women is her aim
NGO plans to cover 400 Punjab
Her determined voice booming from overhead speakers inspires you to
“take the future in your own hands” as Ms Nandita Bakshi addresses
a massive gathering of 2,000 women in Dusherra ground here.
welcome to Pak delegates
Distances ceased to matter for once. At least this is what most of the
delegates from Pakistan, who have come to attend the two-day World
Punjabi Cultural Festival “Mitti Dee Khushboo” here, seemed to be
bent on stressing.
journalists cross over to Pak
A delegation of 42 Indian journalists and members of the South-Asia
Free Media Association today crossed over to Pakistan through
the Wagah border.
for changes in building bylaws to save city heritage
As you walk past the old walled city of Amritsar, a crumbling heritage
stares you in the face. The meandering streets that once housed
traditional structures built on intimate scales are now homes to all
forms of encroachments leaving little or no space for pedestrians.
act tough with farmers’ stir
Unable to contain the growing unrest among farmers owing allegiance to
the Bharti Kisan Union (BKU-Ekta), the Punjab Government has decided
to deal firmly with any law and order problems arising out of their
November 22 dharnas and rallies.
SAD to hold
rallies in state
Sahib, November 19
The political affairs committee of SAD at its meeting held at Mata Gujri
Bhavan here today decide to hold rallies and dharnas in the state in
protest against alleged corruption in government offices, DSP
recruitment scandal, increase in prices of essential commodities,
including diesel and petrol, privatisation proposal of the PSEB,
lathicharge on agitating farmers and failures of the government.
age for passion
Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia continues to reinvent himself as a musician.
Notwithstanding the hazards of sunset years, the master flutist
ensures his frequent appearance in the concert circuit besides
composing melodies that literally defy his age. Those who saw him in
concert against the magnificent backdrop of Khalsa College in the Holy
City last night would know exactly what masterful handling of the
North Indian bamboo flute is all about.
Flutist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia performs at Khalsa College in Amritsar during the second heritage festival on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma
World Punjabi Cultural Festival
The opening of the much publicized “World Punjabi Cultural
Festival” turned out to be a chaotic affair. It was total
mismanagement on the part of the organizers, the police and traffic
officials deployed for management of the function.
turn out to be murders
The deaths of two residents of Bhucho Mandi area under mysterious
circumstances about one-and-half year ago which were taken to be cases
of suicide by the police at that time, turned out to be murders as it
was found that both were done to death after being administered
forces must be alert, says GOC-in-C
Notwithstanding the thaw in Indo-Pakistan relations, the armed forces
cannot afford to let their guard down. This was stated by the Army
Commander, Lt-General J J Singh PVSM AVSM GOC-in-C Western Command
during his visit to the forward areas of Vajra Corps in the western
sector to review the operational preparedness, and interact with unit
and formation commanders.
Lt-General J J Singh, GOC-in-C, Western Command, addresses the unit and formation commanders during his visit to the forward areas of Vajra Corps in the western sector.
— Photo by writer
burn ‘birs’ foiled
(Moga), November 19
An effort by "mischievous elements" to burn 'birs' at
Gurdwara Guptsar Sahib of this village was foiled yesterday. The
incident took place merely four days after someone stole cash from the
Gurdwara Guptsar Sahib at Himmatpura village (left) and Bhai Nirmal Singh shows burnt “rumalas” and “manji sahib”.
— Photo by Iqbal Singh
conference on human rights starts
A three-day international conference on “human rights in the age of
globalisation” was inaugurated by Justice Rajindra Nath Mittal,
vice-president, DAV College Managing Committee, at the DAV College of
Education for Women here today.
bullock owners on verge of bankruptcy
Bassi, November 19
The health of over 455 bullocks has deteriorated during the past two
and a half months. And with that, the value of the animals has gone
down, putting the transporters on the verge of bankruptcy.
install Ambedkar’s statue
Members of the district unit of the Gazetted and Non-Gazetted SC/BC
Employees Welfare Federation, Punjab, led by Mr Pargat Singh, district
president of the federation, today staged a dharna in the district
administrative complex here against the alleged “anti-Dalit”
attitude of the Punjab Government.
Under the banner of the National Federation of Insurance Field Workers
of India, development officers of the LIC today held a protest on the
court road here.
booths for pulse polio drive
As many as 1904 booths have been set up for the fifth round of the
pulse polio immunisation campaign which is to start on November 21.
for a cause
Blisters in his feet have failed to dampen the spirits of Balwant
Singh Grewal, 68-year-old UK-based philanthropist, who is undertaking
4,000 km walk from Amritsar to Kanyakumari to raise money for cancer
and AIDS research.
urged to reconsider catering policy
Sahib, November 19
The Ambala Division Vending and Catering Contractors Association has
condemned the new catering policy of the Railways implemented from
contractor’s petition allowed
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed a
petition filed by liquor contractor R.S. Randhawa. Mr Randhawa had bid
the highest Rs 5.5 crore for the Jalandhar-I (group I) liquor vends in
the auctions held some months back.
- Charge against SI
- Notice to Secretary D.S. Guru
to have cold storage chain
Patiala, November 19
The Punjab Government has
conceived a plan to start a cold storage chain in the state at a cost
of Rs 27 crore to facilitate export of vegetables and fruits from the
employee held for posting obscene photos
Just a few days after three politically influential persons were
arrested for disseminating obscene photographs of a local girl on
mobile phones, the Gurdaspur police has managed to crack another such
seriously as CTU bus hits car
Ropar, November 19
Atinder Singh, a
resident of Sector 22, Chandigarh, and two girls were seriously
injured today when a CTU bus collided with a car on the
Ropar-Chandigarh National Highway-21 near Behrampur, about 8 km from
in road mishap
Pathankot, November 19
Two persons were killed and two
others injured today at Mukerian, 44 km from here when a truck
collided with a Tata Safari going from Pathankot side.
The district police has managed to arrest Pralhad Kumar, an
inter-state narcotics smuggler and proclaimed offender.
papers arrive late
(Amritsar), November 19
The examination paper of medicine, MBBS, final year, held at SGPC-run
Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences, was delayed by nearly 45
minutes as the question papers could not arrive on time.
given free hand to deal with student unrest
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today announced that
his government would give a free hand to the Punjabi University in
dealing with student unrest on the campus, even as he entertained a
delegation of students at his residence this morning.
Science Congress on Nov 30
The Punjab State Council for Science and Technology will organise the
12th state level Children’s Science Congress-2004 on November 30 at
Indira Holiday Home, Chandigarh.