Claims, counterclaims on refinery
Chandigarh, July 29
Seemingly stung by advertisements eulogising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chief Sonia Gandhi for getting the Bathinda refinery back on track, the
SAD-BJP government today issued a carefully worded statement to show how the efforts of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had borne fruit.
2 Lalru youths feared drowned
Lalru, July 29
Gurbeen (24) of Sardarpura Colony, and Gaurav Kaushik (25) of Prem Nagar here, are feared dead.
The two were a part of a group of five on a visit to Haridwar. They were reportedly drowned while taking a dip in the Ganga at
A Revolutionary’s Case Diary
Shaheed Udham Singh married US girl, had 2 sons: Scholar
Sangrur, July 29
Though Shaheed Udham Singh, who shot dead a former Lt Governor of
Punjab, Sir Michael F. O’Dwyer, on March 13, 1940 in Caxton Hall,
London, to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre after 21 years, had two
sons, but many people do not know anything about this aspect of the life
of the great martyr of the nation.
18 sitting Congress councillors
Patiala, July 29
The Congress packed some major surprises in its list for the municipal
corporation (MC) elections slated to be held on August 8. The list was
announced late yesterday. As many as 18 sitting councillors have been
denied tickets and a number of new and inexperienced faces have been fielded in
SAD-BJP activists in tug of war
Abohar, July 29
The tug of war going on between SAD and BJP activists yesterday took a fresh turn when some BJP workers rallied around five persons who had been handed over to the police here last evening by some commission agents. They succeeded in getting them freed.
Fazilka, July 29
Under the Badal government’s scheme to provide subsidised atta
(wheat flour) and dal (pulses) to poor families, blue-coloured ration
cards were distributed in the district at nearby Beganwali village by
Surjit Kumar Jyani, MLA and vice- president of the state unit of the
Villages sweat it out for atta-dal
Khanpur (Kharar), July 29
Members of 306 families of Khanpur village had a tough time today
sweating it out in the queue for blue cards, issued by the government
to beneficiaries of atta-dal scheme. All families, converged at
village dharamshala, were kept waiting for three to four hours before being
informed that the distribution of cards has been cancelled.
Attack on DDPO
Bajwa for CM’s intervention
Amritsar, July 29
Former public works department minister Partap Singh Bajwa today sought intervention of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal as law and order situation had worsened in the state, alleged
Dera Chief’s Arrest
SGPC chief seeks Haryana govt’s help
Pathankot, July 29
SGPC chief Avtar Singh has sought cooperation of the Haryana government in getting the Dera Sacha Sauda chief arrested after proper investigation. He said the dera chief would be dealt with strictly and his arrest made soon to avoid any untoward incident in the near future.
Women in narcotics trade worries police
Abohar, July 29
The police is worried over the major participation of women in the narcotics trade in the region. DSP Parampal Singh confirmed today that four women, all from the neighbouring Malout area, were yesterday arrested under the NDPS Act and four of them belonged to the same village
Kohli’s family claims his innocence
‘We have lost faith in
Chandigarh, July 29
“We have lost faith in Indian judiciary and the government as well.
In fact, we feel ashamed to be Indians.” This is how family members
of Maninder Singh Kohli, who was extradited to England on July 28,
reacted today. Kohli was handed over to the British police and would
be tried for the rape and murder of Hannah Foster, a British student.
Jagjit Singh Kohli, father of Maninder, at his residence at Sector 44, Chandigarh.
— Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
Driver averts boy’s abduction
Tarn Taran, July 29
Four armed persons attempted to abduct an eight-year-old schoolboy of Saint Kabir Public School,
Dasuwal, last evening. The boy was on way to home in the school van. However, the alert driver foiled the attempt.
JEs threaten stir
Gurdaspur, July 29
Up in arms against the state government for ignoring them for promotion,
42 junior engineers of the Irrigation Department have sought the same as
per the decision of the Supreme Court. Being members of the AMIE (India)
Engineers Association, Punjab, they have demanded that the government
should follow the rules in promoting the department’s junior engineers
(JEs) to sub-divisional engineers (SDEs).
Trade unionists take out march
Hoshiarpur, July 29
Activists of the joint action committee of national trade unions led by
convener Harmuni Singh, Rajesh Thapa, president, Punjab Nirman Mazdoor
Union Ganga Parshad, Mangat Ram, vice- president of the Paper Mill
Workers Mazdoor Union, today held a march here against alleged
corruption in the state’s Labour and Employment Department.
Rs 15.50 lakh SIM card owner goes into hiding
Ludhiana, July 29
The Rs 15.50 lakh SIM card owner, Amit Malhotra, has reportedly gone into hiding along with his family. Their residence, a mere 50 sq yard house in
Haibowal, is lying locked since last evening.
Municipal councillors on holiday
Bassi Pathana, July 29
A majority of the municipal councillors of MC, Bassi Pathana, are away
to the hills to enjoy the hospitality of the presidential candidate. These
councillors are on the fun trip since the agenda for the election to
the post of president, to be held on July 30, was issued by the deputy