Vigilance giving out false facts to sway Virk’s bail plea: Son
Chandigarh, October 7
The family of arrested former Punjab DGP S.S. Virk today alleged the Punjab Vigilance Bureau was giving false information to the media to influence the pending bail application of the DGP. “ It is direct interference in the administration of justice and amounts to contempt of court”, alleged Pardeep Virk, a son of the DGP countering the claims of the VB made yesterday on bank accounts and property of the DGP.
Fighting to save their heritage or earning their livelihood, vagabonds keep their legacies alive. One such family earns its livelihood making/repairing iron tools in Bathinda on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Chemists urged to refrain from illegal activities
Nabha, October 7
Punjab Chemist Association president Surjit Mehta has called upon chemists to refrain from nefarious activities. He was addressing a state-level function of the association organised by the Nabha Chemist and Druggist Association here last night.
Doctors flay political meddling in their work
Amritsar, October 7
The Senate meeting of the PCMS Specialist Doctors Association today came in support of Dr Satya Kiran
Kapoor, senior medical officer (SMO), Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Civil Hospital, and condemned the political interference in the functioning of health services, especially related to medico-legal work and referral services.
Pathankot awaits regular SDM
Pathankot, October 7
The office of the SDM has become a defunct body in the absence of a regular
SDM. The most important subdivision of Gurdaspur district, Pathankot, has been running its administration without any administrative head since the last incumbent, Surinder Mohan Sharma, was transferred to pave way for Puneet
27th Mohammad Rafi Awards
Kavita enthrals audience
Amritsar, October 7
Well-known Bollywood playback singer Kavita Krishnamurthy enthralled the audience at the 27th Rafi Awards organised here today by the Mohammad Rafi Memorial Society to commemorate the death anniversary of the legendary singer.
The society organises a function on this day every year to give away awards to promising Hindi and Punjabi singers.
‘Punjab Jagao March’ on Oct 31
Hoshiarpur, October 7
To mark the 41st anniversary of Punjab Day, the Dal Khalsa has decided to organise a two-day “Punjab jagao march on October 31 from Amritsar, which will culminate at Hoshiarpur on Punjab Day i.e. November 1.
Wean youths off drugs, Rotarians told
Abohar, October 7
SDM N.S. Brar has regretted that Abohar is emerging as the hub of smack and poppy husk smuggling, besides gambling.
Addressing an inter-city meet of Rotary International District-3090 here this afternoon as chief guest, Brar regretted that youths were losing direction in life.
Bandh threatened over move to shift bus
Bathinda, October 7
The proposed shifting of the city bus stand continues to create a controversy here. Shopkeepers and residents living in the vicinity do not want it to be shifted.
Members of the Bus Stand Save Action Committee at a meeting held today planned to call a Bathinda bandh on October 12 from 9 am till noon.
Gymkhana club set for a makeover
Patiala, October 7
The Gymkhana and Mahendra Club of Patiala is all set for a makeover with a series of projects planned to sustain its lost glory.
Vinod Dhundia, honorary secretary of the club, said a number of projects are in the pipeline to give the club a major facelift.
Visa issue Bias by dept alleged
Amritsar, October 7
In a letter to the chairman of the Minorities Commission Balwinder Singh
Chhabal, the general secretary of the Khalra Mission Committee has alleged that the Foreign Affairs Department, dealing with Pakistan, was following discriminatory policies while allotting visas.
28 cylinders seized
Kharar, October 7
The district food supplies controller recovered 28 cylinders after conducting a raid in Balongi area today. One person was arrested. DFSC Rupinderpal
Kaur, along with a team, followed a tempo carrying the cylinders and traced them to a residential area being used as a godown to store LPG cylinders.