After the SGPC’s working President and two former Akali ministers who have been declared defaulters for not depositing the dues of their wards , it is now the turn of the Principal of the SGPC-run Guru Ram Dass Medical College who is in the dock for allegedly allowing his daughter to continue as an MBBS student despite the verdict of the Punjab and Haryana High Court setting aside the admissions against seats reserved for the faculty members.
Computer developed with Gurmukhi fonts
Moga, July 6
It may well be called a revolutionary step in IT field that four former students of a Faridkot engineering college have developed the first-ever operating system in Punjabi. This is also probably the first operating system in any Indian language.
Damaged bridge an invitation to mishaps
Malout, July 6
A damaged bridge on the Lambi-Rajbaha between Sikhwala and Phatuhi Khera villages of Malout subdivision on the Lambi-Khuban road is an open invitation to accidents as the Public Works Department Buildings and Roads has failed to repair the bridge for the past two years.
Flyover adds to residents’ problems
Bathinda, July 6
Resentment prevails among residents of the trans-railway colonies as the flyover built over the railway crossing, 245-A, popularly known as “khooni fatak” has proved to be more of a bane than a boon.
Taksal Head Granthi among 4 killed in accident
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 6
Four persons, including the Head Granthi of the Damdami Taksal, were killed and two seriously injured when a Mohindra jeep in which they were travelling rammed into a parked Punjab Roadways bus on the Sirhind road near Tarkhan Majra village early this morning.
Jail inmate’s bid to end lifeJalandhar, July 6
The functioning of the local Central Jail once again came under a scanner as a jail inmate attempted to commit suicide late last night allegedly after getting pressurised due to an ongoing tussle between two groups of undertrial prisoners.
Jail officials told to tighten security
Chandigarh, July 6
Punjab’s Prisons Department is issuing instructions to jail superintendents and other officials to intensify day and night patrolling inside the jail premises, besides directing them to adopt other precautionary measures.
Archives to get new home
Rajindra Kothi to be Heritage property
Patiala, July 6
The archival record of the erstwhile princely states in Punjab is set to get a new home, with the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority deciding to spend Rs 1.8 crore on the renovation of the old Deputy Commissioner’s and Commissioner’s office in the city to make it fit for storage of the record.
Shahrukh, Preity cut short visit to Amristar
Wagah (Amritsar), July 6
Film stars Shahrukh Khan and Priety Zinta along with Rani Mukherjee today shot for Yash Chopra’s new film “Swadesh” amidst tight security on the Indo-Pak border checkpost here today.
Film shooting started in the early hours. It is learnt that the
Pakistan Rangers refused to open the gate on their side for shooting a
arrives for the shooting of
Yash Chopra's forthcoming film at Wagah on Tuesday. — PTI
Section 47A of Gurdwara Act challenged
Chandigarh, July 6
The petition filed by Mr Rajinder Pal Singh Randhawa challenging the validity of Section 47A of the Sikh Gurdwara Act will come up tomorrow before a Bench headed by Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mr Justice
Growth of cotton crop satisfactoryBathinda, July 6
Dr Ajmer Singh, Director, Agriculture, Punjab, today said that so far the growth of the cotton crop in the cotton belt of the state was satisfactory as it was expected that production would cross its target fixed by the department.
Channu farmers may not get relief soonChannu (Malout), July 6
In a clear example of government apathy, over a dozen farmers of Channu village, falling in SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal’s Lambi constituency, will not be able to get relief from acute water-logging problem in their over 300 acres of land in the near future.
15 shopkeepers held for selling drugs illegallyGurdaspur, July 6
The district police has launched a special campaign against chemists selling psychotropic drugs illegally. In a crackdown, 28 chemists have been booked under the NDPS Act during the past two months.
Blind murder case solved
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 6
The district police claims to have solved the mystery behind the murder of Satpal Singh Kang, a financer of Bassi Pathana town, who had been missing since May 5 and his dead body with multiple injuries was recovered from Bhakra canal on May 9. After
post-mortem it was established that he was murdered.
Gold ornaments stolenPatiala, July 6
Gold worth Rs 67,000 was stolen from local Khanna Jewellers near Dharshani Gate at around 4.15 pm today.
According to the information, an employee of the shop was sitting at the counter when an unidentified person entered the shop and asked him to show gold rings and chains.
Two held for murder Phillaur, July 6
A youth, Sarabjit Rai Saboo, was allegedly kidnapped and strangled to death by five other youths of his village,
Bhardwajian, in this sub-division last night. The suspects allegedly severed the head and tried to burn the body, but failed, and threw it in the Kali Bein canal.
Illicit liquor seized, 1 held Moga, July 6
The police on Sunday arrested a person and seized 50 boxes of illicit liquor. However, two accomplices of the accused managed to give the police a slip.
According to sources, the SHO of city no. 2 received a tip-off that three persons, including a woman, were looking for liquor customers at Kothe Sandhua village.
Body found in canal Moga, July 6
A body of an unidentified person was found in a canal near Mandira village in Baghapurana on Sunday. Despite the canal having no water for the past few days, none of the villagers spotted the body.
School management bows to protestersBathinda, July 6
The two-day protest and the continuous agitation launched by the students of the local SSD Sada Ram School, their parents and other persons against its managements decision to close the same today yielded the positive results, when the management changed its decision and opened the same for regular education.
College to start more courses
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 6
“Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, has been allowed to start courses in MBA, M.Com and PG diploma in insurance business and risk management by Punjabi University, Patiala,
from the current academic session”
This was stated by Dr Gurmohan Singh, principal of the college.
|500 students attend
Dera Bassi, July 6
As many as 500 students along with their parents and guardians attended counselling held at the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, for management quota seats in various branches of engineering near here.
with their parents queue up during a counselling session at Sri
Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, on
JET(UG) sciences on July 14