wastes crores on schemes for consumers
Crores of rupees have gone down the drain due to unimaginative
planning on the part of Punjab State Electricity Board which
introduced the pass book system four years ago.
held from Tanda
Taking serious note of the statements on the formation of
‘Khalistan’ by 2007, the Punjab police arrested Dr Jagjit Singh
Chohan, a proponent of Khalistan from his residence in Tanda town 32
km from here this morning. The police arrested Mr Chohan, even though
the Punjab and Haryana High Court had passed an order staying his
among Sikh bodies over TV programme
A programme on a television channel caused a furore among Sikh
organisations today, with SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar terming
its telecast as a conspiracy by the Congress against Sikhs and
demanding legal action.
women in rural Punjab
A novel experiment in women empowerment has been successfully launched
in Sangrur where 200 beneficiaries belonging to the weaker sections
have been given loans to buy a buffalo each for sustaining their
over Kafila shooting.
(Longowal) not to allow unloading of imported wheat
Members and activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) in
association with various farmer organisations will not allow the
unloading of wheat to be imported by the Government of India at the
Mumbai port or other ports.
To strengthen local self government institution and make it more
effective in rural areas, six more government departments will
be brought under the ambit of the Panchayati Raj.
Principal Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Punjab, Mr J.R Kundal (right), speaks at a seminar on capacity building of local self government institutions in Chandigarh on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photo
The night bus service from the border areas of Ferozepore and Fazilka
to Ludhiana and Chandigarh that was discontinued long time back during
the days of insurgency in the state has been resumed.
seeks action against maid’s employers
Ms Neelam Sahota, member, SC/ST Commission, today visited Prabhjit
Kaur at local Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Hospital where she was
admitted after being allegedly beaten up by her employers on February
to take up visa relaxation issue
The forthcoming session of the National Assembly of Pakistan will
discuss the issue of relaxing the visa procedure to strengthen
people-to-people contact further.
drowned in canals
Two persons were drowned in the Shah Nehar and the Kandi canal in
Hoshiarpur district today. According to police sources, Sarwan Singh,
a son of Bara Singh of Ralhan, fell into the Shah Nehar at Uchi Bassi
and was drowned.
at bus stand
submits list of witnesses
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) activist Harkirat Singh, who has
challenged the election of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh
from the Patiala Assembly constituency in the February 2002 elections,
today submitted the list of witnesses that he intends to produce in
support of his contentions.
After seven and a half years, the family of Naresh Mahajan who was
murdered under mysterious circumstances on October 22, 1998, is now
hopeful of getting justice. The CBI, which has been probing into the
case, has arrested one of the main accused. The arrested person has
been remanded in police custody for 10 days.
decamp with Rs 95,000
An alleged gang of burglars from Moradabad struck again in broad
daylight today when they broke the glove compartment of a factory
employee’s vehicle and decamped with Rs 95,000 kept in it.
killed as car hits motorcycle
A 22-year-old resident of Brahaman Vasi village was killed and his
friend injured when their motorcycle was hit by a speeding car coming
from behind on the Kharar-pannua link road here today.
in road mishap
Inder Raj (45), son of Mani Ram of Ganguwala Jatan village, and his
brother-in-law Ranveer Singh (30), son of Prithvi Raj of Faquirwali
village, were killed when their car was hit by an unidentified vehicle
near Khialiwali village in the neighbouring Sriganganagar area
caught taking bribe
Taran, March 8
Kulwinder Singh, a clerk of the local treasury office, was caught
red-handed yesterday while taking bribe by a team of the Vigilance
word still sacred, says Kuldip Nayar
“Loyalty to professional requirements should be the main objective
of a journalist as people still deem the printed word as sacred”
remarked veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar at the national seminar on
“Society and Development Communication” held today in the Senate
hall of Punjabi University here.
Day celebrated at IET, Bhaddal
Anu Neha from the College of Architecture, IET-Bhaddal, stood first in
an inter-college paper-reading contest was organised to mark
International Women’s Day at the Institute of Engineering and
Technology here today. Students from various institutes participated
in the contest.
elevating status of women
Sahib, March 8
The Desh Bhagat Group of educational institutions today celebrated
International Women’s Day on the campus of the Desh Bhagat Institute
of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh.
Sahib, March 8
The ninth annual athletics meet of Punjab Technical University,
Jalandhar, will be organised at Nawab Sher Mohammad Khan Stadium of
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, from
March 10 to 12.
to raise age limit for teachers’ recruitment
Supporting the demands of unemployed ETT teachers, members of the
youth wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) yesterday handed over
a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner here to forward it to the CM.