activists to escort Rajnath’s yatra
While many senior leaders of the SAD (Amritsar) have gone underground
to chalk out plans to disrupt the “Bharat Suraksha Yatra”, being
undertaken by BJP president Rajnath Singh and proposed to reach here
tomorrow, BJP state president Avinash Khanna said his party had
deployed a large number Bharatiya Yuva Janta Morcha activists, led by
state party chief Laxmi Kanta Chawla, to meet any eventuality.
cracks whip against private engineering colleges
The All-India Council for Technical Education, the statutory body
regulating the technical education in the country, has cracked the
whip against certain private engineering colleges of Punjab.
leaders feeling insecure, says SAD
The Shiromani Akali Dal described the statement of three Congress
leaders, Mr Surinder Singla, Mr Partap Singh Bajwa and Rana Gurmeet
Singh Sodhi, asking the Election Commission to disqualify all Akali
MLAs as an effort to influence the election petition filed against Mr
Balbir Singh Bath, an Akali MLA from Shri Hargobindpur.
serious about promoting theatre: Madiha
The governments of the two neighbouring countries are not serious to
promote Punjabi theatre and performing arts which enlighten the people
on drug menace and female foeticide.
take to streets against liquor factory
Burying the hatchet, activists of various political parties today took
to streets against the setting up of a liquor factory at Devi Nagar
village, near here.
men hold march
Hundreds of activists of the Shiromani Khalsa Dal held a march here
today to seek the release of their leader, Mr Daljit Singh Bittu. They
submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh,
through his Officer on Special Duty.
strike against J&K massacre
Members of the District Bar Association observed a strike here today
in protest against the selective killings of 32 innocent Hindus by
terrorists in Doda and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
has improved, claims minister
As many as 1,4730 anganwadi centres were playing active role to check
sex ratio in the state. Anganwadi workers launched door-to-door
campaign to identify pregnant woman and educated them, urging them
not to get abort their female unborn child.
by Captain: Varsity to write to Army
The written apology tendered by the Army Captain notwithstanding, the
Guru Nanak Dev University authorities today decided to write to the
Army headquarters against the alleged misbehaviour of the officer with
security staff at the varsity gate.
Asthma Day observed
About 14 million of the 20 million asthmatics do not have adequate
control over asthma, said Dr Nirmal Kajal, Head of the Department of
Chest and Tuberculosis, Government Medical College, here today.
VC to be
served summons through beating of drums
A local court has decided to serve summons on Punjabi University
Vice-Chancellor, Mr S.S. Boparai, by the beating of drums (munadi)
after the VC refused to accept the summons through the normal course
in a case filed by a university employee Mr Rajesh Kumar.
life term for killing brother’s wife
Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Makrona Khurd in Morinda town, was
today sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for killing the
wife of his elder brother. The accused had poured kerosene on Gurpreet
Kaur, wife of her elder brother, and set her on fire in June 2005.
against poor power supply
Kharar, May 2
Farmers of a number of villages staged a demonstration here today in protest
against the poor supply of power by the Punjab State Electricity Board.
2 IPS officers
allocated to Punjab
Chandigarh, May 2
The Union Government conveyed to the Punjab Government yesterday that it had
allocated two Indian Police Service officers to the Punjab cadre this year
following a request made by the state for three officers.
Two unidentified bodies of a boy and a girl, believed to be lovers,
were fished out by the police from Nangal hydel channel near Alipur
village today. Their hands were tied with cloth.
An Arhtiya, Baldev Singh, former Sarpanch of Dausundha Singh Wala
village and former Director of Child Development Board during Akali
rule, yesterday committed suicide by consuming celphos tablets at
Kalyan village, near Malerkotla.
board hikes prices of textbooks
Prices of several textbooks of the Punjab School Education Board have
been increased by between 20 per cent and 25 per cent this year while
prices of textbooks of private publications have been increased by
only between 6 per cent and 8per cent.
teachers get support
The president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh
Badal, today extended his party's full support to agitating ETT