Top stories | Politics | Community  
  Crime | Education | Business


Dissidents don’t want Kidwai on panel
Chandigarh, January 4
Piqued at the leak of information they had furnished during their previous meeting with three-member committee, most of dissident legislators have reportedly requested the Congress President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, to keep Mrs Mohsina Kidwai out of the new central committee, which will start meeting each of them from tomorrow onwards.

Shradhanjli samaroh turns into show of strength
Nawanshahr, January 4
The ‘shradhanjli samaroh’ organised to mark the death anniversary of former minister Chaudhary Jagat Ram, who was gunned down by militants in 1988, at his native village Soond, about 20 km from here, today by his son and dissident Congress MLA from Banga, Mr Tarlochan Singh Soond, virtually turned out to be a ‘show of solidarity’ by the dissident Congress ministers and MLAs.

Suppressed turnover worth Rs 6 cr unearthed
Jalandhar, January 4
In an attempt to plug the pilferage of tax, the Excise and Taxation Department, during a week long special drive, has unearthed a suppressed turnover worth Rs 6 crore by conducting raids on the premises of 17 business establishments in the state.

Security tightened at Amritsar, Delhi airports
Jalandhar, January 4
A red alert has been sounded at Amritsar and New Delhi international airports following the seizure of fake Indian currency worth Rs 4.72 lakh in denomination of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 by Jalandhar police here on Saturday.

Fatehgarh Sahib


A devotee takes a holy dip in the Sarovar of Golden Temple on the eve of Gurpurb
A devotee takes a holy dip in the Sarovar of Golden Temple on the eve of Gurpurb, in Amritsar on Sunday. — PTI

42 parboiled rice mills face closure
Jalalabad, January 4
Due to delay in finalising the list of approved consultants by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB),  42 parboiled rice mills of the state are facing the threat of closure. The power connections to these mills were once disconnected after their treated waste water  samples failed to achieve the parameters prescribed by the PPCB.

Spokesman editor not to appear
before Takht
Chandigarh, January 4
Mr Joginder Singh, Chief Editor of Spokesman magazine, affirmed today that he would not appear before the Akal Takht Jathedar till the Sikh clergy is able to convince him of being guilty of any wrongdoing. He was summoned by the Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti to clarify his position before the Sikh clergy on January 7 for his alleged blasphemous acts.

CM’s next book is on post-1947 military
Chandigarh, January 4
To unwind, Capt Amarinder Singh, picks up the pen. It is writing that helps the Chief Minister to relax. He does most of the writing at night before going off to sleep.


NCP not averse to joining NDA
Bathinda, January 4
Mr Amritpal Singh Brar, spokesperson and general secretary, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Punjab, today said his party was not averse to the idea of joining the NDA and that the party chief, Mr Sharad Pawar, had been meeting with various prominent political figures of the country to work out an electoral alliance in view of the Lok Sabha elections.

BJP, SAD harming anti-graft drive, claims union
Bathinda, January 4
The Unemployed Youth Union, Punjab, today alleged that a section of the BJP, SAD and some Congressmen had ganged up against the state Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to harm the anti-corruption campaign launched by him.

BJP will get two-thirds majority: Minister
Barnala, January 4
The Bharatiya Janata Party will get two-thirds majority in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, claimed Mr Sangh Priya Gautam, Minister of State for Agro-Rural Industries, here today. He said the BJP would field around 375 candidates out of 543, leaving the rest for its allies.


Thousands administered Pulse Polio drops
Bathinda, January 4
Thousands of children up to the age of 5 years were administered anti-polio vaccine under the ongoing pulse polio vaccination drive launched by the Health Department.

Gadar Party founder remembered
Bhakhana, (Amritsar), January 4
The 134th birth anniversary of Baba Sohan Singh Bhakhana, founder of the Gadar Party, was celebrated at his ancestral village Bhakhana Kalan, around 18 km from here, today.

Bhaura’s death mourned
Bathinda, January 4
The death of senior CPI leader Mr Bhan Singh Bhaura, sitting MP from this constituency, was mourned by a large number of employee unions, political leaders and social activists.

Fish seed farm officer alleges frame-up
Ropar, January 4
The Chief Executive Officer fish seed farm Katli, Ropar, Mr S.M. Dogra, yesterday gave his version on the charges of cheating levelled against him. Talking to The Tribune on phone Mr Dogra alleged that he had been framed in the case.

One killed as shell explodes
Patiala, January 4
One person was killed when a shell from which he was trying to extract iron exploded in a gas-welding shop at Sewak Colony here this afternoon.

Residents for lighting flyover
Bathinda, January 4
Residents of trans railway colonies of the city have expressed unhappiness over the non-installation of streetlights on the newly constructed over-bridge at the Khooni Phatak.

Amarinder greets people on Gurpurb
Chandigarh, January 4
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today greeted the people on the 337th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh and called upon them to follow the teachings of the great spiritual ambassador.

Lakhs attend Sarhalikalan fair
Tarn Taran, January 4
Lakhs of persons attended the annual three-day fair organised in memory of Baba Tara Singh and Baba Charan Singh of Sarhaliwale. The fair concluded at Sarhalikalan yesterday.

Road in memory of Ranjodh Singh
Patiala, January 4
The bhog ceremony of Sergeant Ranjodh Singh, who died following a gun battle in the Kashmir valley on December 24 at the Ghalori gate was held at Gurdwara Singh Sabha here today.

Class IV staff to hold dharna
Patiala, January 4
The Class IV Government Employees Union, Punjab, organised a meeting at its district office here today. The meeting was presided over by the union leader Jagmohan Singh.


Patwari held for fraud
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 4
The district police claimed to have unearthed a racket of selling government, private and SGPC properties by making bogus documents in connivance with revenue officials and a flesh trade racket with the arrest of a patwari.

Petrol pump looted
Phagwara, January 4
Some unidentified armed robbers looted a petrol pump near Bundala village on the Goraya-Zandiala road and injured one of its employees last night.

Traffic constable held for taking bribe
Bathinda, January 4
The police has registered a case against Jagdev Singh, a constable with the local traffic police, for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50 from a truck driver.

4-year-old boy sodomised
Tarn Taran, January 4
In a bizarre incident, a four-year-old boy was sodomised by Suresh Kumar in the Bhikhiwind area here on the eve of New Year. However, the case under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Bhikhiwind police station only today.


Varsity to focus on Punjabi research
Patiala, January 4
Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai held a year-ender press conference here which focused on the development works in the university. He, however, refused to reply “controversial” questions, particularly those regarding the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dr R.N. Pal.

Ex-APRO complains against VC
Patiala, January 4
Former Punjabi University Assistant Public Relations Officer (APRO) Harminder Singh Khokhar, whose services were dispensed with following a decision of the Synidcate to abolish his post, today appealed to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to order the varsity Vice- Chancellor to restore him to his job.

Bikram alumni meet
Patiala, January 4
The first annual meeting of Bikram Alumni (Global) Association of the local Government Bikram College of Commerce was held in the college campus here yesterday.


HDFC launches insurance, pension plans
Patiala, January 4
HDFC Standard Life launched its unit-linked insurance and pension plans here today. The company has launched two products on the unit-linked platform — the HDFC unit-linked endowment plan and the HDFC unit-linked pension plan.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | National Capital |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |