Wednesday, March 7, 2001,
Chandigarh, India




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Cattle die of mysterious disease
Khanna, March 6
Farmers of several villages in the district are having sleepless nights as a virulent disease is gradually claiming the lives of their precious livestock which are the sole means of their very sustenance.

Chautala: sops harming farmers
Jalandhar, March 6
Stating that free power and water was harming the interests of Punjab farmers and was resulting in widespread wastage of groundwater, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said today that he had advised his Punjab counterpart, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, against it.

Ceasefire a surrender to terrorism: Buta
Jalandhar, March 6
While criticising the BJP-led Central Government for announcing unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, which had taken toll of hundreds of security forces and members of minority communities, Mr Buta Singh, a former union Home Minister and MP, alleged that the Central Government had virtually surrendered before the ever increasing terrorism in the valley.

Indiaís appeal to UN questioned
Chandigarh, March 6
The Akali Dal (Amritsar) President and MP, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, today expressed his serious concern over the demolition of statues of the Buddha by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

DAVP tightens noose around small papers
Patiala, March 6
Roop does not have any looks to show, Swaran is gold no longer, Senapati is not fighting and Inteqam no longer taking revenge. 

Anandpur Sahib




SHSAD MLAs hold meeting
Ludhiana, March 6
A meeting of SHSAD leaders was held here today at Jigiana, near here, under the chairmanship of Mr G.S. Tohra. It was, among others, attended by legislators Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, Hira Singh Ghabria and Manjit Singh Calcutta.

Third front must, says Chandumajra
Mansa, March 6
Former Member Parliament and veteran leader of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD), Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra, while talking to mediapersons at Bahadurpur village in the district today, stressed the need to create a third front. 

MC poll postponed
Samana, March 6
The election for the presidentship and vice-presidentship of Samana Municipal Council which was to be held yesterday has been postponed till March 12 by the Returning Officer-cum-SDM, Mr Manpreet Singh Chhatbal.


Jatha may leave for Pak on April 11
Amritsar, March 6
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) is making efforts to organise a tour of Sikh jatha to Pakistan. Tours to the neighbouring country were banned during the earlier tenure of Bibi Jagir Kaur in November 1999.

Punjab police officers to visit UK
Chandigarh, March 6
Four officers of the Punjab police ó an Additional Director-General and three Deputy Directors of the Punjab Police Academy ó will visit the United Kingdom for a fortnight from March 25 for studying the possibility of future projects on various policing subjects.

Admnís assurance to HC on poll
Maur Mandi, March 6
The election to the posts of president and vice-president of the local municipal council has taken a new turn with the district administration giving a commitment in the Punjab and Haryana High Court today that it will be held in a free and fair manner on March 7.

40 students honoured by police
Kapurthala, March 6
In an effort to boost the morale of the students who have excelled in academic, sports and extracurricular activities, the Kapurthala police, perhaps for the first time in its history, honoured 40 students of 10 colleges of this district at a function held at the residence of the SSP here on Monday evening.

Prof Manjit condemns Taliban act
Anandpur Sahib (Ropar), March 6
The Jathedar of Takht Shri Kesgarh Sahib, Prof Manjit Singh, at a press conference today condemned the demolition of world-famous Buddhist statues by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Manak, Gill regale audience
Patiala, March 6
It was a rich fare at the annual Mela Melian Da organised at Majri Akalian near here, today with a huge rural crowd being regaled by entertainers including Kuldeep Manak, Gurbhajan Gill and Jaswinder Brar.

Appoint municipal commissioner: manch
Amritsar, March 6
The local Vikas Manch in a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has urged him to appoint a permanent commissioner to the Municipal Corporation.


Cane growers allege bunglings
Faridkot, March 6
The Sugarcane Growers Association, Faridkot, in a resolution passed at its meeting held here last evening alleged bunglings had been made by the management of local cooperative sugar mill in connection with the sale of press mud and bagasse.


2 held in land grab case
Gurdaspur, March 6
The police has arrested Nanak Singh of Gurdaspur and his father-in-law Prithi Singh of Purana Shalla 10 km from here, for grabbing land of Mrs Nirmal Kaur, an NRI. Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP said today that the land measured 22 marlas and was worth several lakhs of rupees.

Eunuchs clash, youth castrated
Hoshiarpur, March 6
Zaheed Khan, a resident of Vikas Nagar in Dehra Dun district was castrated following a clash between two groups of eunuchs at Lambra village.

11 Nihangs hurt in firing incident
Anandpur Sahib, March 6
The police has taken control of a dera of Nihangs on the Dashmesh Academy road here, after 11 persons were injured in a firing incident yesterday. A strict vigil is being maintained to avert any untoward incident due to the rivalry between Nihangs.

Charge sheet filed in Pinky case
Ludhiana, March 6
The police has filed a chargesheet in Avtar murder case. While the demoted police inspector Gurmeet Singh Pinky faces charges of murder under Section 302 of the IPC, other seven accused have also been named in the chargesheet.


Modern academy for RSS teachers
Ludhiana, March 6
Vidya Bharti, affiliated to the RSS and running a chain of educational institutions across the country, will set up a modern academy at Mansa. The academy will cater to the needs of teachers in Vidya Bharti schools in the north.

Computer course must for degree: VC
Phagwara, March 6
In a major policy step, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, will make computer IT course mandatory for graduate and post-graduate degrees by 2005, according to Dr H.S. Soch, Vice-Chancellor of the university.

Government college in poor shape
The local Government Rajindra College, one of the oldest educational institutions in the Malwa region, is in bad shape.
The leaking roofs of the building, the unsafe auditorium, inadequate number of classrooms, absence of an arts block and the poor condition of laboratories have failed to stir the authorities concerned to set things right.


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