|3 held for murder of dera head sevadar
Bathinda, September 28
The police today arrested three persons for the murder of head sevadar of Tikana Bhai Jagta
Ji, while two other accused are still absconding. Though the police has termed robbery the motive, but it has not ruled out that the murder could be a part of “battle of succession” at the dera.
The Municipal Corporation, Patiala, instead of taking care of
areas under its jurisdiction, is trying to branch out in areas
out of its purview. When the residents complained about it,
corporation workers retaliated by dumping trolleys full of
filth, garbage and stinking carcasses of animals at their
A decomposed carcass of a calf left in front of the house of Mr Birchand Kanwal in Khalsa College Avenue, Patiala, by MC workers on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
Demand to book Tarksheel leaders
(Barnala) , September 28
Tapa observed bandh today following a clash between Hindu
organisations and Tarksheel Society leaders. A rally was hold in grain
market here to protest against the police which failed to take any
action against rationalist leaders.
opposes RSS chief’s visit
Accusing RSS President K.S. Sudarshan of vitiating the political
atmosphere, the Dal Khalsa today asked the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt
Amarinder Singh, not to permit him to enter the state. Mr Sudarshan is
scheduled to arrive in the state on Thursday on a three-day visit.
warning to dera heads
Warning the intellectuals and dera heads who raise doubts on Guru
Granth Sahib, the Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh
Vedanti, said today that nobody would be allowed to tinker with the
disciples stage dharna
Hundreds of disciples of Dera Sacha Sauda of the Hoshiarpur unit,
including ladies, led by a 25-member committee of Punjab, including Mr
Gursharanjit Singh, Mr Gurbachan Singh, Mr Chanan Ram and Mr Pargat
Singh, staged a protest in main bazars of the town and dharna in front
of the mini secretariat, here today, to show resentment against the
possible action against the Sirsa dera chief.
MC’s road repair plan
The repair work on city roads undertaken by the Municipal Corporation
seems to have run into rough weather once again as the residents
struggle to reach their destination on worsening city roads.
cremated with state honours
The body of P.M. Das, Additional-Director General of Police, Punjab,
was consigned to flames with full state and police honours here today.
for murder of dera head sevadar
The police today arrested three persons for the murder of head sevadar
of Tikana Bhai Jagta Ji, while two other accused are still absconding.
Sub-Inspector Inder Kumar, posted at Rahon police station in
Nawanshahr district and renowned mountaineer, who died during a
mountaineering expedition in Sikkim on Sunday, was cremated with full
state honours at his village, Posi, in Hoshiarpur district, today. His
11 year-old son, Nitin, lit the pyre.
flays India’s stand against Iran
Flaying India’s stand against Iran on the IAEA resolution, SAD
(Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann today said it could irritate
Islamic people and result into terror attack on India on the lines of
7/7 and 9/11.
shielding Chajjumajra culprits, alleges SAD
More than a 100 workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal staged a
protest against the Kharar police alleging that they were shielding
the “real culprits” responsible for the death of three members of
the Chajjumajra family.
lost in postal transit
A glaring example of carelessness of post office has been reported by
Mr Kewal Mahajan, Principal, Adarsh Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary
School, here today.
Mr Rakesh Kochhar, an officer with the JCT Mills, here has proved that
honesty still persists in the country.
The local court today stayed the arrest of Principal of Shivalik
Public School. A case of hurting sentiments of the Sikh community was
registered against her for issuing a circular of banning students from
wearing ‘kirpan’ and heavy ‘kara’.
framed against former Akali minister
The Gurdaspur court today framed charges against senior Akali leader
and the former Revenue Minister, Mr Seva Singh Sekhwan, in corruption
cases registered in December, 2002.
Reducing area under paddy could ensure better returns to the
state farmers besides checking further decline in the state
water table, stated the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural
University, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, while addressing a
kisan mela here today.
Revenue Minister A.S .Samra and Panjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor K. S. Aulakh felicitate a progressive farmer at a kisan mela in Bathinda on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
boycott may affect procurement
A farmers’ organisation and the Federation of Arhtiya Associations
of Punjab have come out in support of the protesting owners of rice
shellers, as they feel confrontation may have a detrimental effect on
the farmers as well as the purchase process.
paddy MSP, demand Brar
The minimum support price for paddy in the state was inadequate and
the Union Government should review it, said Congress leader Jagmeet
Singh Brar while addressing a press conference here yesterday.
protest against ‘irregularities’ in seed sale
While thousands of farmers today took the advantage of Punjab
Agricultural University’s Kisan Mela, some of them were
disappointed with the way seeds of wheat’s PBW-502 variety
were sold off at one of its counters.
Farmers protest against irregularities in the sale of wheat seeds at Kisan Mela in Bathinda on Wednesday.
— Photo vy Kulbir Beera
block traffic again
Panicked by the cloudy weather, the farmers protesting against the
slow lifting of the paddy in mandis by government agencies staged a
dharna and blocked traffic on the Sultanpur Lodhi road in front of the
New Grain Market here this evening.
procurement begins on October 1
Cotton procurement in Punjab starts on October 1 when Markfed and the
Cotton Corporation of India enter the mandis for buying the produce at
the minimum support price announced by the Central Government.
2 road projects cleared
The construction of two important road projects has been cleared in
Tax raids on various premises
The Income Tax authorities conducted raids at various places in the
booked for occupying police land
A case of attempt to illegally occupy police land right in front of
the Ghagga police station has come to light. Meanwhile, the alleged
illegal occupier, Hans Raj, a resident of Ghagga town, has complained
to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission against the
high-handedness of Punjab Police personnel at Ghagga.
agent shot at
Four persons allegedly attacked a commission agent of Guruharsahai,
Mr. Satvinder Bhandari, and fired at him from a close range while he
was on his way back home from his shop on Monday.
held on charge of selling baby
The police yesterday arrested Dr Shashi, owner of Shashi Nursing Home
here, and midwife Madhu Bala on charges of selling a newborn boy. The
baby was recovered from the midwife.
petrol stations looted
Four unidentified persons today decamped with cash worth Rs 20,000
from two petrol stations situated on the Ropar-Nangal road early
morning here today.
4 hurt in
Four persons were injured in a collision between a bus and a car near
the bus stand here today.
on ‘Public relations and journalism’
“Honesty, grit and determination eventually bear fruit. Standing
firm when faced with adversity and being true to one’s conscience go
a long way in ensuring success.”
panel to review infrastructure
The Punjab Government has constituted the Punjab State Farmers
Commission to examine and review the status of agriculture, allied
sectors and rural infrastructure in the state.
staff hold rally
Sahib, September 28
Employees belonging to the All-India Bank Employees Association and
the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation today held a
gate rally in front of the State Bank of Patiala, Sirhind branch.