lifting of paddy irks farmers
The government may face a problem if nothing is done to speed up the
procurement process as selling paddy is turning out to be a nightmare
for farmers of the state.
catches husband marrying again
In an interesting incident here, a wife caught her husband redhanded
while getting married again. Ms Ranjeep Kaur, a government teacher was
married to Inderjeet Singh of Agwan village about seven years ago. She
has two children from him.
living exponent of a rare instrument
Chandigarh, October 2
Jogi Kashinath is a gratified man today. After years of service
to the folk legion of Punjab, he finally walked away with the
coveted Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi award at a glittering
function here some days ago. And as he prided in his
achievement, his disciples looked on - happy that a labour of
love had eventually been rewarded. Jogi, for his part, wore a
poised look lest he appeared to breach the fundamental lesson of
music his guru Baba Gorakhnath gave him years ago: "In
music, you don't measure your worth by what you get.
love with Punjabi music
Highly impressed by the rhythm of Punjabi music, popular Danish
pop singer Anita Lerche, who has already recorded albums in 13
languages of the world, has returned to Punjab to have formal
training in Punjabi pop and folk music. Going by her dedication
and passion with which she is learning both Punjabi and
Himachali genres of music, the day seems not too far when she
will be able to make a mark in the musical arena of Punjab and
Singh heads Dal Khalsa
Pledges to work with
Two days after Dal Khalsa chief Gajinder Singh quit his post, Mr
Satnam Singh Paonta Sahib, a close associate of Gajinder Singh
and founding member of the Dal Khalsa, was nominated as head of
the Dal Khalsa for two years. This decision was taken at a
meeting of party office-bearers and members of the working and
executive committee here today.
against Cong, Akalis
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal today announced that it would form a
third front against the Congress and the Prakash Singh Badal-led
Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab.
failed on every front: Badal
(Hoshiarpur), October 2
The ruling Congress government has failed on every front. The law and
order situation has deteriorated and corruption has attained new
return disappointed, minister arrives late
About 8000 beneficiaries of the old-age pension, widow pension and
handicapped pension categories of the Social Security Department from
this district today participated in a pension distribution function,
organised at the War Heroes Stadium here.
pension to be increased by Rs 200: Singla
Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla today stated that with further
improvement in the state’s economy old-age pension would be
increased by another Rs 200. Mr Singla was addressing a gathering on
the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Punjab Government has released an amount of Rs 4.98 crore for
disbursement to 66813 beneficiaries of this district under various
social welfare schemes like old-age pension, widow pension and pension
for handicapped persons.
warns of conversion of Sikhs
Criticising alleged conversion of Dalits into Christians, RSS chief
K.S. Sudarshan, today blamed the Sikh leaders for the burgeoning
situation. “They are all silent.”
body for release of members
Demanding the release of five members of the Punjab Christian Movement
arrested after Monday’s clash with RSS workers, a massive rally was
held outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner here yesterday.
advised to promote social values
Mediapersons should strengthen their moral and social values in order
to promote such values in society. This was raid at the inauguration
of a media conference and exhibition, organised by the media wing of
the Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, here today.
rules Phagwara roads
In the absence of proper traffic management, there is a total chaos on
the city roads. The problem is more prominent in the old city.
to Kapoor promised
Deputy Chief Minister Punjab Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today said that a
memorial would be raised in the memory of former Punjab Minister
Surinder Kapoor and one of his family members would be given a
dies in jail
An inmate of Central Jail, here, died here yesterday after he was
admitted to Civil Hospital following he complained of chest pain. The
deceased, Suraj Bhan (55) was sentenced to 12-year imprisonment on
January 20 last year in a case of poppy husk smuggling.
observes ‘solidarity day’
On a call given by the Indian Journalists Union, the Chandigarh-Punjab
Union of Journalists today observed “solidarity day” and presented
a memorandum to the Punjab Governor.
seek arrest of killers
A large number of protesters, belonging to various farmer, political
and other organisations, yesterday staged a dharna on the railway
tracks for about two hours at Lehragaga, about 40 km from here,
against the police for its alleged “failure” to arrest the killers
of Jarnail Singh Ballran, a member of the block panchayat samiti, and
Mithoo Singh, a truck operator, who had been killed in a clash between
two groups of the Lehragaga Truck Union at Lehragaga on September 20.
cleft lip surgery
Children born with cleft lip or palate will be operated upon free of
cost in a city hospital. Pasricha Hospital has tied up with a New York
based charity organisation, Smile Train, to conduct surgeries on
children who cannot afford the treatment.
doctor’s suspension: PCMSA
The PCMSA has asked for the revoking of the suspension orders of Dr
Mahesh Jindal and demanded registration of a criminal case against
those persons who assaulted the doctor.
ex-minister on Oct 6
The Special Judge, Mr S.K. Aggarwal, yesterday reserved orders in the
disproportionate assets case against the former Akali minister and
sitting MLA from Lohian, Mr Ajit Singh Kohar, till October 6.
cotton below MSP disturbing: Brar
Describing media reports on sale of cotton below MSP in presence of
two Punjab ministers here yesterday as “disturbing”, senior
Congress leader Jagmeet Brar said a deputation of farmers from Malwa
led by him would meet Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on
October 4 to seek his intervention for bailing out farmers from
for priest’s murder
The police today arrested another accused in the murder case of the
head sewadar of the Tikana Bhai Jagta Ji, Baba Gurcharan Singh.
teachers of aided-schools demand pension
For Mangu Ram and others like him the struggle to get pension for
teachers of private aided schools in the state seems to have backfired
as they are not getting any pension benefits because of a ban by the
government imposed on May 31, 2003.
attend seminar on folk religion, society
The Christian Institute of Religious Study, BUC College,
Batala, has organised a two-day national seminar on “Folk religion
and society: Present perspective”.
faces land shortage for IT giants
Paucity of land in Punjab is proving to be a major hurdle in the way
of investment for information technology giants Wipro and Satyam. Both
companies have told the Punjab Government that they want chunks of
land between 80 acres and 100 acres in Mohali to set up their
respective bases in north India.
Club holds camp for disabled
Sahib, October 2
The local Rotary Club, in collaboration with Manglam, a social
organisation of Delhi and Lucknow, organised a medical check-up and
primary investigation camp for handicapped to provide them with free
artificial limbs hearing machines, wheel chairs and tri-cycles.