identity case: FO reinstated
Forest officials are allegedly protecting the Ferozepore-based
forester who has been accused of working on fake identity for past 27
years. After a report was published in these columns, the Chief
Conservator of Forests ordered the Conservator of Forests Ferozepore,
to take action against the guilty official.
Sending a strong signal that he means business, the PPCC chief,
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today exhorted the party workers and
leaders to first set their house in order and then think of
fighting the enemy. The “issue-less” Akalis couldn’t stand
in the battleground and the party feared its own people, he
PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo greets party workers at the Congress Bhavan in Ferozepore on Thursday.
seeks time on turban issue
Counsel for the Central Government today sought time to seek
instructions on the stand of the Government of India on the issue of
Sikhs, especially students, in some foreign countries being forced not
to wear the turban.
Hussainiwala border sought
The 27th International Prof Mohan Singh Yadgari Punjabi Sabhyacharak
Mela concluded here today. It aimed at promoting Indo-Pak friendship.
mar Karva Chauth spirit
Members of the Maharani Ladies Club perform garba during Karva Chauth in Patiala on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
may get SC status
The Rai Sikh community will get benefits of Schedule Castes after a
Bill is passed in the next session of Parliament, said Rana Gurmit
Singh Sodhi, Chief Parliamentary Secretary (Sports and Youth Affairs),
Punjab, after laying the foundation stone of Rai Sikh Bhavan at
Dasehra Ground here.
students hurt in mishap
Twelve persons, including 10 schoolchildren were injured in a road
mishap at Dhanaula 10 km from here on the Barnala-Sangrur road
formed to put pressure on police
14-year-old untraced since June last year
A 40-member action committee, comprising representatives of political
parties, the Bharatiya Kisan Union and members of various panchayats
was formed at Badrukhan village, near here yesterday, to put pressure
on the police to trace a 14-year-old Jugraj Singh of Badrukhan
village, gone missing since June 4 last year under mysterious
by ST officials alleged
Businessmen here feel harassed by the Excise and Taxation Department
officials here. Businessmen particularly Mr Dev Raj Chachowalia and Mr
Rishi Dutt Gulati, office-bearers of the Beopar Mandal here said
Excise officials of Gurdaspur district were harassing traders on
alleged illegal directions of district Assistant Excise and Taxation
Commissioner B.S. Bal and were not following norms prescribed under
the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act.
Bathinda, October 20
Two labourers engaged in repair
at a factory here were electrocuted here today. One of them died, the
other was reported to be in a critical condition.
hurt as bus hits bicycle
Three boys were injured, two of them seriously, as a bus hit a bicycle
near Khanpur here today.
alleges re-auction of vends illegal
Liquor contractor Sanjeev Bhandari, who had challenged re-auction of
liquor vends of excise districts of Jalandhar-I, Jalandhar-II,
Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr on November 5, 2004, today alleged that the
re-auction was conducted in an illegal manner to benefit the firms of
liquor baron Ponty Chadha at the cost of the state exchequer.
period of relaxation of procurement specifications: govt
The Punjab Government today urged the Union Government to extend the
period of relaxation of specifications for paddy procurement till the
end of the procurement season in the state.
Cotton has staged a great comeback, as almost all markets in the belt
are overflowing with bumper crop.
pomegranates from Abohar
Known for the one-fifth of the cotton produce of Punjab, Abohar will
soon be counted among pomegranate exporting areas. Dr Ram Asrey, a
scientist at the Central Post Harvest Engineering and Technology
Institute, here took the initiative of growing pomegranate in the area
poll on Dec 11
Elections to the management committees of gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana
and Chandigarh will be held on December 11.
release on Oct 27, 28
Employees of the Punjab Government will get their salaries for this
month on October 27 and 28.
2 hurt in
Mr Gursewak Singh son of Kewal Singh of Dade Khurd and Gurnek Singh
son of Sat Pal Singh of Kang Kothi were wounded seriously in a clash
between two groups at Kot Fatuhi village, 38 km from here this
milk racket busted
The police arrested two person on the charge of producing synthetic
milk here yesterday. Those arrested were Bhola Singh and Mani Ram.
killed in accident
Ludhiana, October 20
Two persons were killed and 11
others injured when a private tourist bus collided with a tractor
trailer at Giaspura Chowk here early today, the police said.
students hold rally
Students of the Law Department, Punjabi University, Patiala, held a
rally outside the main library and started a relay fast today on a
call of the Punjabi University Students Confederation.
milk set for Mumbai launch
The rich and creamy milk from Punjab will soon be available in Mumbai.
Verka- the premium brand of MILKFED, Punjab, is all set to launch
ready- to- use milk in tetrapacks in the cosmopolitan to cater to the
demand of the beverage lovers.