Kanjri martyrs’ kin to assemble today
Pul Kanjri (Amritsar), August 19
Residents of Pul Kanjri, who had survived in the attack by
Kabaili rioters after Partition in which almost the entire
population was massacred, would assemble here tomorrow to mark
the 60th anniversary of the sordid incident.
A historical pond, which is in a state of neglect, at Pul Kanjri, near the Indo-Pak border.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
sought against “erring” SMO
Sangrur, August 19
In an inquiry, conducted by Mr Ravinder Singh, SDM, Sunam, the Senior
Medical Officer of the Sunam Civil Hospital, Dr Baldev Singh Sahota,
has been “indicted” for charging user charges from the patients in
clear violation of the spirit of a letter of the Punjab Health Systems
Corporation and for claiming house rent allowance whereas he is
residing in the official residence of the SMO, Civil Hospital, Sunam.
market costs MC prime land
Gurdaspur August 19
The Dhariwal Municipal Council is set to lose most of its prime
properties due to decisions taken at ‘‘political whims’’. The
Hindu Cooperative Bank of Pathankot has moved to auction MC’s prime
property to recover a loan of over Rs 1 crore. The loan had been
extended to the council during the SAD-BJP regime in the state.
University amends lecturers’ eligibility
Patiala, August 19
The Punjabi University Syndicate adopted the amendment suggested by
the UGC regarding the eligibility of lecturers at the university and
its affiliated colleges during a meeting under the presidentship of
Vice-Chancellor S.S. Boparai here today.
strength by expelled SAD leaders
In a major show of strength the expelled members of the
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) held a rally here today. The rally,
which was addressed by Mr Raghbir Singh, Secretary, Shiromani
Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, may give sleepless nights to Mr
Veer Singh Lopoke, the sitting MLA from Rajasansi.
Expelled members of the SAD honour Mr Raghubir Singh, secretary of the SGPC, at a rally organised in Ajnala on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
forced to give nod to Bill: Mann
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal
(Amritsar), said today that assent to the controversial Office of
Profit Bill by the President was a “moral death” of the Prime
Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the Congress party as they had forced
the President to give his assent to the Bill.
emerges major disease in Punjab
Punjab is getting fatter with each passing day. If the recent findings
of the national Family Health Survey 2005-06 are any indication,
obesity is emerging as a major disease in the state.
Location of historical site
In view of the Punjab Government’s opinion that there was no
evidence to identify the exact site where Maharaja Ranjit Singh had
hoisted his flag and deployed his army atop Shivalik hills here, the
Punjab Heritage and Education Foundation (PHEF) has submitted records
to the Director, Archaeology Survey, Punjab, to assist it in tracing
the exact location of the site.
memo to Akal Takht
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee (DSGMC) gave a memorandum
to the Jathedar of Akal Takht under the second Gurdwara Sudhar Lahar,
seeking reformatory steps, here today.
The SAD (Amritsar) will hold a demonstration against female foeticide
and female infanticide in front of the District Courts here on August
2 kg gold
donated at Golden Temple
Ms Surjit Kaur, a resident of Mumbai, has donated a gold strip
weighing more than 2 kg for embroidery in ‘Chandoa Sahib’.
bodies to take legal action against writer
For the first time, various Sikh organisations including Nihang
factions, at an emergency meeting, held at Gurdwara Baba Bakala
yesterday decided to resort to legal action against Mohinder Singh
Josh for authoring a controversial book.
Ishar Singh rewarded with Rs 21,000
The particular of Bhai Ishar Singh, who saved the daughter of an Army
officer from the clutches of six drunken youth who had tried to molest
her, here recently, has been sent to government for honouring him.
seeks list of illegal liquor shops
Taking a cue from the recent incident of the attempt of kidnapping and
raping a girl in the wee hours by six drunken youths, the Police
Department has asked the Excise Department to provide it a list of
illegal and other shops opened in the city.
(Gurdaspur), August 19
Villagers of surrounding areas of Dinanagar blocked traffic for about
two hours on the National Highway No. 15 last night to protest against
long unscheduled power cuts.
over unscheduled power cuts
Resentment prevailed amongst residents of the city today due to
unscheduled power cuts.