urged to finalise import policy for DAP
The non finalisation of the import policy for DAP fertilizer for
2006-07 was having an adverse affect on its availability in Punjab.
The farmers of Punjab consume 7.5 lakh metric tonne of DAP and 25 lakh
metric tonne urea annually.
signing Amritsar declaration
Making a startling disclosure, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh
today admitted that he along with former Chief Minister of Punjab
Surjeet Singh Barnala had put signatures on the Amritsar declaration
in Amritsar. He said this was done in the larger interest of Punjab.
Govt owes over Rs 20 crore to PU: VC
The Panjab University Vice-Chancellor today stated that the Punjab
Government owed over Rs 20 crore to the university as part of its
share of the yearly maintenance grant pending since 2000.
ready to receive British royalty
After a gap of 84 long years, Patiala is once again all geared
up to extend a ceremonial welcome to the visiting members of the
British royalty — Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles who
arrive here tomorrow on a two-day visit.
All ready to take off: Trial landing of helicopters at the phase VIII Dasehra ground in Mohali which would act as a make shift helipad for the visit of Prince Charles.
— Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
toshakhana locks, says temple panel chief
The locks of the toshakhana of Durgiana temple had been broken on the
orders of the National Security Guards (NSG) of the Prime Minister, Dr
Manmohan Singh, during their visit to the holy city and the lockers
therein had not been touched.
befooling people, Sidhu tells CM
While projects announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his
last visit in September 2004 was still pending with the planning
board, the fate of new announcements would have to be seen, Mr Navjot
Singh Sidhu, BJP MP, said here today.
govt has failed on all fronts’
Mr Paramjit Singh, chairman, Sudhar Sabha, while claiming that state
government had failed on all fronts, alleged that farmers and poor
people were committing suicides and addiction had been spreading its
technology to solve murder
A few strands of hair on a cap, found at the scene of murder, have led
to the arrest of a murderer. It may seem straight out of a science
fiction movie, but the Punjab Police, using technology, got the hair
on the cap and the hair of the suspect examined through a chemical
analysis to nab him.
pilgrims centre of attraction at urs
Sahib, March 26
A jatha of 199 pilgrims from Pakistan, led by Abdul Razak, arrived at
Rauza Sharif, Fatehgarh Sahib, yesterday to pay obeisance at the
shrine during the annual ‘urs’.
Phillaur areas to get sewerage
After spending about Rs 20 crore on the development of rural and urban
areas in the town in one year, local MLA Santokh Singh presented a
cheque for Rs 1.3 crore to Nagar Council President Narinder Goyal for
the overall development of the town.
Sabha panel inspects work done under NREGA
The Vidhan Sabha Estimate Committee headed by Prof Darbari Lal, Deputy
Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, yesterday visited Hoshiarpur district
and inspected ongoing works in various villages under the National
Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) and interacted with the gram
panchayats and villagers.
record to make farming profitable: experts
Farmers should maintain proper record of expenditure incurred and
their income so as to make agriculture profitable within their limited
resources, felt experts at a state-level cotton seminar organised
under the Mini Mission Scheme here today.
intensify stir against land acquisition
With a view to intensifying its agitation against the acquisition of
376 acres in Fatehgarh Chhanna, Dhaula and Sangherra villages, near
Barnala, by the Punjab Government for the Trident Group of Industries,
the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) has chalked out an action
programme to force the government to hand over the acquired land to
campaign for cotton growers
An awareness programme on the utilisation of cotton plant stalks held
at Patrewala village near here yesterday. While addressing the
gathering, Mr R.M. Gurjar, Principal Scientist, Central Institute for
Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai, said around 500 processing
factories could be set up to create 20,000 new jobs if 120 lakh tonnes
of cotton stalks produced annually were not used as domestic fuel.
A Vigilance Bureau team led by DSP Kashmir Singh from Amritsar
yesterday arrested Chaman Lal, Sub-Divisional Officer of the Punjab
Water Supply and Sewerage Board, from his office here for allegedly
accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from Avinash Kumar Malhi.
transforms village school kids
(Kharar), March 26
A year ago, children of this village were not punctual at the school
and suffered from low communication skills. Learning theatre has
changed their lives.
anthropology symposium concludes
Various aspects of Biological Anthropology like gene therapy, gene
doping, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, formogenetics and other
recent advances were discussed by scientists from all over the country
during the two-day National Symposium on Biological
Anthropology-Recent Perspectives organised by the Department of Human
Biology, Punjabi University, Patiala.
stone of Urdu Academy laid
The Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, yesterday laid
the foundation stone of Punjab Urdu Academy at Malerkotla. The
foundation stone was laid in the building of the hostel of Government
College near Delhi Gate.
students conferred degrees
As many as 156 students were awarded with degrees in the three
engineering disciplines at the annual convocation of the Rayat
Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, RIEIT, Rail
Majra, near here today.
Dr R.S. Nirjar, former Chairman, AICTE, inaugurates the convocation of the Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology at Rail Majra, near Ropar, on Sunday.
students get degrees
As many 200 students were awarded degrees on the convocation at the
Rayat College of Education, Rail Majra, near Ropar.
teachers seek full grade
The Computer Teachers Union Punjab (CTUP) submitted a memorandum of
demands to Mr Harnam Das Johar, state Education Minister, here on
As many as 981 scholars of DAV College were awarded graduate and
post-graduate degrees at its 48th annual convocation held here
On the second day of “Saturnalia— 2006” being held at the Thapar
Institute of Engineering and Technology, students from all over the
region got themselves registered for taking part in various events.