Saturday, February 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Amarinder’s lunch diplomacy works
Patiala, February 22
PPCC President Amarinder Singh may have all but been appointed as head of the Congress Legislature Party but senior party leaders, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, do not think so.

BJP: Cong influenced media during poll
Bathinda, February 22
The general secretary of the Punjab BJP, Mr Avinash Jaiswal, while accepting that the SAD-BJP government had failed to project its achievements properly before the Assembly elections, has alleged that the Congress had manipulated a section of the electronic media to influence the electorate.

SAD (A) to burn copies of SYL verdict
Amritsar, February 22
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, Member of Parliament and president of SAD (A), has announced that his party will burn copies of the judgement of the Supreme Court which had directed the state government to complete the SYL.

Reader joins the fight against VC
Patiala, February 22
The bout of allegations and counter-allegations witnessed after Ms Saru Rana’s letter to the Vice-Chancellor has begun anew with a Reader in the Department of Theatre and TV of Punjabi University, Dr Yogesh Gambhir alleging “harassment”, albeit of a different kind, at the hands of Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia.

Customs Inspector held for graft
Chandigarh/ Ludhiana, February 22
Sleuths of the CBI today claimed to have unearthed a nexus between officials of the Customs Department and several importers of the region, who were causing revenue loss in crores of rupees every month.

Fatehgarh Sahib



Finance panel recommendations-III
Incentive fund for local bodies
Chandigarh, February 22
An incentive fund is mooted for urban local bodies and panchayati raj institutions in addition to the two making efforts to raise their ‘’own’’ resources. The Finance Commission has recommended Rs 10 crore per annum as incentive fund for the ULBs and Rs 20 crore per year for the PRIs from 2003-04 onwards.

Less hope, more despondency
Chandigarh, February 22
Polarisation of the bureaucracy, a phenomenon witnessed in Punjab since the late 80s, the continuous absence of the Chief Minister from the state headquarters, centralisation of powers and alienation of the people from the administration are being cited as the prime reasons for the civil governance to touch its nadir in this otherwise forward looking State.


Special girdawari in border areas
Fazilka, February 22
Confidence building measures are being taken by the Army in this sector. A majority of the 34,000 residents of 54 border villages, who had migrated due to tension along the border, have started returning. The presence of the Army continues in the same strength and along with the civil administration, the problems of irrigation and cultivation are being solved.

4 hepatitis-B cases detected
Bathinda, February 22
As many as 10 patients suffering from hepatitis-B have surfaced in the tiny Sooch village of this district ever since the district health authorities started a comprehensive survey after it received a report from a paramedical staffer on February 20.

BKU chief opposes memorial plan
Chandigarh, February 22
Mr Bhupinder Singh Mann, President of the Bharti Kisan Union, today cautioned the people of Punjab against their exploitation in the name of religion. Talking to newsmen here, Mr Mann assailed the SGPC for its decision to raise a “suitable memorial to Operation Bluestar”.

SGPC meets Jacob for penalty waiver
Amritsar, February 22
The Chandigarh Administration has asked the SGPC to deposit Rs 90 lakh as penalty for the delayed construction of ‘Kalgidhar Niwas’. Irked by the action of the administration, SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar has met Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob and urged him to waive the penalty.

NCP candidate sent to judicial custody
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 22
Nationalist Congress Party candidate Rekha Jangra from the Sirhind constituency has been sent to judicial custody by the judicial court in a case under Sections 420, 468 and 471, IPC, registered against her. She had obtained anticipatory bail from the High Court and had now applied for the regular bail in High Court, but the court directed her to get the regular bail from the lower court.

Company told to refund deposit
Abohar, February 22
The District Consumer Forum has directed Amar Finance Company to refund the amount received in instalments for a scheme with 18 per cent from the day of the deposit.

Country wine claims three lives
Ropar, February 22
Three youths died in Makrona Kalan village in the district today reportedly after consuming country wine, an official said here this evening.

Thousands of kikar trees on govt land cut
Moga, February 22
Several thousand kikar trees which had dried up due to some disease right from Sirhind canal to Ferozepore and other places in Punjab standing on the banks of these canals had been cut leaving stumps of these trees.


Stress laid on fish farming
Chandigarh, February 22
Fish farming not only provides diversification from crops but is also highly remunerative, said Mr Sawinder Singh, Director, Fisheries, Punjab, while inaugurating a training camp at Sangrur today.



Notify varsity Act: IMA
Phagwara, February 22
In a representation to the Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary, Health Services, Punjab, the State Indian Medical Association today said the Government should issue a notification of the Act under which Baba Farid University of Health Sciences was created as the future of thousands of students was uncertain.

Headmistress, science teacher suspended
Bathinda, February 22
The Headmistress and a science teacher of Government High School, Lehra Bega, have been suspended with immediate effect by Mr Jagtar Singh Khattra, DPI. Mr Khattra, who visited the school today for a surprise check, found irregularities in the functioning of the Headmistress, Ms Veena Kumari, while the science teacher, Mr Kastori Lal, was absent from the classroom.

National seminar on art concludes
Amritsar, February 22
A three-day national workshop-cum-seminar, “Creative Minds in Art” concluded in the DAV College of Education for Women here today. Mr A. R. Kohli, Governor of Mizoram, presided over the function.

Students allege harassment
Rampura Phul, February 22
Students of the local Malwa Institute of Management and Technology have alleged harassment by a superintendent at their examination centre. The students of PGDCA and M.Sc (IT) alleged that when one of the students went to the toilet after taking permission from the invigilator, he was not allowed to sit in the examination hall by the superintendent.


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