leaders oppose NDA team’s Punjab visit
Faridkot, June 26
Senior Congress leaders in
Faridkot district have appealed to Mrs Sonia Gandhi, President, AICC
and leader of the Opposition party to raise party’s voice in
Parliament against the proposal of the Central government to send NDA
team as demanded by former Chief Minister and SAD chief Parkash Singh
Sikh jatha leaves for Pak
Wagah, June 26
SGPC chief, Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, today announced that the jatha
leaders of the Shiromani Committee won’t present a ‘siropa’
(robe of honour) to Mr Sham Singh, co-chairman, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara
Prabandhak Committee, or other officials in Pakistan during their
Sikh pilgrims leave for Pakistan on Thursday in connection with the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
— Photo Sawinder Singh
Bathinda, June 26
Mr Ishwar Singh, SSP, said today
that narcotics were being used in abundance in Punjab as the state had
boundaries with those countries which were the producers of opium and
other narcotics and the same were smuggled on a large scale in the
A procession is taken out on the eve of International Anti-Drugs Day, in Bathinda on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph
Board chief felicitated
Samana, June 26
The newly elected Chairman of the
Punjab Mandi Board Mr Sant Ram Singla was given a warm welcome today
on his first visit to the town after being appointed to the post.
plea on GPF
Ropar, June 26
Punjab employees working with the
BBMB have demanded the transfer of their general provident fund (GPF)
accounts from the office of the Chief Engineer (Irrigation), BBMB.
episode: Socialist Front to move court
Phagwara, June 26
The Socialist Front of Punjab
today decided to move the court in connection with the pigeon episode
of April 13, 2001, in which human trafficking was done in the garb of
hurt in explosion
Amritsar, June 26
Two scavengers were injured, one
seriously, in an explosion while they were reportedly removing copper
material from a ‘bomb’ like object at the Dhapai road area under
Islamabad police station here today. The victims have been admitted to
a private hospital.
is forest corporation Chairperson
in police uniform loot 6 farmhouses
Kotli than Singh,
(Jalandhar), June 26
Terror struck about 12 villages
as a group of seven to eight armed robbers — most of whom were
donning police uniforms struck at six farm houses, beat up and abused
women and children, and decamped with cash and jewellery worth lakhs
of rupees in the wee hour of today.
worth Rs 60,000 looted
Phagwara, June 26
A Gujjar, Babu Din, was robbed of
valuables worth Rs 60,000 by eight or 10 dacoits at Bohani village
last night. He and his son Teg Ali were beaten up by the dacoits.
teacher awaiting dues for 13 yrs
Patiala, June 26
Thirteen years after his
retirement, Mr Krishan Parkash is still to get his dues. Mr Parkash
has been trying without any success to get his promotional increment
for all these years.