Amarinder hints at bureaucratic reshuffle
The Punjab Government has decided to impose toll on vehicles which ply on state highways. The rate of the toll will be decided at a meeting of the Cabinet to be held within a few days.
Mr HD Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister, gave a call to youth to be prepared for a long drawn battle against anti-poor, anti-farmer and anti-employees policies of the government.
The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today accepted the long-standing demand of the SGPC to implement maryada (Sikh code of conduct) as recognised by the SGPC and Akal Takht at all 174 Sikh shrines in Pakistan.
Mr Surinder Iqbal Singh Brar, president, District Congress Committee, Faridkot, has criticised the Shiromani Akali Dal’s plan to adopt agitational approach in Punjab if Mr Parkash Singh Badal, is arrested by the state government.
Five doctors booked for conducting pre-natal tests
The Divisional Railway Manager, Ferozepore Division, Northern Railways, Mr Hukam Chand Punia, today said the three-member probe panel investigating the incident involving 3074 up Jammu-bound Himgiri Express, would submit its report to him early next week.
Ten pilgrims, including three children and two women, were injured when their mini bus coming from Vaishno Devi to Delhi rammed into a tractor near Bhunga, about 20 km from here, on the Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road yesterday.
Condemning the “dictatorial” attitude of the Tamil Nadu Government towards mediapersons, Jalandhar-based journalists have decided to wear black badges to lodge their protests against the attack on the freedom of the Press.
More than a fortnight after the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the PSEB to reinstate Akali leader Gurbachan Singh Bachhi as member of the board, the board has neither given him his former portfolio of administration nor assigned him any other duty.
The Paediatric Forum today organised a seminar in the local marriage palace today on various diseases affecting the children. Dr Abha Mudgil Sharma, organising secretary, said that 200 delegates from Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Sultanpur Lodhi, Hoshiarpur, Phagwara, Patiala, Faridkot, Moga, Banga, Nawanshahr, Garhshankar, Nakodar and Bhogpur participated in the seminar.
Two stray dogs reportedly mauled a 2-year-old boy, Harshdeep, on Saturday in Taraf Hazi village near Sultanpur Lodhi. Parents of the child had gone to Gurdwara Ber Sahib to pay obeisance leaving him alone in the house.
As many as 2495 cases were settled amicably at a special state-level Lok Adalat held at the sessions court complex here today. Stating this in a press note, Mr M.R. Batra, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, stated that in Lok Adalat 17 Benches were constituted which handled nearly 2,479 cases.
It was for the first time that all judicial officials of the district, led by Mr Mohinder Pal, District and Sessions Judge, organised a seminar in a remote Chanarthal Kalan village to educate the rural masses regarding free legal aid being provided to the weaker sections of society by the government and to popularise the concept of Lok Adalats.
The district police today claimed to have busted a six-member gang which used to dupe people by promising to triple their money. Mr Kultar Singh, district police chief, while giving details, said the accused led by Karam Singh, a resident of Jagdev Kalan village, used to lure ‘victims’ by telling them that they had a special fake currency which looked like real currency.
The district police arrested two persons on the charge of selling tranquillisers from Maur Mandi, near here today. The accused have been identified as Rinku Singla, a resident of Sangrur and Umesh Aggrawal, a local of Maur Mandi.
PTU to introduce
new exam schedule
Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, PWD Minister, Punjab, has alleged that the NDA government’s policies had forced most of the Punjab Industries to shift to neighbouring states.