distance education courses valid for govt jobs: Bhattal
The Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Technical Education, Ms
Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, said today that over 35,000 students
undertaking distance education programme of Punjab Technical
University (PTU) were eligible for government jobs.
PATIALA HERITAGE FESTIVAL
da Lashkara’ bedazzles
Life came full circle for the famous play ‘Laung da
Lashkara’ as the Harpal Tiwana group performed it to a packed
house at the Patiala Heritage Festival here on a starry night at
Old Moti Bagh Palace, which houses the National Institute of
Neena Tiwana (L) as Sardarni and Nirmal Rishi as Gulabo in the play ‘Laung da Lashkara’ during the Patiala Heritage Festival at Old Moti Bagh Palace in Patiala on Sunday night.
— Photo by Rajesh Sachar
in Cong intensifies
Infighting in the district Congress has intensified with the Rajya
Sabha member from the area, Mr Ashwani Kumar, being elevated as the
Union State Minister for Industries. The infighting was obvious from
the fact that besides Mr Ashok Sharma, MLA from Pathankot, none of
other prominent Congress leaders came to welcome Mr Ashwani Kumar on
his first visit to the area after becoming the minister.
loyalists boycott function
Factional feud in the Pathankot Congress came in the open when the
loyalists of Minister of State for Industry, Dr Ashwani Kumar, did not
show up at function to unveil “Shaheedi Samark “ by Rajya Sabha
member and former union minister Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder here today.
While Mr Bhinder was the chief guest at the function and Punjab
Housing and Urban Development Minister Raghunath Sahai Puri was a
guest of honour.
With just one year to go to polls for the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the
race to win the trade and industry has begun. SAD has taken the
initiative by holding a state-level rally of traders at Bathinda on
Raipur Games to start as scheduled
The Grewal Sports Association today decided to serve a legal notice on
the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for making
“wild, shameful and baseless allegations” about holding of various
events, including bullock cart, horse and dog races, during the annual
Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival.
Ludhiana page: Kila
Raipur games in controversy
played big role in freedom struggle: Bhatia
The Namdhari movement had made a commendable contribution in the
freedom struggle of India, but their political, social and religious
contribution and the sacrifices for the nation is hardly known in
other parts of the country.
case: CM’s intervention sought
Dr Om Parkash, father of Ms Dimple Miglani, a resident of Radha Soami
colony here, has once again sought intervention by the Chief Minister,
Capt. Amrinder Singh, to get justice. Ms Miglani had early threatened
self-immolation along with her kids to express anguish over apathy of
the police in taking action against the land-mafia that had allegedly
grabbed entire immovable property of the family last year.
may visit Mohali
The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, might visit the
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) at
Mohali during his day visit to India in March end.
fans not at fault, says M.S. Gill
A Member of the Rajya Sabha from Punjab, Mr M.S. Gill, said here today
that what happened to cricket fans yesterday at the Wagah border would
be raised at the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee of the
Ministry of External Affairs on February 15.
arrangements at Wagah: Sidhu
Alarmed over the maltreatment meted out to cricket fans at the Wagah
border yesterday, only a handful of fans crossed the border to
Pakistan via the joint checkpost at Wagah today.
bid adieu to Pak boy
Inmates of the local Juvenile Jail today bid adieu to Asif, a
Pakistani boy who strayed into the Indian side of the border
about four years ago, as he left for the Wagah border early in
the morning for his much-awaited repatriation.
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Alok Shekhar, presents a bouquet to Asif prior to his repatriation in Faridkot
among six repatriated
There could have been no better day for Asif Ali (11), a diehard
cricket fan, to be repatriated to his home in Pakistan as
India-Pakistan thrash each other in the third ODI in Lahore.
“I will watch the Indo-Pak cricket match,” were the jubilant
parting words of Asif, who has been in a jail here for
|Pakistani nationals being repatriated at the Wagah checkpost on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
birth anniversary celebrated
Sahib, February 13
The SAD (A) celebrated the birth anniversary of Jarnail Singh
Bhindranwale here yesterday. Thousands of people attended the function
organised in front of gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib.
union protests against DSP, SHO
Workers of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Krantikari) today sat on a
dharna at the main gate of the old city police station near Dr
Ambedkar Chowk here for more than an hour. They raised slogans against
the DSP and Station House Officer, blaming them for rise in crime. As
the police virtually disappeared from the scene the BKU workers
theatre goes digital
The Tagore Theatre here became the first theatre in Punjab, Haryana,
Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir to be equipped with digital
technology as it started screening digitally transmitted pictures from
today, according to the managing director of the theatre.
patients examined at medical camp
Local branch of the Akhil Bhartya Sangmeshwar Sewa Dal Arunay
organised a free medical check-up camp on Dasehra ground here. Mr
Hemant Pajni, secretary, District Congress Committee inaugurated the
camp on behalf of Mr Sadhu Singh Dharmsot, Parliamentary Secretary,
and Mahant Shri Gangapuri (Arunay Wale ) lighted the jyoti.
lashes out at police
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal
(Amritsar), today lashed out against the Punjab police for falsely
implicating a youth.
devotees attend satsang
Sacha Sauda sect chief Sant Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh held its sansang
at the grain market here in which lakhs of devotees across the state
and the adjoining Rajasthan and Haryana turned up to have a darshan of
Waris Shah” on AIR from today
The Jalandhar station of All India Radio will broadcast a weekly drama
‘’Heer Waris Shah’’ from tomorrow in its Des Punjab programme.
Katal Kand Action Committee leader dies
Mr Bhagwant Singh (50), convener of the Kiranjit Katal Kand Action
Committee and district president of the Democratic Teachers Front
(DTF), died of brain haemorrhage last night.
crore for diversification plan
The Punjab Government has set up an agriculture research and
diversification fund of Rs 100 crore to intensify the crop
9 hurt in road mishap
Three women were killed and nine others were injured when a Tata Sumo
collided with a truck on Bathinda-Goniana road near Jeeda village
today. The condition of two was stated to be critical.
held for sister’s murder
Nishan Singh Nihang, a granthi deployed in a gurdwara in Amritsar
district, has been arrested by the Sriganganagar police, official
sources confirmed today.
As many as 25 pilgrims received injuries in a collision between a
private bus and a tractor-trailer near Chak Hakim village on the
national highway near here last evening.
with fake currency nabbed
In a major haul, fake Indian currency worth Rs 3 lakh was seized from
two persons, including a woman, travelling on the Samjhuta Express
here today. They had returned from Pakistan.
gobbling money from private schools
The district Education Department authorities are “swindling” the
amount collected from recognised schools in the district.
students given degrees
As many as 373 students from different streams were awarded degrees at
the convocation function of the local Multani Mal Modi College
college organises Jagriti-2006
Sahib, February 13
The Lincoln College of Education, Sirhind today organised a talent
meet, "Jagriti 2006" for the school students of district
Fatehgarh Sahib with the aim of bringing together teacher trainees of
the colleges as well as the schools.
sought against teacher
Sahib, February 13
After the publication of reports in the media against the teachers,
who outraged the modesty of girl students in a school in Jind district
of Haryana and the subsequent action have prompted the students and
the staff of other schools in the region who had been facing a similar