cancels booking of flats
Housefed, Punjab, today cancelled the booking of super deluxe flats in
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar here on the first day of announcing the
scheme, after employees refused to accept forms at 9:30 a.m. claiming
that all 90 flats were booked by that time on first-come, first-serve
land scam comes to the fore
Another land scam in which the land mafia and certain officials of the
local government circumvented rules to their personal advantage can
come to the fore.
palanquin to be installed at Nankana Sahib
Taran, September 15
A history of sorts will be scripted when Guru Granth Sahib will
be carried in a gold palanquin from New Delhi to Nankana Sahib
in Pakistan by covering more than 700 km, the longest religious
procession after the Partition. The palanquin is being prepared
with more than 15 kg of gold to be fitted on the teak wood.
Craftsmen work on the gold palanquin, which will be installed at Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.
— A Tribune photograph
generation at two hydel projects stops
Power generation at Nakkiyan and Ganguwal hydel plants, each of 67 MW
capacity, at Anandpur Sahib came to a halt today as the water supply
to it was discontinued from the Bhakra Dam.
Mukerian hydel project restarts
The work on the 18-MW Mukerian hydel power project of the PSEB has
started once again after a gap of about one year. The site of the
powerhouses would now be shifted 45 metres downstream.
stage dharna near CM’s house
Hundreds of activists of the Joint Action Committee of the Punjab and
UT Chandigarh Employees Central Representative Organisation today
staged a dharna near the New Moti Bagh Palace, private residence of
the Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, protest against the
non-acceptance of their demands by the authorities concerned.
terminal building opened
The much-awaited newly constructed terminal building for the arrival
lounge of the Rajasansi International Airport was inaugurated here
today by the Chairman of the Airport Authority of India, Mr K.
Sena men brandish weapons
|Clash averted with police intervention
A clash between the disciples of Dera Roomi Wala and Dalit Sena
activists was averted here today with the police and the
district administration persuading the latter to hold its
protest in the city instead of at the dera at Bhucho Kalan.
Dalit Sena general secretary Gyan Chand Gautam addresses activists during a protest in Bathinda on Thursday.
— Photo by Kulbir Beera
born found abandoned
A watchman, Vir Bahadur, found a newly born female child abandoned at
the backside of the local Civil Hospital, yesterday morning. He took
the child to the hospital and handed it over to Dr Jaswinder Singh,
who was on duty.
concerned over less funds for medical claims
The Punjab State Ministerial Services Union today took a serious note
of the inadequate funds in various departments for the reimbursement
of medical claims of the employees and pensioners.
family hurt as roof caves in
Six persons belonging to a family were injured when a roof under which
they were sleeping caved in at Sunder Basti (Ward No. 13), Patran,
near here, yesterday evening.
electrocuted, residents block traffic
Hundreds of residents of Hardo Khanpur and adjoining villages today
staged dharna and blocked vehicular traffic for more than two hours in
front of their village, 6 km from here, on the Hoshiarpur-Tanda road.
Secretaries’ case: notice to Punjab
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for
October 27 on the petition filed by Mr Anter Singh Brar, a BJP leader,
seeking directions to the Punjab Government to remove Parliamentary
Farmers staged a dharna and held a demonstration inside the canal
colony complex yesterday to express resentment over “wrong”
distribution of canal water by a Deputy Collector.
Farmers held a rally at grain market here today in protest against
forcible acquisition of their land. Farmers of three villages —
Dhaula, Sanghera and Fatehgarh Channa participated in the rally.
breached, crops submerged
Cotton and paddy crops in hundreds of acres were submerged at Burj
Mehma village yesterday morning due to a breach in Kotbhai minor, near
procurement centres for paddy
For making the paddy procurement hassel free, the district
administration has decided to set up 99 purchase centres in the
district and has also allotted purchase centres to different
to promote grape cultivation
Punjab Agri Export Corporation Limited today announced its plans to
promote the cultivation of grapes in Punjab. This is aimed at taking
away farmers from the wheat-paddy cycle.
booths for nagar panchayat poll declared sensitive
With the administration declaring all 27 polling booths for nagar
panchayat elections of Goraya and Shahkot sensitive, elaborate
security arrangements are being made for the elections scheduled to be
held on September 18.
chief complains of indifferent staff
Chairman Bikramjit Singh Bikka and Maur Block Samiti Chairperson
Narinderjit Kaur yesterday minced no words while narrating how
panchayat secretaries, samiti staff and even drivers ignore
their orders before the Chairman of the Punjab Finance
Commission for Panchayat and Municipals, Mr A.S. Chatha, here.
The Chairman of the Punjab Finance Commission for Panchayat and Municipals, Mr A.S.
Chatha, interacts with the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Rahul Bhandari, in Bathinda on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Gill’s relatives booked
The city police this evening registered a case of cheating against two
relatives of former DGP, Punjab, K.P.S. Gill, who had allegedly
demolished their petrol station without taking due permission from the
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
CBI probe into Ajad’s death
Mr Gurpal Singh, state vice-president, Student Federation of India,
today demanded a CBI probe into the death of eminent economist and
senior professor of Punjabi University, Patiala, Nirmal Singh Ajad
under mysterious circumstances.
protest on September 23
Punjabi University row
Patiala, September 15
Representatives of different organisations of the students, which have
formed a confederation to support the agitation launched by students
of Punjabi University against the alleged highhandedness of the
authorities, today said they would hold a state-level strike on
September 23 to lodge their protest.
Sahib, September 15
The Institute of Engineers, Chapter of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
Engineering college, Fatehgarh Sahib today celebrated “38th Engineer
Day” to mark the birthday of Bharat Ratan, Sir Mokshagundam
trophy for Amrit Model School
Amrit Model School won the running trophy in Inter-State Poetical
Recitation competition held on the Hindi Divas yesterday at Swami
Keshwanand Senior Secondary School here. Individually, Mr Paras
Jaitley and Mr Kunal Chhabra won the first and second prizes;
pledges Rs 10.40 lakh
A Los Angeles-based NRI has pledged to donate Rs 10.40 lakh to Punjabi
University for the Golden Heart Scholarship scheme meant for rural
poor students of the Yadavindra College of Engineering, Talwandi Sabo.
octroi, demand industrialists
The Small-Scale Industries Association Patiala while demanding that
octroi should be abolished immediately also urged the Chief Minister,
Capt Amarinder Singh, to make arrangements for the disbursement of
subsidy to industrial units, which was not paid to them since 1996.