Mann dividing Punjabis: BJP
Chandigarh, September 2
Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, senior BJP leader and former Industries Minister, yesterday said that Akali leader Simranjit Singh Mann was trying to spoil the atmosphere in the state by making provocative statements. He said that the
pro-Khalistan speech made by Mr Mann at Talwandi Sabo was worth condemning.
control of Dalhousie road
The Pathankot Municipal Council has demanded the control of
Amritsar-Pathankot road back from the local Improvement Trust.
to join anti-drug campaign
Cricket star Harbhajan Singh is all set to tour drug-ravaged border
districts of Punjab and motivate youths to stay away from drugs after
September 25 as part of the ongoing “Jaago”, an anti-drug campaign
launched by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.
prevention of foeticide
Despite the fact that cases of female foeticide are on the rise in
Punjab, the state government has failed to implement the Medical
Termination of Pregnancy Act which makes it mandatory that a committee
is set up in each district to prevent foeticide, said the former
president of the IMA, Punjab, Dr O.P.S. Kande, while addressing a
gathering at a seminar here today.
positive on anti-crime drive
The Punjab Police is working actively to curb crime by initiating a
statewide campaign against criminals. Mr S.S. Virk, DGP, stated this
while speaking to The Tribune at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur,
today. He said a five-point instruction circular had been sent to all
SSPs of the state for implementation in this regard.
service providers resent govt apathy
Newly-appointed medical service providers in rural dispensaries of the
state are now said to be unhappy and frustrated as they feel that the
government has adopted a “step-motherly” attitude towards them by
recruiting them only on a contract basis.
poor construction of waterworks
Mr Sunil Jakhar, Parliamentary Secretary, has asked the Public Health
Department (PHD) to inquire into alleged substandard construction of
rural waterworks at Gidderanwali and Sayeedwala villages in this