Wednesday, September 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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Paddy: issues remain unresolved
Chandigarh, September 4
Having played a pivotal role in transforming India from a food deficit to a self-sufficient to a surplus nation, Punjab and Haryana are today virtually begging the Centre for a change in its policies for sustainable agriculture and the survival of the farmer.

Tohra group refutes Badal’s claims
Ludhiana, September 4
The SHSAD led by Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra today refuted the claims of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal that none of its leaders had been expelled from the party, but had left on their own.

CM must appear at Takht first: Tohra confidant
New Delhi, September 4
The Tohra group today hardened its stand on the unity offer, stating that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal should first honour the Akal Takht ‘hukamnama’ and appear before it. “Akal Takht is the custodian of Sikh tradition and the Akali Dal as a Panthic party should protect Sikh tenets. 

Army fails to remove 100 live bombs
Fatehpur (Mandi Gobindgarh), September 4
Residents of this village are facing the hazard of more than 100 live bombs found in a small drain on August 7. The Army authorities have still to take any action in the matter even though they have been requested to defuse the bombs by the district police chief, the Deputy Commissioner and even the State Home Department.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Joint operation to nab 20 militants
Pathankot, September 4
More than 200 security personnel of the Punjab police and the Jammu and Kashmir police are carrying out a search operation on the higher reaches of Kathua, Harot Jaimal Singh and the adjoining areas to eliminate about 20 militants active in the area.

Hijack accused wants to withdraw confession
Patiala, September 4
Hijack accused Dalip Kumar Bhujail today filed an application in designated court under the Anti- Hijacking Act pleading for the withdrawal of the confessional statement recorded in his name.


Baba Bedi welcomes unity call
Ludhiana, September 4
Welcoming the unity call given by the Political Affairs Committee and Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, Convener, Panthic Morcha, has said that he favours panthic unity but not at the cost of panthic values.


Cop’s plea to summon MLA
Sunam, September 4
A Punjab police constable, Mr Ranjit Singh, today filed an application in the court of Mr S.K. Singla, Civil Judge (Junior Division)-cum-Judicial Magistrate Class I, here stating that Manmohan Singh Sathiala, a SAD MLA, an accused in a criminal case, be summoned in the court before deciding the application, moved by the Assistant Public Prosecutor (APP), Sunam, on July 16 with regard to withdrawal of case, registered against Mr Sathiala on September 29 last year at Lehragaga police station.

Chohan granted bail
Patiala, September 4
A local court today granted anticipatory bail to Khalistan ideologue Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan in a complaint alleging sedition filed by an office bearer of the Punjab pradesh legal cell. Additional Sessions Judge B.S. Mangat today granted anticipatory bail to Dr Chohan in a case filed by Mr Jagmohan Singh Saini.

‘Release funds for hospital’
Patiala, September 4
Various social organisations of the city that have come together with the aim of ‘’saving the Government Rajindra Hospital’’ here today called for immediate release of funds to the hospital collected following hike in patient care charges. These organisations also appealed to the government to help in restarting the facilities discontinued due to lack of funds.

PUDA’s pet clinic at Jalandhar ready
Chandigarh, September 4
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) is coming out with a unique gift for pet lovers in the state.

Separate forms for Keshdharis, Sehajdharis
Amritsar, September 4
Separate forms for Keshdhari and Sehajdhari Sikhs are being released for the forthcoming Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee elections. The form No 1 is for Keshdhari Sikhs and form No 2 is for Sehajdharis Sikhs.

Seminar on one-by-six scheme
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 4
A seminar to educate the public and to create awareness about the recently introduced the “one-by-six” scheme of the Income Tax Department was organised in Sirhind and Bassi Pathana towns in the district today.

PSEB employees hold rally
Chandigarh, September 4
Thousands of Punjab State Electricity Board employees owing allegiance to six unions today held a rally at Baradari, Patiala, under the aegis of the PSEB Headquarters Coordination Committee.

Bandh over killing of cows
Hoshiarpur, September 4
On a call given by the Vishav Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal, Jan Sewa Samiti, Beopar Mandal, Ram Charit Manas Parchar Mandal, Shiv Sena (Thakre) and other religious organisations, shopkeepers of Hoshiarpur city today observed a three-hour bandh from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon in protest against the killing of 32 cows at the Carcass Utilisation Plant of the state government, being run by Standard Agro-Vet Pvt. Ltd. at Chadial village on August 31.


Lovers’ families clash, 5 injured
Jalandhar, September 4
In a clash between families of two lovers, five persons were injured near the regional campus of Guru Nanak Dev University at Basti Nau locality here today.


NAAC team’s arrival activates website
Patiala, September 4
The Punjabi University has woken up to the need of updating and even switching on its Internet connection and making it available to all departments immediately on the arrival of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) team in the campus.


Brick-kiln owners to go on strike
Chandigarh, September 4
Brick-kiln owners of Chandigarh, Lalru, Dera Bassi, Patiala and Ropar have decided to go on an indefinite strike with immediate effect till their problems with the state Pollution Control Board are sorted out.


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