PSEB to have stake in Haryana N-power
Patiala, June 13
The Punjab State Electricity Board will have equity participation in
the proposed nuclear power plant to be set up in Haryana. Mr Y. S.
Ratra, Chairman, PSEB, said this here yesterday. He has communicated this offer
to the Chairman, Nuclear Power Corporation.
Top US conservationist for Indo-Pak initiative on material heritage
Chandigarh, June 13
The material heritage of Punjab has finally found some friends. Having
been in dire straits for rather too long, the state’s endangered
archival material, painting ensembles, manuscripts and historical sites
might get a lease of life, with top conservation experts from the
Smithsonian Institution US monitoring the rot.
Dr Paul Taylor
BSP goes full steam against govt
Hoshiarpur, June 13
Braving the blazing sun, more than 5000 workers, including women workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party from all over the district, organised a massive dharna in front of the Mini-Secretariat here today to protest against the Congress government for its anti-Dalit and anti-people policies.
Power house trips as man touches line
Pathankot, June 13
The Joginder Nagar power house of the PSEB tripped today morning as Manjit Singh, an employee of KD eye hospital in Pathankot touched 132 KV power line connecting the power house with the grid in Punjab.
Sources here said Manjit Singh today at 8 am went to the roof of the hospital to
adjust an iron sheet.
MC told to remove encroachments
Bathinda, June 13
Taking serious notice of encroachments on various parks in the city, Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister Raghunath Sahai Puri today directed Municipal Council officials to take possession of all vacant park sites and raise boundary walls around them, apart from removing the encroachments on these.
Housing and Urban Development Minister Raghunath Sahai Puri chairs a
district grievances committee meeting in Bathinda on Tuesday. — A
NGO decries move to increase SC quota
The National Equality Front today strongly condemned the reported
move of the Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Ms Meira Kumar, to
increase the reservations for SC/STs from 15 per cent to 16.23 per cent
in view of the increased population of these communities.
BJP protest against land preservation Act
Hoshiarpur, June 13
In response to a call by the BJP, its workers yesterday submitted memoranda against the Punjab Land Preservation Act
in the Kandi areas. The party spokesperson said here that besides Hoshiarpur, memoranda were also submitted at Dasuya, Mukerian and Anandpur Sahib subdivisions and Mohali district.
Durgiana panel ex-chief seeks
Amritsar, June 13
Apprehending threat to life, former chief of the Durgiana managing
committee has sought police protection from the district
administration. Mr Surinder Arjun, former president of the DMC, in
telegrams to President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the
Human Rights Organisation has urged to save his life from the present
office-bearers of the committee.
AC buses from all dists to Chandigarh soon
Ferozepore, June 13
The state government will soon start AC deluxe bus service from all district headquarters to Chandigarh. This was stated by Punjab Transport Minister Mohinder Singh Kaypee while interacting with mediapersons on the sidelines of district grievances committee meeting here today.