of Hindu gods missing
Taran, March 30
At least six frescos of Hindu gods, including Lord Rama and Lord
Krishna, which were unique specimens of the Sikh school of art
of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh era have been replaced with Sikh
paintings during kar seva at Darbar Sahib here.
A view of the frescos at Darbar Sahib, Tarn Taran, after kar
seva. — Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma
dies due to ‘lack of medical attention’
Bharatiya Kisan Union to intensify stir
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) today decided to intensify its
protest against the government when a farmer who had been
arrested with 192 others in Barnala for taking part in an
agitation against land acquisition by the government, died due
to alleged lack of medical attention by civil hospital here
Farmers protest against the death of farmer Surmukh Singh at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Thursday.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma
death in jail lends new turn to stir
Following the death of a farmer in Ludhiana Jail the Jameen Bachao
agitation has taken a new turn. The farmers lodged in the local jail
today announced that they would all resort to fast from tomorrow.
nets Rs 1,197 crore from liquor vends
As compared to Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, Punjab
has done well as far as allotting liquor vends under the drastically
changed excise policy for 2006-07 is concerned. Punjab has already
netted Rs 1,197 crore as revenue against its target of Rs 1,278 crore
from the allotment of vends.
Army man fighting for pension
The Army’s failure to file an injury report and conduct a mandatory
court of inquiry in an accident in which eight troops had lost their
lives, has resulted in a disabled army man fighting for his pension
and consequential benefits for the past 30 years.
resort to lathi charge on villagers
The police reportedly resorted to a mild lathi charge on the
villagers, who had gathered near Ballial village (Bhawanigarh) to
oppose an increase in the mini bus fares, this evening. The villagers
had blocked a mini bus, which was passing through the village. The
police took some persons in custody in this connection.
On the call of the All India Bank Employees Association and All India
Bank Officers Association a Demand Day was observed by the members of
Punjab Bank Employees Federation. They wore badges and took out a
demonstration from the State Bank of Patiala, Zonal Office.
rally by govt employees
Hundreds of employees from various government departments under the
banner of the Joint Platform Mass Organisation held a protest rally at
Shaheed Udham Singh Park here today.
boycotts Kuldip’s killers
After the disclosure by the police of the supari (contract) killing of
SGPC member Kuldip Singh, the inhabitants of Chak Alla Bakash, his
native village, alongwith its Panchayat members have decided to
boycott the families of NRI Gurdev Singh and Sukhdev Singh for their
alleged involvement in the crime.
On the call given by Joint Platform of Mass Organisations (JPMO),
comprising of 21 unions and associations of industrial workers,
agriculture laborers, peasants, Central and state governments
employees, women, youth and students organisations today gheraoed the
office of the Deputy Commissioner here today.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association on Monday observed
the 75th martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
Dept staff stage dharna
Protesting against the state government’s move of handing over rural
dispensaries to Zila Parishads, all Health Department employees took
mass casual leave and staged a dharna in front of the Civil
Surgeon’s office here today.
family die in mishap
Three members of a family died in an accident near Lakhnour village.
While one of them died on the spot, two succumbed to their injuries at
the PGI, Chandigarh.
As many as 13,000 persons in the district were examined in 250 camps
in different parts of the district during a special AIDS awareness
campaign. Only 500 persons, mostly females, were suspected to be
affected with sexually transmitted diseases. “The test for HIV would
be conducted on those persons who do not show any improvement,” said
Y.P. Singla, Civil Surgeon.
issued to Punjab
Running of rural
Chandigarh, March 30
A Division Bench of the Punjab and
Haryana High Court today issued notices to the Punjab Government and
other respondents for April 27 on a petition challenging the decision of
the government to entrust the rural dispensaries in the state to doctors
to run the same on contractual basis.
Continuing with their agitation for the fifth day today against the
decision to accord Mohali the district status, advocates of the District
Court again jammed traffic for an hour on the Ropar-Nawanshahr road in
The Parliamentary Secretary, Industry and Commerce, and Nangal MLA, Mr
K.P.S Rana, while addressing a farmers’ fair here said that he along
with the Minister of Animal husbandry and tourism, Mr Jagmohan Kang,
would make efforts against the privatisation of sugar mills in
The district police has claimed to solve several cases of robbery by
arresting five members of a seven-member gang of robbers. Two members
managed to escape.
approves university budget
Guru Nanak Dev University in its budget estimates for 2006-07
earmarked Rs 50 lakh for research, Rs 1.87 crore for EDUSAT Network,
Rs 30 lakh for purchase of a server, computers, etc. and Rs 13.60 lakh
to enable faculty members to attend maximum number of
signs pact with Greek institute
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Academy has signed a protocol with a Greece-based
institution, Trinity International Hospital Studies at Crete.