No leadership change in Punjab: Ambika
The SGPC and the Punjab Government are heading for confrontation on the issue of conducting the entrance test for the admission to the MBBS and BDS courses for the year 2004-2005.
Vedanti not to appear before court
SGPC refuses to abide by gurdwara poll
Pakhoke’s candidature may be cancelled
Father killed to implicate SGPC member in murder case
DGP office prepares proposal on cadre posts
Kainth to launch debate on expulsion
Tension which gripped the cloth market in the local Banasawala Bazar since last night, following a violent clash between owners and men of two cloth houses last night was defused this afternoon following an amicable settlement on the issue. The two sides reached an agreement in the presence of local DSP Jaspal Singh.
In what could mean an end to waiting in long queues to pay electricity bills, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) is set to install bill payment machines (BPMs) across the state. Consumers can pay their electricity bills through an automatic machine that will accept both cash and cheques and give a receipt to the consumer in return.
The Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) will submit a memorandum, inked with the blood of its members, to President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on June 19 in New Delhi to protest against the possible construction of the SYL canal.
SAD-BJP combine leaders today described as “back-breaking” the hike in the prices of cooking gas, petrol and diesel. Jathedar Jarnail Singh Wahid, SAD national adviser, Mr Swarna Ram, Punjab BJP vice-president today dubbed the hike as the first anti-people gift of the Congress at the Centre.
Rich tributes were paid to Chaudhry Dharm Pal Dutta, a freedom fighter and former president of the Ashoka Educational Trust, at the bhog ceremony held at Mandi Gobindgarh town of the district. Thousands of people from every walks of life attended his bhog ceremony.
Even as the annual mortality rate due to rabies has been lowered, the incidents of dog-bite have increased several times. In India, the annual mortality rate due to rabies which, according to a survey conducted in 1990, was 30,000-35000 deaths per year, has come down to 18,000-20,000.
The martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev, the fifth Guru of Sikhs, was observed here today at the local Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Model Town, Gurdwara Akalian and on Walia Transport premises. “Chabeels” and langar were held to mark the day. A big congregation was held at Gurdwara Akalian which was headed by Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal.
Activists of the Bahujan Samaj Party today held a dharna near the Gharinda police station here. It led to the stoppage of the “Sada-e-Sarhad,” which was allegedly pelted with stones by the protesters.
Even as the Duty Magistrate today remanded Parminder Kaur and Jaspal Singh, both accused in the fake passport case, in police custody for one day, the police has asked the Notary, who “attested” the fake affidavit, to join the investigation.
Jasmer to interact with
The district administration today imposed a ban on the operation of a mela, which was organised by the ARK Amusement here.
With the arrest of two persons, the local police claims to have achieved a major breakthrough in solving several cases of stealing of vehicles in the district.
The National Human Rights Parishad taking a serious note of inaction against a DSP and an SHO, against whom a case of corruption was filed in 1999, has sought the immediate suspension the officials concerned.
Binder Kaur, a Scheduled Caste woman and resident of Virk Kalan village in the district, was admitted to the local Civil Hospital with multiple injuries after she was allegedly beaten up by 10 residents of the same village on the night of June 11 while she was going to her house from her shop at Bhisiana village.
The Bagha Purana police has booked three persons on the charge of abducting a married woman, following an order of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC).
The Malerkotla police today seized 25 bags of poppy husk, containing 35 kg of poppy husk each, from the truck near Malerkotla. All three accused fled after abandoning the truck 200 yards away from a police naka.
Thieves decamped with cash and gold jewellery from a house in Gobind Colony here today.
It was a miraculous escape for passengers of a private bus (PB-3G-2585) when it overturned. However, three of them, including a woman, sustained minor injuries near Anngarh yesterday.
Two undertrials, an alleged rapist and a liquor smuggler, suffered injuries in a clash in the district jail here today.
Two couples, alleged to be “lovebirds”, were arrested from a hotel on a charge of concealing their identity today.
As many as 100 students from 10 colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University attended an eight-day youth training camp organised by the university under the aegis of its Youth Welfare Department.
As many as 232 candidates appeared for an online entrance test to MSc (IT) and MSc computer sciences courses at Lyallpur Khalsa College here today.
A 10-day summer camp organised by the District Red Cross Society to impart training to mentally retarded and visually handicapped children in various activities like toy-making, painting, music, and dance concluded here yesterday.