Funds’ paucity hits mini-sectt projects
Gurdaspur, September 14
The Mini-Secretariat projects for the Gurdaspur and Amritsar districts are being delayed due to paucity of funds and non-availability of land.
Police seeks amendment to notification on red lights
Chandigarh, September 14
A day after an order was passed by the Security Wing of the Punjab Police asking all Additional Directors-General of Police
to remove red blinkers from atop their vehicles on the basis of a Punjab Government notification, senior Punjab Police officials today reportedly recommended amendments in the notification.
Move to scuttle oil refinery project?
Material being sent back from site
Phulo Khari (Bathinda),
Material, including steel sheets, is being sent back to Visakhapatnam and Jodhpur districts from the site of the Punjab oil refinery project here.
ISI agent held in Ferozepore
Ferozepore, September 14
Mohhamed Ruhal, alias Ameen, a resident of Munshiganj District in Bangladesh, was nabbed while sending an e-mail message to his contact in Pakistan.
War veteran fights for disability
Chandigarh, September 14
Twentytwo years after he was bundled out of service on medical grounds, Havildar Gurdev Singh, a war veteran now residing in Mattaur village near Mohali, continues to fight for his disability pension.
staff-management row a routine affair
The row between the employees and the management of the Hero-DMC Heart
Centre and the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has become
an annual feature. Strike by employees for the third consecutive year
has eroded the institutions’ image and the healthcare standards.
action against Hanspal, Kewal Krishan
The Punjab unit of the BJP here today submitted a memorandum to the
Punjab Governor, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), seeking action against the
president of the Punjab unit of the Congress, Mr H.S. Hanspal, Speaker
of the state Assembly, Dr Kewal Krishan, secretary of the AICC, Mr
Manish Tiwari, and other leaders for showing disrespect to the
National Flag at a function in Ludhiana in the last week of August.
Residents of Chabba village and surrounding villages protest against the mills situated on the Tarn Taran road for discharging polluted water in the drain passing through the villages on Tuesday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
rally behind Father Robby
Activists of the Catholic action committee of the district today
organised a march to protest against the alleged defamation of Father
Robby Priest, in charge of Fatehgarh Churain church.
SGPC office-bearers may face reversion
The promotion of certain SGPC employees may run into rough weather
even as Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, Shiromani Akali Dal, has
said that the directives of Justice J.S. Sekhon, Chief Gurdwara
Judicial Commission (CGC), should be implemented in toto.
Samaj’s move on celebrations draws flak
The Sant Samaj, headed by Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, has announced to
hold ‘parallel’ quadricentennial celebrations of the installation
of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the SGPC complex tomorrow in violation of
Nanakshahi Jantri, approved by Akal Takht .
warns England-based organisation
The Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, today warned
an England-based Sikh organisation against inviting the Editor of an
English monthly who was excommunicated from the Panth, at to a
function being held on September 19 in connection with
quadricentennial celebrations of Guru Granth Sahib in Great Britain .
Interestingly, Jathedar Vedanti has also been invited to the function.
counsel moves NHRC in Beant case
A counsel for the alleged assassins of former Punjab Chief Minister
Beant Singh, who had been lodged in Burail Jail, has moved the
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) alleging discrimination with
his clients by the jail staff.
seeks arrest of medical representative
The local unit of the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association
(PCMSA) at its meeting held under the presidentship of Dr Karamjit
Singh, president of the unit, today sought the arrest of a medical
representative of Sun Pharmaceuticals Limited for allegedly
“misbehaving” with Dr H.S. Bali, ENT specialist, at the local
Civil Hospital yesterday.
invites nominations for award
The Rotary Awards for Service to Humanity (India) Trust, New Delhi,
has invited nominations from corporates, NGOs and individual social
activists for the 13th Rotary India Award, 2004. The theme is
“Enhancing employment opportunities in rural areas.” The award
will be given in recognition of result-oriented performance and
achievements in rural development through innovation leading to
enhancement of employment opportunities in villages.
Cong to fight social evils
Activists of the Youth Congress, Punjab, have decided to fight against
social evils, including drug addiction, female foeticide, dowry and
corruption by holding rallies in the state.
to reconsider budget
The authorities of the Pathankot Municipal Council have written to the
Director, Local Government, for reconsideration of the MC budget.
Sources said in March, the MC had passed an inflated budget of about
Rs 19 crore.
goes missing, found later
The district police declared a red alert today after the news of a
child going missing spread in the city.
yoga camp concludes
A week-long yoga camp organised by Swami Ramdev was concluded here
get stay in temple case
In a major setback to the district administration, Mr Surinder Singh
Sahni, Additional Civil Judge, Senior Division, Ajnala, today
confirmed the stay in a case relating to a disputed area in the
ancient Ram Tirath temple.
admitted in murder case
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr
Justice G.S. Singhvi and Mr Justice Virender Singh today admitted the
appeals filed by Gagan Kanojia and Rajinder Kumar Alias Kuka.
remanded in police custody
Dr S.P. Gupta, Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Civil Hospital, Barnala,
was today remanded in police custody for one day in a corruption case
by the Chief Judicial Magistrate here.
campaign for milch animals
With a view to increasing milk production and enhancing earnings of
milk producers, the Sangrur Milk Plant, has planned to launch a
de-worming campaign for the milch animals in its milkshed area in the
begins to arrive in mandis
The Reserve Bank of India has sanctioned a cash credit limit of Rs
6,700 crores to the Punjab Government for the purchase of paddy. The
first installment of Rs 1,871 crores has been released by the RBI to
different agencies for the official purchase of paddy, according to
The Punjab Government has agreed to release Rs 1.80 crore for
purchasing land to raise “Chowksi Bhavan” at Mohali.
MLA finds officials away from office
Kharar, September 14
Many local administrative officials were not present in their offices during a surprise check conducted by the local MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, here today.
AG refuses to join office
Mr Salil Sagar, who was recently re-appointed Additional Advocate-
General by the Punjab Government, has refused to join accept the
Amrik Singh (50), a farmer, who was shot at last night near his house
at Jhorarkhera village, succumbed to his injury at Nehru Memorial
Civil Hospital here today.
booked for sodomising boy
An eight-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised by a butcher in his meat
shop near Dholewal chowk late last night. The child is under treatment
in a city hospital. The accused was arrested by the Division No. 6
place today evening.
School Principal, staff booked for fraud
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 14
The Principal and four other staff members of Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, Bassi Pathana, have been booked for alleged misappropriation of
government funds to the tune of lakhs of rupees. The police has arrested the Principal, a teacher and the
SLA, while the accountant is at large.
held for taking bribe
Pappu Raj, a clerk in the local Municipal Corporation, was caught
red-handed by a team of the Vigilance Bureau while he was taking bribe
from Mr Jaspreet Singh, a streetlight contractor, yesterday.
As many as 20 poachers were arrested red-handed while hunting in the
prohibited area of bird sanctuary Harike in gross violation of the
Wildlife Protection Act by Harike Division, about 60 km from here.
However, many of their companions fled during the surprise raid.
on paper-setting for DAV teachers
Teachers and Principals from nearly 70 DAV Schools of Punjab, Haryana,
Himachal Pradesh and Delhi held discussions at a two-day workshop on
syllabus and question paper preparation for social sciences and
science subjects for Classes VIII and IX.
compulsory, says General Varinder
A former Director-General, NCC, Maj-Gen Varinder Singh (retd), is in
favour of making NCC compulsory in schools and colleges.
gets UGC project
The University Grants Commission has sanctioned a Rs 5.77 lakh
research project on ''Comparative Study of Various Religions on the
Basis of Guru Granth Sahib'' to Dr (Ms) Amrit Kaur Raina, a former
Principal of S D College, Mansa.
sugar mills on verge of closure
Fourteen of the seventeen cooperative sugar mills in the state were on
the verge of closure with the acreage under sugarcane being reduced to
half in only one year. The situation was such that three sugar mills
might not even mill any cane this year.
lifting of sugar stocks blessing in disguise
The delayed lifting of the sugar stocks by the Centre has proved to be
a blessing in disguise for various cooperative sugar mills in Punjab.
Price of sugar is shooting up for the past few weeks. Punjab mills
holding huge stocks are making hay while the sun shines for them on
the sugar front.