PPCC plans major changes in Ropar Congress
Ropar, June 24
The Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee (PPCC) is all set to make changes in the office bearers in rural and urban areas in the district as Ramesh Dutt Sharma, a local MLA, becomes the new president of the district Congress Committee replacing Mr Amarjit Singh Saini. Mr Sharma is believed to be a close aide of the Deputy CM, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo and Cabinet Minister Jagmohan Kang.
Defiant Calcutta may quit
Amritsar, June 24
Even as beleaguered Akali leader, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, a member of Political Affairs Committee (PAC) and a member of SGPC, received a ‘‘show-cause notice’’ from Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, Chairman, Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC), today evening, the defiant leader would use this occasion to humble Mr Parkash Singh Badal, by sending a hard-hitting reply.
SAD (A) activists back Bira
Phillaur, June 24
Tension prevailed in this town when activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), headed by Dr Harjinder Jakhu and Rajinder Singh
Fauji, held a demonstration and raised slogans against the police in support of Kulbir Singh
Barrapind, alias Bira, who was produced before the Judicial Magistrate today.
Bira, a ‘militant’, was deported from the USA and brought here on
June 19 in connection with several criminal cases.
Kulbir Singh Bira, who was recently extradited from the USA, being produced in a court in Phillaur on Saturday. — PTI
Rain water devours 2 young lives; MC apathy decried
Patiala, June 24
A heavy downpour which lashed the city today evening proved to be fatal for at least two children who were suspected to have been drowned in the ganda nullah , near the busy Top Khanna gate area.
Villagers cry for power
Tarn Taran, June 24
Residents of the villages of Dalake,Takhuchak, Mughal Chack Pannuan and Sakhira expressed their resentment before officials of the PSEB against the disrupted power supply in their villages here today.
Dalit family stages dharna in front of SSP’s office
Patiala, June 24
The family members of a Dalit youth, Mr Bant Singh, along with a section of residents of his village, Tohra, today staged a dharna in front of the office of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to lodge their protest against the attempts of police authorities to save a farmer of the same village, who allegedly beat up Mr Bant Singh.