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The Franco-Sikh and United Sikh organisations, both associations of the French Sikhs, have welcomed the initiative taken by the Sikh Nation Organisation and its chairperson, Dr Manjit Singh Randhawa.
To mark the 400th anniversary of the installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the SGPC would release, gold and silver coins. Mr Alwinder Pal Singh Pakhoke, President SGPC, said nagar kirtans would be taken out from four historic gurdwaras — Takht Damdama Sahib, Takht Kesgarh Sahib, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib (Pakistan) and Gurdwara Baoli Sahib, Goindwal.
Terming the Panthic Morcha as an “unholy” alliance between some parties with different ideologies, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Secretary-General of the Shiromani Akali Dal and MP from Sangrur, has asked the SAD (Longowal), headed by Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, and the SAD (Amritsar), headed by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann to clarify their stand over the martyrdom of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal.
The recent order of the Gurdwara Election Commission seeking details of new votes formed for the SGPC election has left the district administration perplexed. As per the commission’s orders received here yesterday all returning officers have been asked to submit details of the new votes formed for SGPC poll.
The Deputy Commissioner here Mr Harjit Singh, today denied that the election symbol of the Independent SGPC candidate from Pathankot, Mr Amarjit Singh, was changed deliberately.
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, SAD chief, has given control of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to persons who are allegedly causing harm to the Sikh quam and are not bothered about the maryada of the Panth.
Punjab State Electricity Board top officials, who have gone to Delhi yesterday to seek an additional 200 mega watt of power from the Power Ministry, could not make any headway today.
Mr H.M. Jain, member (generation) of the Punjab State Electricity Board said today that there were power cuts in the state due to delayed rains. The hydroelectric projects were facing acute shortage of water and produced less electricity.
The Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation has alleged that undue haste was being shown by the Department of Housing and Urban Planning to grant licence to a private coloniser at Mohali.
A joint front for revival of Punwire was formed during a meeting of members of various employees unions here yesterday. An action plan was formulated by the joint front for the purpose.
Mr Manjit Singh Manna, an Akali MLA, who was booked for allegedly running a still at his house in Khadoor Sahib, yesterday refuted the allegation levelled against him. He said that he was falsely implicated in the case as on that day he was attending the Committee meetings on Government Assurance in New Delhi.
A Municipal Councillor of Ward No 1 here has demanded that the Municipal Council should provide basic amenities to residents of the town on priority basis instead of spending funds on works that were less important.
To discuss the latest technologies for cure of heart ailments, eminent cardiologists of the city got together to participate in a seminar held at BBC Heart Care Foundation here yesterday.
Security has been beefed up for the RSS shakhas (morning classes) being organised in the border areas of the district following interception of terrorists’ messages. The sources said the terrorists’ messages from Jammu and Kashmir were intercepted by the security agencies yesterday night.
Punjab Human Rights Committee, an NGO, yesterday urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to adopt a fair policy to eradicate corruption from the state government machinery and not to target people on the basis of political grounds.
Sandeep Kaur (25), a resident of Kotli Dhile Shah village, falling under Kathunangal police station in Majitha police district, was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and members of the family. They allegedly cremated the body hurriedly to conceal evidence.
A resident of Gandwan village was arrested under Section 376 of the IPC for raping his eleven-year-old daughter yesterday. The incident occurred when the mother of the victim had gone out the house for household work.
Two lovebirds reportedly consumed celphos tablets at Khati village here today. Baljinder Kaur (18) died while her lover Bahadur Singh, a mechanic, was struggling for life in a private hospital here.
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A deputation of the Punjab Radical Students Union yesterday met the Principal of Government Ranbir College here, Mr Tarsem Dhariwal, to seek refund of the rolled buck fee. The hiked fee was deposited by the part I students of B.A. classes last year. Later the fee was rolled back by the state government.
The Child Welfare Council, Punjab, plans to start night schools to impart free education upto class X to children in the age group of 7-14 years, who work to support their families in the state.
Mr V.K. Bhardwaj, a member of the Bar Council of India, has laid stress on checking commercialisation of education. He said mushrooming of educational institutions without provision for proper infrastructure had marred education.
A month-long summer camp organised by the District Cultural Society at Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, Mandi Gobindgarh, concluded today. The camp was organised to impart training to tiny tots in various cultural activities.