teachers, cops clash; 20 hurt
At least 20 persons, including five women and 10 policemen, were
injured when an agitation by members of the Unemployed Elementary
Teachers Union turned violent after the union activists were prevented
from proceeding towards Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s residence
to submit a memorandum to him.
|Policemen lathicharge members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, Punjab, who were protesting in front of the Punjab Chief Minister’s residence in Patiala
on Saturday. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar
Award for NRI
Dr Inderbir Singh Gill, president-elect of the World Laparoscopic
Urology, has become the first non-resident Indian to be awarded the Dr
B.C. Roy National Award in the eminent medical person category for the
year 2004. A world renowned urologist laparoscopic surgeon, Dr Gill is
currently the Director, Urologic Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery, at
the world famous Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA.
set up 9 more visa collection centres
The Canadian Embassy will set up nine visa centres in the country by
March this year so that immigrants and visitors do not have to travel
to Delhi for filling and submitting application forms.
Canadian MP Navdeep Singh Bains (fourth from right) being honoured at the residence of Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma
leaders vent ire at Lalaji’s function
A large number of people from different walks of life paid glowing
tributes to ‘Punjab Kesri’ Lala Lajpat Rai at his native village,
Dhudike, on the occasion of his 139th birth anniversary yesterday.
Punjab Minister of State for Science and Technical Education Rakesh Pandey pays floral tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai at Dhudike village on Friday.
— Photo by Iqbal Singh
hopeful of victory in Ajnala
The Chairman of the Rural Development Cell of the Punjab Pradesh
Congress Committee, Mr Pritpal Singh Bishanpura, in a statement
said today that the Congress had started the election campaign in the
Ajnala Assembly constituency.
will win majority in Haryana, says Rinwa
Prof B.L. Rinwa, former state BJP president and in charge for party
campaign in Haryana, has said no single party will be able to get
clear majority in the Vidhan Sabha elections in the state.
panel asks ADGP to probe murder case
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes and the Punjab State
Human Rights Commission have decided to take cognizance of the murder
of Kaka Singh.
Sangeet losing composite-culture appeal: Singh Bandhu
“Nagma voh jo rooh sune, rooh sunaye” summarises music in the
‘ears’ of Singh Bandhu Surinder Singh who is a little perplexed at
the need to define a particular music for a particular purpose and
even further the need to bar a certain set of people from singing at
launches complaint redressal system
The district police today launched Computerised Complaint Redressal
System at all police stations in the district. The DGP, Punjab, Dr A.A.
Siddiqui, launched the system at the SSP office here.
for dog bites not available
Vaccine meant for treatment of dog bites is not available in any of
the Civil Hospitals in Punjab for the past several months on account
of the ban imposed by the Supreme Court on its manufacture.
attend training camp
Forty women participated in a four-day camp organised by IFFCO here.
These participants took keen interest in knowing about working of
beauty parlours and making soft toys. They also visited the Industrial
Training Institute at Kheowali.
journey ended in prison
Hoshiarpur, January 29
In yet another
incident of how fake travel agents are duping gullible Punjabi youth,
so-called travel agents of Chansu Brahmina duped Jatinder Kumar of Rs
2,42,500 and sent him to Sri Lanka, instead of Italy, where he was
imprisoned for two months.
to retired staff, clarifies college management
Reacting to a news-item published in these columns regarding the
non-release of provident fund to five retired professors of S.D.
College, Barnala, the managing committee has clarified that the entire
amount has already been paid to the teachers concerned.
to privatise 3 sugar mills
A nexus of private sugar mill owners, bureaucrats and politicians is
trying to jeopardise the cooperative sugar mill movement in the state.
This is the apprehension of farmers and authorities of cooperative
appeal to industrialists on pollution
Mr Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control
Board (PPCB), yesterday appealed to industrialists of Punjab to
contribute their mite in the campaign launched by the board to keep
the atmosphere pollution-free. He also warned industrialists against
the adverse effects of pollution.
Keeping in view, the tercentenary celebrations of the supreme
sacrifices made by the forty Muktas (the liberated ones), the
government had released a grant of Rs 3 crore to tackle the sewerage
problem in the town.
The life of a two-and-half year old sambhar, which strayed into the
thickly populated area at Bhartan Kalan village falling in the bet
area in the district on Thursday night, was saved due to timely
intervention of a police party led by Mr Navjot Singh Mahil, DSP, and
Mr Surinder Pal Singh, SHO.
to be honoured for writing in Punjabi
Local Government Rajindra Hospital Consultant Physician Dr Harshinder
Kaur has been chosen by the Shaheed Memorial International Sewa
Society for an award for her writings in Punjabi.
gets 10-yr jail for rape
Baba Dhanwant Singh, head of the Noor Vishwa Ruhani Charitable Trust
based at Pilli Jhikki village, near Garhshankar, was sentenced to
10-year imprisonment by the fast-track court headed by Mr R.L. Ahuja
here today for allegedly raping an unmarried daughter of an ardent
follower of the dera.
gets six-month jail
The First Class Judicial Magistrate, Mr Jagjeet Singh Chauhan, has
sentenced Sub-Inspector Avtar Singh to six-month imprisonment for
keeping a shopkeeper in illegal custody, besides slapping a fine of Rs
1,000 on him.
A travel agent, Gurbax Singh of Bathinda, had been booked for
defrauding two local residents, Kamal Kapoor and Jawahar Lal, of Rs 6
lakh on the pretext of sending them to Canada.
national loses bag
A bag of Mr Bashir Hussain Bhatti, Chairman, Dulla Bhatti Academy,
Lahore, was stolen from a taxi yesterday. He halted at a popular
roadside eatery near Khajurala village on the GT road.
schools lack rooms, potable water
The intense cold conditions notwithstanding, thousands of students of
elementary schools in the district were being made to sit on floor in
the open for their classes.