Thursday, January 23, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Kidney scam: addresses of 400 donors found ‘fake’
Book Rajan Gupta also, demands Dang
Amritsar, January 22
All the 12 Special Investigation Teams, sent to other states to serve notices on 400 kidney donors returned ‘empty handed’ as their addresses were found to be ‘fake’.

No space to store parboiled rice
FCI, rice mills suffer losses
Jalalabad (Ferozepore), January 22
As the regional authorities (Punjab) of the Food Corporation of India have been finding it difficult to find any space to store the parboiled rice in a scientific manner in Ferozepore, Muktsar, Faridkot and Moga districts, they have been asking the Delhi headquarters to help lift the rice so that milling operation could be continued and the godowns vacated for storing new arrivals of parboiled rice.

Power plant faces coal crisis
Ropar, January 22
Coal stock of the Ropar Thermal Plant here has reached critical state with reserves just for four days only against the Central Electricity Authority guidelines of keeping 22 days stock in reserve.




The employees of the NFL plant raise slogans during a dharnaNFL ‘forcing’ VRS on employees
Ropar, January 22
Workers of the NFL plant at Nangal, today threatened to start an agitation if the management forced them to accept the voluntary retirement scheme. In a gate rally held at Nangal on Wednesday leaders of the Nangal Khad Factory Mazdoor Dal alleged that the management was forcing the workers to accept the VRS scheme under the threat of transfers.
The employees of the NFL plant raise slogans during a dharna at Bathinda on Wednesday to show resentment against proposed privatisation of  the NFL. — Photo Kulbir Beera

Lectures condoned for marriage!
Patiala, January 22
Punjabi University has set a new precedent by condoning the lectures of a M.Com. (second year) student who submitted that she could not attend classes regularly due to her marriage in October last year.


Patiala leads in female foeticide
Nabha, January 22
Punjab leads the country in female foeticide. The male, female ratio here is 1000:770. Patiala is ahead of all other districts in this crime against humanity. Here 330 female foetuses are aborted every year.

Ex-PTU VC seeks bail in corruption case
Chandigarh, January 22
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice of motion for March 24 on a petition filed by Punjab Technical University’s former Vice-Chancellor Hardev Singh Gurum seeking the grant of bail in a cheating and corruption case.

Defamation case: CM denies charges
Chandigarh, January 22
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today denied allegation of spreading and publishing false reports about assets and properties of the former Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, while filing a reply in a defamation case filed against him by Mr Badal.

Govt has failed on all fronts: CPI
Chandigarh, January 22
The leader of the CPI in Punjab, Dr Joginder Dayal, said today the state government headed by Capt Amarinder Singh had failed on all fronts, adding that the state’s money was being spent on non-developmental activities.

PCS officer’s staff ‘beat up’ trucker, helper
Bathinda, January 22
Truck operators jammed traffic this evening near the ITI chowk to protest against the alleged beating up of a truck driver and his helper, by the gunman and the driver of a PCS officer posted in the district. 

Minister, MP fail to turn up for hospital’s inauguration
Dhuri, January 22
The state Health Minister, Mr Ramesh Chand Dogra and Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP, from Ropar today failed to turn up to inaugurate the newly-built building of the Sanatan Dharam Charitable Hospital here. 

Help to mentally challenged at doorstep
Patiala, January 22
Mentally challenged children living in the city and its nearby areas will now be reachable by special workers at their homes following a programme initiated by the Navjivani School for Special Children. The school has initiated training of women who will serve the special needs of mentally handicapped children.

Three die, 10 hurt in mishaps
Tarn Taran, January 22
Three persons were killed and 10 others injured in two different road accidents in the area during the past 24 hours. In one incident, two passengers were killed on the spot when an mini bus overturned near Bath village last night. 

Insurance firm told to pay claim
Amritsar, January 22
The local District Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum today censured National Insurance Company Limited for allegedly concealing and suppressing official documents for denying payment of just and genuine claim to its client New Suraj Transport Co. Ltd. 

36 hurt as roof collapses
Sangrur, January 22
As many as 36 persons were injured this evening after roof of a house at Khanauri in this district collapsed, the police said. Condition of six injured was reported to be serious.


Ultimatum to govt on farmers’ dues
Jalandhar, January 22
Condemning the state government for its failure to release Rs 80 crore towards the payment of arrears of crop sold by sugarcane growers last year, the SAD (Amritsar) today served an ultimatum to the government to release the amount within 15 days, failing which it would block traffic on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana road at Phillaur.

Drive to recover loans from farmers
Bathinda, January 22
After getting permission from the state authorities, the Primary Agriculture Development Bank authorities of the region today started a campaign regarding the recovery of loans advanced to farmers. Two defaulters in Mansa district were arrested today.


Murder case: SSP exonerates SP (H)
Mansa, January 22
The SSP here has submitted a report to the DGP, Punjab, exonerating the SP (H), Mansa, Mr H.S. Sekhon, of all charges. Ms Gurdeep Kaur of Gidderbaha, Muktsar district, in a complaint to the DGP and other officials had alleged that Ms Parminder Kaur, a local resident, had murdered her husband Gurmit Singh with the help of the Punjab police.

Two held on murder, theft charges
Patiala, January 22
The police here today claimed that it had solved a two-and-a-half-year-old blind murder case following the arrest of two youths, besides recovering nine stolen two-wheelers from their possession.

Man stoned to death
Amritsar, January 22
The Majitha police district has booked sarpanch of Nawanpind village for allegedly murdering Madan Lal here last evening.

6 convicted in assault case
Pathankot, January 22
In two cross cases Mr Ranjit Singh, Judicial Magistrate, (First Class) here, on Monday convicted six persons, including a former Sarpanch. They were sentenced six-month imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 each.

2 held for thefts
Ropar, January 22
The police here has arrested two persons — Teja Singh of Doburji village near Ropar and Harinder Singh of Chamkaur Sahib for thieving.

Man held for showing porno films
Bathinda, January 22
The police raided a computer centre at the Bhaghu road of the city and unearthed a porno film parlour near a convent school here.


Exams affect teaching in govt schools
Bathinda, January 22
Teaching work in state-run schools has been affected as students have been asked to appear in the pre-board exams just after the December tests by the authorities concerned.

VC’s circular has dons in a flutter
Patiala, January 22
The Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Mr Swarn Singh Boparai, has tried to explain his recent actions on the Punjabi front through a circular which quotes the advise given by Abraham Lincoln to his son’s school teacher.

Science models competition
Patiala, January 22
Teams of the Government College of Education, Faridkot and the Government College of Education, Patiala, shared equal honours in the third Inter-College Working Science Models Competition, organised under the aegis of the Patiala Chapter of the Indian Science Congress and the Punjab Academy of Sciences at the State College of Education here yesterday.

Anandpur, Mansa teams bag top positions
Patiala, January 22
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur College, Anandpur Sahib today bagged the top position in the Bhangra competition and S.D. Kanya Mahavidyala, Mansa, the first position in the Giddha competition on the inaugural day of the Inter- Zonal Youth festival organised on the Punjabi University campus today.

IGNOU centre
Bathinda, January 22
Mr M.L. Arora, Vice-Principal, DAV College, Bathinda, today welcomed students of the local study centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University.Top

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