shows terrorism victims’ kin still suffering
A study by two internationally renowned organisations-the Physicians
for Human Rights and the Bellevue/New York University School of
Medicine Program for Survivors of Torture, Bellevue, - has brought out
startling facts concerning family members of those who were allegedly
killed and illegally cremated by the Punjab Police between 1984 and
employees not paid for months
Divali will be black for more than 300 employees of the Punjab Tourism
Development Corporation. Most of them have not been paid wages for
many months. Data with The Tribune reveals employees at the
Amritsar-based tourism complex of the PTDC have not been paid wages
for the past 15 months, at Phagwara they have not been paid for the
past 18 months, at Hoshiarpur 13 months and Madhopur for six months.
Divali BUMPER: A buyer
looks at goods at a home appliance shop which is offering 10-kg onion
as free gift on every purchase of television sets or other
similar appliances, in Amritsar on Wednesday. — PTI
resolves to revive Master Tara Singh’s legacy
Alleging that late Akali leader Master Tara Singh has been forgotten
by major Akali factions, the World Sikh Foundation has resolved to
revive the legacy of Master Tara Singh.
office staff go on leave
On a call of the District Office Employees Association (D.C. Office),
Sangrur, almost all employees of the DC office in this district
proceeded on leave today in protest against the registration of a
corruption case by the Vigilance Bureau on September 30 against Satgur
Singh, registry clerk in the Tehsil office, here.
destitute women planned
The Punjab State Social Welfare Board has decided to set up 14
short-stay homes for destitute women and helplines throughout the
Heritage conference deferred
Nanak Heritage Conference, scheduled for November 12-15 in Lahore, has
been postponed in view of the earthquake that struck Pakistan
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has upheld the
life sentence awarded to two persons for having killed three members
of an Amritsar family in 1991 in a terrorism-related act.
|Farmers the world
over are grappling with a pest which has devastated bee colonies
across the continents. Indian beekeepers, especially in Punjab,
Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, have
been hit hard by the malady caused by the varroa mite.
Mr Parmbir Singh (right) and Mr Karamjit Singh show dwindled bee colonies attacked by a pest called the varroa mite at
Khamano, near Samrala, on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
incentives for growing barley
The crop diversification programme of Punjab got a boost today with
Punjab Agro and the UB Group announcing special incentives for farmers
who grow the high-yielding VJM 201 barley under contract farming.
didn’t benefit farmers
A retired Professor of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Dr I.S.
Kalra, has claimed that a vaccine against cattle disease, “Theleriosis”,
developed under an ICAR scheme, was never able to find its place in
chemists’ shops for the benefit of the needy farmers. He was
reacting to a news-item, “How PAU project fell through” published
in these columns on August 26.
to be put up
caught by Vigilance Bureau
As many as three officials of different departments of state
government were caught red handed by teams of the Vigilance Bureau of
Patiala district while they were taking bribe from three persons.
official in CBI net
The CBI sleuths today apprehended an Assistant Sub Inspector belonging
to the 14th battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF) for allegedly
accepting bribe of Rs 2500 from Natinder Makhija, BJP leader, in the
district courts premises here today.
held, boy booked for kidnapping
The Ropar police today arrested a 21-year-old boy, who had allegedly
eloped with a 15-year-old girl. The boy and girl, who were having an
affair for the past three years had run away from their homes just
four days before the girl was to get married.
for conflict-free society
Laying stress on the spread of the message of universal
brotherhood incorporated in Guru Granth Sahib and the creation
of conflict-free global society, Dr. A.R. Kidwai, Governor of
Haryana, said morality and ethics were at a great premium in the
Haryana Governor A.R. Kidwai (right) with Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, at a seminar in Amritsar on Wednesday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
cadets for pollution-free Divali
Nearly 500 cadets of the NCC today educated citizens by raising
slogans like. “Divali asin manavange par patakhe nahin chalavange”,
as they passed through roads carrying banners and placards.
schools cry for teachers
Mr Pritam Singh Toni, president, Parents-Teacher Association,
Government high and primary schools, Sanghera, has urged the Punjab
government to provide teachers for the schools. The primary school
needed 16 teachers whereas there were just six teachers, out of which
two were awaiting promotion orders.
Bahadur college overall champ
Sahib, October 26
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College Fatehgarh Sahib won the
overall championship of eighth National Convention of Indian Society
of Technical Education, New Delhi
University students to hold rally
The Punjabi University Students Confederation will hold a rally at
urban estate, near here, tomorrow in which students from across the
state are expected to participate
have shopping malls
Here's some good news for all shopping malls buffs. Now, one would not
have to drive down to Gurgaon and Noida to shop in the sprawling
malls. For, the multiplex and shopping malls culture has now hit
Punjab too with several real estate developers entering this segment
in boomtowns of the state.
meat for Pak market
Now fresh calf meat from India would be made available to the common
man in Lahore, which is virtually out of reach for them these days.
The consignment of five tonnes of fresh meat has been exported by a
Saharanpur-based organisation to Lahore-based Multiliner International
Company, through Wagah for the first time, here today.