on Pak death row: sister writes to PM
Ms Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarbjit Singh whose death sentence was
recently upheld by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, shot a letter to the
Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, here today seeking his intervention
in the matter.
Indian, Pak prisoners urge PMs
asks Pak to free 450 prisoners
Indians in Saudi jails
term for 2 Indians in Dubai
off-loaded from AI flight to Birmingham
As many as 26 passengers were off-loaded from the Air-India flight to
Birmingham and Toronto in view of the overbooked flight emanating from
Mumbai via Delhi.
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mulling Moscow-Amritsar flights
Citizenship Judge in Canada
Dr Shinder P.S. Purewal, an NRI in Canada, had been appointed as a new
Citizenship Judge there, his close friend said here today. His
appointment had been announced by Mr Joe Volpe, Minister of
Citizenship and Immigration. He is a respected academician and author
in Surrey, British Columbia.
levels allegations against Cong MLA
Mr Manjinder Singh Kang, state organising secretary of the SAD,
levelled serious allegations against Congress MLA Jasbir Singh Dimpa
at a press conference here today. He said the court of SDJM Baba
Bakala had issued non-bailable warrants against him in a cheating
case. However, he alleged, due to connivance of senior police
officials he was never arrested.
colonies coming up despite HC order
Despite the directives of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to
reconsider the implementation of development scheme framed by the
Pathankot Improvement Trust, known as “Timber Market and Truck
Stand” the same is hanging fire causing a lot of inconvenience to
public and direct losses to the state exchequer.
served false loan recovery notice, allege women
Thirty girls and married women were shocked when the Ghallu branch of
Punjab National Bank served them notices for the recovery of
installment of loan which they had reportedly never received.
A youth and a married woman today committed suicide in separate
incidents here today.
at Kanjli wetland
The shramdan at Kanjli wetland evoked a good response from local
residents and those from adjoining villages. Students, employees of
different government departments and environmentalist Sant Baba Balbir
Singh Seenchewal and his followers also took part in the shramdan.
donation camp in memory of Longowal
Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor, Tamil Nadu, today inaugurated a
blood donation camp and free medical check-up camp. The camps were
organised in memory of late Sant Harchand Singh Longowal.
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got best deal for Punjab
of drug addicts'
More than 100 cases have been registered under NDPS Act this year and
4 lakh ml of illicit liquor seized from residents of Lattiyanwal
village in Sultanpur Lodhi subdivision in this district. Most of the
males in the village are drug addicts and are engaged in manufacture
and smuggling of illicit liquor and drugs.
laments bureaucratic interference
The 74-year-old noted painter Anand Dev, who remained chairperson of
Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, for record 20 years, said that
unnecessary bureaucratic interference had marred the efficiency of
premium academy of artists in the country.
Jalandhar, August 21
“Khushboo,” the fourth audio
album of ghazals rendered by Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Editor
-in-chief of Ajit Group of Publications, was released here on Saturday
therapy for paralytics
Dr Ashok Uppal, a Neurologist, on Wednesday claimed that he was the
first one in the country to start a revolutionary form of treatment
for stroke patients known as clot bust therapy (CBT). He said
“Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology” had acknowledged his
experience as the first case in the country.
Devi temple to be on tourism map soon
The historical Mata Jayanti Devi temple at Mullapur Garibdass, near
Chandigarh, is soon going to be on the rural tourism map of India. A
meeting to discuss the proposed status for the temple was held at the
SDM Kharar’s office today.
A seminar on lung and eye cancer was organised by Mrs Nirmal Verma
Memorial Cancer Society at Amar Ashram on Thursday. Dr Kaustubh
Sharma, SP, Patiala, delivered a detailed talk on symptoms detection
and cure of lung and eye cancer.
development of area angers residents
Hundreds of residents belonging to more than a dozen colonies on
Ajnala Road today blocked the road leading to Rajasansi airport,
protesting against the non-development of the area.
slack at railway station
The recovery of two hand grenades from Pathankot railway station
recently and a blast in Shramjeevi Express train coming from Patna to
Delhi a few days back do not seem to be adequate reasons for extra
alertness as far as Phagwara railway police is concerned.
Bandhu presented award
Music maestros Singh Bandhu were presented Punjab Today’s ‘Punjabi
of the Year’ award for year 2004 at a solemn, but impressive,
function at Central Library here last evening.
The partial skeleton recovered yesterday by the police from a
sugarcane field at Mehtan village has reportedly been identified.
Adalat settles 179 cases
As many as 179 cases were disposed of and more than Rs 48 lakh settled
during quarterly Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services
Authority, Patiala, in the Judicial Courts Complex here yesterday. As
many as 292 cases were taken up by the Adalat.
farmers go moneylenders’ way
Maintain books on farm practices
With cost of agricultural inputs rising and profit declining, farmers
of the Malwa region have become pennywise. Over 3,000 farmers hailing
from 25 villages of the region have started maintaining “bahi
khatas” (account books) on the lines of moneylenders.
blight hits paddy crop
Deadly disease bacterial leaf blight has hit paddy crop in this border
belt. There is panic among farmers as there is no immediate remedy
available to treat this disease.
road project mooted for Amritsar
To counter the problem of acute traffic congestion being faced by
residents of the city for the past many years, an ambitious
multi-crore proposal has been drafted by the Municipal Corporation
(MC) that proposes to initiate the first-ever elevated road project
blind eye to encroachment
The role of the Batala Municipal Council in the case of encroachment
on its land has raised many eyebrows. Some persons started raising
walls around the prime land on the Kanuwan road in Batala about a
benefit from Lok Suvidha camp
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 21
The district administration
organised a Lok Suvidha camp at Sonti village in Amloh subdivision of
the district on Thursday. Thousands of people queued up from the early
morning to get their works done and the camp proved a boon for the
people of the area, who were fed up with repeated visits to various
government offices for getting their work done.
Director held taking bribe
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested a Deputy Director,
Agriculture, and a doctor in separate corruption cases.
wanted in 12 cases held
The police here nabbed the most wanted criminal, Joginder, alias
Sukha, involved in 12 cases of extortion, bank robbery, theft of cars
at various places in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
by drunk father
A man shot his daughter at Kotkapura, 12 km from here, this afternoon
under the influence of liquor.
escape with 150 gm of gold
Two tantriks reportedly duped a woman of 150 gm of gold and fled at
Goniana Mandi, near here, today. The police has registered a case and
launched a hunt to nab them.
by ‘spirit’, man injures neighbour
A resident of Manakpur Kheri village attacked his neighbour with a
sword, claiming that he was being troubled in sleep by her
brother-in-law’s spirit, near here this afternoon. He said the
mother-in-law of the woman had occult powers.
university in financial mess
The newly set up Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences
University has started functioning with a deficit and has to depend on
the parent university, Punjab Agricultural University, to meet its
day-to-day expenses. The Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences
University, which came into being on August 9, is already worth Rs 21
lakh to the PAU.
protest on August 23, 25
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union will observe save
education day on August 23, and poll manifesto reminder day on August
25, by observing a two-hour strike from 12 noon to 2 pm on both days
in protest against the anti-education policies of the Punjab
government and the non-implementation of poll promises made in its
Mr Hemant Contractor, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, laid
the foundation stone of a nursing college at Adesh Institute of
Medical Sciences and Research here on Saturday.
allotment letters for industrial plot holders
In a move that is expected to give relief to hundreds of industrial
plot holders in the state, the Punjab Government has decided to scrap
the system of letters of intent issued to the allottees over the
years, thereby putting an end to the entire system of issuing LOIs.
sugar mill returns stake to govt
The Batala Cooperative Sugar Mill has returned the government share in
the institution. Sources said the government’s share of Rs 72.50
lakh invested in the mill had been deposited by the mill management in
the government treasury.