for major overhaul: Grewal
The Indian Institute for Advance Studies, Shimla, is in for a
major overhaul that would review and restructure research and
teaching. A meeting of the Governing Council, scheduled to be held at
Delhi tomorrow would debate concerns and issue to bring about drastic
reforms in the functioning of the institute.
tells PFA to file case in leopard killing
Member of Parliament and noted animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi
has directed the PFA, Jalandhar or Ludhiana, to file a court case
regarding the killing of a leopard by the Phillaur police on Monday
honours Canadian MP espousing same-sex marriage
Even as Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar of Akal Takht,
described same-sex marriage as anti-Panthic, the Shiromani Gurdwara
Parbandhak Committee yesterday honoured Mr Navdeep Singh Bains,
youngest member of the House of Commons in Canada, with a siropa. Mr
Bains had stated that his party would vote in favour of such
accepts Giani Gurdit Singh’s apology
The Sikh High Priests today expressed their satisfaction over the
explanation and regret expressed by Giani Gurdit Singh for giving
wrong captions in his controversial book, “Mundavni”.
Kirtani Jatha splits for second time
Close on the heels of division in Damdami Taksal , another important
Sikh body, Akhand Kirtani Jatha, which had come to limelight during
militancy day, witnessed a split following elevation of Bhai Baldev
Singh, Deputy Jathedar, as its Jathedar, replacing octogenarian Bhai
Ram Singh here yesterday.
DGP to probe Pathankot land scam
Less than a forthright after allegations of demanding Rs 25 lakh were
levelled against Punjab’s Chief Parliamentary Secretary Rana Gurmit
Singh Sodhi in Pathankot land scam, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has
ordered a probe into the incident. He has asked Additional
Director-General of Police Anil Kaushik to conduct an inquiry.
deed that survived Partition
An original rent deed, signed between a big Sikh landlord and his
Muslim tenant at Rawalpindi, a few days before Partition, is now a
prize possession of UK- born Bhupinder Singh who recently came here
probing charges against Sodhi: Bhattal
Mr H.S. Hanspal, President, PPCC, is probing into the allegations
against the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi,
for his alleged role in demanding money for a non-existent land deal.
There is no need to get the probe conducted from any other agency.
clears Harpartap’s name for Ajnala byelection
The Congress High Command today cleared the name of Mr Harpartap Singh
for the Ajnala byelection which is to be held on February 23. The
official announcement regarding this is expected soon.
insulted at Maghi Mela: Brar
In a significant statement which could have far-reaching consequences,
the firebrand Congress leader and former MP, Mr Jagmeet Brar, today
said that the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, should learn to
give due recognition and honour to each party worker.
Punjab has virtually established its domination in the country
as far as growing citrus fruits is concerned. Punjab’s kinnow,
which had failed to capture the national market because of its
poor taste a few years ago, has now almost ousted the Nagpuri
orange from the market as its (kinnow) quality has improved
Sidharath Periwal and Shailsh Periwal with their prize-winning red blood maltas (a citrus fruit) and trophies.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
open up Hussainiwala border
Residents of the Pakistani border town of Kasur have joined the demand
of the local residents to open the Hussainiwala-Kasur border which was
closed after the 1971 Indo-Pakistan conflict.
recruitment “only on basis of rules, vacancies”
For recruiting cops, nod by the Director-General of Police will
not be enough, once standing orders being drafted by senior Punjab
Police authorities come into force. Sources in the Punjab Police
Headquartes here claim that the existence of vacancies and the
recruitment rules will also have to be taken into consideration along
with the DGP's approval while appointing personnel in the force.
Activists of the International Bhau Bhaichara Sanghathan and people
who benefited through free ration being distributed by it, today burnt
an effigy of Cooperation Minister Jasjit Singh Randhawa at
Bahadurgarh, near here.
deceased PSEB employee attempts
The ongoing agitation by wards of deceased Punjab State Electricity
Board employees today saw a young man dousing himself with
kerosene and attempting to set himself aflame.
Pashupalika workers rescue sambhar
Residents of Sheikha village and activists of Pashupalika, an animal
helpline and rescue centre being run by the Jalandhar police and that
of the People for Animals, saved a Sambhar, which had strayed into the
village and got stuck in a village pond.
up in arms against Defence move
(Lalru), January 27
To oppose the move of the Defence Ministry to ban constructions and
other establishments within a distance of 1,200 yards from the crest
of the outer parapet of the depot, the residents of effected villages
held an emergency meeting in Amlala village, here today.
widows given shawls
Bassi, January 27
The Republic Day was celebrated by the local administration at
Government School, Dera Bassi.
in India are underpaid, says barrister
His purposeful eyes
endorse the resoluteness in his voice as
H.S. Mann talks about providing better facilities to the Judges
in India for weeding out “whatever” corruption is present in
the system. He knows what he is talking about for Mr Mann had
done some intense practice at the District Courts in Patiala
before leaving the country in 1988 for doing his bar-at-law.
in Mann's PIL on Virk adjourned for tomorrow
The PIL filed by former MP and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief
Simranjit Singh Mann seeking directions to respondents, including
Union Home Ministry and the Punjab Government, not to post ADGP
(Intelligence) S.S. Virk as Director-General of Police, Punjab, when
the current incumbent retires at the end of this month, has been adjourned
- PIL on facilities
told to change car engine, pay Rs 25,000
The Sangrur District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed
M/s Pioneer Hyundai, Ludhiana, and Hyundai Motor India Limited,
Irrungattukottaj, Sriperumbudur Taluk (Tamil Nadu) to change the
complete engine assembly of the Santro car of Mr Pankaj Bansal, Dhuri,
with a new one.
official sentenced to jail for 4 years
A special court of the CBI today sentenced tax assistant Buta Singh to
four years’ imprisonment besides imposing a fine of Rs 4000 in a
fake refund order case amounting to Rs 45 lakh.
Standing wheat and mustard crops along with fodder were damaged in
hundreds of acres in different villages in this district after a
strong hailstorm hit this region late evening today.
trade thriving on border
(Gurdaspur), January 27
The middlemen are not the only people thriving on the illegal trade on
the Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir toll and sales tax barriers. Another
illegal trade of “Palti” was being carried out openly under the
watchful eyes of the law enforcement authorities, causing huge loss of
revenue to the Governments of both Punjab and J&K.
Amritpal Singh, a travel agent of Kotli Bevan village of this
district, was today arrested by the police for his alleged involvement
in committing a fraud on Mr Yadwinder Singh, a resident of Rukhala
shot at, four booked
In a shocking incident, a Punjab Police personnel was seriously
injured when he was shot at by a group of four persons at Bajuhan
Khurd village in Nakodar last night.
NRIs get nod
The programmes adopted by Punjab Government for providing new avenues of
investment in industry information technology sector for NRIs were
discussed by Parliamentary Secretary of Cooperation and Information
Technology Prakash Singh and California’s Lt. Governor Cruz M
Bustamante, along with Premier of British Columbia Gordon Campbell.