Friday, January 26, 2001,
Chandigarh, India






Lobbying begins for Majitha poll
MAJITHA, Jan 25 — The aspirants for the Congress and Akali Dal ticket for the forthcoming Majitha byelection, have rushed to New Delhi and Chandigarh, respectively, along with their supporters.

IPS officer ‘shifted’ for slapping BJP man
FEROZEPORE, Jan 25 — The IPS officer, who had allegedly slapped a BJP leader here on January 23, has been transferred to Patiala.

Pak national killed near Wagah
AMRITSAR, Jan 25 — A Pakistani national was killed near Wagah border while ensuring “safe passage” to ISI-sponsored terrorists on the eve of Republic Day.

PSEB to regularise ‘‘illegal’’ connections
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has decided to regularise the ‘‘illegal’’ power load of domestic, industrial and other consumers without charging any penalty till February 28.


Gurdwara head challaned
FEROZEPORE, Jan 25 — The Wildlife Department is learnt to have challaned the head of the Nanaksar Ishardham Gurdwara at Harike near here for allegedly trespassing into the bird sanctuary and destroying a natural habitat of migratory birds.


Fatehgarh Sahib



Canal water theft to be probed
ABOHAR, Jan 25 — Farmers of the tail-end villages of the district continue to allege large-scale theft of canal water by certain influential landlords close to ruling Akali Dal legislators.

PTDC seals tourist complex
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Jan 25 — Uncertainty prevails over the future of the tourist complex Aam Khas Bagh at district headquarters here due to a dispute between the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and a private contractor. The PTDC officials today sealed the complex and took charge of the complex. The contractor has protested the decision.

Fund shortage holds up project
FEROZEPORE: Work on the Rs 1.20 crore Circuit House project here has virtually come to a standstill reportedly due to the shortage of funds.

Patiala callers miss Amritsar by a whisker
PATIALA, Jan 25 — A distance of three kilometres has proven unlucky for the residents of Patiala who will have to pay STD rates for dialling Amritsar under the new scheme, being launched from tomorrow, which has put all of Punjab and Chandigarh, except for Amritsar and Gurdaspur on local dialling for city residents.

1800-year-old Gobind FortBathinda as old as Harappa
BATHINDA: Bathinda has been in existence since the ancient period of history. Certain sites explored in the erstwhile Mansa subdivision of Bathinda district link it with the Indus Valley civilisation or the Harappan culture. 

The front view of 1800-year-old Gobind Fort which symbolises the historical past of Bathinda. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Rallies for and against Kanjhla held
SANGRUR, Jan 25 — Two employees’ organisations Adhiapak Dal, Punjab, and the Rashtriya Mulazam Dal, both associated with SAD, today organised separate rallies against and in favour of Mr Gobind Singh Kanjhla, a Punjab minister, at the SDM’s office complex and Khalsa school ground near the main bus stand here.

Charges framed against minister
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Jan 25 — The court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Fatehgarh Sahib, today framed charges against a minister in Badal government, editors and a reporter of Punjabi dailies of Patiala and issued notice for February 12 for further trial, in a case filed by Mr Mohan Singh, patwari, in his court.

HC transfers drugs case to Jalandhar
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Mr Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today transferred the case of German national, Hoffmann Andreas booked under the NDPS (Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances ) Act, from the Special Judge, Amritsar, to his counterpart in Jalandhar. Andreas was arrested by the Customs officials at Attari border while carrying drugs.

Punjab to honour Lieut Johal
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — On the eve of Republic Day, the Punjab Government has decided to honour Lt Nachhatar Singh Johal, who won the coveted Sword of Honour for being adjudged the best all-round cadet of the 108th regular course, which passed out from the Indian Military Academy last month.

Missing boy found after 17 days
FARIDKOT, Jan 25 — A five-year-old boy, Bawa, who was missing for the past 17 days from here was found from Nurpur Sethan village in Ferozepore district yesterday. He was abducted by two motorcycle-borne youths on January 8.

BKU seeks aid for farmers
MOGA, Jan 25 — Former president of the Punjab unit of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Kuldeep Singh Sandhu yesterday urged Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to provide financial aid to the farmers who had suffered heavy losses due to the distress sale of paddy during procurement last year.

Transporters stopped train facility: Billa
AMRITSAR, Jan 25 — Alleging that the Amritsar-Hardwar 349 up/ 359 down passenger train had been stopped at the behest of local transporters. Mr Surinder Kumar Billa, president, All-India Hindu Shiv Sena, said that the step had put lakhs of pilgrims, passengers and traders to inconvenience and hurt the sentiments of Hindus as this month was auspicious for a dip in the Ganga.

Passengers ‘allowed’ on rooftop
BATHINDA, Jan 25 — Although no major railway mishap has been reported so far but the danger lurks over the passengers constantly. In a recent example the railway authorities in Bathinda “allowed” the passengers to sit on the roof of the Rewari-bound passenger train although it was not only packed to the maximum.

Pensioners lectured on sex determination
PATIALA, Jan 25 — The Social Security, Women and Child Development Ministry organised a seminar on women empowerment at the Central Library here recently to propagate its views on sex determination tests.

Naib Tehsildar fabricated obscene film case: court
MANSA, Jan 25 — Following criminal challan filed on May 26,1999, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sukhdev Singh, has ordered that proceedings be initiated under Section 340, Cr PC, against Sandhura Singh, Naib Tehsildar, Mansa, and Makhan Singh, Junior Assistant in the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Mansa.

Lok Adalat to be held on Jan 28
PATIALA, Jan 25 — A state level Lok Adalat for bank loan cases will be held in the District Court Complex on January 28 here with the co-operation of the District Administration and the District Bar Association.

Cancel transfer of DSP: residents
PHAGWARA, Jan 25 — Members of various political, social, religious and voluntary organisations, including senior leaders of ruling SAD-BJP, combine yesterday sent a representation to Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, demanding the cancellation of transfer of Mr Satinder Singh, DSP Phagwara.

Kinetic dealer to refund cost of scooter
PATIALA, Jan 25 — The District Consumer Court has asked a local Kinetic dealer to refund the value of a Kinetic SX scooter, which had manufacturing defects, to its owner after deducting a nominal sum of Rs 2,500 in lieu of one year use of the vehicle by the consumer .


PUDA to develop 4 new urban estates
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — Four major schemes of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) for setting up of Urban Estates were reviewed here by the Housing and Urban Development Minister, Dr Upinderjit Kaur.

Street lighting to be privatised
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The Coordination Committee of the Power Department and the Local Bodies Department here today decided to privatise street lighting in the municipal committees and corporations in the state.

Punjab sets up promotion panel
CHANDIGARH, Jan 25 — The Punjab Government has constituted a departmental promotion committee to consider and recommend promotions of Group A and group B officers of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.


More women take to crime
BATHINDA, Jan 25 — Even as most of the time women have been the victims in this district, the number of women involved in criminal activities have also witnessed an unprecedented jump.

Four die as car, truck collide
BARNALA, Jan 25 — Four persons were killed in a road mishap at Handiaya Kanchain, 3 km from here, today.


Mathematicians seek council
AMRITSAR, Jan 25 — The mathematicians from India and abroad today unanimously appealed to the government for the creation of a council of mathematical sciences, which was essential for the proper growth and development of mathematics. The teaching of mathematics should be based on real world problems and appropriate steps be taken to attract brilliant students to the discipline as it was the foundation of all modern technologies.

Dr Bedi for USA as Visiting Professor
CHANDIGARH, Jan 24 — Dr Harinder Singh Bedi Chief Cardiac Surgeon and Chairman Cardiac Surgery of the Tagore Heart Care, Jalandhar, has been invited on the faculty of the Ohio State University, Clevelend, USA, as a Visiting Professor. This prestigious post has been offered to Dr Bedi in recognition of his contribution to the field of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. 

Singhal loses management studies post
PATIALA, Jan 25 — The Punjabi University Syndicate today removed Dr K.C. Singhal, who had earlier been a dissenter against the Vice-Chancellor, from the post of the head of the University School of Management Studies and decided to get an FIR registered against him for alleged irregularities committed by him in organising an alumni meet of the department held in October 1999.

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