authorities under cloud
The authorities of Ranjit Sagar Dam here have come under a cloud for
not constructing the Shahpur Kandidam.
youth with Gurbani, says Buta Singh
Expressing concern over the degradation of values among the
youth, Mr Buta Singh, Governor of Bihar, said Guru Nanak Dev
University should set up study circles to acquaint the youth
Mr Buta Singh, Governor
of Bihar, being honoured by Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of
Guru Nanak Dev University, in Amritsar on Wednesday. — A
named Chairperson of Cong poll panel
Ms Usha Behn Thakkar, a former Congress MP from Kutch, has been
appointed Chairperson of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Organisation
Elections Committee, it was announced here today.
to keep date with voters
Having won the byelection from Kapurthala for the party, the Punjab
Chief Minister failed to keep his date with the electorate here for a
thanks giving ceremony organised by Ms Sukhjinder Rana, recently
elected MLA, at Shalimar Bagh here today.
crisis in Punjab
Power crisis has once again gripped the region. For the past four
days, areas in this border district have been facing 8 to 10-hour
power cuts, crippling the entire economic and business activity.
|While terming the
ongoing peace process between India and Pakistan as
“hollow”, families of 67 Punjabi youths, who have been
languishing in Pakistan jails, today demonstrated at the “Aman
Mela” to demand the immediate release of their wards.
Hope sustains life: Relatives of youths detained in Pakistani jails show letters regarding their woes at a demonstration in Jalandhar on Wednesday.
— Photo by Pawan Sharma
crusader, historian Bir passes away
Sarwan Singh Bir, an unsung hero of Malwa region, passed away this
morning at Bathinda.
of ’84” for Amritsar, Jalandhar
The Durga Das Foundation, Tribune and Spice Telecom which have been
consistently bringing quality theatre to select cities of Northern
India, this time bring the urbane and slick production, Class of ‘84
to Amritsar on November 26 and to Jalandhar on November 27.
visit Chamkaur Sahib for samagam
Sahib (Ropar), November 24
Congress President Sonia Gandhi is likely to visit Chamkaur Sahib to
participate in the three-day samagam from December 19 to commemorate
the 300th year of the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh’s Sahibzadas
— Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jujhar Singh. This was discussed at
review committee meeting of government officials held at Chamkaur
Sahib, about 25 km from Ropar, today.
holds rally against petro price hike
The district unit of CITU, led by Comrade Dev Raj Verma, secretary,
CITU, Punjab, today held a rally in front of a factory in the
industrial area here in protest against the hike in the prices of
petrol and diesel. It demanded withdrawal of this hike soon.
Chamkaur Sahib, November 24
number of devotees led by “Punj Piara’s today began chetna
march” from the Katalgarh Sahib Gurdwara in Chamkaur Sahib, about 25
km from Ropar.
involved in property grab
Policemen in three jeeps accompanied by women constables allegedly
tried to help certain persons to grab a house situated on the posh
Lawrence Road here late last night.
dealers observe strike
Dealers of insecticides and fertilizer observed strike today to
protest against the registration of a case against the distributor of
a private fertilizer company.
Darshani Deori not from Somnath Temple: Jathedar
Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti today said that
the fact-finding team had confirmed that the ‘darwazas’ of Darshani Deori of Golden Temple were part of Sikh heritage
and did not belong to Somnath temple.
operations performed at eye camp
Sixty-four operations, including some major surgeries, were performed
in the 8th free operation camp at a local laparoscopy centre.
against Nagar Panchayat chief
A group of dissidents have written a letter to the Punjab Chief
Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, levelling allegation of misuse of
power against the Badhani Kalan Nagar Panchayat chief, Jaspal Kaur,
and demanding a probe into the matter.
(Mansa), November 24
Sarwan Singh Bir, a freedom fighter, who took part in the Lal Party
movement and the Mujarrah Lehar during the pre-Independence days, died
in his house located in Bathinda town this morning. He was 78.
on food enzyme therapy
Members of the Officers Club organised a seminar on live food enzyme
therapy here today. Delivering the keynote address Mr A.C. Tejpal,
Commissioner Income Tax, Bathinda, urged the people to take uncooked
food to make life free from various types of chronic diseases like
arthritis, diabetes, depression and cancer.
Nadu CM’s effigy burnt
An effigy of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms Jayalalithaa, was burnt
here today in protest against the arrest of the Shankaracharya of
Kanchi. Members of the party said the Tamil Nadu Government was
working on the whims of the Central Government.
denies being party to seer’s arrest
Tamil Nadu Governor Surjeet Singh Barnala has said that his permission
was not required while arresting the Kanchi Shankaracharya. He said in
any criminal case the Governor's prior permission was not required.
On the occasion of Punjabi week being celebrated by the Languages
Department, Punjab, a ‘Kahani Darbar’ was organised at Sant Singh
Sukha Singh Senior Secondary School here today. Mr Raj Kumar,
Parliamentary Secretary, presided.
remand for rape accused officer
Retired Merchant Navy officer, Bishan Dass, who was accused of raping
his teenaged maid for keeping up the family lineage, was today
remanded to judicial custody till December 6 by Judicial Magistrate
toilets in admin complex
The level of sanitation problems in the city can be judged from the
overflowing toilets of the district administrative complex, located in
the heart of city.
killed in road mishap
Four persons, including a newly-wed couple, were killed and five
others injured seriously in a road accident near Banwala Hanuwanta
village, 5 km from here, this morning.
killed in road accidents
Two persons were killed and another was injured in three different
road accidents which took place in this region after the fog gripped
Bathinda district this morning.
34 devotees injured in road
Faridkot, November 24
About 30 persons were injured when a Canter loaded with crates of Coca Cola collided with another canter carrying devotees at Tehna village, near here,
14 injured in road mishap
At least two women died and 14 others were injured in a head on
collision of a mini truck and two jeeps here today. The accident took
place in the morning amidst dense fog at the Sangrur-Barnala main
students, 5 others hurt in road mishap
Two students and five others were injured when two buses rammed into
each other near Deer Park on the Patiala-Dakala road today morning.
encashed with forged signs
The city police has registered a case of forgery against Sahil, a
resident of Court Road here, on the complaint of Mr Harwinder Singh,
who runs a clinic on the same road.
corporation JEs arrested
The Vigilance Bureau today arrested two junior engineers of the local
municipal corporation who are accused of defrauding the corporation by
receiving money on orders placed in the name of non-existent
The DAV College of Education was adjudged the best in folklore
competition which was organised on the eve of the 35th foundation day
celebrations here today. The local BBK DAV College for Women and HMV
College, Jalandhar, bagged the second and third positions
The MLA of Samana distributes prizes among children on the
occasion of the annual prize distribution function at Mata Gujri
Public School in Patiala on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
students get MBA degrees
As many as 47 students from CT Institute of Management and Information
Technology received MBA degree at the first convocation of the college
held here today.
Shiksha Abhiyan a ban or boon?
About 80 government schools of this border belt are lying closed since
November 2 as all teachers are getting training under the Sarv Shiksha
devotees injured in road accident
About 30 persons were injured when a Canter loaded with crates of Coca
Cola collided with another canter carrying devotees at Tehna village,
near here, today.
attend Punjabi week function
A function was held to mark Punjabi week here today. Teachers from
government and private schools and district administration officials
attended the function.
market for Sanchi silverware in Ludhiana
The MMTC, the erstwhile Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation, the
largest bullion dealer of gold and silver in the country, is all set
to roll out an aggressive marketing plan for its Sanchi range of
silver and tableware in major cities, including Ludhiana.