Lahore bus leaves amid tight security
Wagah, February 20
A day after two powerful explosions ripped through the trans-border Samjhauta Express train at Deewana killing 67 persons on board, the road traffic at the Wagah joint checkpost remained normal even as the Delhi-Lahore bus with 46 passengers on board left for its Pakistani destination amidst tight security.
Debate on Punjabis in UK House
Ludhiana, February 20
There are seven lakh Punjabis in the United Kingdom and they belong to all religions. This was revealed during a debate in the British Parliament on issues facing the Punjabi community in the UK.
Temple vandalism: SSP’s transfer sought
Hoshiarpur, February 20
Leaders of some organisations here have given an ultimatum to the Punjab Government to transfer the local SSP before February 25 for alleged biased police role in the case of vandalism at the Shiv temple on the eve of Mahashivratri at Rorian village, failing which they would observe a bandh on February 26.
Jarnail Singh — painter of Punjab’s cultural soul
Chandigarh, February 20
History has its own way to settle a score. Way back in 1914, Baba Gurdit Singh, who led a shipload of Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims to Canada, was not allowed entry in that country. When Baba Gurdit Singh and others, who were sailing in the Komagata Maru ship, that later became an important emotional symbol in the freedom struggle of India, reached Vancouver, it was turned back by the Canadian authorities from the port on racial grounds.
Famous artist Jarnail Singh at his art gallery in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Sale of synthetic milk goes on unchecked
Moga, February 20
The District Health Department made over 12 raids in the past to check sale of synthetic milk in the district. The trade has been going on unabated as no action was taken against the those selling synthetic milk have a field day in the district.
Holy verses to spread awareness about AIDS
Anandpur Sahib (Ropar), February 20
Now first time in Punjab, verses from Guru Granth Sahib and Sikh religious leaders have been roped in to spread awareness about AIDS. The first set of publicity material carrying holy verses from Guru Granth Sahib prepared by the Punjab State AIDS Control Society with due consultation of Jathedar of Akal Takht, to control AIDS was released at Gurdwara Takht Keshgarh Sahib here today.
RPF jawan cremated with state honours
Gurdaspur February 20
Rajinder Kumar, a Railway Police Force (RPF) jawan who lost his life in bomb blasts in Samjhauta Express in Panipat yesterday, was cremated today with state honours in his native village, Quadian
Gujran, in Dera Baba Nanak area.
DPS students go missing; cops clueless
Bathinda, February 20
The police is yet to make a headway into the "disappearance" of two Delhi Public School (DPS) students.
Two hostellers of the school, Gurman Sandhu and Vinay Setia, both students of Class X and residents of Sirsa, went missing from their hostel on Sunday night. The hostel warden reported the matter to the police, following which the Nehianwala police registered a ‘missing pesons’ report.
Two hurt in poll violence
Amritsar, February 20
In another case of poll-related violence, a man and his son belonging to the SAD were seriously injured when they were attacked by seven persons at Danyal village, about 40 km from here this evening.
Farmer leaders’ houses ‘raided’
Sangrur, February 20
Mr Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, general secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union
(Ekta-Ugrahan), today alleged the police had raided houses of farmer leaders at Dhaula and Fatehgarh Chhanna villages the previous day to pressurise farmers to compromise with the Trident Group on the issue of 376 acres in
Dhaula, Fatehgarh Chhanna and Sangherra villages (near Barnala).