growers boycott market, hold rally
Cotton growers boycotted grain market here today and held a rally on
the call of the Bharatiya Kisan Union. Dharna by activists BKU entered
second week with volunteers from neighbouring Fazilka subdivision
joining the agitation.
on 85th Amendment on Nov 17
The important meeting of the Punjab Council of Ministers has been
postponed by a day. Now it will be held on November 17 instead of
November 16. Informed sources said most of the ministers wanted to
attend the marriage of the grandson of CPM leader Harkishan Singh
Surjeet in Delhi on November 16.
Show-cause notice issued
to Bir Devinder
Lambi rally postponed
Chandigarh, November 14
The President of the Punjab Pradesh
Congress Committee, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today served a show-cause
notice on the party MLA, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, for making statements
against the Local Bodies Minister, Chowdhry Jagjit Singh.
warns Punjab ministers
The General Categories Welfare Federation, Punjab, today warned the
ministers who are supporting the implementation of the 85th Amendment
of the Constitution in the state that the federation activists would
oppose them by holding demonstrations against them in their Assembly
passports of Jagat, Raninder: Sukhbir
Former Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary
Sukhbir Singh Badal today asked the Union Government to immediately
withdraw the passports of the key accused in the food-for-oil scam,
including those of Natwar Singh’s son Jagat Singh and Punjab Chief
Minister Amarinder Singh’s son Raninder Singh and his relative,
Andaldeeb D. Sehgal.
jail inmates unaware of Children’s Day
While kids across the country celebrated Children's Day, for 30
inmates of local juvenile jail, who all are unaware of the day's
importance, it was just another day. At present, the juvenile jail has
30 inmates, including six from Pakistan. Leave alone the day's
significance, none of them knew about Children's Day. Makhan Singh, an
inmate, said, "We don't know that today is Children's Day nor
anybody told us.
Juvenile jail inmates behind bars on Children's Day in Faridkot.
— Photo by Kulbir Beera
against dispute redressal forum chief
Members of the Amritsar Bar Association held a dharna in front
of the District Courts as a protest to highlight the behaviour and
general conduct of the President, District Consumer Disputes Redressal
threatened for ‘exposing gang of swindlers’
A group of 10 to 15 persons today allegedly forcibly entered the house
of a Phillaur-based journalist of Punjabi Tribune and abused and
threatened him for his alleged exposure of a gang of swindlers
operating at Phillaur railway station.
harvesting project dedicated to villagers
Mr Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa, Parliamentary Secretary of Agriculture,
Punjab, dedicated a project of water harvesting, constructed by the
Soil and Water Conservation Department, at Dandoh village, 22 km from
here, today to the village community.
scam: Mann wants Natwar booked
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President of the Shiromani Akali Dal
(Amritsar), today termed Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President of the
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), as an “undisputed leader of the Sikhs”
as Sikhs had not created a strong opposition so far to challenge the
leadership of Mr Badal.
invites CM for debate on development
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today extended an open
challenge to the Chief Minister for a public debate on the abject
neglect of the holy city.
recite shabads on Gurpurb eve
Celebrations were organised in connection with the birth anniversary
of Guru Nanak Dev at Ambika Public School at Badali, near here, today.
Students of Ambika Public School, Kharar, take part in a nagar kirtan organised in connection with the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
Provide corridor to Kartarpur Sahib
Cash compensation for Malta tragedy victims
Families seek death certificates
The families of those killed in the Malta boat tragedy have asked the
Punjab and Haryana High Court to direct the government to issue death
certificates of the deceased.
- Medical college students
- Notice issued to CS
machine to manage paddy straw
Much to the Agriculture Department's helplessness, paddy stubble
continues to be burnt unabated across the state in preparation of
fields for the sowing of wheat. All hopes are now pinned on a new
machine designed by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, to
manage the left-over paddy straw following combined harvesting of rice
|Rice stubble being burnt in a field in Daon village near Mohali.
— A Tribune photograph
to commit bank robbery
Some persons made an abortive attempt to commit robbery at the Bank of
Baroda branch located in the heart of the walled city near Kotwali
wife die in mishap
Gurmeet Singh and his wife, Harpal Kaur, residents of Patiala, were
killed in a road accident near Nadampur village, about 35 km from
here, on Sangrur-Patiala road today.
leader slams VC
Punjabi University Students Confederation today said the statement
made by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, in connection with ongoing agitation
of students in the university, had established that its
Vice-Chancellor, Mr Swarn Singh Boparai, was having soft corner for
the Khalistan ideology.