Amarinder meets MLAs, ministers
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The financial crunch in Punjab has led to the accumulation of salary arrears of staff in over 100 colleges that depend upon 95 per cent grant-in-aid from the state. Their arrears range from three to 10 months.
Mr Alwinder Pal Singh Pakhoke, working president of the SGPC, today sidelined loyalists of the late Gurcharan Singh Tohra by transferring them and allotting them insignificant posts.
About 200 BJP activists led by Mr Surjit Kumar Jyani, local MLA, staged a dharna in front of Khui Khera police station in the subdivision in protest against police repression and “illegal” confinement of Desa Singh, resident of Shajrana village today.
With the formation of the 15-member State Drugs Advisory Committee for the first time in Punjab this year, the state Health authorities seem to be serious to check the manufacture and sale of spurious drugs.
Has Mr D.R. Bhatti, Additional Director-General of Police, stormed into the thick of controversy by allegedly dubbing policemen as “dealers” in his valedictory address at the 35th All-India Police Science Congress here this evening?
Hailing statements of Union Law Minister H.R. Bhardwaj and Union Home Minister Shiv Raj Patil on POTA, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), today said that all cases, registered under TADA and POTA, should become non-functional.
Controversies manage to track him down. When he was in Amritsar, the now Senior Superintendent of Police Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh busted the great kidney conspiracy.
The storm which swept the region last night left a trail of destruction in Bathinda and Mansa districts uprooting hundreds of trees, electric and telephone poles and damaged recently transplanted paddy and cotton in hundreds of acres.
The Class IV Government Employees Union has given a 15-day ultimatum to the state government for shifting the canal lining division offices from Batala to Abohar, failing which an agitation will be launched at Batala on June 7.
Ms Ravneet Kaur (name changed) has been suffering from typhoid since she shifted to Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar locality of the town after her marriage two and half months ago allegedly due to the consumption of underground water which has been declared unfit.
Prof Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra, Vice-Chancellor of Sampurna Nand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, asserted here today that education should be made mandatory for legislators and a law should be passed to fix the minimum educational qualification for them.
The problems of sewerage and water were highlighted in the municipal house meeting held here today. A number of complaints relating to the twin problems were aired that dealt with falling water table, making many tubewells redundant.
Cracks have appeared in the houses at Kot Atma Ram in the Sultanwind area on which Hutch is installing its tower. The installation was stopped midway after complaints were lodged by residents of the area with the Deputy Commissioner.
Narcotic drugs, including 14.4 kg of heroin worth more than Rs 6.5 crore in the international market, was burnt by the Customs authorities here today.
Thousands of cases are pending in the state consumer forums due to the apathy of the department of Food and Civil Supplies of the state. The Department of Food and Civil Supplies is dithering on issuing notifications of the selection of five district presidents and many members of the consumer forums.
A youth allegedly murdered a girl at Sakrullapur village, near here, today. It is reported that the girl, Lakhbir Kaur (21), a resident of the village, had gone to the home of the youth, Jaswinder Singh, in the afternoon.
The Gurdaspur police yesterday arrested an ISI agent, Amrik Singh, alias Meeka, of Dadwan village, who had been declared a proclaimed offender.
Mr Hukam Chand, Naib Tehsildar, Sardulgarh, was today allegedly caught red-handed by a team of the Vigilance Bureau led by Mr Vinod Chaudhary while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from Mr Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Sardulgarh town in this district.
The Sunam police today arrested Rishu Madan, a Sunam resident, and recovered Rs 8,000 of a total of Rs 41,000 looted by him and his accomplices from a grocer at Sunam last night.
Mr Subhash Chander a partner in M/s Kundan Lal Subhash Chander Rice Mills was arrested by the SDM Gurdaspur on the charge of not depositing provident fund dues. The Department of Provident Fund submitted a report in this regard.
With revolution in the information technology and means of communication, copying in examinations has become hi-tech. It came to the light when three students of local BBSB Engineering College were caught cheating on mobile phone by an invigilator during the semester examinations of the college.
A team of Budha Dal Public School has been invited to take part in the prestigious NASA Space Settlement Design Competition slated to be held at the visitors complex of the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA, from July17 to 19.
The local Medical Students Association held a meeting to protest against the rape attempt in the girls’ hostel premises of Faridkot Medical College here today. The association president, Dr Tarundeep Singh, said that even after fours days, the police had failed to nab the culprit.
The Punjab Booksellers Association has condemned Punjabi University’s decision to stop the sale of its forms and prospectuses to registered booksellers of the city here today.