Thursday, June 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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Teacher appointed on fake degree?
Bathinda, June 6
The lure for B.Ed, which has of late become one of the most sought after degrees, has also increased the operations of various notorious elements who are running shops and offering fake degrees for minting money.

One held for making spurious spices
Bathinda, June 6
Beware while shopping in the town and its surrounding areas, as you may end up buying fake goods being sold under reputed brands.
Police officials conduct a raid on a spice factory in Bathinda on Wednesday.
Police officials conduct a raid on a spice factory in Bathinda on Wednesday. 
— Tribune photo Kulbir Beera

Administrative complex for Hoshiarpur
Hoshiarpur is one of Punjab’s important cities which came into existence about 100 years ago. During the British regime the district courts complex, consisting of the judicial courts and the offices of the Deputy Commissioner and other officers, was constructed in the Civil Lines area. 

Doda migrants want say in talks
Amritsar, June 6
Close on the heels of the proposed visit of the Chief Executive of Pakistan, Gen Pervez Musharraf, victims of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism uncovered their wounds for all to see.

Bluestar haunts people
Amritsar, June 6
Even after 17 years, people have not forgotten Operation Bluestar. Devraj, a textile merchant, residing opposite the Golden Temple, recalls that partial curfew was clamped areawise for the evacuation of residents from around the temple premises.





  Property transfer law being ‘amended’
Gurdaspur, June 6
Mr Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Revenue Minister, talking to this correspondent on Monday at Kahnuwan, 15 km from here, said the law of inheritance regarding the transfer of property, including land and house, to a blood relation by way of sale was being amended.


SHSAD expels Dhanaula
Sangrur, June 6
A former loyalist of Mr Surjit Singh Barnala and the general secretry of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) Mr Gurinder Pal Singh Dhanaula, has been expelled from the SHSAD by Mr Surjan Singh Thekedar, acting president of the party, for his anti-party activities and violation of party norms.

Bajwa to probe Cong unit affairs
Chandigarh, June 6
Taking cognizance of happenings in the District Congress Committee, Mansa, Capt Amarinder Singh, president, PPCC, has deputed Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa, general secretary, PPCC, to inquire into these and submit his report in a couple of days.

Inderjeet was ‘not SJP member’
Bathinda, June 6
Mr Gian Chand Joshi, general secretary of the Samajwadi Janata Party, (SJP), Punjab, on Tuesday said Mr Inderjeet Singh Fauji, who had joined the Dalit Sena party on Sunday, was not a member of the SJP.

AICC secy to visit Punjab
Chandigarh, June 6
To mobilise the party machinery in Punjab for the ensuing Assembly elections, the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) has decided to send its secretary, Ms Nirmala Shekhawat, to the state from June 8 to 13, it was stated here today. 


Parthenium posing health hazard
Ropar, June 6
With recent rains lowering the temperature, the parthenium weed (congress grass) has become a menace in the district. The lackadaisical attitude of the Municipal Council and the district authorities towards containing the weed has been exposing the local residence to health hazards.

IMA to launch anti-pollution drive
Sangrur, June 6
On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to launch an awareness campaign against smoking and pollution: for the general public, especially students of schools and colleges, from July 1.

No need for new law, says IMA
Hoshiarpur, June 6
The proposed Punjab Regulation of Clinical Establishments Bill-2001 has not been welcomed by members of the I.M.A., Punjab, and other medical organisations.

School students participate in nagar kirtan held on the eve of Gurpurb at Patiala.
School students participate in nagar kirtan held on the eve of Gurpurb at Patiala. — Photo Subhash Patialvi

Cycle path under construction
Patiala, June 6
In an initiative aimed to tackle the increasing traffic on the Lower Mall, the military cantonment authorities have started work on the construction of a cycle path between Thikriwala Chowk and Major Manvendra Singh Chowk.

3 Kapurthala youths to get awards
Kapurthala, June 6
Three local youths, members of the local Rotaract Club, were selected to represent the country for receiving international youth awards in a conference which will be organised in the USA, according to Dr Swaranjit Dhawan, president of the club.

Book on Bhagat Puran Singh
Amritsar, June 6
To commemorate the birthday of Bhagat Puran Singh, founder of the All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society, here, a book on the life of the great missionary, “Safal Bhai Yatra”, written by Principal Narinder Singh Soch was released by renowned eye surgeon Dr Daljit Singh.

Pharmacists’ rally on June 10
Sangrur, June 6
Hundreds of pharmacists, working in government hospitals and health centres, will participate in a state-level rally at Lambi on June 10 in protest against the non-implementation of their long-pending demands.

Millers threaten stir
Patiala, June 6
The Punjab Rice Millers Association today threatened to launch statewide strike if the government did not withdraw arbitration cases registered against millers within one month.

SHSAD hails boycott decision
Bathinda, June 6
Mr Ishatpal Singh Khialiwala, General Secretary of the Bathinda district unit of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) today welcomed the decision of the members of the youth clubs of the district to boycott functions of an MLA belonging to the ruling party for his alleged derogatory remarks against them.

Tricycles given to physically challenged
Bathinda, June 6
The District Red Cross Society gave tricycles to 112 handicapped persons at a function held here today. The function was presided over by Mr Jaspal Singh, Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman District Red Cross Society.

Market building safe: association
Bathinda, June 6
Shopkeepers of the local Gole Diggi Market have claimed that the building housing the shops is safe.

Prophet’s birth anniversary celebrated
Hoshiarpur, June 6
Displaying a rare gesture of solidarity and brotherhood, hundreds of Muslims, Sikhs and Christians jointly celebrated the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad during a function organised by the Sarb Dharam Sadhbhawana Committee at the local Jama Masjid last evening.


BBMB releases more water for irrigation
Ludhiana, June 6
The Bhakra and Beas Management Board (BBMB) has started releasing more water from the reservoir to enable the beneficiary states to meet irrigation needs, as a result of this enhanced releases of water, the power generation from Bhakra power complex has also increased.


Govt to simplify mode of granting SC certificates
Jalandhar, June 6
In a decision aimed at saving people belonging to the Schedule Castes from harassment in government offices, the Punjab Government has decided to simplify the procedure of granting Schedule Caste certificates and hand over these to students in government schools.


Gurdwara land ‘trespassed’
Tarn Taran, June 6
A case under Sections 307, 447 and 353 of the IPC was registered against 30 persons of Tharu village for forcibly tilling about 20 acres belonging to the village gurdwara.

4 of family murdered in property dispute
Ferozepore, June 6
Four members of a family were killed last night by some unidentified persons with sharp-edged weapons. 

Fake travel agents booked
Hoshiarpur, June 6
Three cases of cheating by so-called travel agents including one police constable, were registered by the Tanda police of the district yesterday.

Father held on rape charge
Batala, June 6
The Sri Hargobindpur police today arrested Subedar Baldev Singh (retd) on the charge of raping his teenaged daughter at Harchowal village in Punjab today.

10,000 looted from petrol station
Sangrur, June 6
Three persons looted a petrol station at gunpoint at Kup Khurd village near Ahmedgarh last night.

Two Bihari workers hurt in attack
Kapurthala, June 6
Two Bihari migrant labourers sustained bullet injuries when they were fired at by two scooter-borne persons at Rajapur village on the Kalasingia road last night.


Punjabi varsity to offer degrees in IT
Chandigarh, June 6
Punjabi University has announced the establishment of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Institute of Information Technology at its campus at Patiala, on the occasion of the bicentennial coronation celebrations of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Summer camps to keep kids busy
Bathinda, June 6
Many schools in the city are holding summer camps for students during vacations, the motive being to keep the students happy and busy in the vacations in a purposeful way.


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