BSP to contest all 13 LS seats
Sangrur, June 1
Launching BSP’s campaign for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections in the state here today, national general secretary of the party and in charge of Punjab affairs Narinder Kashyap said the party had decided to contest all 13 LS seats in the state. He said party ticket would be given to those candidates only who were in a winning position.
Sukhbir hoardings dot Malwa
Chandigarh, June 1
The coming parliamentary elections are likely to see the emergence of another entity, the Students Organisation of India
(SOI), a personal army created by SAD chief Sukhbir Badal.
Hoardings of the Students Organisation of India (SOI) have come up on the Sirhind road in Patiala on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar
Govt muzzling democracy, says Mann
Ghasokhana (Bathinda), June 1
President of the SAD (A) Simranjit Singh Mann today accused the state police of becoming a “puppet in the hands of the ruling party which is trying to muzzle democracy”.
Bathinda killings: Bhattal seeks CBI probe
Bhagta Bhai Ka (Bathinda), June 1
President of the PPCC Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today demanded a CBI inquiry into the killings of Congress workers in the district. “The criminals here have direct links with the Badals and even the police is hand in glove with them. All that the state government wants is bloodbath and nothing else. We demand that President’s rule be imposed in the state and the Panchayat elections be cancelled,” she said.
President of the PPCC Rajinder Kaur Bhattal consoles the widow of Sham Lal, a trader who was allegedly murdered recently, at his bhog at Bhagta Bhai Ka village in Bathinda on Sunday.
Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh
Scared of eve-teasers, girl meets Badal
Ludhiana, June 1
Sandeep Kaur (21) is one of the thousands of girls of the state who commute by bus daily to reach their respective colleges. But her story is different. She is unable to venture out let alone go to college, which is 30 km away from her residence. She has confined herself to her home for the fear of a group of eve-teasers, who have even slapped her.
Sangrur to have physiotherapy unit
Sangrur, June 1
A physiotherapy unit is being set up by the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre
(DDRC) with the financial help from the Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment, in the building of the District Red Cross Society here.
At 74, this sculptor’s not ready to quit
Amritsar, June 1
Fewer students opt for sculpturing nowadays as it is time consuming and requires a lot of labour and input cost, said Attar Chand Sagar (74) who was felicitated at a state-level function “Taven-Taven Tare” organised by Punjab Kala Parishad and Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi at Khalsa College here last evening.
In his 40-year career, he has sculpted more than 1,400 pieces, which have been appreciated by artists all over the world.
Attar Chand Sagar