special package, says Ashwani Kumar
the state government was yet to decide about the exact location of this
Rs 3,500 crore project, Amritsar and Patiala were the front runners to
grab this industry. Sources in the Punjab government maintained that an
agreement with Chennai-based Ashok Leyland Limited had been reached at
the instance of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi last
NRIs to protest in Greece today
At least 15,000 NRIs, including a large number of Dalits, will
organise a demonstration in front of the Indian Embassy in Greece
tomorrow to protest against the indifferent attitude of the staff of
the embassy, misbehaviour with Dalits, removal of the portrait of Dr
B.R. Ambedkar from the embassy, corruption by embassy staff and the
threats issued by the Ambassador to Dalit leaders.
vegetables with pesticides
Think twice before consuming shining violet brinjals or extra large
cabbage having purple colour at the stem. These vegetables that seem
to be fresh and healthy might be laced with harmful pesticides.
arrests KCF terrorist
The police today claimed that it had arrested a terrorist belonging to
the Khalistan Commando Force (KCF), Rajdeep Singh of Mahalon, who had
been absconding since 1990 and was living in the USA. Rajdeep was
wanted in connection with two cases registered in 1988.
Pakistani cricket fans shake their legs along with bhangra
dancers in Jalandhar on Sunday. — PTI
urged to rid itself of obscenity
A state-level seminar was organised by the Multi Media Association (MMA),
Punjab, here today in the memory of the late Giani Jagjit Singh, a
columnist on Akali politics and the third journalist victim of
militancy in 1986. The speakers sought the cooperation of both
electronic and print media in the eradication of obscenity in
donation camp organised
About 49 volunteers donated blood at a blood donation camp organised
at the local Partap Nagar the by United Welfare Society.
of The Guards holds get-together
To maintain the espirit d' corps and strengthen associations
between the present and the past generation of soldiers, serving
and retired officers of the Brigade of The Guards held a social
get-together here today.
Officers from the Brigade of The Guards during a regimental get-together at Sirhind on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachhar
missing farmer’s family, says BKU (E)
(Barnala), March 13
The Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) today held a conference at the village
to ask the authorities to trace a missing farmer family. Thousands of
people participated in the conference. People from the farming
fraternity expressed concern over the deteriorating conditions of
farmers in Punjab.
Hoshiarpur like a Haj for her
The ongoing process for making cordial relations between India
and Pakistan has created goodwill among citizens of both
countries and has given them an opportunity for visiting their
ancestral villages after a long gap during Partition.
Farkhanda Lodhi (right) and her husband Sabir Lodhi.
— A Tribune photograph
donated for benefit of prisoners
Dedicated Brothers Group, a voluntary social organisation, today
handed over a cheque of Rs 15,000 for the benefit of prisoners of
move on market fee
Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MP and BJP chief Punjab, criticised Capt
Amarinder Singh’s government for its proposal to make the collection
of market fee on vegetables and fruits in vegetable markets through
private contractors in the state.
cartoonist from Amritsar sketches into Pakistani hearts.
revision petition against APFC’s order
Claiming that the Guru Gobind Singh Thermal Plant, Ropar, was not liable
to pay Rs 40 lakh due as provident fund to the employees and labourers
working with contractors and cooperative societies, the authorities
concerned of the plant have filed a revision petition against the order
passed by the Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner.
Case against Badal adjourned
Chandigarh, March 13
A local court yesterday
adjourned a defamation case filed by Mr N.S. Minhas, a local Akali
leader, against the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to
BJP for all-party meeting on suicide by farmers
Sangrur, March 13
Mr Harjit Singh Grewal, general secretary of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), today asked the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to convene an all-party meeting immediately in connection with the suicide committed by debt-ridden farmers in Punjab, as more than 325 farmers had already committed suicides due to debt and poverty in the past three years in the Malwa region of the state.
Progressive farmers honoured
Patiala, March 13
Plantsman’s Seeds today honoured farmers who have successfully diversified their cultivation patterns by relying on flower seed crops instead of wheat and paddy.
Three arrested in fraud case
Muktsar, March 13
The district police yesterday arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in cheating people.
Constable held for smuggling opium
Talwandi Sabo, March 13
Malkit Singh, constable in IInd Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), based at Ladda Kothi in Sangrur district, was today arrested by the local police for smuggling narcotics.
One arrested for carrying intoxicants
Bathinda, March 13
About 11 boxes carrying 660 bottles of Kolsedyl, a cough syrup used as a drug for a ‘kick’, were recovered by the police today from a local resident.
Blind murder solved
Amritsar, March 13
The district police yesterday claimed to have solved a blind murder with the arrest of three persons, including a woman.
Hit-and-run victim dead
Rajpura, March 13
A 10-year-old boy Shankar Paswan, who was admitted to Civil Hospital Rajura by some car occupants after being hit by their vehicle on the Rajpura-Patiala road, died today.
2 Home Guard jawans arrested
Kapurthala, March 13
The district police arrested two Home Guard jawans yesterday after they were allegedly found siphoning off sacks of wheat from FCI godowns where they had been deployed.
Academics discuss higher education
Barnala, March 13
Academics must have professional outlook, said Prof B.D. Budhiraja, Dean, College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, while delivering his presidential address as the chief guest at a symposium “Higher education in Punjab: present status and future challenges”.
Parents should not ‘foist’ their ambitions on kids
Patiala, March 13
Parents' authority is God-given, their rights are inalienable. Parents are bound by an obligation to provide, to the best of their ability, for the all-round education and well-being of their children.