A decade may have passed but the words of a Punjab Police inspector still haunt him and remind him how difficult it is to get justice in the state. The inspector had told him: "Comrade, tu ki karenga, naare maar levenga, dharne layenga, mere upar koye asar nahi hona.
The dispute over the possession of various historical sites at the ancient Ram Tirath temple was amicably resolved on Wednesday following the intervention of the Punjab government.
Since the construction of the Shahpur Kandi dam project, being undertaken by Punjab, was stopped by Jammu and Kashmir on August 29, Punjab has already lost Rs.
13 crore as penalty (Rs 1 crore every day) to be paid to the construction company for stopping the work.
A decade may have passed but the words of a Punjab Police inspector still haunt him and remind him how difficult it is to get justice in the state. The inspector had told him: “Comrade, tu ki karenga, naare maar levenga, dharne layenga, mere upar koye asar nahi hona (Comrade, what can you do. Raise slogans? Sit on dharna? It won’t affect me).
The campaign to seal illegal hotels here resumed on Tuesday, with fresh notices issued to the owners of the remaining 104 inns. However, now suggestions and objections are invited from all in 30 days.
The autopsy of army jawan Jaswinder Singh of Raiya village in Fatehgarh Sahib district, who had shot self with his service weapon on Monday, was on Tuesday conducted at the civil hospital here.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Tuesday dispatched its first instalment of the flood-relief material by air to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. Spice Jet will ship the material free of cost, for which SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar has thanked the airlines and its manager Deepak Anand.
The Punjab government on Monday failed in its attempt to carry out the Punjab and Haryana high court orders and restore the possession of Dhuna Sahib and two other disputed sites at the ancient Ram Tirath shrine here to mahant Baldev Giri.
Even as nine people were killed on Friday in incidents of roof collapse triggered by incessant rain in the region, occupants of unsafe buildings in the walled city have approached a local court seeking a stay on demolition of their dwellings by the miunicipal corporation
Incessant rain has not only wreaked havoc on civilians, but has equally troubled the Border Security Force (BSF), especially in the Gurdaspur sector, where a fence was damaged and water entered into several duty points.
Even as water has started receding in the swollen Ravi, trouble of the flood-hit residents of six border villages seems to be everlasting. The water level reduced by 10 feet in the Ravi on Monday.
With an aim to discourage female foeticide, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has announced to hand over a 'shagun' of `1,000 to every girl child born at SGPC-run Ram Das Charitable Hospital at the time of birth.
In yet another incident of ATM robbery, miscreants ran away with `26 lakh after breaking open an automated teller machine of State Bank of India (SBI) in Rajasansi on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
Increasing water level of Basantar drain - which flows down from Pakistan to merge into the Ravi in the Indian Territory has wreaked havoc in villages along the Indo-Pak border in Dera Baba Nanak sector.The drain has not only swept away pavement of pukka roads, but more than 500 villagers were also stuck.
Apprehending tension over a piece of land at the ancient Ram Tirath shrine near here, police have increased the security of the mahant to whom the Punjab and Haryana high court has given the possession.