* Members of Surjit Singh Barnala’s family have approached the acting Jathedar of Akal Takht, Singh Sahib Darshan Singh to find ways for his readmission to the fold of Sikhism.

* Naveen Chopra (35), who was to take charge of the just acquired submarine from West Germany, committed suicide by shooting himself.

* The prices of residential sites in S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) have shot up. An eight maria plot is available for one lakh rupees.

* Leaders of Sangursh Samiti of Amritsar have submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister saying that Hindus had started migrating from Punjab again.

* Congress (I) members and other senior leaders of Rupar demanded the dismissal of the Barnala government and imposition of the Governor’s rule in the State.

* The Swedish radio correspondent had said in newspaper interviews that some payoffs had been made to Indian parties in installments and some installments were pending. He also said that he had evidence of these payments and he would disclose this at an appropriate time. * Mr. Daljit Singh I.A.S. (Retd.) said at Patiala that the Kartarpur Bir is the original Adi Granth comprised by the fifth Guru in 1604 A.D. * India has conveyed its unhappiness to the U.S.A. over the decision of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee to aid cut by a third American development assistance during 1988. * The eminent Punjabi writer, Sant Singh Sekhon did not accept the Padam Shri Award to protest against the government’s refusal to hand over Chandigarh to Punjab and release of Jodhpur Jail detainees.

He would not accept any award from the government till these demands were conceded.

Article extracted from this publication >>  May 15, 1987