panel not super authority: Kashyap
Punjab’s Right to Information
Commission is not a super authority meant to replace any normal
process of law. The commission is to ensure that all channels of
governmental communication are open and members of the public are
empowered, says Mr Rajan Kashyap, the newly appointed State Chief
The Police, here today recovered the sword used by Manjit Singh to
kill Mr Vijay Singh from the Bhakra-Narwana branch canal in Lachru
village in Ghanaur sub-division of this district today.
killed in mishap
A pall of gloom descended at nearby Bhullarai village today when the
news of the death of an NRI couple, Baldev Singh and wife Kashmir Kaur
in an accident in Italy yesterday, reached the village.
| Dharam Prachar
Committee funds used to buy luxury car
The Shiromani Gurdwara
Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur has purchased a Toyota Camry car allegedly from funds-meant for the Dharam Prachar
Committee. This has raised many eyebrows in Panthic circles. OC
killing of 2 Dalits
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief, today
condemned the killing of two persons by Excise Department in an alleged
in dharna, threaten to resign
Veterinary officers have threatened to resign en mass after October
31, if the Punjab Government failed to revoke the suspension order of
Dr Anil Sharma, Deputy Director, who was suspended on flimsy grounds,
by that day.
bus stand opened
Transport Minster, Punjab, Mohinder Singh Kaypee inaugurated an
ultramodern bus stand, one of the best in Asia, here today.
of newborn reconstructed
In what was claimed to be a first such operation in a private hospital
in the region, the incomplete food pipe of a newborn baby was
reconstructed at a private hospital here.
cuts cripple life
Erratic power supply since Monday has crippled life in this
subdivision and border villages. People are facing inconvenience with
no information at complaint centres regarding power cuts.
visits dead soldier’s family
Mr Simranjeet Singh Mann, President Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), on
Monday visited the house of Bhupinder Singh a jawan, who was found
dead under mysterious circumstances near Nanded Sahib in Maharashtra
about a month ago.
Mal is head priest
The Bishop of the Diocese of Chandigarh, Reverend Joel. V. Mal, has
been unanimously elected Head Priest of the Church of North India in
an election held at Ranchi here today.
bail in corruption case
The Ropar Special Court, Judge, Mr S.K Goel, today granted bail to DSP,
Kahan Singh, of Ludhiana, who has been arrested on the basis of
prevention of corruption and tampering with evidence charges. He was
ordered to be released on the presentation of a bail bond of Rs 25, 000.
procurement of paddy in Sangrur
Sangrur district, which has become known for fast procurement of paddy
over the past few years, has reportedly created a record in slow
procurement this year.
‘responsible’ for farmers’ suicides
Expressing concern over the rising incidence of Punjab farmers
committing suicide, the BKU (Ugraha) today held the state government
responsible for it.
sale of crackers
Exercising his powers vested under Section 144, Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1973, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate Alok
Shekhar has regulated various prohibitory orders with immediate effect
on the sale and storage of different type of crackers to avoid any
untoward incident during the forthcoming Divali festival in the
beaten up by jail staff
Sharpreet (27) an inmate of Sub-jail, here, was allegedly beaten up by
jail staff. He faces trial in a murder case. The incident came to
light in the morning when the victim’s father Gursharan Singh, met
him in the jail.
youths booked for unnatural act
The police here has booked two youths under Sections 377, 323 and 342
of the IPC for unnatural act. The accused, who had absconded to avoid the
arrest, were identified as Manpreet Singh and Iqbal Singh.
The winning GCG Patiala team receives the overall trophy of Punjabi University Youth Festival from the Managing
Director of PRTC, Mr Gurinder Singh Garewal, at Government Mohindra College in Patiala, on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
on technology from Oct 21
Sahib, October 19
The Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi, will organise
its eighth national convention in Punjab on the theme “Impact of
technology on societal living” at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
Engineering College, here from October 21 to 23.
awareness march by students
Nearly 1,000 students of various educational institutions carrying
placards and banners marched in main streets of the town here
yesterday to make people aware about HIV (AIDS), a menace to society.
The Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Dr
V.S. Prasad, today strongly favoured upgrading the rural
institution of higher education to bring them on a par with
colleges and universities in urban areas.
Dr V.S. Prasad, Director, NAAC, gives a degree to a student at the convocation of the BBK DAV College in Amritsar on Wednesday. Also seen in the picture are senior vice-president of the college management Justice R.N. Mittal.