Sunday, September 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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CM considering ban on recruitment
Chandigarh, September 15
Faced with an embarrassing situation arising out of the alleged recruitment against “payments” in the Kapurthala Co-operative Bank involving the wife and brother-in-law of two Punjab Cabinet Ministers, the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, is considering a ban on recruitment in all departments, it is reliably learnt.

Maharaja’s palace to be renovated
Amritsar, September 15
In a significant development, the Punjab Government has earmarked Rs 10 crore for the renovation and preservation of the historical Ram Bagh — the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh — as part of his ongoing bicentenary coronation celebrations.

Sikh clergy takes up safety of Sikhs with UN
Amritsar, September 15
The Sikh clergy today sent communications to the UN and International Red Cross seeking to ensure safety to the Sikhs and other minorities in the USA, Afghanistan and other countries. It said Sikhs and other minorities were being attacked after terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in the USA due to mistaken identity.

Poll panel can’t order repoll: HC
Chandigarh, September 15
The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in a significant judgement, today ruled that the State Election Commission ceases to have jurisdiction to order repolling of votes once the elections are over.


Josh counters opponents’ allegations
Hoshiarpur, September 15
Mrs Mohinder Kaur Josh, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, has sharply reacted to the allegations levelled against her by her political opponents which appeared in a section of the press recently.

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Coop campaign to boost economy
Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib has become the first district in the state where the Co-operative Department has launched a campaign to provide various types of services and resources like agriculture, housing, weaving and dairying at the doorstep of villagers. Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, says the department has played a vital role in improving the economic condition of farmers and accelerating the pace of development in the district providing Rs 95 crore in advance to the farmers as loan and revolving cash credit limits for their long-term needs.

Observe ethics, minister tells doctors
Badal (Muktsar), September 15
Relatives of Jagir Kaur (75), a resident of village Kal Jharani (Bathinda), waiting for their turn to get the registration slip at a National Health Mela organised by Punjab Government at village Badal Dr C. P. Thakur, Union Health Minister, while stating that the Central Government has formed a Medicinal Plant Board to promote cultivation of plants used in medicines, today urged the doctors to observe ethics while practising the noble profession.

Relatives of Jagir Kaur (75), a resident of village Kal Jharani (Bathinda), waiting for their turn to get the registration slip at a National Health Mela organised by Punjab Government at village Badal (Muktsar) on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph 

Live Gurbani from Golden Temple in Nov
Jalandhar, September 15
The live telecast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple is slated for November. The ETC channel Punjabi, which has the rights to telecast Gurbani under an arrangement with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has been showing recorded version of Gurbani across the globe. The channel claims to have paid a huge amount of Rs 2 crore to the SGPC for getting exclusive rights for the live telecast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple.

An old farmer waiting for procurement of paddy in the Bathinda Grain Market.
An old farmer waiting for procurement of paddy in the Bathinda grain market.

Doctors held responsible for child’s death
Patiala, September 15
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Dr Kiran Tandon, head doctor of the local Bindi Nursing Home, to pay Rs 75,000 as compensation to a woman for deficiency in service that caused the death of a newly born child.

‘Awareness must for tackling disability’
Patiala, September 15
Experts feel that community participation in tackling the problems of disabled is utmost importance as only then would they be able to get a fair deal. This was discussed by a team of professors during the orientation training workshop of trainers in ‘Disability prevention and rehabilitation’ that began today at government medical college and would conclude on September 16.

Employees demand inquiry
Patiala, September 15
The Punjab State Warehousing Corporation Employees Joint Action Committee today demanded setting up of an inquiry committee to probe corruption in its local office. The committee, which condemned the misleading and careless attitude of the management of the local office towards the employees and the corrupt atmosphere in the department, organised a dharna here. Also present on the occasion were members of the Punjab Rice Millers Association.

Busy road in bad shape
Buses and other vehicle parked on old Morinda Road have become a source of problems for the public. This busy road has two schools and the civil Hospital and it takes a heavy traffic of all kinds of vehicles. The road also is in bad shape near the bus stand and needs immediate repairs. The place where buses halt near the BDPO’s office also needs attention. During the rainy season the condition of this section becomes worse. A shelter for passengers waiting for buses is another immediate need.

Congress MP distributes grants
Machhiwara, September 15
At a cheque distribution function organised by Mr Isher Singh Meharban, a former minister, at the office of the Block Congress Committee, here yesterday, Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, MP, Ludhiana, presented a cheque for Rs 14.35 lakh to the panchayat of Koom Kalan village and a cheque for Rs 1.5 lakh to the councillors of Ward Nos 7 and 2 for development purposes.

Approver cross-examined in Harpreet case
Patiala, September 15
Defence counsel today cross examined Dr Balwinder Singh Sohal, who has turned approver in the Harpreet murder case in which former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Bibi Jagir Kaur is an accused along with six others.

Residents stage dharna
Jalandhar, September 15
More than 200 residents of Sangat Singh Nagar locality today sat on dharna against the Punjab Medical Education Minister, Mr Manoranjan Kalia, who allegedly ordered civic body officials not to start work on construction of roads in the locality.


FCI dismisses 20 workers
To procure only quality paddy
Bathinda, September 15
To send a message down to the level of field staff deployed for the procurement of foodgrains that no corruption would be allowed, the Food Corporation of India authorities, Punjab, have dismissed about 20 employees in the past six weeks.


Man, son held on murder charge
Phillaur, September 15
The police has registered a case under Section 302 and 34, IPC, against Harinder Singh and his father of Akalpur village on the charge of murdering a deaf and dumb boy Tara Singh by keeping him locked and without food for several days. This was done on a complaint by Manjit Kaur, sister of the deceased.

Four held under NDPS Act
Bathinda, September 15
The district police has arrested four persons and seized 1.2 kg of opium and 35.25 kg of poppy husk from them. In a press note issued here today Mr Jatinder Kumar Jain, SSP, said Bhoru Lal and Ram Lal, residents of Kalayanpura and Kolaes villages of Bhilwera district were arrested by the police near Mahtma Bhagwana village.

Case against 10 for parading woman
Batala, September 14
The police has registered a criminal case against 10 persons who had allegedly blackened the face, garlanded with shoes and paraded a woman in the streets on August 6, a police spokesman said here yesterday.

2 brothers booked for cheating Telecom Dept
Bathinda, September 15
A case has been registered against Bhushan Kumar Goyal and Toni, both brothers, under Sections 420 and 34 of the IPC in the city police station on the charge of cheating the Telecom Department.

18-year-old killed in accident
Bathinda, September 15
An 18-year-old boy, Kala, son of Mr Kanhiya Lal, a city resident, died today when a speeding bus hit him near the local Ganesha Basti. The driver of the bus sped away from the spot.

Abandoned car with blood stains found
Phagwara, September 15
A Maruti car (DGB 6192) with blood stains on its left side seat was yesterday found abandoned near Chachoki village along the G.T. road.


Major relief for part-time lecturers
Ludhiana, September 15
The Supreme Court of India has stayed the removal of all part-time lecturers working in different government colleges of the state till regular appointments are not made against their posts. The stay was granted by the apex court on September 10 and a copy of the order was received by the petitioners here today. While there are over 500 vacancies in various government colleges in the state, there are about 450 part-time lecturers working in these.

NCC cadets hold rally against terrorism
Bathinda, September 15
Over 400 cadets of the National Cadet Corp of the Junior and Senior divisions held a rally in collaboration with a Social Service Organisation to protest against the increasing incidents of terrorism in the world.


Stall holders wait for sale deeds
Mansa, September 15
The holders of municipal stall, who have deposited the amount for the purchase of stalls as per the directions of the Punjab Government with the municipal council here, are feeling high and dry as the promised sale deeds for the transfer of ownership of stalls are not being executed by the municipal authorities in their favour.


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