’84 riots were pre-planned: Badal
A letter written by Mr N.S. Rattan as Punjab Principal Secretary, Higher Education, who has since retired, on the hike in the fee and funds in colleges to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development against Panjab University, Chandigarh, has kicked up a row.
As many as 11,321 properties of different government bodies and departments have been encroached upon by unscrupulous elements in Jalandhar district and the local Municipal Corporation and the Improvement Trust top all of these bodies with the maximum number of encroachments on their land.
The Patiala police today deputed four teams to arrest pop star Daler Mehndi in the human trafficking case following the expiry of the interim bail secured by the singer from the Delhi High Court.
Even as Central leaders of the BJP are yet to formally launch a campaign in Rajasthan for the coming Assembly elections, party workers of Punjab have started fanning out in Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh districts.
8-year struggle, yet no justice
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh today ruled out expansion of the Cabinet in the near future. Whenever the expansion took place it would be after consulting the party President Mrs Sonia Gandhi, he added.
The Punjab state BJP chief, Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, has said the state party unit would fully support the Shiromani Akali Dal in case their leader was arrested.
The investigation into multi-crore upper-Bari Doab case is going on at a snail pace due to the non-availability of technical experts. The Sadar police here on July 4 this year registered an FIR against certain officials following a report of the Adviser (Irrigation) to the Chief Minister, Punjab.
The SAD (Amritsar) president, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, has flayed the Central Government for deliberately showing discourtesy during the recent Punjab visit of the Canadian Prime Minister, Mr Jean Chretien.
Taking cognizance of a complaint of harassment, extortion and land grabbing by a Punjab Police Sub-Inspector by an Amritsar resident, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has issued directions that a case be registered and the Inspector-General of Police (Litigation) should look into the matter personally.
The Punjab State Electricity Board has initiated a move to revert the staff of the Irrigation Department maintaining the Anandpur Sahib and the Mukerian hydel canals. The data regarding the staff has been sought by the board.
The local Jai Jawan Welfare Society organised a function at the auditorium of Sainik School here last night to honour wounded soldiers, families of martyrs and those soldiers who had been awarded Paramvir chakras and other medals and chakras.
Rice millers’ plea to govt
linemen call off stir
Writer’s death mourned
Six hurt in clash over land
Encouraging uninhibited expression is his motto
Cases being delayed for want of addresses
A Pakistani national, Mohammad Rasiq was shot at when he tried to cross over to India, at Amar Chowki about 15 km from here, last evening. According to a complaint lodged by the company commander of the BSF, Mohammad Rasiq of Jhang district in Pakistan was trying to infiltrate into Indian territory.
The police has booked a travel agent Ashish Aggarwal and his mother for allegedly taking Rs 10 lakh from Sudarshan Pal Singh of Bhole village on the pretext of sending him abroad.
A Life Insurance Corporation cashier was arrested today for allegedly stealing Rs 4.89 lakh from the Albert Road branch of the LIC here on October 31.
UK students given farewell