Wednesday, April 25, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Farmers block traffic for non-payment
Khanna, April 24
Around 500 farmers and commission agents blocked traffic on the G.T. Road near main gate of local grain market, supposed to be the biggest in Asia, in protest against the non-payment of sold wheat and for not procuring the discoloured wheat by the procurement agencies here today. 

Huge stocks of wheat pile up in the Khanna mandi as government agencies have not started procurement.
Huge stocks of wheat pile up in the Khanna mandi as government agencies have not started procurement. 
— Photo Inderjeet Verma

Punjabi Tribune ‘promotes’ farmers’ cause
Ludhiana, April 24
The Punjabi Tribune has outshone other newspapers in taking up the cause of the farmers of the state, according to a recent study by Punjab Agriculture University.

Robbery: staff change statements
Ludhiana, April 24
Police investigations into the yesterday’s robbery outside Punjab and Sind Bank are narrowing down the suspicion on some bank employees while the involvement of a senior officer was also not ruled out.



Hectic lobbying for PAU posts
Ludhiana, April 23
Hectic parleys are on in the process for filling up four prize postings at Punjab Agricultural University here which are already lying vacant or will fall vacant in near future. 


It works like magic
HEN you first hear about Feng Shui and the exciting promises that it makes, it is absolutely understandble not to believe in it. One can surely be put into doubt when he hears that merely by living in harmony with your environment according to Feng Shui, one can attain all the success, wealth and health that brings satisfaction in life. 

Politicians in general and rulers in particular have always enjoyed the privilege of dictating terms. They get things done and undone on their own terms and conditions. Seldom have politicians, more so those in power, been found taking dictation and that, too, from the common people.



Implement pay panel report: pensioners
Ludhiana, April 24
The Punjab Government Pensioners’ Association has demanded the implementation of the Fourth Punjab Pay Commission report at the earliest that had recommended the benefit of old age allowance for the pensioners at the age of 65 and 75 years at the first and second stage, respectively, way back in February, 1998.

Hassle-free driving licence at a cost
Ludhiana, April 24
Do you want a temporary or a permanent driving licence. Contact an agent outside the District Transport Officer’s office. Pay him a small amount extra depending upon the ‘genuineness of the case’ besides the necessary documents.

Rehabilitation centre denies staff charges
Ludhiana, April 24
The Executive Director of the Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre has claimed that a few of its employees are indulging in ‘anti-social’ activities against the interest of the institution.

Banks’ functioning reviewed
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 24
Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a district-level Review Committee meeting here today asked the bankers to give loans to the weaker section of society on priority basis and emphasised the need to provide financial assistance to the poor with active involvement of NOGs.

Development is poll gimmickry, feels public
Ludhiana, April 24
Notwithstanding the denials by the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal that the recently intensified campaign in launching various developmental projects is routine, barring few exceptions, the general impression among people remains that these programmes are election oriented given their timing and location.

Shobha yatra taken out
Ludhiana, April 24
A ‘kalash and shobha yatra’ was taken out from Vishnu temple on the Islamia School road which passed through various parts of the old city here today. The yatra was organised to mark the beginning of ‘Navkundiya Shri Ram Mahayagya’ which will go on till May 2 at the Daresi grounds.



Fraud in city post office
Ludhiana, April 24
A fraud is reported to have been committed in a post office in the Clock Tower as a number of National Saving Certificates have gone missing from the post office.



Students, teachers seek grace marks
Doraha, April 24
The descriptive type questions asked in the office management and secretarial practice paper of BA (part III), as against the prescribed instructions, thus leading to the shortage of time, has lead the students and teachers of the subject to demand grace marks from Punjab University, in this regard.

Five school trustees quit
Khanna, April 24
Five members of the local AS High School Trust and Management Society, which runs four educational institutes in the city, have resigned from the managing committee against the alleged unbearable conduct of the president of the trust.


IMA branch office-bearers


Vikas Pratap takes over as new DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 24
Mr Vikas Pratap has taken charge as new Deputy Commissioner here. While addressing mediapersons after taking charge he said the media should play a constructive role and highlight public problems. He said mediapersons should work as a link between society and the administration.Top

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