Languishing in Pak Jail for 16 Years
Will Kirpal Singh, facing gallows, be saved?
Gurdaspur, June 18
Will government and non-government organisations save Kirpal Singh, who has been lodged in a Pakistan jail after being awarded the death sentence by the court in a bomb blast case? This question has been haunting the family members of Kirpal Singh, residing at Mustfabad Saidan village, a few kilometres from here, ever since they came to know about his fate through a letter written from Lahoreís Kot Lakhpat Rai jail. Kirpal was lodged there after he was awarded a death sentence after he was pronounced guilty of causing a bomb blast in the Faislabad district of Pakistan.
CM visits Attari border check-post
Amritsar, June 18
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today visited Attari border check-post and discussed works to be initiated for the development and beautification of the tourist spot with Border Security Force authorities.
GMADA transfers 310 acres for Knowledge City project
Mohali, June 18
Moving another step towards the establishment of the Knowledge City here, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority
(GMADA) has transferred over 310 acres of land in Sector 81 to various agencies of the Government of India and the Punjab government.
Rains delay sowing of paddy
Devigarh (Patiala), June 17
Heavy rains, which have lashed the region for the past couple of days, have taken a toll on farmers of the district as water has inundated their fields and delayed the sowing of paddy crop.
At Hasanpur Kamboan village, falling under Devigarh tehsil of the district, water has entered nearly 100 acres of fields that are yet to be sown with paddy crop.
BORDERS: Pakistani people at the Sadqul checkpost on the Indo-Pak border in Fazilka on Wednesday.
ó Tribune photo by Malkiat Singh
Tarn Taran RO replaced
Tarn Taran, June 18
In a significant move, the state government has replaced the returning officer (RO) appointed for the local Municipal Council polls, additional DC Kirpal Singh, late last night.
Illegal Mutations of Panchayat Land
Ex-PCS officer not involved: Revenue Dept
Chandigarh, June 18
In a report sent to the director Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, with regard to the fraudulent and illegal mutations of panchayat land in Karoran village, near here, the Revenue Department authorities have stated that Jaswant Singh, a former PCS officer, was at no stage in a position to exercise any influence in the case.
Now, a rickshaw on call!
Fazilka, June 18
To check pollution and enhance the beauty of Fazilka town, the Graduates Welfare Association
(GWAF) has come up with an idea to put the town on the global map. According to a decision, the town has been linked with the Czech-based World Car Free Network, which already has 100 members. With this decision, each resident of the town will have access to rickshaw on telephone. The scheme will be launched on June 20, 2008.
State slips on development rating: Singla
Chandigarh, June 18
The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) today alleged that annual allocations made by the Centre under Central schemes were not being utilised by the SAD government and Punjab was slipping on development ranking compared to other states.