Dullo rebuts Badal’s claim
Jalandhar, July 30
Daring Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal to prove that about 12 discontented Congress MLAs were planning to desert the party and join the SAD, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee, has caused a flutter by asserting that more than 12 Akali MLAs were constantly in touch with him and ready to join the Congress anytime.
SAD-BJP ready to defeat Congress: Dhindsa
Patiala, July 30
The SAD secretary general Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, today asserted that the SAD-BJP combine had geared up its electoral machinary and was prepared to defeat the Congress in the forthcoming elections slated for early next year.
Singla laments Centre’s apathy
Says no to wheat-paddy cycle
Jalandhar, July 30
After the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, it is now the turn of the state Finance and Health Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, to assert that Punjab will make all-out efforts to discourage farmers from resorting to wheat-paddy crop cycle as the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for these crops was not commensurate with the cost of production.
Naseeruddin for reviving story-telling through theatre
Amritsar, July 30
Theatre stalwart and Bollywood hero Naseeruddin Shah has said it has been his endeavour to revive the age-old Indian art of story-telling through theatre.
He was here to present “Katha Collage”, a compilation of three short tales taken from Indian literature. It was organised by the Durga Das Foundation in collaboration with Spice Telecom and The Tribune as media partners.
Naseeruddin Shah addresses a press conference in Amritsar on Saturday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Animals made to pay for misdeeds of humans
Pathankot, July 30
The animals were made to pay for the misdeeds of humans here. Instead of booking those who let the animals free in the city, the council authorities vented their ire on poor animals after a person was killed by a stray bull.
Stray bulls were beaten, their legs tied together and lifted with the machines used for lifting sewerage dustbins.
A stray bull being bundled into a sewerage truck in an inhuman way.
— Photo by Jangi
Tohra supporters join Congress
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
More than a dozen members and leaders of the SAD (B), belonging to former SGPC president Jathedar G.S. Tohra’s native village, today joined the Congress in the presence of Mr Sadhu Singh Dharmsot, Parliamantry Secretary and MLA. Mr Lakhbir Singh, president, District Congress Committee, and Mr Rajinder Singh Tohra, a senior Congress leader, were also present on the occasion.
PPCC receives feedback from workers
Ropar, July 30
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) is getting feedback from its workers about the development works of the government and the things which had not been done so far.
Old widow gets Rs 1 lakh to rebuild house
Amritsar July 30
The Punjab Government on Friday announced Rs one lakh grant out of the Chief Minister Discretionary fund to reconstruct the house of septuagenarian Bans Kaur of Maqboolpura locality whose roof collapsed following heavy rains.
SAD (1920) for fight against drugs
Mansa, July 30
Close on the heels of PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo exhorting all political parties to kick off an anti-drug campaign, the president of SAD (1920) youth wing, Mr Paramjeet Singh
Saholi, yesterday stressed on the need to create a healthy social atmosphere to stop drug menace from spreading its tentacles in Punjab.
State forum intervenes to end impass
Chandigarh, July 30
Taking a suo motu cognizance of an order passed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Hoshiarpur, in a case titled Harbhajan Singh versus Punjab State Electricity Board wherein the forum has made some adverse comments against a lawyer, the Punjab State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission today issued a notice to both the parties and stayed some observations made by the district forum.
Rain adds to misery of residents
Ferozepore, July 30
Rains may be a boon for the farmers, but as far as the residents of this border town are concerned, it often turns out to be a nightmare as it brings along a flood of problems. What to talk of heavy downpour as is being witnessed for the last couple of days, even a slight drizzle inundates the town, particularly the interiors and the low lying areas.
PSEB amends policy on solatium
Patiala, July 30
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) authorities yesterday amended its policy of awarding solatium to the kin of its deceased employees, enabling those families, which have not submitted their claims so far, to file applications.