Polio drops must for Haj pilgrims
Malerkotla, September 8
The local administration here has failed to inform the general public regarding the recent decision of the Saudi Arabia government regarding polio immunisation for their visa clearance. According to information, the Saudi Arabia government has made it mandatory for Haj pilgrims to undergo polio immunisation to get their visas cleared for Haj. Although the letter has been sent by the local administration to senior medical officers of the Civil Hospital to ensure that all Hajis were given polio drops, no advertisement has been published to make the general public aware regarding this.
BJP workers pour out heart to Sood
Bathinda, September 8
A large number of BJP workers today vent their ire before forest minister and
senior BJP leader Tikshan Sood who was here to attend a Vana Mahotsava function
organised at Tungwali village. The workers included office-bearers of the
district unit of the party.
Mann to approach EC
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 8
The SAD (Mann) today decided to approach the Election Commission to formally
rename the party as the SAD (A). This decision was taken during a meeting
attended by all office-bearers and members of the party.
10 pc seats for rural students in law varsity
For treating female foeticide as murder
Patiala, September 8
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today termed female foeticide equivalent to murder. He called upon the judiciary and lawyers to ask the National Law Commission to recommend amendment to provisions of the Indian Panel Code
(IPC) to equate female foeticide with murder.
Radiotherapy unit proposed
Chandigarh, September 8
Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences, Faridkot, has submitted a proposal to the union government for setting up an oncology wing and radiotherapy unit at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital,
Faridkot, an area where the number of cancer patients is very high.
They went with green dreams, but returned dejected
Ludhiana, September 8
At least 70 Indian workers, who returned from Kuwait to Ludhiana, have accused their employer of fraud and harassment. All of them were employed with the Sahar Al-Raola trading company through agents in New Delhi and
Khalsa Heritage Project
Govt yet to select agency for designing exhibit gallery
Anandpur Sahib, September 8
As the stipulated period (December) for completing the Anandpur Sahib Khalsa Heritage Project is nearing, the state government is yet to decide the agency that will design an exhibit gallery and museum of this coveted project.
Dhindsa gives Rs 30 lakh to 25 panchayats
Sandaur (Malerkotla), September 8
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP from Sangrur Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa will in the Lok Sabha seek Rs 1,400 minimum support price
(MSP) of wheat.
Villagers reject MLA’s offer
Abohar, September 8
Farmers today turned down a mediation offer from former BJP MLA Ram Kumar Goyal and insisted on solving the problem arisen over the sharing of canal water in “their own way”. Warring factions of farmers continued the dharna near the “jhaal” of Jandwala Hanuvanta village, near the inter-state border, in this subdivision. Earlier, senior subdivisional administrative and police officials had tried to intervene.
Women prisoners in pitiable condition
Gurdaspur, September 8
Scores of women are living pitiable lives in different jails of the state and a majority of them are behind bars even after their punishment period is over. There are many families in jails and their children are deprived of education and other facilities in the absence of their parents, disclosed Amarjit Kaur
Bhullar, member, Punjab Women Commission, Chandigarh, who visited the Gurdaspur jail here on Thursday.
Pack of six adds Panther punch to Chhatbir
Banur, September 8
Kinnar could have done without this journey. At his growling best, the 10-year-old panther, one of the six new possessions of the MC Chhatbir Zoological Park, is not making any bones about his uneasiness.