MBA-qualified Pak spy held in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, March 23
The police has arrested an MBA degree-holding resident of Bahawalpur in Pakistan on the charge of espionage from Haibowal here. The police claims to have recovered several incriminating documents, sensitive to the country's security, from the youth, besides two local SIM cards. The police has beefed up security around the sensitive places in the region.
Pakistani spy Rajveer, alias Abdul Hanan Rashid
‘Power-surplus Punjab govt’s priority’
Patiala, March 23
The Punjab government will observe the death anniversary of former SAD stalwart Gurcharan Singh Tohra at the state level and a function in this regard will be held at Tohra village.
No place for tainted leaders in Congress: Bhattal
Ludhiana March 23
In a surprising, rather conciliatory posture towards the SAD-BJP government, former Chief Minister and leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly, Rajinder Kaur
Bhattal, today said her party would have nothing to do with those Congress leaders who might be found guilty of acts of omission or commission by the government.
Martyrdom day function of Bhagat Singh turns sour
Bhinder, Ashwani groups clash
Gurdaspur, March 23
A stage decked up to celebrate the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh turned into a stage of confrontation when two groups of the Congress reached the Congress Bhawan - the venue for celebrations- and exchanged heated arguments here today.
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 23
The 75th martyrdom anniversary of Saheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev was observed by the Congress at Sirhind today.
Members of the Bajrang Dal dressed as Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev during a Martyrdom Day function in Patiala on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
Unruly scenes at ‘shaheedi divas’
Amritsar, March 23
Unruly scenes were witnessed at the “shahidi divas” organised by the District Congress Committee here today when some party workers got agitated over the fact that those who had opposed the party candidates in the assembly elections were also attending the function at Congress Bhavan.
Manhandling of colleague: PRTC staff block traffic
Faridkot, March 23
A large number of commuters passing through the district remained stranded for hours today as PRTC staffers were demanding prompt action against general secretary of the SAD youth wing Yadwinder Singh
Yadi, who was booked for assaulting a PRTC driver a few days ago.
Cancellation of buses to be probed
Pathankot, March 23
Transport Minister Mohan Lal said here today that an inquiry would be conducted into alleged cancellation of buses plying from Sujanpur to
Hardwar, Sujanpur to Shimla and Sujanpur to Chandigarh. He said that he did not know about the cancellation of the buses which were started by the previous government from
Sujanpur. He said the Akali-BJP government was committed to provide better transport facilities to the people.
Where liquor flows as prasad
Bhoma (Amritsar) March 23
More than one lakh 'devotees' today visited the tomb of Baba Rode on the Amritsar-Fatehgarh Churian road to offer liquor as offering on the first day of the three-day annual fair here.
A large number of devotees at the tomb of Baba Rode on the Amritsar-Fatehgarh Churian road offer liquor as “ prasad” on the first day of the three-day
fair on Friday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Bus overturns, 19 injured
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 23
A PRTC bus on its way from Patiala to Jalandhar overturned this evening near village Kharori on the Patiala-Sirhind road. 19 passengers and driver of the bus were seriously injured and have been rushed to the civil hospital Fatehgarh Sahib. The condition of one person is reported to be serious and has been taken to the PGI. Deputy commissioner Alak Nanda and SSP Nilabh Kishore visited the hospital and assured full help to the injured.