meeting on seat sharing on July 9
Sangrur, July 6
On the issue of seat sharing between the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and
the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the ensuing Assembly elections in
Punjab, a joint meeting of both the parties will be held at Ludhiana
on July 9.
stir on Venugopal issue
The sudden removal of Dr P. Venugopal, an internationally renowned
cardiac surgeon and Director of the All-India Institute of Medical
Sciences (AIIMS), by the Union Health Minister, Dr Anbhumani Ramadoss,
has irked the Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA),
which, has dubbed it as ‘nothing but, direct political interference
in the affairs of the premier medical institution.’
Venugopal unfortunate, says Sukhbir Badal
yet to get honorarium, says union
“When will the Punjab Government start giving Rs 600 per month as
honorarium to sarpanches and Rs 300 per month to each panchayat for
cleanliness and sanitation in the village concerned?” This question
was posed today by the Punjab Panchayat Union to the state government.
hears grievances of SC members
Hundreds of members of the Scheduled Caste community today aired
grievances before the chairman and members of the Punjab State
Scheduled Caste Commission (PSSCC) at a meeting of the PSSCC in the
district administration complex here.
police faces MCPI’s ire
The Punjab unit of the Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has
condemned the alleged police inaction against the culprits responsible
for beating up one Mr Nachattar Singh, an office-bearer of the MCPI.
writes to PM on visa to Pak Sikhs
The Shiromani Akali Dal President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has urged
the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, that visas should be issued to
all Sikhs settled in Pakistan who wanted to visit historical Sikh
shrines in Punjab and other parts of India.
demands punishment for accused
The mother of a four-year-old boy who was sodomised and strangulated
to death on July 1 along with a local resident of the city today took
out a rally from Dashmesh colony to Deputy Commissioner's Office
demanding that the accused juvenile be arrested in the case.
to BSF martyrs unveiled
To commemorate bravery and devotion of the duty of BSF officers and
jawans while fighting insurgents in the Kashmir Valley, the Border
Security Force has raised a memorial at Faridkot Chowk at the entrance
of the town. It was inaugurated here today by Commissioner, K.S.
for Bravery Awards
The Indian Council for Child Welfare, New Delhi, has invited
applications for Bravery Awards, 2006. Children between the age of six
and 18, who have shown exemplary courage between July 1, 2005, and
June 30, 2006, are eligible for nomination.
catches fire at thermal plant
A tragedy was averted when a fire that broke out on the thermal plant
premises was doused in time with the aid of fire engines here today.