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200 get jobs on fake forms
CBI on trail of Punjab gang

Chandigarh, July 23
The Central Bureau of Investigation is hot on the trail of a gang involved in issuing fake nomination forms of the Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi. According to the information available from sources, these nomination forms were purportedly issued by the Staff Selection Commission from the year 1989 onwards.

Clash over ‘polluting’ unit, four injured
Jalandhar, July 23
Fed up of the nuisance and pollution caused by a sweetmeat manufacturing unit for the past 10 years in Makhdoompura and adjoining localities, hundreds of residents of these localities, particularly women, had a scuffle with employees of the unit today, resulting in injuries to four residents.

Mahant ‘resurrected’ to grab land
Chandigarh, July 23
Mahant Manohar Dass died in 1952 in Ramparshad village of Montgomery district of Pakistan. But he was “resurrected” in 1997 in a village of Muktsar district. Though it sounds unbelievable, it is true. And this is part of the official records not of Pakistan but of the Punjab Government (India).

Problems plague Bathinda industries
Bathinda, July 23
Even as the district has been declared industrially backward and many plans have been made to develop the district by the state government more and more industries are struggling hard to survive.
One of the industrial units at Bathinda which closed down recently.
One of the industrial units at Bathinda which closed down recently. — Tribune photo Kulbir Beera 


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  Who is responsible for custodial deaths?
Bathinda, July 23
Ram Chand, a resident of Amritsar, was arrested by the police under Sections 457 and 380, IPC, on April 11, 1997, and next day he died allegedly by jumping from the roof top of the Brahbuta police chowki in order to escape from police custody.

Liquor mafia active in Pathankot
Pathankot, July 23
Pathankot, the gateway of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, has become a heaven for drugs and illicit liquor traffickers. In the past about one year, there has been an alarming rise in the liquor trade.

11,000 acres still under water in Patiala
Patiala, July 23
Water continues to inundate around 11,000 acres in Patiala and Samana blocks of the district even as the water level in all three major rivers in the district has gone down substantially.


SAD leaders attack Amarinder
Chandigarh, July 23
The war of words between the Punjab Chief Minister and President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief, Capt Amarinder Singh, took a new turn today as several senior SAD leaders made scathing attacks on the PPCC chief.


Disabled given artificial limbs
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 23
The government would fill all vacant posts meant for the handicapped persons. Special funds would be earmarked in municipal councils for their rehabilitation, said Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, Minister for Local Bodies, Labour and Employment, while addressing a state-level rehabilitation camp for handicapped.

Health centres short on staff, medicines
Gurdaspur, July 23
Health services in border villages seem to be inadequate, going by the shortage of staff and medicines at the primary health centres in Narot Jaimel Singh, Dorangla and Dera Baba Nanak villages.

Bibi Sham Kaur, with the various decoration pieces made by her form wheat straw.
Bibi Sham Kaur, with the various decoration pieces made by her from wheat straw. — Tribune photo Kulbir Beera

Buses ‘impounded’ for INLD rally
Mansa, July 23
Hundreds of buses and mini buses, from various parts of Punjab, including from Bathinda and Mansa have been allegedly “impounded” by the transport authorities to be used for transporting people from the Dabwali area to Bhiwani where the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will address a rally of the Indian National Lok Dal tomorrow.

2 PSEB officials granted bail
Bathinda, July 23
Mr Surjit Singh, Special Judge, has granted bail to the two PSEB officials. The Judge while pronouncing the judgement said the shopkeepers of Krishna Market had obstructed them in the discharge of their duty.

Two die of enteritis in Bhadaur
Barnala, July 23
Bhadaur town, about 25 km from here, is in grip of diarrhoea. According to information available here, two persons have fallen victim to the disease. However, unconfirmed reports put the toll at three.

Gen Surjeet Singh visits cantonment
Amritsar, July 23
Lieut-Gen Surjeet Singh, General Officer, Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, accompanied by Mrs Deep Surjeet Singh President, Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Western Command visited Amritsar cantonment today. The Army Commander had briefings at the divisional headquarters.

Neglected fountains of Patiala
Patiala, which is known as a city of railway gates because of the railway crossing it has, is also a city of fountains. But the way some of these fountains are being neglected the latter tag may soon become redundant. There are about 25 water features and fountains in the city, but except some prestigious fountains which have come up recently most of the old ones are facing neglect and have become inoperative.

A non-functional fountain in Patiala’s Baradari Rock Garden.

A non-functional fountain in Patiala’s Baradari Rock Garden.

Bid to encroach MC land
Bhuchu Mandi (Bathinda), July 23
Officials and employees of the local municipal committee today foiled a bid by a shopkeeper to encroach upon its land on the bus stand road, by taking action in time.

Training workshop on AIDS
Patiala, July 23
The number of AIDS infections is increasing at a fast pace among women all over India. More than 61 per cent of the AIDS patients in India are women and over 71 percent commercial sex workers of country are infected with AIDS.

‘Experience makes man perfect’
Patiala, July 23
Canada-based Punjabi poet Dr Ravinder Ravi was today brought face to face with the audience at the State Language Department here today.

Nabard gives 2 cr for flood protection
Gurdaspur, July 23
The border village of Kajla located near the Ujh river continues to be under constant threat of being washed away. The Ujh now flows at a few metres from the village.

Postal Dept told to pay Rs 1000 as relief


Illegal sale of agro products detected
Mansa, July 23
The district officials of the Punjab Mandi Board have detected illegal sale and purchase of agricultural products worth Rs 6.10 crore. This was allegedly done by 11 firms of the district, which have now deposited Rs 22.66 lakh with the Mandi Board on the receipt of notices from the board.

Farmers present memo to DC
Kapurthala, July 23
A large number of farmers, under the aegis of the Kirti Kisan Union, took put a procession in the bazaars of the town today and reached the district courts, where they staged a demonstration in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vivek Aggarwal.


Punjab to amend Drug Act
Moga, July 23
In order to fight against the menace of drug abuse and intoxication among youths, all Senior Superintendents of Police in the state have been directed to keep watch on drug peddlers and unscrupulous chemists, the Director-General of Police, Punjab, Mr Sarbjit Singh, said here today.

PUDA auction fetches Rs 1.03 crore
Amritsar, July 23
The sale of 13 sites at an auction of the Sehaj Enclave by the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) under the Optimum Utilisation of Vacant Government Land (OUVGL) scheme, which included three residential plots also, fetched Rs 1.03 crore here today.

FCI employees stage dharna
Bathinda, July 23
The members of the FCI Executive Staff Union today held a demonstration in front of the district office here to press the authorities concerned to withdraw the chargesheets and the penalty imposed on the employees.

SPOs yet to get increments: MLA
Amritsar, July 23
Mrs Laxmi Kanta Chawla, BJP MLA, has complained that the increment of Rs 20 a day announced by the state Finance Minister for Home Guard jawans and SPOs in Budget session this year has still not been given.

Jalandhar cops launch website
Jalandhar, July 23
A website on the city devised by the Jalandhar police was launched here today. The website contains the map of the city and details of the crime in the district, ranging from photographs of missing and kidnapped persons, stolen vehicles to details of unidentified bodies, traffic rules and police officials.


Sarpanch beaten to death
Batala, July 23
A sarpanch, identified as Karam Singh, was allegedly beaten to death and his wife and another panch injured when a police party belonging to the Excise Department, along with employees of a liquor contractor, raided the house of the deceased in Chahagill village under Qadian police station last night.

Man held for sheltering militant
Jalandhar, July 23
The district police today arrested a person on the charge of providing shelter to a hardcore Kashmiri militant, wanted in connection with several killings and bomb blasts by the Jammu and Kashmir police, from the local Immansar locality.

PSEB official held for taking bribe
Bathinda, July 23
The Vigilance Bureau of the city today arrested Darshan Singh Jaura, Junior Engineer, of the PSEB for accepting a bribe of Rs 1,800 from Mr Resham Singh, a resident of Kaurian Wala village, of the district.


Eyebrows raised at heads’ appointment
Amritsar, July 23
Extension to some professors and appointment of heads of the new Chairs at the meeting of the syndicate of Guru Nanak Dev University at Chandigarh on the recommendation of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Dr Harbhajan Singh Soch, have raised eyebrow in certain quarters. However, Dr Soch justified all the appointments and extensions.

Cong criticises minister’s remark
Patiala, July 23
The Punjab Pradesh Congress today claimed that division of academic posts on communal lines in the state would not only vitiate the academic atmosphere of universities, but also divide the faculty and students on communal lines.

Principal questions minister’s claim
Chandigarh July 23
Principal Tarsem Bahia, president of the Association of Principals of Non-Government Colleges, affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, in a press note issued here today questioned the claim of the Minister of Technical Education, Punjab, that Punjab Technical University has worked within the parameters of the University Act passed by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in 1997 as per the UGC guidelines.

College “misusing” SGPC’s name
Amritsar, July 23
The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Secretary, Dr Gurbachan Singh Bachan, in a press note clarified that the SGPC was not responsible for the management of Mata Sahib Kaur College for Women Urmur, Hoshiarpur district.

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