Dhindsa to be SAD candidate
GND varsity to honour Yash Chopra
Amritsar, February 11
Guru Nanak Dev University will honour Dr Sardara Singh Johl, Vice-Chairman, Punjab Planning Board, young businessman of England, Reuben Singh, Advocate-General of Punjab Harbhagwan Singh and film director-producer, Yash Chopra with Honorary degrees in recognition of their valuable contribution in their respective fields.
The Congress observer for eight parliamentary constituencies of Punjab, Mr Lalit Jain, has reportedly pulled up the District Congress Committee for recommending only the name of the last Jalandhar MP, Mr Balbir Singh, to the Congress high command, that too “without informing” the seven party MLAs.
The president of the Bahujan Samaj Morcha (BSM) and former MP Mr Satnam Singh Kainth, today said his party would merge with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on February 15 during a “Bahujan Ekta Rally” to be held at Banga in Nawanshahr district.
The national President of the BJP, Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu, will formally launch an election campaign from Hoshiarpur on February 21 at a rally. The rally will also be attended, among others by Mr Vinod Khanna, a former MP from Gurdaspur.
Cong leader refutes Khanna’s claims
on development grants
A public hearing meeting organised here today by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) for inviting objections to the proposed distillery project at the Industrial Growth Centre in the Sujanpur Assembly constituency was boycotted by the villagers of the area, saying it was an eyewash.
Despite unearthing the sensational Rs 32-crore pension scam, the Department of Social Securities reportedly continues to function in a “questionable manner. As many as 95 persons who were supposedly sent pensions up to March 2003 according to an acknowledgement in a demi-official letter to Mr Satya Pal Dang, have not received the pensions.
A health fair scheduled to be held at the Community Health Centre, Bhunga, from February 12 to 14 has been postponed for now by the district health authorities.
The PSEB Engineers Association, Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant (GHTP), Lehra Mohobat, while opposing the execution of a project pertaining to setting up two units of 250 MW each under stage-II of the GHTP by the BHEL, pointed out that it would escalate the project cost by minimum of Rs 200 crore.
The district police chief today made a written recommendation to his counterpart in Ludhiana for taking appropriate departmental disciplinary action against the delinquent security guard whose service weapon was found abandoned near a taxi stand here on Monday last.
Academic interaction between India and Pakistan may take some more time, but the interaction between two parts of Punjab is likely to start from next month after Vice-Chancellors from various universities of the two countries will converge here for a conference.
A warrant officer of the Punjab and Haryana High Court found 47 alleged bonded labourers in a raid at a brickkiln at Baghapurana in this district yesterday.
The Cooperative Department, Punjab, has suspended Lakshami Narain, secretary, Cooperative Agriculture Service Society of Lambwali village in Jaito subdivision, on charges of misappropriating society funds worth Rs 11 lakh in the past three years. The matter came to the light last month following complaints of a large number of loanees of Gondhara and Lambwali villages who were served notices for depositing the amount.
One hurt in accident
The local Consumer Welfare Forum today presented a memorandum to Justice H.S. Brar, Chairman, State Consumers Disputes Redressal Commission, for taking up the matter with the Central and the state health authorities to ensure that government doctors gave their opinion in cases against doctors.
Morinda sugar mill not paying dues, alleges farmer
Mr K.A.P. Sinha, District Magistrate, today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the filling of earth in a pond on a piece of land in the heart of the city allegedly by a section of real-estate developers.
The Jalandhar police today arrested a man for possessing 1.5 kg of opium. Mr G.P.S. Bhullar, SSP, said a police party spotted a suspicious looking person who was carrying a polythene bag in the Chauggitti-Nangal Shama area. He was later identified as Balbir Singh of Raptoke village of Tarn Taran district.
Thefts in four shops
Dharna by students
Seminar on industrial