Saturday, January 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi




Top stories | Politics | Community | Agriculture
Crime | Education  


Minor kidney donors vanish
They had blown lid off the racket
Ludhiana, January 24
Even as the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the kidney racket has directed the district police to immediately arrest the five touts involved in the scam, active in Ludhiana, the investigations may face a major stumbling block with the three main complainants against the key accused agent, Amritpal, have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

Declare kidney scamsters POs: cops
Jalandhar, January 24
To put pressure on the doctors and other accused in the Rs 100-crore kidney racket who are on the run to surrender before the Special Investigation Team (SIT), the Punjab police will approach the court to get them declared proclaimed offenders for their failure to join ongoing investigation despite issuance of summons in this regard.

Badal denies taking 1 cr in kidney racket
Mansa, January 24
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president SAD and former Chief Minister, Punjab, yesterday criticised Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, for his failure to take action against politicians and bureaucrats indulging in immoral activities.

Fiscal reforms restore smile to Punjab
Chandigarh, January 24
The Punjab Finance Department has reasons to smile as things are looking up deep structural imbalances persist. This is consequent to the fiscal reforms it had initiated in the current year Budget.

Revenue Patwaris’ selection hangs fire
Barnala, January 24
Thirtysix handicapped candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in a written test conducted on August 11, 2000 for 12 posts of Revenue Patwaris are still waiting for the completion of the selection process.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Children rehearse yoga skills
Children rehearse yoga skills for Republic Day parade demonstration in Amritsar on Friday. — PTI

Golden Temple dossier handed over to Centre
Amritsar, January 24
A dossier for declaring the Golden Temple a world heritage site was presented to Mr Jagmohan, Union Minister for Tourism, in New Delhi today.

Sikh bodies’ plea to President
Amritsar, January 24
Bhai Ranjit Singh a former Akal Takht Jathedar today requested the German government to pressurise India into respecting the extradition treaty with its government in the case of Davinder Pal Singh awarded death sentence in a bomb blast case in a bid on Maninderjit Singh Bitta.

Badungar writes to Kalam 
Amritsar, January 24
In a communication to the President of India, Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, SGPC chief, has urged him to get the issue relating to the acquittal of senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar examined.

Faux pas by Badungar
Amritsar, January 24
Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, SGPC chief, in the letter addressed to President APJ Kalam has committed a faux pas. He has attributed the musings of the Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on his recent trip to Goa.

Board told to withdraw order
Patiala, January 24
N.S. TiwanaRemoval of Mr Satish Chandra, an IAS officer, who had relaxed pollution control norms, from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) became certain today with the Punjab government directing the PPCB to withdraw orders allowing rice shellers and cupola furnace owners to install Air Pollution Control Devices (APCDs) without the clearance of the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology.


No-confidence motion defeated
Samana, January 24
A no-confidence motion against Mr Tarsem Singla, President of the local Nagar Council, which was moved by his rival group on December 26, was defeated at a meeting of the council held here today.

Karimpuri heads Punjab BSP
Phillaur, January 24
Former BSP MLA Avtar Singh Karimpuri has been appointed president of the state unit of the BSP. This was stated by BSP leader Harmesh Kaul while talking to newsmen here today.


Congress MPs to oppose move on refinery
Bathinda, January 24
The relations between Punjab and the Centre which had turned sour over the delay in the announcement of MSP for paddy, in the last procurement season by the Union Food Ministry and playing a “no positive role” in settling the issue of the completion of SYL canal on the basis of riparian principles, are likely to become more bitter as Congress MPs of Punjab have decided to launch an agitation against the Centre’s move to scuttle the Bathinda oil refinery project.

Sacked cop in Vigilance net
Bathinda, January 24
Budh Singh, a dismissed Inspector of the Punjab police who was allegedly involved in cases of human rights violations, including the stripping of a woman in front of her son at the local police station was today arrested by a team of the Vigilance Bureau for amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Tejinder Pal told to be present in court
Chandigarh, January 24
Allowing an application, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked former Chairman of Punjab State Subordinate Service Selection Board Tejinder Pal Singh Sandhu to be present before the trial court by February 15.

  • Judicial panel

  • Bail plea

7-yr jail term for rapist, accomplice
Patiala, January 24
A local court today awarded a seven-year jail term to a man who had lured a young girl and raped her several times, besides a woman who was a facilitator in the act. Two other accused in the case were acquitted.

HC orders stay on former VC’s plea
Chandigarh, January 24
Acting on a revision petition filed by Punjabi University’s former Vice-Chancellor Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ordered a stay on further proceedings before the trial court in an alleged harassment case against him.

Expelled Pak staffers leave
Wagha, January 24
The expelled staff members of the Pakistan’s High Commission declared persona non grata (PNG) and who were told to leave India within 48 hours along with their families, today crossed over to their country.

88 posts of doctor vacant
Sangrur, January 24
There has been an acute shortage of doctors in hospitals and health centres in the district for the past one year. Besides, a large number of posts of trained midwives and multipurpose workers (female) have been lying vacant.

Headmistress, clerk suspended
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 24
The DPI(S) has ordered the immediate suspension of the controversial Headmistress and the clerk of the Government High School, Sangatpur Sodian, for their alleged objectionable activities in the school premises after school hours.

Babbar Khalsa activist detained
Amritsar, January 24
The police here detained a Britain based Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) activist as part of security measures ahead of Republic Day.

PSEB JEs hold rally
Gurdaspur, January 24
Atleast 125 Junior Engineers owing allegiance to the Council of Engineers, PSEB, Gurdaspur Circle, participated in a rally held here today in front of the office of the Superintending Engineer to protest against the PSEB’s privatisation.

Railway official beaten up
Ferozepore, January 24
An official of the Engineering Department of the Northern Railway, Mr S.P. Singh Batra, was thrashed in his office today by members of the Northern Railways Employees Union.

MC passes resolution to rename gates
Amritsar, January 24
The local Municipal Corporation has passed a resolution to rename two historical gates of the city. The Chattiwind gate is proposed to be named after Jassa Singh Ramgarhia and the Ghee Mandi gate after Jassa Singh Ahluwalia.

Mishap due to fog kills 2
Fazilka, January 24
A collision between a jeep and a tractor trailer near Kabulshah Khuban village this morning due to fog resulted in the death of the jeep driver and a woman.

Villager hurt in mine blast
Gurdaspur, January 24
A resident of the border village Thaman, identified as Kala Singh, had his one leg blown off when he stepped onto a landmine in the fields today.


Loan procedure for farmers simplified
Ropar, January 24
The Punjab Government has simplified the existing procedure for farmers, un-employed youths and other beneficiaries to get loans from village cooperative societies, banks and other financial institutions by mortgaging their land share in joint land holdings without the consent of the co-sharers.

Farmers forced to pay more for fertilisers
Bathinda, January 24
The BKU (Ekta) today alleged that the state government had imposed a 4 per cent tax on pesticides and fertilisers being sold in the state thereby putting an additional burden of Rs 400 crore on the farmers.


4 dacoits arrested
The Patiala police here today claimed to have arrested four persons planning to conduct dacoities in the district at Nabha and recovered two rifles and two pistols from them besides some cartridges.

Bid to kidnap 5-year-old
Amritsar, January 24
Three persons made a bid to kidnap a five-year-old boy here last evening. However, quick action by his father, Mr Hardeep Singh, and neighbours failed the attempt and the boy was rescued. One person has been arrested in this regard while his two other accomplices escaped.

Two charas smugglers held
Gurdaspur, January 24
The district police has arrested two smugglers and recovered 1 kg of charas from them.


Teachers to get salaries after seven months
Sangrur, January 24
The Punjab Government has ordered the payment of salaries to teachers working in the state under a Centre-sponsored scheme, “Operation Blackboard, for the high and primary schools”. These teachers have not received the salaries for the past seven months.

Recounselling for BDS courses endsTop

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |