Bhattal leaves it to high command
New Delhi, March 27
Chief of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and the leader of the opposition in Vidhan Sabha Rajinder Kaur Bhattal said today that it was bad of Capt Amarinder Singh to have made statements against her, however, it was for the high command to take action against him.
Vedanti completes 8 yrs as Jathedar
Amritsar, March 27
Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti today completed eight years as the Jathedar of Akal Takht, the longest term of a Jathedar since Blue Star Operation in June 1984, mainly due to his “pliability”, the quality that goes well with the ruling Akali Dal and the SGPC.
Giani Vedanti was installed as Jathedar following unceremonious removal of Giani
Puran Singh on March 28, 2000. He also holds charge of Granthi of Golden Temple.
Despite a number of Sikh organisations openly criticising Jathedar Vedanti for
his alleged favouratism and biases, he has survived as Jathedar due to the
majority enjoyed by the ruling SAD in the the SGPC, “the appointing authority
of the Sikh clergy”.
Couple under threat, moves PSHRC for security
Chandigarh, March 27
Rajiv Sharma (28) and Suman Sharma (22) even after one year of marriage are still under threat to life due to their inter-caste marriage.
Takht comes to students’ rescue
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 27
Coming to the rescue of students and patients of the state, Akal Takht has urged district police chiefs to inform managers of gurdwaras in their jurisdiction about a hukamnama restricting use of public address system during religious celebrations.
Hindu jatha arrives from Pak
Attari, March 27
It is the for the first time when Pakistan has got a democratically elected government in real sense and the Hindus of Sindh province were happy with the election of Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani as Prime Minister.
Pak farmers for more exchange programmes
Hoshiarpur, March 27
An eight-member delegation of farmers of Pakistan today visited Chhauni farm, Horticulture Department, juice plant of Punjab Agro Juices Corporation and tractor-manufacturing company Sonalika International here. The delegation also met a number of farmers of the area.
Sterilisation of Stray Dogs
Amritsar selected for Rs 1.2-cr pilot project
Amritsar, March 27
Taking a lead in the state, Amritsar will soon get rid of the menace of stray dogs as the Animal Welfare Board of India has picked the city for a pilot project worth Rs 1.20 crore for sterilisation of stray dogs.