brewing up in state CPM
All is not well with the Punjab
unit of the CPM as some rebels have launched a counter movement with
parallel party rallies being organised across the state almost daily.
And the expulsion of the state committee member of the party, Mr
Chandershekhar, who is also the general secretary of the state unit of
the Centre for Indian Trade Unions, is likely to further deepen the
crisis in the state CPM.
funds to lapse from tomorrow
It is just like giving with one
hand and taking with the other. The Punjab Government has ordered the
lapse of funds deposits for various development works in four
departments, namely the Public Works Department (B&R), PWD (Public
Health), Irrigation Works Department and Panchayati Raj Department
from November 1.
Charges framed against former VC, 5
Patiala, October 30
A local court today framed charges against former Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Joginder Singh Puar and five others in a case pertaining to alleged irregularities committed during the hosting of the 83rd National Science Congress in 1996 besides irregularities in appointments and promotions.
for pact with BSP on: Mann
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann,
President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), today described Mr
Parkash Singh Badal as a “Khalistani” and an “opportunist”.
Mr Ishtpal Singh Khialiwala,
district general secretary, Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD),
alleged in a press note here today that those guilty of the 1984
anti-Sikh riots had not been punished so far.
Badal, son complete ‘tankhah’
Mr Gurdev Singh Badal,
Agriculture Minister, his son Kewal Singh Badal, junior
vice-president, SGPC, and Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, a former MP, who were
declared “tankhaiya” for having links with Baba Piara Singh
Bhaniara, completed their 15-day punishment today.
Giani Bhagwan Singh, Head Granthi, Akal Takht, performs ardas after completion of
'tankhah' by Gurdev Singh Badal, his son, Kewal Singh Badal, and Amrik Singh.
— Photo Rajiv Sharma
Mr B.C. Rajput, District and
Sessions Judge, today adjourned the case relating to the alleged
misappropriation of the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund by the former
Punjab Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, till November 29.
savings schemes garner record 2,811 cr
The Punjab government claims to
have broken all previous records under the small savings schemes. A
sum of Rs 2,811 crore has been collected in 2000-01 against Rs 948
crore in 1996-97.
Punjabi still not official
Patiala, October 30
Even as the Punjab Government is set to launch its annual Punjabi Week celebrations from November 1, Punjabi is yet to become the uniform language of use in government offices of the state.
water scheme for Muktsar
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief
Minister, Punjab, said here today that soon a long pending demand of
local residents would be met as the government had prepared a scheme
worth Rs 6 crore for providing drinking water to Muktsar.
celebrates silver jubilee
Several functions and adventure
activities were organised to mark the silver jubilee of 84 Armoured
Regiment somewhere in the Western Sector today.
of Christians in Pakistan flayed
The Rt Rev P.K. Samantaroy,
Bishop of Amritsar and chairman of the Socio-Economic Development
Programme (SEDP), and Mr Danial B. Das, secretary-cum coordinator,
SEDP, have condemned the killings of 18 Christians in Pakistan when
they were offering prayers in a church.
case turns mysterious
A suicide case registered by the
Julkan police station after a man was found hanging from a hook in his
house yesterday, now appears to be a case of murder with the
post-mortem examination of the body revealing internal injuries to the
Mr Ramji Dass Mohindra, (91),
brick-kiln owner, died at 47 Club Road here this afternoon after a
payments, say arhtiyas
Protesting against the
non-payment for the procured paddy by different government agencies
for the past more than 20 days, arhtiyas, their ‘munims’
(accountants) and labourers of the local grain market today held a
protest march through the town and shouted slogans against the Punjab
killed in accident
One person died, while two others
sustained serious injuries, in a head-on collision of a Punjab
Roadways bus and a Maruti van in Jalalpur village on Zirakpur-Patiala
highway near here, this evening.
killed, 2 injured in mishap
One person was killed, and two
others were seriously injured, in a collision between two scooters and
a car near Jodhpur Romana village today.
An impersonator, posing as an
ex-MLA from Adampur before the Hoshiarpur Deputy Commissioner in an
open darbar, was caught today when he failed to prove his identity.
gap between industry, varsities: VC
The Distinction between franchise
and collaboration needs to be clarified by the University Grants
Commission (UGC) to ensure that universities do not lose out on a huge
amount of revenue.
varsity to introduce 5 new subjects
The principals of colleges,
government and private, affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala,
today decided to introduce five new subjects at the graduation level
from the next academic session. The five are environmental studies,
gemology, cosmology, fashion technology and information technology.
College wins GND varsity trophy
It was all Jalandhar affairs in
the Guru Nanak Dev University ‘B’ zone youth festival which
concluded here today. The APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, lifted
the ‘A’ division women’s youth festival ‘B’ zone trophy.
Hans Raj Mahila Mahavidyalya, and Kanya Mahavidyala of Jalandhar
remained runners-up and third respectively.
honoured at PU fest
Two blind students from the
Government College of Education, Chandigarh, received appreciation
awards at the Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival here in the DAV
College auditorium. Dr Ranveer Pratap Asija, convener of the festival,
and the college Principal, Dr Chander Mohini, honoured Bindu and Lal
Singh for their participation in the singing competition.