hurdles in eviction: CM
Amritsar, November 13
Bowing to pressure from the local
residents and historians, the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal,
today admitted that “legal complications” were blocking the eviction
of three prominent clubs from the historical Ram Bagh here. The lease of
all these clubs had expired between 1988 and 1989.
‘humiliation’ of US Sikhs
Mr Tarlochan Singh,
Vice-Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, has taken
strong exception to the report that Sikhs in the USA are being
asked to remove their turbans while entering aircraft and has
urged the US administration to end this “humiliation” of the
of Badal-Tohra patch-up remote
Chandigarh, November 13
The Punjab unit of the BJP has
become desperate for unity between the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash
Singh Badal, and a former SGPC chief, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra.
Amarinder feud likely to be over
Bathinda, November 13
The Congress high command, which
remained indifferent to party affairs in Punjab, has initiated several
steps to bring about unity in the party rank and file with a view to the
ensuing assembly elections.
terrorising minorities: Buta
Ludhiana, Nov 13
Senior Congress leader and former
Union Home Minister Buta Singh today alleged that the Vishwa Hindu
Parishad was a terrorist organisation as it was “terrorising” the
minorities in the country and the NDA government was not taking any
step to curb its activities.
to address CPI poll rally
Sangrur, November 13
The state council of the Punjab
unit of the CPI will organise a massive regional rally here on
December 17 against the economic policies of liberalisation,
globalisation and privatisation of the Union Government.
to protect legacy of Akali Dal: Mann
Longowal (Sangrur), Nov
The Panthic Morcha in Punjab has
been formed to prevent the Congress from capturing power after the
ensuing Punjab Assembly elections and protect the legacy of the Akali
Dal as Mr Parkash Singh Badal and the SAD have been losing ground in
Longowal murder convict released
Nabha, November 13
Gian Singh, son of Mr Gurdev
Singh of Pohir village in Ludhiana district, who had been undergoing
life imprisonment in the murder case of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal,
an eminent Akali leader, has been released from the maximum security
jail here after undergoing imprisonment for 17 years and four months.
He had been booked under TADA.
Patiala, November 13
The Punjab Nurses Association has
alleged that the Minister for Medical Research and Education, Mr
Manoranjan Kalia, has turned a blind eye towards the wastage of money on
non-priority items at the cost of essential and life-saving drugs at the
medical college hospital in Faridkot.
return to Shivaliks
Ropar, November 13
Vultures , which had almost
disappeared in Punjab, have returned to the Shivalik foothills of this
district this year. As many as 20 vultures were sighted in the area
near Nangal, hovering over a carcass.
rise in use of pesticides
Moga, November 13
The excessive use of pesticides
has resulted in environmental pollution and problems of pesticide
residues in food and animal feed. This was stated by Dr Darshan Singh,
Professor-cum-head, Department of Entomology, while talking to
mediapersons here on Sunday. He said pollution was posing a serious
threat to health of human beings and animals, especially useful birds,
most species of which had now become extinct.
of poems released
Fatehgarh Sahib, November
The Rotary Club, Sirhind
organised the release ceremony of ‘Te Akkhar Bol Pae’, a book of
Punjabi poems, written by Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha in the Rotary
Bhavan today. The chief guest, Mr Jagjit Singh Dardi, Chief Editor,
Chardhikala group of publications, released the book.
centre building on verge of collapse
Pathankot, November 13
A milk chilling-cum-collection
centre was constructed at Narote-Jaimal Singh area of this subdivision
about five years ago. Crores of rupees were spent on its construction.
The centre was to provide facilities to the milk producers for selling
milk at the support price.
infection hits parmal crop
Gurdaspur, November 13
Crown leaf spot, caused by a
fungal infection, has hit the PR-116 variety of parmal in Narot Jaimal
Singh development block on the Indo-Pak border. The crop on 1,000
acres, on both sides of the Ravi, has been badly affected. The farmers
say that their requests to the agriculture department, for controlling
the disease , has yielded no results.
tops again in paddy purchase
Ropar, November 13
Sangrur district has once again
topped in paddy procurement in the state. By the end of the season,
19,19,395 tonnes paddy had been procured in the district. Besides
Sangrur, the other large paddy producing districts are: Ludhiana, 12,
93,043 tonnes, Patiala, 12, 52, 913 tonnes and Ferozepore 11,22,206
revenue collection up
Patiala, November 13
The Punjab State Electricity
Board has substantially increased its revenue collection by extensive
monitoring of revenue collections on a daily basis. In a press note,
Member (Operation) of the PSEB, Mr Kirpal Singh, said various drives
had been launched to increase the revenue collection and several
measures, including intensifying the anti-theft drive, change over to
electronic metering, accounting of power at the generation,
transmission and distribution stages had been undertaken.
on parole commits suicide
Muktsar, November 13
Kartar Singh, who was in a
sub-jail here for the past two years for his alleged involvement in
the smuggling of narcotics, yesterday reportedly committed suicide in
Bathinda while he was on parole.
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