form next govt: SGPC chief
Tarn Taran, January 6
Mr Avtar Singh, has claimed that
the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would form the next government in the
state and Mr Parkash Singh Badal would be the next Chief Minister.
‘forced’ to do menial jobs for US army
Former Union Minister and President of the Lok Bhalai Party
Balwant Singh Ramoowalia today presented before the media a
group of Punjabi youths who claimed they were forced to do
menial jobs for the US army deployed in Iraq. Mr Ramoowalia
claimed all this “export” of manpower was going on due to
unscrupulous travel agents in Punjab.
|Former Union Minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia with youths, who had been duped by travel agents promising them lucrative jobs abroad, in Chandigarh on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
test for Sikh, Hindu preachers entering UK
The UK Government has decided to give special exemption from clearing
English oral test to Sikh and Hindu preachers, granthis and ragis for
register of nursing course goes missing
The register in which the result of the IInd year of the Punjab
General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) course was prepared, went missing
from the office of the Punjab Nursing Council, Mohali, today. The
result of this class was not yet announced.
religious bodies come out in support of Ramdev
Activists of various organisations and students today came out in the
support of Baba Ramdev, who is in the midst of a controversy following
charges of use of traces of human bones in the medicines prepared by
okays steps against officials, millers
The Regional Consultative Committee of the Food Corporation of India(
FCI) for Punjab region headed by Mrs Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder, Member of
the Rajya Sabha, today endorsed the action initiated by the Management
of the Regional Office( Punjab) against delinquent officials as well
as rice millers found responsible for quality degradation last year.
front to highlight demands
The Punjab State Pensioners Confederation, Ludhiana, the Punjab State
Pensioners Association, Ferozepore, and the Punjab State Pensioners
Mahasang, Chandigarh, have formed a joint front to highlight their
long-pending demands promised to be fulfilled by Capt Amarinder Singh
in the party manifesto for the 2002 Assembly elections.
claims three lives
A Zen car coming from Amritsar towards Batala hit a parked truck near
the octroi post here last night because of poor visibility due to a
The District Transport Department launched a special drive to spread
awareness among truck drivers and the general public about the traffic
rules here today. The drive forms part of the 17th Road Safety Week.
men get plots
As many as 210 Army men, who had been awaiting the allotment of plots
for the past two decades, were handed over the possession of plots by
the local Improvement Trust today.
Farmers of Siwia village today protested against the proposed
construction of a pond spread over an area of 200 acres in their
village for dumping fly ash emitted from the local NFL plant.
Protesting against the move, the farmers raised slogans against
the NFL in front of the Mini-Secretariat.
Farmers of Siwia village protest in front of the
Mini-Secretariat in Bathinda on Friday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
caught taking bribe
The Patiala Vigilance Bureau nabbed an employee of the Additional
Deputy Commissioner’s office while accepting illegal gratification
The Sujanpur police today recovered a minor girl and booked four
persons for abducting her.
children killed in road mishap
Four-year-old Prabhjot Kaur and seven-month-old Ranjot Singh were
killed when the motorcycle being driven by their father, Gurmej Singh,
a resident of Chone, was hit by a tractor-trailer near old Qadian
killed in mishap
Three persons, including two women, were killed and nine injured in a
road accident on the Fazilka-Ferozepore road near here last night.
for killing wild animal
The police today arrested two persons on the charge of killing a wild
animal in the forest area near Baddi Chhakiyan village.
condemn Education Minister
To boycott public functions
Launching a scathing attack on the Punjab Education Minister, members
of the teaching community from the state said that they would be
boycotting public functions in protest against alleged government
traffic rules, students told
Addressing a seminar on “Road safety measures”, Mr Husan Lal,
Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur, today asked the students and others to
obey traffic rules strictly to reduce the number of accidents. He also
asked the students to disseminate this message to reduce the number of