Takht honours Tohra posthumously
The hastily organised function to honour Gurcharan Singh Tohra, a
former President of the SGPC with the Panth Rattan title posthumously
at Akal Takht, today drew flak from his close confidants. Bibi
Joginder Kaur, widow of Jathedar Tohra, received the title.
delegation of Pakistani girl students today brought aid for the
Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for helping tsunami victims. The
delegation will meet the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, in
New Delhi tomorrow. The delegation comprising nine students and
seven women teachers led by Prof Durray Nazaf Bukhari, Head
Mistress, belongs to Resources Academia School, Lohare.
A 16-member group of girls and teachers arrive from Pakistan at the Wagah border on Sunday.
— ANI photo
Brar attacks Hanspal
Supported by several prominent Congressmen of Moga, former Member of
Parliament and Member of the All-India Congress Committee, Mr Jagmeet
Singh Brar, today mounted a scurrilous attack on the Punjab Pradesh
Congress Committee chief, Mr H.S. Hanspal.
ventured into crops with medicinal value
They appear to be ordinary farmers like million others across
Punjab, but certainly they are different from others .They have
ventured in the area where others fear to tread. They are Mr
Harjinder Singh, Mr Amarjit Singh and Mr Raj Pal Singh.
Harjinder Singh and other farmers examine thistle crop at Kheri Garanga village near Kharar.
— A Tribune photograph
gloom at Dhimawali
Sleepy driver caused the accident
(Faridkot), March 27
A pall of gloom descended on this non-descript village of the district
when the news of ex-servicemen Major Singh and his family members
getting killed in a road mishap reached here this morning.
elected district SAD chief
Amidst unruly scenes, hurling of abuses on each other, slogans and
counter slogans by supporters of Dhindsa and Barnala groups in Darbar
Sahib of the Gurdwara Nanakiana Sahib and its Langar Hall, near here,
a four-hour-long exercise for electing the President of the district
unit of the SAD ended in a fiasco yesterday.
Kaur faces SAD (A) protest
Sahib, March 27
Hundreds of SAD (A) activists led by Mr Iman Singh Mann, son of
Simranjit Singh Mann, waved black flags and raised slogans against
Bibi Jagir Kaur, president of the SGPC, when she came to attend annual
convocation of Mata Gujri College, here today.
forests, says Bahugana
Mr Sunder Lal Bahuguna, a noted environmentalist and founder of
“Chipko Andolan”, has asked the Union Government to chalk-out a
Himalayan policy to save the forests and make arrangements for tree
lays stone for old age home
The Akali Dal MP, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, today laid the foundation
stone for an old age home here. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Badal
said on returning to power the Akali-BJP combine would set up an old
age home in every tehsil of the state, as elderly were not being
looked after well these days.
travelling on bus roof-top electrocuted
The denial of seat in a bus allegedly by the conductor to young boys,
who earned their livelihood by sorting out the garbage, claimed the
life of one of them when they touched the live power transmission
lines while travelling on the roof of bus, today.
staff hold rally
On a call given by the All-India Bank Employees Association and as
part of nationwide campaign against the UPA govt’s stance on the
issues regarding bringing down equity in the public sector banks to 51
per cent, the Punjab Bank Employees Federation organised a protest
rally here at Punjab Mata Vidhyawati Bhavan yesterday.
parsad’ distribution computerised
After the installation of ‘chapati’ making machine, the unique
water filtration plant at Darbar Sahib, the SGPC management has once
again gone hi-tech with the computerization of “karah parsad”
distribution and cash collection. Computerised slips would replace the
manual receipts used earlier.
celebrates installation day
The local Pingalwara, a branch of the All-India Pingalwara Charitable
Society, Amritsar, today celebrated its fifth installation day on its
campus here. The bhog ceremony of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was performed
in the morning. Hazuri Ragi Bhai Randhir Singh Amritsar and Dhadi
Jatha of Giani Sarup Singh Kadiala performed kirtan on the occasion.
union’s factions merge
Truckers of Khamano and surrounded area heaved a sigh of relief when
two factions of truck union decided to work together.
staff celebrate Holi
The cultural committees of the State Bank of Patiala head office and
Patiala zone celebrated Holi by organising a cultural show- `Rang
Tarang’ yesterday at the bank’s Auditorium.
Rs 60 cr
to be spent on Punjab villages
The Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Punjab, Mr Lal
Singh today announced that more than Rs 60 crore would be spent on
villages before March 31. He was talking to mediapersons after laying
the foundation stone of the sewerage system in Manauli village here
‘failed’ to take up crops losses with Centre
The state government has failed to take up the case of huge loss
caused to crops in Punjab due to hailstorm recently with the Centre.
14.8 crore improvement trust budget cleared
The Improvement Trust, Barnala, has passed a budget of Rs 14.8 crore for
the year 2005-2006. The House passed the budget unanimously. The major
thrust this year is on development and new schemes.
booked in dowry death case
The local police has registered a case of abetment to suicide against
the in-laws of Sandeep Kaur, who allegedly committed suicide at Bhamdi
village, 8km from here on Friday. Daljit Singh, husband of the
deceased, has been arrested in this connection.
‘dupes’ man of Rs 7 lakh, probe ordered
Taking a serious notice of a complaint against Punjabi singer
Balwinder Bawa and her husband, Khushdil, the SSP has ordered a probe
into the matter.
Two minor girl students of class VIII had been missing from Guru
Harkrishan Nagar area since last Friday. The police has started
investigation after receiving complaints from the parents of the
‘killed’ by husband
Jyoti (30), daughter of Manohar Lal, a resident of Quadian was killed
allegedly by her husband Pardeep Kumar (35) yesterday. Pardeep is son
of Mr Des Raj, a resident of Bhandari Gate, Batala.
leadership qualities among students
amidst lush green surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of the
city life and in a pollution-free environment, Saffron City School,
Fatehgarh Sahib, was established at the dawn of the new millennium.
honours 60 students
Guru Nanak Dev university honoured more than 60 student who brought
laurels to the university by winning the overall championship trophy
of north zone and all India inter-varsity national youth festival at a
special programme held to facilitate them, here today.
— 2005 opens at GND varsity
Mr Jatinder Brar, eminent playwright and president, Punjab Naat Shala,
inaugurated a cultural programme, Jashan-2005, by lighting the
ceremonial lamp at a hall on the premises of Dev University here
College, GCG win titles
Mohindera College, Patiala, has won the General Championship trophy in
the men’s section in the Punjab University Inter-College
Championship while Government College for Girls (GCG), Patiala,
reigned the women’s section.