Friday, June 8, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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Notice to 7 Editors in Khanpur land case
Kharar, June 7
Mrs Harinder Sidhu, Civil Judge Kharar, today issued notices for June 15 to Editors and Printer Publishers of seven National and Punjab newspapers in a case filed by Mr Bhajan Singh of Jhingra village and Mr Harneik Singh of Singhpura village, for permanent injunction restraining the defendants from publishing any news items in their newspapers concerning the land of the plaintiff and co-sharers, situated in Khanpur village in Kharar tehsil.

15 pc Assembly seats for YC: Sonia
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 7
Mr Krishan Dir Maina, Secretary All-India Youth Congress and in charge Punjab Youth Affairs announced that Mrs Sonia Gandhi, President All-India Congress Committee had decided to allot 15 per cent seats to Youth Congress workers in the coming assembly elections, in the states of Punjab and Uttar Pardesh.

Work on refinery starts at last
Foundation stone laid 2 years back
Bathinda, June 7
Work for the levelling of land and the construction of roads inside Guru Gobind Singh Refinery at Phulokhari, near here, started today, thus keeping the hopes of residents of the region of getting employment and getting other benefits after the completion of the project alive.

Two in illegal detention saved
Victims point accusing finger at IG
Jalandhar, June 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Warrant Officer, Mr Satwinder Kumar, rescued two persons from illegal detention at the local police division No 7 here today.

Decision on Markfed wing deferred
Chandigarh, June 7
Markfed affairs have found an echo in the corridors of the Punjab Government. Though an inquiry has been marked by the Minister of Co-operation, Mr Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, the Chief Secretary, Mr N.K. Arora, is also reported to have apprised himself of its affairs from the Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Mr Suresh Kumar.

I.G BSF (Punjab) hold meeting with farmers of border village in Amritsar sector on Thursday.
IG BSF (Punjab) holds meeting with farmers of border village in Amritsar sector on Thursday.
 — Photo Rajiv Sharma




Action against 6 firms initiated
Levy evasion worth crores
Bathinda, June 7
The police has busted a racket of six business establishments which have caused a loss of revenue to the tune of crores of rupees to the state exchequer by evading market fee, sales tax or rural development fund.

Fake police I-cards in frequent use
Ferozepore, June 7
The detection of a large number of fake Punjab police identity cards with forged signatures of the SSPs has raised many eyebrows and virtually put a question mark on the security aspect in the state.


Badal addresses conference
Claims differences in Sangrur unit sorted out
Sangrur, June 7
A political conference was organised by the district unit of the SAD in connection with the ensuing Assembly elections at the new Grain Market here today. The conference was presided over by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, and President of the SAD.

Expulsion without notice, says Dhanaula
Chandigarh, June 7
Mr Gurinderpal Singh Dhanaula today said he had been expelled from the primary membership of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal because he had questioned certain observations made by the party President, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, at a meeting of the executive of the party.

Rangretta Dal holds meeting
Bathinda, June 7
A meeting of the All-India Rangretta Dal was held here today under the presidentship of Mr Joginder Singh Tiger, state president of the AIRD.


Centre for handicapped to make limbs
The recently set up state-level resource centre for the rehabilitation of handicapped persons here will now also have the facility for making artificial limbs. Experts are being consulted in this regard and the necessary equipment has been purchased. As many as 6,200 handicapped persons have been identified in the district.

Vedanti’s call for unity welcomed
Chandigarh, June 7
A former Punjab Minister, Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, today welcomed the call for Panthic unity given by Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti at the Operation Bluestar anniversary at the Golden Temple on June 6.

Mann for  Indo-Pak probe panel
Phagwara, June 7
The Shiromani Akali Dal ( Amritsar) President, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, has demanded the constitution of a joint Indo-Pakistan commission to probe into the killings of Sikhs in J and K.

State-level protest rally by lawyers
Sangrur, June 7
Boycott of the Punjab police by not appearing in the courts on behalf of police employees and officers, demand for the suspension of the local SDM and the DSP allegedly responsible for the lathi charge on lawyers on May 18 at Sangrur, condemnation of the police lathi charge on the lawyers, withdrawal of cases registered against the Sangrur lawyers and construction of chambers for lawyers at Sangrur were the main resolutions adopted at a state-level protest rally of lawyers, organised by the Sangrur District Bar Association here today.

Punjab, Centre told to pay relief
Chandigarh, June 7
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, has directed the State of Punjab, the Union of India and other respondents to pay Rs 7 lakh to the widow of an officer who died in an accident in December, 1999, after holding that the relief fund rules did not “recognise the expression battle or physical casualty”.

National award for telecom employee
Ropar, June 7
Mr Shyam Lal Gupta, Telecom Technical Assistant here, has been awarded the Bharat Sanchar Doot award, the highest honour at the national level in the category. 

Punjab to promote ayurveda
SAS Nagar, June 7
The Punjab Health Minister today said the government had decided to allot at least 10 per cent of the total health budget for the ayurvedic system of medicine. He was speaking at the inauguration of a panchakarma centre at ayurvedic dispensary in Phase IX here.

Sangat darshan programme
Patiala, June 7
Mr Fakir Singh, a resident of Kalomajra village in Rajpura tehsil, has filed a complaint against his three brothers alleging that they have falsely claimed pension by declaring themselves as freedom fighters.

Four youths electrocuted
Mansa, June 7
Four youths were killed and another injured in Bachhoana village in Budhlada tehsil in the district today while erecting an electric pole. All of them were rushed to a nursing home in Budhlada in the district where four of them were declared brought dead.


Changed office hours to farmers’ benefit
Patiala, June 7
The Punjab Government offices’ new timings from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. have proved to be a boon for agriculturists in the state, with farmers across the state getting four to five hours of more power in addition to the scheduled 8-hour supply.

BKU (Ekta) activists gherao bank
Activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta) gheraoed the Bathinda office of The Bathinda Primary Co-op Agriculture Development Bank Limited, on Thursday, to press for their demand of withdrawl of notices to the farmers on the repayment of loans.

Bathinda, June 7
Activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta) gheraoed the office of the Bathinda Primary Coop Agriculture Development Bank today and demanded that loan recovery notices issued to the farmers be withdrawn.

Activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta) gheraoed the Bathinda office of the Bathinda Primary Co-op Agriculture Development Bank Limited on Thursday to press for their demand of withdrawal of notices to farmers on the repayment of loans. — Photo Kulbir Beera

BKU workers creating rift: arhtiyas
Mansa, June 7
Mr Narinder Paul Danewalia, president of the Punjab State Arhtiyas Association, in a press note issued today alleged that some persons in the guise of members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union were trying to create a rift between farmers and arhtiyas.

Farmers hold protest march
Abohar, June 7
Several hundred farmers, including women, took out a procession against the Irrigation Department on Thursday. Despite heavy rain and knee-deep water, the farmers marched through the main roads of the town.


Badal convenes meeting of DCs
Chandigarh, June 7
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has convened a meeting of Deputy Commissioners on June 11 here to discuss issues like arrangements to be made for the procurement of paddy.


Man posing as RTO arrested
Gang issuing fake route permits busted
Ludhiana, June 7
A large number of transport vehicles, especially trucks, are plying illegally in the state, thanks to the activities of a gang issuing fake route permits bearing duplicate stamps of the Regional Transport Authority, Patiala, allegedly in connivance with government employees.

Police fails to nab murder suspects
Gurdaspur, June 7
The police has failed to arrest suspected murderers of Chhinder Pal, a resident of Chhina Ret Wala, Batala, who was done to death on May 31 in his village.


Relax condition for promotion: teachers
Nawanshahr, June 7
Mr Vijay Kumar Dutta, president of the local unit of the Punjab State General Category Welfare Federation, in a press note issued here today said that a delegation of the federation led by Mr Balbir Singh Bains, state vice-president, had met the Education Secretary and DPI (S), Punjab and demanded relaxation in the condition of seven years’ experience as headmaster for promoting headmasters/headmistresses belonging to the general category as principals.

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