Wednesday, April 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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PAU ‘bends’ rules for Badal’s man
Ludhiana, April 9
In an alleged case of relaxing rules for a politically well-connected faculty member, Punjab Agricultural University has allowed Mr Harcharan Singh Bains, Media Adviser to former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, to join duty after remaining away from office for over 10 years.

Move to counter Pak subversives
Joint police operation planned
Pathankot, April 9
The Punjab, Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir police and other security agencies have geared up for a major joint operation against militants following reports that several Kashmiri outfits based in Pakistan have been revived to carry out subversion in the border region.

Punjab Planning Board being reconstituted
Chandigarh, April 9
The Punjab state Planning Board is being reconstituted with a view to framing an overarching economic policy, encompassing finance, agriculture, industry and business. 

A farmer holds a sickle and lantern A farmer holds a sickle and lantern while walking through the fields on his way home in a village near Chandigarh on Tuesday. Many farmers spend all night on a vigil, guarding their dry wheat crop against fire and wild animals. — Reuters

Direct elections to zila parishads, block samitis
Chandigarh, April 9
Notwithstanding the controversy over the advancing of the panchayat elections, the Punjab Government today decided to go ahead with the holding of the poll to these bodies and also to the block samitis and zila parishads at the end of June.

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BDPO, 3 others indicted
Fraud in village Sarpanch elections
Chandigarh, April 9
A Block Development-cum-Panchayat Officer and three others have been indicted in a CBI probe conducted into allegations of fraud in the declaration of results for the election of village Sarpanch in two different villages of Moga district, it is learnt.

Election of SGPC chief challenged
Chandigarh, April 9
In 10 petitions filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the election of former SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur, besides former Ministers Tota Singh and Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, were challenged.

Case against SGPC chief
Amritsar, April 9
The Sikh gurdwara Judicial Commission has issued summons and notice to the SGPC President, Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, Dr Gurbachan Singh Bachan, SGPC Secretary, Mr Harbeant Singh, Principal Secretary to President, SGPC and in charge establishment SGPC office for backdoor entry of nine persons as sewadars and clerks by the SGPC.

Dr Bedi indicted for assault on doctor
Amritsar, April 9
An inquiry committee set up by the medical council to probe into the case of assault on a doctor in Guru Nanak Hospital on Saturday, that trigerred off strikes in medical colleges and associated hospitals, has indicted Dr Paramjit Singh Bedi, Professor of Surgery, for the incident in its inquiry report submitted to the medical council.


Congress to go it alone for MC poll
Patiala, April 9
The ruling Congress has decided not to tie up with any other party for the forthcoming municipal corporation elections scheduled to be held on May 19 in Patiala.

CPM warns against ‘fiscal slavery’
Nawanshahr, April 9
Prof Balwant Singh, secretary of the state unit of the CPM, addressing a meeting of the district unit of the CPM here at Desh Bhagat Hukma Singh Ghakewal Yadhgar Hall yesterday, said capitalist countries under the guise of liberalisation and globalisation were trying to make inroads into developing countries through the multinationals with a view to enslaving these “economically”.

Nathu Ram sworn in as MLA
Chandigarh, April 9
The Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Dr Kewal Krishan, today administered the oath to Chowdhary Nathu Ram, who has been elected from the Malout Assembly constituency.


Illicit liquor brewers now turn to pouches
Mand (Jalandhar), April 9
Glass bottles have been replaced by polythene pouches for the transportation of illicit liquor in the Mand area.

Ropeway project to boost tourism
Ludhiana, April 9
The Punjab Government has decided to build a seven-km ropeway between Anandpur Sahib and Naina Devi in Himachal Pradesh to boost tourism. For this, the state government has entered into an agreement with the Himachal Pradesh Government to develop this area as a major tourist destination by attracting private investment.

Nathana annual mela from today
Nathana (Bathinda), April 9
This sleepy village of Malwa becomes a hub of activity during this time of the year as members of the Romana community from throughout the country come here during this time of the year in thousands to pay homage to Baba Kalu Nath who is said to be their forefather.

Municipal staff seek salaries, threaten stir
Gurdaspur, April 9
Employees of municipal committees in the district are on the warpath to get their salaries regularly. Employees of Srihargobindpur Municipal Committee have not received salaries for the past 22 months.

Amarinder seeks Modi’s ouster
Chandigarh, April 9
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today demanded the immediate removal of the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, for his utter failure in controlling the communal riots in Gurarat that have led to loss of several innocent lives.

Scrap PHSC, say doctors
Patiala, April 9
Representatives of the PCMS Association, National Medicos Forum, and the in service wing of the Punjab branch of the Indian Medical Association today met the Cabinet Minister for Health and Medical Education, Mr Ramesh Chander Dogra, and presented a memorandum highlighting numerous problems being faced by government doctors and patients besides demanding the scrapping of Punjab Health Systems Corporation.

Baisakhi mela today
Dera Bassi, April 9
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, will be the chief guest at the first Baisakhi mela to be organised by the Friends Sports Welfare and Cultural Club, Dera Bassi, here tomorrow, Ms Sheelam Sohi, a member of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, said here today.

Ex-MLA denied bail
Fazilka, April 9
Mr Ranjit Singh, Judicial Magistrate, yesterday turned down the bail application of Sher Singh, former MLA from Jalalabad.


FCI shock to farmers, commission agents
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 9
Farmers and commission agents may face the wrath of the FCI during the coming wheat procurement season as the Chairman of the FCI, Mr Bhurelal, has directed the Zonal Manager (North) not to pay the commission to commission agents for the wheat procured by the FCI from them.

‘Set aside land for alternative farming’
Laddowal, April 9
Dr Sardara Singh Johl, an eminent economist and Agriculture Adviser to the Chief Minister, today told farmers to get out of the wheat-paddy cycle if they wanted to survive in future.

Wheat procurement
Muktsar, April 9
The procurement of wheat has started in three big mandis namely Muktsar, Malout and Gidderbaha while the purchase in rural and focal point mandis will start from April 15 in the district.


149 DSPs shifted
Chandigarh, April 9
With in hours of the issuance of directions by the Chief Ministers’ Secretariat to all administrative secretaries and heads of various departments to finish transfers by May 5, the Police Department, in a major reshuffle , transferred and issued fresh posting orders for a record number of 149 deputy superintendents of police this evening.

PWSSB relieves 76 on staff
Employees end agitation
Abohar, April 9
The Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board yesterday relieved all 76 employees of the local Municipal Council who were on deputation with the board for the past two years. They were agitating as the council had refused to take them back.

Panel on martyrs’ memorial set up
Chandigarh, April 9
A panel comprising the Chief Town Planner, the Chief Administrator of PUDA and a senior architect has been set up for the beautification of martyrs' memorial at Hussainiwala in Ferozepore district.

ADC to probe corruption charges
Ropar, April 9
The Ropar Deputy Commissioner, Ms Seema Jain, today directed the ADC (General), Mr Ajmer Singh, to hold an inquiry into the corruption charges against the local Tehsildar, Mr H.S. Tuli.

Report of panel not yet ready
Chandigarh, April 9
The Punjab Finance Department today clarified that the Punjab Expenditure Reforms Commission has not prepared its final report.


Drug addict poisons wife, 3 children
Batala, April 9

In a bizarre incident, a drug addict poisoned to death his wife and three minor children after thrashing them in Khanpiara village under Qadian police station near here last night.


BA final English paper ‘baffling’
Mansa, April 9
Students of BA final were baffled on seeing the question paper of English examination conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala. It was not only from outside syllabus but also contained, reportedly, a number of errors and discrepancies.

Another women’s college
Abohar, April 9
The subdivision will soon have another degree college for women. The foundation stone of the college hostel was laid by former minister Sajjan Kumar Jakhar at village Kalatibba, 3 km from here, Sunday.

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