rampant in exams
(Gurdaspur), March 9
Rampant copying is going on in the Class XII examination of the
Punjab School Education Board in this part of the district.
Outsiders help candidates in copying at the Government Senior Secondary School in Sujanpur, Gurdaspur district, on Thursday.
— Photo by Jangi
Even as unexpected spell of hot weather in February took heavy
toll on wheat crop sown late, rain accompanied with strong winds
last night flattened early sown varieties of wheat over
thousands of acres adding to the apprehensions of crop losses
among the region’s farmers. The Tribune team today spotted
lodging (flattening) of wheat crop on vast stretches of land in
the villages adjoining the city where the farmers were lamenting
|A farmer assesses damage to his crop at a village in Bathinda district on Thursday.
— Photo by Kulbir Beera
36 cops on
SAD ‘hit list’
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has prepared a list of 36 police officers
who have “committed atrocities” and have registered “false”
cases against SAD workers on the behest of Chief Minister Amarinder
Singh during the past four years term of the state government.
marked for felling without criterion?
Has the Forest Department marked trees on government land for felling?
Though forest officials deny it but there was no way to ascertain the
against kin false, says Dalit
Rights panel seeks report, DSP denies charges
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the
Senior Superintendent of Police, Sangrur, through ADGP/IVC-cum-Human
Rights, Punjab, on or before the next date of hearing — May 8, 2006
— on the complaint filed by a Dalit woman, Ms Malkeet Kaur, wife of
the late Gurmukh Singh, resident of Burj Sedha village in Dhuri Tehsil
in this district.
opposed to contract system
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association has demanded regular
selection of doctors through the Punjab Public Service Commission. The
association has opposed temporary recruitment of doctors through zila
parishads on contract, saying that it would do more harm than good and
was against the interest of the public as well as the doctors.
on female foeticide released
‘Kanjka da Katal’, an 82-minute telefilm aimed at curbing female
foeticide, was released to mark International Women’s Day here
concerned over PSEB losses
The Union government has expressed concern over the mounting losses of
Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) which is touching Rs 596 crore
during 2005-06 as against a commercial profit of Rs 175 crore during
previous financial year.
lovers flay move on hunting
Conservationists and animal lovers across the state have flayed the
Punjab government move to allow hunting of wild boars and blue bulls.
They have termed the decision to allow hunting of endangered wild
animals as arbitrary and unjustified.
wants ‘proof’ of publicity campaign
With the countdown to the Assembly elections in the state already
began, the Punjab Government has gone all out to convey its message to
the ground level. The officials of publicity department have been
directed to personally carry the message of the government to the
sarpanches across the state.
seek quota of seats in Parliament
The district unit of the Indian Ex-Services League has warned the
government that if the demands of the ex-servicemen were not met soon,
they may follow the path of agitation to get their demands fulfilled.
for Hola Mohalla
The administration and SGPC have made separate arrangements to
facilitate lakhs of devotees from India and abroad to visit Anandpur
Sahib to pay obeisance at historical gurdwaras on Hola Mohalla, the
five-day festival starting tomorrow.
stoned during Army recruitment rally
A large number of youths, gathered at the Khasa cantonment, about 8 km
from here on the Amritsar-Attari road, for recruitment in the Army,
stoned vehicles plying on the GT Road today. At least nine persons
can now meet on the Net
Lakhs of Punjabi families could now meet on the Net, thanks to the
efforts of a Jalandhar-based journalist who has launched a website
which is dedicated to all Punjabis of the world.
Mr Pali Ram, Sarpanch of Surl Kalan village, was injured when he was
allegedly beaten up by three residents of the village on the premises
of the AP Jain Civil Hospital here today.
18-month RI for trespass, assault
Six persons — Manohar Lal, Ajay Kumar, Anil Kumar, Ram Kumar, Sushil
Kumar and Jagdish — of Haripura village, near here, have been
sentenced to 18 months’ rigorous imprisonment by a local court.
kisan mela on March 17
The Punjab Young Farmers’ Association will organise a state-level
kisan mela at Rakhra, near Patiala, on March 17.
for adopting modern farm techniques
Though the soil of Punjab is rich and people are capable and have
strong potentiality to provide the desired results, orthodox
techniques in agriculture make them lag behind in farm production
compared to the USA.
after consuming spirit
Three residents of the local Dhebar Nagar today died after allegedly
consuming spirit. There were rumours about three more deaths in the
town due to consumption of liquor or spirit in the past 24 hours, but
these could not be confirmed.
Mr Arun Pal Singh, SSP, in a press release issued here today claimed
to have busted an inter-district gang of robbers by arresting its four
members, Avtar Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Amandeep (residents of
Ludhiana) and Sat Pal of Makkowal Jabha village (Kathgarh), on the
basis of a complaint lodged at Rahon police station on March 8 by Bhag
Singh of Usmanpur village (Nawanshahr).
worker murders wife
In a bizarre incident, a brick kiln worker allegedly axed his wife on
Tuesday night and made an unsuccessful bid to commit suicide, sources
2 die in
Two persons were killed when their Mahindra jeep (HR-22-4454) going
from Hamirpur to Jalandhar, rammed into a parked truck (HP-23A-9331)
in front of a dhaba at Ram Nagar Dehan village 14 km from here, on the
Hoshiarpur-Jalandhar road last mid night.
on skewed sex ratio held
A seminar on female foeticide was attended by officials of different
departments, sarpanches, panches, councillors, doctors, teachers,
students, NGOs etc, was organised at Shivalik Public School here
yesterday, to mark ‘International Women’s Day’, to spread
awareness among people on decline in sex ratio.
College for Women wins
Kalpana Chawla Memorial Declamation Contest
Khalsa College for Women here won team championship of Kalpana Chawla
Memorial Declamation Contest organised by the NSS unit of Guru Nanak
Dev University to mark International Women’s Day on the University
campus here yesterday.
volunteers, students celebrate Women’s Day
Sahib, March 9
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle unit of the local Baba Banda Singh
Bahadhur Engineering College and the NSS today organised a function on
the college campus to celebrate International Women’s Day.