relief too little, claim ’84 riot victims
Various relief and rehabilitation measures taken by the Punjab
Government for over 27000 Sikh families who came to the state
following the anti-Sikh riots have got caught in the quagmire of
changing political leadership.
unexplained silence on Nanavati report
Barring two senior Congressmen, all other leaders of the ruling party
in Punjab are maintaining an unexplained silence on the Nanavati
Commission report and the action taken report.
facing manpower crisis
Punjab State Electricity Board, which is among the big organisations
of the state, is reeling under a manpower crisis. A large number of
posts are falling vacant in management and technical cadres.
stamp on Guru Granth Sahib withdrawn
The commemorative stamp to be released to celebrate 400 years of the
installation of Guru Granth Sahib has been withdrawn from all head
post offices by the Department of Posts across the country. However,
the stamps had been sold out without its formal release at some post
offices of the southern states.
buses impounded for refinery function
A large number of buses have been impounded prior to Bathinda oil
refinery’s re-launch slated for tomorrow. The government has
assigned quotas to its employees to ensure heavy turnout at the
refinery’s re-start ceremony.
Private buses and trucks impounded ahead of the refinery’s re-launch ceremony at Rajindra College in Bathinda on Thursday.
— Photo by Kulbir Beera
charge-sheets 150 employees
As many as 150 employees, including field officers, inspectors and
managers, have been issued charge sheets by PUNSUP in connection with
the damage caused to wheat which was stacked under their supervision
Cong of taking allies for granted
The Bahujan Samaj Party general secretary, Mr Narinder Kashyap,
today alleged that the Congress was not taking its allies in the United
Progressive Alliance into confidence about important decisions.
‘undertook’ trip to Singapore
The city Mayor, Mr Surinder Mahey, tried to confuse people about his
secret Singapore jaunt along with three journalists — two belonging
to English dailies and one to a prominent news agency — and a senior
official of the local municipal corporation, but investigations
carried out by The Tribune have revealed that Mr Mahey and others had,
in fact, undertaken the foreign trip, which was said to have been
designed to “oblige” the journalists.
terror needs global efforts: Israel
Sahib, August 11
Terrorism is now a global menace, which could only be fought by all
countries together. India and Israel have been facing terrorism for a
long time. So, they can understand each other’s problems in a better
way, said the Ambassador of Israel in India, Mr David Danieli, while
talking to the Press here late last evening.
Rs 15 cr
project for sewerage, potable water
The Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board has submitted a Rs 15-crore
plan to the state government for improving drinking water supply and
seek Bibi Manjot’s release
Sahib, August 11
Representatives of the Punjab Rights Forum, human rights, political
parties and Panthic Associations organised a dharna in front of the
district administrative complex today in protest against the alleged
registration of a false case against Bibi Manjot Kaur and demanded the
arrest of Mr Gurmeet Singh Pinki, CIA Inspector, Sirhind, for
workers hold dharna
Sahib, August 11
Members of the Anganwari Workers Union organised a dharna in front of
the Deputy Commissioner's office here today.
over poor water supply
Residents of the city who have been facing acute shortage of water for
the past week, today blocked the Bela road for more than three hours.
The residents said they had met MC officials and councillors a number
of times but nothing had happened.
child found HIV positive
After the caesarean delivery of a girl child at the local Civil
Hospital, the hospital authorities found the mother and child to be
As many as 5,000 saplings were planted in the premises of 162 Bn BSF
at Phalianwala this morning. The funds for the saplings were provided
by the Punjab National Bank.
Steps for disposal of bio-medical waste
Ropar, August 11
The district medical health authority, which had been barred by the Punjab Pollution Control Board last month may disposing of the bio-medical waste on its own, today finally swung into action.
drug shop overcharges man!
A resident of Ranjit Colony here has complained that a chemist shop
running on the premises of the Civil Hospital had overcharged him for
Mr Sewa Singh, SHO, Khuikhera, has been asked to re-investigate a case
registered by former in charge of the police station against a block
president of the Anganwari Workers Union and her family last month.
warrants against six
The local court yesterday issued non-bailable warrants on six persons
including an NRI, in a bid to eliminate father and son near the court
complex on the G.T. Road.
The High Court on Thursday issued notice of motion for August 28 on a
petition filed by a Chandigarh resident, who is presently in custody
for her alleged links with dreaded terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara.
in rape cases
The district police yesterday claimed to have arrested two persons
wanted in two separate rape cases registered at Sadar and Civil Lines
police stations here.
3 SAD leaders held, 50 others booked
Chandigarh, August 11
The Punjab police last night arrested three Shiromani Akali Dal
leaders in Ropar district for taking part in the statewide protests on the Nanavati Commission report.
An unidentified Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the BSF jawans
late last night.
thefts in Abohar
Two more thefts were committed here on Tuesday night, police sources
confirmed last evening.
arrested in money snatching case
The district police has arrested Harbakhsh Singh, alias Lakha, a son
of Mr Karam Singh of Muradpur, in connection with snatching of Rs
41,500 and a mobile phone from an employee of a cooperative society on
pistol point along with his two scooter-borne accomplices on May 18.
crushed to death
A Class IX student of Government Senior Secondary School, Old Rajpura,
was crushed to death on the Zirakpur-Rajpura road in Jansua village
near here late last night.
held for graft
The Vigilance Bureau today caught a patwari red-handed while he was
accepting Rs 2,500 as bribe at Jaito in Faridkot district. A .32-bore
revolver and 13 cartridges have been seized from him.
3 die in
Sahib, August 11
Three persons died on the spot and eight were injured in an accident
that took place today near Khanpur village on the G.T. Road.
school teachers underpaid
Mr Narangi Lal (name changed) toiled hard and spent lakhs of rupees to
secure his B.Tech degree in computer, engineering. However, he has to
remain content with a teaching job with a negligible salary which is
not even enough to meet his personal expenditure on tea and snacks.
wear black badges
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union today appealed to
the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to solve the problems of the
agitating school and college teachers in the larger interest of the
students and society.
on journalists’ role
A one day seminar on the “Role, Responsibility and Behaviour of
Journalists — A Self Introspection” was organised by the Patiala
Journalists Association at the Department of Journalism , Punjabi
University, here today.
of potatoes to Pakistan
Local traders today dispatched the first consignment of 15 tonnes of
potatoes to Pakistan after it offered to import five duty free items,
including vegetables and livestock, a month earlier from the Wagah
work auction nets 2.42 cr
The auction of the octroi collection work fetched Rs 2.42 crore for
the Municipal Council here today. The increase in the revenue is about
Rs 40 lakh from the last year.