scene hots up in Malwa
Cong to begin poll
campaign from Lambi
With Assembly elections just a year away the Congress and SAD have
started flexing their muscles in Malwa region. Both parties are set to
hit the campaign trail in the coming two weeks.
infighting leaves cooperative bodies without office-bearers
Face-off between leaders of ruling party here has been keeping many
cooperative bodies in the district without office-bearers. It has been
affecting working of the bodies as bureaucrats are controlling these
and not elected members.
officers in race for Chief Secretary’s post
Who will succeed, Mr Jai Singh Gill, as Chief Secretary of Punjab.
This issue has become a hot topic of discussion among babus,
politicians and others concerned in the state.
the age of over 70 Hari Singh of Balhar Mehma village has been
forced to work as daily wage worker to rear his three
grandchildren, who were left behind by their mother following a
love affair. A Lok Suvidha camp at Goniana Mandi brought
reprieve for him in the form of financial aid and facility of
school uniform and books.
Hari Singh (70) with his grandchildren at a Lok Suvidha camp in Goniana Mandi, near Bathinda, on Wednesday.
— Photo by Kulbir Beera
Amritsar to have ART centres
With a view to strengthening partnerships for safer tomorrow, the
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Northern Region, in
association with doctors, policy makers and representatives from State
AIDS Control Society, Haryana, today made various solution-seeking
deliberations on the issue. Present on the occasion was Mr D.S. Guru,
Secretary Health, Government of Punjab, who said various measures had
been initiated by the state government to address the problem which
was no longer merely a health issue but had socio-economic
ramifications as well.
Punjabi singer Gursewak Mann at the CII awareness session on HIV/AIDS in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
black bucks killed in sanctuary
Three black bucks have been killed in the wildlife sanctuary here,
official sources confirmed this evening. According to reports, Raj
Kanwal Suthar, a mason, found a skinless carcass of a black buck in a
room as he finished his work at the farmhouse of Kaka Singh near
Himmatpura village today.
Former wildlife warden member of the state Staff Selection Board Kamal
Bakshi yesterday rescued a sambar from getting killed at the hands of
stray dogs and villagers. Mr Bakshi said the sambar strayed into
Malumua village near the Indo-Pak border.
aspirants duped of lakhs
Even as cheating of aspirants in recruitment of teachers and employees
in other sectors was common, a gang of swindlers had duped a number of
unsuspecting youths of lakhs of rupees promising them a job in the
of MC funds alleged
At a meeting of the Municipal Council here today, a senior councillor
Vimal Thathai, of the ruling Congress party, lambasted officials
allegedly for conspiring to siphon off funds. Mr Thathai, speaking on
the very first resolution, wondered the council had not been able to
arrange funds for the fire engines donated by the Punjab State Mandi
Board two decades back.
panel cries foul
Taran, November 30
The Khalra Mission Committee and the Punjab Human Rights
Organisation in a press statement issued here today alleged
that the policemen convicted in the Jaswant Singh Khalra murder case
were moving freely.
for probe into Sikhs’ killing
Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, MP and general secretary of the Shiromani
Akali Dal, today urged the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mrs Vasundhra
Raje, to order an inquiry into the brutal killing of three Sikhs in
Moosa Khera village in Alwar district on November 24.
A workshop on HIV/AIDS was organised at Swami Vivekananda Girls
College, Bathinda, on Wednesday. Principal Raj Gupta sensitised the
students about the transmission of HIV, its symptoms, testing and
Carnival in Patiala.
awards higher relief for farmers
Following the claim of some farmers whose land was acquired for Guru
Gobind Singh Refinery, the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Raj Shekhar
Atri, has termed their land as irrigated in his verdict, paving the way
for payment of another Rs 75,000 per acre to them.
child aborted after wrong test
A couple here, due to wrong detection of the sex of foetus lost male
child whose sex could be known after illegal abortion only.
declared best debater in inter-varsity contest
Sahib, November 30
Jagnoor Singh, a fifth semester student of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib, was declared best
debater at the National Inter-University Debate Competition organised
by the Indian Association of Parliamentarian on Population and
Development (IAPPD) at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi recently.
Bahadur college gets ISTE award
Sahib, November 30
The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Best Chapter Award
2005 has been awarded to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak
Committee-run Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh
students hurt in lathi charge
Two students were injured when police yesterday reportedly resorted to
a lathi charge on the students, who were blocking Sunam-Mansa main
road at Cheema village, near Sunam, as part of a traffic jam call by
seven student organisations.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has announced significant
reduction in the call rates of its prepaid cellular services
“Excel” in Punjab Circle with effect from today. Besides the
reduced call rates, BSNL is also introducing a new recharge coupon of
five-year validity for its prepaid customers.