lament ‘pick and choose’ policy
The functioning of the Punjab Health Department is in a poor shape not
only in the countryside but also at the state headquarters. As many as
27 posts of Deputy Director and Civil Surgeon are lying vacant in the
state. The Health Department is running the show by posting junior
doctors against the posts of Deputy Director and also as Civil Surgeon
at certain places.
nod for construction of four bridges
Finance Minister Surinder Singla, during a meeting with the district
administration officials here today, said the state government had
sanctioned the construction of two railway overbridges and an
underbridge, besides another bridge over a canal near Guru Nanak Dev
of govt’s achievements at the cost of heritage?
The putting up of a large number of hoardings in the city featuring
politicians has proved that ruling government does not implement ban
orders imposed by the high court. It also brings to fore the
‘inefficiency’ of the local Municipal Corporation.
triangle has a tragic end
Affection for a girl drove two boys to kill their friend in a village
near here even as a crowd watched the entire episode as mute
It is just like a dream come true for the common man. For getting
their work done, people do not have to waste time, money and look to
give ‘sifarish’ or hanker after middlemen.
to hold peace conference from Sept 22
Amritsar, February 26
Ymelda De Vargas, Director,
Tourism Department of New Mexico, USA, was here today as part of her
tour to invite leaders of various religions to participate in the
first ever "World Peace Conference".
for Rs 100 bonus to farmers
The farmers of Punjab should be paid a bonus of Rs 100 per quintal in
addition to Rs 650 minimum support price (MSP) by the Union
Government. If the bonus is not announced, the arrival in the
government mandis this year would decrease considerably.
of ‘killer’ father
Even after four days of the incident, the police has not been able to
trace Mohan Bahadur, a Nepalese who had allegedly killed his
six-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son by drowning them in the mini
dam at Mirajapur village in Kharar.
Secy surveys Wagah border
In a spot survey-cum-meeting with the BSF, Customs and immigration at
the Indo-Pak Joint Checkpost (JCP) here yesterday, the state Chief
Secretary, Mr K.R. Lakhanpal, disclosed about the setting up of a
Local Implementation Committee under the chairmanship of Deputy
opposes land acquisition
The Shiromani Akali Dal (A) held a protest rally at the court complex
to protest against the acquisition of 376 acres of three Fatehgarh
Channa, Dhaula and Sanghera villages for the proposed sugar mill by
sit in dharna today
BJP star speaker Mr Navjot Singh Sidhu along with the BJP state
President, Mr Avinash Rai Khanna and the National Secretary, Mr Harjit
Singh Grewal will sit in dharna to protest against the functioning of
Punjab Government here tomorrow.
sanctions Rs 21 crore for Samana
The Centre has sanctioned Rs 21 crore for the development of the town.
Salil Bhatt's renderings on his new creation 'Satvik Veena' drew
applause from the audience at the annual classical music festival held
at local art gallery here today.
seized, 5 nabbed
Sahib, February 26
The district police has claimed to have arrested five members of a
gang involving in the sale of heroin in Punjab and Chandigarh and
seized heroin worth Rs 78 lakh from them.
son killed in road accident
Taran, February 26
Buta Singh (30), a resident of Amritsar, and his son, Prince,
accompanying a barat, were killed, while four others were injured in a
road mishap when the car in which they were travelling collided head
on with a tractor-trailor. The car was coming from Jhabal side.
20 hurt in road mishap
Bawa, a waiter from Patiala, was killed, while about 20
waiters/labourers were injured when the Canter in which they were
travelling allegedly rammed into a parked truck on the
Sangrur-Dhanaula road, near Badbar village, 16 km from here this
force nabs thief
The SGPC task force yesterday caught Kuldip Singh, a thief from the
premises of Guru Ram Das Sarai and recovered a huge quantity of gold
and cash from him.
Education Dept officials booked
Six Education Department officials, including a former circle
education officer, and a DEO have been booked in a case of
misplacement of departmental files.
of physical education teachers discussed
Teachers must be role models and the students must discipline
themselves. This was stated by Dr Harkesh Singh Sidhu, Additional
Secretary, Punjab Higher Education Department, while delivering his
presidential address at the seminar on “Problems of college physical
youth fest held
The Youth Club of Baring Union Christian College (BUCC), Batala, in
coordination with the Punjabi Lok Virsa Chetna Manch, Batala,
organised its Annual Youth Festival - 2006 on Saturday.
to spread computer literacy
A voluntary organisation from the United States, Village Literacy
Without Borders, yesterday announced its plan to spread computer
literacy in one of the most backward districts of Punjab. It has
joined hands with Prakash Foundation for the purpose.
Blossom Senior Secondary School, Inner Wheel Club (Mid Town) and
members of Rajindra Maharani Ladies club organised a baby show at the
local Gymkhana Club here today. In the 0-9 months age group Manbir
Singh and Krish Soni were adjudged first and second, respectively.
Students of Blossoms Senior Secondary School dressed up for giddha and fancy dress items at the Gymkhana Club in Patiala on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar