scam: DGP writes to Secy
Another controversy has surfaced among higher officials of the Punjab
Police. The DGP, PSEB, Vigilance, Mr Lalit Bhatia, has written to the
Principal Secretary (Home) against DGP S.S. Virk in the EPF scam case,
which has been withdrawn.
Deol shoots for “Kafila”
Jandiala Guru (Amritsar),
|Hundreds of fans
turned up to get a glimpse of actor Sunny Deol in this sub-
urban township here today. The actor, known for his performances
in “Gadar” and “Betaab”, was here to shoot for
“Kafila”. Dressed up in a Pakistani Shalwar Kameez, he was
looking every bit the character of a Muslim.
Sunny Deol on the sets of a Hindi movie, “Kafila”, at Jandiala Guru, near Amritsar, on Thursday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
held yajna, violated ‘maryada’: Atinder
Has Damdami Taksal violated the Sikh "Maryada" by holding a
yajna at its headquarters at Chowk Mehta in Amritsar district? The
answer to the question seems to be in affirmative, if a video
clipping, photographs and allegations levelled by Shiromani Akali Dal
(International) chief and former MP Atinder Pal Singh are to believed.
wife, son pardoned at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib
Takht Sri Damdama Sahib Jathedar Balwant Singh Nandgarh today let off
the wife of Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, Mrs Surjit Kaur
Barnala, and his MLA son, Mr Gaganjeet Singh, after they clarified
their position on reportedly accepting sermons and norms (naam lena)
of Dera Sacha Sauda at its congregation in Barnala on February 12.
urge HP to lift ban on property purchase
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, assured the state
Assembly during question hour today that he would talk to the Himachal
Pradesh and Rajasthan Governments about the ban imposed on the
purchase of property by outsiders in those states. “I will take up
the matter for lifting the ban”, he added.
rebut charge of Dalit jail inmate
The case of branding of a demeaning word on the back of an inmate of
Nabha high security jail, Narinder Singh allegedly by jail assistant
superintendent with hot metal rod took a new turn today when teams of
forensic and medical experts which examined the whole issue, ruled out
the use of hot iron rod and chemicals for branding of the word.
convict: four cops dismissed
The Majitha police today dismissed its four personnel for dereliction
of duty following sensational escape of a convict, Dilraj Singh, from
the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here. They have been dismissed by evoking
Article 311 (2) (B) of the Constitution.
raise slogans at courts complex
A large number of candidates who came for interview for the post of
peon in the district courts complex today raised slogans when they
learnt that their interview had been postponed due to unavoidable
circumstances. More than 1,000 candidates have applied for the post
members hold rallies
On the call given by Confederation of Newspapers and News Agencies
Employees Organisations, various district units of the
Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists (CPUJ) today observed a “wage
board demand day” through out the state. Journalist and
non-journalist employees held rallies in front of the Deputy
Commissioner’s offices at several places in Punjab.
water resources worry experts
Eminent experts, on the second day of the sixth SAARC workshop on
water saving technologies, expressed their concern over the dwindling
water resources in the region. They felt that paddy was a highly water
expensive crop, and recommended that its cultivation should be
4 pc DA
hike for SGPC staff
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to
release 4 per cent of the basic pay as dearness allowance (DA) with
effect from March 1, 2006, to its employees.
on time, says IT chief
Sahib, February 23
The Income Tax Department, Patiala zone, has started an awareness
campaign to educate the people about the department. Under the
campaign camps would be organised in towns and rural areas, said Ms
Promila Bhardwaj, Commissioner, Income Tax, Patiala, while talking to
mediapersons here yesterday.
demands direct rail link
The president of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Mr
Avinash Rai Khanna, has demanded that the two holy cities of Amritsar
and Anandpur Sahib should be connected by a direct rail link.
scam: ministry told to file reply
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Union Ministry of
Environment and Forests to file a reply to charges leveled in the
public interest litigation (PIL) relating to the forest scam.
for more area under fruit
Madhya Pradesh Governor Bal Ram Jakhar has sought a meeting with
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss vital issues relating
The Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Dr Bal Ram Jakhar, releases a souvenir of Punjab Agricultural University at its regional station in Abohar on Thursday.
held with stolen car
The local police yesterday arrested two thieves and recovered a Maruti
car and other stolen items from their possession.
councillor tries to kill self
A former municipal councillor threatened to immolate himself at the
office of the Municipal Council here today because the civic body had
failed to carry out certain works in his area.
holds Heritage Sports Meet
Sahib, February 23
If the present trend of drug abuse continues among the youth, the
society and the nation will have to face the consequences, so it
should be a matter of concern for every citizen and they must come
forward to curb this menace.
School affiliated to Cambridge varsity
Sahib, February 23
Saffron City School, which earlier had a tie-up with University of
Cambridge for the School Student's Examination, has now been granted
affiliation, which starts from the Young Learner’s Examination.