spies threaten stir
A group of “Indian Spies”, who had been captured in Pakistan and
had already served their terms in different jails there, has
threatened to launch an agitation if their long pending demands are
not accepted and if their grievances are not redressed by the
Three coaches of the Jammu-Tawi Ferozepore Express caught fire
in the railway yard here today, railway sources said. One of the
passenger coaches was totally gutted, while two others were
partially damaged in the fire.
A coach of the Jammu-Tawi Ferozepore Express which caught fire at the Ferozepore cantonment railway station on Sunday. — PTI
leak of PPCC proceedings
Agitated over the negative outcome of the meeting of ministers, MLAs
and other party leaders he had convened in Chandigarh on September 7,
the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Mr Shamsher Singh
Dullo, has ordered an inquiry to find out as how the proceedings were
leaked to the media.
contracts for timber raise eyebrows
The recently effected rate contracts for supplying timber to
government departments in Punjab have raised many an eyebrow. The
Punjab Forest Development Corporation recently fixed the rates for
deodar, kailwood and chir varieties of timber for the first time.
formulates Special Economic Zone policy
The Punjab Government has formulated the Special Economic Zone Policy for the state. The formulation of the policy was one of the
main hurdles being faced by the government in procuring the SEZ status
for Mohali and Amritsar.
first tech-savvy police district
Barnala has become the first tech-savvy police district of the state.
Now onwards, anyone can get any information regarding status of
complaints, services provided by the police or details about police
officials right from the SHO to the SSP.
Lahore, Amritsar to have Food Street
Like Lahore, Amritsar will shortly have its own “world-class” Food
Street, where locals, visitors and pilgrims would enjoy various
delicacies of the Holy City.
for quadrilateral project extension to Amritsar
The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh
Ahluwalia, is in favour of the extension of golden quadrilateral
project to Amritsar.
mainly to blame for cancer deaths: report
Pesticides and insecticides used by farmers are among the major causes
of cancer deaths in the Malwa area of Punjab.
mills face closure threat
Rice mills in the state are facing threat of closure as a majority of
them have not been provided with the electricity connection by the
Punjab State Electricity Board on the direction of Punjab Pollution
doctors to be promoted
The Punjab Government has decided to promote 60 PCMS doctors to senior
lecturers and decided to take steps to improvise the working
conditions in all the three government medical colleges at Amritsar,
Faridkot and Patiala. Besides, a decision has been taken to promote
the other categories of doctors from senior lecturers to professors.
limit for ETPs extended
What can be termed as a major relief extended to parboiled rice
millers of the state, Mr Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Chairman, Punjab
Pollution Control Board has extended the time limit for the
rice millers to upgrade effluent treatment plants of
‘saila’ rice mills from October 31 to December this year.
motivated to preserve environment
The Samaj Bhalai Manch, a Punjab-based NGO, held a function here
sought for leprosy patients
The Disabled Persons Welfare Organisation, Punjab, in a representation
to the MP, Patiala, has sought financial assistance for the leprosy
patients at Ghaghar Leprosy Ashram, Mubarakpur, Dera Bassi.
2 die as
A private bus carrying devotees back to Shri Hargobindpur after
attending the marriage anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev overturned and
fell in a drain near Udhanwal yesterday.
for adequate water in distributary
Farmers of several villages of Mansa district here today urged the
Chief Engineer (Canals), Punjab, to ensure adequate supply of water in
the Uddat distributary there.
The district Fisheries Department has arrested fish poachers who were
carrying out illegal fishing in the Beas and its tributary Sarri. The
raid was carried out on a tip off provided by a former wildlife
expels 5 more students
The Punjabi University authorities toughened their stand against the
agitating students of the Law Department as they expelled five more
students and obtained a stay order from court that no student or
employee could hold a demonstration or agitate within 500 metres of
the university gate.
wins rangoli contest
Sudhir Sharma and his sister, Sunaina Sharma, won the first and the
second positions respectively, in a rangoli competition during the
three-day talent hunt function that concluded at the DAV College here
school panel meets CM
A delegation of the Punjab State Aided School Teachers and Other
Employees Progressive Front led by Mr Upjit Singh Brar, president, Mr
K.K. Sharma, chairman, and Mr Prem Sharma, secretary, met the Chief
Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, recently with regard to their demands.
teachers selected for KVS award
Mrs Rajwinder Kaur Sekhon and Mrs Sukhwant Kaur Kamboj of Kendriya
Vidyalaya No 1, Patiala, have been selected by the Kendriya Vidyalaya
Sangathan for the KVS National Incentive Award for 2005 in the field
shawls, blankets from VAT: federation
The recent clarification of the state government with regard to the VAT
law to charge tax on shawls and blankets have literally created an
unprecedented situation, where future of thousands of traders and
factory owners is in jeopardy.