Filmi-style duel leaves 1 dead, 3 injured
Mullanpur Dakha, November 3
One person was killed and three were injured in a clash between two groups, including some drug addicts and smugglers, at Rakba village, near Mullanpur
Dakha, this evening.
NRI from UK provides homes to poor
Rajpura, November 3
Mr Surinder Singh Nijjar may be a building contractor in the UK but his heart lies in Punjab. In fact Mr Nijjar has taken upon himself the noble cause of providing homes to scores of poor residents in the Ghanaur area, whose homes were destroyed in the 2004 floods.
Mr Surinder Singh Nijjar (with a scarf) after handing over a dwelling unit to a beneficiary at Sandharsi village, near Rajpura, on Friday.
— Photo by J.S. Virdi
Cong to get into poll mode from Nov 14
Hoshiarpur, November 3
To encounter the rallies of the SAD, rebut its propaganda and to launch a campaign for the forthcoming election to the state Assembly, the Congress will organise a state level rally at Ludhiana on November 14. Mr Partap Singh
Bajwa, Minister for Public Works Department and Education, stated this while talking to mediapersons at Green View Park here today.
Employees burn copies of govt press note
Sangrur, November 3
Under the banner of the Punjab Mulazam Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, employees of various government departments today burnt copies of a press note of the government in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here. The press note was issued on October 27, on the implementation of some demands of government employees, including grant of interim relief, promotional scale after four, nine and 14 years of service in the form of assured career progression (ACP) scheme, and hike in the medical allowance of the employees.
Staff to work during lunch in protest
Chandigarh, November 3
By dropping the move to increase the retirement age from 58 years to 60 of its remaining employees, the Punjab Government, it appears, has landed itself in a difficult situation.
Ants found in packaged drinking water
Bathinda, November 3
Students taking CA exams at the local Rajendra College were shocked to find foreign particles and ants in the packaged drinking water served to them during the past couple of days.
A member of the staff at Rajindra College shows glasses of 'contaminated' mineral water, in Bathinda on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Senior functionaries of SSF (M) resign
Amritsar, November 2
Expressing dissatisfaction and displeasure over the working of their president, three senior vice-presidents and a joint secretary of the Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) today resigned from their posts. They presented their resignations to patron and former president of the federation Rajinder Singh Mehta.
Protest against non-acceptance of demands by consumers
Jalandhar, November 3
Power consumers of the state may face inconvenience as 2500 junior engineers (JEs) of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) will keep their mobile phones switched off for two days from November 6 to protest against non-acceptance of their demands.
Bid to check adulteration in milk products
Sangrur, November 3
To check adulteration in milk and milk products, a two-member team of the Health Department, comprising Dr Inderjit Singh, District Family Welfare Officer, and Mr Kanwalpreet Singh, Food Inspector, collected three samples of milk and one sample of butter from four establishments here yesterday.