annuls Hawara’s marriage
Mr Jaspal Singh Chugh, Additional District Judge, Fast Track Court,
today annulled (ex parte) the marriage of Balwinder Kaur (20) with
Jagtar Singh Hawara, chief of Babbar Khalsa International in India, on
a petition filed by Balwinder under Section 12 of the Hindu Marriage
Act 1955, for the annulment of her marriage with Hawara.
ambitious bio-diesel project
Plans to plant Jatropha in wastelands
The Bhakra Beas Management Board has devised a novel method to earn
profit out of its wastelands. The Talwara-based management of the
board has planned to venture into generating bio-diesel by resorting
to commercial farming of Jatropha plant.
charge against HIV positive woman
In a bizarre case, some youths here today alleged that they had become
HIV positive after they were "lured by an HIV positive widow,
whose husband had died of AIDS about a year ago".
team for closer ties
It’s high time when we should forget the past differences and work
for strengthening the friendship between India and China, said the
head of a delegation of the Chinese People Association for Peace and
Disarmament, Mr Liu Jingquin, here today.
comprehensive development of state, Amritsar
The Punjabi diaspora has decided to help the state government to build
world-class infrastructure, especially in the field of education and
hand for NRIs
In order to solve the problems faced by non-resident Indians back in
India, “Hoshiarpur NRI Helpline” has been set-up by a group of
local social workers and a couple of NRIs hailing from the UK.
allege favouritism in bank poll
Workers of the SAD today protested against the Punjab Government for
allegedly favouring Congress workers in the elections to the posts of
the directors and the Chairman of Gurdaspur Central Cooperative Bank.
secretaries, demands ex-minister
Former Akali minister Dalip Singh Pandhi has petitioned the Punjab
Governor against the appointment of several MLAs as chief
parliamentary secretaries, on the ground that their appointments are
violative of the Constitution.
Budget has ignored Punjab’s interests: BJP
While commenting on the Union Budget for 2006-07, Mr Avinash Rai
Khanna, MP and state BJP chief, said the Finance Minister had
completely ignored the interests of Punjab.
centre needs ‘‘treatment’’
(Hoshiarpur), March 11
The ill-equipped Community Health Centre (CHC) here is crying for
“treatment” despite being situated in the home district of the
state Health Minister, Mr Ramesh Chander Dogra.
probe into ‘shady’ land deals
Local BJP leaders has sought CBI enquiry into the alleged land scams
involving the local bodies minister, Choudhry Jagjit Singh, Amritsar
Improvement Trust and the municipal corporation.
Writers and Cultural Forum holds symposium
Patiala-based Punjab Writers and Cultural Forum, a leading
socio-cultural organisation devoted to the cause of peace, harmony and
propagation of ethical values through an ideal education system, held
a symposium at the Chandigarh Press club today.
chief reviews welfare schemes for SCs
The Chairman of the Punjab State SC Commission, Mr Niranjan Singh, on
Thursday held a meeting with the district administration and police
officials to take stock of the implementation of schemes for the
family threatens immolation
The family members of Sarbjit Singh, alias Manjit Singh, who has been
awaiting the amnesty from death penalty in Pakistan awarded due to
‘mistaken identity’, today threatened to commit self-immolation at
the Wagah Joint Check Post if the Government of India failed to take
up his case with Pakistan within a month.
on list of backward districts
Hoshiarpur has been selected as a pilot district and has been included
among 200 backward districts of the country to be covered under the
National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme launched by Union
against police raids on MC chief’s house
Cutting across the party lines various political activists today came
together on a common front to protest against the alleged police
highhandedness against their leaders. The city observed a complete
bandh against the police raids on the residences of municipal
committee president Makhan Sharma and two others late last evening.
3 hurt as earth caves in
One labourer was killed and three others were wounded when earth caved
in while they were removing blockage in a sewerage pipe, opposite the
main gate of the police lines here this afternoon.
A large number of commuters today faced inconvenience at the Ajauli
road which connects the town to Una district of Himachal Pradesh when
truck operators jammed the traffic for more than hour.
gives relief to consumers
The District Consumer Forum, Hoshiarpur, headed by Mr BC Gupta,
president, and Mr Amarjit Singh Jauhar, member, has accepted the
complaint of Ms Balwinder Kaur, resident of Pandori Mallian village in
this district and has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to
release the tubewell connection to the complainant on the basis of
seniority in the category concerned immediately if her turn for the
tubewell connection has matured and if persons junior to her have been
inspector remanded in graft case
Ms Harinder Kaur, Special Magistrate (CBI), today remanded Pardeep Kumar
Sharma, Chief Inspector of Works, Northern Railways, who was allegedly
caught accepting Rs 20,000 as bribe from a contractor for clearing bills
yesterday, to judicial custody till March 24.
three others booked for registering complaint in back date
The police has booked a Head Constable Baljit Singh posted as
“munshi” at the Kalanaur police station and three others on
charges of forgery. The cop has been accused of registering a
complaint in back date to help a party in a property dispute case.
to death: 12 booked
Twelve persons have been booked for allegedly beating to death
Mohinder Soni of Parlika village in neighbouring Sriganganagar,
official sources said today.
held for ‘illegally’ selling spirit
In connection with the death of four persons allegedly due to
consumption of spirit on March 8 and 9 in Dhebar Nagar here, the local
police today arrested a spirit dealer, Amarjit Singh, resident of
Ranjit Basti, Patiala Gate, on the charge of selling spirit illegally
to the poor and addict people. His wife Jaspreet Kaur has already been
arrested in this case last night.
A case of suicide by a housewife on account of her alleged regular
beating by her drunkard husband was reported in the city police
station here yesterday.
hangs self from ceiling fan
A youth committed suicide by allegedly hanging himself from a ceiling
fan at Balongi village last night.
for abandoning newborn
The police today booked three persons for abandoning a newborn in a
private nursing home here.
function of CMTR held
The Centre for Management Training and Research organised its 7th
annual prize distribution function here today.
University to introduce courses for UGC exam
A meeting of the Punjabi University Syndicate was held here today
under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor S.S Boparai and attended,
among others, by Mr Bir Devinder Singh, MLA.
A code of ethics, on international lines, will be developed in
Punjab to minimise the negative social and environmental impact
when tourism brings people of different nationalities and
cultures in contact with each other.
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Tourism, Punjab, releases Vision Paper on “Innovative Strategies for Integrated Tourism Development in Punjab ” in Chandigarh on Saturday.