Wednesday, September 19, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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Chohan barred from SGPC office
Amritsar, September 18
Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan, a Khalistani ideologue, who visited the Golden Temple after a gap of two decades was not allowed to enter the information office of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee here today. Officials of the SGPC closed the doors when he tried to step in after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple.

Villagers fear war, put off construction
Valtoha, (Amritsar), September 18
Construction activity by residents of border villages have come to a standstill following apprehensions of World War triggering from neighbouring Afghanistan.

Warrants issued against DSP, 6 others
Patiala, September 18
A local CBI court today issued non-bailable warrants against a Deputy Superintendent of Police and six others, including two Inspectors, two Sub-Inspectors and two Assistant Sub-Inspectors, in the case involving the disappearance of kar sewa head Sant Chanan Singh and five of his relatives during 1993.

Attack on scribes condemned
Jalandhar, September 18
Cutting across party lines, senior leaders of almost all parties, including the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president, Captain Amarinder Singh, the Shiromani Akali Dal leader and a former SGPC president, Bibi Jagir Kaur, and Punjab ministers, and other social and media organisations have strongly condemned the violent attack on some scribes by Garhshankar MLA Shingara Ram Sahoongra at the local Circuit House yesterday.

Govt to be tough on sex tests
Sunam, September 18
The Punjab Government will strictly implement the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act to “punish” doctors found indulging in sex determination tests at their ultrasound centres. Sex determination tests have led to decrease in the number of females in the state.

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The American bollworm plays havoc in Punjab.

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Relief to Dalits in domestic power bill
Sangrur, September 18
The Punjab Government has decided to grant concession to the tune of Rs 250 in the domestic electricity bill to each Dalit in the state. Besides, the state government will also provide a piece of land measuring 5 marlas each to those Dalits who have no residential accommodation.

Villagers burn religious book
Block traffic on Morinda-Ropar road
Ropar, September 18
Villagers of Ratangarh retaliated against the burning of a ‘bir’ of the holy Guru Granth Sahib by followers of Sant Piara Singh Baniara yesterday, by burning the Bhav Sagar Samundar Granth in the house of one of his followers today.

Unemployed being fleeced: Law Forum
Bathinda, September 18
Expressing serious concern over the increasing unemployment and the alleged fleecing of the unemployed, the Punjab Law Forum in a letter to the Chairman of Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has demanded that it should be ensured that the recruitment process was fair and every eligible candidate was given a fair chance to compete.


PM to address rally in Muktsar on Sept 25
Faridkot, September 18
The SAD-BJP alliance will hold a ‘maha kissan rally’ at Killianwali in Muktsar district on September 25. Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will address the rally. Among other senior leaders who will speak on the occasion are Mr Chandrababu Naidu, Dr Farooq Abdullah, Mr Om Prakash Chautala and Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

PPCC against sharing of river waters
Jalandhar, September 18
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has asserted that Punjab has not a single drop of river waters to share with Haryana and alleged that the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has “sold out” himself and the interests of Punjab to his Haryana counterpart.

BJP allocates poll work in 23 seats
Chandigarh, September 18
The BJP today formally allocated 23 Punjab Assembly constituencies, from which it contested last time, to three senior ministers to supervise the election campaign work. This was stated here today by Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, president of the state unit of the BJP.

Cong encouraged terrorism: CM
Faridkot, September 18
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, addressed a conference organised jointly by the Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP in memory of Guru Gobind Singh at Guru ki Dhab at Jaitu in the district today.

SHSAD: govt failed to protect Sikhs in USA
Bathinda, September 18
The Central Government did not do anything for the safety of Sikh immigrants in the USA who were under threat from miscreants after the recent terrorist attacks.

Mohi cautions Brar on seat adjustments
Chandigarh, September 18
Former MLA and convener of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Dr Satwant Singh Mohi, has cautioned the senior party leader, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, against making seat adjustments with other parties, especially the BSP.

100 Shiv Sainiks join SAD
Phagwara, September 18
At least 100 activists of radical Hindu body Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) led by a local Sainik, Mr Raj Kumar Sharma, yesterday joined the ruling Akali Dal.


SGPC withdraws extra vehicles of high priests
Amritsar, September 18
Following the decision of the executive committee, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has decided to withdraw ‘extra vehicles’ given to Sikh high priests, obviously as part of austerity measures.

Panthic Morcha for ban on Niara Granth
Ludhiana, September 18
The Panthic Morcha has sought a ban on the publication of controversial book Niara Granth, a collection of preachings of Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara. The morcha alleged that the book was a distorted form of Guru Granth Sahib, in which he had included details of his own incarnation.

Sops not reaching border areas: INLD
Abohar, September 18
Mr A.L. Jakhar, state president of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) said yesterday that benefits of welfare schemes were not being passed on to residents of border villages due to “apathy” of elected representatives and the officials concerned. Mr Jakhar was addressing a meeting at Pucca Chishti village, 3 km near the Indo-Pak Border.

Badal urged to declare NAC
Chandigarh, September 18
The Ghar Bachao Committee, Naya Gaon, has welcomed the holding of “sangat darshan” at Ratwara Sahib, near Mullanpur, on September 20.

Bhai Ghanayia remembered
Garhshankar, September 18
In connection with the birthday of Bhai Ghanayia, a disciple of Guru Gobind Singh, a seminar on blood donation and drug addiction was organised in the S.G.G.S. Khalsa College, Mahilpur, here today.

2-minute silence observed


Gang busted, eight members arrested
Ferozepore, September 18
The local police has busted an inter-state gang of criminals involved in more than 17 cases of murder and theft of vehicles, with the arrest of eight persons.

Three undertrials give cops the slip
Patiala, September 18
Three undertrials gave the slip to a police party bringing them back to the Central Jail here after attending a court hearing at Sangrur by pointing a gun at them and making away with the vehicle in which they were travelling.

Army contractor arrested
Pathankot, September 18
The Sadar police has arrested the owner of a firm allegedly involved in the misappropriation of defence goods under Section 406 of the IPC.

3,800 kg of poppy husk seized
Hoshiarpur, September 18
The police seized 100 bags of poppy husk on the Garshankar-Chandigarh road after intercepting a truck last night.


Workshop on technical education held
Chandigarh, September 18
A workshop on ‘‘accreditation of technical education’’ was organised by the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhaddal (Ropar), yesterday. The workshop was sponsored by the All-Indian Council for Technical Education. It was attended by 120 delegates, including Chairpersons, Principals, Directors of the engineering colleges of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and New Delhi.

463 take part in NCC camp
Bathinda, September 18
A 12-day camp of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) concluded at the ITI here today. Cadets of senior and junior division from all over the state participated in the camp, organised by the 20 Punjab battalion, NCC.

College teachers meet Badal
Malout, September 18
The local unit of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) yesterday urged Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to fulfil non-government college teachers’ demands at the earliest.

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