Pathankot, April 3
Illegal mining in the Khadi rivulet continues despite the Mining Department writing to the Deputy
Commissioner and the police to ban it. When The Tribune
photographer went to click photographs of the illegal mining in
the Khadi rivulet yesterday he was attacked by a group of men.
The matter was reported to the SSP, Gurdaspur, Mr Ishwar Singh
who assured to take action.
Illegal mining continues in the Khadi rivulet,
Pathankot, despite ban orders. — Tribune photo by Jangi
Punjab seeks Rs 510 cr under Central road project
Gurdaspur, April 3
The Government of Punjab has demanded its due share of Rs 510 crore from the Union Government under the Prime Minister's Gram Sarak Yojna
Imported varieties to help citrus cultivators
Chandigarh, April 3
The arrival of eight high-yielding varieties of citrus root stock and 4,200 budwood plants belonging to as many as 18 varieties at
Tropicana/Pagrexco R and D farm from California at Jallowal village in Jalandhar district is yet another step forward to help citrus cultivators in Punjab touch the international market.
Coming back to roots
Ropar, April 3
It has been almost 58 years after Partition but he never forgot the days he spent in his ancestor village here. He had desired many times to visit the village but the atmosphere was not conducive on both sides of the borders.
conference ends with anti-globalisation call
The two-day conference of the Marxist Communist Party of India concluded at Longowal village, about 20 km from here, today with the
adoption of a resolution calling upon all patriotic, progressive and
democratic forces to rise against imperialistic globalisation.
Singh re-elected SAD (A) dist chief
Sahib, April 3
SGPC member Ravinder Singh Khalsa was unanimously re-elected district
president of the Youth wing of the SAD (A) at a meeting held at Kila
Harnam Nagar residence of Simranjit Singh Mann, here today.
society gets new body
A two-day-long delegate session of the Punjab Taraksheel Society,
which began here at the local Gobind Bansal Charitable Trust Complex
on Saturday evening, concluded here on Sunday.
commuters suffer due to cattle menace
In the absence of a definite policy to tackle stray cattle menace,
farmers of the district continue to suffer crop damages and a number
of persons lose their lives in road accidents. The animal population
has increased manifold in the past few years but the administration
has yet to woke up to listen to the problems being faced by the
farmers and commuters.
response to octroi bidding costs MC dear
The municipal council (MC) is suffering a loss of Rs 20,000 daily in
octroi posts, as none of the contractors has come forward for bidding
after the state government increased the reserved bid by 15 per cent.
team begins tour
A four-member team, comprising Mr Dasvir Singh Dalee, Mr Amrik Singh,
both advocates, Mr Gurminder Singh Grewal and Mr Mohinder Singh, a
photographer, today left the town to touch the capitals of all states
of the country in 17 days as part of their “India Expedition of
Ashutosh, demand Sikh organisations
Taran, April 3
The Khalra Mission Committee (KMC) and other Sikh organisations have
demanded the arrest of Ashutosh, head of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti
Sansthan (DJJS) also known as Noormehlias for misinterpreting the
teaching of Sikh Gurus and the Gurbani.
employees hold protest rally
Hundreds of Punjab State Electricity Boards employees, labourers and
farmers led by the Technical Services Union, Fazilka Division, staged
a protest rally outside the office of the Executive Engineer, PSEB
here on Friday to demand revocation of the transfer of an assistant
engineer and suspension of four other employees of Khui Khera
booked for demanding land
Eight non-resident Indians have been booked on the charges of
demanding 11 acres of land from the parents of a married woman and
harassing her. These NIRs are settled in England and Holland.
cotton seeds worth 40 lakh seized
The Muktsar police has seized spurious cotton seeds worth Rs 40 lakh.
Sources said following a tip-off, the city police set up a naka near a
petrol station on the Malout road and stopped a Mahindra jeep
(RJ13G-0089), On searching the jeep, the police seized a large
quantity of spurious cotton seeds, which the accused were planning to
sell off to cotton farmers in the area.
bid by Hindu Samiti leader
A local politician, last night tried to immolate himself after dousing
himself with kerosene in the busy Sheranwala Gate area of the city.
arrested for fraud
The police has arrested Rajesh Kumar Joshi of Ali Mohalla, Jalandhar,
Harwinderpal Singh of Gopal Nagar, Jalandhar, and Vikas Sangar of
Mohalla Karar Khan, under Sections 420, 465, 467 and 468, IPC, for
fraud, forgery and faking valuable security.
woman stabbed to death
Unidentified persons stabbed a 60-year-old woman to death here last
night. Sources said the deceased, Surekha Malhotra, was alone at her
house when the incident took place.
Taran, April 3
A four-and-half-year-old boy was allegedly sodomised at Thatha village
under Bhikhiwind police station last evening by Harchand Singh (19) a
youth of the same village .
strike at factory
More than eight armed robbers struck at a factory in the Industrial
Area Extension-A last night locked two employees on night duty and
decamped with over Rs 4 lakh worth nickel plates.
for immoral trafficking
Six persons, including four women, were arrested by the police here
for allegedly being involved in immoral trafficking.
start to Spectrum — 2005
The four-day long sports and cultural extravaganza — Spectrum-2005
— organised by the local Government Medical College got of to a
vibrant start at the college auditorium here yesterday.
Bathinda, April 3
On a call given by the Punjab and
Chandigarh College Teachers Union, teachers of private-aided and
unaided colleges of this district on Saturday boycotted university
organises cross-country race
Sahib, April 3
Saffron City School Kotla Bajwara here organised Cross-Country Race
for class I to X. Classification for the race was done as per age, the
junior section run from 1.5 km to 2.5 km, where as senior section ran
upto 3 km.