A R L I E R F E A T U R E S
India be a superpower?
Yes, it can be!
Let’s turn India into a land
is not just a piece of earth; she is power, a Godhead." This is
how Sri Aurobindo looked at this country and its rich ancient
civilisation. But all that he wanted fellow Indians to have was
"the firm faith that India must rise and be great". Herein
lies the tragic gap between desire and action, between promise and
performance; and between conduct in private life and public life of
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH: SPECIAL FEATURES & PHOTOS
Glorious Reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
"On the 1st of Baisakh (April 12) 1801, Sahib Singh Bedi daubed
Ranjit Singh’s forehead with saffron paste and proclaimed him
Maharajah of the Punjab. A royal salute was fired from the fort. In
the afternoon the young Maharajah rode on his elephant, showering gold
and silver coins on jubilant crowds of his subjects. In the evening,
all the homes of the city were illumined. Ranjit Singh’s political
acumen is well illustrated in the compromise that he made between
becoming a Maharajah and remaining a peasant leader.
STATE OF MEDICAL COLLEGES
Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
Saturday, October 11,
badly bruised PGI needs a healing touch
Shortage of doctors, nurses adds to patients’ troubles;
no cure in sight
by Nirmal Sandhu
in the recent past have dented the image of the PGI, Chandigarh. For
the first time in its history, the Director has been told to proceed
on leave. For the first time again, an OSD of the Health Ministry has
been deputed at the PGI to monitor its functioning. The PGI is
certainly not what it used to be.
STATE OF UNIVERSITIES
Saturday, September 20,
University: venerable but showing its age
Pressure groups play politics
and scuttle academic reforms
by Roopinder Singh
level of politicisation in the institution that traces its roots back
to pre-partition Punjab, the one that was spelt with an ‘a’, is so
high as to be all-pervasive. The Senate, the Syndicate faculty
members, employees and students, all are “politically” active.
BALWANT GARGI: TRIBUTES
New Delhi, April 22
Renowned Punjabi dramatist and short story writer, Balwant Gargi, was
cremated here today. He died in Mumbai last night after prolonged
illness. He was 87. He left behind his son and daughter. The
body of the Sahitya Akademi winning writer was brought to the Capital
this afternoon and a large number of persons from cultural and
literary field paid their last respect.
exposes govt’s shady defence deals
BJP chief Bangaru Laxman quits,
Cabinet rejects George’s offer to resign
Delhi, March 13
The BJP President, Mr Bangaru Laxman, tonight resigned from the post
following the exposure of his alleged involvement in a defence deal by
a website, even as Defence Minister George Fernandes offered to resign
from the Cabinet. However, Mr Fernandes was persuaded by his Cabinet
colleagues not to take any hasty decision.
ON RAVI SIDHU TRAIL
Chairman in Vigilance net
To be produced in court today
Chandigarh, March 25
In a trap, the Punjab Vigilance
Bureau today caught red-handed Public Service Commission Chairman
Ravinder Paul Singh Sidhu while accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh at his
residence in Sector 39. Till the filing of this report, search of his
residence was continuing.
Khalsa birth celebrations
section was active from February 1999 to April 1999
contains compilation of important stories published in The Tribune
relating to the celebrations commemorating 300 years of the Khalsa.
Includes background stories. It also contains photographs of events
connected with the tercentenary celebrations.