Amritsar to host next national youth fest
New Delhi, July 8
The Centre today okayed Amritsar as the venue for the national youth festival of 2009. The proposal had earlier been submitted by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh
Badal, who wanted the Centre to support its case for holding the next youth festival in Punjab.
Goods train engine catches fire
Anandpur Sahib, July 8
The engine of a goods train carrying coal towards Nangal caught fire near Lang Majri village here today at 12 noon. The incident led to the disruption of rail traffic on the route and delaying of three passenger trains.
Probe against school director
Faces charges of paper-checking, fund irregularities
Amritsar, July 8
Deputy commissioner-cum-chairman of the local Sant Singh Sukha Singh Senior Secondary School management committee
K.S. Pannu has instituted an inquiry committee, headed by former vice-chancellor
H.S. Soch, to look into the complaints of alleged paper marking and financial irregularities in the school.
‘Enact law on population control’
Sangrur, July 8
Expressing concern over the increasing population of the country, the Punjab Population Control Committee has urged the Centre to table a Bill in Parliament on stringent measures to control the population.
CII, WWF to hold talks on rivers
Chandigarh, July 8
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has invited a delegation of the CII and the World Wildlife Fund
(WWF) to discuss the issue of sustainability of the rivers in Punjab.
Jawan killed in Kabul blast cremated
Kanwan (Gurdaspur), July 8
Thousands were present at the cremation of Ajay Pathania, a resident here and head constable of the Indian Tibet Border Police
(ITBP), who died in a blast near the Indian Embassy in Kabul, in his village here today.
3 killed in bus-auto collision
Amritsar, July 8
Three persons, including two women, were killed and seven injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a three-wheeler on the
Amritsar-Lahore road, near the BSF headquarters, here this morning. The bus, which was going towards the Attari border, crushed the three-wheeler, which was overloaded with passengers. A police ambulance, meanwhile, provided timely help by taking the injured to hospital.