Amarinder gets a breather
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today again failed to appear in the District Courts where charges of corruption were to be framed against her. The case has been adjourned for January 10.
Centre to take up PSGPC issue with Pak
Rs 80,000 in fake currency
seized, four held
The ice has started melting between India and Pakistan, which will help in the early restoration of normalcy after the meaningful bilateral talks during the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
Mr Amarjit Singh Buttar, Chairman of the World Sikh Council, America region, has urged French President Jacques Chirac, to reconsider his decision to ban conspicuous religious symbols, including head dresses, from government schools and other places in that country.
Akali Dal against LS poll in April
Eminent journalist Kuldeep Nayyar today sentimentally called for a reunion of both Punjabs, in India and Pakistan, to promote Punjabi on both sides of the border. In a speech here after accepting the lifetime fellowship conferred on him, Mr Nayyar said the Partition had harmed Punjabi.
The Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr Vinod Khanna, today said the Central Government had no proposal to increase passport fees from Rs 1,000 in the near future.
More than 300 pensioners at a function, organised on the occasion of Pensioners Day under the banner of the Sangrur Government Pensioners Welfare Association here today, urged the Punjab Government to grant Rs 500 per month as medical allowance to government pensioners.
Mr Joginder Singh, Editor of monthly magazine, Spokesman, today, failed to appear before Akal Takht here. The deadline for explaining his position today ended. Earlier, the Editor had questioned the validity of the notice issued by the Sikh clergy.
There was resentment among residents of the “Angooran wala bagh” area, here following they were given notices by the Improvement Trust, ordering them to demolish their houses in six hours.
The police today launched a search in the city following an alleged bid to blow up a rail track near the Goraya railway station on Monday night.
The Faridkot police launched motor cycle patrolling here today. The step aims at checking anti-social activities, crime and to regulate traffic. Initially, five motor cycles, fitted with wireless sets, sirens, speakers and first aid boxes, have been deployed.
Do you want to jack up your building ? Literally. Leave it to Bhupinder Singh. This 20 something unlettered building contractor has lifted more than a 100 buildings in Patiala using jacks.
Baljinder Singh, an accused in 13 criminal cases of looting, snatching, dacoity and other heinous crimes who was lodged in the local Central Jail, escaped from police custody late last evening.
The police has registered another case against the patwari, Gurpal Singh, his wife Satinder Kaur and Balwinder Singh a resident of Ghuman Garh for allegedly taking Rs 23.5 lakh from Varinder Singh and Harpreet Singh, both residents of Phoolanwal village in Ludhiana district, for making fake registration deeds of Canal Rest House at Adampur.
The police here claimed having arrested 18 persons and recovered 25 cars like Opel Astra, Scorpio, Maruti Zen and Wagon-R from them, said Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar SSP today. “After refurbishing nobody could suspect that these vehicles were stolen,” said Mr Bhullar.
Punjabi University has decided to stop recruitment in Arts and Languages departments which are not attracting students and instead has decided to focus on courses in management, information technology and banking to generate resources and provide better means of employment.
Former minister and PPCC vice-president Sajjan Kumar Jakhar has said teachers will have to motivate students to follow the Gandhian way of life to weed out corruption from all fields.