holds rallies against Centre’s policies
Jalandhar, September 30
The Congress today alleged that
the BJP-led NDA government had failed not only to guard national
interests but also to preserve the secular structure of the country.
At a party dharna in front of the Regional Passport Office here, Mr
Balbir Singh, MP, said corruption was rampant during the NDA rule and
the coffin deal was its worst example.
repatriation to be reviewed
Chandigarh, September 30
The Punjab Government has decided
to review the repatriation case of over 100 PCMS doctors serving in
various medical colleges of the state. This was stated by Ch Santokh
Singh, Minister of Medical Education and Research, who will take up
the cases of their repatriation to their parent department of Health
and Family Welfare with the authorities concerned.
dengue patient dead
Hoshiarpur, September 30
Jit Lal (18), son of Piara Ram of
the Local Mohalla Bassi Khawaju, suspected to be a patient of dengue
died at the local Civil Hospital yesterday.
to redefine sciences, says Dr Bambah
Patiala, September 30
Former Panjab University
Vice-Chancellor, Dr R.P. Bambah, today said that there was need to
redefine sciences as real science was holistic in nature and a
combination of all disciplines.
of CPDOs’ offices ordered
Ferozepore, September 30
The Punjab Government has
embarked on a scheme to draft the master plan of the urban and rural
segments so that the funds released for these developmental works are
utilised in an appropriate manner through district-level planning
pop singer to be honoured in Toronto
Chandigarh, September 30
Punjabi pop singer Shankar
Shahney has been selected for the Best Pop Singer award for his latest
album "Kede Yaar Nu". He will be awarded at the annual award
ceremony which is being organised by Vatnodoor Channel of Vision TV at
Woodbine Hall, Rexdale, Toronto on October 3.
show attracts a huge crowd
A dazzling air show and
static display of aircraft and helicopters was organised today
at the Air Force Station here as a part of the 71st anniversary
celebrations of the Air Force. This being a first ever show of
its kind here, a large number of persons witnessed the show.
Local military and civil dignitaries were also present.
Indian Air Force planes perform the ‘Suryakiran’ during an air show in Amritsar on Tuesday. — Reuters
cr to be spent under Rajiv Gandhi Yojana
Mansa, September 30
“Free latrines will be
constructed in the houses of 10 lakh families of the Schedule Castes
or those living below the poverty line. A sum of Rs 500 crore will be
spent under the Rajiv Gandhi Yojana.
seeks special girdawri in 12 villages
Bathinda, September 30
Mr Manpreet Singh Badal,
spokesperson for the SAD and MLA, Gidderbaha, today said the Punjab
Government should hold a special girdawri of 12 villages of Gidderbaha
subdivision of Muktsar district where heavy rains and hailstorm had
damaged standing paddy and cotton crops in the past two days.
dues, depts told
Amritsar, September 30
Various government departments
including the Punjab Police, Health and PSTC Departments are
defaulters of the Punjab State Electricity Board. Mr K.K. Puri, Chief
Accountant, Revenue Department, PSEB, talking to The Tribune, after a
meeting with Revenue superintendents to provide better services to the
customers, said here yesterday that the PSEB has approached to state
government in this regard.
gang of robbers busted
Gurdaspur, September 30
The police has busted an
inter-state gang of robbers engaged in looting foreigners who visited
the Golden Temple, Amritsar, to pay their obeisance. Mr R.P.S. Brar,
SSP, in a press note issued here today, said that six members of the
gang had been identified as Rinku and Kuldeep Singh, both residents of
Suchetgarh under the Dhariwal police station, and Rajinder,
Dharminder, Lal Chand and Suresh, all residents of Shekhpur Sathwal in
at counselling for NRI seats
Faridkot, September 30
Chaos prevailed for over five
hours during counselling at the local Government Guru Gobind Singh
Medical College today as students had arrived for admission to MBBS
and BDS courses under the NRI quota.