Badal for CBI probe into RDX seizure
— Tribune photos by Vinay Malik
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 25
Former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal today demanded a CBI inquiry into the case of recovery of RDX by the Jalandhar police from a car.
SAMBHAL KE: Parkash Singh Badal and Capt Kanwaljit Singh gesture at the Jor Mela at Fatehgarh Sahib on Monday.
Plot to destabilise peace: Sukhbir
Mann urges poll panel to ensure fair elections
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President of the SAD (A), while addressing a massive joint political conference of the SAD (A), SAD (L) and other Panthic forces here today said that now the two-party rule in the states was going to end a new era of coalition governments on the
pattern of the Union governments and this was going to happen in Punjab during the coming Assembly elections.
Dharna by farmers to stall rail link to Fazilka
Abohar, December 25
Farmers led by Mr Gurmail Singh district secretary Bharatiya Kisan Union
(Ekta-Ugrahan) today stalled construction of Rail link between Abohar and Fazilka at Burjmuhar village near here. Contractors withdrew labour engaged for earthwork.
Pathankot man to ski on South Pole
Pathankot December 25
Ajeet Bajaj, a Pathankot resident who made the country proud by becoming the first
Indian to ski on the North Pole in April this year, has now left for the South Pole.
According to Mr Jai Dev Bajaj, Ajeet’s father, their son left for
the South Pole from Delhi today. He would ski on the South Pole along
with the other expedition members. His entire family at Pathankot
wished him luck for the expedition. About a month ago, Ajeet stayed in
the city making preparations for the expedition.
Ajeet Bajaj on a rafting expedition in the Sutlej.
Dhillon kicks off campaign from Banur
Dera Bassi, December 25
Virtually kicking off the election campaign of the Congress from the Banur Assembly segment, Mr Deepinder Singh
Dhillon, Vice-Chairman of the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation, today blasted the SAD leaders' statement on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 's recent visit to the state.
The PSIDC Vice-Chairman, Mr Deepinder Dhillon
(centre), hands over a cheque of development grant to a village representative in Saidpura village on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
CPI, CPM to field Asal from Amritsar West
Amritsar, December 25
The Punjab units of the CPI, the CPM and the Lok Bhalai Party which had forged a ‘united front’ to contest jointly forthcoming Assembly elections in Punjab today announced to contend for 60 seats.
CPI to prevent Cong’s return to power
Sangrur, December 25
“We will try to prevent the Congress from returning to power in the ensuing Assembly elections as the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, was of the view that the Congress had made a blunder by leaving a few seats for the CPI in the February 2002 Assembly elections. So the party will give a befitting reply to the Chief Minister this time”.
Celebrating Christmas with poor children
Banur, December 25
Students and staff of Swami Vivekanand Institutes of Engineering and Technology
celebrated Christmas in the company of the underprivileged children of their adopted Ramnagar village, near Banur, at the school here today. Mr Manmohan Garg, CEO,
SVGOI, was the chief guest.
Fire breaks out at illegal paint factory
Bathinda, December 25
A major tragedy was averted when fire broke out in a paint factory located on the street No.4 of Baba Farid Nagar here today
afternoon. Army as well as municipal corporation’s fire tenders reached the spot and doused the fire. Sources said, had fire tenders not reached the spot on time it could have led to a major loss as the cantonment area and MES quarters were in its vicinity.
Suicide bid by jail inmate
Gurdaspur, December 25
Shanker, a resident of Pathankot, who is facing trial in a murder case today tried to end his life by consuming phenyl in the Gurdaspur Central Jail.