Friday, October 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi




Top stories | Community
Crime | Education | Business


18 pistols seized near Indo-Pak border
Khalsa, (Amritsar), October 24

The BSF seized 18 Pakistan-made sophisticated pistols and ammunition late last evening during a special operation between border fencing and the border which falls under Daoke village, surrounded by the Pakistan area from three sides.

BSF officials show the Pakistani-made pistols and ammunition recovered from the border village of Daoke.
— Photo Rajiv Sharma

BSF officials show the Pakistani-made pistols and ammunition

SGPC panel seeks Mann’s support
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 24
A seven-member SGPC panel, led by Akali veteran Mal Singh Ghuman, today met Mr Simranjit Singh Mann to seek his support to field a consensus candidate for the SGPC presidential election on November 12.

A child lights a lamp at the Golden Temple

A child lights a lamp at the Golden Temple on the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Dass, founder of Amritsar, on Wednesday.
Photo RS

Fatehgarh Sahib



PCS officers up in arms
Terror let loose by Vigilance Bureau
Chandigarh, October 24
The PCS (Executive branch) today threatened to strike work if the “ terror” let loose by the Vigilance Bureau on certain PCS officers is not reined in. Sources said about 30-odd PCS officers today met Chief Secretary Y.S. Ratra to lodge their protest against the arrest of Mr Jagir Singh, SDM, who was currently posted at Malout, and the statement made by the bureau pertaining to the starting of an inquiry against Mr Parveen Kumar, another PCS officer.

Amarinder urged to order Vigilance probe
Amritsar, October 24
The CPI today urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to order a vigilance inquiry into the alleged ‘misappropriation of welfare funds’ as also into the ‘appointments’ made by Punjab Scheduled Castes, Land Development and Finance Corporation, during the Akali-BJP regime.

Banks not cooperating: Vigilance
Jalandhar, October 24
Even as the Vigilance Bureau has failed to arrest Parminder Singh, son of former minister Jagdish Singh Garcha, and the former Vice Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Dr H.S. Gurm, in the multi-crore PTU scam, various banks are reportedly unwilling to disclose the details of their accounts.

Mann disputes Lok Bhalai Party’s claim
Chandigarh, October 24
“If our employable youth are languishing in jails worldwide, it is because of the apathy of the Union Government towards them. Punjab may be the food bowl of the country or may have contributed immensely in the freedom struggle or may have been the top contributor to the defence forces of the country.


Roadside mehndiwalas attract women

Bathinda, October 24
For Seema, a married woman, the mehndi applied by a roadside artist from Rajasthan was the best as the charges were affordable. Seema was one of the many local residents who preferred to get the mehndi applied on their palms from roadside mehndiwalas to get ready for karva chauth.

A woman gets mehendi applied on her hand on the eve of  Karva Chauth in Bathinda on Thursday.
— Tribune photo Kulbir Beera

A woman gets mehendi applied on her hand

Dr Brar for foldable lenses
Bathinda, October 24
Cataract can be removed with an incision of only 0.9 mm, but a foldable lens is not available in the market that can be put into the eye from such a small hole. Thus a longer incision to accommodate a wide lens, Dr Prabhdev Singh Brar, a leading eye surgeon of the region, made this observation at a press conference here.

PSHRC asks ADGP to probe lawyer’s complaint
Bathinda, October 24
The PSHRC has directed its Additional Director-General of Police to hold an inquiry into a complaint lodged by Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhasin, a lawyer, against the alleged apathetic attitude of the police to arrest the suspect in an attempt to murder case.

PIL against ‘tainted’ officers soon
Amritsar, October 24
The Congress government’s alleged support to police officers who have been accused of alleged fake encounters and custodial deaths of youths has prompted the Punjab Human Rights Organisation and the Khalra Mission Committee to file a public interest litigation in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against “tainted” officers.

Badungar’s plea allowed
Chandigarh, October 24
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed an application filed by Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee President Kirpal Singh Badungar seeking permission to be impleaded as a party in a petition filed by Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara.

Asstt planner’s suspension recommended
Amritsar, October 24
Mr Jasbir Singh Bir, Commissioner of the local municipal corporation, yesterday recommended the suspension of an Assistant Town Planner and a Building Inspector in a controversy involving the multicrore “Central Mall”, which is to be inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Judicial custody for Malout SDM
Kharar, October 24
A local court today sent Punjab Civil Services officer Jagir Singh to judicial custody till November 7 in a corruption and forgery case. Judicial Magistrate Roshan Lal Chohan rejected the prosecution plea for extending the police remand which expired today.

A year goes by, but no action on FIR
Bathinda, October 24
Family members of Raj Kumar, who committed suicide after murdering his wife and two sons last year, are running from pillar to post to see that Madan Lal, mentioned in the suicide note by Raj Kumar, is arrested. Madan Lal’s name is also mentioned in the FIR.

Home observer to visit Punjab
Jalandhar, October 24
The Union Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister and general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, yesterday revealed that an observer of the Union Home Ministry would visit Punjab soon for a first-hand account of police atrocities being committed against members of the SGPC allegedly at the behest of the Congress government.


ASI murder case: 2 held
Amritsar, October 24
The police today claimed to have arrested two persons in the murder case of ASI Randhir Singh, attached to former SGPC member Balwant Singh. He was killed on October 15.


Bringing IT benefits to villages
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 24
Though web interface is common only among elite and IT literates and has not yet percolated to the village level where a majority of the Indian population resides yet the district administration and the National Informatics Centre, Punjab, which is pioneering the implementation of various information technology projects in Punjab, have once again made a mark by bringing the benefits of information technology on the doorsteps of the public, especially the downtrodden and senior citizens, by implementing a telephone-based interactive voice response system in Fatehgarh Sahib district, the first district to do so in the country.

Answersheets collected
Nawanshahr, October 24
After conducting semester examination in September, the Distance Education Department of the PTU today finally deputed Mr Sukhwinder Singh, centre head of the local Government Senior Secondary School, where the test was held, to collect the answersheets from the school and submit them to the PTU authorities.


Traders threaten stir
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 24
The district Beopar Mandal has decided to observe October 29 as black day in protest against the penal clauses of the new Sale Tax Act VAT, 2002. This decision was taken at a joint meeting of various traders’ on Tuesday.

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 |