SAD hits back at Bhattal
Chandigarh, October 14
Launching a counter attack on Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said Punjab had suffered financially and politically because of an anti-Punjab stance taken by Congress leaders from time to time.
Bathinda cries for night bus service
Most people, who miss the last bus, depend on train service which is
available at night
Bathinda, October 14
Bathinda, heartland of Punjab's cotton belt, may boast of the biggest Railway junction of the north, but it lacks a proper public transport system.
It may sound strange but is true that last bus from here for Patiala, Chandigarh
and Delhi leaves at 7.15 pm, while the last bus for the industrial town of
Ludhiana is available at 7.45 pm.
Rationalise subsidies, says Darbari Lal
Amritsar, October 14
The growing dissention between leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bhartiya Janata Party
(BJP) over the rational economic policies will lead to economic disaster in the state.
Mann criticises govt apathy towards Gurjant’s family
Behman Jassa Singh (Bathinda), October 14
Shiromani Akali Dal (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann today alleged that the government was showing indifference towards family members of Gurjant Singh, the dismissed cop who set himself and members of his family on fire. “No official has ever visited his family members to express grief,” Mann said.
SAD (A) president Simranjit Singh Mann talks to the media at the bhog ceremony of Gurjant Singh and his daughter at Behman Jassa Singh village in Bathinda on Sunday.
—Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Id celebrated with fervour
Badal skips function; Dhindsa announces Rs 25 lakh for Idgah
Malerkotla, October 14
Extending greetings to the Muslims on Id-ul-Fitr at the Idgah here today, Punjab PWD minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa, on behalf of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, announced a grant of Rs 25 lakh for the development of the Idgah, but Badal’s absence on the occasion raised many questions. Dhindsa also announced the construction of an overbridge on the Raikot railway level crossing, at a cost of Rs 15 crore, at Malerkotla.
Rs 3 crore for development
Moga, October 14
The District Planning and Development Board released over Rs 3 crore under various developmental schemes in its meeting held here yesterday.