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Capt Amarinder SinghCM seeks report on rice scam
Bathinda, June 21
The Chief Minister, Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said he had sought a report from the district police in connection with the export rice diversion scam, which allegedly took place in the city, and added that the matter would be dealt with according to the report.

Punjab to move SC on river water issue
Talwandi Sabo, June 21
In a significant statement which could have far-reaching consequences, the Chief Minister of Punjab, said the Punjab Government would approach the Supreme Court through a writ petition for judicial division of river waters between Punjab and Haryana and the SYL canal could be used for bringing the surplus water which Haryana had been consuming for the past many years back to Punjab.

Banks ignore small farmers
Ludhiana, June 21
The Agro Economic Research Centre of the Punjab Agricultural University, recently conducted a study on indebtedness of farmers for the Ministry of Agriculture. The study threw up some shocking facts. The small and marginal farmers whose number is the largest lent their holdings are small in the state get merely mere 27.02 per cent of the total agricultural credit.



  Govt seeks reports on sangat darshan funds
Ferozepore, June 21
The Punjab Government has sought detailed written reports before July 10, 2002, from all Deputy Commissioners of the state to submit these in the high court regarding the utilisation of funds disbursed by the previous SAD-BJP government during ‘sangat darshan’ programmes in their five-year tenure.

Punjab Police team to discuss crook’s business
Chandigarh, June 21
Top academic’s financial experts, law enforcement and intelligence officials, bankers and policemen — including Mr Sarabjit Singh and Mr Jyoti Trehan (both from Punjab Police) — shall meet at Jesus College, one of the oldest and medieval colleges of the University of Cambridge in England from September 8 to September 15 to concentrate on putting the crooks out of business.

Trust takes up cudgels for accused

SAS Nagar, June 21
The Khalsa Panchayat today described the arrest of two youths, Amandeep Singh and Mahavir Singh, by the Moga police on a charge of a conspiracy to kill controversial Baba Bhaniarewala, as false and concocted story.

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Graduation must for jathedars
Amritsar, June 21
The subcommittee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will meet on June 28 in Chandigarh to discuss the draft of the Sikh Gurdwara Bill, 1999, which proposes that the jathedars of Takhts and the Head Granthi, Golden Temple, should be graduates.

Excise staff not to work on holidays
Chandigarh, June 21
Alleging that the recent death of Mr K.S. Sahota, Excise and Taxation Officer posted at Gurdaspur, was caused by “stressful working conditions” in the state’s main revenue-earning department, virtually all employees posted at Ludhiana — from drivers to ETOs — have decided not to work on forthcoming holidays — June 22 to June 24 — and restrict office work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all working days.

Sukhbir Badal booked
Chandigarh, June 21

Former punjab chief minister’s son Sukhbir Singh Badal among others was today booked on the charge of attempt to kill a photographer during the 1999 Lok Sabha elections in the Faridkot constituency.


Probe corruption charges against Cong men also: BJP
Chandigarh, June 21
The Congress Government in Punjab should not target only its political opponents but also institute cases against its own corrupt partymen, says Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, President of the Punjab unit of the BJP, expressing concern over irgoring complaints of serious corruption charges against Congress men in the State.


SPOs without pay for 6 months
Bathinda, June 21
For about 250 Special Police Officers in this district, life has been a misery over the past six months. The administration has been unable to pay their salaries, leaving them to fend for themselves.

Police allowed to record Ravi Sidhu’s arrest
Ropar, June 21
Mr Kuldip Singh, in charge Sessions Judge, Ropar, today ordered the police that it, if so desired, could record the formal arrest of Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, suspended Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission, present in the court, under Sections 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC.

700 colonies to be regularised
Jalandhar, June 21
Acceding to the demands of private colonisers and residents, PUDA authorities have decided to regularise about 700 “illegal” colonies in Jalandhar and will introduce a single-window scheme for allotment of licences to private colonisers.

2,829 posts in schools abolished
Chandigarh, June 21
Responding to a question of Congress MLAs Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi and Mr Joginder Singh Mann, in the Punjab Assembly today, Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said the Government had stopped payment of pension sanctioned to 767 persons, who had participated in Morchas against emergency, Punjabi suba, Kapoori Morcha and Sis Ganj Gurdwara Morcha by the previous government.

DSP, 3 cops booked
Faridkot, June 21
Under the direction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the local police has registered a case under Sections 192, 201, 420, 465, 466, 468, 471 and 120B of the IPC and Section 7, 13 and 2 D against eight persons, including three junior police officers and a DSP, for tampering with police record and indulging in corrupt practices.

Rs 1.2 cr meant for pensions recovered
Amritsar, June 21
A whopping Rs 1.20 crore meant for old-age pensions, left “inoperative” in various banks, has been recovered by the Social Securities Department. Mr Gian Singh Bal, ADC in charge of pensions, said the amount had been lying unclaimed for the past about one year.

Suicide case: JTOs go on fast
Amritsar, June 21
The Junior Telecom Officers’ Association yesterday decided to go on indefinite strike in protest against the inordinate delay in the registering of an FIR against officials who had allegedly forced JTO Ashok Kumar to commit suicide.


New rules to appoint Sainik Welfare Director
Chandigarh, June 21
The Punjab Government has formally framed and notified the rules pertaining to the appointment of Director, Sainik Welfare. A statutory notification in this regard was published in the official gazette last week under the signatures of Mr K. B. S. Sidhu, Secretary, Defence Services Welfare.

EC plan on MLAs’ voting
Chandigarh, June 21
The Assistant Returning Officer for the presidential election, Mr Nachhattar Singh Mavi, said yesterday that for the purpose of the election, the Election Commission has fixed the committee room of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretariat, as polling booth on July 15 for members of the Punjab Assembly.

Gram sabhas for Punjab villages
Chandigarh, June 21
The Punjab Panchayati Raj Minister, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, said in the Punjab Assembly that there was a proposal to set up gram sabhas in villages on the pattern of the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.


Teacher among 5 held
Mansa, June 21
The district police today busted a gang of robbers and solved the case of a robbery of Rs 2.80 lakh in Oriental Bank of Commerce, Bareta, on June 11. Mr Sudhanshu Shekhar Srivastva, SSP, said five members of the gang, identified as Gurmeet Singh, a teacher at DAV Public School, Bareta, Kalyan Singh and Mithu Singh of Dharampura village, Ranjodh Singh of Rode village in Moga district and Naresh Kumar, alias DC, of Budhlada have been arrested, while another member Janak Raj Sharma is absconding.

JE arrested for taking bribe
Amritsar, June 21
The Vigilance Bureau today nabbed Chanchal Singh, a Junior Engineer in the Punjab State Electricity Board, Khem Karan, for allegedly taking bribe from Mr Swarn Singh of Mastgarh here.

Inter-state gang busted, 3 held
Ropar, June 21
The Kharar police has busted an inter-state gang of swindlers and thieves by arresting three members of the gang, Vijay Kumar, Mukesh and Banti, resident of Sekar district in Rajasthan.


Fate of IT institutes hangs in balance
Patiala, June 21
The issue of the final closure and the future of the two Information Technology institutes started by the former Vice-Chancellor, Dr J.S. Ahluwalia on the Punjabi University campus here by the name of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Institute of Information Technology and the Guru Gobind Singh Institute of Information Technology at Damdama Sahib has taken a back seat as the five-member high-level committee constituted by the Acting VC, Dr N.S. Rattan, to look into the matter has failed to hold a meeting on the issue.

Saroj’s suspension revoked
Patiala, June 21
Punjabi University today revoked the suspension of the Head of the Fine Arts Department, Dr Saroj Rani, who is co-accused in the attempt to rape case registered against the former VC, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia.

Training disabled to be self-reliant
Patiala, June 21
For this institution, the mentally challenged are not disabled but endowed with different abilities. The Navjivani School of Special Education with 123 students on its roll, is perhaps one of the best equipped institutions in the region offering tailor-made syllabus to its students according to their learning abilities.

Annual day function
Patiala, June 21
GCS Computer Tech Pvt. Ltd. (an ISO9001:2000 institute) is holding its annual day function tomorrow at auditorium of Thapar Engineering College.

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