Punjab seeks Rs 2 crore from
Haryana for plugging breaches
Villagers prepare for jawan’s homecoming
SAD (A) demands facilities for state
The state government is losing revenue of about Rs 1 crore per annum to poachers or illegal fish contractors by not allowing fishing in the Ranjit Sagar lake. Though the Deputy Commissioner, Gurdaspur, has banned fishing in the lake, sources said it was difficult to stop fishing or boating in the lake.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests A.S. Dogra and Chief Conservator of Forests H.S. Gujral have strongly denied allegations levelled by their colleague, Conservator of Forests Harsh Kumar.
In a representation sent to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) two days ago, Ms Avtar Kaur, a resident of Saron village, near here, urged its Chairman to initiate proceedings for getting a case registered against five policemen of the police station of Balianwali village in Bathinda district for “abducting” her husband, Santokh Singh, on July 4, 1991, from his clinic at Mandi Kalan village in Bathinda district. Santokh Singh is still untraceable.
The police has booked a head constable, Lakhwinder Singh, posted at Kalanaur police station, for allegedly stealing a file pertaining to him. The accused had wrongly verified the character of a person in his capacity of a munshi of the police station. Later, the person got recruited in the Punjab police on the basis of that certificate.
Despite losing wages they are working so that their families get safe drinking water. Outbreak of diarrhoea in neighbouring Mari Mustafa village has prompted residents of Dalit locality on the Rajeana Road here to themselves lay pipeline to waterworks to provide drinking water to 250 houses.
Following the August 3 roof collapse tragedy in Sanghera cow pen which resulted in the death of 82 cows and a buffalo calf, the Barnala civil administration has now woken up from its slumber holding parleys over devising ways and means to avert such mishaps in future.
First doctor couple to get B.C. Roy award
A former Secretary, Forests, Mr P. Ram, was under persistent attack at the meeting of the Punjab Council of Ministers here on Thursday, it is learnt.
Col G.S. Sandhu, Chairman, Majha Ex-Servicemen Human Rights Front, and president, Poohla Eviction Committee, today urged the Jathedar, Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to take over the historic and other gurdwaras which are in illegal possession of Ajit Singh Poohla, self-styled Nihang chief of the Taruna Dal here.
The Punjab Khet Majdoor Sabha, Bathinda district, today urged the state government to make arrangements for giving pensions to elderly, to restart the “shagun” scheme and payment of unemployment allowance.
A 35-member Pakistan delegation of the Rotary Club arrived here via the joint check post (JCP) at Wagah today.
Subhash Kumar, CRPF jawan, who lost his life combating Pakistan-backed intruders in Srinagar, was consigned to the flames at his native village, Tharial, in Pathankot subdivision today.
After having faced repeated failures of cotton crops during the past decade except last year despite sowing the recommended varieties by the state Agriculture Department, a large section of the farmers of the cotton belt of Punjab have taken to other varieties with the hope that their fields would bloom with white gold.
The Kirti Kisan Union staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today, demanding compensation for drought-hit farmers and free power and water supply to them.
The district police has claimed to have solved the case of murder of Suman Rani of Shastri Nagar, Mandi Gobindgarh, with the arrest of Raj Kumar, neighbour of Suman Rani, whereas the two contract killers engaged by Raj Kumar are at large. The police has registered a case under Section 460 of the IPC and presented Raj Kumar in the court of Mr S.S. Panesar at Amloh, who has remanded him in police custody for one day.
The police arrested a person who was allegedly involved in printing of fake currency here today.
Enraged over the appointment of teachers on contract by the Punjab Government, the ETT Teachers Union today blocked traffic and burnt the effigy of the state government here.
A large number of members of the district unit of the unemployed Elementary Teachers Union (UETU) along with activists of the district unit of DIET Students Welfare Association, today took out a protest march and burnt the effigy of the Punjab Government at the traffic chowk in protest against the contractual appointment of teachers by the government. They also demanded the withdrawal of false cases registered against student leaders at Jalandhar.
Punjabi University, Patiala, has fulfilled the long-standing demand of the people of this region by giving approval to the local Nehru Memorial Government College to start graduate classes in medical and non-medical streams from the current academic session.