Sunday, September 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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BJP to field candidates with clean image
Bathinda, September 1
The Punjab BJP leadership has decided to field only those candidates in the coming Assembly elections who had clean image to send right signals to the electorate. To accomplish this goal, some changes in the list of sitting MLAs may take place.

Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, Punjab BJP president, examining the injuries suffered by BJP municipal councillor Krishan Kumar Garg Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, Punjab BJP president, examining the injuries suffered by BJP municipal councillor Krishan Kumar Garg when he was allegedly beaten up in the municipal council hall on August 28.

System to monitor PRTC buses
Patiala, September 1
High tech monitoring of passenger buses is likely to become a reality with the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) in the process of inviting tenders for the installation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) on its buses which will be used to keep a tap on Corporation buses.

No salary even after six months
Bathinda, September 1
Even as the government has been celebrating the current year as women’s empowerment year, Mrs Ritu, a teacher at the Government School for Boys at Goniana Mandi, 15 km from here, has been driven from pillar to post to get salary due to her for the past six months.




Pak intruder killed
Amritsar, September 1
An unidentified Pakistani infiltrator was killed by BSF jawans at a railway crossing gate, Roarnwala, near Attari. A wrist watch, a cigarette packet, eight stitched suits and Pakistani currency worth Rs 91 were found on him.


Congress to grow ideology cell
Ludhiana, September 1
The AICC has embarked upon a new programme aimed at roping in the country’s intelligentsia. About a month ago, the party constituted an ideological cell, Vichar Vibagh, headed by Mr Ashwani Kumar, former Additional Solicitor-General of India.

Pension certificates ‘bartered’ for votes
Bathinda, September 1
The district unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has alleged large-scale bunglings in giving of the social security pensions. Only those were given the pension who had affiliation with the ruling party, it alleged.

Panthic Morcha to stage dharna
Sangrur, September 1
The district unit of the Panthic Morcha has decided to stage a dharna on September 12 in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here to protest against the statement of the Union Home Minister with regard to providing amnesty to Punjab Police officials and some other issues, including river water and voting right to Sehajdharis in the SGPC elections.


Residents cry for development
Amritsar, September 1
New Partap Nagar, Partap Nagar and other neighbouring areas continue to remain neglected by the tenure of consecutive governments, allege residents of the area. This was clear from the fact that the areas did not have metalled roads and the sewerage was non-existent. The residents claim to have never seen the streetlights in the area.

Women police stations fail to click
Amritsar, September 1
Even as the Punjab Director-General of Police (DGP), Mr Sarabjit Singh, has admitted that the women police stations had not come up to the expectations of the Police Department, a cross section of people contacted by this correspondent endorsed the failure of these police stations.

PNFC workers booked for blocking traffic
Ropar, September 1
The Nangal police has registered cases against eight Punjab National Fertilisers and Chemicals (PNFC) Ltd workers for blocking traffic on the Nangal Dam bridge and illegally detaining a PSIDC Senior Accounts Officer, Mr Manjit Singh. The workers, on August 28, had disrupted the traffic on the said bridge for about five hours to protest against the non-payment of their dues.

Ravi Kant murder case: police failure resented
Dhuri, September 1
On a call given by the Ravi Kant murder member Action Committee, hundreds of activists, including women of various local Trade Unions, Employee Unions, Political Parties, Beopar Mandal and Social Organisations blocked road traffic and staged a dharna on the busy Dhuri-Sangrur road here today for two hours to protest against police failure to arrest the killers of a local youth Ravi Kant (17), who allegedly was kidnapped from here on August 14 and later his body was found in a canal near the Sangrur Police Lines. 

‘Sudden death on field preventable’
Patiala, September 1
A seminar on ‘Sudden Cardiac Death Among Athletes’ was held in the Department of Medicine of the local Government Medical College today. The seminar was organised to generate awareness among doctors on new subjects and sports medicine.

Ultrasound centres to be registered
Patiala, September 1
The Advisory Committee, that was formed under the Pre-Natal Determination Test (PNDT) Act of 1994, has decided to register all ultrasound centres of the city.

200 participate in ‘Women Convention’
Teera (Kharar), September 1
About 200 women participated in a one-day ‘Women Convention’ organised by Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), SAS Nagar, here yesterday. The convention was organised in collaboration with Social Welfare Department of Majri unit, Punjab, a press release by the Director of the JSS said.

Devotees throng Sodal mela
Jalandhar, September 1
Thousands of devotees from all over Northern India thronged Baba “Sodal” mela which began after the performance of religious ceremonies like “pooja and hawan” here today.


Farmers observe “fields day”
Bathinda, September 1
A “Farmers Fields’ Day” was observed near Lal Singh Basti of the city in which farmers of the area participated in large numbers.


Girdawari ordered in 19 flood-hit villages
Sangrur, September 1
A special girdawari has been ordered by the District Collector, Mr Sarvjit Singh, to assess the losses to the standing crops in 19 villages of Moonak subdivision which were hit by flood following breaches in the Ghaggar in July and August this year.

Rs 2.58 cr sanctioned for Kharar villages
Kharar, September 1
The Punjab Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 2 crore 58 lakh for various development works in villages of Kharar Assembly constituency and Rs 60 lakh for Kharar Municipal Committee. This amount would be disbursed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, at a sangat darshan programme which would be organised this month.


NRI stabbed to death
Jalandhar, September 1
An NRI was stabbed to death by some unidentified persons at Sangalsohl village near here in the wee hours today. The incident has terrified the residents of this small village.

Warrants against DSP, ASI
Mansa, September 1
Mr Harbhajan Lal, DSP, Vigilance Bureau, Patiala, obtained non-bailable warrants (NBW) against Mr Mukand Singh Mallhi, DSP (Commando) posted at Majitha, and ASI Pawan Kumar Sharma from the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate today, in connection with a case registered against them under Section 466, 467, 468, 471, 186, 187 and 120-B, IPC for tampering with police record to help Head Constable Tej Ram in a corruption case.


PCCTU rally against college
Ferozepore, September 1
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) organised a state-level rally here yesterday in protest against the management of a local college. The rally started from Guru Nanak College and ended in front of the residence of the Irrigation Minister, Mr Janmeja Singh Sekhon, an alleged supporter of the principal and the management of the college.

Knowledge tech seminar
Patiala, September 1
The Gurtech Computer Centre organised the ‘Second Knowledge Tech 2001’ at the auditorium of Academy of Sikh Religion and Culture here today. The seminar- cum-exhibition was organised by the State Bank of Patiala, Model Town branch.


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