Friday, February 16, 2001,
Chandigarh, India






RS poll divides CM’s attention
Chandigarh, February 15
An interesting political battle is on the cards between the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Chief campaigner against him, Mr Ravi Inder Singh with regard to the Rajya Sabha seat.

SHSAD threat to disrupt Budget session
Ferozepore, February 15
Legislators owing allegiance to the breakaway Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal has vowed to stall the proceedings of the House during the coming Budget session on the paddy issue.

Nangal Fertilisers project commissioned
Ropar, February 15
National Fertilisers Limited, one of the leading producers of nitrogenous fertilisers in the country, has commissioned its Nangal expansion project with an installed capacity of 1.50 lakh tonnes of urea per annum at a cost of Rs 161 crore. With this, the total installed capacity of the Nangal unit of the company has increased to 4.80 lakh tonne urea per annum.

Cop complains against SHO
Suspended after inquiry
Ferozepore, February 15
The alleged incident of tearing of an FIR by the in charge of the city police station here has sparked a controversy.
An inquiry into the incident by a Superintendent of Police has indicted lower-rung cops for “cooking up” the complaint.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Man marries sister just for Canadian visa
Bathinda, February 15
Rajinder Singh, a resident of Mehraj Basti of Rampuraphul, reportedly married his sister Ranvir Kaur to get a visa for Canada.

Get going, Arora tells juniors
Chandigarh, February 15
Maximum utilisation of Government of India plans, efficient disposal of papers, well-regulated and well-planned visits to the Union Capital and monitoring of the implementation of decisions taken at meetings is part of the agenda the new Chief Secretary of Punjab, Mr Naresh Kumar Arora, has spelt out to various senior officials of the state, including administrative secretaries, through his demi-official letters.


Cong ‘stumped’ over freepower issue
Bathinda, February 15
Mr Babu Singh, secretary, district unit of SAD, said on Tuesday that the decision of the Punjab Government to extend the facilities of free power for the tubewell connections to Scheduled Caste farmers had left the Congress and other political parties without any issue.


Decision on ceasefire at right time: George
Phillaur, February 15
Union Defence Minister Geroge Fernandes has announced that the Union Government led by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will decide on the ceasefire issue at an appropriate time.

Traffic rules’ violation despite HC order
Ferozepore, February 15
Despite the high court order seeking the implementation of traffic rules in the region, the local police and the district transport authorities have failed to reduce road safety rules violations.

Pinky was an ex-militant: DSP
Chandigarh, February 15
Admitting Inspector Gurmeet Singh Pinky to be a former militant, the State of Punjab today claimed that investigations in the murder case registered against him were being conducted without ‘favouring him’.

Preparations on for Hola Mohalla
Ropar, February 15
The district administration has started preparations for Hola Mohalla at Anandpur Sahib, from March 5 to 10. A meeting in this regard was held under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr G.S. Grewal, last evening.

Railway staff hold dharna 
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 15
The Northern Railway Men’s Union (Ambala division) held a protest rally and staged a dharna outside the railway station at Sirhind town today against GM, Northern Railway, for allegedly implicating union leaders in false cases, issuing chargesheets and for his alleged dictatorial attitude towards the employees. Hundreds of employees, led by senior union leaders from the northern region, raised slogans against the GM.

FIR quashed

Chandigarh, February 15
Allowing a writ petition, Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today quashed a first information report registered against a medical officer on the allegations of accepting bribe for conducting a medical termination of pregnancy. Mr Justice Nijjar also quashed the proceedings pending in the court of Special Judge at Kapurthala.

Ex-DC’s kin allege harassment
Bathinda, February 15
Ms Surinder Sidhu and Mr Ravinder Singh Sidhu, daughter and son of late Sardar Bhadur Pritam Singh Sidhu, who served as Deputy Commissioner in the princely state of Patiala, have been running from pillar to post to get a criminal case registered against those who has allegedly into trespassed into their residential premises and were trying to evict them from there .

Mulazim Dal to set up more units
Faridkot, February 15
The All-India Rashtriya Mulazim Dal has launched a campaign to set up a unit in each state to sort out problems of the employees in all government departments in the country. Three units have already been established in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi.

Millers’ concern over delay in payments
Patiala, Feb 15 
The State government’s assurance to rice millers to accept levy rice on a priority basis by providing sufficient space and release of payments promptly so as to encourage the millers to adopt new levy routes was shelved and the delivery of levy rice was tagged with the custom milling even before the end of last year.

TB detection camps on Feb 26
Faridkot, February 15
The district Health Department in Association with various voluntary organisations has planned to eradicate tuberculosis in the district. Under the scheme camps will be organised in slum areas and villages to detect TB patients. Two such camps will be held at the local Bazigar Basti and Dheemawali village on February 26 to identify TB patients, if any.

Be innovative, Justice Punchhi tells lawyers
Abohar, February 15
Justice M.M. Punchhi, a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court advised lawyers to inculcate innovative ideas with an introspection to concentrate on work to become successful in profession.

Employee forced to retire ‘voluntarily’
Ferozepore, February 15
A controversy has rocked the local Markfed office after Joginder Pal Handa, former senior assistant, accused the District Manager of forcing him to voluntarily retire from service.

Sanitation scheme for village SCs
Bathinda, February 15
The Punjab Government has earmarked Rs 7 crore for launching Rural Sanitation for Scheduled Caste Only scheme in the state in the current year.

Govt proposal on PF withdrawals condemned
Patiala, February 15
The Punjab and UT Employees Joint Action Committee has condemned the decision of the Union Government for initiating a proposal to tax the provident fund withdrawals at the rate of 30 per cent.

Probe ordered
Bathinda, February 15
Residents of Kotha Natha Singh village have moved an application before the Deputy Commissioner to enquire into the alleged land grabbing plans of some influential persons of the village.


Farm technology agency set up
Sangrur, February 15
Sangrur district has established Agriculture Technology Management Agency recently under the National Agriculture Technology Project to integrate all agriculture related extension and research activities in the district by having coordination with all government departments, research organisations, non-government organisations and agencies, involved in agriculture development activities.

Farmers’ ultimatum on canal water
Abohar, February 15
Farmers of Abohar subdivision today served an ultimatum to the Executive Engineer, Irrigation, at Circle here that an agitation will be launched in a phased manner from February 28 if water supply in the canals and sub canals in this area was not regularised by then.

Farm technocrats meet Badal
Amritsar, February 15
Farm technocrats of Punjab have urged the state government to implement the already-taken decision on December 8 and to rectify the November 28 notification in which the pay scales and status of agriculture technocrats was lowered.


Centre gives 11.15 lakh to Bathinda
Bathinda, February 15
The Central Government has released Rs 11.15 lakh for the district under the Prime Minister’s Gram Uday Scheme. Mr Jaspal Singh, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of the officials of the administration here today, said that the Centre was helping all districts of Punjab under the scheme. The meeting was convened to review various ongoing development projects in the district.


Warrants against two on farmer’s plea
Bathinda, February 15
Mr K.K. Lomas, Judicial Magistrate, Class I, Bahinda, has issued non-bailable warrants against Jiwan Lal and his father, Parveen Kumar, commission agents of Goniana Mandi for alleged non-payment of dues to Raj Singh, a farmer of Aklia Kalan village, for the paddy purchased from the latter.

22 booked for encroachment
Pathankot, February 15 
On a complaint of Mr Karam Chand of Basroop village , the police has registered a case against 22 persons. According to police sources, Mr Karam Chand had been cultivating a land situated at Basroop village since 1980.

Married woman raped by relative
Tarn Taran, February 15
A married woman of Lauka village, the wife of a BSF soldier posted in Jammu sector, has been reportedly raped by a relative.

Gang of robbers busted, 3 held
Jalandhar, February 15
The district police claims to have busted a six-member gang involved in looting train passengers with the arrest of three of its members here today. Two pistols were seized from them.


Dist education institute in bad shape
Deon (Bathinda), February 15
The District Institute of Education and Training which caters to the needs of the district for the training of students in the Elementary Teachers Training course is in bad shape.

PUTA show concern over VC’s participation
Patiala, February 15
A large number of teachers participated in a dharna in front of the Vice-Chancellor’s office held by the Punjabi University Teachers Association here today.

Symposium on biodiversity
Patiala, Feb 15
The ecological balance is becoming so acute by every passing day that the very existence of life on earth has become a puzzle. The man made phenomenon with the byproducts of urbanisation and industrialisation based on the capitalist industrial revolution has made nature an inanimated matter.

ABVP against move to hike tuition fee
Faridkot, February 15
The Akhil Bharati Vidyarthi Parishad will oppose any move of the Central and the state governments to hike the tuition fees in educational institutions.

Cultural and sports meet
Patiala, February 15
The first annual sports day was organised by Kaintal School here. About 280 children of the school participated in the meet. The meet will be an annual feature in the future, according to Mrs Neena Dhundia, Principal of the school.


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