crops up in SAD
Bhatia levels corruption
charges against Garcha
Ludhiana, December 16
In a major development that may
have far reaching consequences for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, the
party vice-president Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, levelled charges of
corruption and land grabbing against the senior party leader and
Minister for Technical Education, Mr Jagdish Garcha.
rules out unity with Badal
Ludhiana, December 16
Senior Panthic Morcha leader
Gurcharan Singh Tohra today ruled out any possibility of unity with
the Shiromani Akali Dal led by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh
compromise with Pasla: Surjeet
Nawanshahr, December 16
Mr Harkishen Singh Surjeet, CPM
General Secretary, talking to mediapersons at Garhshankar, about 10 km
from here, today ruled out a compromise with Mr Mangat Ram Pasla,
expelled centre committee member of the CPM, who had recently
organised a parallel state-level conference at Jalandhar.
up regiment for SCs: BJP
Jalandhar, December 16
A two-day BJP Scheduled Caste
Morcha national executive committee meeting concluded here today.
poll panel to meet
sex determination clinics sealed
Amritsar, December 16
Following the Supreme Court
orders for the registration of ultra sound clinics and prosecution of
those conducting the illegal sex determination tests, two such clinics
have been sealed here.
panel term may be further extended: Tandon
Gurdaspur, December 16
Mr Balramji Das Tandon, Local
Bodies Minister, talking to newspersons at Qadian today said the term
of the committee headed by the Chief Secretary, Punjab, to give
recommendations for alternative measures to compensate for the loss
caused to the government due to the abolition of octroi might be
fight for promotion continues
His hair has turned grey,
and body frail as Pritam Singh, a retired Headmaster, runs
from pillar to post for implementation of justice. Pritam
Singh was eligible for promotion as Principal when he was
superseded by his junior to the coveted post.
increase in ‘new’ voters
Bathinda Deputy Commissioner
Maur Mandi (Bathinda),
Even as the Deputy Commissioner,
Mr R Venkat Ratnam, has ordered an inquiry into the unusual increase
in the number of new voters during the revision of electoral rolls,
Congress leaders, including Mr Harminder Singh Jassi, MLA, Talwandi
Sabo, and Mr Karnail Singh, President of the Local municipal council,
alleged that the names of genuine voters were being deleted from the
list under pressure from the ruling party.
fighter’s long wait for reimbursement
Rampura, December 16
Mr Bhagwan Dass Tiyagi, a freedom
fighter, has been running from pillar to post to get the reimbursement
of medical expenses incurred by him.
result fiddled with to favour kin’
Bathinda, December 16
Mr Kewal Krishan Aggarwal,
general secretary, DCC, alleged here today that large-scale bungling
had taken place in the results of the examination held for the
recruitment of Assistant District Attorneys ( ADAs) by the Prosecution
and Litigation Department, Punjab.
potential of earthen dams under-utilised
Perch (Ropar), December
Earthen dams in this Kandi belt
of Punjab, constructed under the Kandi Area Development (KAD) and
built keeping tourism in mind, are nowhere on the tourist map of the
Perch Dam near Chandigarh. — Photo Parvesh Chauhan
cobwebs compete with books
The 100-year-old Pandit Moti Lal
Nehru Library is in a state of neglect. The second floor of the
library, run by the Municipal Corporation, is in a dilapidated state.
Plaster on its walls has fallen off and iron rods of its edifice can
be seen jutting out from the roof. The walls are covered with cobwebs.
Panjkosi came into focus
following the election of Mr Bal Ram Jakhar to the Lok Sabha in 1980.
The village had won the best panchayat award in 1975. At that time, Mr
Sajjan Kumar Jakhar was its Sarpanch. This was perhaps one of the few
villages from where people did not migrate to other areas.
killed in mishaps
killed, 3 hurt in accidents
rights wing to approach NHRC
to start information service
artists conferred state awards
to be celebrated today
cuts down on establishment budget
Ropar, December 16
Due to pressure from partner
states, the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has finally reduced
the budget on the establishment expenditure of the organisation. The
BBMB budget committee, at a meeting held at Chandigarh on Friday,
revised the budget for the current financial year from the original
estimate of Rs 400 crore to Rs 373 crore.
clean milk drive
Chandigarh, December 16
After achieving one of the
highest milk production figures in the country, the Punjab Milkfed has
begun concentrating on improving the quality of milk being supplied by
it to consumers in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and