2 Punjabi varsity employees caught with women
Is a senior police officer of the Ropar police shielding a travel agent, who is alleged to have defrauded a Morinda resident of Rs 1 lakh? The answer seems to be yes if a rejoinder of the SSP, Ropar, to a notice issued by the Punjab State Human Right Commission (PSHRC) is any indicator.
The tug-of-war between the Centre and the Punjab Government — over the issue of allowing IPS officer S.S. Virk to stay in the state — continues. Though the Punjab Government has written to the Centre asking them to allow Mr Virk to continue till March 31 next year, the Union Home Ministry has reportedly sought an explanation from the officer.
The World Sikh Council — American region — invited to White House on August 18 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib has declined to attend the ceremonies over the issue of wearing of ''kirpan'' by the participants.
Tandon calls Badal’s demand ‘illogical’
A delegation of 50 villagers of Singhpura, Ramgarh Bhudda and Nagla visited the Punjab Chief Minister’s House in Chandigarh and held a meeting with Ms Preneet Kaur, MP, Patiala, today. They are opposing the PUDA’s move to acquire their agricultural land for the development of an urban estate.
Come August 20, Punjab will observe the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi at a state-level function at Ludhiana to be organised by the Congress and the death anniversary of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal at his native village in Sangrur, where SAD is making preparations.
A number of villages covered under the waterworks of Chaina village are facing an acute drinking water shortage these days. With no water supply from the waterworks for weeks, the villagers here are being forced to consume ground water, which is contaminated in most of the areas.
Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Swarn Singh Boparai today welcomed the statement of the Prime Minister on the need for a ‘’national and holistic’’ view of management of water resources of the country.
A large number of illegal colonies have mushroomed here in violation of rules, allegedly in connivance with officials of the Town Planning Department. This has not only caused losses to the government in terms of local taxes, but has deprived residents of basic amenities.
Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has taken exception to the “ill-treatment” meted out to freedom fighters and nothing tangible being done to mitigate their hardships and suffering. “In fact, with each passing day, while their problems piled up, their identities, too, were getting obliterated”.
The fresh conditions imposed on old-age pensioners have left hundreds of prospective senior citizens in the lurch throughout the state.
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has commissioned three new lines in the last three months to strengthen the transmission and distribution system and reduce system losses in the state.
BSF personnel and Pakistani Rangers exchanged gifts and pleasantries during the retreat drill to celebrate Independence Day here last evening. They took belligerent postures during the retreat ceremony, performed in presence of at least 5,000 persons.
Employees of Amritsar International Hotel, a unit of the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation, alleged that they had not been paid salary for the past 10 months.
Mr Harmesh Lal Ghera, District President, All-India Confederation of SC/BC/ST Employees Organisations, Kapurthala, today appointed the following office- bearers of the district:
The Special CBI Magistrate today issued non-bailable warrants against former Punwire Managing Director Gurpal Singh.
The state Agriculture Department authorities have sounded a general alert for the farmers after it started receiving reports from the fields that the cotton crop has come under attack from the American bollworm.
Livestock has emerged as the second most important economic activity after agriculture for generation of income and employment in rural Punjab. Further, dairy farming is the most important occupation.
Late fee for registering birth goes
The Mercedes car belonging to Dr Gurvinder Singh Samra, has become the centre of controversy with the police finding that the registration on number of the car was fake and the number HR-09-A-7160, which the car was carrying, was allotted to a Mahindra jeep by the registration authority at Guhla Cheeka.
A woman, Balwinder Kaur, of East Gobind Nagar, reportedly tried to commit suicide by jumping before a train here last evening. She was saved by Gurwant Singh, state president of the Anti-Crime and Corruption Bureau of India.
The police today detained 12 persons, mostly migrant labourers for the murder case of a six-year-old boy.
Joginder Singh was murdered at Daroli Kheda village near here over a land dispute. Sources said the deceased, Joginder Singh, had taken 5 acres of panchayati land on contract. The same plot of land was in possession of Nishan Singh earlier and he was reportedly not vacating the land.
An Executive Engineer of the Public Health Department (rural water supply division), Mr Jaswant Singh Cheema, was caught while taking a bribe of Rs 4,000 by the Vigilance Bureau.
A case has been registered against Veerpal Kaur of Malooka village in the district for her alleged involvement in making a passport on the basis of fake documents to go abroad. The accused had managed to get a passport prepared in the name of Amarjit Kaur, wife of Resham Singh her alleged paramour, by affixing her photograph on the application form.
Nearly 300 aspirants accompanied by their parents held a demonstration and raised anti-government slogans in protest against the “indifferent” attitude of the Punjab Government being followed in the admission to the MBBS course.
The regional-level Jawaharlal Nehru Science Exhibition got off to a start at the Kendriya Vidyalaya (Number Two) here today with students from various schools in Chandigarh exhibiting models and projects on the theme “Recent trends in science and technology”.