Congress’ pension camp
The ruling party’s bid to woo electorate prior to the Assembly
elections boomeranged today when a pension camp organised by the local
Congress leaders led to harassment of not only hundreds of elderly and
disabled but also of students of the school where it was held.
Raj Kumar, a physically challenged, fills forms of pension seekers at a camp held in Bathinda on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
panel has no legal standing: Jaitley
Reacting sharply to the interim findings of the Justice U.C. Banerjee
Committee report on the Godhra carnage, Mr Arun Jaitley, national
general secretary of the BJP, today claimed that the commission had no
Golden rice rich in vitamin A soon
Chandigarh, March 4
Soon the country will have rice with a golden look and rich in vitamin A that will be a boon to the poor and other marginalised people. The International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines in collaboration with Indian rice breeders has been working for some years to develop such a variety of the rice suitable for the country.
Amla sweets for German market
Chandigarh, March 4
Punjab’s herbal sweets are set to enter the European market. Sweets prepared from amla have found a niche in Germany. Amla grows in substantial quantity in the kandi belt, including Ropar, Nawanshahr, Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur districts. However, the concentration of amla trees is heavy in villages around Talwara.
poll sparks row in Cong
Close on the heels of internal bickering in the Congress over
cooperative bank poll in Kapurthala, Mr Gurbaj Singh Wanwala, former
general secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress, has decided to
approach the PPCC president Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo to lodge a
complaint against a Congress minister whose alleged phone call tilted
the balance of power towards the Akalis in cooperative agricultural
development bank elections here yesterday.
to restore occupied land to dera
In yet another goodwill gesture Mr Pervez Elahi, Chief Minister, West
Punjab province in Pakistan, has asked the revenue officials to get
agriculture land measuring 992 murabbas (nearly 2350 acre) restored to
Dera Baba Bhumman Shah near Haveli Lakheki in Sulemanki sector.
on Hindu gods released in Pak
(Amritsar), March 4
Members of the Hindu jatha, who returned to India from Katasraj on
Thursday, brought calendars with pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses
with them. The calendars had been released in Pakistan for the first
time by Davender Kumar Ghai and Munawar Chand, founding president and
secretary, respectively of the Krishna Temple Trust, Lahore, on the
occasion of Maha Shivaratri. The calendars had pictures of Shiva,
Parvati and Ganesha.
gurdwara from demolition: AVM
The Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM) in a letter addressed to the various
high authorities, including the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and
Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has urged the protection of the
single gurdwara of Karachi (Pakistan), Rattan Talla, which was
established in 1932, from demolition.
Singh on Asia Pacific dental panel
Dr Bhagwant Singh, a senior city-based dentist, was elected
vice-president of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation/Asia Pacific
Regional Organisation at the Asia Pacific Dental Congress held in
Karachi, Pakistan, recently. Dr Bhagwant Singh is the only dentist
from north India and second from India to get elected to the coveted
hisses out of tea pack
Sahib, March 4
In a shocking incident, a live snake hissed out of a 1 kg tea pack at
Mandi Gobindgarh town today.
Belgian delegation calls on CS
Chandigarh, March 4
A 15-member parliamentary delegation of the Walloon region of Belgium led by its Vice-President, Mr Michel
Lebrun, today called on the Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr K.R. Lakhanpal, and evinced interest in strengthening the ties between the two states keeping in view the large scope for business in the near future.
water rates opposed
Hundreds of inhabitants of various localities of the city led by Capt
Tirath Ram (retd.) staged a demonstration in front of Municipal office
here yesterday in protest against the enhancement of water and
held for selling government wheat
The Sadar police here arrested Romesh Kumar, sarpanch of Manan
village, for allegedly selling government wheat in the market on
nabbed at Golden Temple
Amritsar, March 4
The SGPC task force
today caught a Punjab police constable Satnam Singh working under
Majitha police district for a theft in the Golden Temple complex. He
was later handed over to the Galliara police.
A three-day management fest XANSA- 2006 organised by the Department of
Commerce and Business Management of the Guru Nanak Dev University
concluded here today.
degrees conferred on 92 students
The Governor of Punjab and Chancellor, Punjabi University, Gen S.F.
Rodrigues (retd), conferred degrees on students at the 30th
convocation of the university that held at the Convocation Hall here
facing acute cultural crisis: expert
Expressing concern over the visible value collapse, eminent scholar
Prof Kapil Kapoor from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, said
there was lack of peace, increasing conflicts and culture of violence
in thoughts, words and deeds prevailing all around in the country.
degrees at centennial convocation of Khalsa College
Appreciating an increase in the number of women joining the judicial
services, Justice H.S Bedi, Executive Chairman of the State Legal
Services Authority, said, ‘‘It is heartening to note that women
are equipping themselves even more efficiently than their male
counterparts in the legal profession.’’
Justice H.S Bedi awards degree to a student at the 100th convocation of Khalsa College in Amritsar on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
Superintendent removed for poor management
Chandigarh, March 4
The Superintendent, who was deputed to conduct annual examinations of class plus II at Government High School, Dera Bassi, was on Thursday removed because of poor management at the examination hall.
gurus to share views at seminar
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Punjabi
University, Patiala, will organise a two-day international seminar on
“Society and Development Communication” at the Senate Hall from
of GND varsity organised
The convocation of the Law Department of Guru Nanak Dev University
(GNDU) was held here today.
Moot court contest at Rayat College
Ropar, March 4
Former Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court R.S Mongia inaugurated a two-day moot court competition at Rayat College of Law here today. Students from more than 32 law schools across the country are participating in the competition.
board to hold exhibition
The Punjab Khadi and Village Industries Board, in collaboration with
the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, will organise an
exhibition on March 15 at Anandpur Sahib.