Ceasefire to prove costly:
PHAGWARA, Feb 13 — In his first ever comment on the national scenario, the Bahujan Samaj Party president, Mr Kanshi Ram, yesterday said the BSP will not pull down the Vajpayee government but rather wanted it to complete its full term so that the government got discredited completely and the Prime Minister had nothing to tell people except that he had remained busy keeping together the 25-party coalition.
Bhunder: CM fulfilled
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The SAD General Secretary and Member, Rajya Sabha, Mr Balwinder Singh Bhunder, said yesterday under the dynamic leadership of the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, the SAD-BJP government in the last four years, has led Punjab towards self-sufficient and self-reliance in all fields and has fulfilled the aspirations of Punjabis.
Dasehra savings for quake-hit
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — People from far and near are landing in the Tribune office with their contributions for the Gujarat quake victims. One such delegation of Dasehra Committee, Abohar, came all the way to deliver a draft of Rs 1.23 lakh to the Editor of The Tribune for onward transmission to the Gujarat Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Urea project: team
SANGRUR, Feb 13 — A four-member high-level team headed by Mr Yogesh Goyal, General Manager, PSIDC, visited the town and other parts of the district yesterday as apart of its two-day visit for selecting a site for setting up of the Rs 1,500-crore ammonia urea fertiliser project in Sangrur.
Oil refinery: route for pipeline
PHULOKHARI (Bathinda), Feb 13 — The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) authorities have identified land for crude receipt terminal (CRT) for Guru Gobind Singh Oil Refinery being set up here and have also finalised the route of 1011-km long pipeline from Mundra (Gujarat) to CRT.
Healthcare: land at
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has decided to provide world class healthcare facilities in the state with the participation of the private sector in 13 different specialities. The land will be provided to the applicants at concenssional rates.
Bathinda in need of
BATHINDA: “Band paiya darwaza, jiwen phatak Kot Kapure da”. These lines from a Punjabi song were written by a lyricist at the level crossing on the Muktsar road in Kot Kapura town which used to remain closed to traffic most of the time, causing inconvenience to the public. Now an overbridge has been constructed there and traffic is
smooth, much to the relief of residents.
Malfunctioning of phones hit police
BATHINDA, FEB 13 — When everybody is going for mobile phones the district police is facing a unique problem of not being able to make calls from the telephones provided at the police stations.
Feb 13 — Mr Gurnek Singh, senior vice-president of the Revenue Patwar Union, Punjab, said in a press statement here yesterday that patwaris would hold a rally at Majitha on February 16 in protest against their “victimisation” by the Badal government.
Be honest tax payer, says
BATHINDA, Feb 13 — Mr J.S. Ahluwalia, Chief Commissioner, Income Tax (north-west zone), said the people should pay taxes honestly and that the money collected as taxes was the building block of the country. He was speaking at a meeting of traders of the region here today.
SHSAD threatens dharna over chowk
BARNALA, Feb 13 — The Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) has threatened to stage a dharna and block traffic on the Handiaya Kanchian crossroad — where
Mansa, Bathinda, Barnala and Sangrur bypass roads converge — if a chowk was not constructed there within one month.
Stone of traffic cell
Feb 13 — Mr Gurdas Singh Badal, former MP, today laid the foundation stone of a highway integrated traffic enforcement cell at Jassi Baghwali village. The cell will be established by the district police for providing immediate help to victims of highway accidents.
scheme for allotting plots
Feb 13 — Mr Ranjit Singh Balian, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, said yesterday that the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority
(PUDA) had finalised an attractive package to allot plots to private institutions for setting up of high-level basic health infrastructure in the state.
Decision on use of MC vehicles
LUDHIANA, Feb 13 — The Punjab Government has revoked the three-month-old ban on the use of official vehicles by municipal corporation officials in the state.
7 held for smuggling poppy
BATHINDA, FEB 13 — The district police has arrested 7 persons allegdly involved in the smuggling of narcotics and recovered 1 kg of opium and 80 kg of poppy husk.
SANGRUR, FEB 13
— With the arrest of three persons, the local police claims to have solved a murder case involving Surjit Singh, a resident of Gadhu Khurad in
Mansa, who was missing since January 22 and whose body was fished out of canal at Doomwali village in Bathinda a few days ago.
Three arrested in
TARN TARAN, Feb 13 — The Sadar police has arrested three persons allegedly involved in a burglary case at Khhabbe Dogran village three days ago.
killed in mishap
DHURI, Feb 13 — One person was killed, when his scooter rammed into a Pepsu Roadways Transport Corporation
(PRTC) bus on the Malerkotla road near truck union here late last evening.
6000 computers for
KAPURTHALA, Feb 13 — The Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen
J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today said the law would take its own course in the filing of two cases by the CBI against Brig V.P. Singh and the private companies involved in the fodder scam of several
PATIALA, Feb 13 — The Forum for Educational Action of Reform (FEAR) yesterday expressed serious concern over the ways and means by which Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia allowed migrations in the prestigious professional courses for MBA and MCA from its Talwandi Sabo centre to the main department in the university by creating “additional seats” and charging Rs 1 lakh as transfer fee per case.
Career Advancement Scheme given green
PATIALA, Feb 13 — The Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, cleared the way for the University Management to resume selection process for the promotion of teachers under the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) of the University Grants Commission (UGC) by giving his approval here today.