Indian physicians can be Royal College members
Ludhiana, May 20
Family physicians in India can now get a membership of the prestigious Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), London. So can those from five other nations in South Asia which include Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan.
IMA unit joins anti-quota protest
Hoshiarpur, May 20
Members of district units of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the National Integrated Medical Association
(NIMA) today joined the ongoing agitation of students and doctors against the proposed reservation in higher educational institutions of the country by striking work at clinics and nursing homes.
Punjab pensioners threaten stir
Patiala, May 20
Around three lakh pensioners of various welfare unions have decided to launch a “jail bharo” agitation from June 9 if the state government fails to implement their already accepted demands.
Harpal Tiwana Award for Dr Harcharan Singh
Chandigarh, May 20
Three years after it was constituted to honour the memory of the doyen of Punjabi theatre, the Harpal Tiwana Foundation is ready to deliver on its promises.
Conceptualised with the purpose of embracing and promoting Punjabi art and
culture, the foundation has finally formalised its first set of annual awards.
fabricates units for chemical warfare
With nuclear, chemical and biological (NBC) warfare becoming an
inherent part of military doctrine and training, the Army has
introduced locally fabricated NBC decontamination units that can
be set up right at the frontline.
Troops attired in special suits to protect them from the effects of nuclear chemical and biological weapons decontaminate a BMP-2 combat vehicle during Exercise Sanghe Shakti in Punjab.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
families protest move to acquire land
Over 200 Dalit families of four villages of Ropar district today held
a protest after the Forest Department initiated a move to take
possession of their agricultural land allegedly under political
reinstate retrenched workers
The Dhuri police today arrested 100 protesters from the main gate of
the KRBL factory, Bhasaur village (near Dhuri). They were demanding
re-employment/re-instatement of hundreds of retrenched workers of
Oswal Agro Furane Limited, Bhasaur, as the mill, earlier owned by
Oswal Agro Furane Limited, is now owned by the management of KRBL
Activists of the Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (PPYC) observed the
martyrdom day of Rajiv Gandhi as anti-terrorism day here today.
8 hurt as
Eight members of a family were injured when the roof of their house
collapsed in Vikas Nagar here last night.
Residents of Urban Estate (Phase III) yesterday protested against lack
of basic amenities in their locality in front of the PUDA office here.
condemn assault, go on strike
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 20
Lawyers of the District Bar
Association today observed strike in protest against the alleged
assault on a local advocate, Mr Jaswinder Singh Sidhu, by Mr Jasbir
Singh, District Welfare Officer, and five of his accomplices last
night near Chawla Restaurant, GT Road, Sirhind.
owners booked for EPF embezzlement
Hundreds of workers of Mukerian Oswal Paper Mill have been deprived of
their hard-earned money in an alleged employee provident fund (EPF)
scam. A case has been registered against the owners of the mill for
embezzling the funds of the workers.
Youth kills father’s murderer
Patiala, May 20
A 25-year-old youth whose father was reportedly murdered by a fellow villager nearly six years ago, took revenge when he murdered the accused while he was out on parole.
Old woman stoned to death
Batala, May 20
A 75-year-old woman was stoned to death allegedly by her neighbours in the Mahboobabad locality of the district, the police said today.
Bodies of 2 newborns recovered
Bathinda, May 20
The bodies of two newborn babies were recovered in the city in the past 24 hours. While the body of a newborn baby girl was recovered from a canal near the thermal plant, another body of a baby boy was found from a lavatory at the local Civil Hospital.