gang behind recent robberies: police
The police is suspecting involvement of a gang from Uttar Pradesh
behind the killing of four persons in the two different incidents of
robbery that took place in Teera and Masatgarh villages of Kharar on
arrested for foeticide
The police late last night booked Dr Praveen Garg of Kailash Hospital,
Sriganganagar, and Sukha Singh, RMP, of Jandwala Hanwanta village of
this subdivision for illegal termination of pregnancy of a minor girl.
Both had been taken into custody, sources said.
(Amritsar) to file case against Singla
Accusing Punjab’s Finance Minister Surinder Singla of making an
attempt to malign the image of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief
Simranjit Singh Mann, the party today announced that it would soon
file a criminal defamation case.
water pipes to be replaced
The Punjab Government has finally decided to replace rusty water
supply pipelines. The move is likely to go a long way in preventing
the mixing of potable water and sewage.
of PSEB staff protest against sell-off
Family members of Punjab State Electricity Board employees today took
to streets to protest against the proposed privatisation of the board.
They also staged a dharna in front of the Chief Engineer’s office.
panchayati Raj system: BJP cell
The Panchayati Raj Cell of the Punjab unit of the BJP has decided to
hold district-level dharnas and protests to remind the Congress
government to implement the Panchayati Raj system as was promised by
issue: Sikh delegation to visit France
A delegation of eminent Sikhs will go to France next week to take up
the turban issue with various human rights organisations and religious
bodies in that country.
Patiala as another meningitis case suspected
Despite tall claims by the district administration , the scare of the
dreaded meningitis has failed to subside, with another case of the
disease being reported at Government Rajindra Hospital.
special trains for Radhasoami mela
The Northern Railway has introduced 16 Radhasoami-Beas mela special
trains from different railway stations across the country for Beas to
facilitate the Radhasoami piligrims.
cremated with honours
Nangal (Gurdaspur), May 13
The body of veteran Akali leader Natha Singh Dalam was today consigned
to flames with the state honours at his native Dalam Nangal village in
the district. The body was brought here yesterday evening.
Following the issuance of a no-objection certificate (NOC) by the
Union Ministry of Home Affairs, with regard to the change in the name
of Sunam, the native place of Shaheed Udham Singh, Sunam will now be
renamed as “Sunam Udham Singh Wala”.
Goods worth lakhs of rupees were damaged as fire gutted 10 fruit,
vegetable and cloth shops in the fruit market at Jyoti Chowk here this
Sikh prisoners to wear turbans: SSF
Chandigarh, May 13
Sikh prisoners in
various jails of Punjab are allowed to wear white turbans. This
information was conveyed during a hearing of the petition moved by the
Sikh Student Federation (SSF) seeking directions to the Punjab
Government and jail officials to allow Sikhs lodged in jails to wear
sisters recovered, man held
The district police today succeeded in recovering twin sisters Priya
and Priti (16), daughters of Paramjit Singh of Harsi Pind village, who
disappeared under mysterious circumstances on May 11 from the house of
Rajinder Kumar, a resident of the Balmik colony.
rules or face action, PTU tells colleges
Tightening noose around its affiliated colleges, Punjab Technical
University has issued fresh directive that they must strictly
adhere to its guidelines or face disaffiliation.
gets 13th position in UPSC exam
Sunam town, the native place of Shaheed Udham Singh, is nowadays
celebrating the major achievement of one of its sons, Mukesh Kumar
Bansal (27), a son of Mr Raj Kumar Bansal, who runs a commercial type
college at Sunam.
girl 103rd in UPSC exam
Princee Singla, a local resident, cleared the UPSC (mains) in her
first attempt and got the 103rd position in the country. A daughter of
Mr S.K. Singla, an accountant working at the local milk plant, Princee
had chosen the combination of commerce and sociology.
boy is 222nd in civil services exam
Mr Anshuman Sharma, a local boy, who has done his masters in business
administration (MBA) from Punjabi University, has scored 222nd rank in
the UPSC (main) exam, the result of which was declared recently.
of GNMC gift
They are in different political parties, but cutting across the party
lines they joined hands to form Old Students Association (OSA) to work
for the development of their college, and today they took a major step
to promote cultural activities among its students.
Commissioner Raj Kamal Chaudhuri lays the foundation stone of an
open-air theatre at Government Nehru Memorial College in Mansa
on Friday. PEDA Chairman Vijay Inder Singla and Old Students
Association chief Rampal Dhaipai are also present. — Photo by
be covered under literacy drive
National Literacy Mission (NLM) will start a literacy drive in 150
districts which have the lowest male and female literacy rates.
rational funding of colleges
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union has
demanded a rational way of funding colleges on the lines of
recommendations given by the Johl Committee and supported by the GD
Sharma Committee that tabled its report “Higher Education - vision
protest against privatisation move
Hundreds of teachers today staged a dharna under the banner of the
Democratic Teachers Front in the subdivisional complex and held a
demonstration till evening.
team visits schools
A six-member Chinese delegation of educationists visited two local
schools to understand the education system in Punjab here yesterday.
tops B.Com-I exam
Anchal Kapoor of S.R. Government College here has bagged the first
position in the university in the B.Com-I examination conducted by
Guru Nanak Dev University.
have 9 industrial clusters
Punjab will have nine special clusters for the uniform development of
industry in the state. The clusters will be of hosiery and cycle parts
at Ludhiana, leather and sports goods at Jalandhar, steel at
Gobindgarh, textiles at Amritsar and machine tools at Batala.