Wednesday, August 15, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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BJP toughens stand on octroi
Chandigarh, August 14
The Punjab BJP has toughened its stand on the octroi issue. Its leadership wanted that the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, should make the announcement with regard to the abolition of octroi tomorrow at the state-level Independence Day function in Ferozepore.

Badal’s clear message to MLAs
Chandigarh, August 14
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal yesterday gave a clear message to the legislators of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance, to concentrate on their respective constituencies for the next three months before the elections to the State Assembly are announced.

Punjab to allot plots to Dalits
I-Day sop to woo voters
Ferozepore, August 14
With the Assembly elections round the corner in the state, the SAD-BJP combine-led Punjab Government is embarking on various populist welfare schemes for the uplift of the poor and downtrodden to woo them.

Non-bailable warrants against DSP, 5 other cops
Patiala, August 14
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court today issued non-bailable warrants against a Deputy Superintendent of Police, two Sub- Inspectors, two Assistant Sub- Inspectors and one Head Constable, on the charges of causing the disappearance of six members of a family of Tarn Taran police district for September 18.




A senior official of the Indian Border Security Force (R) presents sweets to his Pakistani counterpart at the Wahga border, near Lahore, on Tuesday. Pakistan celebrates its 54th independence anniversary on Tuesday. — Reuters

CBI plea for further questioning of pilot
Patiala, August 14
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today requested the Designated Court under the anti-hijacking Act here to allow it to further examine Capt Devi Sharma, commander of the ill-fated Airbus IC-814 which was hijacked from Kathmandu to Kandahar .

Maharashtra yet to decide on memorial
Chandigarh, August 14
While the bicentenary celebrations of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh are almost half -way through, the Maharashtra government is yet to take a final decision on raising a memorial for Maharani Jindan, wife of the Maharaja,
at Nasik, where she was cremated.


CPI secretary foresees hung Assembly
Says party will contest 30 seats
Hoshiarpur, August 14
There will be an hung Assembly in Punjab as no political party will get majority in the forthcoming elections, claimed Dr Joginder Dayal, Secretary, CPI, Punjab, while talking to mediapersons here today. He said to defeat the “corrupt” SAD-BJP government, the CPI would forge an alliance with all secular parties. However, it would enter into only an “honourable” pact with the Congress.

Cong promises free power to Dalits
Sangrur, August 14
If the Congress comes to power in the ensuing Assembly elections in Punjab, it will provide free power supply to Dalits in the state. Besides, it will also provide houses to all homeless Dalits by constructing the same on “shamlat” land.

Notice to Dhillon for anti-party activity
Faridkot, August 14
The district unit of the SAD served another show-cause notice yesterday to Mr Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, a former general secretary of the Youth Akali Dal, Punjab, for anti-party activity.

Thakur nominated Cong observer
Mansa, August 14
Mr Ram Lal Thakur, former Health Minister, and sitting MLA of Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, who has been nominated as Congress observer for Mansa district, arrived here yesterday. Mr Thakur while speaking to mediapersons said his priority was to bring unity among the party workers to face the forthcoming elections of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.


Major-Gen R. K. Kaushal listens to grievances of war veterans.
Major-Gen R. K. Kaushal listens to grievances of war veterans at a function organised by the Chetak Corps in Bathinda on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Kulbir Beera

War veterans unhappy with pension disbursal
Bathinda, August 14
“We had fought with the enemy when we were young, but now we have to fight with our own people for getting our dues,” these were the general views of the war veterans who assembled today at the local cantonment to participate in the “War Veterans Day” function.

Destroy N-weapons, doctors ask nations
Sangrur, August 14
The Punjab unit of the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development has sent letters through its national president, Dr L.S. Chawla, to nuclear power countries with an appeal to eliminate nuclear weapons for the welfare of humanity in a time-bound programme. These letters have been signed by more than 1,000 doctors of Punjab.

Bar seeks CBI probe into missing girl case
Ropar, August 14
The case of the missing girl of an employee of the judicial courts here took a new turn today when the District Bar Association demanded a CBI inquiry into it. The president of the association, Mr Sarabjit Singh, in a press note issued today stated that members of the local Bar were not satisfied at the way the local police was handling the case. The police was under political pressure to save the accused in the case, they alleged.

UK police keen on grasping Punjabis’ psyche
Chandigarh, August 14
The British police is keen to interact with the Punjab police more often so as to understand the psyche, culture and general attitude of the people of this border state, says Mr Sarabjit Singh, Punjab Director-General of Police, who returned here after a 14-day tour of Britain.

Dharna over failure to nab kidnapper
Sangrur, August 14
On a call by the “Sunil agwah action committee”, members of political parties, employees and the local Beopar Mandal today staged a dharna in front of the district administrative complex here against the failure of the police in tracing the year-old Dalit boy, Sunil Kumar, who was abducted on July 19 by a woman from a temple near the main bus stand here.

Honoured for helping to nab corrupt
Bathinda, August 14
Under its drive to arrest corrupt government officials, the Vigilance Department has arrested nine persons during the current year and cash awards of Rs 25,000 have been given to those who helped in arresting them.

I-Day programmes on Lashkara
Chandigarh, August 14
Punjabi digital channel Lashkara, will telecast a special programme on Independence Day titled ‘Jashn-e-Azadi’ anchored by famous Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans. The programme will be telecast at 9.30 pm.

Children enjoy the flooding
Children enjoy the flooding in a bazaar after heavy rain in Patiala on Tuesday. — Subhash Patialvi

Man, daughter die in house collapse
Patiala, August 14
A father and his two-year-old daughter here killed when the roof of their house at Baltana village in Dera Bassi subdivision collapsed in the early hours today following torrential rains.

1 killed, 4 hurt as jeep, truck collide
Abohar, August 14
Five persons travelling in a jeep were injured, one of them seriously who died later, when it collided with a truck near Sayyedwala village on Abohar-Sriganganagar road today.

Mini bus operators threaten agitation
Mansa, August 14
The mini bus scheme introduced by the Punjab Government to provide livelihood to kin of victims of terrorists, ex-servicemen and unemployed youth, is proving to be a failure due to the “callous” attitude of the government, alleged Mr Jatinder Agra, president, Punjab Mini Bus Operators Associations, while talking to mediapersons here today.

Dang quits legal services authority
Amritsar, August 14
Mr Satya Pal Dang, veteran CPI leader, resigned from the Amritsar District Legal Services Authority (ADLSA), saying the legal authority had not held any seminar for legal redressal since its inception in September last year.


Furniture of tubewell corporation attached
Chandigarh, August 14
On the orders of the Debt Recovery Tribunal, Jaipur, the authorities here today attached property belonging to the Punjab State Tubewell Corporation to recover dues totalling Rs 18.78 lakh.


Rally held against ITI fee hike
Bathinda, August 14
Students of the local ITI today held a rally here to express resentment against the increase in fees and the shifting of some of the trades to the non-functional ITIs in the district. The students shouted slogans against the authorities who were responsible for the increase in the expenditure of the ITIs which had made it difficult for poor students to continue their studies.

Nathana ITI to be reopened: CM
Nathana (Bathinda), August 14
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, said the Industrial Training Institute at Nathana would be opened and admissions would be done from the next academic sessions.


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