Vigyan sammelan concludes at LPU
Jalandhar:The third Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan and Expo-2012 concluded at the Lovely Professional University (LPU) on Sunday. Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil presided over the last day function. In the morning plenary session, noted environmentalist Sant Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal spoke on the need to protect natural resources.
Madhopur-Beas link to remain closed
Chandigarh:The Madhopur-Beas Link (MB Link) canal will remain closed from October 15 for 23 days as work is under way for the protection of Abadi village and agricultural land on the both side of MB Link creek. The irrigation department said a notification in this regard has been issued. The decision to close the canal has been taken keeping in view the pleasing weather and after due regard to status of crops.
Ex-Cong MLA in TMC, to contest from Una
Shimla:Former Congress MLA O P Rattan on Sunday joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and will contest the Assembly elections from Una his home constituency and from where he was elected in 2003. Rattan was contender for the Congress ticket from Una but the national party chose new face face Satpal Raijada. The party has finalised its first list, which include Rattan and former state BSP president Baldev Singh, who has been fielded from Chintpurni in Una district. Other candidates include Pramod Sharma, a former congress leader contesting from Theog, Ram Swaroop (Kasauli), Sanjay Fanda (Haroli), Shakuntla Kashyap (Balh), Rangi Ram Bhati (Pacchad), Neelam Kumari ( Baijnath) and Rajeev Jamwal (Palampur).
‘Bypolls reflection of Cong unpopularity’
Chandigarh:Terming the poor performance of Congress in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha by-polls as the reflection of simmering anger of people against the Congress-led UPA government, Punjab cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the people’s verdict has shown that Rahul Gandhi’s dream of becoming the Prime Minister would never come true. Majithia said that the defeat of Uttarkhand Chief Minister’s son at Tehri and a narrow win for President Pranab Mukherjee’s son at Jangipur are proof that the Congress’ days at the Centre are numbered.