of family die in mishap
Three persons of a family hailing from Kharar, including a
five-year-boy, were killed, while seven others injured, five of them
seriously, when a PRTC bus collided head-on with Tata Sumo on National
Highway-21, near Bhagwantpura village, here this morning.
‘abducted’ for marrying against kin’s wishes
The alleged abduction of a newly-married upper caste woman of Barnala
with a Schedule Caste NRI man, belonging to the city, from Shivpuri
market last evening by 10 persons has turned to be a case of
‘honour’ abduction with the police identifying the family members
of the woman as the accused in the case.
Singh’s effigy burnt
Members of the Punjab Youth Congress burnt an effigy of Mr Amar Singh,
leader of the Samajwadi Party, in protest against his allegations
against the Congress chief, Mrs Sonia Gandhi.
Sahib bus: CM, others oppose restriction
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said the
condition imposed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs relating to
security clearance for passengers travelling on the Amritsar-Lahore-
Nankana Sahib bus was not acceptable to the state government.
from TB” certificates for dhaba workers
With a view to prevent the spread of tuberculosis in the
district, the Deputy Commissioner on Tuesday asked owners of dhabas,
hotels and restaurants to get “free from TB” certificates for
their workers from the Health Department.
missionary refused entry into Pakistan
Mr Abdullah Hussain Zuma, a resident of Nairobi (Kenya), was refused
entry into Pakistan on the pretext of not having proper signature on
passport by the Pakistani authorities here today.
On the call of the Punjab State Warehouse Workers Union, a
large number of workers and activists of various organisations today
held a rally at the district administrative complex here and blocked
the road at the traffic lights chowk, near local main bus stand here.
protest lack of basic amenities
Hundreds of residents, including women of Sunder Nagar mohalla located
behind Mahavir Spinning Mills, Phagwara road, today protested before
Ms Santosh Chaudhry, Chairperson of the National Commission for Safai
Karamcharis, her husband Ram Lubhaya, local MLA, and district heads of
various government departments during an interaction programme here
against the lack of basic civic amenities in the area.
against removal of workers
The relay fast by activists of the Punjab State Warehouse Workers'
Union on Tuesday entered the eighth day here in protest against the
removal of 16 daily-wage earners of Warehouse Centre II, Sunam, and
non-payment of wages to the removed workers for four months.
wants report on custodial death
Taking serious note of the custodial death of Gurmail Singh, a
resident of Kakrali village near Derabassi, in the custody of the
Government Railway Police, Rajpura on January 4, the PSHRC has
sought report from the authorities concerned.
against Kashipur incident
Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal led by Mr Varinder Singh
Bajwa, a member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr Balbir Singh Miani, Mr Des Raj
Dhugga, both MLAs, Thekedar Surinder Singh Bhulewal Rathan, district
president, and Bibi Mohinder Kaur Josh, former minister, went in a
procession to the mini-secretariat here on Tuesday and presented a
memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner in connection with the injustice
done to the Punjabi Sikhs by the Congress government of Uttaranchal.
from J & K visit Golden Temple
Forty teenaged students from terrorism-infested border areas of Jammu,
Poonch, Rajouri, Udhampur, Doda and Kathua, many of whom have
witnessed terrorism, arrived here under the Bharat Darshan tour
organised by the Border Security Force today.
girls given shagun at Lohri function
Sahib, January 12
The District Social Security Department today celebrated Lohri of 25
girls belonging to the Khera block at Khera village today. The CDPO,
Khera, organised the function and Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary
Secretary, presided and gave shagun to new-born girls
protection of Dalit family
Condemning the alleged harassment of a Dalit family by some
influential persons in Harlalpur village, the Dalit Chetna Manch,
Punjab, has demanded that the affected family be given protection by
the authorities concerned.
aid for cancer patients
Talwandi Sabo MLA Jeet Mahinder Singh Sidhu and SDM Kamal Kishore
Yadav on Monday disbursed financial aid worth Rs 15.72 lakh among 89
cancer patients of the block at the Market Committee office here. The
financial assistance came after the state government conducted a
survey on the spread of cancer in the block.
Work on the construction of a bridge over a nullah passing between
Kambala and Rurka villages has begun.
daughter: man in police remand
A local court today sent a man accused of raping and killing his minor
daughter to two-day police remand.
two railway employees for graft
The Vigilance Bureau yesterday arrested a section engineer and a
supervisor posted at Barnala railway station red-handed while
accepting bribe from a contractor.
accused of attacking scribe, suspended
Darshan Singh Romana, a PTI posted at Pitho Government School, charged
with attacking Punjabi Tribune scribe Charanjit Bhullar, has been
suspended by the Education Department.
4 hurt in mishap
One person was killed and four other were injured when a Gypsy of the
bodyguards of the DIG collided with a tractor-trailer on
Bathinda-Goniana road last night.
escapes from police custody
ASI Gurnam Singh, night moharrer Amarjit Singh and sentry Gopal Masih
of Qadian police station were suspended by Dr J.K Jain, Senior
Superintendent of Police, today as they were found negligent in
performing their duty as an accused, Kali Masih, a son of Basher Masih
of Valmiki Mohalla, who was arrested in a case of smack, escaped from