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Wednesday, October 14, 1998
Council case transferred
boy was disrobed
AMRITSAR, Oct 13 The police here has unearthed drug-trafficker -police nexus following disclosures by the arrested accused. Departmental inquiry against at least five accused police officials including a Sub-Inspector has been initiated for their alleged involvement in the crime.
dies of bullet injury
non-homoeo chief of council
orders PUDA to allot plot
damages cotton crop
burnt for dowry
Singh is SAD(A) candidate
health services alleged in Amritsar
ignore reservation policy
Sikh Council case transferred
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 The Sessions Judge, Mr B S Bedi, today transferred the World Sikh Council case from the court of Mr Jasbir Singh, Judicial Magistrate, to the court of Mr B.C. Gupta.
The order was delivered by the Sessions Judge on an application moved by Brigadier Gurdip Singh on behalf of the Council.
As for the application jointly filed by Mr Talib Singh Sandhu and Mr Baldev Singh Brar, seeking a stay against the functioning of Justice Kuldip Singh, a former Judge of the Supreme Court, as President of the World Sikh Council, it was transferred to the court of Mr Tejwinder Singh, Judicial Magistrate, because Mr Gupta was on leave.
Mr Tejwinder Singh adjourned this application on the grounds that notices had not been served on Mr G C Tohra, President of the SGPC, Mr Justice R S Narula and Dr H K Manmohan Singh.
The third application moved by Mr Sandhu and Mr Brar for directing Justice Kuldip Singh to produce the appointment letter issued to him by the Council, and the statement of accounts was fixed for tomorrow.
The fourth application moved in the court of the sessions judge related to initiating contempt of the court proceedings against Brigadier Gurdip Singh and Mr H S Sethi for "misleading" the court was adjourned to November 14.
The application alleged
that Brigadier Gurdip Singh and Mr Sethi made a false
statement in the court that the case of the Sikh Council
was still pending in the court of the Chief Judicial
Magistrate, although it had been dismissed as withdrawn
on September 30.
Distress sale of paddy by farmers
GURDASPUR, October 13 Farmers in the district are being forced to sell 20 per cent of their paddy arrivals in the grain markets in a distress sale at a price varying from Rs 440 to Rs 450 per quintal.
According to Mr Raj Bibra, District Food Controller, the paddy does not conform to the specifications laid down by the government procurement agencies. It is being purchased by millers at rates much below than the support price of paddy fixed by the government.
Meanwhile, the district is
faced with an acute shortage of storage capacity for rice
being shelled by millers. According to the movement plan
for lifting of rice and wheat stored in the FCI godowns
in the district, contracts for the removal of paddy to
J&K and Himachal Pradesh have not been signed so far.
This would be followed by another rice special on October 24. The two rice specials would shift comparatively a small quantity of rice which would not be able to provide the much-needed relief.
The sources said that 10 truckloads of rice and wheat each from Dinanagar and Pathankot per day from open stores of the FCI were going to J&K and Himachal Pradesh. But the covered storage capacity at Dinanagar and Pathankot was still not available.
The sources said that the problem of storage was likely to worsen when the FCI started purchasing rice. So far the FCI had not purchased enough rice because the paddy purchased by the rice millers till October 10 was levy-free. At present the rice millers are supplying the maximum quantity of rice to exporters.
The sources said that all paddy arrivals would be over during October and the FCI would have to find market for the wheat and rice stored in the FCI godowns in this district outside Punjab. But the states outside Punjab had rejected the rice stored in this district as substandard and not take supplies from the district in Central pool, said these sources.
SANGRUR (FOC): Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President, Akali Dal (A), while talking to mediapersons here on Monday said that the farmers in Punjab were not getting the support price of Rs 470 per quintal for their paddy being sold in the mandis. Mr Mann alleged that there was distress sale of paddy as the Food Corporation of India was not procuring it at the support price.
Mr Mann along with Mr Satnam Singh, president, kisan wing, visited the Kala Jhar, Nadampur, Bhawanigarh and Sangrur mandis and purchase centres in Sangrur district and burnt paddy to express resentment of his party against the distress sale of paddy. Mr Satnam Singh and other kisan wing members wore black gowns.
Speaking about the performance of the Punjab Government, Mr Mann said the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, had only two achievements to his credit to secure a berth for his son in the Union Cabinet and to arrange the third extension for Mr P.C. Dogra, Director-General of Police, who by his wrong policies was reviving terrorism in the state.
Did jail inmate try to escape?
BATHINDA, Oct 13 A meeting of a jail inmate, an accused in a kidnapping case, with his relatives in the premises of Central Jail here on the night of October 11 reportedly arranged by Assistant Superintendent of Jail Iqbal Singh and Head Warden Baldev Singh has exposed the security chinks.
Official sources say though the Superintendent of Jail, Mr S K Datta, has placed both officers under suspension for arranging the meeting of Nikhil Syal, an accused in the kidnapping of a teenaged girl, with his relatives, the authorities are silent whether the accused made an attempt to escape by winning over the officials.
The authorities have shifted Nikhil Syal into a "well protected" cell. Nobody is being allowed to meet him.
Mr S R Ladhar, Deputy Commissioner, when contacted, said a detail report had been demanded from the Superintendent of Jail on the incident.
There are 700 prisoners in the jail, including convicts in terrorist crimes. The prisoners are allowed to meet their relative from 9 am to 12 pm and from 3 pm to 5 pm.
The Jail Superintendent said he had informed the Inspector-General (Prisons) and the Minister for Jail, Mr Inderjit Singh Zeera, about the incident. He said Assistant Superintendent Iqbal Singh who had joined a year ago, was absent from duty since the day of the incident.
Nikhil, son of a leading financier of Panchkula, along with a friend, kidnapped a teenaged girl from Bhagu road here a few days ago. He was overpowered by a police party.
Drug-peddler-police nexus unearthed
AMRITSAR, Oct 13 The police here has unearthed drug-trafficker-police nexus following disclosures by the arrested accused. Departmental inquiry against at least five accused police officials including a Sub-Inspector has been initiated for their alleged involvement in the crime.
The district police chief, Mr Gurdev Singh Sahota, talking to the press here today said that more than 75 per cent crime in the city was committed by drug addicts. Amritsar now has become a "haven" for drug peddlers with the easy availability of smack, charas, heroin and other drugs. Main supply centre of such drugs was Meerut, Mr Sahota said.
Mr Sahota claimed that interrogation of the drug peddlers revealed that some women were responsible for supplying drugs to educational institutions including Guru Nanak Dev University. Crime in the Amritsar police district increased due to availability of drugs. Mr Sahota said that as part of the anti-smuggling and anti-drugs drive.
The police had arrested eight smugglers and 25 drug peddlers in the past two months. The arrested smugglers included Karam Singh alias Karma, who smuggles heroin from other countries. He had been smuggling heroin for the past 15 years, Mr Sahota said.
Giving details, Mr Sahota said that investigation revealed that main consumption of drugs was among the youth and labourers.
The police here has also busted six gangs of vehicle thieves as part of the drive. The police has recovered 10 Maruti cars, three trucks, 10 scooters, many two wheelers, stolen jewellery, VCRs televisions and other house hold items worth Rs 43 lakh.
The police has also busted another gang which would administer poison to drivers and then take away their vehicles.
In yet another achievement the police also held 350 persons involved in illicit distillation, including kingpin of illicit distillation Devinder Singh Dhillon gang, with recovery of huge quantity of illicit liquor.
Housewife dies of bullet injury
ABOHAR, Oct 13 Women organisations foiled an attempt by the police to treat the death of a young married girl as an accidental one under Section 174.
Sources said today Mannu, daughter of Mr Dev Raj, a BJP member of the local municipal council, was brought to Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital here at 11 a.m. on Saturday in an unconscious state.
She was bleeding profusely due to a bullet wound in the stomach and was declared dead by 3 p.m.
Mannu reportedly stated in her dying declaration that a 12 bore gun had accidentally gone off when she was dusting her bedroom at her old Suraj Nagari residence here.
Although she reportedly died at 3 p.m., the postmortem was not conducted the same day. The hospital authorities said the investigating officer, an ASI, had not completed "formalities".
Functionaries of the Mahila Suraksha Samiti and the Mahila Morcha of the BJP met the DSP, Mr Gurmit Singh Randhawa, under the leadership of Mrs Vijay Laxmi Bhadoo, convener of the women's wing of the Vishawa Hindu Parishad on Sunday. Mrs Sudesh Rani, Mannu's mother, accompanied them.
Mannu got married to a local college student, Ajay Kumar, a resident of Bazidpur Bhoma village early this year. Her parents did not give her dowry as her's was a love marriage.
The mother says Mannu was being ill-treated by her in-laws for not getting dowry. They had also asked her to demand a share in the agriculture land owned by her father.
The DSP, on the plea of the women delegates, asked the city police to register a case under Sections 302, 506 and 34 IPC. The police also recorded the statement of the mother of the victim who said that on Saturday when she went to meet her daughter she found Mrs Sharda Rani, mother of Ajay, "picking up" Mannu as Ajay fired a shot from his 12 bore gun.
Remove non-homoeo chief of
PATIALA, Oct 13 The elected members of the Punjab State Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine have sought immediate removal of the "non-homoeopath" Chairman of the council appointed by the state government in August.
The members took the decision at a meeting of all eight elected members held here on Sunday evening.
Releasing a signed statement yesterday, the elected members said they had been opposing the appointment of the Chairman, Dr Baljit Singh, also the Director, Medical Education and Research, Punjab, since August on the plea that the Chairman of the council of homoeopath was an allopath and he would not be able to do justice with the homoeopaths.
The statement claimed that after the Minister for Medical Education and Research banned admissions to homoeopathic colleges and sent the file for approval at the council meeting, the Chairman called a meeting of the council after repeated appeals by the members on September 15. Instead of giving permission for admissions as desired by members, the Chairman passed a resolution to undertake inspections of the colleges first and then to allow admissions.
He assured the members to complete this process within 10 days. The statement said that now two weeks had passed but the Chairman had not called the meeting of the council to give permission for admissions and to declare a date for an entrance test for admissions.
The statement said the council had not derecognised any homoeopathic college in Punjab. Instead the Central Council of Homoeopathy had granted recognition to Lord Mahavir Homoeopathic Medical College, Ludhiana, Homoeopathic Medical College, Abohar, Homoeopathic Medical College, Chandigarh, Postgraduate Homoeopathic Medical College, Mohali and Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic Medical College, Ludhiana.
In case no action was
taken by the government in a week's time, the council
members as well as heads of different homoeopathic
organisations and students of colleges would be forced to
adopt an agitational approach, the statement threatened.
Ragged boy was disrobed
PATIALA, Oct 13 Ajaypal Singh, a first year student of Thapar Engineering Institute, who had claimed he had "slipped" from the roof of his hostel room on the second floor of the building after a bout of giddiness building on October 8, has now revealed to the institute authorities that he had been disrobed during ragging a day prior to the incident.
Institute Director Dr M.P. Kapoor said Ajaypal, who was an extremely sensitive boy, had not told about incident to anyone fearing it would invite further trouble from his seniors. Even when he was told that the seniors who had ragged him had been rusticated, he had pleaded that no action be taken against them as he feared they might kill him when he was discharged from hospital".
"He told me time and again not to take any action in the matter but I took the decision to rusticate the seniors in the interest of the institute", Dr Kapoor said.
Dr Kapoor said Ajaypal had disclosed that two batches of four seniors had ragged six boys of first year residing in physical education hostel. Ajaypal Pal was asked to disrobe another junior completely. When he expressed his inability to do so, the seniors forced another boy to disrobe him completely.
Dr Kapoor said all eight students who were rusticated during the course of a preliminary inquiry had admitted to having gone to the State College of Education Hostel with the intention of ragging freshers.
He said Ajaypal was of a religious bent of mind and had for the first time come to stay away from his parents after an "insulated" life at home. "Probably, he could not withstand the hurt and humiliation after he was stripped by another boy and he became terrified of the seniors."
The director said it has required a good amount of reassuring on his behalf to convince Aiaypal to open up and gave him a full account of the incident. He said the rusticated students had since left the hostels and were no larger bona fide students.
He said among the seniors were four from the chemical engineering stream, three from mechanical and one from computer engineering.
The director said faculty members undertook inspection on a regular basis to ensure no ragging took place. He said the members had been assigned hostels for this task. Action had been taken in case of minor ragging. He said the incident on October 7 took place as the institute was hosting a function of its alumni and the faculty members were busy with the preparations.
He said all faculty members had been assigned duties once again to ensure no ragging occurred in any of the hostels.
Traffic jams galore
BATHINDA: With the increase in traffic density traffic jams have become a routine feature in the main bazars and on other roads here.
In this town, known as the heartland of Malwa region, frequent traffic jams can be seen near the old and new bus stands, dhobi bazar, MHR school and Sirki bazar.
Bathinda failed to get the attention of successive governments for its development. The frequent inundation of roads due to faulty sewerage system and absence of natural storm water drain have been taking a heavy toll of metalled roads.
One cannot find a single road or street in the city which is without potholes. Even in summer sewerage water overflows.
The city has witnessed the abrupt jump in vehicular traffic due to expanding residential colonies, setting up of a thermal plant near Lehra Mohabat on the Bathinda-Barnala road, setting up of oil dumps on the Bathinda-Mansa road, schools and residential colonies on the Bathinda-Goniana road.
The traffic problem on the Bathinda roads is so acute that between October 1 and 9 about 10 persons have been killed in different accidents.
Though the traffic police is trying to regulate traffic on various points, the strength is inadequate to meet the volume of traffic as the city is expanding very fast, a special wing of traffic police is required to meet the situation.
The Guru Kashi Marg (Goniana-Mansa road) is the only road which carries regional traffic. The traffic coming from Talwandi Sabo, Mansa and Dabwali has to take this road to reach Barnala, Chandigarh, Sangrur, Malout, Faridkot and Ferozepore. The congested bridge over the Sirhind canal near residential colony of Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) is also adding to the traffic chaos.
To give a better look to the city and reduce traffic bottlenecks, the district administration has removed encroachments from the busy bazars. But the absence of parking space in the main markets of the city is another problem. In the absence of parking space, the shopkeepers and customers park their vehicles in the middle of roads and thus cause traffic jams.
The indifferent attitude of the authorities concerned has also contributed towards the chaotic conditions in the city. For the past 20 years, the project of ring road as sanctioned in the citys master plan has been hanging fire. In certain areas the land left for laying the roads has been encroached upon.
In the city and its surrounding areas, big industrial projects are coming up which would add to the existing number of vehicles. The main projects which are in pipeline are Rs 16,000 crore oil refinery, Rs 300 crore cement plant and Rs 100 crore pesticide plant.
Forum orders PUDA to allot plot
CHANDIGARH , Oct 13 The UT Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA ) to allot a residential plot to two local residents for which they were entitled in 1972 .
PUDA has been ordered to give the plot in SAS Nagar at old rates, and in a sector which is a "developed one".
Mr J.P. Garg, president, and Mr Sada Nand and Mrs P. Ojha, both members, gave the order on a written complaint filed by Mr Kanwaljit Singh Narang and Mr Jagjit Singh Narang, both residents of Sector 9.
The Narangs in their complaint alleged that they were allotted an industrial plot in 1972. Those who possessed an industrial plot were also entitled to a residential plot measuring 1000 sq yards. They applied for two plots of 500 sq yards each .However only one plot was allotted to them.
A sum of Rs 2700 was remitted to PUDA in 1973. Instead of addressing their communication to the Narangs at Sector 9 the development authorities mentioned the address as Sector 19. After getting the address corrected a sum of Rs 58,650 was remitted by them in 1995.
PUDA on its part maintained that the Narangs did not deposit the required amounts within the specified time frame.
The commission after going through the records upheld that the Narangs had shown enough keenness for allotment of plots that is why they remitted the money. PUDA has to allot the residential plot within two months of the receipt of the copy of the order.
Bollworm damages cotton crop
KOTKAPURA, Oct 13 The American bollworm (sundi) has once again played havoc with the cotton crop in Punjab and brought the growers on the brink of economic disaster.
As per the estimates of Northern India Cotton Association Limited, the cotton production in Punjab may not cross nine lakh bales against a target of 15 lakh bales.
Cotton observers say that the production may go down that the estimated figure of nine lakh bales as the arrival of cotton in the main market is very less as compared to the corresponding period of last year.
This market, known as Asia's biggest cotton market, is receiving only 50 to 60 bales daily this season. Earlier, it used to receive hundreds of bales daily.
Last year about 10,000 bales of cotton arrived in the first eight days of October, while in the current month, only 6,000 bales arrived in the first eight days in Punjab.
Mr Ashok Kapur, vice-president, Northern India Cotton Association Limited, told TNS that the poor arrival of cotton was a strong indication of the fact that production was very less this season.
He said though the production was estimated to be very low, the prices were the same as of last year. The current prices of desi raw cotton were ranging from Rs 1,700 to Rs 1,775 as compared to Rs 1,500 to Rs 1,623 last year.
He said that traders from Bombay and other cities had not come here for purchasing the cotton so far.
In the north zone, the total production of cotton is expected about 30 lakh bales as there is an increase in the production of cotton in Rajasthan.
So far no government
agency, including Markfed, Spinfed and the CCI, have
started procuring cotton and the growers are at the mercy
of local traders.
7 commission agents' licences cancelled
BATHINDA, Oct 13 Mr S.R. Ladhar, Deputy Commissioner, has cancelled the licences of seven commission agents for indulging in illegal activities during the procurement of paddy.
Talking to Tribune News Service he said that during the checking of different pruchase centres, it was found that some commission agents were packing unclean paddy and more paddy than the required quantity into bags gunny and thus causing loss to the government as well as farmers. He said that the licences of such commission agents had been cancelled.
Woman burnt for dowry
KHANNA, Oct 13 A young woman was burnt to death for dowry by her in-laws in Gulmohar Nagar here yesterday.
According to the police the deceased Mrs Bhupinder Kaur, (25) had said in her statement that her in-laws used to torture her for bringing more dowry. After her marriage. On the day of the incident her mother-in-law Mukhtiar Kaur sprayed kerosene on her and her sister-in-law, Neelam, set her on fire.
She was rushed to Civil Hospital Khanna. She was referred to Rajindra Hospital Patiala later on where she died.
State to retire old buses
HOSHIARPUR, Oct 13 The Minister for Transport (Punjab), Mr Raghbir Singh, told mediapersons yesterday that in order to check the plying of unauthorised vehicles, the State Government would appoint enforcement officers along with the requisite staff in each district. He said that the Chief Minister already had given sanction in this regard.
The ministers said that it had been decided to replace all old buses of the Punjab Roadways. As many as 535 old buses had already sanctioned by the State Government. These would be replaced within this month. He said that 301 new drivers for the Punjab Roadways had recently been recruited and another 400 drivers would be appointed soon.
Earlier Mr Raghbir Singh
presided over the monthly meeting of the District
Development and Planning Board, Hoshiarpur. Mr Iqbal
Singh Sidhu, Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur, said that
the board had received Rs 1741.46 lakh for development
works of various departments during the current financial
Anoop Singh is SAD(A) candidate
JALANDHAR, Oct 13 The SAD (Amritsar) became the first party in the state to announce its candidate for the Adampur byelection here today.
Briefing media persons here today, the party president, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, said Mr Anoop Singh Minhas, retired police officer from Adampur, would be the party candidate.
Out main political rival (in the contest) will by the Congress and not the ruling Akali Dal, he said.
The party would take up economic issues like price rise and plight of farmers as the major poll plank. "The public attention will also be drawn towards the Congress track record on Operation Bluestar and the 1984 riots against the Sikhs in the aftermath of the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi," he said.
Poor health services alleged in
AMRITSAR, Oct 13 The PCMS Association has alleged that health services in Amritsar district were in a complete disarray as almost all rural dispensaries have been running without any medicines for the past one year.
"If at all some medicines are supplied they are either due to expire or are sparsely used drugs," association leaders said while talking to newsmen yesterday.
The association leaders, Dr R.S. Butter, Dr Harpartap Singh and Dr Rajinder Singh Makna, senior vice-president, organising secretary and regional secretary, respectively demanded that all purchases made during the past three years should be investigated.
Departments ignore reservation policy
PATIALA, Oct 13 The Indian Ex-Services League (Punjab and Chandigarh) has alleged in a statement that various government departments were not following the reservation policy for the ex-servicemen.
In a statement released here yesterday, Mr Prabhjot Singh, president Ex-Services League, said that the government provided 13 per cent reservation for recruitment of ex-servicemen or their dependents but various government departments were ignoring the policy.
The league urged the government to direct District Sainik Welfare Officers to ensure strict adherence to the reservation quota.
celebrates silver jubilee
PATIALA, Oct 13 A first day cover of the 114 Armoured Engineer regiment has been released to commemorate its silver jubilee celebrations here from October 10 to 13.
An Army release here today said the first day cover was released by Bombay Engineers Colonel Commandant Lt Gen AK Puri at a function here yesterday. Earlier Lt Gen Puri had also inspected a regimental parade, it said.
The release said the regiment, which was raised in September 1973 at Chandimandir, had brought laurels to the Corps of Engineers, the most exceptional being the setting up of the longest ever Bailey bridge over the Beas river in 1976. It said the regiment also performed well in internal security duties and evacuated around 1,900 marooned people during the 1993 floods in Punjab.
case: arguments inconclusive
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr S.S. Lamba, today heard arguments on an application moved by D.S. Rajput, a local lawyer, seeking his discharge from the Burail jail blow-up conspiracy case.
Rajput, who is a local lawyer, was first arrested by the Punjab Police in connection with this case. After his custodial interrogation by the Punjab Police, his custody was taken by the Chandigarh Police. The local police too interrogated him for a few days before he was remanded in judicial lock-up.
The Chandigarh Police had charged Rajput with supplying a mobile telephone to Jagtar Singh Tara and Jagtar Singh Hawara. With this mobile telephone, they allegedly established contact with other suspects.
It was also alleged by the police that explosive was also smuggled into the jail. The suspects had planned to blow-up a portion of the jail. This would have helped suspects to manage their escape from the jail premises.
to S-I, ASI in lawyer case
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 Mr Justice S.C. Malte, a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today issued notice to Sub Inspector Balwant Singh Majitha, and Assistant Sub-Inspector Burma Singh of the Punjab Police and the Advocate-General of Punjab for November 24 on a petition filed by the Chandigarh District Bar Association and a local lawyer, Mr Arunjeev Singh Walia.
The petition alleged that Mr Walia had gone to meet his client at the Phase VIII police station of Mohali on October 4 with the permission of the court of Ms Neelam Arora, ACJM, Kharar, who was in police custody.
Instead of allowing him to meet his client, the petition alleged, the Sub-Inspector detained him illegally and misbehaved with him. The SHO also allegedly threatened the lawyer that he would be done. His licence issued by the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council was also snatched by the Sub-Inspector.
The petition added that
when the President of the Chandigarh District Bar
Association, Mr Amar Singh Chahal, accompanied by many
other advocates and social workers visited the police
station, the Sub-Inspector misbehaved with them.
fortnight from November 1
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 The Punjab Government will observe a "sanitation fortnight" from November 1 in all municipal towns of the state. This was stated here today by Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, Local Government Minister, while presiding over a meeting of commissioners and mayors.
The minister said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would inaugurate the fortnight and that all ministers and MLAs had been advised to see that the programme was implemented.
He said municipal corporations/municipalities concerned would be free to engage additional labour.
to amend Gurdwara Act
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 A senior member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee from Ambala, Mr Surjit Singh Niddar, has demanded an amendment in the Gurdwara Act, 1925, for describing Jathedars of the various Takhts in a respectable manner.
In a letter written to the SGPC President, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, today, Mr Niddar said the Gurdwara Act described the Jathedars of the Takhts merely as "Head Ministers" whereas according to the Sikh traditions they should be addressed as either "Jathedars" or "Singh Sahib".
Regretting that the Act had not been amended even after 50 years of Independence, Mr Niddar said the Shiromani Akali Dal was today sharing power with the BJP in the Centre. A notification issued by the Union Home Secretary alone could substitute "Head Minister" in the Act with more respectable words which were in accordance with the Sikh traditions.
Mr Niddar also urged Mr
Tohra to take immediate steps to persuade the Jathedars
from pursuing the path of an internal conflict as it had
disturbed the entire community. He said under the
Gurdwara Act the SGPC was empowered to appoint and remove
the Jathedars. The general house of the SGPC represented
"Sarbat Khalsa" because the house had been
directly elected by over 50 lakh Sikh voters from the
exam granted recognition
SAS NAGAR, Oct 13 The Indian School Certificate examination has been granted Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE) High Grade equivalence by the Universities and Colleges Admission Service.
Stating this here today, Air Cmde S.K. Sharma (retd), principal of the local Yadvindra Public School, said the ISC (class XII) was the only qualification from India to be given this status.
As a result of this,
students with the ISC qualification would no longer be
required to supplement their Indian certification with
bridging courses, etc and would be directly eligible for
entry into the United Foreign Universities.
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 The Punjab Government has issued an order notifying that its Directorate of Legal Services, will henceforth be called"Legal Services Authority for the State of Punjab.
Dal PAC to meet today
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13
The Political Affairs Committee of the Shiromani Akali
Dal, which will hold a meeting tomorrow, is expected to
authorise the party President, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to
select a candidate for the Adampur byelection. Informed
party sources said the candidate would be
"selected" from the Adampur Vidhan Sabha
constituency jurisdiction keeping in view the feelings
expressed by the party activists belonging to the area.
put up in fraud case
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 A challan charging the proprietors of a firm dealing in property at Nayagaon, for defrauding a resident of Sector 32 was put up in the court of Mrs Neelam Arora, Judicial Officer, Kharar, today.
The four accused Surinder Nandrajog, Narinder Singh Mann, Mehal Singh and Surinder Singh have been charged under sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 120 B/34, IPC, following a complaint by Mrs Rajwinder Kaur that the accused had prepared false registration papers, showing that a part of six kanals of her land in Nayagaon Karoran village in 1996 had been bought by them.
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