Saturday, October 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi




Top stories | Community
Administration | Crime | Education


SGPC men loyal to Badal, Tohra meet
Oppose imposition of SGPC chief
Anandpur Sahib, October 18
In view of the election for the President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and political interference in the functioning of the SGPC, 20 like-minded members of the SGPC, 10 each belonging to the SAD and the SHSAD with Mr Mal Singh Ghuman in the chair, an SGPC member and former Chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board held an important meeting in the Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib Complex here today.

Tohra threatens parallel poll
Sema (Bathinda), October 18
Even as there are speculations that the election for the presidentship of the SGPC can be held outside Punjab, the president, Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, said today that any such move would be illegal.

SHSAD president Gurcharn Singh Thora and General Secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra

SHSAD president Gurcharn Singh Thora and General Secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra during a meeting at Sema village (Bathinda) on Friday. — Photo Kulbir Beera

Anandpur Sahib



Farmers willing to pay for regular supply
Ludhiana, October 18
As the latest decision of the Punjab Government to charge the agriculture sector for power is likely to get politicised with the Opposition already having started gunning for the government, most of the farmers say that they won’t mind paying in case they get the timely, regular and uninterrupted power supply.

Farmers yet to get dues for paddy
Patiala, October 18
Despite slow arrivals, farmers in the district have yet to get their dues for paddy procured from them since October 7 with money due to the farmers in the district mounting to Rs 165 crore.

Bhattal case hearing on Oct 29
Bathinda, October 18
Mr Jaspal Singh, Special Judge, today fixed October 29 to decide whether the charges in the corruption case registered against Punjab Rural Development Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal should be framed or not after her counsel moved an application today for not taking cognisance and for discharging Mrs Bhattal under Section 227 of the CrPC.

Punjab Rural Development Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal comes to appear in a court at Bathinda on Friday. — Photo KB

Punjab Rural Development Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal

Cancelling of arms licences questioned
Ferozepore, October 18
The Deputy Commissioner here, Mr D.K. Tiwari, has cancelled 3,743 arms licences following an inquiry conducted by the police even as the matter is pending before the Punjab and Haryana High Court which directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry into the fake arms licences issued by the district administration in the 1990s.


3 PCS officers face Vigilance probe
Chandigarh, October 18
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has initiated action against three PCS officers — Arvinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Jagir Singh and L.D. Hans, who during their postings in Amritsar district allegedly indulged in a scam related to issue of duplicate copies of arm licences.

Warders convicted for undertrials’ escape
Chandigarh, October 18
In just over 16 years after five undertrials escaped from custody, Mr Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today convicted the then warder and other officials of Ferozepore’s Central Jail after holding them guilty.

Panel mooted to identify revenue sources
Chandigarh, October 18
The Punjab Government is considering a proposal to set up a committee for identifying new sources of revenue.
This was stated here today by Mr Ashwani Sekhri, Punjab Minister of State for Industry, talking to newspersons.

‘Remove black films from MLAs’ vehicles’
Chandigarh, October 18
Directing Punjab’s State Transport Commissioner and Vidhan Sabha’s Officiating Secretary to ensure the removal of black films from the windows of official vehicles given to the MLAs, Mr Justice Swatanter Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked Haryana’s Director-General of Police, Punjab’s Additional Director-General of Police and Chandigarh’s Inspector-General of Police, besides the Vidhan Sabha Secretary, to be present in the Court on the next date of hearing.

Nawab Jassa Singh Utsav begins today
Chandigarh, October 18
For the first time, the district administration of Kapurthala has decided to honour the memory of Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia by organising a three-day festival of classical music as a mark of respect to his memory. Beginning tomorrow, doyens of Indian classical music will descend on Kapurthala to lend a concrete shape to the first musical utsav being organised in the royal city.

Board for UNEP help on burning stubble
Patiala, October 18
The Punjab Pollution Control Board had decided to seek guidance of the United Nations Environment Programme on ways and means to dispose off paddy stubble in an environment-friendly was unlike the present system of burning being resorted to by farmers.

MC recovers Rs 1 lakh house tax arrears
Patiala, October 18
The local Municipal Corporation has taken action against house tax defaulters by issuing recovery warrants against them and sealing their premises.
Various private entrepreneurs owe Rs 1.20 crore to the corporation, which initiated the drive yesterday. It recovered around Rs 54 lakh by issuing notices to defaulters last month.


Maintenance of parks to be privatised
Patiala, October 18
The Patiala Municipal Corporation has decided to privatise the maintenance of 43 municipal parks in the city as it is finding it difficult to maintain them itself. Stating this here, corporation Mayor Vishnu Sharma disclosed that due to lack of the requisite “safai karamcharis” the corporation was not able to maintain most of its parks properly.


School management booked for graft
Mansa, October 18
On a complaint of Mr Maghar Singh, president of the managing committee of the local Khalsa High School, the city police has registered a case under Section 420 and 468 of the IPC and Sections 7 and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 against members of the “fake” managing committee of the school.

Two crushed to death
Moga, October 18
Two pedestrians were crushed to death by a jeep of the Punjab State Electricity Board at Fatehgarh Korotana, 8 km outside the town on the Moga-Jalandhar road, today the police said.


Teachers denied confirmation after probation
Bathinda, October 18
Activists of the Selected Teachers Union have alleged that they are being harassed by the education authorities on one pretext or the other. Mr Randhawa Singh Rathore, district secretary of the union, in a press note issued here yesterday alleged that even after the completion of the probation period, they were not being confirmed by the authorities.

Admission dates extended
Patiala, October 18
Punjabi University has extended the date of admission (except in B.Ed courses) for different courses in its affiliated colleges up to October 31. Giving this information, the Dean (Colleges), Dr S.P.S. Virdi said the university had decided to extend the date for admissions with a late fee of Rs 5,000, subject to the availability of seats in the colleges concerned.

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
122 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |