wants list of youths killed by police cats
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Avtar Singh today
appealed to the government to release the list of the innocent
youths killed by the rehabilitated terrorists (cats) so that
parents of such victims stop search for their “missing”
SGPC chief Avtar Singh at a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma
farmers’ suicides not related to debt alone, says study
"It would be unfair, unjust and untruthful to say that the
pressures of farming are such, so as to lead a person to commit
suicide. At the same time, farming does not yield sufficient income to
meet important social and personal expenditures and this often leads
to crisis. But there is no evidence it leading to suicide," said
Dr M Rajivlochan at Panjab University here today.
heroin in Amritsar.
office-bearers face disciplinary action
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) chief Simranjit Singh Mann said his
party would take strict disciplinary action against its vice-president
Dhyan Singh Mand and general secretary Jaskarn Singh for their
participation in the “Virsa sambhal Sikh sammelan” organised by
Damdami Taksal and a section of Sant Samaj in violation of the party
against Bush’s visit
While activists of the Lok Morcha, Punjab, are gearing up for
protest against US President George W. Bush’s visit to India
outside the US Embassy in New Delhi, BKU (Ekta) activists today
burnt Mr Bush’s effigy to lodge their protest on the issue.
BKU (Ekta) activists burn an effigy of US President George W. Bush in Bathinda on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
flee as probe into child marriage ordered
Members of the Sikligir tribe late last night migrated to unknown
places as the Tehsildar-cum-Executive Magistrate, Mr M. L. Puri,
reportedly recommended in his inquiry report that the parents of the
minor brides and grooms be booked under the Child Marriage Prevention
Act, sources said.
writes to Azad on poultry ban
The Minister for Animal Husbandry Fisheries and Dairy Development,
Punjab, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, today wrote to the Chief Minister, J
and K, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, and requested him to lift the ban on
import of poultry and poultry products from Punjab.
atrocities on SCs to be reviewed
“The conviction rate in cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes
in the state has been only 8 per cent since 1989. So it has been
decided to review all cases that were cancelled earlier due to lack of
evidence etc,” said Mr Naranjan Singh, Chairman of the Punjab State
Scheduled Caste Commission.
Protesting against the proposal of the state government to make Mohali
a separate district, advocates of the district courts today, again
remained struck work. Several political leaders of various political
parties expressed anguish at decision.
Dubey is CMD of FCI
Punjab’s former Home Secretary A.K. Dubey has been appointed
Chairman-cum- Managing Director, Food Corporation of India. Orders to
relieve him of his present duties were issued today. Mr Dubey, a
Punjab cadre IAS officer, had opted for deputation with the Government
of India, when he was not selected as Chief Secretary in January.
A junior engineer was looted by persons armed with knives near Bhukri
village here this evening.
Class XII students of Patel Public School, Rajpura, discuss their question paper after taking the CBSE exam.
— Photo by J.S. Virdi
for aspiring lawyers
Aspiring lawyers from across the law schools in the country will meet
to compete for the National Consumer Law Moot Court Competition, to be
held at Rayat College of Law on March 4 and 5.
academy: old students meet to discuss crisis
Old students of the Dashmesh academy today met on its campus at
Anandpur Sahib with a purpose to help it to overcome financial
constraints. Members of the Old Students Academy Association passed a
resolution to lend help to the academy to overcome the financial
crisis it has been going through for some time.
of taxes by Registrar alleged
Mr Varinder Pal Sharma, Finance and Development Officer, Guru Nanak
Dev University, in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Dr S.P. Singh,
stated that the Registrar had not paid taxes on non-monetary perks for
the past three years.