Sukhbir waits under tree for 3 hours
Gurdaspur, March 30
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal had to sit under a jamun tree for over 3 hours in a ground adjacent to the Dhariwal woollen mill near here after his chopper failed to turn up. The chopper reportedly had left for Amritsar for refuelling after dropping
Kansa stream diversion illegal: Mann
Chandigarh, March 30
The SAD (Amritsar) said yesterday that an inquiry should be ordered to find out how water resources of Punjab have been exploited by the union territory of
Chandigarh. Holding that UT had diverted Kansa Nadi illegally as there was no agreement with Punjab, president of the party Simranjit Singh Mann said here that changing the course of a seasonal stream was a flagrant violation of the rights guaranteed to Punjab by the constitution.
World Punjabi Conference
‘Punjab gave secularism to the world’
Chandigarh, March 30
“Punjab can legitimately take the credit for having given the concept of secularism to the world”, said Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while quoting “Awwal Allha Noor
Upaya, Kudrat De Sab Bande” and the gift of “ Pangat and Sangat in
Langar” while inaugurating Panjab University’s first, two-day World Punjabi Conference at the campus today.
Violence due to curbs on drug smuggling: Jail suptd
Jalandhar, March 30
Terming the undertrial’s death and alleged scarcity of water as mere excuses by prisoners for indulging in violence, jail superintendent Gursharan Singh Sidhu told The Tribune several prisoners were annoyed with him as availability of drugs in the jail had drastically reduced since he took charge about two and a half months ago.
NHAI official hears grievances of traders
Pathankot, March 30
Chief general manager of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
A.K. Bajaj, accompanied by union minister of industriers for states Ashwani Kumar, yesterday visited Damtal in Kangra district of
Himachal, near here.
Agencies doubt claims on Sekhon’s death
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 30
Contrary to the belief of security agencies, relatives of former KLF chief Pritam Singh Sekhon said he died in 2000. His bhog was held at his native village of Dulman today.
Tributes paid to Sikh warrior
Hoshiarpur, March 30
The Dal Khalsa today criticised Parkash Singh Badal for avoiding a direct answer on the issue of annulment of Clause 5 of the Punjab’s Termination of Agreements Act, 2004.
Power cheaper by 3.5 pc from tomorrow
Patiala, March 30
Power in Punjab will be cheaper by 3.5 per cent from April 1 as the Punjab State Electricity Board
(PSEB) will stop charging increased tariff from its consumers in 2007-2008.
Bansal is Sutlej Club gen secy
Ludhiana, March 30
Yogesh Bansal was elected general secretary of the local Sutlej Club in its elections held here today. He defeated his nearest rival Varinder Goel by 144 votes.