Friday, October 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India




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Punish those shielding Baba: Talwandi
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 4
Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi, President of the SGPC, has said if the photographs of Mr Gurdev Singh Badal and other Sikh leaders are found in the banned granth of Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara, he will take strict action against these leaders. 

States to be penalised for overdrawing power
Ropar, October 4
With the implementation of the newly launched Availability-Based Tariff scheme by the Union Power Ministry, the states overdrawing power will now have to pay more for creating indiscipline in the grid. 

Hate wave against US Sikhs ‘abating’
Ludhiana. October 4
Though the hate campaign against Asians, particularly Sikhs, in the USA is now diminishing Asians still avoid visiting public places. This was observed by Dr Livtar Singh Chawla, founder Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, during his recent one-month stay in the USA.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Govt to accept levy rice alone
Step to boost private purchase of paddy
Sangrur, October 4
In a significant move, the Punjab Government has decided to accept only levy rice till further orders to encourage the private purchase of paddy by the millers. Besides, all procurement agencies have been directed by the state government to clear payments for the paddy procured by them up to October 2 immediately.

Grain cleaning units rusting away
Patiala, October 4
As many as 34 mechanical power cleaning units worth crores of rupees installed in major grain markets of the state are rusting away with the machines neither being used to clean paddy and wheat nor being disposed of by the Mandi Board which had installed them.

Tohra’s challenge to Badal
Chandigarh, October 4
“Let us both say goodbye to politics to make way for the emergence of a new leadership to pave the way for unity among different factions of the Akalis”, suggested former SGPC chief, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

Exhibit content of heritage complex okayed
Chandigarh, October 4
The Exhibit Content of the Khalsa Heritage Complex coming up at Anandpur Sahib was approved by a panel of scholars and historians in a meeting here yesterday. The Punjab Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, was present at the meeting.


An ailing Civil Hospital
The Civil Hospital portrays a picture of dismay and neglect as it is suffering from inadequacy and mismanagement. Although a 100-bed hospital on papers, it cannot cater for the medical needs of more than 60 to 70 patients at a time. 

Encroachments take toll on Lodhi Fort
Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala) October 4
Majestic and famous Sultanpur Lodhi Fort which once stood as a symbol of power yielded by the powerfull Lodhi dynasty in northern India is in a state of neglect and is fast turning into a mound of rubble.
The historic Sultanpur Lodhi Fort which is crumbling and has fallen prey to encroachers.
The historic Sultanpur Lodhi Fort which is crumbling and has fallen prey to encroachers. — Photo by Pandit

Cops to return gallantry awards on Oct 21
Jalandhar, October 4
The Zinda Shaheed Police Officers Welfare Association has reiterated their stand that all members would return gallantry awards to the President on October 21 to register their protest against their implication into alleged human rights violation cases.

Staff seek action against ‘erring’ doc
Bathinda, October 4
Even as an inquiry into a case of removal of a kidney by a doctor while operating upon a patient for removing tumour from her spleen is under way, employees of the local thermal plant yesterday held a rally to express resentment against the doctor.

Lawyers condemn J & K killings
Bathinda, October 4
Lawyers of the city yesterday observed a strike in protest against the recent killings in Jammu and Kashmir and urged the Central Government to start a campaign to free the state from the clutches of terrorists.

Plan to raise BSF companies
Hoshiarpur, October 4
To strengthen the BSF, one company of BSF after each battalion will be raised soon. This was stated by Mr A.S. Aulakh, Inspector-General, BSF (Punjab), while talking to mediapersons at the Subsidiary Training Centre at Kharkan, 15 kms from here, today.

TA recruitment rally from October 10
Ludhiana, October 4
A recruitment rally for soldier (general duty) in the territorial Army will be held at the local camping ground, near the Jagraon bridge, on October 10, 11 and 12. This was stated by Lieut-Col Balbir Singh, Infantry Battalion-152 (TA) Sikh here in a press note today.

Ballet based on PM’s poems
Patiala, October 4
A unique experimental ballet entitled, “Bharat — Kal, Aaj aur Kal”, based on the poems of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, was presented by students of the Dance Department of Punjabi University last evening.

Lab technicians hold dharna
Bathinda, October 4
Members of Mansa and the local units of the Punjab Medical Laboratory Technicians Association today held a dharna in front of the office of the Civil Surgeon here to press the authorities for the acceptance of their demands.


Farmers lack quality seed
Chandigarh, October 4
Punjab is trying hard to tide over the crisis pertaining to quality seed of wheat. Farmers have been advised to get the seed tested before sowing. The authorities concerned have fears about the germination of seed of wheat stored by farmers.

Farmers to meet on issue of relief
Bathinda, October 4
Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh will participate in a rally here on October 9 to urge the government to pay compensation to those farmers whose cotton crop was destroyed by the American bollworm and other natural calamities. The rally will be held by the Punjab Kisan Sabha.

Lift paddy from mandis, says PPCC Secretary
Chandigarh, October 4
Mr Nahar Singh Gill, General Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, and Mr Prem Mittal, Convener of the Traders and Small Industries Cell of the PPCC, today lashed out at the Punjab Government for its failure to lift paddy from mandis and its inability to cope with the inward flow of paddy.

Officials harassing farmers: minister
Jalandhar, October 4
In spite of Mr Parkash Singh Badal’s claim that the state government has made elaborate arrangements for the procurement of paddy in all mandis, Punjab Jail Minister Ajit Singh Kohar yesterday alleged that procurement officials were harassing farmers by rejecting their paddy on one pretext or the other in the district.


Markfed gets contract for four bus stands
Chandigarh, October 4
Markfed has been assigned the construction of four bus stands in the state on behalf of the Department of Transport at an estimated cost of Rs 17 crore in the first phase.

MLAs boycott planning board meeting
Mansa, October 4
Three MLAs and one MP today boycotted the District Planning and Development Board meeting presided over by state Animal Husbandry Minister, Dr Rattan Singh Ajnala.

Panchayat alleges fund diversion
Patiala, October 4
Mr Harbans Singh, Numberdar, has alleged on behalf of the villagers of Beneri that the village Sarpanch Balbir Singh has encroached on village land. In another case, the Panchayat of Gulahar village complained against the use of development grants on other works.

Special grant for Kotkapura
Faridkot, October 4
The Punjab Government has given a special grant of Rs 59.45 lakh for different development schemes at Kotkapura. Releasing the grant here today, Mr A. Venu Prasad Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot, said Rs 50.60 lakh would be utilised for the pavement of streets and the construction and repair of various roads like Dwareana road, Bhagat Singh road, Deviwala road and Dashmesh Public School road.


Millennium gifts to school
The local Rotary Club, with the cooperation of Rotary International, gifted a school bus and a computerised laboratory to the Smt Karam Bai D.A.V. Public School here. The gifts, worth about Rs 11 lakh, have been presented under the matching grant scheme of Rotary Foundation, a global network which conducts educational and humanitarian activities to further international understanding and peace.

Entrepreneurs give tips to students
Jalandhar, October 4
The Department of Management Studies of Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Centre and DAV College organised a seminar on entrepreneurship and its relevance to management studies here today.

Supplementary exams: roll numbers by Oct 6
Patiala, September 4
Punjabi University today said it would release roll numbers of students appearing for supplementary examinations starting from October 18, well in time.

‘PSEB must follow CBSE exam pattern’
Bathinda, October 4
The Punjab School Education Board has always followed the guidelines and instructions issued by the CBSE and the NCERT. Now it should also adopt the pattern being adopted by the CBSE for the Class X examination for the year 2002.


Traders resent harassment by Excise staff
Pathankot, October 4
Resentment prevails among local traders and transporters over the alleged high-handedness of Excise and Taxation Department officials posted at Information Collection Centre, Madhopur, set up by state government.Top

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