|Potato growers to dump crop
JALANDHAR, Jan 14 — Potato growers of the Doaba region, led by the Jalandhar Potato Growers Association, have decided to dump hundreds of truck-loads of the crop in front of office of the Deputy Commissioner here on January 16, to protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the state government.
FEROZEPORE, Jan 14 — The appointment of Mr Sandeep
Rinwa, son of Punjab BJP President, Prof Brij Lal Rinwa, as a member of the executive committee of the party’s youth wing has sparked a controversy.
'We’re the best' is Maghi message
CHANDIGARH, Jan 14 — Gleaning through reports on the conferences held by different political parties or factions thereof on Maghi at Muktsar on Saturday, one finds that the common refrain was “recrimination”, and the hidden message, “we are the best”.
Dullo tours villages
to woo voters
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Jan 14 — With elections for block
samitis, zila parishad, the SGPC and assembly round the corner, the opposition, has stepped up its activities in the district to woo voters. Mr Shamsher Singh
Dullo, Congress MP, accompanied by Dr Harbans Lal, MLA, Sirhind and Mr Sadhu Singh former minister from Amloh took an intensive tour of more than 100 villages and towns in the district today.
PPCC member quits post
BATHINDA, Jan 14 — Mr Madan Lal Kapoor, who was chairman of the beopar cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, today resigned from the post.
Youth Cong drive from
AMRITSAR, Jan 14 — The All-India Youth Congress (AIYC) would launch
“Kisan Bachao-Badal Bhajao” (save farmer and oust Badal) campaign from Tuesday from Patti — the constituency of the Chief Minister’s son-in-law.
Welfare fund for scribes
LUDHIANA, Jan 14— The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Ms Sushma
Swaraj, today announced the setting up of the Journalists Welfare Fund. The fund will provide help to journalists who have suffered on various counts.
Sikh conference to discuss ‘maryada’
AMRITSAR, Jan 14 — The international ‘Sikh youth conference’ being organised by ‘Akal Purkh Ki Fauj’ from January 18 to January 21 at Gurdwara Chheherta
(Amritsar) will seek a consensus on issues like the Sikh “maryada”.
Rs 35 crore for link roads
BATHINDA, Jan 14 — The state government has given a grant of Rs 35 crore for the development of link roads and all village roads will be repaired by June 30.
Regularise old colonies, Punjab
JALANDHAR, Jan 14 — The Punjab Coloniser and Property Dealers Association has urged the state government to simplify the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995, and regularise the old colonies in different cities.
How safe is Harike from fish
FEROZEPORE, Jan 14 — Two attempts by fish poachers to enter the Harike wildlife sanctuary near here recently shows that the migratory birds are not quite safe.
Scheme estimates for
AMRITSAR, Jan 14 — At a meeting with the Finance and Contractor Committee, the Mayor, Mr Brij Mohan Kapoor has reiterated his resolve to propel development projects in the city.
IA package for Sharjah
AMRITSAR, Jan 14 — Indian Airlines, which operates flights twice a week from here to
Sharjah, has offered a special package with the return fare of Rs 14,100.
2 lakh disabled, widows to get
PHAGWARA, Jan 14 — The Punjab Tourism Minister, Mr Swarna Ram, has declared that another 2 lakh beneficiaries comprising handicapped persons and widows will be given pension.
Lok adalat for
bank loan cases
PATIALA, Jan 14 — A state-level lok adalat for bank loan cases at the
pre-litigative stage as well as for those pending in various courts of Patiala will be held in the district club complex with the cooperation of the district administration and the District Bar Association on January 28 here.
Probe appointment “scandal”: Dang
AMRITSAR, Jan 14 — Alleging a “partisan attitude” of the local corporation in making appointments, Mr Satya Pal Dang, a veteran CPI leader, has said the case of Dr Rita Chawla, a gold medallist, has been put in “cold storage”. Dr Chawla had applied to the corporation two years ago for the post of an ayurvedic doctor.
Institute takes student for
MANSA, Jan 14 — Even after meeting the Senior Superintendent of Police, Moga, and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during the first ‘Sangat Darshan’ at Bhupal village, Pritpal Kaur is running from pillar to post since January 20, 1998, just to appear in the ANM course examination.
Roadside garment sales
BATHINDA: Even though chilly winds have started sweeping the area, roadside garment sellers have not been able to attract customers in large numbers as in previous years.