Saturday, April 28, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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Trouble brewing for PPCC chief
New Delhi, April 27
There are indications of Capt Amarinder Singh facing opposition to his continuance as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC).

CM’s surprise visit to school, hospital
Kotla Bajwara (Fatehgarh Sahib), April 27
Overawed by the surprise visit of the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today to their school, members of the staff and students of the Government High School here had every reason to feel happy at the end of the day.

BJP to project Badal as CM
Chandigarh, April 27
Mr Parkash Singh Badal continues to be the best bet for the BJP. The party will project him as the Chief Minister for the next term also.
However, before doing so, the BJP will urge Mr Badal to announce some concessions for the urban voters, who are understood to be the votebank of the party.

Zaffarwal ‘saved’ Badal during militancy
Amritsar, April 27
Mr Jasbir Singh Dimpa, general secretary, Indian Youth Congress has alleged that Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, a self-styled chief of the Khalistan Commando Force, was treated as state guest during the police remand.

Fire renders nine families homeless
Bathinda, April 27
As many as nine families were rendered homeless when a major fire which broke out, allegedly due to the firework display at a marriage party destroyed their dwellings completely on Thursday night at Gurukul Basti of the city.

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Congress leaders feel urgent need for unity
Ludhiana, April 27
The development blitzkrieg launched by the Akali Dal-BJP government with an obvious eye on the assembly elections seems to have made the Pradesh Congress Committee feel the urgency of a unity within the party. According to the PCC President, Capt Amarinder Singh, all leaders, including Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar and Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, have been working together and mobilising the workers.


Pining for a glimpse of friends
Amritsar, April 27
Even after 54 years of Partition, many octogenarians assemble outside Gurdwara Nankana Sahib (Pakistan) hoping to catch a glimpse of their near and dear ones who were left behind in India.

More hepatitis-B cases detected
Bathinda, April 27
As more cases of hepatitis-B have been surfacing in Chauke village, the district health authorities have started a massive campaign to prevent the disease from becoming an epidemic.

Divorcees ‘more prone’ to suicide
Nawanshahr, April 27
A panel discussion on the causes, myths, misconceptions, epidemiological factors, risk factors, management and prevention of suicide, at Guru Nanak College of Nursing, Dhahan Kaleran was organised under the presidentship of Mrs Jasbir Kaur, Principal of the college, 20 km from here today. 

Notification on AIDS for docs
Amritsar, April 27
HIV infection can strike not only the monogamous partner of a polygamous HIV-infected person or the neighbourhood friends sharing a common needle to get blissful highs after a dose of cocaine, morphine etc; doctors and paramedical staff treating HIV positive patients are at an equally high risk to contract the dreaded disease.

Jt Director Chatha suspended
Chandigarh, April 27
The Punjab Government has suspended Mr Balwant Singh Chatha, Joint Director, Animal Husbandry (Feed and Fodder), with immediate effect. During the suspension period, his headquarters will be at the office of the Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, Patiala.

Namaz offered after 54 years at mosque
Sangrur, April 27
Members of the Muslim community today offered namaz after 54 years at a deserted mosque at Kakra village near Bhawanigarh, about 25 km from here.

10 lakh released for informers
Jalandhar, April 27
The state government has released a sum of Rs 10 lakh to vigilance bureau, Jalandhar range, for disbursement to people giving information about the corrupt government officials.

Proposal to benefit employees’ kin
Ludhiana, April 27
A ray of hope is in sight for persons seeking jobs in the state Postal Department on compassionate grounds. The department has sent a proposal to the headquarters in New Delhi for filling several vacant posts from among the pending applications. The proposal, if accepted, will help the department tackle the problem of shortage of staff.

Pharmacists to hold rallies
Bathinda, April 27
Activists of the Punjab State Pharmacists Association, who have been feeling cheated by the Punjab Government due to non-implementation of their demands, have threatened to launch an agitation.

Life span of thermal power units to go up
Bathinda, April 27
Decks have been cleared for carrying out major renovation and modernisation (R and M) exercise at the cost of Rs 230 crore to increase the life span of unit number one and two of the local Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plan (GNDTP) by 15 to 20 years.

PSEB staff hold dharna
Barnala, April 27
In response to a call given by the Joint Action Committee (comprising Punjab State Electricity Board Employees Federation, Technical Services Union, JE Council PSEB, and Ministerial Staff Clerical Union), employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) staged a protest dharna and rally today at the local PSEB office complex to express their resentment against victimisation of 12 PSEB employees of Shehna PSEB suburban subdivision.

Drug de-addiction camp opens
Abohar, April 27
A meeting of senior police officials of Punjab and Rajasthan will be held soon to discuss measures to check inflow of opium from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh and poppy husk from Rajasthan to Punjab through the Hanumangarh, Sriganganagar and Abohar roads by truck operators.


Rain-affected wheat a storage problem
Patiala, April 27
Mr Balwant Singh of Dakala is all smiles on wheat procurement. He has reason to be. He has been able to sell off his entire produce at government prices despite the fact that his crop had been discoloured due to an untimely spell of rain.


New SSPs for 2 Punjab dists

Chandigarh, April 27
Two Punjab districts — Kapurthala and Gurdaspur — will have new Senior Superintendents of Police as the state government ordered the transfer of six police officers here today. Mr Rajan Gupta, on promotion, has been appointed Inspector-General of Police, Border Range, in place of Mr A. P. Pandey, who has been appointed Inspector-General, Commando, Bahadurgarh, in Patiala district.


2 held, scooter, pistol seized
Jalandhar, April 27
The district police has arrested two robbers and recovered a stolen vehicle and seized a country-made pistol from them.

Man, son convicted for adulteration
Mansa, April 27
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sukhdev Singh, convicted Ranjeev Singh Agarwal and his father Hakam Singh Agarwal, owners of M/s Singh Karyana Store, Bhikhi, in the district under Section 16(i) of the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act and sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment for one year and one-and-half years, respectively.


A school in collapsing building
Patiala, April 27
A small verandah. That is what may soon be left of the Government Middle School at Diru Ki Majri, if the present state of neglect continues. The two rooms given to it in a dharamshala, are hardly usable and the teachers do not take the risk of taking classes in these unsafe rooms. The room meant to be its office is used as a store room. It leaks heavily during the rains and will soon become totally unusable.


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