Overseas leader seeks quota for NRIs in Punjab poll
Chandigarh, October 31
Advocating voting rights for NRIs, Mr Vikramjit Bajwa, a prominent NRI from the USA and vice-president of the Indian National Overseas Congress, today called upon mainstream political parties to spare five seats each for the NRIs settled in India in the February, 2007 Punjab Assembly elections.
Gurdaspur, October 31
Harbhajan Singh, Sarpanch of Kandira village in the Shri Hargobindpur area of the district, was murdered brutally in the Mand area of the district on the banks of the Beas last evening. Harbhajan was a close aide of Mr Fateh Jang Singh
Bajwa, brother of the PWD Minister, Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa.
Police finds novel way of catharsis
Batala, October 31
The Batala police is admitting to its mistakes these days. One of the Sub Inspectors, while admitting to his mistake in front of over hundred colleagues, said he was part of the police party that arrested dreaded terrorist Sukha
Sipahi. They arrested the terrorist and his wife. His wife asked for permission to use the washroom. Since the local police did not have women constable it allowed her to go to the washroom unguarded.
Congress highlights achievements at ‘jan sampark’ conferences
Ludhiana/Samrala, October 31
On the first day of the jan sampark programme, launched jointly by the Punjab government and the Congress today, three conferences were organised at
Samrala, Khanna and Ludhiana.
BJP leader flays Arjun’s remarks
Hoshiarpur, October 31
Mr R. P. Dhir, former chairman of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana and vice-chairman (Legal Cell), BJP Punjab, has condemned the statement of Mr Arjun Singh, Union Human Resource Development Minister, in which the latter threatened to take action against Saraswati Shisu Mandir chain of schools.
Govt misguiding Nangal people, says BJP
Ropar, October 31
Different political parties today criticised the state government for spreading false information about the cabinet decision to grant the subdivision status to Nangal sub-tehsil. The BJP and SAD termed it an attempt by the government to misguide the people of Nangal keeping in view the coming assembly elections.
Nandgarh honours Bibi Amrit Kaur
Jalandhar, October 31
Mr Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib, honoured Bibi Amrit Kaur, a daughter of late Beant Singh, an assassin of Indira Gandhi, by presenting her with a “siropa” (robe of honour) at a function organised by Dal Khalsa here today.
Protest march by physically challenged
Sangrur, October 31
The district unit of the Physically Handicapped Association, Punjab, organised a protest march, through the town and a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here today in protest against the non-acceptance of their demands by the government. During the march the protesters raised slogans to air their grievances and condemned government’s alleged indifferent attitude.