inspection of Narwana branch proposed
The Punjab Irrigation Department authorities have urged the Central
Water Commission to ask the Haryana Irrigation Department authorities
for a joint inspection of the Narwana branch of the Bhakra Mainline
Canal in Punjab territory for strengthening the banks of the canal on
the either side.
spreads as 10 kids remain untraced
Failure of the Jalandhar police to trace 10 of 14 children who were
either abducted or had gone missing under mysterious circumstances
during past four months, coupled with the recovery of a chopped arm of
a child near Variana on the Kapurthala road and a partly decomposed
body of a 10-year-old girl in Chaheru village, has not only spread
panic among parents in the region but has also forced them to keep
their wards under strict vigil. All the children are below nine.
After the ‘handshake’, Cong, SAD should be positive
Of the three centenaries of major events in the Sikh history in 2004,
only one is left to be celebrated — the tercentenary of the
martyrdom of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, sons of Guru Gobind Singh
on December 27.
Reform Project: Bathinda, Muktsar fare poorly
Centre recommends recovery of funds
Crores of rupees given to Bathinda and Muktsar districts by the Union
Centre Government under its Sector Reform Project (SRP) for setting up
new rural water works by taking 10 per cent of the total cost of
project from the panchayat concerned as contribution, have been lying
unutilised for the past two years.
dismissed in Babla escape case
Five Patiala policemen, who had wined and dined with dreaded militant
Gursewak Singh Babla and let down their guard resulting in the escape
of the militant, were today dismissed from service.
official, cops ‘collect money illegally’
In a blatant case of corruption, a health official with the help of
the police, allegedly collected money from Pathankot-based shopkeepers
leading to resentment in the area.
Samaritans join hands to save peacock
Punjab presents an interesting contrast in terms of the treatment its
people mete out to wild animals and birds protected under the wildlife
thefts: traders take to streets, cane-charged
Enraged over the rising incidence of thefts and “failure” of the
police to check them, the traders in Baghapurana took to streets and
blocked traffic at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Chowk for about two hours,
besides keeping their shops shut whole day.
thief beaten up, paraded by mob
Caught red-handed while stealing small items, a general store
employee was taken out in a procession after hanging a placard
saying ‘Mein chor haan’ (I am a thief) around his neck here
yesterday. The employee, Dev Singh of Kot Kapura, also faced the
wrath of the common people who, along with the shopkeeper,
alleged thief, Dev Singh, with a placard tied around his neck,
after he was beaten up by a crowd at Baghapurana on Friday. —
Photo by Iqbal Singh
rally against minor’s rape
A protest rally led by the state chairperson of the Nari Mukti Manch,
Ms Surinder Kaur Dhudike, was taken out in Jhandeana Sarki village
yesterday to protest against the rape of a minor in the village last
week. Organisations representing different sections of society like
the Technical Services Union, the Bharatiya Kisan Union Ekta, and the
Lok Sangram Manch participated in the rally.
officials ‘steal’ power
Certain offices of the PSEB are drawing power from hotline of the
local Civil Hospital throwing all norms to the winds.
panel flays BJP leaders
Criticising Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister, and Mr
Madan Lal Khurana, Rajasthan Governor, for not paying obeisance at the
Durgiana Temple here Mr Surinder Arjun, president, Shri Durgiana Committee,
said that being a Sikh, Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, visited the
Durgiana Temple to pay obeisance and also participated in the kar
seva. However, the other so-called Hindu leaders were so busy that
they had no time to visit the temple, the great religious place of
milestone in service of humanity
Umeed Foundation today completed seven years in the ‘’service of
humanity’’ in Sangrur and Mansa districts, where it has
successfully spread its net in the field of education and health
forum decries NPA abolition
The Punjab State Senior PCMS Doctors Forum today decried the decision
of the Himachal Pradesh Government to abolish the NPA of HP civil
medical service doctors.
water supply schemes for Kharar: MLA
Kharar, September 3
Various water supply schemes will
be started in the township after the completion of the ongoing
sadhus die in town
Two sadhus, one infested with worms and the other suffering from
tuberculosis died here today. Mr Vijay Goyal, president, Sahara Jan
Sewa, an NGO, in a press note issued here today said that one Sadhu
identified as Gopi Patnayak, was infested with worms.
cotton yield likely this year
After having set two records last year, the cotton crop has set
another record this year as it started arriving in the markets in the
last week of August.
new post offices in dist planned
After a gap of almost a decade, the Department of Posts is all set to
open five new post offices in various parts of the district by this
Chhatinder Singh, a resident Tapiala village under Lopoke police
station in Majitha police district, was shot by Jagir Singh of
the same village. A case under Section 302, IPC, was registered in
Lopoke police station here today.
caught smuggling narcotics
Old habits die hard. This proverb was proved true in the case of Naib
Singh, who has been undergoing 10-year imprisonment after being
convicted in a narcotics smuggling case, was caught again by the
police while he was smuggling poppy husk yesterday.
booked for graft
A case of corruption has been registered against ASI Darshan Singh
deployed in Dharamkot here today. The action against the ASI came
after a medical shop owner had lodged a complaint against him. Sources
said the complainant, Tejinder Singh, who is the owner of Deep Medical
Store in Dharamkot, had accused the ASI of demanding Rs 50,000 for
covering up the recovery of some intoxicating drugs from his shop.
Syndicate names two libraries after scholars
Patiala, September 3
The Punjabi University Syndicate has named the university’s Main Library as “Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Library” and Punjabi Reference Library as “Dr Ganda Singh Punjabi Reference Library”.
suspends top student leaders
Patiala, September 3
Almost all prominent student
leaders of Punjabi University are in the thick of controversy with
three of them being named in group clash by a rival group and another
being found in a “drunken” state on the campus.
students observe strike on bus ticket issue
The Punjab Radical Students Union (PRSU) unit of the local Government
Ranbir College today observed a strike and held a rally in protest
against the alleged callous attitude of the private bus operators
towards the students, having bus passes, in their buses.
protest against stopping of counselling
Parents of the PMT candidates, who were in the city to appear
for counselling today, protested against stopping of the
counselling midway and raised slogans against the Baba Farid
University of Health Sciences authorities.
PMT candidates and their parents protest against the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences authorities in Faridkot on Friday.
on technical education at Longowal
A national seminar on “Technical education and entrepreneurship in
the era of WTO” was held at Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Central
Institute of Engineering and Technology at Longowal village today. The
seminar was organised in connection with Teachers Day celebrations.
demand relaxation in taxes
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) held
their annual general meeting here today and lambasted the Central
government for imposing hefty taxes.