Rains lash Bathinda, Gurdaspur
Bathinda, July 3
The heavy rain, which lashed this region for about one hour
today, has flooded the low-lying area of this town affecting
normal life of residents.
Cycles and rickshaw-pullers find it difficult to wade through a flooded road in
Bathinda. — Photo by S.S. Sonu
|Beas, Ravi level up
Gurdaspur, July 3
The heavy downpour has brought misery to residents of low-lying
areas in different parts of the district.
A flooded road near the Saili Kulian locality in Pathankot on Tuesday.
— Photo by N.P.Dhawan
for further empowerment of MLAs
Chandigarh, July 3
Working president of the Shiromani Akali Dal Sukhbir Singh Badal today
called for the further "empowerment of legislators and the
institutionalisation of their role in the governance of the state."
‘Govt diluting PPSC powers’
Mansa, July 3
Punjab Youth Congress chief Vijay Inder Singla today accused the
SAD-BJP government in the state of undermining the powers of the Punjab Public Service Commission
(PPSC) by writing to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for conducting the exams to recruit various state cadre officers.
Copies of two dailies burnt
Moga, July 3
Activists of about six Sikh organisations burnt the copies of two vernacular dailies today for allegedly publishing exaggerated news.
These Pakistan artistes, who are in Amritsar for a theatre presentation, not only voted for the Taj Mahal on Tuesday, but also appealed to everyone to vote for it for its inclusion in the list of Seven Wonders. — PTI
Martyr’s bust at cremation ground resented
Baghapurana, July 3
Citizens of this sub-division, nearly 25 km from Moga, have been peeved at the placement of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s bust at the cremation ground.
body celebrates SC verdict
Mohali, July 3
The Kissan Hit Bachao Committee
celebrated here today as the Supreme Court upheld the orders of the
Punjab and Haryana High Court against forcible acquisition of land by
the Punjab government.
govt to expand forest area
Mohali, July 3
The Punjab Government is making serious efforts to expand the
area under forests in view of global warming and environmental
balance being created by the rising pollution. This was stated
by forest minister Teekshan Sood at a press meet, organised by
the Mohali Press Club, here today.
Teekshan Sood plants a sapling in Mohali on Tuesday. — A Tribune
5 citrus estates to be set up
Chandigarh, July 3
The Punjab government today ordered the setting up of five citrus estates to bring over 18,000 acres in 400 villages in the state under citrus cultivation in 2007. This will be the most ambitious diversification project ever undertaken in a single year with a deadline of just 30 days.
Raid on gurdwara
SAD(A) demands action against SHO
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 3
The seizure of some religious books by the district police from the library of a gurdwara at Talwara village has kicked off a controversy here. The
SAD(A) is now demanding registration of a case against the SHO under whose supervision the raid was conducted.
Arms licences of 41 suspended
Abohar, July 3
Firearm licences of 41 residents of this district that got "fraudulently" issued from licensing authorities in the neighbouring
Sriganganagar, have been suspended, district magistrate Bhawani Singh Detha said today. The superintendents of police at Ferozepur and Sriganganagar have been asked to initiate action immediately to seize the weapons issued against these
RTI complaints to be disposed of fast
Amritsar, July 3
Public information officers will go to their respective district headquarters for the disposal of complaints received under the Right to Information Act
(RTI).Rajan Kashyap, chief information commissioner, Punjab, stated this to the
media here yesterday, after disposing of the complaints received under the RTI