Burney arrives today
Amritsar, April 1
Pakistan’s human rights activist Ansar Burney will tomorrow visit Amritsar and Bhikhiwind village of Sarabjit Singh who is on death row in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Rai Jail. He will also try to persuade Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal to release Pakistani prisoners in jails.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, SAD chief Sukhbir Badal, SGPC chief Avtar Singh and Surjit Singh Rakhra at a function to mark the death anniversary of Gurcharan Singh Tohra at Tohra village on Tuesday.
— Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar
Sukhbir says SAD reorganisation by April 14
Tohra (Patiala), April 1
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal dubbed late Akali stalwart Gurcharan Singh Tohra as one of the most powerful pillars of the Sikh
Panth, while the SAD chief Sukhbir Badal exhorted the youth to follow the ideology of simple living and high thinking propogated by
‘Secessionist’ material: Valtoha in a spot
Amritsar, April 1
Akali Dal MLA Virsa Singh Valtoha is in a fix following seizure of “secessionist material” including a handwritten and signed letter written to the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi from the office of his close confidant Varinder Pal Sharma, the suspended finance and development officer
(FDO) of Guru Nanak Dev University.
Flights suspension: Employees face uncertainity
The Pathankot civil airport wears a deserted look with the suspension of flights by Air Deccan.
— Photo by writer
Gurdaspur, April 1
With the suspension of Air Deccan flights from the Pathankot civil airport, job insecurity prevails among the employees of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and other supporting staff deployed here.
The arm(our) of religion
Workers of the SAD hold a protest outside Hall Gate,
Amritsar, on Tuesday to demand stalling of the auction of Guru Gobind Singh’s armour and urge Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take steps to bring it back to India. It is kept in the UK’s Sotheby’s Museum, where its auction is planned for April 9. Gurpreet Singh Prince, organising secretary, district unit of the SAD, said along with the auction of the
armour, some rare paintings of Sikh Gurus would also go under the hammer, which needed to be stopped.
— Photo by Vishal Kumar
40 old students join villagers to renovate alma mater
Kila Raipur, (Ludhiana), April 1
Villagers here have joined hands and given new life to the dilapidated building of Government Senior Secondary School. Crumbling walls, broken windows, rusted iron grills and worn-out floors marked more than the 75-year-old school, once a glorious institution which met the educational needs of more than 24 villages near here.
NRI’s 2nd Marriage
Points finger at police
Tarn Taran, April 1
Canada-based NRI Paramjit Singh Pannu, who had to put off his plan to re-marry at Kapurthala last Sunday after police action following a complaint by his “first wife”, has decided to raise the issue with the Canadian Embassy as he claims that he had taken a divorce from her.
Tejinder to head IAS officers
Chandigarh, April 1
Tejinder Kaur, an IAS officer of 1973 batch, has been elected president of the IAS Officers Association. She got 17 votes and becomes the first woman officer to head the body.