Punjabi music industry in doldrums
The annual election of the president and other office-bearers of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will be held on November 20 at the general House session, convened at the Teja Singh Samundari Hall here.
The local police has failed to arrest four relatives of a Punjab SP Vigilance and a Moga advocate in a case of forgery of a will and power of attorney, even after the registration of an FIR more than a year ago and denial of an anticipatory bail to them by the Barnala Additional Sessions Judge.
Patiala Shiromani Akali Dal leader Darbara Singh Seona, who was expelled from the party for levelling allegations against the Sikh high priests at the “Vishav Sikh Sammelan” organised at SAS Nagar recently, today said a group within the Shiromani committee would oppose the candidature of the candidate put forward by the SAD for presidentship of the committee in the elections scheduled next month.
The youth wing of the SAD has decided to issue identity cards to more than one lakh workers during a function scheduled to be held at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall here on November 11. This was stated by the national president of the youth wing, Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, during a function at Lamba Pind, near here, today.
The high-level World Bank team which will arrive here on Monday to review Punjab’s financial position, will not depend only on the official view regarding the state’s economy. It will also meet a number of leaders of Opposition parties to have a judicious view of the state’s fiscal health.
Mr B.S. Bedi, Managing Director of Titan Motors, an authorised service station of Telco company located in Nabha village, in a letter to the Director-General of Punjab Police, has complained that he has received a threatening call from some unidentified caller.
A hotel site auctioned by the Amritsar Improvement Trust today fetched a record amount of Rs 7.11 crore. The Chairperson of the trust, Mrs Ratna, told newsmen here that Rs 16,100 per sq yard was offered for a plot of 4275 sq yards in the Ranjit Avenue District Shopping Centre by the highest bidder, Mr Vijay Sharma.
Criticising the Central Government for not including any issue of Punjab in the 12-point offer extended to Pakistan, Mr Kuldip Singh Wadala, president of the Akali Dal (Democratic), urged the Pakistan government to include Sikhs’ issues in its response to the offer.
Mr Paramjeet Singh, a resident of the village in a complaint to the SSP, Ropar today alleged that last year a resident of Oumna (Morinda) village and his family took money from him on the pretext of sending him to Italy. They allegedly took Rs 2.70 lakh from the complainant.
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The three-month-old row between some representatives of various trade unions and the Presiding Officer of the local Labour Court today took a new turn with trade unionists wearing black badges and raising slogans against the behaviour of the officer in presence of police personnel.
Five partners of a leading firm of commission agents, cotton merchants and bankers have been sentenced to six months of simple imprisonment and Rs 5,000 fine each for not obeying the award passed by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum for refunding the deposit of a consumer.
Some rice millers in an affidavit have levelled corruption charges against FCI officials in the allotment of paddy to selected millers. They have alleged that they had gone to the FCI’s district office several times to get offer forms and sign agreement for milling, but they had been told that the forms had still to be printed.
The Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Board, Mr Y.S. Ratra, held a meeting with the BKU wing headed by Mr Satnam Singh Behru and his associates on the problems being faced by the farmers in the state on account of power shortage.
While Sukhminder Singh, a Scheduled Caste resident of Kot Shamir village of this district was done to death by three persons last evening, Gurjant Singh, a resident of Ramanwas village was murdered on Monday night.
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested four employees of the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Chandigarh, on charges of corruption and cheating.
The reconstituted committee of the Punjabi University Syndicate today submitted a report recommending the discontinuation of the contract of two information technology colleges started by former Vice-Chancellor Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia at its meeting here.
Mr B. Sarkar, Commissioner, Faridkot division, has expressed surprise over the posting of surplus science teachers at various government senior secondary schools in the district. In a surprise check, he found that three science teachers were functioning for six students at Government Senior Secondary School for Boys Golewala.