Fight against female foeticide
Give information, I’ll pay fee: Chawla
Jalandhar, September 7
Taking up cudgels against female foeticide and leading by example, health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla declared today that she would pay the fees of any student who provided information about such incidents in their neighbourhood. She was in Shahkot to deliver the keynote address on the occasion of a seminar on drug de-addiction organised by the administration and students of St Manu’s Convent.
Wants guilty doc booked
Amritsar, September 7
Health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla and Akali MLA Virsa Singh Valtoha have crossed swords over the question of registration of a case against Khehra Nursing Home, Valtoha, whose doctor was found “guilty” of allegedly aborting female foetuses during a surprise raid about two months ago.
Repeal Land Preservation Act: Ex-forest secretary
Says govt impeding Naya Gaon’s development
Chandigarh, September 7
Even as the forest department is raising a hue and cry over the need to retain the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA), none other than a former forest secretary has sought repealing of the Act to check its “misuse” by interested parties.
Students stage play ‘Hamare Hain Kaun’ written and directed by Balwant Thakur and organised by the Patiala Kala Parishad at the Government College for Girls auditorium in Patiala on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
Forest policy soon: Sood
Ferozepur, September 7
The state government will soon formulate its own forest policy for which a high-level committee, under the additional principal chief conservator of forests, has been constituted whose recommendations were expected soon, minister for medical education research and forests Tikshan Sood said this while talking to mediapersons here today.
Kerosene scam busted
Chandigarh, September 7
S.P. Singh, director, food, and his team claim to have busted a kerosene scam in the border areas of Punjab following two-day raids in Amritsar.
Villagers block traffic over ‘murder’
Pathankot, September 7
Irate over the alleged murder of Raghubir Sharma (22) residents of Tharial village blocked the
Pathankot-Jammu highway on the Ravi bridge at Madhopur, near here, today. They staged a dharna on the Ravi bridge, thus disrupting the vehicular traffic for over two hours.
Residents of Tharial village block the Pathankot-Jammu highway at Madhopur village on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Bharat Bhushan Dogra
Villagers jam traffic
Bathinda, September 7
Hundreds of residents of Jeeda, Khemuana and Jandawala villages of this district jammed vehicular traffic on the Bathinda-Kotkapura main road today for about two hours to lodge their protest against the move of state government to include their villages in the neighbouring Faridkot district.
Youth Congress flays lathi charge on teachers
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 7
The Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress has condemned the lathi charge on teachers who were holding protests in support of
their demands on Teachers’ Day.
Banur, September 7
Famous television star Chahat Khanna who plays the lead role in TV serial “Kaajal” was pushed around by a group of hooligans at Mauli village here today. The star is here for shooting.