after 38 years
Deep-rooted love and strong desire enabled 70-year-old Susan
Milne from New Zealand to meet Ludhiana’s Poonam Kalra nee
Florence after 38 years. Way back in 1969, Ms Milne, after
staying in India for seven years with her husband, left for
England. She also left behind the little schoolgirl, Florence,
whom she had taken care of.
Poonam Kalra with Susan Milne
report sought in Nayagaon rape case
The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), New Delhi,
representative of the UN Commission in India, has asked for a
fact-finding report in the Nayagaon rape case. The Dalit Rights
Protection Forum (Regd) Punjab has been asked to submit an independent
and detailed report on the alleged rape of the Dalit minor girl.
“Unofficial spies” who were sent to Pakistan for espionage during
1965 and ’71 wars are fighting a different battle today, not against
the enemy but against the red tapism and lack of initiative on part of
the government to acknowledge their services.
alleges harassment by vigilance bureau
The vigilance bureau had been harassing leaders of the opposition. Mr
Satpal Saini, a former minister in the SAD/BJP government stated this
to The Tribune today.
leased land sold illegally
The Notified Gurdwara Committee (NGC) of the historical Gurdwara
Satlani Sahib had leased about 300 acres of agricultural land to the
late Baba Mangal Singh Satlani for 90-year lease on Rs 65,000 per
annum, reportedly by flouting bylaws of the Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925.
Now his follower, Baba Gurpinder Singh Satlani, has further “sold”
the leased land. It is being considered as a gross violation of the
over function at dera
Tension prevails over a religious function to be held at Medhpuri dera
of Faridkot Kotli village tomorrow as the dera management has
challenged the campaign by Takht Sri Damdama Sahib Jathedar Balwant
panel seeks higher pilgrim quota for Katasraj
The Durgiana Management Committee and the All-India Hindu Rashtrya
Sangathan are at loggerheads over pilgrim quota to Katasraj in
committee loses steam
With most of the nominated members distancing from the weekly
meetings, the peace committee has lost its charm here. More than 80
per cent of the chairs remained unoccupied as SHOs of the local police
stations tried to resolve long-pending disputes at the municipal town
hall yesterday. The DSP, who was to preside over the meeting, could
not turn up due to some other “important” assignments.
held in Turkey
As many as five Indians are among 26 persons apprehended when they
were allegedly attempting to cross the Greek border illegally. This
was disclosed by Gurjinder Singh, a resident of Bahram in Nawanshahr,
10 km from here yesterday. He was also deported by the Turkish
offers help to quake-hit J&K
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at an emergency
meeting of senior officers at Patiala tonight, decided to rush 40,000
blankets and 10,000 tents in five trucks for the quake-hit in Jammu
and Kashmir. He also decided to give Rs 2 crore in cash as aid.
sought as parking fee
Phagwara, October 9
A private scooter-stand
contractor demanded Rs 1600 from Mr Ravinder Lakhanpal, a resident of
Ratanpura mohalla, for releasing his scooter parked there for the past
paid to Gen Vaidya’s killers
A function was organised by Dal Khalsa and Damdami Taksal to mark the
23rd death anniversary of Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh
Sukha, here today.
Mr Ranjeev Kumar, Judicial Magistrate, First Class, has ordered the
summoning of Mr A. Bhattacharya, Chief Regional Manager, United Bank
of India (UBI), Delhi, Mr Chaman Lal Arya, its Manager, and Mr Ashok
Gupta, a clerk with the bank on November 11 in case of fraud filed by
Mr Rajan Verma.
management camp at Barnala
The rabi crops management training camp organised by the Barnala
Agriculture Department under the stewardship of Dr Balwinder Singh
Sohal, Chief Agriculture Officer, district Sangrur in Barnala
Agriculture Department office complex evoked overwhelming response
from the farmers of about 55 villages of Barnala region on Thursday.
agents hold protest
Commission agents of Khanna Grain Market have held a protest against
the attitude of sheller owners, who had denied to unload 15 trolleys
of paddy. The shellers owners said the paddy, loaded in these
trolleys, was under specifications and they would bear the loss, if
they milled that paddy.