alleges sexual harassment by teacher
A case of sexual harassment and blackmailing by a teacher of a private
tuition centre has been reported in Tanda police station of this
Malta boat tragedy
team takes Joga Singh to Delhi
A two-member CBI team today arrested Joga Singh, an NRI hailing from
Mandi village near Phillaur, who had created sensation by claiming
that suspended Noormahal SHO Manjit Singh had forced him to cough up a
bribe of Rs 5 lakh, a part of which had gone to an IPS officer.
wheat production may fall by 10 pc
The wheat production is expected to go down this year in Punjab.
Reports received from villages and a talk with a cross-section of the
farmers indicate a fall of up to 10 per cent per acre in the yield of
wheat in almost all parts of the state. Punjab’s target this year is
to produce 150 lakh tonnes of wheat.
yield jumps but not the price
Though the raw cotton production witnessed a significant increase in
the state as compared to the last year, it failed to bring cheers to
growers and the state government due to its low prices.
Heritage Day today
‘Capital of Gaddri Babas’ in deplorable condition
Sur Singh (Amritsar), April 15
The oldest residential
structure in the state, belonging to Bhai Bidhi Chand, a great
follower of, the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Singh, who
occupies significant place in the Sikh history, is crumbling and
no effort is being made to preserve this invaluable heritage.
A view of ancestral house of Bhai Bidhi Chand, follower of Guru Hargobind
Sahib, at Sur Singh village lying in a dilapidated condition.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
on coal import may hit power consumers
As the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has decided to import
coal, it will jack up the generation cost at the Lehra Mohabbat and
Ropar thermal plants.
project India as secular state
The Amritsar-born, newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Madagascar, Dr
Daljit Singh Pannun, who once made last-ditch efforts to avert
infamous “Operation Bluestar” by mediating between Sant Jarnail
Singh Bhinderanwale and the Union-Government, has said that he will
project the ‘true secular character’ of the Indian Constitution
after taking over in the last week of April.
construction over Bein stalled
(Kapurthala), April 15
Legal wrangling pertaining to disbursal of compensation of the
acquired land has stalled a 1.76 crore project for constructing a
bridge over the Bein rivulet.
moves rights panel against mother, paramour
An 18-year-old Batala girl today alleged that her mother and her
paramour were trying to marry her off for Rs 3 lakh.
Bagh awaits Sonia’s attention
All concerned about the poor upkeep of Jallianwala Bagh have
pinned hopes on chairperson of Memorial Trust Sonia Gandhi. Mr
Maninderjit Singh Bitta, president, All India Anti-Terrorist
Front, has said a grant of Rs 2.5 crore was sanctioned by former
Prime Minister the late P.V. Narasimiha Rao in 1998 for the
Visitors look at bullet marks at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
at Nabha, Kapurthala
Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi, Chief Parliamentary Secretary having the
portfolio of Jails and Defence Services Welfare, Punjab, has said that
construction of two new jails at Nabha and Kapurthala for housing
5,000 prisoners each has been finalised by the state government. The
estimated cost of land for the existing sites of Patiala and Jalandhar
jails was more than Rs 500 crore and after selling the land of these
existing jails, the money would be utilised for the construction of
the new jails.
woman found alive
A woman who is dead in the police record has been found alive. The
story of her disappearance and complaint of her murder, led the police
to register a case of murder against her husband’s family.
presides over District Grievances Committee meeting
Sahib, April 15
A meeting of the District Grievances Committee held here today under
the chairmanship of Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal remained off-colour as no
MLA belonging to the district or any complainant turned up for it. The
meeting was over in around half an hour.
flays govt for no Baisakhi holiday
The SGPC President, Bibi Jagir Kaur, has criticised the Punjab
Government for not declaring a holiday on Baisakhi and said it had
exposed the “real face” of the government. She stated this while
talking to The Tribune over the phone.
trying to shut down my shops, says Saifdipur
Prominent social activist Balwinder Singh Saifdipur, who is running a
chain of ration shops (modikhanas) across the state, has alleged that
Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, Minister, is using his influence to close
down these shops.
on multi-service card held
Sahib, April 15
The district administration today organised a seminar for creating
awareness among district officers about the upcoming, prestigious
pilot project of multi-service card (MSC), which is going to be
implemented in Fatehgarh Sahib on trial basis.
mishap victim awaits justice
Four years have lapsed since a road mishap in Moga killed his brother
and left him injured — physically and emotionally. But the transport
company involved in the accident has not paid Swaran Singh alias Rocky
even a single penny, despite court orders.
quits before no-trust vote
The Municipal Council president, Mr Krishan Shami Teria, today put in
his papers even before facing the no-confidence vote, attributing his
resignation to “family problems”. Sources said out of the total 24
councillors, 16 were against Mr Teria, besides the local MLA, Mr
Sukhdarshan Singh Marar.
booked for duping NRI
Nine persons, including a DC office employee, a patwari, a tehsildar,
and an ex-sarpanch, have been booked for duping a non-resident Indian
arrested in separate cases
Two persons, including a police constable, have been arrested for
extorting money from people under Lambi police station. Sources said
ASI Darshan Singh received a tip-off that two motor cycle-borne men
wearing police uniform were threatening and extorting money from
commuters on the Badal-Mithari road.
25 hurt in road mishap
Two pilgrims, including a child, were killed and 25 others, including
10 women, were injured when a truck (HP-24A-4699) rammed into the Tata
407 truck (PB-04B-9898), in which they were travelling, at the
Chandigarh-Phagwara bypass today.
booked for selling NRI’s land
A resident of Chandigarh has been booked by the police on charges of
cheating and criminal breach of trust here last night.
The Bhawanigarh police and the CIA staff, Bahadur Singh Wala, at a
naka laid at the drain of Thaman Singh Wala village on Wednesday
seized 378 cases (4,536 bottles) of illicit liquor and 178 cases of
beer from a truck and arrested the driver and the cleaner of the
flays Punjab decision to privatise govt schools
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal today flayed the
decision of the state government to privatise government schools.
agriculture with IT, says IARI chief
Dr S. Nagarajan, Director, Indian Agriculture Research
Institute, New Delhi, said today that clubbing of agriculture
with information technology and commerce had become must to
enable the farmers to meet global challenges.
Dr S. Nagarajan, Director, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, delivers the convocation address at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, on Friday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma
mandi fee collection: chief
The newly appointed chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board, Mr Sukhbinder
Singh Sukh Sarkaria, today pleaded to privatise the mandi fee
collection in the major mandis of Punjab.