Marathon running is fun !
I bet that the biblical good samaritan was not as glamorous as these two ladies
Marathon running is fun !
Tribune News Service
Muktsar, April 22. Kabarwala police today rounded up former Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti along with three of his accomplices on the allegations of hurting religious sentiments and creating communal tension by uprooting a Nishan Sahib installed on the outskirts of Sarava Bodla village in Muktsar district.
However, after hours long proceedings, a compromise was reached between the villagers and the Vedanti group. No case was registered.
The Tribune – Jalandhar tragedy; 2 more contractors held, toll reaches 23; Digging pits along the foundation may have led to the mishap
Varinder Singh, Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, April 22. The toll in the Shital Fibres building collapse has gone up to 23 even as the police has arrested a contractor, his assistant and a JCB machine operator for digging 14-15 pits, each 7 ft to 8 ft deep, at an adjoining vacant plot also owned by Shital Vij.
Navjot Mahal, ADCP, has impounded the JCB machine used for digging the pits for the purpose of raising pillars. The police had already arrested Sarwan Singh, one of the builders.
“Ram Singh, contractor of the upcoming building, his assistant Hans Raj and JCB operator Jagdish were arrested last night from Lamma Pind Chowk. They have told the police that they dug several pits. Since these were dug close to the foundation, the factory might have caved in. Experts associated with the probe have also corroborated this theory,” said Navjot Mahal.
The accused were produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate Tripatjot Kaur who remanded them in police custody till April 24.
He said construction on the new unit of Shital Fibres was started about two months ago. Commissioner of Police Gaurav Yadav, it is learnt, has asked the Deputy Director (Factories) to join the investigations. He has sent letters to officials of the PSIEC, the sewerage wing and the labour department to elaborate on the rules and regulations on safety of industrial buildings.
Meanwhile, rescuers have bored holes and tunnels through the rubble to reach the adjoining factory which was sealed by the administration after it developed cracks. Additional Deputy Commissioner Parneet Bhardwaj is supervising the rescue operation along with Deputy Commissioner Priyank Bharti.
Asian Age Correspondent
New Delhi, 23 April 2012. NCP supremo and Union minister Sharad Pawar has openly pleaded for a a “non-political” person to become the next President. He suggested all parties should initiate a dialogue to find out a consensus candidate on merit who does not have political background. He raised this issue at a time when Parliament will be resuming from April 24 after the break.
Mr Pawar, a key leader of the ruling UPA, has come out with this suggestion against the backdrop of a meeting between Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s emissary Kironmoy Nanda, MP, and Trinamul Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata. They discussed the issue of the presidential election.
In Mumbai, Mr Pawar said on Sunday that a “non-political” person could be an “ideal” choice as the country’s next President.
He also denied that his party had endorsed Mr P.A. Sangma as a possible candidate for the same.
“Both the UPA and the NDA don’t have the required numbers to ensure that candidate of their choice gets elected as the next President. Hence, I feel that a non-political person can be an ideal choice,” Mr Pawar told reporters after inaugurating a girls hostel in Navi Mumbai, an agency report said. He was responding to a question on whether the NCP had suggested the name of party leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma as a possible candidate.
“We have a total of 16 MPs and know our limitations. All political parties should initiate a dialogue to find out a consensus candidate on merit who does not have political background,” Mr Pawar said, denying that the party had put forward Mr Sagma’s name. Among the non-political persons whose names are doing the round are vice-president Hamid Ansari, former governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy.
On 28 March Amarjit Kaur, Malkit Singh, Navdeep Kaur and I went to Brussel to meet with the chair and the director of GO! (Flemish community schools) and Senator Bert Anciaux in the morning and with lawyer Ines Wouters in the afternoon. I took no pictures in the Senate building.
Amarjit Kaur, Navdeep Kaur and Malkit Singh
After the successful meeting in the Senate we went to the ‘Turki Bazar’ where we all spent some money. I bought a new ‘kumbel’ for 10 Euro !
Amarjit Kaur, Navdeep Kaur, Harjinder Singh
Sikhs come in all sizes !
Rue de Brabant straat, Schaarbeek
Near Liedtsplein and Brussel Noord station, for the best bargains
Turki Bazar, Rue de Brabant straat
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Man in Blue
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 22. Jurists, academicians, former leaders and social activists have urged the Punjab government pressurise the Centre to abolish capital punishment from the statute book. During a seminar on “Hanging – A punishment or legal murder”, they also supported the adoption of a resolution in the state assembly in this regard.
The seminar was organised by BKU (Sidhupur), Punjab Manch and Internationalist Democratic Party (IDP).
Justice (retd) Kuldip Singh said capital punishment had not proved deterrent against crimes in countries like USA and China, which had been sending culprits to gallows. He said these countries had witnessed improvement in their crime rate. He said if the judicial process could be faulty in US and Britain then chances of innocents being hanged in India was likely, keeping in view the way police prepared cases and fitted in witnesses for the same.
Khalsa Mission leader Dalbir Singh observed Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s efforts to stall the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana had left the issue of capital punishment midway since he was more interested in reaping political dividends.
IDP president ID Khajuria said the hanging of a culprit was not a judicial but a political decision since hanging could not be executed until the Home Ministry or state home department gave green signal to go ahead.
Islamabad, 23 April 2012. The Supreme Court on Monday resumed the hearing of Air Martial (retd) Asghar Khan’s petition, DawnNews reported.
A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez was hearing the case.
Asghar Khan had filed the petition in 1996, accusing the ISI of financing several politicians during the 1990 elections to create the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) and prevent Benazir Bhutto’s PPP from winning. The ISI allegedly dished out Rs140 million for the purpose. The petition was based on the affidavit of former ISI chief Asad Durrani.
During the hearing, former army chief Gen (retd) Mirza Aslam Beg opposed the idea of forming a judicial commission to probe the distribution of secret funds to politicians.
Earlier, a petition was filed by Younus Habib, a main character behind the controversy and former head of the now defunct Mehran Bank, to form a judicial commission to recover to recover the money disbursed to politicians.