Badals accused of not accepting summons
In a significant order Mr Narinder Singh, General Manager, Bathinda District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited, has directed all employees of its local milk plant to sell its milk products on a monthly quota basis.
Gyan Jyoti School of Total Quality Management & Entrepreneurship — North India’s first school aimed at sharpening the skills of entrepreneurs and working professionals — would be launched by President A.P.J. Kalam on December 1.
The local Municipal Council has resolved to abandon water storage tanks located in the old water works here. The council resolved to purchase 22 acres of land near Malookpura distributary on the bypass for creating new tanks in technical consultation with the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board.
Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police A.S. Rai will go to Delhi next week to check details of persons, if any, taken abroad by Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi under the alleged human-trafficking racket regarding which a case had been registered by the Patiala police.
Sight Savers International (UK) and British Gas (UK) have gifted eye equipment worth Rs 75 lakh to the Ophthalmology Department of the local Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital. The State Minister for Medical Education and Research, Mr Santokh Singh, inaugurated the equipment here today.
The Municipal Committee at its meeting today decided to widen five roads in the town to help solve the problem of traffic congestion. The general house of the committee, which met here in the morning, also cleared a proposal to construct public toilets in the town.
The Jalandhar-Kartarpur road has virtually turned into a “killer” road, with a large number of accidents taking place on it. During the past few months, this stretch of road has witnessed about 40 accidents, resulting in death of 13 persons and injuries to about 250 persons.
In their effort to check the ever-increasing population of stray dogs, the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation and the Punjab Animal Husbandry Department have planned to sterilise about 3,000 female dogs in the city in a phased manner under the Animal Birth Control Programme.
The suspects in Jasbir murder case, who was hacked to death allegedly by four Rajputs of Jahankhelan village on November 25, had been making plans in this regard for the past one month.
The local Additional Sessions Judge, Mr A.S. Grewal, has remanded Ms Malti Batra, former District Education Officer, Primary, in judicial custody till December 12. Ms Batra was arrested last evening from her residence here by a Vigilance team from Ludhiana on charges of misappropriating Rs 1.5 lakh from the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan funds placed under her jurisdiction during her stint as DEO.
Mr Sukhdev Singh, Additional Sessions Judge, Moga has convicted and sentenced Bhushan Kumar, a tea stall owner of Moga to five years of rigorous imprisonment and fined him Rs 50,000.
BKU to launch agitation
Modifying three earlier orders, the Punjab Chief Secretary, today passed yet another order, whereby, Mr Vikas Partap, now stands shifted as Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepore. He has been posted Additional Chief Administrator, PUDA.
Mr M.H. Farooqi, SSP, in a press meeting said here today that the police had unearthed a case of emigration fraud and arrested Major Singh and his wife Harvinder, residents of Ludhiana.
Their faith saw them through
Fresh probe ordered against suspended varsity
Small industrialists here are sore over the decision of the Board of Directors of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation to levy maintenance charges to the tune of Rs 6 per square yard on allottees of industrial plots in Focal Points.
Efforts have been initiated to unite the different Beopar Mandals in Punjab to protect the interests of the traders. The initiative in this regard has been taken by Mr Tulsidas Jaitwani, president of the Punjab Beopar Mandal.