artistes add colour to Dasehra festivities
Dasehra in the holy city this time had added gaiety with the
participation of about 62 Pakistani artistes in the festivities.
Here for the Lahore-Amritsar “Saanjh” festival, the artistes
from across the border said they were happy to carry with them
memories of the colourful festival.
artistes pose with Ram Lila artistes in Amritsar on Friday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Sufi kalams by Iqbal Bahu
and Sayin Zahoor and an address by Pakistan musicologist Sarwat
Ali made an emphatic effort to bridge the cultural gap between
the two Punjabs on the inaugural day of the “Saanjh
Amritsar-Lahore Festival” at Khalsa College here last night.
Iqbal Bahu, a celebrated Pakistani singer, performs at the “Saanjh Amritsar-Lahore Festival” at Khalsa College, Amritsar, on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph
sector on the verge of collapse
The future of hundreds of employees and workers hangs in balance as
the Punjab's cooperative sugar sector is on the verge of collapse.
There are as many as 14 sugar mills in the cooperative sector in the
state. These mills contribute about Rs 70 crore every year to their
piled up loss that runs into several hundred crore of rupees.
Agriculture — a climbdown from riches to rags
Chandigarh, October 22
In January, 2003, Punjab had received from the World Bank an agricultural policy review paper outlining the options to re-orient the state’s farm sector towards diversified and sustainable growth path. And, given the fact that agriculture remains the mainstay of the state’s economy and employment, there was concern that the pioneering role played by farmers had begun to peter off.
production keeps cotton prices low
The continuous fall in the prices of the cotton crop for the past six
weeks has disheartened the growers.
succeeds in winning rebels back
No-trust motion seems
a formality now
Municipal Council president, Joginder Pal Jain got a shot in the arm
when six councillors from the rebel camp joined hands with him today.
This has given birth to the possibility of dropping the no-trust move
against him. Mr Jain is facing the second no-confidence motion within
a couple of months.
Moga Cong chief’s post hots up
With the PPCC president, Mr H.S. Hanspal, accepting the resignation of
the Moga Congress chief, Dr Tara Singh Sandhu, the race for district
party presidentship has hotted up.
play havoc at Nangal
Nangal, October 22
Terror spread by violent monkeys has made life hell for local
residents. Monkeys have become a threat to the chemical-based National
Fertilisers Limited (NFL) Plant, located here.
poultry staff on the road
Ousted employees of the Punjab Poultry Development Corporation, whose
lives have come to a standstill following their retrenchment two weeks
ago, are now on the road and have sought alternative employment for
the state government.
point is no one’s baby
Patiala, October 22
Enmeshed in a tangle created by
two government bodies, industrialists in the Focal Point here have
much to lament about.
links with Abhey, Badals: Partap
Apprehending that mastermind behind various kidnappings Prabhjinder
Singh Dimpy might engineer help for his escape from the Bathinda
police custody again, Mr Partap Singh, a younger brother of the
Haryana Chief Minister, has urged the Punjab Chief Minister and the
Centre to ensure that Dimpy could not use his “political clout”
for securing his release from police custody.
at robberies, Atwal speaks to SSP
The Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, has taken
strong notice of the growing incidence of robbery in and around
Phagwara, especially in nearby Gandwan village.
recovered from village fields
The body of a Nepali, who had been murdered by unidentified persons
yesterday, was found lying in the fields at Chapparchiri village, near
arrested for hunting deer
The Gurdaspur police has booked two hunters for killing a deer in the
Sujanpur area of the district. The SSP, Mr Narinder Bhargav, said that
Sub-Inspector Joga Singh posted at Sujanpur got specific information
that two persons had killed a deer and were busy skinning it.
man strangles wife, 2 minor kids
A retired Army personnel allegedly killed his wife and two minor
children at Fatehabad village in Tarn Taran police district last
College wins overall youth fest trophy
In the three-day Punjabi University Sangrur Zone Youth Festival, which
concluded at Government Ranbir College here last evening, S. D.
College, Barnala, won the overall trophy. Government College,
Malerkotla, was the runners-up, while Government Ranbir College,
Sangrur, finished third.
varsity delegation arrives
A 13-member Pakistani delegation of teachers and students from the
Department of Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management
Sciences, crossed over to India from the Wagah Joint Check post here
adopts new method to save college recognition
The state government has adopted a novel way to save Government
Medical College, Faridkot, from being de-recognised by transferring 24
senior medical teachers, including heads of various departments, from
Government Medical College, Amritsar.
for submitting exam forms extended
The last date for submitting examination forms — without the payment
of late fee — by regular students has been extended by the Punjab
School Education Board.