worth Rs 7 crore seized
The Special Narcotics Cell, on specific information from the
Intelligence Bureau, has seized 7 kg of heroin worth about Rs 7
crore in the international market. Besides, $ 33,500 were also
recovered from two smugglers identified as Amolak Singh, a
resident of Gali Satto Wali, and Gurpinder Singh of Kotla
Gujran. Mr Sukhdev Singh, SSP, SNC, said here today that the
accused had been smuggling heroin across Indo-Pak border in the
Ferozepore sector. The contraband packets had the stamps of Nazo
Limited, Eagle, Lion, Snake and Pak Afghan Guzegah.
Mr Sukhdev Singh, SSP, Special Narcotics Cell (Centre), shows packets of heroin and dollars seized from two smugglers in Amritsar on Sunday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
missing, PWD clueless
(Gurdaspur), December 25
The missing links in the roads of Narot Jaimal Singh block of the
district are surprising. The well-laid roads in the block suddenly end
and start again after a gap of about a kilometer. It seems that the
portions of roads have been left unmetalled by the contractors of the
Public Works Department.
College poised for 8.25 cr makeover
The half-a-century-old government-run Punjab Government Dental College
and Hospital is now on the threshold of a new dawn as the state
government has sanctioned Rs 8.25 crore project for construction of an
ultra modern new clinical block, boys hostel and sports complex etc.
observe 75th death anniversary of Bhagat Singh in Lahore
Shaheed Bhagat Singh was just 23 years and three months old when he
became a legendary martyr. He was hanged to death on March 23, 1931.
It is 75th year of the supreme sacrifice made by him for the nation.
leaders, supporters join BJP
The BSP suffered a major set back when its leader Subhash Malhetia, who
had contested the last Vidhan Sabha elections from Fazilka constituency
on the BSP ticket, joined the BJP during a rally held at Waryamkhera
village near here.
Mandolin recital mesmerises Harballabh audience
Jalandhar, December 25
Mandolin created history on the second day of the Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan as the instrument was played for the first time in the 130-year-old history of the festival. Sharing the pride place with the likes of Danish Aslam Khan on Sarod, and Haricharan Verma (vocal) was the younger artiste Sugato Bhaduri on his mandolin.
Awareness on TB stressed
Sangrur, December 25
Lack of awareness about tuberculosis (TB) among the masses has been creating many problems in the country. Not only on the health front but also on the social and economic fronts. In the light of this, educated youths and volunteers of the national service scheme (NSS) can play a vital role in creating awareness about the disease among the masses, especially in the rural and slum areas.
‘Jyoti’ to be installed at Durgiana Mandir
Amritsar, December 25
Religious fervour is at its zenith in the holy city even as senior Congress leaders under the aegis of the Durgiana Temple Management and Tirath Seva Mandal have started carrying out “parbhat pheris” these days.
Slum-dwellers get plots
Pathankot December 25
The Improvement Trust has allotted 2 marla plots to 32 landless families living in slums in the suburbs of the city. The papers of the plots were handed over to the families by the local MLA and Chairman of the PTDC, Mr Ashok Sharma.
Change in irrigation rules upsets farmers
Hoshiarpur, December 25
Resentment prevails among marginal farmers of 215 villages of Hoshiarpur district against the government for making amendment to rules of utilisation of water for irrigation from canals. These villages fall on the right side of the kandi canal.
Training camp for farm women held
Abohar, December 25
Participants in the farm-women training camp were not only educated in mushroom cultivation, dairy management, pickle, jam and jelly preparation, soft toys manufacturing but also given useful tips on skin care during winter season.
Kidnapped person rescued
Batala, December 25
The police has rescued a person from the custody of his three kidnappers.
5-year-old “baraati” crushed to death
Rajpura, December 25
Gurpreet Singh, alias Garry, a five-year-old member of a marriage party, was crushed to death by a truck near the Shambu barrier on the Tepla road this morning.
Children perform during the annual cultural show of SM International Public School in Patiala on Sunday.
— Photo by Rajesh Sachar
FLASHBACK 2005: Punjabi University
Varsity’s steps to promote teaching of Punjabi a success
Patiala, December 25
Barring a few hiccups, the year proved to be a productive one for Punjabi University, Patiala. After being in the news for wrong reasons the year before, the university experienced a progressively smoother time. The Vice-Chancellor, Mr Swaran Singh Boparai, secured another three-year term at the helm in August and extended his ‘control and authority’ over the university functioning and various unions.
Seminar on education at Mohindra College
Patiala, December 25
Government Mohindra College, Patiala, and its Old Students Association
jointly organised a seminar on ‘new dimensions of education’ on
the college premises here yesterday.