contractors’ men bully commuters
After taking over the liquor trade in Punjab, influential liquor
contractors have deployed private parties at various state
borders. These illegal private parties, who reportedly enjoy the
patronage of the police and the Excise Department, have taken
fancy to asserting their newly-acquired authority by checking
and harassing anybody entering the state.
A retired employee returning from his farewell party is surrounded by the staff of a liquor contractor near Nangal Bhoor village on the Mukerian-Pathankot road.
— Photo by Jangi
Doaba roads long overdue
Roads in the hinterland of the Doaba are in shambles. Strewn with pot
holes, many of the important roads, including national and state
highways, passing through this neglected belt, have become cesspool
brimming with rainwater and sewage.
currency racket busted, four held
The Majitha police has busted a gang involved in printing fake
currency and arrested four persons, including baba of a dera and a
computer engineer. The police has recovered fake currency worth Rs 2
lakh from the accused.
for upgrading ties with India
There is a need to improve bilateral and cultural relations between
India and Germany.
move, VAT invite flak
Giving a new twist to the privatisation row, the Indian Minorities and
Dalit Front has apprehended that the ongoing move to hand over
education, health and power sectors in private hands would affect
Dalits and minorities the most as the largest number of beneficiaries
of these government-aided sectors came from these sections. Not only
this, VAT was also putting burden on people of these classes.
exuberance of life on canvas
Art for art’s sake an oft repeated cliche assumes new significance
after meeting Subhasish Ghosh, an artist who believes that a painting
or a sculpture does not necessarily have to propound a philosophy or
impart a message. However as medium of entertainment the first
prerequisite it should fufil is that it should be pleasing to the eye.
And then what could be more pleasing to the eye than the artistic
female form which Subhasish specialises in.
Bus stop inaugurated
Sahib, May 1
Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, today inaugurated the new
municipal bus stop on the Bassi Road, Sirhind.
Goods, including gunny bags, rice and machinery, worth lakhs of rupees
were damaged in a fire which broke out in a rice mill situated on
Nabha Road here this morning. The reason of the fire is said to be a
Sahib, May 1
May Day was observed with great enthusiasm by various trade unions of
the district. Rallies, meetings and processions were taken out from
union offices. On the call given by the Trade Union Council, here the
PSEB Employees Federation, the AITUC, the FCI Handling union, the
Class Four Union, the Telephone Majdoor Union took out a flag march
from the FCI main depot to the Municipal Council, Sirhind office.
There was a rally organised under the chairmanship of Mr Hari Chand.
The speakers paid rich tributes to the May Day martyrs.
condemns capitalist policies
Various workers organisations today observed the day as Labour Day to
highlight their problems.
accused surrenders in court
Kulwant Singh Nagi, owner of Sublime Chit Fund Company, who had been at
large after allegedly duping a number of persons, including some high
officials, of crores of rupees today surrendered in the court of Duty
Magistrate B.S. Ramana here.
paraded naked by rape victim’s kin
Baljit Kaur (22) was today stripped naked in the main bazar and was
paraded in Gill Waraich village under police station Jhabhal, 22 km
kill Khalsa Panchayat chief unearthed
The Jagraon police today claimed to have unearthed a plot to kill a
senior leader of the Khalsa Panchayat with the arrest of a gang of
robbers, contract killers and extortionists who have been found
involved in 35 different crimes and were led by a self-styled saint.
illicit relations, man kills wife
A husband murdered his wife with a sword at Rajjewala village under
sadar police station this morning.
foils theft bid
A night watchman attacked half a dozen thieves and foiled their theft
bid single-handedly at a rice mill early this morning.
disapproves loan-raising by varsity
The Forum for Educational Action and Reform (FEAR) today claimed that
Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Swarn Singh Boparai was putting the
future of the university at a stake by seeking a 10-year loan of Rs 48
crore for two recently established engineering colleges.
Kaur resents govt’s interference in SGPC-run institutes
Bibi Jagir Kaur, president, SGPC, has said that the government had
sent a flying squad, led by Dr J.S. Dalal, DRME, during the
counselling for the MDS course in Guru Ram Dass Institute of Dental
Sciences and Research, here yesterday.
Mohindera College Principal
Former Indian gymnast Daljit Inder Singh Brar has taken over as
Principal of the Government Mohindera College here today.