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Three senior Akali leaders, including two former ministers, will now be able to contest the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) elections. The Gurdwara Election Commission today accepted their petitions and quashed the orders passed by the deputy commissioners (DC) concerned, rejecting their candidature.
Mr Ajay Mohan Babbi, president of the Municipal Council, Hoshiarpur, criticised the district health authorities for blaming the municipal council for the outbreak of gastroenteritis/ diarrhoea in Hoshiarpur city.
The much-awaited Pushpa Gujral Science City is all set to open by October this year, provided the Central Government releases a grant of Rs 5 crore to it for giving finishing touches to the various structures erected in its vast 71-acre area.
The Delhi Government has recommended the establishment of a Rs 2000-crore university after the name of Guru Tegh Bahadur. This was disclosed by Mr Parhalad Singh Chandok, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), while talking to The Tribune here today.
Even as more than 2,000 tree saplings are being readied by the municipal corporation here to be planted on the stretch from the railway station upto the bypass leading to the Wagah international border, no action has been initiated against the “illegal” felling of as many as eight trees in the park of a posh colony allegedly by some employees of the municipal corporation in connivance with some others .
Dr Rakesh Mohan, Principal of SPN College at Mukerian in Hoshiarpur district, who served as English lecturer at the SRPAAB College at Pathankot for 22 years prior to his present assignment, alleged today that the acting Principal and the management of the college at Pathankot were not releasing his gratuity and transferring his provident fund account to harass him.
Irked at the alleged misbehaviour with a mini-truck driver by a policeman, villagers of Kishanpura gheraoed the police post here last night and damaged the jeep of the Assistant Sub-Inspector, (ASI) Swaran Singh.
Allottees of residential plots in the Phase III Colony of Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) here are finding it difficult to build their houses as PUDA has failed to provide them with paved roads, piped water supply and street lights.
Three persons, including a woman, were killed and six others wounded in a pile-up near here last evening, doctors and witnesses said.
The reverberations of the “Kare Khan” may have died long time back but its legend refuses to die. Named so because of four rings on its barrel, two on each side, the weapon, which was lodged for decades in the Cannon Park in Quila Mubarak complex, has a colourful history.
Residents of many villages in the district today complained that they had been facing an acute shortage of power and drinking water for the past several weeks. A delegation of villagers led by Ms Kuldip Singh Mahesari said here that the residents of these villages had to fetch water from remote places.
A woman delivered twins in a public toilet at the Ropar bus stand, Sirhind town, today evening.
Mr Sukhminder Pal Singh Grewal, a member of the working committee of the Punjab BJP and a former President of the State BJP Yuva Morcha, today urged the Punjab Government to protect the interests of state cadre police officers.
A team of PWD officials removed 53 illegal kiosks from PWD land on Amloh Road, Mandi Gobindgarh. Mr Jatinder Singh, Tehsildar, was appointed Executive Magistrate to supervise the operation.
The District Magistrate, Mr Raminder Singh, today ordered the closure of the Cosmo Club located on the Taylor Road . In a written order, he said the club was indulging in illegal activities, including gambling and drinking.
People were inconvenienced today as computerised railway ticket booking remained shut for five hours at the railway station here. When contacted, a railway official said the power shutdown had caused it.
The Shahpurkandi police claims to have busted a racket of flesh trade and booked 10 persons and arrested nine including four women in this connection.
Mr Jugraj Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), was attacked by two unidentified youths while he was going to his house after duty late last night. The attackers took his service revolver with them.
Alert securitymen and followers of a dera on the outskirts of Chhappar village not only foiled a robbery last night but also arrested one of the robbers, who later turned out to be a criminal wanted in many cases by the police.
Miscreants created panic here on Monday night when they attacked Mr Gurpreet Singh a resident of Ballianwali village, with sticks and beat up his father. They also snatched a golden chain, a ring, a purse, a mobile phone and a wrist watch.
A Punjab Food and Civil Supply Department Inspector and his colleague were arrested by the Vigilance Bureau in the alleged Rs 11 lakh scam in the department.
A Vigilance Bureau team , led by the DSP, Mr Zora Singh Brar, today nabbed an employee of the Civil Surgeons office on bribery charges.
The Vigilance Bureau has arrested panchayat secretary Parkash Singh, sarpanch of Srinagar Puniwal village Kuldeep Singh and his wife and former sarpanch Bhupinder Kaur on charge on embezzling government funds.
Staff of local four degree colleges have nor received their salaries since March this year.
Recruitment of teachers on contract opposed
The 5th annual summer camp for children between the 3-15 years age group, being organised by a private event management firm, Passion Unlimited at Heera Nagar, attracted children from various schools of the city, including Our Lady of Fatima Convent School, Budha Dal Public School and DAV Public School.
A handbook of information for admission to MBA/MCA courses in Punjab for the session 2004-05 was released today and the same shall be available from June 26 at authorised branches of ICICI Bank, Bank of Punjab and Punjabi University’s Publication Bureau.
District Credit Plan reviewed