booked for ‘beating up’ photographer
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Sukhbir Singh Badal, former Markfed
Chairman Jagdish Singh Walia, former Faridkot Senior Superintendent of
Police A.S. Rai, former Faridkot Superintendent of Police (H) Balbir
Singh and BJP leader Raj Kumar Bansal have been booked on the charge
of thrashing a press photographer and snatching his camera during the
1999 Lok Sabha elections.
Farmers allege illegal
felling; probe ordered
Hoshiarpur, June 16
The farmers of Kukanate village in Hoshiarpur district have alleged large-scale
illegal felling of trees from their forests by the contractors.
lashes out at state govt, SGPC
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 16
Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra, president, SAD (L), while addressing a
press conference here today strongly criticised the state government
as well as SGPC for politicising and taking mileage from the function
being organised on the eve of the 400th year of the martyrdom of Guru
Hospitals without radiologists
Though Civil Hospitals at Sangrur, Barnala, Dhuri and Malerkotla of
this district have ultrasound machines but there is no
radiologist/authorised doctor in these hospitals for doing ultrasound
tests. The patients have no option but to visit private ultrasound
centres, which charge high fees compared to the Civil Hospitals.
in truck union comes to the fore
Tension prevailed here today when a group of truck operators led by Mr
Bhag Singh took possession of the office of the cooperative truck
operator union on the Nangal Chowk with the help of the police.
reel under power cuts
With rise in power consumption in agricultural sector, the people of
rural areas and cities have been facing more than six hours of power
cuts in the district while the PSEB has claimed that it has imposed
four hours of power cuts in rural and urban areas.
villagers seek bridge
Villagers residing in over 50 villages of Nurpurbedi block of the
district have been facing problems in commuting to other areas after
the temporary bridge, Sarhna Pattan, over the Sutlej near Bunga Sahib
got damaged a few days ago due to heavy flow in the river.
drowns in canal
The body of an Army man was found floating in a canal near village
Sangrawan here this morning.