Pak Punjab CM to get Indian youths freed
Rana Ijaz Ahmad Khan, adviser to the Chief Minister of Pakistan’s
Punjab Chaudhary Pervez Elahi for Law and Human Rights, here today
assured family members of 47 Indian youths detained in Pakistan
prisons for their early release.
scam: hotels give guest lists to CBI
At least dozen hotels of Amritsar, Jalandhar and Himachal Pradesh have
submitted details about the stay of certain VIPs, including senior
politicians of the ruling party, top police officials, businessmen and
bureaucrats of the Central Government in connection with the infamous
Siti Cable scam that had rocked the city about two years ago.
beaten up for expecting female child
An attempt was allegedly made to terminate pregnancy of a woman by
beating her at Dhaani Latkan village located on the outskirts of this
Club poised for a heady showdown today
Even as the ruling group of the Services Club, one of the oldest clubs
of the pre-British period, has decided not to allow the ‘expelled
members’ to participate in the extraordinary meeting, scheduled to
be held here tomorrow, the Opposition group announced that ‘come
what may’ they will enter the Club.
Babbar Khalsa man in police net
Amritsar, June 30
The Punjab Police
today said it arrested a Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militant,
Tarsem Singh, from Butala village in the district, while his
preliminary interrogation revealed that he had been trained as a human
sewerage in a shambles
Rain on Tuesday night was sufficient to expose the city’s poor
sewerage, as several localities were inundated after a few hours.
Sources said though the city enjoyed the status of a district
headquarter it was yet to have a proper sewerage. Sources said a
separate arrangement for the disposal of rainwater would have helped
the sewerage in good shape, as mud and other things get stuck after
finding way into sewers during rainy season.
involved in mangur farming?
Phul, June 30
Days after the Deputy Commissioner took serious note of mangur fish
farming in village ponds of Phul town, speculations are rife that
those involved in the case will soon be booked.
A labourer shows mangur fish caught from a village pond in Rampura Phul on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
body holds blood donation camp
A blood donation camp was organised by the district administration in
association with the Ropar unit of the Chandigarh-Punjab Union of
Journalists at the Civil Hospital here today.
Pak Wakf Board’s nod to train staff
The Pakistan Wakf Board (Evacuee Trust Property Board) has accepted
the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee's offer to train the staff
at Sikh shrines situated in Pakistan so that the 'rehat maryada' could
be properly be observed.
implementation of reservation policy sought
The local unit of the Dr Ambedkar Bhalai Manch has demanded that the
reservation policy should be implemented in a proper way during
admissions to medical and para-medical courses in Punjab and
Infantry celebrates raising day
The 42nd anniversary of raising of the 7 Infantry Division was
celebrated here with enthusiasm and pride. With a glorious history and
splendid past, the 7 Infantry has established an enviable record in
all fields of professional activity.
to install statue of Master Tara Singh
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today agreed in principal to
install a lifesize statue of Master Tara Singh, former SGPC chief who
played a historical role in steering the Sikhs into India at the time
of Partition, at Matka Chowk, near Jallianwala Bagh.
Deepak (7), son of migrant Nikku, drowned here today. Wailing parents
said Deepak had gone to Government Basic Elementary School in Nai
Abadi locality to play along with a friend Bittu.
union to step up stir
The Revenue Patwar Union, Punjab, after observing a strike and staging
a dharna at the tehsil complex has decided to intensify its stir
against the alleged implication of Puran Singh, a patwari at
Kapurthala, by the Vigilance Bureau in a fraudulent sale of land.
vends closed from July 1 to 3
Keeping in view of the Zila Parishad elections in Chandigarh on July
3, the District Magistrate, Mr H.I.S Grewal, today ordered for the
closure of all liquor vends in the district and adjoining areas of
Chandigarh from July 1 to 3 and on the day of counting on July 5.
control drive of fertilisers launched
The Agriculture Department has launched a quality control campaign of
fertilisers and pesticides in the district. The Chief Agricultural
Officer, Mr S.S. Kandhari, said under the drive they had sent 57
samples of fertilisers and pesticides to a laboratory for testing.
manch threatens statewide dharnas
The Joint Kisan Manch, comprising Punjab Kisan Sabha, BKU (Ekta) and
Kisan Sangharsh Committee, today stated that statewide mass dharnas
and rallies would be held outside offices of Chief Engineers of the
PSEB to highlight power related demands.
The Secretary of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Nachhattar Singh Mavi,
has been given one-year extension. Sources said an order in this
connection had been issued by the state government.
criminal held, 2 trucks recovered
Sahib, June 30
The district police claims to have arrested a hardcore criminal wanted
in more than 12 cases of theft, cheating, fraud and looting in Punjab,
Rajasthan and Haryana.
arrested for duping
The Barnala police busted a racket which was involved in duping the
public. The police has arrested three persons, including two women.
come in handy for greedy kin
Two cases, in which rivals and kin used drugs to eliminate
‘obstructions’ to gain land or position, have been reported to the
authorities of the drug de-addiction centre here.
arrested on graft charge
The Vigilance bureau today caught a revenue patwari, Kaur Singh,
for accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from Mr Harbhajan Singh for giving
him a copy of the mutation record of his landed property.
The Gurdaspur police yesterday claimed to have arrested Baldev
Singh, a resident of Pathawala village, and Kamaljit Singh, a resident
of Dulowana village under Dhariwal police station, for committing
robberies in the area.
Hefty pay offers for PAU’s MBA students
Chandigarh, June 30
Do you know Shreya Bhardwaj? I guess not. It will be worthwhile to tell you about her. She will complete the MBA course from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
protest against DDO’s suspension
Members of the Democratic Teachers Front staged a dharna in
front of the DEO office here today demanding the reinstatement of
suspended DDO Sukhdev Singh Sidhu.
of SBoP reviewed
Sahib, June 30
The State Bank of Patiala today organised a meeting of the standing
committee to review the progress under various Government sponsored