Ashwani tells CM to give top priority to pensioners, poor
Samra confesses to doctoring pictures
Punjab police restores security cover to Bhatia
Punjabi University’s Human Biology Department Professor Mrs Praveen Singhal today in a representation to the National Women's Commission complained that University Vice-Chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai had “insulted and harassed” her during a recent meeting which was attended by members of her department and top university officials.
Punjabi University, which conducted the Management Entrance Test for admissions to MBA and MCA courses in various institutions of the state, has requested the Punjab Government to allow it to conduct a second counselling session since more than half the seats for both the courses are yet to be filled.
Badal for special Assembly session on Chandigarh
The families of the three persons who were buried alive while boring a tubewell here are still awaiting the bodies even after 48 hours of the mishap. What has hurt them most is the slow response of the administration in this regard.
Road blockade lifted after 23 hours
The road blockade on the Moga-Ludhiana highway put up to protest against the administration’s apathy in carrying out rescue operation at Dhudike village, where three persons were buried alive on Tuesday, was lifted after about 23 hours at 12.30 pm here today.
Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, who was unceremoniously removed as SGPC’s Chief Secretary and Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, a former president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee are among 15 members coopted into the SGPC at Teja Singh Sammunderi Hall , here today.
Continuing with its against corruption among public servants, Punjab Vigilance Bureau today caught red handed two more government officers on the allegations of demanding and accepting bribe.
Though the water in Ghaggar was touching 746.8 foot (below danger mark) at RD 460, near Khanauri, this afternoon but in Surjan Bhaini village standing crops are still under 3 to 4 feet of water.
Residents of Badi Perch village in Ropar finally had their share of respite when the officials concerned turned up to help them following a Tribune report highlighting the civic problems of the area.
No decision could be taken on the Shahpur Kandi project at the crucial meeting of the high-powered committee held yesterday. Sources here said that yesterday’s meeting was attended by the Power and Irrigation Secretary, besides representatives of the PSEB, the Irrigation Department and the PIDB.
Farmers of Ladhuwala Uttar, Kalewala and Chak Suhelewala villages are up in arms over the removal of a cross regulator installed at the eastern canal near Ladhuwala village to feed the Suhelewala minor, stated to be at a higher level than that of the canal.
Special girdawri from Aug 20
An ex-serviceman, Mr Panna Lal, of Kalian Brahmnian village has accused two persons — Baldev Singh of Laduwal village, Ludhiana and his uncle Om Parkash of Talwandi Lal Singh village — of duping him of Rs 1.75 lakh under the pretext of sending him abroad.
The hoax created by a postgraduate of Sriganganagar, 40 km from here, alleging his and his wife’s kidnapping has turned out to be a brutal murder of the latter. According to Mr Madan Gopal, ASP, Raisinghnagar, the culprit, Krishan Ram, had been married to Gomti, daughter of Jetha Ram, a resident of Bhagsar, village in 1987. Both of them were minors at that time.
Mr Jaswant Singh Cheema, Executive Engineer, Public Health (Rural Water Supply), Faridkot Division, was caught by a team of the Vigilance Bureau led by the DSP, Mr Ashutosh Kaushal, while accepting bribe from Mr Surjeet Singh Kalsi, a retired Sub-Divisional Engineer of the same department.
The police arrested one of the two accused for raping a minor schoolgirl today. The twelve-year-old girl was raped by two migrants. The medical examination of the girl was done by the police in the local civil hospital.
Mr Harbhajan Singh, a local resident, was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau, for allegedly taking money from Mr Nardev Singh on the name of DSP, Vigilance Bureau, Mansa, for “hushing” up a corruption case registered against the father of one of his friends.
The Majitha police claimed to have seized four kilograms of opium in two raids conducted by the Jandiala police station. Mr Rupinder Singh Bajwa, SSP, Majitha, in a press note here, said the police arrested Ashok Kumar, a Nepali, living on the Verowal road in Majitha with two kilograms of opium.
The CIA staff of the local police claims to have busted a gang of bogus travel agents with the arrest of Manoj Singh, kingpin of the gang. The gang members used to fleece Punjabi youths of lakhs of rupees by promising to send them abroad on fake documents.
Can the admission procedure in Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, affect students of Punjab wanting to take admission in the Thapar Institute of Information and Technology here. Yes, say hundreds of parents visiting the Thapar Institute here hoping for admission of their wards.
The Minister for Higher Education, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, today assured a deputation of selected lecturers that their representation for issuing of appointment letters would be considered ''sympathetically'' .
Punjabi University today released the schedule of supplementary examinations of various classes to be conducted during September to December, 2004. Prof Baldev Singh, Chief Coordinator, Examinations, said BA, BSc, BCom, BCA; BPEd, DPEd, BEd, B.Pharmacy, MIL; MA, MSc, MCom; LLM, MEd, Master of Sports Coaching (parts I and II) and various diplomas had been fixed for September 29.
Panjab University has decided to conduct fresh entrance tests for admission to the three-year Ll.B and five-year B.A.— Ll.B (Honours) courses for the Rayat College of Law,a statement issued here said.