Badal to meet top BJP leaders
Authorities pass the buck
Rajasthan drawing excess power
The Rajasthan State Electricity Board (RSEB) has been drawing power in excess of its share in the Bhakra Beas Management Board, causing loss worth crores to partner states, Punjab and Haryana.
Set up police posts to check power theft,
PSEB chief urged
The state Congress chief H.S. Hanspal today said that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) had announced the candidature of the Hoshiarpur seat without consulting the state Congress.
The BJP high command has given a clear indication to its Punjab unit to nominate, Dara Singh, a renowned wrestler turned film actor, from Amritsar and the dream girl Hema Malini from Hoshiarpur for the Lok Sabha elections. Dara Singh belongs to Dharam Chak village near Amritsar. However, there is strong resentment among the party leaders from Punjab against this move of the party high command.
Mr Pawan Preet Singh, general secretary of the district unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI), has ridiculed the “feel good factor” of the Central Government, which has been claiming a laudable development made in different fields during its over past four-year rule in the country.
The PCMS Association, Rampura Phul unit, has threatened a stir if the police framed any doctor of the civil hospital here for ‘favouring’ Dr Laxmi Garg, shifting to Faridkot hospital after her arrest in an illegal abortion case. The patient was referred to Patiala hospital when she complained of pain on February 7.
A state-level seminar on “Caste based reservation and misuse of scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention Act 1989,” organised by the district unit of the General Categories Welfare Federation Punjab, here today flayed politicians for dividing the country on caste lines to meet their personal ends.
Even as the state government has been claiming that it has initiated the process of devolution of powers to panchayats, a section of Congress sarpanches of villages falling under the Nathana block, are agitated over the treatment meted out to one of their colleagues by a police official last night.
The Lok Sangram Manch, Punjab, which had launched an agitation against the deletion of the name of an accused, Bachan Singh, from the Chiman Singh murder case by the police, staged a dharna before Sadar police station here today. Hundreds of men and women of different villages raised slogans against the police and demanded the arrest of Bachan Singh.
Residences of royals
re-opened to public
The Qila Androon, the residential quarters of the erstwhile royalty of Patiala, opened to the general public today after decades with the inauguration of "Heritage Walk" of its painted chambers, courtyards and varying architecture. The "walk" is the idea of Mr Debashish Nayak who has pioneered other such walks in Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Jaipur, is targeted at spreading awareness about the city amongst its people and also "connecting" them to it.
Yamini — the prime classical ballerina
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today announced the creation of a subdivision for this town with immediate effect, meeting a long-pending demand of the people of the area.
Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing the monthly meeting of district officials here yesterday, directed revenue officials to launch a campaign for the recovery of loans belonging to various government departments from defaulters.
Even as students are preparing for various Board and other annual examinations, the district administration has done little to control noise pollution.
The city police has registered a case against Mohinder Singh, a resident of Kila Nathu Singha village, in Kalanaur for giving a fake certificate for recruitment to the 3rd Battalion of the India Reserve Battalion.
A murder accused Amarjit Singh alias Fauja who escaped from police custody from the Anandpur Sahib court complex yesterday was rearrested in 24 hours day. At a press conference here today SSP Surinder Pal Singh said that the accused with the help of Jaswinder Kaur had fled to Nada Sahib gurdwara in Haryana in a taxi CHF-971 after escaping from custody.
The police has recovered a stolen German shepherd pair of dog and bitch, worth Rs 80,000, with the arrest of a resident of Nandpur Kalour, Jagtar Singh. Two other accused are still at large.
Mr M.F. Farooqui, SSP, in a press note issued here today said Paramjit Singh, former SHO, Kathgarh police station in the district, had been arrested under Sections 323, 325, 342 and 120 B of the IPC as he was found guilty of illegally beating Kuldip Kumar at the police station on February 6.
District Bar Association president Randhir Singh Sandhu caught a Reader of a court allegedly taking bribe. He presented the Reader in the general house of the association in front of advocates.
The Punjab Government plans to recruit more than 2000 B.Ed teachers to fill vacant posts in various schools. The Cabinet had already accorded approval and the process in this regard was likely to start by the next week. This was stated by Mr Sant Ram Singla Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, while taking to mediapersons at Mulla village here after laying the foundation stone of a link road.
Mr Surinder Singla, chairman of the High Powered Finance Committee, Punjab today said that a textile city would be set up here after the city gets the status of the special economic zone (SEZ) from the Centre.