art form puppetry finds acceptance
Puppetry an ancient vibrant art form, that packed entertainment with
political satire and involved a whole gamut of portrayals, found ready
acceptance among the youth here today. The two-day workshop that
concluded as part of the Heritage Festival here was able to create
float new Akali Dal fizzle out
Efforts to float yet another Shiromani Akali Dal by roping in senior
Akali leaders today fizzled out when a former Akali minister, Mr
Manjit Singh Calcutta, and Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, both SGPC members,
dissociated themselves from the six-member panel, announced by Mr
Jaswant Singh Mann, president All India Shiromani Akali Dal at a
seminar, organised by the World Sikh Foundation, to commemorate the
death anniversary of Master Tara Singh here.
(Gurdaspur), November 25
Traffic has become normal on the Mukerain-Gurdaspur road after more
than six months. The Indian army has constructed Bailey bridge across
the Upper Bari Doab Canal in three days after the PWD transferred
material for the purpose to the army.
catches fire, passengers safe
A coach of the Nanded Saheb-Amritsar train caught fire under
mysterious circumstances at Ludhiana Railway station this evening. A
part of the coach was reserved for women while the rest was being used
as a luggage compartment.
cash-deposit scheme for property registration
The Punjab Government has decided to introduce a cash-deposit scheme
for the registration of property, replacing the existing stamp-paper
to stop gurdwara demarcation
Mr Ragubir Singh, secretary, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbabhak Committee,
today urged the Deputy Commissioner, with copies to the Chief
Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and other authorities concerned to
stop alleged illegal demarcation of the properties of Gurdwara Gurusar
pictures removed from SGPC office
The pictures of Bibi Jagir Kaur were immediately removed from the
offices of high officials of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak
Committee after her unceremonious ouster.
term of constable upheld
A Division Bench comprising Mr Justice Mehtab Singh Gill and Mr
Justice Pritam Pal has upheld the life imprisonment awarded to a
Punjab Police constable for having murdered a man with his service
fails to recover embezzled amount
Sahib, November 25
The Rural Development Department has failed to recover the embezzled
amount from the Sarpanches, who had been indicted in inquiry reports
into embezzlement of government grants to the tune of lakhs of rupees
in the district.
varsity celebrates foundation day
Historian Barun De, Vice-President of the Asiatic Society, Kolkata,
who presided over the 36th foundation day celebrations of Guru Nanak
Dev University, said here yesterday the first Sikh Guru endeavoured to
bring Hindus and Muslims closer across the Indian subcontinent.
ETT teachers to protest at Lambi rally
Jobless ETT teachers have decided to stage a protest and disrupt the
address of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during the ruling
party’s much-hyped rally in Lambi on December 11.
staff dharna continues
The dharna by Punjab State Aided School Teachers and Other Employees
Union entered its seventh day here today.