in trouble over signed blank paper
A signed blank paper has landed the police officials posted at
Division No 2, Pathankot, in soup. The district and Session Judge,
Gurdaspur, Mr Jora Singh, has ordered the registration of a case under
Sections 420, 467 and 463 of the IPC against them.
Sqn Leader’s body found in Nicobar
Squadron Leader Nirmal Singh had no hope for rescue. All he could do
was huddle together with his family in their first floor Air Force
residence in Car Nicobar when the tsunami struck them.
“We were running against all hope. Nearly 25 metre high waves
chasing us in Nicobar Island, I was not worried about my self but my
wife and two and half year son who could not run as fast as we. It is
just a miracle happened a two-wheeler rider gave lift to my wife and
son to reach a safer place. Despite the disaster we survived with the
grace of God” said Lance Naik Mohan Singh, who along with wife and a
son survived in tsunami disaster. He, his wife Parminder Kaur and a
son Harsimran Preet returned to his native Rakauli village in Kurali
town yesterday late night.
The All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society, today sent a consignment
of 1,000 blankets, 1,000 sheets and a large quantity of used cloths
for the victims of tsunami tragedy in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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Punjab seeks more nari niketans to house victims of drug-related violence
Chandigarh, January 1
The freshly released National Commission for Women's report on "Situational Analysis of Women in Punjab" indicates grave trends in more areas than one.
Shopping complex project sparks row
Jalandhar, January 1
The much publicised proposed ultra-modern Municipal Corporation shopping complex in the heart of the posh Model Town market has led to a controversy as a number of residents have described the park as a martyr memorial. They are opposing the shopping complex project tooth and nail. This project has also brought the infighting within the ruling Congress out in the open.
|A rusted board with the name of martyr Lieut Kuldip Singh Parhar still stands in a corner of the Model Town market park in Jalandhar where the Municipal Corporation plans a shopping complex.
— Photo by S.S. Chopra.
FCI employees gherao police station
Moga, January 1
A large number of activists of the FCI Workers Union today gheraoed the City I police station here seeking strict action against those who had reportedly abducted the son of a former Congress MP and the state president of the FCI Workers Union, Mr Kewal Singh, on December 30.
Activists of the FCI Workers Union stage dharna outside the city I police station in Moga on Saturday.
— Photo by Iqbal Singh
Acid attacks due to personality disorder, says doctor
Batala, January 1
In 2004 two cases of acid throwing were registered in the district. The accused have been arrested.
Quiet welcome to New Year
Ropar, January 1
Staying away from New Year celebrations, people of the district took part in prayers organised by religious bodies for those who died in Sunday’s tsunami disaster and also pledged contribution towards the relief fund, here today.
Plan to modernise elite bull semen banks
Chandigarh, January 1
Computerisation of the Animal Husbandry Department is not the only thing on his mind. Director Dr Baljit Singh Sidhu plans to upgrade and modernise "banks with semen deposits of elite bulls" in the state for achieving ISO certification.
Tour programme of MLAs okayed
Ludhiana, January 1
The Finance Department, Punjab, has approved the tour programme of legislators for undertaking study tour of different countries. The Vidhan Sabha Secretariat has sought additional Rs 68 lakh for this purpose which has been cleared according to Mr Surinder Singla, Finance Minister, Punjab.
PUDA acquiring land
for urban estates
Mohali, January 1
As many as 3,400 acres was being acquired by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority in the state for developing new urban and extending the existing ones.
MC to acquire land for water tanks
Abohar, January 1
The Municipal Council has decided to acquire 27-acre land near the new waterworks on the Hanumangarh road for construction of additional Water storage and purification tanks. The council approved the plan, on Thursday.
Revellers clash, one dead
Kotkapura, January 1
A youth was reportedly killed in a group clash on the New Year’s Eve here. However, as per the police version, the youth was killed in a road accident.
Seven hurt in clash
Kharar, January 1
Seven persons were injured in a clash between two groups here last night. While four of them admitted to the local Civil Hospital, three sustained minor injuries.
ETTs plead for jobs with their blood
Jalandhar, January 1
With nearly 28,000 posts lying vacant in government schools of Punjab, the members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers’ Union wrote a memorandum to the Chief Minister, the Prime Minister and the President with their blood here today demanding immediate employment.