gets diagnostic centre
JALANDHAR, Feb 8 —
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced a Rs 3 crore
diagnostic centre for Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences being set
up in the city.
with Lions Club help
FATEHGARH SAHIB: The
local District Transport Office is perhaps the first such office in
Punjab to introduce computerised, compact and coloured registration
certificates for motor vehicles with the help of a voluntary
organisation. Under the scheme, neither the government nor the
applicant will have to bear the expenses on the document.
trucks carrying relief flagged off
PHAGWARA, Feb 8 —
Punjab Tourism Minister Swarna Ram today flagged off 10 trucks loaded
with relief material for the Gujarat quake victims. Besides this, Som
Pritam Singh presented a draft for Rs 5,67,175 to the DC Mr U.K.
kids call on Punjab Governor
CHANDIGARH Feb 8 —
Twenty non- resident Indian children led by Mr David Finn, Mr. Jia
Bhatti and Mrs Jasvir Kaur now on a visit to India at the initiative
of the NRI Sabha, today called on Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen. J.F.R.
Jacob (retd) at Punjab Raj Bhavan here today .
mandal to expose corrupt
FAZILKA, Feb 8 — The
Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal will constitute a 25-member committee to
gather information regarding assets amassed by officers by illegal
means and the gathered information will be sent to the CBI for probe.
This was stated by Mr Madan Lal Kapoor, president of the mandal, in an
interview to this correspondent.
tricked by GM?
BATHINDA, Feb 8 — Mr
Raj Singh Sidhu, General Manager, Pepsu Road Transport Corporation,
Bathinda-1, allegedly forced Mr Gurdeep Singh, a conductor working in
his office, to sign an affidavit stating that he had no complaints
valley that stinks
BATHINDA, Feb 7 —
Gobinder Singh (name changed) of hazoora-Kapoora Colony of this town
is hardly 25 but he is suffering from asthma. Another resident, Remal
Singh (name changed) was fit a few years ago, but now his health has
started deteriorating even though he is yet to complete 35. He is also
of market feared
BATHINDA, Feb 8 —
Two-feet garbage at the basement of the Mahabir Gole market, a
shopping complex in the heart of the city, has caused fear among all
shopkeepers that the multi-storeyed building built 24 years ago could
collapse any time if the district administration did not solve the
to protest Sikh killing
BATHINDA, Feb 8 — A
march led by Jathedar Kewal Singh of Takht Shri Damdama Sahib,
Talwandi Sabo, was held in the city today to protest against the
killing of Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir. The march started from the
Quila Mubarak and concluded at the office of the Deputy Commissioner.
MALERKOTLA, Feb 8 — No
person was arrested by the Varanasi police here on Tuesday. This was
stated by Mr Kulshinder Singh, DSP, Malerkotla, today. He denied
reports published in newspapers regarding the arrest.
KAPURTHALA, Feb 8 — Mr
Ram Vilas Paswan inaugurated 10,000 line exchange at the local Kamra
to give aid to disabled soldiers
BATHINDA, Feb 8 — The
Central Government has taken the decision to provide the financial
assistance to the next of kin of those who died in war and to disabled
soldiers who were boarded out in medical category ‘EEE’ between
August 15, 1947, to 30, April, 1999.
phase II begins today
SANGRUR, Feb 8 —
Population enumeration, the second phase of “Census of India,
2001”, will begin in Punjab from tomorrow. The exercise will be
carried out up to February 28. The enumeration will be done by 53,000
enumerators and supervisors.
lakh fake currency seized
PHAGWARA, Feb 8 — The
CIA, staff, Kapurthala, last night nabbed three persons with fake
currency notes worth Rs 1.59 lakh. Some computer scanners were also
recovered from the local Hargobind Nagar market, it was learnt today.
killed, 11 hurt in mishap
HOSHIARPUR, Feb 8 —
Four residents of Jhinger Kalan village were killed and 11 injured
when a truck hit their tractor-trailor from the rear on the Jhinger
Kalan Sikri link road at about 10.20 a.m. today.
killed, 5 hurt as jeep, Canter collide
SANGRUR, Feb 8 — Three
persons were killed and five injured when a Jeep and a Canter collided
on Moonak-Tohana road near Moonak today.
paramour killed by husband, kin
PHULA (Bathinda), Feb 8
— Darshan Singh and Hamir Kaur of this village, who had developed a
liaison, were done to death by Hamir Kaur’s husband Gurmail Singh,
his brothers Hakam Singh and Bikkar Singh and father Bachan Singh last
cafe set on fire
HOSHIARPUR, Feb 8 —
Some computer engineers entered a cyber cafe located at Shimla Pahari
Chowk here and stole compact discs and other software before
setting it on fire last night.
Singh gets 3-yr extension
PATIALA, Feb 8 — The
Punjab Government has granted a three-year extension in service to
Punjab School Education Board Chairman Dr Kehar Singh.
plan for regional centre ready: Soch
GURDASPUR, Feb 8 — Dr
Harbhajan Singh Soch, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar, talking to the media here today, said the master plan for a
regional centre here was ready. The construction of the centre would
be completed by December 31 and would involve an expenditure of Rs 1.5
tussle takes new turn
JALANDHAR, Feb 8 — The
invisible tussle of power at the premises of the Punjab Technical
University here has taken a new turn with the Vice-Chancellor asking
the Income Tax Department to withdraw the Deputy Registrar, Mr Rakesh
Suri, an IRS officer, who was on deputation with the university and
the tendering of resignation by the Registrar, Rear Admiral A.P.
Singh, following allegations that he misrepresented himself as a
senior citizen and had availed concession for railway travel on this
technology to help villagers
BATHINDA, Feb 8 —
Information Technology has helped reduce distances and surpass the
time zones and the very same is all set to happen in the district with
the opening of computer centres at focal points.
lecturers seek PCMS scales
FARIDKOT, Feb 8 —
Resentment prevails among the non-medical lecturers against the
alleged indifferent attitude of the Punjab Government towards their
demands which include revision of their pay scales and promotions at
par with PCMS doctors. There are 18 such lecturers who have been
working on isolated posts at three state government medical colleges
at Amritsar, Faridkot and Patiala since long. They have no promotional
avenues and will retire on the same post.
scandal: threat to Headmaster’s life
BATHINDA, Feb 8 — “My
life is in danger. A senior civil official of the Punjab Government
has been threatening to kill me and get me terminated from service,”
reads the attested affidavit of Mr Karnail Singh Sidhu, Headmaster of
Government Middle School at Phoosmandi village, sent to the Chief
Secretary of Punjab Government in Chandigarh.
reinstates Dr K.C. Singhal
PATIALA, Feb 8 —
Punjabi University today reinstated Dr K.C. Singhal as head of the
School of Business Management by directing the stay of a Syndicate
decision making Dr M.S. Bedi as department’s head after the removal
of Dr Singhal.
bring village life alive on paper
BATHINDA, Feb 8 — When
the students of more than 30 schools were asked to draw on papers what
they had in their minds regarding the richness of village life, almost
all of them brought the village culture alive.
pay for PCMS staff doing PG courses
CHANDIGARH, Feb 8 —
Doctors of the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS), who will be doing
post graduation (PG) courses will be paid their salary and allowances
throughout the duration of the course, a press release issued by the
state Mass Media and Education Officer said here today.
complain to cops against head
BATHINDA, Feb 8 — Staff
members of the local Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and
Technology have moved an application with the police for registering
an FIR against the principal of the college, Dr Narinder Singh, for
“preventing” them for joining the ‘Shobha yatra’ held on the
occasion of Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti yesterday by denying them a
half-day holiday as announced by the Punjab Government.
for technology transfer
PATIALA, Feb 8 — The
Sri Guru Harkrishan College of Management and Technology has entered
into a MoU for technology transfer with WEBCOM Technologies, USA.
cos in each circle to increase
JALANDHAR, Feb 8 — In
what may be good news for mobile users, the Union Telecommunication
Minister, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, said today that to increase competition
and to benefit the consumer, it had been decided to ensure that at
least four mobile-service providers would operate in each of the
telecom circles, where presently the number of operators is limited to
one or two.