mela to showcase Malwa’s rich culture
The three-day Virasat mela beginning today at the sports stadium
here will showcase rich cultural heritage of the Malwa region
presenting a rare chance for city people and young generation to
get familiar with their rich traditions and typical rural
Labourers give finishing touches to Jaipal Garh, a village depicting cultural heritage of the Malwa region, on the eve of Virasat mela in Bathinda. Photo: Kulbir Beera.
civil airport a victim of political rivalry
The civil airport of Pathankot is ready for inauguration. However, the
flights are not being started much to the chagrin of the people of
Kangra, Gurdaspur and Jammu, who are likely to benefit the most from
Cong for leaders’ expulsion
Taking a serious note of the voices of dissent emanating from within
the party, the city Congress held a meeting last evening and
recommended expulsion of the District Youth Congress chief Mr Paramjit
Singh Kotfatta, District INTUC president Mr Preetam Singh Brar, and Mr
Satpal Bhateja and Mr Tehal Singh Sandhu from the party for six years.
of North India denies conversion through coercion
Criticism of the church notwithstanding, Mr Joel V. Mal, newly
elected moderator of the Church of North India asserts
that the conversion would continue. He added, there was no
coercion or allurement used for the conversion. He asserted,
“I believe in conversion and not coercion”.
Mr Joel V. Mal, newly elected Moerator of the Church of North India, talks to The Tribune in Ludhiana on Thursday.
— Photo: I.V.
against ‘destruction’ of crop by police
In yet another incident, the crop of a Dalit farmer, Sumitra Devi, of
Soly Bholi village, near Sujjanpur, has been destroyed allegedly by
the police at the behest of a minister.
comes to Reddy’s defence
Mr Tirlochan Singh, Chairman of the National Minorities Commission,
has spoken in favour of Mr Jaipal Reddy, Union Minister of Information
and Broadcasting, who was criticised by SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur
for not getting up on his feet to accept the German translation of
Guru Granth Sahib recently.
disturbed area tag on Punjab, says M. S. Gill
Dr M.S. Gill, member of the Rajya Sabha, here today said that he had
written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to revoke the order through
which the Punjab was declared disturbed area years ago.
exhibition on birds
With a view to spread awareness about more than 150 species of birds,
including migratory birds, in the wetland area in Ropar district and
Himachal Pardesh, a Nangal-based NGO, Jagriti, organised a photo
exhibition at government college here today.
for girl child highlighted
In order to check increasing gender bias and encourage couples to go
for girl child, the Family Planning Department of the state has
announced various lucrative schemes.
against publication of article
Fatehgarh Sahib, November 3
Activists of the Brahmin Sabha,
Sirhind, led by Mr Devi Dayal Parashar, state president of the sabha,
organised a protest march in front of Deputy Commissioner and SSP’s
office in protest against the derogatory language used by a reporter
of a newspaper in an article against the Brahmins.
delegates to deliberate on global peace
A seven-day meet on creating international partnership for building
global peace started at the All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society
breaks out in shop
Goods worth about Rs 20,000 were destroyed in a fire that broke out in
a kiryana shop in Desumajra village late last night.
After a brief illness, Mr Jai Singh, secretary, District Congress
Committee, Hoshiarpur, died at the DMC, Ludhiana, early this morning.
His body was brought to his house today.
celebrate Bhaiya Dooj with BSF men
Zero Line, November 3
More than 50 jawans and officers of the Border Security Force today felt at home as members of the Brahmakumaris organisation
celebrated bhaiya dooj with them at Sulemanki sector.
Shortage of bags hits procurement
Farmers are facing problems in the lifting of their paddy at a grain
market in Payal, near Khanna, because of shortage of gunny bags.
Certain farmers told The Tribune on the phone the Punjab Agro had
neither made the payment of the paddy procured by it after October 20
nor was it providing adequate stock of gunny bags for stacking paddy.
labourers held for murder
The police has arrested four migratory labourers Yousuf, Sunil, Munna
and Ram (all residents of Ranchi district in Jharkhand) for murdering
another migratory labourer Raju from Jharkhand, residing at Karyam
village. According to information, the victim Raju went to meet the
accused at Hiala village on Tuesday.
killed in mishap
Two persons were killed and five others were injured, one of them
seriously when a private bus in which they were travelling overturned
and fell into a deep field on the Morinda-Kurali road here this
killed in accident
Taran, November 3
Bhupinder Singh (20), a resident of Kallaha village, was killed and
three others were injured when the three-wheeler in which they were
going overturned near Mughalchack village.
for abducting girl
The local police today booked a Nawanshahr resident on charges of
abducting a minor girl in order to marry her.
panel on medical colleges to be set up
The Punjab Government has decided to set up an empowered committee
headed by the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to work out
modalities to upgrade and modernise all three medical colleges of the
teachers to be recruited
As many as 25,000 teachers will be recruited soon to fill vacant posts
in government schools in the state. Informed sources said a meeting
was held in this connection between the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt
Amarinder Singh, and the School Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass
Johar, here today.
duties ‘hit’ teaching
Leaders of Barnala region of Government Teachers Union, Punjab,
have demanded that the Punjab government should immediately do away
with the system of assigning non-academic duties to government school
teachers in Punjab as it was adversely affecting the teaching work and
the standard of education in the state.
storage to come up at Rajasansi
The Union Government has decided to construct an ultramodern cold
storage at an expenditure of Rs 18 crore at the Rajasansi
International Airport for perishable goods meant for exporting to
Divali bumper held
The draw of lots for the Divali bumper prize of Rs 2 crore of Punjab
Lotteries was held at the Nehru Sidhant Kendra here today in the
presence of a large gathering.