Permissions for kidney transplants not forthcoming
Chandigarh, April 27
Between 2000 and November, 2002, as
many as 1922 kidney transplant operations were performed at Amritsar,
most of them at Kakkar Hospital where Dr P.K. Sareen, the prime accused
in the infamous kidney transplant scam, was the transplant surgeon.
women cops accused of conspiracy
How protectors of law sometimes turn criminals was proved by two women
constables who were allegedly found involved in a daylight robbery in
which three armed youths entered a woman’s house in the guise of
electric meter readers in the afternoon on April 12 and robbed her of Rs
1 lakh and gold ornaments.
Rs 20 lakh for cancer, AIDS
“Walking for over 4,000 km from Amritsar to Kanyakumari is a
mind-boggling and near-spiritual experience for me and my team members.”
intensifies for post of SAD dist chief
Senior leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal in the district have
intensified lobbying to stake claim over the post of district president.
Out of 17 districts in the state, Ropar is among the three where the
president of the SAD has not appointed the district president so far.
change in status of constituencies
The Punjab unit of the Communist Party of India today said all
reserved Assembly constituencies should be placed in the general
category at the time or delimitation of the Assembly and Lok Sabha
constituencies so as to grant reserved status to other constituencies.
angry over CM’s remarks on ‘kar seva’
Tempers flared over alleged remarks of the Chief Minister, Capt
Amarinder Singh, that Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf should not
accord recognition to the SGPC regarding “kar seva” of Sikh shrines in
wants case against school
Despite stigma, they help their kids realise dreams
Jalandhar April 27
While the Punjab Forest Department
has urged the police to register a case against the Jalandhar-based
Mayor’s World School and a local advertising agency under the Damage to
Public Property Act and the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, for putting
up a hoarding on trees belonging to the department, the police is still
“examining” the case from the legal point of view.
Alienated from the society due to
stigma associated with their disease, they beg in the narrow by-lanes of
the city to educate their children and make them one among the “normal
protest in Jalandhar
Phagwara, April 27
The All-India National Minorities
and Dalit Front will hold a state-level demonstration at Jalandhar on
May 1 in protest against discrimination against Sikhs in France and
Dubai, repression of Congress government on Akalis and injustice with
people of Punjab, especially the poor, the downtrodden and employees.
inmates given fungus-infested food
Sahib, April 27
A glaring case of supplying fungus-infested biscuits, panjeeri and wheat
puff chana to children and pregnant women at the anganwari centres of
Bassi Pathana and Sirhind subdivisions has come to light. Various
sarpanches accompanied by Mr Gurinder Singh Dhillon, Chairman, Block
Samiti Bassi Pathana, handed over the material to the Deputy
challenged given mobile PCOs
Patiala, April 27
In the wake of the Punjab
Government’s decision to rehabilitate challenged persons, the District
Disability and Rehabilitation Centre, Jail Road, provided five
mobile STD/PCOs to persons having disabilities, at a function held here
court complexes to be sent to Centre soon
Instead of setting up a building here and a structure there for meeting
the growing pressure on judicial complexes in Punjab, the state
government will soon submit a detailed plan to the Centre regarding the
systematic expansion of courts.
free legal aid
Jalandhar, April 27
As many as 61 poor and needy
persons have been provided free legal aid in various courts by the
Jalandhar District Legal Services Authority during the past three
Board officials suspended
Amritsar, April 27
The Mandi Board suspended two of its employees and recommended
cancellation of licences of nine commission agents in surprise raids
conducted here today.
Two held on
Kapurthala, April 27
The district police today arrested two persons on the charges of
abduction and attempt to murder.
Dalit woman molested, beaten upMalaudh
(Ahmedgarh), April 27
A Dalit woman of Sumel Kheri
village was molested and beaten up by an octroi contractor of Malaudh
when she resisted his attempt to sexually exploit her.
under Passport Act
The immigration authorities detained three deported Punjabi youths who
alighted from the London-Amritsar Uzbekistan Airlines flight at Raja
Sansi International Airport here today.
seats: govt to hold counselling on May 1
The Punjab Government is planning to hold fresh counselling for 50 per
cent seats of postgraduate courses of Christian Medical College,
Ludhiana, on May 1.
students boycott classes
Students of the ITI, Ropar, today boycotted classes and burnt the effigy
of the Science and Technology Minister, Mr Rakesh Pandey, in front of
the mini secretariat protesting against the move of the government to
privatise the ITIs in the state and against the hike in fees.
Science Day organised
Patiala, April 27
The National Science Day-2005 was
organised by the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry in collaboration
with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology and the State
Bank of Patiala at the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology