Farmer cremated; PSEB staff still at large
Bathinda, November 5
The body of Buta Singh, the farmer who died yesterday after the alleged manhandling by the PSEB staff, was consigned to the flames at Jangirana village today.
Family members of farmer Buta Singh mourn his death after his post-mortem examination at the Bathinda Civil Hospital in Bathinda on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Company allays fears of poultry farmers
Chandigarh, November 5
Putting record straight on mega projects in the poultry industry in Punjab, Suguna Poultry Farm Limited, which was in the line of fire of the
yesterday's protest by the poultry farmers, today allayed fears of farmers, claiming that the company wanted to be a "partner in prosperity" of the people in the state.
The propaganda against us is motivated and launched by the vested
interests, who have traditionally been exploiting the poultry farmers.
ASI accused of allowing smugglers to escape
Gurdaspur, November 5
authorities in this district are in a shock as Assistant Sub-Inspector Manjit Singh, posted at Nangal Bhoor chowki, let two smugglers
escape allegedly at the behest of a local minister yesterday
evening. Sources said the police got the information that narcotics were
being smuggled on the Mukerian-Pathankot road.
PPCC united, says AICC member
Abohar, November 5
AICC member Bal Mukand Sharma said here today that he would request the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at the November 7 meeting of MLAs and former MLAs of the Congress to lay the foundation stone for a Rs 15 crore overbridge to replace the existing railway bridge at Ferozepore.
With eye on poll, Bhattal lays stones, gives grants
Sangrur, November 5
In view of the ensuing Assembly elections, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, and MLA from Lehragaga, has increased her activities, related to laying of foundations stones and distribution of grants, in her assembly constituency.
Impose poll code: BJP leaders
Phillaur, November 5
BJP leaders Madan Mohan Mittal and Manoranjan Kalia have urged the Election Commission to impose election code immediately on Punjab to prevent the ruling Congress to attract people with so many
grants, being distributed by Congress MLAs just four months before the assembly elections in the state.
Sikh holy book removed from temple forcibly
Amritsar, November 5
A piquant situation arose when the Guru Granth Sahib Satkar Committee today forcibly removed the holy book amid recitation from a temple at Dhal village in this border district and placed it in a gurdwara at Daleri village.
Thermal plant staff strike tomorrow
Bathinda, November 5
The Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant Employees Federation has decided to resort to a strike on Tuesday in support of its demands.
At a meeting held here today, federation general secretary Gursewak Singh demanded that the government should do away with its plan to privatise the electricity board.