Water level goes up at Bhakra
Nangal, August 26
The water level of Bhakra Dam reservoir today reached a comfortable position for the second consecutive year, which will enable it to supply water to the northern states as per their demand till next year.
The Gobind Sagar reservoir that reached its comfortable storage level in Ropar on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
SGPC suspends ‘anti-Badal’ man
Amritsar, August 26
In an attempt to humble “anti-Badal” employees, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today placed its secretary Raghbir Singh under suspension with immediate effect.
PU puts re-employment issue in abeyance
Chandigarh, August 26
Contrary to the expectations, the Panjab University Syndicate has declined to grant a formal approval to the proposal for re-employing retired teachers till the age of 65 years despite deliberating the matter till late on Saturday night. The proposal, which was initially sent by the Education Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources and Development, in April 2006, has been kept pending subject to the approval of the Punjab Government.
UK NGO to open 2 hospitals at Nankana Sahib
Amritsar, August 26
The South-Asian Association of Regional Countries Foundation (SAARCF), UK, an NGO founded by citizens of SAARC nations, with the help of Indian and Pakistani chapters, will soon open two hospitals at birthplace of first Sikh master, Guru Nanak Dev, Nankana Sahib.
Commuters stranded on bridge for hours
Pathankot, August 26
Apathy of the Punjab and Himachal authorities led to chaos at the Chaki river bridge on the Pathankot-Kangra road today. Commuters remained stranded for hours on the road due to the traffic jam on the bridge.
Tension in village over plot
Kharar, August 26
Tension prevailed in Ballomajra village here today following a dispute between two groups over a piece of land.
Heavy police force was deployed in the village till late in the evening.