objects to fresh loss of Rs 63 crore
Taking note of the huge financial concessions being passed on to
industrialists in Punjab, the Accountant-General has ticked off the
Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation saying it is running
schemes which are "financially imprudent".
7 PSUs touch Rs 990 crore
In a telling commentary on the state of public sector undertakings of
the Punjab Government, the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India
has said that seven loss-making PSUs had collectively accumulated a
loss of Rs 990.82 crore.
over demolitions stalls MC budget session
The budget session of the Municipal Corporation was postponed here
today following protests by residents and shopkeepers of the Putlighar
area against the demolition of kiosks in the wee hours of March 12.
Protesting shopkeepers and residents of the Putlighar area raise slogans against Municipal Corporation at Town Hall in Amritsar on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
burn Singla’s effigy
Members and activists of the district unit of the BJP, led by Mr Satwant
Singh Punia, vice-president of the All-India Kisan Morcha, today burnt
an effigy of Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla at the Traffic
Lights’ Chowk, near main bus stand here.
revives Sikh Itihas Board
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today revived its
prestigious Sikh Itihas Board which had been almost non-operational
for a long time. The SGPC President, Mr Avtar Singh, who presided over
the meeting of the SIB, said a world-level Sikh library would be set
up here that would cater to the need of those who were interested to
do research on Sikh history.
deputation in UT for limited period
The Punjab Government will introduce changes in its policy on sending
teachers on deputation to the Chandigarh Administration, the Deputy
Chief Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, said during question hours
in the Punjab Assembly here today.
against recruitment of docs on contract
The staff of the local Civil Hospital, including doctors, para-medical
and Class IV employees, today organised a two-hour-long rally on the
campus of the hospital to protest against the recruitment of doctors
on contract basis and privatisation of the health services. They
demanded recruitment of the doctors on regular basis.
project for elderly kicked off
The Rotary Club, Kharar, started 'Rotary Care' project for old
A function organised by the Kharar Rotary Club to start “Rotary Care” project in Kharar on Monday.
short the National Anthem tune
The General Secretary of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Janata
Party, Mr Vijay Sampla, today claimed that the Military Band playing
the National Anthem at the concluding function of the Ambassador Cup
Polo tournament at Patiala, finished playing the tune in just seven
seconds instead of playing it for the full 52 seconds.
as bus overturns
Sahib, March 13
As many as 52 persons were injured, 19 of them seriously, when a
Punjab Roadways bus on its way to the town from Naina Devi overturned
today. The injured, most of them from Ludhiana and Amritsar districts,
were coming after paying obeisance at Naina Devi temple.
Advocates of the district courts today staged a dharna in the court
premises to express their resentment against the decision of the
Punjab Government to give a district status to Mohali here.
youth found murdered
The body of a youth belonging to Hisar, who was reportedly kidnapped a
couple of days back, was found tied with a rope near Multania Bridge
here today. Sources said the deceased, Manoj Kumar, had come to the
town on March 9 for purchasing mobile phone handsets from Deepak and
of brides’ rounded up
The “gang of brides” and their conduit were rounded by the
CIA staff of the Majitha police district here today. According
to sources, the “brides”, with the help of middlemen would
marry bachelors. They had already duped more than 10
agency workers held for fraud
Two employees of a local gas agency have been arrested for mixing
water in LPG gas cylinders. According to sources, Prem Kumar and Ratan
Singh, both from Uttar Pradesh, were working in a gas agency having
dealership of Hindustan Petroleum.
leaves 2 injured
Two persons were injured in a clash in Jayanti Majri village last
night. Both of them were admitted to the Civil Hospital at Mohali. Mr
Som Nath, a member of the panchayat, said his son was attacked by a
group of 10 persons in the village last night and when he went to help
his son he too was attacked by the group.
killed in road accident
Three members of a family were killed and two injured when their car,
in which they were travelling, and a private bus, going towards
Barnala from Sangrur, met with an accident on the Sangrur-Barnala
road, near Harigarh village, last evening.