threatens to commit suicide, held
The recent suicide of Congress worker Gopal Krishan Kashyap in this
city against the non-fulfillment of his demands is setting example for
others to follow suit in an attempt to force authorities to accept
their demands. This is reflected from the arrest by the local police
today of Punjab State Electricity Board’s Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
Ram Lubhaya who created quite a scene in front of the Board
Chairman’s office here this afternoon allegedly to protest against
his successive transfers by the board’s management.
Lubhaya who threatened to commit self immolation in front of the
Punjab State Electricity Board Chairman’s office in police
Photo by Rajesh Sachar
major shortage of vehicles
The Punjab Police is faced with a “mobility crisis”. About 2,100
of its vehicles are scheduled to be condemned within the next two
months and there is no money to buy new vehicles on such a scale.
that is all praise for Kalam, not govt
Even as the country’s President kept his word with the residents of
Gehri Buttar village and dispatched 100 books from his collection for
its library, the village still awaits a grant of Rs 1 crore announced
by Finance Minister Surinder Singla for the development of the
SAD poll panel chief
With the ensuing Assembly elections in mind, Mr Parkash Singh Badal,
president, SAD, today appointed Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa,
secretary-general of the SAD, as chairman of the poll manifesto
committee of the party. Besides, Mr Badal also predicted that the next
government would be of SAD. He was addressing at “insaf rally” at
the new grain market here.
to set up Indo-Thai cultural centre in Punjab
An Indo-Thai cultural centre is proposed to be set up in Punjab
with focus on projecting Thailand’s culture, and other common
links between Thailand and Punjab, with an aim to establishing
an international education centre where Thai students could come
Dr Gulshan Sharma and Mr S.S. Chawla, talk to mediapersons in Chandigarh on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph
promise to 15 war widows unkept
Despite tall claims of the state government about various welfare
schemes for war widows, at least 200 war widows in the state,
including 15 of Ropar district, have been running from pillar to post
to get 10 acres each for the past several years.
prepares to welcome Lakhanpal
Residents of Lakhanpal village, near Zandiala Manzaki in this
subdivision, along with members of newly appointed Punjab Chief
Secretary K.R. Lakhanpal’s family, are busy preparing to welcome the
village boy who has brought the name of the village on the map of the
resent issuing of water bills
Up in arms against “unjustified” water bills issued to them by the
Punjab State Industrial and Export Corporation (PSIEC), owners of over
750 export-oriented industrial units in all four Focal Points of the
city have decided not to pay the bills.
minister visits Golden Temple
Mr Michael de Jong, Minister of Government House Leader, Ministry of
Labour and Citizens Services, British Columbia, paid his obeisance at
the Golden Temple here today.
envoy visits SOS village
A former Austrian Ambassador to India, Mr Karl Peterlik, and his wife,
Ms Helga Peterlik, visited the SOS Children’s Village here
A felicitation function to honour the postal officials of Punjab
circle for their services in promotion of International Money Transfer
service was held here today. The function was presided over by Mr K.
L. Khanna, Post Master General of Punjab circle and attended by Mr
M.L. Kalia, Director Postal Services. As many as 68 officials from all
over Punjab circle were presented awards.
murder trial shifted to Chandigarh
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today shifted the trial in the case
of the murder of Vijay Singh, Presiding Officer, Labour Court,
Chandigarh, to Chandigarh from Patiala. Vijay Singh was murdered at
Patiala on October 14 last year.
stand sought on relief to Bant Singh
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the counsel for
Punjab Government to seek instructions about the government stand with
regard to the PIL seeking grant of Rs 10 lakh compensation immediately
to the family of Mansa farm labour Bant Singh, who was left without
both his arms and a leg in an attack by the family of three persons
involved in his daughter’s gang-rape.
The sarpanch of Kumbra village. Ms Surinder Kaur, has been suspended by
the Deputy Director, Panchayats.
over, truck driver held
A policeman deployed on a checkpost near Pathrala village on the
Dabwali road was run over by a truck last night. The deceased has been
identified as ASI Gurdas Singh.
having Pak links held
Taran, February 3
The Tarn Taran police today arrested a divinity teacher of Khadoor
Sahib’s school for allegedly having connections with India’s one
of the most wanted Pakistan-based terrorist, Ranjit Singh Neeta, and
Switzerland-based top militants.
kg lahan seized
The Majitha police in a major crackdown today arrested 10 persons,
including the Sarpanch and two women, allegedly involved in running
illegal distilleries. The police has seized more than 1.10 lakh kg of
“lahan” from the accused.