MC staff dump garbage outside doctors’ houses
The Punjab Police has sealed its border with Haryana and Rajasthan in order to avoid any untoward incident in view of the SGPC polling tomorrow. As many as four special nakas have been laid down in the border belt in Muktsar district adjoining Haryana and Rajasthan to prevent the anti-social and unwanted elements from entering the state.
It is a classic case of manipulation. The Punjab Government continued to sit comfortably for over 45 days on Gurdwara Election Commission's plea for deployment of central forces in the state to finally blame paucity of time for its inaction.
Gill, Bitta on terrorists’ hit list
Akali leader Dr Harbhajan Singh(48), his daughter Gagandeep Kaur(23) and son Rupinder Singh(19) were found allegedly murdered with sharp-edged weapons at their residence at Barnala Kalan village near here today afternoon. Blood stains could be seen in the lobby, bedrooms, kitchen situated at first floor of house and bedsheets were soaked with blood.
The Chandigarh Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has quashed the selection and appointment of Mr Pawan Kumar as Welfare Officer in the Office of Accountant General (A&E), Punjab.
The Speaker of the Punjab Assembly, Dr Kewal Krishan, has accepted the resignation of Mr Bir Devinder Singh as Deputy Speaker.
Oppn, Sonia gave up PM’s post: Sushma
An Emergency wing in name only. This sums up the story of the facility in the Government Rajindra Hospital attached to the local Medical College. The department has neither medicines nor equipment and is usually without the requisite staff also.
Punjab Congress Vice-President MMS Cheema has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi to give a package to the border districts of Punjab.
Despite the Sangrur Drainage Construction Division sending a requisition, demanding Rs 1.37 crore for flood control works, to the Punjab Irrigation authorities through the Chief Engineer, Drainage, in the first week of May this year, no funds have yet been released to the division by the state government so far.
Following the detection of alleged misappropriation of funds of the Guru Teg Bahadur Educational Trust and nepotism in the appointment of staff at educational institutions, including several schools and colleges run by it in Malout subdivision of Muktsar district, its Chairman, Dr Pritpal Singh, may soon be removed, it is learnt.
Mr G.P.S Sahi, Chairman, Punjab Financial Corporation, awarded certificates to the participants of various state-level financial institutions at a valedictory function held at the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration here yesterday. Various institutions who participated in the special training programme included SIDCO, the HPFC, the HFC, the HSIDC, the RFC and the PFC.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) , led by Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna has said that it had disowned Mr Prahalad Singh Chandok , president, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) who had honoured Mr Jagdish Tytler, a Union Minister in Delhi with a ‘Siropa’ (robe of honour) and a sword at a function at Delhi.
Residents of Khurla Kingra village yesterday gheraoed the Police Division No. 7 here for their alleged failure to take action against the accused, who misbehaved with two sisters of the village on July 7.
Goods worth lakhs were destroyed in a fire that broke out in a shopkeeper’s store here today. At least four persons, who had got trapped in the building, were rescued by residents.
Badal case hearing adjourned
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) (Lakhowal) yesterday organised dharna in front of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) SE’s office here.
Two motorcycle-borne miscreants shot as a salesman of a wine shop and injured him seriously, when they failed in their attempt to loot cash from him last night.
Vinot Kumar, husband of murdered woman Hem Lata from Lehragaga, today surrendered in a court here. He was one of the 11 accused booked. Hem Lata was allegedly murdered by her-in-laws in the house on July 8 last.
Customs officials today claimed to have seized 828 kg of poppy husk worth Rs 50,000 at a naka at the Bhikhiwind-Harike Road at the Patti Mor crossing. However, the accused managed to escape under the cover of darkness.
The Punjab Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes Welfare Department will start a free course in Punjabi stenography for the unemployed graduate SC\BC youths whose age is 30 or below.
As many as 30 students of Punjab Technical University (PTU) took part in the ongoing hunger strike that entered the tenth day today. A member of the students’ union, who had fallen ill yesterday during the strike, had to be admitted to the Civil Hospital.