SAD to discuss seat
AMRITSAR, Feb 7 — Even as the Shiromani Akali Dal has
convened a meeting of its Political Affairs Committee tomorrow to
discuss the nomination of the candidates for the Rajya Sabha seats,
the BJP has staked its claim to at least one seat.
Show-cause notice to Jagmohan Kaura
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — The Disciplinary Committee of the Punjab unit of the BJP has served a show-cause notice on Mr Jagmohan Kaura, a senior leader of the BJP, for making statements against certain leaders of the pary.
MANSA, Feb 7 — The Judicial Magistrate, First Class, Ms Gurmeet
Kaur, has sentenced seven persons, including naib tehsildar Harbans
Singh (son-in-law of former Congress minister in Punjab, Mr Sher Singh
Gagowal, of Mansa constituency), under Sections 382/149, IPC, to
one-and-a-half years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs
300. In case of default of fine a further imprisonment of six months
under Sections 427/149, IPC six months under Sections 447/149, IPC and
three months Sections 148/149, IPC. The court ordered that all
sentences would run concurrently.
VDS to continue till March 31
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Mr Sikander Singh Maluka, Power Minister, Punjab, said today that the voluntary disclosure scheme for domestic, industrial and other consumers would continue till March 31. By making voluntary disclosure, consumers could regularise their power load without paying any penalty.
wait for overbridge
JALANDHAR: Over one lakh residents of more than 10 colonies
on both sides of the Domoria railway bridge have been awaiting the
construction of an overbridge for the past two decades so that road
traffic does not have go via an old, narrow and low-lying route under
the present bridge.
Clock Tower: from glory to apathy
PATIALA, Feb 7 — Patterned on a similar tower in the Lords Stadium in the United Kingdom and easily the most distinct feature of the Dhruve Pandove Stadium in the city, the Clock Tower built by Maharaja Rajinder Singh of Patiala is today a pale shadow of its once glorious self.
on disaster management
SANGRUR, Feb 7 — In the light of the failure of the disaster
management system in the recent earthquake in Gujarat, the Sangrur
unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) would organise a seminar
on “Disaster management-role of medical fraternity” on February 25
missing in Art Festival
BATHINDA, Feb 7 — The 10th Art Festival dedicated to the birth
centenary of painter Sobha Singh and organised by Sardar Sobha Singh
Memorial Chittarkar Society at Teacher’s Home here today could not
attract large audience as ‘art was missing’ from the festival and
what dominated was the imitation of portraits of Gurus and other
appreciate step on AG
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — Members of the Bar Council of Punjab and
Haryana, who had a sitting under the chairmanship of Mr R.S. Tacoria,
vice-chairman of the council, unanimously expressed their appreciation
over the grant of status of Cabinet Minister to the Advocate-General
of Punjab, Mr H.S. Mattewal.
Rinwa blames Cong for 1984 riots
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — President of the Punjab unit of the
BJP Brij Lal Rinwa today blamed the Congress for the operation Blue Star, 1984, riots in Delhi and Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in Punjab.
PCMS doctors’ dharna on Feb 11
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — PCMS doctors from Punjab will stage a dharna in Amritsar on February 11 to press the government to roll back the decision pertaining to admission of PCMS doctors under 60 per cent quota in the post graduation courses in the government medical colleges.
blamed for attack
TARN TARAN, Feb 7 — Hundreds of residents of the Sarhali area
today marched to the office of the local Senior Superintendent of
Police demanding to lodge a complaint against Paramdip Singh,
sarpanch of Sarhali Kalan village and his son Gurmahabir Singh, for
allegedly attacking Baba Charan Singh of the same village. A
memorandum was also presented to the SSP in this regard.
AMRITSAR, Feb 7 — The annual shobha yatras preceeding Maha
Shivratri have been “cancelled” in the wake of the Gujarat
earthquake according to Dr Harbilas Rai, president of the Shivala
yatra on Guru Ravidass
BATHINDA, Feb 7 — The Shri Guru
Ravidass Sabha organised a shobha yatra on the 624th birth anniversary
of Guru Ravidass here today in which, besides the general public, Mr
Mahan Singh, MLA, Mr Ajaib Singh Bhatti, Additional Deputy
Commissioner and Mr Bhupinder Singh Bhullar, president of the
municipal committee, participated.
of canals deteriorating: YC
BATHINDA, Feb 7 — Mr Jagpal Singh Abulkhurana, a senior Youth
Congress leader, yesterday alleged that the Punjab Government had
failed to repair canals whose condition had been deteriorating.
rally from Feb 23
AMRITSAR, Feb 7 — A rally will be organised for ex-servicemen and
people of border areas at Khalra village in the district on February
23 and February 24.
collides with train, derailed
BATHINDA, Feb 7 — A diesel engine derailed near the National
Fertilizer Limited factory when it collided with a goods train
coming from the NFL side today. Official sources said drivers of the diesel engine and the goods
train suffered minor injuries. Sources said the railway authorities
had put the engine back on rails.
GURDASPUR, Feb 7 — The
15th death anniversary of Prabodh Chandra, a freedom fighter, former
MP, Speaker and minister of Punjab, will be observed as ‘‘satarkta
and sadbhavana divas’’ here tomorrow.
of tehsildar sought
BATHINDA, Feb 7 — The
Bar Association of Talwandi Sabo has demanded that a Sub-Registrar or
Tehsildar should be appointed in the sub division at the earliest.
AMRITSAR, Feb 7 —
Devastating fire today gutted the house of the honorary secretary of
Khalsa College Governing Council, Mr Charanjit Singh Chadha, in the
Green Avenue locality of the Civil Lines.
await relief for damaged crops
SANGRUR, Feb 7 —
Despite an assurance by the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh
Badal, to the flood victims on December 16, 2000 at a “sangat
darshan”, the farmers of 20 villages of Moonak subdivision, whose
standing crops were damaged in July 2000 by floods, are still awaiting
compensation from the state government.
AMRITSAR, Feb 7 —
Sounding a warning to the Badal government, the Kisan Sangharsh
Committee has said that the Deputy Commissioner’s failure to return
the amount “dubiously” obtained by commission agents from paddy
farmers till February 10 will invite angry protests from farmers.
PHAGWARA, Feb 7 — Mr
Piare Lal, superintendent, octroi, has been placed under suspension
for dereliction of duty, it was learnt yesterday. At least 15
employees of a private octroi contractor have also reportedly been
sacked for their misbehaviour with a Nabha-bound trader yesterday.
administration complex gets nod
BATHINDA, Feb 7 — The
Punjab Government has decided to construct a district administrative
complex in the town to house all offices in one complex for the
convenience of public and to provide accommodation to those offices
which were in a bad shape.
work to be over by Feb 28
BATHINDA, Feb 7 — Mr
Ajaib Singh Bhatti, Additional Deputy Commissioner, said that census
in the district would be completed from February 9 to February 28,2001
and all preparations had been made for this purpose.
FCI offer on old rice
CHANDIGARH, Feb 7 — The Food Corporation of India has decided to offer more than one-year-old rice of various categories lying in the Punjab region at the rate of the current levy price of rice plus the cost of gunny-bags.
arrested for cheating
RAMPURAPHUL, Feb 7 —
The district police has arrested three persons who were allegedly
charging commission from people by getting bank loans arranged for
them. They were allegedly taking a commission of Rs 20,000 per loan
case. The three accused namely Kulwant Singh of Goniana, Harbans Singh
of Mandikalan and Hardeep Singh were running the racket for the past
jump before train
MUKTSAR, Feb 7 —
Balkrishan and Simranjit Kaur of Bhagsar village of this district
committed suicide by jumping before a train this morning.
co-chairman held for fraud
MALERKOTLA, Feb 7 — The
Varanasi police arrested Mr Prem Goyal, co-chairman of the local DAV
Centenary Senior Secondary Public School this yesterday.
education blocks rationalised
FARIDKOT, Feb 7 — The
Punjab Government has rationalised 221 primary blocks to promote
science and commerce in the state. Under the plan a school equipped
with all equipment of science will be opened in each block from the
next academic session. The existing institutions will, however, work
as usual, Mr Jagtar Singh Khatra, DPI (S), Punjab, told mediapersons
on PMT merit opposed
AMRITSAR, Feb 7 — The
proposed move to give 50 per cent weightage to the marks obtained in
plus two examination while deciding on the merit to PMT for admission
to medical colleges has been opposed by the National Students Union of
salaries paid to teachers
FAZILKA, Feb 7 — About
10000 teachers and employees working in senior secondary schools of
Punjab under the plan scheme have not been paid their salaries for