Thursday, February 28, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Hard tasks ahead for new CM
Capt Amarinder SinghChandigarh, February 27
After prayers by Sikh and Hindu priests, the new Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, entered his office on the second floor of the Civil Secretariat here today, a holiday, but otherwise an auspicious day being the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.

Royal challenge for Capt Amarinder
Patiala, February 27
Patiala, which has been relegated to the sidelines much like its royal family, whose scion Capt Amarinder Singh has made a comeback from political wilderness to head the state, is eagerly looking towards him to stem the rot which has ruined its cultural heritage and made it one of the most industrially backward zones in the state.

GND varsity recasts probe panel
Amritsar, February 27
The sexual harassment case in the Guru Nanak Dev University took a fresh turn when the university authorities re-constituted the Commission for Women Cell after the resignation tendered by its chairperson Dr Balwinder Arora. 




Villagers prefer quacks to hospital
Forced by poor economic condition, health services
Bathinda, February 27
Most of the patients of Sooch village of the district, who have been suffering from hepatitis-B, seem to have doubly cursed as they first got infected due to the use of recycled syringes by unregistered medical practitioners and now they have been forced by their economic conditions to get treatment of same from quacks.

Hailstorm destroys crops worth crores
Kotli Khurd (Bathinda), February 27
Even as crops in more than 2700 acre of various villages falling in the Talwandi Sabo sub-division worth crores have been damaged due to hail-storm two days ago, Mr Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, newly elected MLA of same segment, today urged the Punjab Government to make arrangements for providing compensation to the affected farmers.

Badal to press govt for crop insurance

Newly elected MLA Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu consoles aggrieved farmers at Kotli Khurd village, Bathinda, on Wednesday. 
— Photo Kulbir Beera

Newly elected MLA Jeet Mohinder Singh Sidhu consoles aggrieved farmers


Fill vacant posts, urge JEs
Bathinda, February 27
Junior Engineers (JEs) working in the electrical branch of the operations (O) and maintenance (M) wing of the Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant at Lehar Mohabat have urged the authorities to fill the vacant posts in their wing so that the load of work could be reduced.

Court order on arms licences alarms brokers
Mansa, February 27
With the passing of the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the CBI to investigate the issuance of arms licences to persons belonging to other areas by the District Magistrate, Ferozepore, there is panic among the brokers who got such licences in the names of local residents by giving their false addresses and such arms licence holders.

Traders resent public toilets
Amritsar, February 27
Shopkeepers of the Nehru Shopping Complex are up in arms against the proposed construction of the public toilets near the entry point of the Complex by the trust authorities.

Decision to amend labour laws decried
Ferozepore, February 27
The employees of the Northern Railways have criticised the decision of the Union Government to amend labour laws.

Milkmen resent Army’s ban orders
Bathinda, February 27
Milkmen supplying milk to the local cantonment area are facing difficulties as the Army authorities have banned their entry there.

Ravi DassRavi Dass Jayanti celebrated
Amritsar, February 27
A large number of devotees participated in a shobha yatra taken out in the city on 625th birth anniversary of Guru Ravi Dass here today. The procession headed by several religious political leaders, including Mr Ravi Shanker, president of the SC/ST cell, was started from the Guru Ravi Dass temple.

A play depicting the life of a ‘Nat Samrat’
Patiala, February 27
‘Nat Samrat’, Hindi adaptation of a Sahitya Academy Award winning Marathi play by V.V. Shirvadkar, was today presented by the Kasam Cultural Group in the auditorium of the Central State Library here.

Plea to Vedanti
Amritsar, February 27
In a communication to Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar of Akal Takht, some Sikh devotees from Nawanshahr and Ludhiana have threatened to take the case of Baba Dhanwant Singh to the “sangat” if transparency is not maintained.

Patti patients test negative
Chandigarh, February 27
The Principal Director, Health Services, Punjab, Mr Rajan Kashyap, has stated that the two suspected plague cases from Patti in Amritsar have tested negative and are most likely patients of tuberculosis.


Harbhagwan may be new A-G
Chandigarh, February 27
A former President of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association, Mr Harbhagwan Singh, is likely to be appointed as Punjab’s new Advocate-General. His consent has reportedly been taken and formal orders are likely to be issued within a day or so.


‘Daire’ impresses students
Bathinda, February 27
Students of the local SSD Girls College were spellbound after watching a play, “Daire”, on the prevalence of female foeticide today.Top

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