state’s 1st bone marrow transplant
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana has created a
history of sorts by performing the first-ever bone marrow
transplant in Punjab.
Dr Davinder Singh Sandhu (right), accompanied by
Dr Daljit Singh, Principal, and Dr Sandeep Puri, Medical Superintendent, DMCH, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph
material rule out blast
Absence of any crater either in the floor, on the road or any hole in
the roof of the ill-fated Una-bound Punjab Roadways bus, and bodies of
14 of 15 injured passengers sans any splinter marks on them are strong
and crucial indications, pointing out that there could be a “sudden
fire” and not a “bomb blast-triggered explosion” inside the bus
killings: M. S. Gill seeks CBI probe
that the “true strength of a democracy lies in its justice
system”, former Chief Election Commissioner and Punjab MP, Mr
Manohar Singh Gill, wants the Union Home Minister, Mr Shivraj Patil,
to ask the CBI to include the “massacre of 35 Sikhs” in its
ongoing probe against the killings of five innocent Kashmiris by the
security forces after the Chhittisinghpura killings.
“plans mall” at site of Gen Dyer's killing
PM urged to ensure
Mr Hardial Singh Kamboj, general secretary of the Shaheed Udham Singh
Memorial Committee, has urged the Prime Minister to make arrangements
to raise a suitable memorial at Caxton Hall in London where Shaheed
Udham Singh had killed General Michael O. Dyer in 1940 to avenge the
Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
with Akalis, says Joginder Dayal
A member of the National Council of the CPI, Dr Joginder Dayal, said
here today that his party would not be a part of the “grand
political alliance” in which certain Akali factions were to be
exposes rift in BJP
Factionalism in the local unit of the BJP came to the fore once again
just two days before the arrival of ‘‘rath yatra’’ of the
party president Mr Rajnath Singh.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) handed over a memorandum to Deputy
Commissioner here yesterday to be forwarded to Chief Minister, Capt
Amarinder Singh, for preventing the proposed yatra of the BJP from
supply to improve from May 1
Residents of Punjab seem to be doubly cursed with the rising mercury
and unscheduled power cuts. Information gathered by TNS revealed that
rural areas of Punjab are facing power cuts for about 12 hours or more
for a day, while the urban areas have been facing power cuts for four
to six hours.
of govt schemes reviewed
Sahib, April 28
The lead bank of the district, State Bank of Patiala, today organised
a meeting of the standing committee under the chairmanship of Mr
Devinder Pal Singh Walia, ADC (D), to review the progress of various
over police inaction in rape case
Braving the scorching heat numerous residents of the subdivision today
marched through the main roads prior to sitting on dharna opposite the
office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police here.
intellectuals meet Amarinder
Certain Sikh academicians and intellectuals, some of them belonging to
the late Gurcharan Singh Tohra camp, today held a meeting with the
Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.
employees condemn attack
The Guru Nanak Dev University (Non-Teaching) Employees Association led
by Mr Sawinderjit Singh and Mr Surjit Singh Cholia, president and
secretary, respectively, today condemned the attack by some
unidentified persons on Dr Gurnam Singh, Dean Academic Affairs, about
a couple of days back.
in factory blast
Ludhiana, April 28
Two workers were killed and two
injured in a blast which took place in a steel factory here this
Plan to bring 1
million hectares under citrus growing
Chandigarh, April 28
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, yesterday reviewed progress in
the spheres of citrus growing , agro-juicing, organic farming, value-added
horticulture and viticulture in the state. A plan to have one million hectares
under citrus was also unveiled.
in league with PSEB officials flout rules’
A nexus between Principal of government senior secondary school,
Dhapai, and certain officials of the Punjab School Education Board has come to light while flouting rules of the board by
admitting a student to Class XI in December last year.
questions criteria for transfers
The transfer of more than 2000 just-promoted ETT and JBT teachers in
Punjab has led to a storm of protests from the transferred teachers.
change date of examination
Taran, April 28
Mr Amrajit Singh, a senior lecturer and a social worker in a press
note issued here yesterday urged the Baba Farid Health University,
Faridkot, to change the date of Punjab Post Graduate Entrance Test -
2006 from May 14 as it clashes with the date of the preliminary
examination of the civil services being conducted by the UPSC.
Move on privatising
coop sugar mills may be dropped
Chandigarh, April 28
The Punjab Government seems to have made up its mind to drop the move to
privatise certain cooperative sugar mills in the state. After an informal
discussion on this issue with MLAs of the Majha region, the Chief Minister, Capt
Amarinder Singh, has convened a meeting of all concerned on May 5 to take a