Kiratpur Sahib truck tragedy
Dirba (Sangrur), August 4
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab
Chief Minister, here this afternoon visited those bereaved families
whose members were drowned on July 23 when the truck in which they were
travelling fell into the Anandpur Sahib canal at Kiratpur Sahib. In this
tragedy, 57 pilgrims were drowned. Most pilgrims belonged to this
indicts cop in treasure case
Ludhiana, August 4
The claims of a youth of Ghungrana
village of illegal confinement by the Dehlon police and the alleged role
played by the police in the infamous Ghungrana treasure case have been
upheld as a high-level inquiry by the Jagraon police has found that most
of the charges levelled by him against the Dehlon police are true.
Neelima Sharma of Nishant, a theatre group of New Delhi, performs
during a short play at St Xaviers Secondary School on the theme “Rights of the Girl Child” at Bathinda on Saturday.
— Photo Kulbir Beera
Seminar on girl child held
Bathinda, August 4
A seminar on “Rights of
the Girl Child” was held here today at St Xaviers Secondary
School, in which a large number of students of various public
schools participated. Justice Kuldip Singh, a former judge of
the Supreme Court, was the chief guest on the occasion. He said
it was very unfortunate that even after more than 50 years of
Independence, some people thought of the girl child as a burden.
Appreciating the views of the participants, Justice Kuldip Singh
said the workshop presented the true face of the girl child.
Site for martyrs’ statue
kicks up row
Bathinda, August 4
|The installation of
the statue in the city of jawan Sandeep Singh of 20 Sikh
Regiment who laid down his life while fighting Pakistani enemies
during the Kargil war two years ago has created a controversy as
some persons are trying to change the official site selected for
The site which has generated a
controversy. — Photo KB
operators allege harassment by cops
Dhuri, August 4
Members of the local Dasmesh Taxi
Operators Union have been observing a strike and staging a dharna here
since yesterday at the railway station taxi stand in protest against
the harassment meted out by the Dhuri police in challaning their
parked vehicles on lame excuses.
owners told to give tenants’ details
Moga, August 4
The Moga District Magistrate, Mr
Kanwalbir Singh Sidhu, in a notification issued today directed house
owners to give details about their tenants to the police in their
respective areas. The notification has been issued reportedly due to
the increasing incidents of robberies, dacoities and thefts in the
jatha to leave for Pakistan
Moga, August 4
For the first time since
Independence, the Pakistan Government has allowed 150 Sikh pilgrims to
visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Sialkot district related to Guru
Nanak, Mr Harpal Singh Bhullar, president of the International Bhai
Mardana Yadgari Kirtan Darbar Society said on Thursday.
others tie rakhis to soldiers
Amritsar, August 4
The Rakhi festival was celebrated
at the fort of Gobindgarh and Wagah border, under the leadership of
the BJP MLA, Ms Laxmi Kanta Chawla. “The
Rakhi festival is symbolic of the love between brothers and sisters
besides having religious and spiritual importance.
to remove tax barriers
Pathankot, August 4
Resentment prevails among
businessmen, transporters and residents of the area over toll tax and
other barriers around the town set up by the Punjab, Himachal and
Jammu and Kashmir governments.
claim on roads false: Cong
Hoshiarpur, August 4
Mr Sunder Sham Arora, PPCC,
member from Hoshiarpur, said in a press note here today though that
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was claiming that national and
state highways and link roads in state were being repaired, the
condition of the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road was still pitiable.
Patiala August 4
The Lok Jana Shakti Party on Saturday staged a dharna in front of the office of Deputy Commissioner here . A press note stated that similar dharnas were observed at all the district headquarters in the country. Addressing the dharna, Mr Amar Singh Mehmi, president, demanded that students below 14 years of age should be provided educational opportunities apart from free uniform, food and books for those who were below the poverty line.
complain of irregular power
Moga, August 4
Former President of Punjab unit
of the Bhartiya Kisan Union Kuldip Singh Sandhu said here today that
frequent fluctuations in the power supply in various villages in Moga
district had caused considerable damage to electronic goods during the
past few days.
Committee to introduce
Kharar, August 4
The local municipal committee has decided to introduce meter system for the supply of water, which will come into effect from September 15.
This step has been taken to stop the misuse of water as till now, water was being supplied at flat rate system.
holds probe into looting of wine shop
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 4
The IG, Patiala zone, today
conducted a detailed inquiry on the direction of the Chief Minister
into the alleged looting of a wine shop and kidnapping of satta agent
by Mr Balwant Singh Sahpur, MLA, and his supporters. The inquiry
continued for hours and the SP (City) who had been entrusted with the
inquiry earlier by DIG, Patiala range, also accompanied the IG. The
inquiry was conducted at the Mulepur police station. Both parties to
the dispute, and the affected families, wine contractors and police
officials recorded their statements with the IG.
found dead in mill
Muktsar, August 4
Aklesh Kumar of Uttar Pradesh,
who was working as a label contractor in a synthetic mill was found
dead under mysterious circumstances on the premises of the mill on
August 1. Police sources said Aklesh Kumar, who was living with his
three brothers, was found hanging from the hook of a ceiling fan in
the store-room of the mill.
Kapurthala, August 4
Mrs Thakri (80), a resident of
Arjun Nagar, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her
house today. She was staying with her granddaughter Paramjit Kaur (12)
in the house. Her son had gone to the USA.
Samana, August 4
Lachhman Singh murdered his
father-in-law, Hardyal Singh of Amamgarh mohalla, here today with a
sickle. Hardyal Singh owned about 10 acres of land and his only
daughter was married to Lachhman Singh.
kg poppy husk, 14 kg opium seized
Malout, August 4
The campaign launched by the
police against narcotics has started yielding results as in the past
three months, large recoveries of narcotics have been made. Sources
said in the past three months, the police seized 14 kg of opium, more
than 630 kg of poppy husk and about 20 gm of smack.
Ropar, August 4
The local police has busted a
gang of dhaba operators and truck drivers who were allegedly involved
in the illegal sale of chemicals. Mr G.P.S. Bhullar, SSP, said truck
drivers carrying chemicals from the Nangal-based chemical plants of
NFL and the PACL used to stop at these dhabas.
escapes from hospital
Gurdaspur, August 4
An undertrial, identified as Ajit
Ram, gave a slip to policemen guarding him at the Civil Hospital where
he had been admitted on July 28 after he complained of stomach
summons record of MBBS quota seat
Chandigarh, August 4
Allowing a student to participate
provisionally in counselling for MBBS course in Sri Guru Ram Dass
Institute of Medical Science and Research at Amritsar in the category
reserved for the wards of persons who had participated in Dharm Yudh
Morcha, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today
directed the respondents to produce the relevant record on August 20.
introduces short-term courses
Jalandhar, August 4
To commemorate the ongoing year
of women empowerment and create awareness about health and environment
among the people, particularly women, the Indira Gandhi National Open
University has introduced a number of new distance education
Amritsar, August 4
Experts who participated in the
five-day workshop on ‘‘preventive conservation of paper
manuscripts and library materials’’ were of the view that
lamination being acidic was not good to conserve paper material. They
stressed on encapsulation and window-cut mount techniques for