status of CMC upheld
New Delhi, July 7
The Supreme Court today upheld the minority status of Ludhiana-based
Christian Medical College (CMC), a premier health institution of
Punjab, in the light of last year’s Constitution Bench judgment,
doing away with the government quota in unaided private professional
colleges and allowing full freedom of management to minority
comes to the aid of deaf-and-dumb girl
Ferozepore, July 7
The Punjab State Schedule Castes Commission today directed the
district administration to constitute a committee comprising the SDM,
DSP and District Welfare Officer to look into the allegations of
atrocities meted out against a deaf-and-dumb girl of Kulgari village
here and submit its report within a week.
Death ends widow’s
wait for pension
Ludhiana, July 7
The dream of 84-year-old Sarjeet Kaur, that her country would recognise the
sacrifice of her husband, an INA veteran, will remain unfulfilled as she
breathed her last on Tuesday while waiting to get her pension.
warns party leaders, workers against sycophancy
Rules out poll alliance
Ropar, July 7
Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo today
warned the Congress workers and leaders against sycophancy. He said no
minister or leader in the state was above the Congress party and they
should strengthen the party and shun personal gains.
ferry despite a bridge
Residents of Narot Jaimal Singh bloc of the district are being forced
to travel on boats despite of the presence of a temporary bridge. The
bloc is cut from the rest of the district by the Ravi river. The
platoon bridge constructed over the river is removed during the
monsoons due to the increase in the flow of water.
allows Rs 11 lakh grant for Katas Raj
The Union Government has allowed the Punjab Government to send Rs 11
lakh for the reconstruction of the historic Katas Raj temple in
Chakkwal district of Pakistan.
riot affected families get compensation
Sahib, July 7
The district administration today handed over the cheques worth Rs 2
lakh each to the 13 remaining 1984 riot affected families during a
function. Dr Harbans Lal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, presided over
Brick-kiln owners declare indefinite closure
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 7
The Punjab Brick Kiln Owner’s Association in its meeting held here today decided to close down their brick kilns for an indefinite period in protest against the indifferent attitude of the state government towards their genuine demands as well as against the behavior of Mr Avtar Henry, Food and Civil Supplies Minister, and Mr Surinder Singla, Finance Minister, who could not arrange their meeting with the Chief Minister for the last one-and-half-year irrespective of their best efforts.
Mann for retrial in Akshardham case
Patiala, July 7
The SAD (Amritsar) president, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, has demanded a retrial in the Akshardham temple firing case in which three persons-Chand Khan, Adam Suleman Ajmeri and Abdul Kayum Mohammed Hussain
Mansuri- have been sentenced to death by a POTA court.
cycle yatra reaches Jandiala
The BJP’s ‘Mehngai Virodhi cycle yatra’ led by its state
President, Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, reached Jandiala, about 18 km from
here, in the evening today after passing through Kartarpur, Subhanpur,
Dhilwan, Bias and Raiya. The yatra started its third day’s journey
from Jalandhar in the morning.
officer Robin Gupta bereaved
Premila Gupta, nee Dharamwati Bhandari, the mother of a Punjab-cadre
IAS officer Robin Gupta, died at a farmhouse of the family located in
Panchkula district today.
Illegal immigration: govt launches awareness drive
Patiala, July 7
The Punjab government has asked all the Deputy Commissioners to launch an awareness campaign in Punjab to make people aware of the risks involved in illegally trying to enter Europe through countries like Mauritania, Zouret and Morocco.
At least 24 agitated relatives of a deceased patient manhandled junior
doctors in the surgical ward number four in government-run-Guru Nanak
Dev Hospital and broke furniture of the hospital here yesterday.