Tele-revolution hits Punjab
Chandigarh, September 4
Punjab is undergoing a not-so-silent revolution and it is certainly not green in
colour. The state that saw a green revolution in the 1960s and 70s is now
undergoing another one, this time in telecommunications with every second
resident having a telephone - be it mobile or landline.
Experts to help preserve rare Birs
|Amritsar, September 4
The SGPC has decided to engage the services of the Archaeological Survey of India
(ASI) to preserve more than 400 rare manuscripts, including that of holy Guru Granth Sahib, lying in the Sikh Reference Library at the Golden Temple complex here.
A file photo of holy manuscripts kept in the Sikh Reference Library, SGPC complex, that would be preserved with the help of Archaeological Survey of
3 of family drowned in water tank
Abohar, September 4
All three sons of a daily-wage earner drowned in a water tank at Killianwali village, 7 km from here on the Abohar-Hindumalkot road, yesterday. They were cremated today.
Badal Jr does a balancing act
Visits houses of rival leaders
Sangrur, September 4
Differences between the factions of Dhindsa and Barnala came to the fore once again today forcing acting president of the SAD Sukhbir Singh Badal to visit residences of Gaganjit Singh Barnala at Dhuri and Dhuri MLA Iqbal Singh Jhundan at Jhundan village, near
Amargarh. Jhundan (independent) had defeated SAD candidate from Dhuri Gaganjit Singh Barnala in the last Assembly elections.
Cong drive a big draw: Singla
Ferozepur, September 4
The membership drive launched by the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) in the state has evoked a good response as against a target of four lakh members, already eight lakh youth have expressed the desire to join the PYC. This was stated by Vijay Inder Singla, president, PYC, while talking to mediapersons here today.
Hospital staff demanding bribe, alleges wife
Mentally challenged man chained
A mentally challenged person chained in his house in
Amritsar.— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Amritsar, September 4
“Please take this man away to save my life and that of my two teenaged daughters as he wants to kill
us,” said Kiran, wife of a mentally challenged person, Sushil Kumar, here today. Sushil has been chained to a bench for the past 10 days.
Involve Haryana, HP in airport project: Khangura
Ludhiana September 4
Kila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura has urged the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to involve the Haryana and Himachal governments and the Chandigarh administration in the proposed airport project.
Boy ‘concocted’ story of tying him to horse
Jalandhar, September 4
Contrary to the initial allegations of the parents of Ithwari, a 10-year-old boy, of a Gujjar dragging him after tying him to a horse at Raowali village on Sunday morning, the district police found during investigation that the accusations were concocted to grab money from the
Sangrur-Chhittanwala road to be renamed
Sangrur, September 4
Punjab PWD minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa has announced that the Nanakana Sahib
(Sangrur)-Chhittanwala road will be named after Jathedar Nachhattar Singh
Bhalwan, who died during Operation Bluestar in Amritsar. Jathedar Bhalwan was district president of the Shiromani Akali Dal at that time.
Pak designers to vie in fashion show
Amritsar, September 4
Top Pakistani fashion designers will be vying with brands from Jaipur,
Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chandigarh for the two-day fashion forecast show here starting on September 8.The
event host and promoter of the show, Tania Chatha, said she had received an
overwhelming response from various participants from across the country and
abroad to display their products to fashion-conscious people of the city.
Donors helping hospital treat poor
Patiala, September 4
Mata Kaushalya Government Hospital is involving voluntary donors to help poor and needy patients, hospital sources disclosed here today.The
hospital authorities said voluntary donors had been extending help by
distributing medicines and giving monetary aid to the poor patients for the past
Dera man held; cases against 33
Mansa, September 4
Lilli Kumar, a functionary of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, was arrested for his alleged involvement in initiating a violent clash at Alam Pur Mandra village yesterday by holding naam charcha in his house and subsequently attacking members of the Sikh community who tried to stop it.
Dera women launch campaign
Barnala, September 4
Women followers of Dera Sacha Sauda under the banner of the Sarv Dharam Samaj Sudharak Veranganyae have launched a campaign in favour of the dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by distributing pamphlets in the Barnala area.
samiti chief thrashed
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 4
The block samiti chairman of Bassi Pathana was reportedly beaten up by
villagers for illicit ties with a woman of Bheronpur village. The
police has booked 16 villagers. The villagers attacked Gurvinder Singh
Dhillon while he was visiting one of his friends.Villagers said
Gurvinder was a married man but continued to be intimate with another
woman, despite having been warned several times against it.
Man returns kidnapped nephew
Bathinda, September 4
Jaspreet Singh (7) of Bhokra village, who was allegedly kidnapped by his uncle Jagsir Singh about three weeks ago, was handed over to the police by the accused today.
Six hurt in Janmashtami vandalism
Pathankot, September 4
At least six persons were injured when youths pelted stones on devotees during Janmashtami celebrations at a temple in
Sujanpur, near here, late last night.
12 hurt in village clash
Tribune News Service
Dera Bassi, September 4
At least 12 persons were injured in a clash at Dhanoni village near here tonight.
According to the police, two groups clashed over disconnection of electricity supply to a particular house.
The injured included Manjit Singh, Harminder Singh, Jagtar Kaur, Mohinder Kaur, Darshan Singh, Baljinder Kaur, Ajmer Kaur, Kamla, Salim and
Gurdeep. One of the groups alleged that their power connection was snapped by the opposing group and they were attacked.