away from ‘palki’ procession
needed to check aberrations’
Board of Film Certification Chairperson Sharmila Tagore believes that
ideally there should be no censorship on expression. “But we don’t
live in an ideal world. Do there is a need for some restraint and
regulation. A fine balance is needed between freedom of expression and
censorship”, she said.
of dairy farmers a failure: PU study
Chandigarh, November 27
A study conducted by Panjab
University has stated that the Punjab Government should
“re-examine” its policy of relocating dairy farmers outside city
limits. The study noted that the “relocation experiment” done by
the government at Jalandhar had been a total disaster and had not able
to achieve the desired results.
Britain-based Balwant Singh Bassi and his family, a relationship that
went-sour with a senior Punjab Police cop’s family is proving to be
-threatening experience. The marriage of a son of Mr Bassi to a
daughter of a former SSP, Mr Swaran Singh, ended in a divorce after
almost 15 years. Having settled in Britain with her husband after the
marriage, the former SSP’s daughter obtained divorce from her
husband in November 2004.
for Indo-Pak trade fair
The first-ever Indo-Pak International being held at
Amritsar, will showcase the industrial products of both India and
Pakistan. Pavillions are being given finishing touches, the area
around the Gandhi Ground and Guru Nanak Stadium is being illuminated
and banners welcoming the visitors are being put on all important
chowks and landmarks in the city.
‘tie-up with like-minded parties’
(Patiala), November 27
The SAD general secretary and former Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit
Singh, has said that SAD is ready to tie up with like-minded parties
in an attempt to defeat the Congress in the ensuing Assembly
prepare White Paper on Cong ‘misrule’
The Bhartiya Kisan Union yesterday resolved to present a unique
birthday gift to the UPA Convener, Ms Sonia Gandhi. The BKU said that
a White Paper on the “misrule and anti-people policies” of the
Congress-led government in Punjab would be faxed to Ms Gandhi. The BKU
has also given a call for a three-day bandh here beginning December 9.
to save heritage buildings
Amritsar November 27
The decaying heritage buildings
virtually served as a wake-up call for all to save the rich
architecture of the historic city as the “Heritage Walk” proceeded
to unfold the past as part of the Heritage Festival here this morning.
The virtual history has brought one in close contact with the
beautiful but crumbling facades, paintings, grills and beautifully
carved jharokas that dot the walled city of Mughal, Gothic and English
art that has influenced the city for centuries.
A crumbling heritage of Thakurdwara temple in Amritsar.
— Photo by writer
Darbar provides some solace for heritage lovers
Contrary to the earlier programmes, there was some solace for the
heritage lovers of the holy city when noted Punjabi poets recited
their Punjabi poems and ghazels here late last evening in the “kavi
darbar” held in the Central Hall of Khalsa College. The hall was
full to its capacity as the audience, which remained indifferent to
earlier programmes of the Amritsar Heritage Festival, descended on the
Central Hall to listen to their favorite poets.
Punjabi singers enthralled the audience at the third annual cultural
and felicitation function organised by the Ramgarhia Cultural Council
in collaboration with City Cable Opera at the central state library
house attacked, 10 injured
Ten persons were injured, two of them seriously, when more than 20
miscreants, armed with rifles and sharp-edged weapons, attacked the
house of sarpanch of Ratnewala village in Sriganganagar yesterday.
women ‘beaten up’ by farmer
Two Dalit women, belonging to the Valmiki community, were allegedly
beaten up by a farmer of Kammo Majra village, near here, today when
they had reportedly gone to answer the call of nature in a vacant
piece of land near the farmer’s fields.
killed, two injured in road accident
Two persons were injured and one was killed in a road accident on the
Malerkotla-Raikot road here this morning.
showers praise on NRI donors
Sabo, November 27
Lauding the contribution of NRI philanthropists, the Vice-Chancellor
of Punjabi University, Mr Swaran Singh Boparai, yesterday stated that
if they continued to extend aid to Yadvindra Engineering College
raised at Guru Kashi University Campus for facilitating quality
education to poor and students from rural areas the college would soon
carve out a niche for itself.
anniversary of NCC celebrated
The local NCC Group Headquarters in collaboration with the NCC unit of
Guru Nanak Dev University organised a state-level function to
celebrate the 57th anniversary of the NCC on the university campus
revokes student leader’s suspension
The Punjabi University authorities have decided to revoke the
suspension of Sandeep Berwal, a student leader who allegedly
spearheaded an agitation against the management.