benefits to SSP may go
Application dismissed in
Amritsar, September 7
Mr V.B. Handa, District and
Sessions Judge, has dismissed in default the application moved by Mr
Sukhdev Singh Brar, SSP, Batala, in which he had sought temporary
injunction restraining the Government of Punjab from reverting him as
Morcha to contest all seats
Chandigarh, September 7
The Panthic Morcha is willing to
enter into an electoral alliance with any political party, except the
Congress and the SAD-BJP combine, in the state. This was stated here
today by Baba Sarabjot Singh Bedi, convener of the morcha, while
inaugurating the party office in the MLA hostel.
prepare paddy for sale at the Khanna grain market. The
government has yet to start its procurement operations.
— Photo Paramjeet Singh Happy
doctors chargesheeted for absenteeism
Amritsar, September 7
Even as the Principal Secretary,
Health has charge-sheeted six Medical Officers and a Senior Medical
Officer on the charge of absenteeism, Dr Bhushan Aggarwal, Medical
Officer, Isapur subsidiary centre (near Ajnala), has been found
indulging in private practice.
over identity of cremated woman
In an unusual incident, the
mysterious cremation of a 24-year-old woman in this village on July 9
has confounded the villagers with two families of different villages
claiming their right on the deceased.
candidates will have to ‘declare’ assets
Bathinda, September 7
Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, Congress
MP said the Congress candidates for the coming assembly elections
would have to declare their movable and immovable assets before
contesting the elections.
a news report ‘‘BJP leaders seek removal of Nakra’’ published
in The Tribune dated September 1, the Secretary of the BJP’s
Hoshiarpur district unit, Mr Om Parkash Kapoor, has contradicted the
news and termed it as ‘‘false and frivolous’’.
conference at Khadoor Sahib mela
Tarn Taran, September 7
On the second day of the
three-day mela at Khadoor Sahib,, the Bharati Kisan Union organised a
conference today to press its demand. Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal,
President of the union while addressing a gathering declared that the
union would extend support in the Assembly election to that political
party which assure the waiver of loans of the farming sector.
85, she’s no proud mother of five sons
Ludhiana, September 7
Eighty five-year-old Mohinder
Kaur of Doraha, near here, is no proud mother of her five sons.
Rather, she is helpless and desperate, lonely and ignored for having
been turned out at this age by her youngest son, with whom she was
living after transferring the share of her property in his name.
summons meeting on coal mines
Phillaur, September 7
Union Coal Minister Ram Vilas
Paswan has summoned a meeting of Coal India Ltd and coal mine
officials on September 10 in New Delhi to streamline the working of
the department. This was stated by Mr Paswan while talking to the
mediapersons at DAV College, Phillaur, today and said he would make
efforts to modernise the department and safeguard the interests of
nearly six lakh labourers working in coal mines throughout the
country. He added that he would visit all coal mines after the
move to shift RO alarms rice millers
Ferozepore, September 7
The move to shift the regional
office of the Punjab National Bank here which conducts an annual
business of Rs 750 crore has evoked unrest among rice millers of the
district as most mills are financed by the bank.
blames PSEB for stoppage of work
Sunam, September 7
The alleged indifferent attitude
and non-cooperation of the local PSEB authorities has led to the
stoppage of widening of a 500 ft long stretch on the Sunam-Patiala
road, near 66 KVA grid substation here, despite the fact that the road
contractor had already deposited the requisite amount with the PSEB
for shifting of electricity poles installed on the berms along the
police launches website
Bathinda, September 7
The police added one more feather
to its cap by launching the first of its kind website in the state,
today. The official website www.bathindapolice.com, was launched today
by the district police chief, Dr Jatinder Jain.
held in dowry death case
Gurdaspur, September 7
Raj Rani (23), wife of Manjit
Singh of Kalanpor in the district, who was admitted to the Civil
Hospital here with 80 per cent burns yesterday succumbed to her burns
held for chaining widow
In a bizarre incident, Paramjit
Kaur, a widow was allegedly chained and mercilessly beaten up by her
son Harjit, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law in Roran Wali
Kalan village in their bid to force her to give up her claim on two
acres of land which was bequeathed to her by her late husband.
Gharinda police station was informed of the pathetic state of Paramjit
Kaur (42) by her neighbour, Subedar Makhan Singh, the last month. The
police immediately raided the house and rescued her.
Pharmacy seats lying vacant
Ropar, September 7
Efforts of the All-India Council
of Technical Education to replace the diploma course in pharmacy with
the degree course, may not receive the expected result in Punjab, if
the admissions in the upgraded colleges this year are any indication.
Youth Cong for
ban on tuitions
Patiala, September 7
The Youth Congress (Urban) today demanded action against professors and lecturers of government and government-aided colleges who give private tuitions.