tape holds up NRI’s science promotion
Bureaucratic procedures and the lack of political will have proved to
be a hurdle in the clearance of a Rs 40 crore science promotion
project proposed by an NRI for the Mukerian area.
sells new-born baby
The poverty has compelled a mother to conspire with a midwife to get
rid of her new-born child at Pandori Ladha Singh village near Kot
Fatuhi of this district.
ex-soldier fights for dues
(Ropar District), July 11
Ex-sepoy Piara Singh is fighting a different battle now.
Fifty-eight years after three bullets pierced his right arm
while fighting enemy in the Uri sector just after the partition,
he is struggling hard to get disability pension for life.
Exhaustion in his melancholic eyes gives way to determination
and will-to-succeed as the 78-year-old World-War II veteran says
he now has filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court
Slogans were not required. Clad in black cloaks with strips of
the same colour covering their lips and wrists tied in chains,
supporters of the Akali Dal (Amritsar) today protested against
“the arbitrary detention” of their President, Mr Simranjit
Singh Mann. Supporters said a similar demonstration would be
held outside Parliament House.
Akali Dal (Amritsar) workers seek the release of party President Simranjit Singh Mann during a peaceful protest in Chandigarh on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
hold conferences of Hindus
Mr Parkash Chand Garg, national vice-president of the Shiromani Akali
Dal (SAD), has said, “The life of common man has become unsale in
the regime of Capt Amarinder Singh as the law and order situation is
deteriorating day by day.”
level high in 4 Punjab cities
Going by a report on the status of air pollution in Punjab, living in
four major cities in the state is dangerous. The report, “A State of
Environment, 2005”, prepared by the Punjab State Council for Science
and Technology, is based on data of the Punjab Pollution Control
papers tampered with: forensic report
Forensic examination of documents pertaining to the Tehelka scam has
established that certain portions of the additional summary of
evidence recorded in the case of Brig Iqbal Singh had been
fifth pay panel, says PSSF chief
Mr Charanjit Singh Walia, Chairman, Punjab State Services Federation,
has urged upon the state Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, to set
up the Fifth Pay Commission to settle all the problems, including the
removal of various anomalies in the pay scales of the government
employees in the state.
Population Day observed
World Population Day was observed at Jyoti Model School, Preet Nagar,
near here today. Dr S.P. Jagat, Civil Surgeon, Kapurthala, who was the
chief guest, said the theme this year would be to “Save the girl
BATHINDA: Bathinda town, known as the
heartland of Malwa region, which has been backward in every sphere of
life, has started undergoing a change.
of suffocation in well
Three persons reportedly died due to asphyxiation when they went down
to check fault in an electric motor installed in the well in their
fields in Attari village, here last night.
family hospitalised, food poisoning suspected
Six members of a family of Gobindpura mohalla here were today
hospitalised for suspected food poisoning. They included Gian Chand,
his wife Simro, son Kulwinder, daughters-in-law Jasbir Kaur, Saroj
Bala and sister-in-law Kanta. Three women were in a serious condition
and Simro was critical.
shocked at jawan’s death
Residents of Tharyal village near here have felt a shock after
receiving the information of the death of jawan Parmodh Dhiman
attached with 7-Dogra Regiment at Jammu and Kashmir. His father
received this information from the Commanding Officer of the unit.
prisoners in Pak end fast
As many as 64 Indian prisoners languishing in Kot Lakhpat Jail in
Pakistan ended their fast today. Mr Harpal Singh Bhullar, president,
International Bhai Mardana Yaadgari Kirtan Darbar Society, said the
jailed Indians had been on fast since July 8 in protest against the
inhuman treatment method out to them.
stand, low-lying areas inundated
The monsoon showers that lashed the town on the morning of July 5 and
6 brought some respite to residents but there was no end to their woes
as water accumulated in many areas, thanks to the ill-preparedness of
the local Nagar Council.
In order to safeguard the rights of the working journalists and making
contribution to social work, a joint union under the banner of Kharar-Kurali-Morinda
Union of Journalists was set up here yesterday.
octroi not easy, says MC staff body
The Punjab Nagar Palika Karamchari Mahasangh has asked the state
government to disclose the alternative plan to provide compensation in
lieu of the Rs 750 crore deficit that the state will be facing once
octroi is abolished.
suspended for negligence of duty
The Punjab State Social Welfare Board) Chairperson, Ms Ratna
placed under suspension seven staff members of different social
welfare centres under the Border Area Project in the district today.
of snake bite
Sahib, July 11
Two persons, including an 18-year-old girl and a migrant labourer died
after being bitten by a snake at Brahman Majra village in Sirhind town
for physically challenged staff
In order to encourage physically challenged employees the Punjab
Government has decided to institute state awards to be given to those
who show dedication.
leader crosses over to Pakistan
Ms Kristin Halvorsen, leader of the Opposition in Norway’s
Parliament, left for Pakistan through Wagah joint check post today.
Second exam result challenged in HC
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for
July 18 on a petition filed by 37 candidates challenging the result of
the recently held PMET-2005 re-examination.
Adalats to be held
The Punjab State Legal Services Authority will organise 200 seminars
and 600 Lok Adalats during 2005-06.
slapped husband in court discharged
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today discharged
the woman who had slapped her estranged husband in a courtroom of the
High Court on July 8.
growers’ hopes submerge, dept denies damage
Though the Agricultural Department has been denying any damage to
paddy and cotton crop following rain, reports of hundreds of acres
cotton crop being destroyed are pouring in from various parts of the
visits fish farm
Sahib, July 11
The Governor of Punjab, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), today visited the
fish farm of Mr Parminder Singh Sidhu at Samsher Nagar village.
Mediapersons were, however, not allowed to meet the Governor as they
were told that he was on a personal visit.
Police officers resent government move
Last week, the Punjab Government claimed to have ended a two decade
old controversy by allowing long serving Central Reserve Police Force and Border Security Force
officers to stay on in the
Punjab Police on “special terms and conditions”.
beaten up, tied to tree by kin
A woman of Gorenangal Left under Ajnala tehsil was allegedly abused
and beaten up by her relatives. She was allegedly dragged, thrown into
dirty water and her face smudged with cowdung before she was tied to a
claims another life
A case of dowry death was reported from Mirzapur village in Dasuya
police station of Hoshiarpur district yesterday.
of liquor seized
The police has arrested two persons, Fateh Singh and Bhairon Singh,
for smuggling 440 cases of countrymade liquor. Besides recovery of the
illicit liquor, the police has also impounded a ‘tipper’ used by
the suspects in transportation.
singer’s son goes missing
Folk singer Gurminder Sidhu’s son has reportedly gone missing. The
police has registered a case and has started looking for him.
The Batala police has busted two gangs of robbers. Jewellery weighing
94 gm, one car, three revolvers, seven live cartridges, one toy
pistol, one iron rod and 11 bottles of beer have been recovered from
them. A 13-year-old girl was also recovered from them.
dies under mysterious circumstances
Gurpreet Singh who was undergoing imprisonment in the Barnala sub-jail
for his involvement in 13 cases of crime, died under mysterious
with fake passport
The immigration staff at Amritsar International Airport, Rajasansi,
nabbed Harpreet Singh alias Happy, a resident of Kapurthala district
for allegedly possessing fake passport.
activists, students lathi-charged
The police today resorted to a lathi-charge on activists of the Punjab
Radical Students’ Union and students at the traffic lights
chowk, here, when they staged a dharna and blocked the road.
homoeo colleges too low, say managements
Crying foul over the report of the Justice G.R. Majithia Committee on
fee structures in medical colleges of Punjab, the managements of
homoeopathic colleges today demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of
Investigation into the methodology adopted for fixing the fee of
top PTU official in soup
While Punjab Technical University is already conducting inquiries into
the alleged irregularities made by two top officials in the
examination branch, serious complaints pertaining to the use of unfair
means in paper checking by yet another senior official from the
secrecy branch of the university has come into light.
bharo andolan’ threat by teachers
The teachers from all over the state working in aided school will hold
protest in front of the office of the DPI, Punjab, in Chandigarh on
July 25 against the policy of the Punjab government to withdraw grant
to aided schools and also against ban on pension, said president of
the Punjab Aided School Teachers Gurcharan Singh Chahal.