to get Indian youths freed
from Pak jails
Social Service organisations of Pakistan have started efforts for the
release of all Indian youths detained in Pakistan’s jails.
talks with Cong on Punjab issues
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal is open to talks with the Congress
on any issue related to Punjab and Sikhs. This was stated by Mr
Jaswant Singh Mann, president of the party, at a press conference here
The Akali Dal (Amritsar) has vehemently opposed formation of a
separate Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for Haryana,
saying there should be no question of division of the
“parliament of Sikhs”. At the same time, they have also
questioned the right of the SGPC to erect a memorial of those
who lost their lives during Operation Bluestar.
The President of the Akali Dal (A), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann (second from right), addresses a press conference in Jalandhar on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
stand on Bluestar, Pandhi asks CM
A former Akali minister, Mr Dalip Singh Pandhi, today asked the Punjab
Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to clear his stand on the
Operation Bluestar by the Army in the Golden Temple in 1984.
Punjab yet to form road safety councils
Chandigarh, May 30
Deaths in mishaps do not matter, apparently. Even though on an average 2200 persons die and another 10,000 are injured in road accidents every year in Punjab, the state government has done precious little to arrest the rate of mishaps.
PSHRC Member B.C. Rajput transgressed powers,
says HC order
Chandigarh, May 30
"While dealing with this writ, we have prima facie found that Punjab State Human Rights Commission Member B.C. Rajput has not only clearly transgressed the power vested in the Commission but has shown utter disregard to the directions passed by this court."
Officer collects samples of food products
Following directions from the Social Security Department, the
Programme Officer of Sangrur, Ms Nutan, today collected samples of
food products from some of the anganwadi centres in Maud block.
in land lease alleged
The panchayat of Khairabad village, located near Rajasansi
International Airport, has alleged that the Block Development and
Panchayat Officer (BDPO) of the area had leased out prime land
illegally to two natives of the village for the year 2006-2007 for a
mere Rs 3.02 lakh.
staff protest against privatisation move
Nawanshahr, May 30
The PSEB Employees Joint Forum has launched an agitation from today to
protest against the proposed privatisation of the PSEB and the
introduction of contract system for carrying out the development works
for providing 24-hour uninterrupted power supply to the villages.
Bank team reviews watershed projects
On the completion of the World Bank programme of the Hoshiarpur unit
of the Integrated Watershed Development Project (Hills-II) in the
Kandi area, a World Bank ICR Mission team, comprising Mr Sri Vastava,
Mr Lobo and Mr Eric, visited Atwarapur, Rehimapur, Patiari, Takhni of
the Patiari Watershed and Patiarian village of the Chack Sadhu
Gaatha’ — a tribute to revolutionaries
Twenty-nine artistes performed 42 characters in the 90-minute play
“Ankahi Gaatha” (The making of a revolutionary) at the DAV College
of Education here last night.
gurdwaras house anganwadis
Dilapidated rooms of panchayat buildings, dharamshalas, gurdwaras, and
even cattle ponds are housing the anganwadi centres in the district.
If children are attending anganwadis in such a scenario one can image
the plight of rooms provided for storing food products at these
Tobacco Day observed
As many as 200 youth and children participated in the ‘No Tobacco
Day’ observed by the various NGOs, including the Patiala Social
Welfare Society and Dr Ambedkar Welfare Association, at Gandhi Nagar
paid to K.N. Modi
A condolence meeting was organised at local Multani Mal Modi College
to mourn the death of Mr Kedar Nath Modi, patron of the Modi Education
Society, who breathed his last on May 27. He was residing at Modi
Nagar near Ghaziabad, UP.
Sahib, May 30
Mediapersons working at the district headquarter all subdivisions of
the district, at a meeting held here today, formed the District Press
scare: family returns home
The family of Mr Surinder Pal Singh, which had left its home in
Dashmesh Enclave in Mundi Kharar after a number of snakes were found
in the building, returned home today.
After the sharp rise in the incidents of robbery, especially in rural
areas, Mr Tejveer Singh, District Magistrate, today ordered ‘Thikri
pehra’ in the villages.
overdose claims life
A 17-year-old boy of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony died after he took
overdose of a drug last evening.
secys, SGJC asks Bibi
Even as the SGPC chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, has announced that she wont
let anybody interfere in the administrative matters of the Shiromani
committee, including transfers and postings, the Sikh Gurdwara
Judicial Commission has directed her to transfer Mr Dalmegh Singh and
Mr Mohinder Singh, secretary and assistant secretary of the flying
abstain from work
Taking strong exception to the assault on a local advocate by his
clients, lawyers today decided to abstain from work. Advocate Avtar
Singh Khera was reportedly attacked by his clients with sharpedged
weapons on Saturday afternoon while he was on the way to his house.
allowed to visit UK
The SAD general secretary and an MP, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, was today
allowed to visit the UK for medical check-up of his daughter from June
10 to July 10 by the Ropar court.
strikes gold(en) melon
(Kapurthala), May 30
This golden and comparatively cleaner Taiwanese variety of musk
melon has not only found favour as a more sweeter substitute of
the local musk melon among melon lovers, it has also fetched
rich dividends to Tarlochan Singh, a farmer of this village
falling in India’s largest melon-producing Bhalana-Brindpur
elated Tarlochan Singh of Bhalana Village in
Kapurthala district shows a golden musk melon, which, he claims, is
grown for the first time in not only Punjab, but the whole of India. — Tribune
photo by Pawan Sharma
block road at Dirba
Activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan), under the
leadership of Mr Dalwara Singh Chhajla, finance secretary of the
district unit of the union, blocked the Sangrur-Patran road today for
about half-an-hour at Dirba village, about 26 km from here.
8 hurt as
two families clash
Eight persons, including an NRI and three women, were injured, three
of them seriously, in a clash between two families of Bhappal village,
5 km from here, late last night.
cr for unaided rural colleges
Setting a new precedent, the Punjab Government Higher Education
Department today distributed Rs 3.35 crore among 21 unaided rural
colleges being run by various volunteer, religious or public spirited
organisations in the state.
oppose termination of Principal’s services
The parents of some students of the local General Gurnam Singh Public
School today gathered at the Banasar Bagh here and opposed the
termination of the services of Ms Raveen Pandey, Principal of the
school, by the Gurnam Singh Public School Trust on May 28. They also
demanded revocation of the termination order of the Principal.
releases anthology on South-Central Asia
Veteran journalist and former MP Kuldip Nayar released a book, on the
“South-Central Asia – Emerging Issues” edited by Dr Kuldip
Singh, Director of Centre for South-Central Asian Studies, Guru Nanak
Dev University, here today.
motivate children to study
Sahib, May 30
A campaign has been launched in the district to identify those
children between the age group of six and 14 years who are not going
to school, so that they could be motivated to get education under the
government sponsored Sarv Sikhya Abhiyan scheme.
worth Rs 556.15 crore disbursed
Sahib, May 30
A special meeting of the District Consultative Committee was convened
by the State Bank of Patiala at Bachat Bhavan here today. Mrs Jaspreet
Talwar, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairperson, presided over the meeting
in which the progress of banks for the quarter ended March 31, 2005,
under annual credit plan was reviewed.