs 12,000 to the Punjab
State Electricity Board, besides getting a power meter installed.
remand for Punjabi singer
Punjabi singer J.B. Jagtar has been remanded in police custody till
September 26 for duping a youth of Rs 1.5 lakh on the pretext of
sending him abroad. The passport of the youth was also taken by the
The vigilance case of Mr Sewa Singh Sekhwan, former Revenue Minister
of Punjab regarding the opening of a charitable hospital at Sekhwan
village was taken up today in the court of Special Judge of Gurdaspur,
Mr J.P. Maini, regarding the framing of charges.
on social activists: MLA named in FIR
Mr Surinder Singh Rathore, a BJP MLA, has also been named in the FIR
registered in connection with attempt on life of Mr Mahesh Periwal,
senior party worker and social activist, at Sriganganagar, 40 km from
found cheating on weight
The flying squad of the Food and Civil Supplies Department today
raided the premises of Pioneer Agro, a ghee-making unit located on the
escapes from court premises
Jalandhar, September 24
An undertrial today fled away
from the tehsil court complex of Phillaur near here after giving a
dodge to the cops guarding him.
The members of a giddha team wait for their turn during a talent-hunt competition at Multani Mal Modi College in Patiala on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
Ms Vanita Singh and Mr Jatinder Grover, conveners of the two-day
talent search function at DAV College of Education, here said today
that Panjab University, by reviving folk based competitions, had done
a yeoman job to strengthen bonds of Punjabi youths with their
Ravinder wins debate contest
Patiala, September 24
Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala, organised a talent hunt competition in music, literature, folk dances, theatre and fine arts here today. Prof R.K. Sehgal, Dean, Academic Affairs, Punjabi University, was the chief guest while the Principal of the college, Dr V.K. Sharma, gave away the prizes. A newly established vocational course of fashion designing was also inaugurated.
inundated grain market
Shopkeepers and commission agents at the local grain market, today,
downed their shutters in protest against the indifferent attitude of
the authorities that caused the market to remain inundated even two
days after the downpour.