employer costs youth eyesight
A 25-year-old lost his eyesight completely when his employer Makhan
Singh of Shakri transport beat him severely when he de- manded salary
from him. Police allegedly failed to take any action against the
accused even as the hospital authorities refused him admission for
Aman Kumar who lost his eyesight allegedly after being beaten by his employer talks to Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla, BJP state vice-president, at Civil Hospital in Amritsar.
— Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma
kill poppy smuggler
Death of Satnam Singh Satti, of Jandiala village in police firing on
Saturday night, created a controversy as the Jalandhar police claimed
the deceased was ferrying poppy husk had speeded up his contraband
loaded vehicle after having been signalled by a police party and a
section of residents of the area terming it as a ‘concocted
plan on whistle-blowers faces rough road
In a move which, if finalised, could invite criticism from many
quarters and raise serious questions of propriety, the Capt Amarinder
Singh-led Punjab Government has been considering giving incentives to
official whistle-blowers. Simply put, the move is aimed at rewarding
government servants who blow the whistle on their corrupt bosses and
brings Cong fissures to the fore
The newly established Patiala Vikas Manch today gave a call to oust
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh out of power alleging that the CM
was pursuing anti-people, anti-Dalit and anti-trader policies.
workers hurt in police lathi charge
More than 24 members of the Health Services Bachao Sangharsh Committee
comprising various organisations of para-medical staff and nurses of
Punjab were injured today when the police lathicharged the agitating
health employees while they were trying to march towards the residence
of Mr Romesh Chander Dogra, Health and Family Welfare Minister,
located at Nai Abadi from the venue of their rally at Shaheed Udham
Singh Park. All injured persons were admitted to the local Civil
workers protest against newspaper report
Congress workers held a protest rally at Gandhi Chowk here today under
the leadership of Mr Ashwani Sekhri, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab,
against a news item published in an English daily (not The Tribune) on
Sahib, April 30
Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti was celebrated with fervour by the Brahmin
Sabha, Sirhind, at Sirhind today. Hundreds of Brahmin families from
the town attended the function. Havan and bhog of the Ramayana were
performed at Dashnami Akhara, Sirhind city.
As many as 13 girls of economically weaker sections were yesterday
married off at a mass marriage function, organised by the Sahara Youth
Club, Moonak, at Aggarwal Dharamshala in Moonak village, about 60 km
Guard jawans seek hike in wages
A state-level meeting of the Punjab Home Guards Welfare Association
held at the Baradari Gardens here today. The association urged the
Punjab Government to accept their long pending demands, including
enhancement of daily wages from Rs 150 to Rs 300, and provision of
free bus service facility.
books, demands Billa
Mr Surinder Kumar Billa, president, All-India Hindu Shiv Sena, on
Friday served a notice on the Secretary, Dharam Prachar Committee,
SGPC, to ban two books published by it.
The mortal remains of Assistant Sub-Inspector of Punjab police Ram Pal
Singh and his wife, Sukhwinder Rani, who were killed in bus fire at
Jalandhar on April 28, were consigned to the flames at their village,
Taggran, about 25 km from here, this afternoon. Sarabjit Singh, elder
son of Ram Pal Singh, lit the pyres.
hike proposal condemned
Mr Surinder Saini, president, General Category Welfare Association,
has criticised the proposal of the Central Government to hike
reservation in higher educational institutions.
elected District Bar Assn chief
Mr Amrit Lal Verma won the election to the post of the president of
the District Bar Association (DBA) by defeating his rival Udam Singh
in a close contest here today. The election results were announced by
the Returning Officer, Mr Surinder Singh, about 5 pm here. Mr Verma
was polled 118 votes while Udam Singh 107 votes out of 251 DBA
Sahib, April 30
Farmers in the border belt of the Amritsar district were forced to
abandon orchard farming due to the receding water table and non-supply
of canal water. Charantjit Singh of Fatehabad village near here, who
owns a 50-acre orchard of mango, peach, litchi and other ornamental
trees, said he was forced to uproot mango and other trees planted 100
years ago as he was not getting canal water from the Goindwal minor
distributory for the past three months.
A litchi tree that has dried up due to shortage of water at an orchard in Fatehbad village, near Khadoor Sahib.
— A Tribune photograph
honours 100 farmers
After their release from the Sangrur, Bathinda and Patiala jails
recently, 100 farmers were honoured by the Bharatiya Kisan Union
(Ekta-Ugrahan) at a function at Gandhuan village yesterday.
More IPS officers
needed, demands Punjab Police
Chandigarh, April 30
The top brass of the Punjab Police has sent in a demand that the state needs at
least three directly recruited Indian Police Services (IPS) officers every year.
Since 1998, the Union Government has been infrequent in its annual allocation of
IPS officers to the Punjab cadre. At times just one officer is allocated to
Punjab and on one occasion nobody was allocated.
killed, Rs 5,000 looted
Taran, April 30
Three unidentified persons looted Rs 5000 after killing Charanjit
Singh (36), a farmer at Bhathal Sejha Singh village, 20 km from here,
last night. The Sarhali police has registered a case under Section
Pal Singh of Haler village in the Ramdass area in Majitha police
district killed his brother, Harpal Singh, over minor dispute. The
police has registered a case under Section 302, IPC.
faces allegations of concealment of facts to PU
A Ludhiana-based lecturer selected to the post of the deputy registrar
at Panjab University faces allegations of misrepresentation and
concealment of facts to the university to secure the job.
communication skills a must, say linguists
A function to mark the distribution of diploma certificates among
successful teacher trainees was organised at the Northern Regional
Language Centre (NRLC), Department of Ministry of Human Resource
Development, at Punjabi University here today.
Dr Madhukar Anand performs at Punjabi University, Patiala, on Saturday.
— Photo by Rajesh Sachar
Dance Day celebrated at Punjabi University
The World Dance Day, celebrated by the Punjabi University Dance
Department, was marked by an innovative performance representing a
“dialogue between ghungroo and tabla” by a noted dancer and
disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj, Dr Madhukar Anand, at the
University’s Charlotte Auditorium here today.
exercise at institute
In yet another massive placement exercise in the region, over 2500
students from 30 colleges yesterday reported at the Chitkara Institute
of Engineering and Technology (CIET) for a joint placement programme
of Birlasoft Limited at Jhansla, near here.
given to M.Com students
Sahib, April 30
The outgoing batch of M.Com was given a warm send-off by M.Com first
year students at Mata Gujri College on Friday. College Principal
Gurmohan Singh Walia was the chief guest in the function. Summerjit
Kaur welcomed the chief guest, staff members and senior outgoing
students. Cultural programme was presented on this occasion.
on Prophet Mohammad
The Punjab circle of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind organised a lecture on
the life of Prophet Mohammad on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi in
the complex of Prem Sabha Shishu Niketan High School here today. Mr
Gurtej Singh, SDM, was the chief guest.
protest erratic power supply
Local industrialists under the banner of the Northern India
Engineering Association hold a rally here on Friday in protest against
the erratic power supply. The industrialists led their procession from
Simble Chowk to Gandhi Chowk where they sit on dharna for about an
hour and blocked the traffic.