|Chandigarh, March 3
“They cannot cut through
my spirit till I am alive,” stated Bant Singh, at a massive
rally, organised by the Bant Singh Jabar Kand Virodhi Action
Committee, today at the Plaza, Sector 17. The rally was attended
by thousands of workers from all over Punjab in support of Bant
Singh and his crusade.
Singh at a rally organised in his support in Chandigarh on
Friday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage has
decided to preserve the 250-year-old qila belonging to Sardar
Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, great Sikh warrior called Sultan-ul-Qaum,
which is in a dilapidated condition. Mr S.K. Mishra, Chairman,
INTACH, in a letter to Mr Jagjit Singh Walia, president of the
Jassa Singh Ahluwalia Memorial Society, stated that “the
INTACH team will prepare detailed drawings of the two gates of
Qila Ahluwalia and the estimates after which we shall approach
the Punjab Government for funds.
|Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, during his visit to the qila of Sikh warrior Jassa Singh Ahluwalia in Amritsar recently.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
memo to Governor against Amarinder govt
A delegation of the Punjab unit of the BJP led by the party’s
national secretary, Mr Harjit Singh Grewal, today met the Punjab
Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues (retd), and submitted a memorandum
against the Amarinder Singh government.
SAD (A) to
The SAD (Amritsar) will soon meet the Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues
(retd), and apprise him of the lawlessness in the state.
The CBI officials today remained busy checking records and stores of
the Rail Coach Factory here. Employees unions had demanded a CBI
inquiry into the purchases in the factory alleging that corruption was
prevalent in the factory.
buy power worth Rs 2,460 crore
In the wake of mercury soaring early this year, the Punjab State
Electricity Board is already on power-purchase spree and it
will buy power worth Rs 2,460 crore in the current fiscal year to meet
the rising demand of electricity in the state, disclosed PSEB
administrative member Raman Bhalla while interacting with mediapersons
following a Pension Adalat held by the board here today.
11-year wait for
Farmers of Sardargarh and Jakhran villages of Patiala district are a
harassed lot. Even 11 years after their lands were acquired by the
Punjab Government, 44 families are still moving from
pillar to post for compensation.
Singh: Centre wanted to dissolve SGPC
The SGPC President, Mr Avtar Singh, said yesterday that the Union
Government wanted to dissolve the SGPC. He said the Union Government
had failed to pass the all-India gurdwara Act but wanted to set up a
separate gurdwara committee in Haryana.
museum to harm Sikh interests
set up school in Tohra’s memory
(Patiala), March 3
Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara
Management Committee, accusing SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal
of bringing disgrace to Sikhism, said Mr Badal and his son Sukhbir
should leave the party for their failure to keep its religious essence
disrepair, 100 cusecs of water goes waste everyday
Punjab has been losing precious water due to the poor condition of
Madhopur head. According to official sources due to Madhopur headworks
the state was losing 100 cusecs of water daily due to leakage in the
gates which have not been repaired for the past 10 years.
ban on poultry trade may go
The Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, has assured the
Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, that an
inter-state ban on the movement of poultry products will be lifted
shortly, according to a statement of the Punjab Government issued
of stamps irks people
A shortage of stamps of lower denomination for the past few days has
irked the city residents who are clueless as to how to manage without
stamps. None of the stamp vendors has a stamp of any denomination
between Rs 5 and Rs 300. Only stamps above Rs 500 are available.
project mishap victims get relief
The Punjab Government today gave compensation to the kin of the
labourers who died at the construction site of the micro-hydel project
against water shortage
Residents of ward numbers: 17 and 18 of the town today staged a
demonstration in front of the residence of the local MLA, Mr Ashok
Sharma, in protest against water shortage. The protesters were led
councillors Rani Chowdhary and Ramesh.
fast put off
The relay fast that began to seek construction of an underbridge at a
level crossing here was put off today as the state government gave an
undertaking to the Railways. The government has also assured timely
release of Rs 98 lakh required for the job.
management bodies set up
The Punjab Government has constituted bodies for disaster management
purposes in the state. A spokesman of the government said that three
bodies — the Punjab Disaster Management Authority, the State
Executive Committee and the District Disaster Management Authorities
— had been constituted.
issued to Amritsar DC
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion for
April 27 to the Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar, on a plea by a local
resident for directions to the authorities to check the menace of
stray dogs and take effective steps to prevent instances of dog bites.
gherao PSEB employees
Employees of Punjab State Electricity Board were reportedly
yesterday gheraoed for more than two hours by the activists of the
Bharatiya Kisan Union at Togawal village, about 40 km
leaders, govt hold talks
Negotiations between the Bharti Kisan Union and the Punjab Government
started here tonight.
Mr Surinder Pal has been promoted to the rank of Chief Engineer in the
Irrigation Department, Punjab. On promotion, he has been posted as
Managing Director of the Punjab State Tubewell Corporation. He has
taken charge of his new assignment.
in road accidents
Three persons were killed in separate road accidents near the town in
the past 24 hours. Krishan Lal, son of Mukna Ram, was killed while
Suresh Kumar, son of Lachhman Dass, and Bagga Singh were injured as a
canter hit their jeep (RJ-13-1270) on the Seeto Road bypass here last
fresh probe into ‘plagiarism’
In a surprise development, the Dean (Physical Education), Guru Nanak
Dev University, has withdrawn the proceedings of the Research Degree
Committee meeting held on July 2, 2005, and suggested a probe into the
alleged plagiarism of research papers.
designing exhibition at Modi college
An exhibition showcasing apparel designed by students of the
Department of Fashion and Dress Designing, MM Modi College, was
organised at the college here. Ms Satwant Kaur Boparai inaugurated the
exhibition. One-year postgraduate diploma in fashion and dress
designing was started last year.
Ms Satwant Kaur Boparai at an apparel exhibition held at MM Modi College in Patiala
on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
seek grace marks
Students of plus two, whose chemistry examination was conducted by the
Punjab State Education Board yesterday, have complained to the board
authorities that the paper was tougher than expected standards due to
which average students would suffer.
The Punjab Council of Ministers today gave relief of about Rs 17 crore
to public transporters by slashing special road tax to 5.18 paise from
5.75 paise per seat, per km per day.