Top stories | Politics | Community | Courts
Agriculture | Administration | Crime | Education  


Release commemorative stamps in Amritsar, says Tarlochan Singh
Amritsar, June 6
The Chairman of the National Minorities Commission (NMC) has expressed his views on the issue of the venue of the release of commemorative postage stamps to mark the anniversaries of three historic occasions in the Sikh history and advised the ministry to favour views of the SGPC.

Govt ‘blocking’ release of postage stamp
Amritsar, June 6
The SGPC has accused the Punjab Government of creating hurdles in the release of a commemorative postage stamp to mark the 400 years of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara Manji Sahib here on June 16.

Stamp on Kairon to be released
Gurdaspur, June 6
The Union Government has decided to release the postage stamp of the late Chief Minister of joint Punjab, Pratap Singh Kairon.

Fault at BBMB projects aggravates power crisis
Ropar, June 6
The power crisis aggravated with the generation at the Kotla and Ganguwal hydel projects of 72 mw each of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) at Anandpur Sahib came to a halt today. Four of the nine machines stopped functioning at the Nangal project when a jumper of a linking transformer was burnt at around 3pm.

Now, PTU’s examination branch in spotlight
Jalandhar, June 6
In a startling revelation exposing prevalence of nepotism in the examination branch of Punjab Technical University (PTU), the Dean (Examinations), whose two children are studying in one of the affiliated colleges, allegedly went out of the way to get his son passed in a subject.

Fatehgarh Sahib



CPI, CPM to hold joint marches
Sangrur, June 6
In protest against prevailing corruption, deteriorating law and order situation and privatisation policies of the state government, the Punjab units of the CPI and the CPM will take out a CPI-CPM joint jatha marches from Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on June 8 and from Hussaniwala in Ferozepur on June 9.

SAD (L) protests against privatisation
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 6
The youth wing of the SAD (Longowal) today organised a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office against the decision of the government to privatise public institutions, including schools, hospitals and the electricity board.

SAD to organise Hindus’ conference
Sangrur, June 6
The SAD will now organise its first conference of Hindus here soon to expose the “real face” of the Congress, which has been allegedly exploiting the sentiments of the Hindus in the name of secularism, by calling other parties like the SAD and the BJP as communal parties.

Sohan Singh an ‘IB agent’, says Chohan
Amritsar, June 6
Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan , a separatist ideologue and President of the Khalsa Raj Party, today described Dr Sohan Singh, a former Director, Health and member of the Panthic Committee as an “agent of the Intelligence Bureau”.


Kathlore bridge to be completed by July 2006
Kathlore (Gurdaspur), June 6
The Kathlore bridge, connecting over 100 villages of the border area with the rest of the district, will be completed by July 2006. About 18 per cent construction work of the bride has been completed. About Rs 2 crore per month was being given by the Punjab Government for speedy completion of the project.


Man seeks help for daughter’s treatment
Amritsar, June 6
Mr Dinesh Kumar, who sells paan and cigarettes at Lawrence road, here from a kiosk has been running from pillar to post to get financial assistance to provide treatment to his seven year-old-daughter suffering from a serious mental disease.

Misuse of pesticides creates health problems in Malwa
Dr G.P.I. Singh of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, addresses a gathering in Bathinda on Monday. Bathinda, June 6
Blatant use of pesticides in the Malwa region has given rise to a plethora of health hazards among people, especially the new generation, opined experts at “People’s Dialogue on Environmental Health in Malwa” organised by Kheti Virasat Mission at the Teachers’ Home here today.

Dr G.P.I. Singh of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, addresses a gathering in Bathinda on Monday. — Photo by Kulbir Beera

Acute water shortage in Dhar area
Gurdaspur, June 6
Residents of Dhar subdivision in this district are reeling under an acute shortage of drinking water. The shortage of water supplemented with heat wave is making the life of residents of the Kandi area difficult.

Mazar of Prophet Mohammad’s heir in Samana?
Samana, June 6
A 500-year-old Mazar of Saiyyad Asad Ali, son of Imam Ali Raza, ninth heir of Prophet Mohammad, has been found in Samana, 28 km from Patiala in Punjab.

4 killed in mishap
Beas, June 6
The killer Amritsar-Jalandhar road claimed four more lives when a Maruti van collided with a truck, near here, today. All the four occupants of the van died on the spot.

380 vehicles challaned in May
Phagwara, June 6
The local traffic police launched a challaning drive and issued 380 challans to offenders and collected Rs 3,06,667 as fine under various categories in May.

Major Padda cremated with military honours
Pathankot, June 6
The mortal remains of Major Deepak Kumar Padda were consigned to the flames on the Chakki bank cremation grounds with full military honours.

Shiv Sena chief held, released
Ludhiana, June 6
The district police has began strict implementation of the violation of the Section 144 order promulgated by the district magistrate.

Rajbir Kaur is Ms New Era
Kharar, June 6
Ms Rajbir Kaur was declared Ms New Era-2005 at a fashion show organised by New Era Industrial Training Centre here today.

Farmer’s family alleges harassment
Amritsar, June 6
Prem Singh, uncle of Satinderpal Singh (25), who was shot dead when six persons opened fire at him in a hospital at Lopoke village on May 25, has alleged harassment by the accused.

Award for professor
Chandigarh, June 6
Prof Pritam Singh of Patiala was given the "Panj Pani Award" at a function organised by Doordarshan, Jalandhar, recently. The awards were given to eminent personalities in the field of literature, arts, music and agriculture.


Four-year jail for doctor couple
Moga, June 6
Additional District Sessions Judge Sukhdev Singh today sentenced a doctor couple to four-year imprisonment for accepting bribe from a patient for treating his wife.


Stop sale of spurious bio-fertilisers: BKU
Chandigarh, June 6
The Bharti Kisan Union today urged the Punjab Government to immediate stop the sale of spurious bio-fertilisers in the state.

Young MLAs to discuss farm diversification
Rise above party affiliations
Chandigarh, June 6
Young legislators of Punjab, irrespective of their party affiliations, will meet under the banner of the Punjab Young Legislators Forum on June 8 outside the Assembly, to deliberate on the issue of diversification in agriculture.

Programme for agriculture officers begins
Abohar, June 6
A 120-day training programme for facilitators was inaugurated at the CIPHET complex today. The Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage, Faridabad, has selected this town for the Rs 10-lakh project as hopes for the revival of cotton crop in the region are high.


Deputation list likely to ‘demote’ 3 police officers
Chandigarh, June 6
The Punjab Government has done it again. The list of police officers forwarded by it for central deputation contains “all the wrong names”. If accepted, at least three senior Punjab Police officers will be virtually demoted.


Four hurt as brothers clash over land
Banur, June 6
Four members of a family, including an Army jawan, were injured following a clash between two brothers of Jangpura village near here, today.

Absconding manager arrested
Ropar, June 6
The CIA staff of Ropar today arrested Daleep Singh, the former Regional Manager of Incan Mutual Benefits Limited, Chandigarh, in Rs 70-crore scam case. Daleep Singh had been declared a proclaimed offender by the court.


Teachers decry privatisation of schools
Jalandhar, June 6
To protest against the alleged government move to privatise educational institutes, thousands of government teachers organised a rally at the local Desh Bhagat Yaadgaar Hall yesterday.

GND varsity exam results today

Attack on hostel superintendent flayed
Patiala, June 6
The Punjab State Medical and Dental Teachers Association has condemned the attack on hostel superintendent Dr Manjit Singh Bal with sharp edged weapons by some students residing in hostels on June 3.

Plea to transfer Principal
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 6
All 13 councillors of the Municipal Council Bassi Pathana, in a letter to the Chief Minister and the Education Minister, have urged them to immediately transfer the principal of Govt Girls Senior Secondary School of Bassi Pathana.

School celebrates environment day

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |