suffers loss on component purchase
The Punjab State Electricity Board had to suffer a loss of Rs 7 lakh
because the Bathinda-based Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Power Project
authorities purchased components at a high rate from a single source
“without verifying the market trends”.
to ensure uninterrupted power
For providing uninterrupted power supply and to avoid hardships to the
farmers and other consumers during the coming paddy season, several
measures have been adopted by the Punjab State Electricity Board,
including setting up of control rooms, proper maintenance of complaint
books and suggestion register at sub-divisions and complaint centres.
starts reversion of cops
38 reverted in first phase in Ludhiana Range
The Punjab police has finally set in motion the reversion of hundreds
of cops who were given local ranks at a higher position for a period
of six months but were continuing to hold the “superior” ranks for
the past several years, allegedly without the periodical review laid
down under the Punjab Police Rules.
The Pathankot police arrested Atarjit Singh, an alleged militant of
the Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), and handed him over to the Haryana
police. Sources available here said that the said terrorist was
arrested by the Pathankot police after bomb blasts in Delhi theatres
screening “Jo Bole So Nihal” film.
yet so far
Stuck short of Everest, its do or die for her
Family members of Sukhwinder Kaur Sukhi, a local mountaineer on an
expedition to the Mount Everest without oxygen, are worried after the
news spread that Sukhi got stuck 800 metres short of the peak due to
inclement weather conditions. The stubborn mountaineer has reportedly
refused to return without completing her expedition.
lashes out at Badal on Operation Bluestar
Sabo, June 2
SAD (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann here today alleged
that Mr Parkash Singh Badal had corroborated his role in
Operation Bluestar by not allowing his party to hold a function
in memory of “martyrs” at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib.
SAD (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann addresses a gathering at Talwandi Sabo on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Doctors strike work
Allege manhandling of CMO by health workers
Abohar, June 2
Health services remained paralysed for three hours at 100-bed Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital here today as doctors went on strike in protest against alleged manhandling of Dr Resham Singh Atwal by a few multi-purpose health workers.
Sikh Heritage Institution established
Patiala, June 2
The International Institute of Sikh Heritage was established here today after a decision in that connection was taken at a meeting of intellectuals of city organised in the local Gurmat College. The meeting was held under the patronage of Bhai Jasbir Singh Rode, former Jathedar of Akal Takht.
Eunuchs hold protest in front of CM’s residence
Patiala, June 2
The local police had a tough time thwarting scores of eunuchs from lodging a protest in front of the Chief Minister’s residence here this morning.
Cheques given to girl students for cycles
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 2
The state government is committed to provide education to all between the age group of 6 to 14 years under the Sarv Sikhya Abhiyan and the girl students would be preferred and provided all sort of facilities, said Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary.
Action sought against travel agent
Bathinda, June 2
A group of youths allegedly duped by travel agents have met the SSP seeking action against a travel agent. The SSP, Mr Kapil Dev, has asked the Sangat police to look into the matter.
Chandigarh, June 2
The Division Bench comprising Mr Justice H.S. Bedi and Mr Justice Viney Mittal has dismissed the petition filed by Ms Raveen Pandey, whose services as Principal of the Gurnam Singh Public School, Sangrur, were terminated by the school trust on May 28.
On day four, farmers block GT road
Kathunangal, June 2
Farmers continued their protest by blocking the Amritsar-Pathankot road at Kathunangal, about 15 kms from here, for the fourth consecutive day today. They were protesting against the government for disconnecting the power connections to the tubewells of about a dozen villages.
|Farmers protest against disconnecting the power connections to tubewells on the Amritsar-Pathankot road at Kathunangal on Thursday. — PTI
Four die on
Beas, June 2
In a head-on collision between an Indica car and a cooking gas
cylinder-loaded truck, four car-born persons died on the spot while one
sustained serious injuries, here today. This is the seventh accident in
one and a half months on the Amritsar-Jalandhar road. All victims
belonged to Amritsar.
Kidnappers demand Rs 40,000 for woman’s release
Hoshiarpur, June 2
On a complaint of Sohan Singh son of Shankar Singh of Dugri village, the Dasuya police on Tuesday registered a case under Sections 420, 120 B of the IPC against Basant Singh, his son Sansar Singh, wife Joginder Kaur and Baljit Singh, alias
Rimpy, all residents of Nagra village, for allegedly taking away his wife Amarjit Kaur, and demanding Rs 40,000 for her release.
Ex-judge in land misuse case
Pathankot, June 2
Retired Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court is in the thick of controversy over allegedly carving out a colony here in contravention of the Punjab Apartment of Property Regulation Act.
Theft in tehsildar’s office
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 2
A case of theft has been reported in the office of Tehsildar Election, situated at the third floor of District Administrative Complex.
Nephew booked on murder charge
Phagwara, June 2
A decomposed body, found by the police on May 1 from a deserted well in Madhopur village and declared unidentified, had turned out to be a case of murder, sources said today.
No resource person for Hindi at SSA camp
Bathinda, June 2
The five day refresher- course for Hindi teachers of this block, which concluded here last evening, failed to get the services of any subject expert.