prisoners to be independent
They all have come from different places and are serving
sentences for different crimes, but what unites them is their
goal to be better human beings once they are out of the prison.
The Central Jail authorities and the district administration
have extended a helping hand to them.
Mr Kuldeep Rai (centre), national-level monitor from the Union Ministry of Rural Development, and ADC Gurkirat Kirpal Singh (left) interact with a jail inmate engaged in bee-keeping in Central Jail, Bathinda.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
increase trade through Wagah, says Sidhu
Wagah, February 7
The Wagah border which lately has
emerged as major gateway for ‘people-to-people’ contact has yet to
be translated into ‘Gate to prosperity’, allowing only four hours
for actual clearance of cargo between both countries.
process to grassroots: Pak delegates
While suggesting institution of a peace award for persons working
honestly on peace initiatives between India and Pakistan, a
seven-member delegation from Pakistan today unanimously stressed that
the peace process should be taken to the grass root level.
dithering on promises: Dayal
Dr Joginder Dayal, member of the CPI’s national executive, addressed
a rally of party workers here today. The rally was organised to
commemorate 80 years of party’s formation.
rally: reports wrong, says Dhindsa
The general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Sukhdev Singh
Dhindsa, today took exception to reports in a section of the Press
which said that he had left the trader’s rally midway in Bathinda on
Sunday. He dismissed the reports as “a bloomer by some
wife to revive Istri Akali Dal
Ms Surjeet Kaur Barnala, former Akali MLA and wife of Tamil Nadu
Governor, is all set to revive the Istri Akali Dal wing of the
Shiromani Akali Dal.
traffic blocked for 45 minutes
Rail traffic on Nawanshahr-Jalandhar section remained suspended for
more than 45 minutes as men and women blocked rail traffic in protest
against the polluted water being released from the JCT Mills here
denied GIS benefits
Hundreds of government employees have been denied benefits under group
insurance scheme after retirement.
Activists of the Punjab Dehaati Mazdoor Sabha, the Punjab Khet Mazdoor
Sabha and the Punjab Mazdoor Mukti Morcha staged a protest against the
Bant Singh Jhabbar incident here today.
Members of the Punjab Government Pensioners Welfare Association and
those belonging to semi-government institutions like the PRTC and PSEB
staged a dharna in front of the Mini Secretariat here today.
|Iqbal Singh SGPC media
Amritsar, February 7
Mr Iqbal Singh appointed honorary
media adviser of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee here
today. Mr Ram Singh, supervisor, SGPC here stated that Mr Iqbal Singh a
journalist, earlier worked in various Punjabi Dailies and news agencies.
State told to reply to issues raised by Sidhu
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the State of Punjab
to file its reply to the issues raised by the BJP’s Lok Sabha MP
from Amritsar, Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu, in his PIL by February 17.
Gill to head power regulatory panel
The recently retired Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr Jai Singh Gill, is all
set to be the new Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory
Commission. On the other hand, the state government today cancelled
its earlier orders to appoint Mr P.K. Verma, Financial Commissioner,
Development, Chairman of the Punjab State Revenue Commission.
officials inspect nursing home records
The Income Tax Department today inspected three private nursing homes
in the city and seized documents.
ordered into ammonia gas leak
Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Sameer Kumar had ordered a magisterial
probe into the ammonia gas leakage case here.
brothers booked for violence
The police has booked Mr Gaganjeet Singh Tinna, a former district
president of the Youth Congress, and his brothers, Gurjit Singh Tinna,
Mr Gurdeep Singh Tinna, nephew Gagandeep Singh, brother-in-law
Inderjit Singh and a friend, Jeet Singh, under Sections 302, 307, 506,
324, 427, 148, 149, IPC, and 25/27/54/59 of the Arms Act in connection
with yesterday’s violence that led to the death of Baljit Singh,
sarpanch of Danewala Satkosi village and elder brother of the block
Congress president Balbir Singh Danewalia.
office defrauded of Rs 2.6 lakh
Four persons have been booked for committing a fraud of Rs 2.6 lakh
with the Postal Department here. This information was given by the
SSP, Dr Jatindra Kumar Jain, here today.
Rs 3 lakh
Two unidentified motorcycle-borne persons looted Rs 3 lakh from a
trader from Jandiala Guru at gunpoint, near wholesale market at bus
stand here today.
Panjab University today
introduced scholarships for students studying in its various
affiliated colleges. This was decided at the annual meeting of
the College Development Council held here today. Over Rs 1.5
lakh would be disbursed annually to poor students.
Principals of affiliated colleges of Panjab University at the Golden Jubilee Hall, PU, for the Principals’ Conference in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph
of Glamorgan explores tie-ups
The UK-based university of Glamorgan is exploring possibilities of tie
up with universities and institutions in the country for exchange of
students and faculty.
Science Congress begins
The 9th Punjab Science Congress today began with fanfare at Guru Nanak
Dev Dental College and Research Institute here. Dr Ramamurthi
Rallapalli, president of the Indian Science Congress Association,
inaugurated the Congress lamp. Delegates from various parts of the
state are taking part in this congress.
to support jobless teachers’ protest
Farmer bodies of the state will also support unemployed ETT
teachers’ protest in all district headquarters on February 9.