Tuesday, November 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Police hunts for minister’s kin
Jhangi Lal murder case
, Nov 6 — The local police claims to have got significant lead in the murder of Jhangi Lal, brother-in-law of Himachal Pradesh Cooperatives Minister Rikhi Ram Kondal. It is being suspected that a woman who he had been living-in with the deceased a few months prior to his murder, could give vital clues and lead them to the accused.

Robbers’ hand ruled out in cop’s murder
, Nov 6 — The police constable posted at the Tajpur Road police post under the Focal Point police station, Jasbir Singh, who had been found shot dead at a deserted place in Sector 32 of Urban Estate, was allegedly murdered by the husband of his beau.

Robbers strike yet again
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — In a daring incident of robbery, a group of five youths today converged on a house in Block A of the Sarabha Nagar locality and decamped with valuables worth thousands of rupees.

Local colleges ignored, alleges PCCTU
Nominations to PU Senate

, Nov 6 — Principals, teachers and the managements of the several affiliated colleges of Panjab University have not been given adequate representation in the nomination list for the university Senate prepared by the Chancellor.

Kotwali police station in a shambles
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — The 166-year-old city kotwali police station, the oldest in the city, is in a shambles. Declared unsafe in 1994 it is all set to be erased from the city scene like the much older Purani Kotwali, which had disappeared from the Chaura Bazaar about a decade ago.

A blaze of erythrina blooms warms the heart

A blaze of erythrina blooms warms the heart




Vigilance Awareness Week ‘successful’
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — The just-concluded Vigilance Awareness Week celebrated by the Vigilance Bureau and aimed at launching a propaganda against corruption in society has yielded positive results with the public coming forward against the corrupt.

Sweets leave bad taste in mouth
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — To his shock and horror, a city resident, Mr Devinder Pal, found a dead insect embedded in a piece of sweets in the box, which had been sent to him by one of his friends along with an invitation card for marriage ceremony. The insect was clearly visible to the naked eye.

Labour unions criticise new textile policy
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — The new textile policy will displace millions of workers as small scale units will not be able to compete with the big units or the multinational companies. The exports of the country may increase due to this policy, but the job opportunities are bound to decrease as the capital intensive units are not generating sufficient jobs.

Mouth watering golgappas
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — Small golgappa rehris are always crowded round by people of both sexes these days. There are equal number of men as women relishing, mouth watering golgappas.

Petrol dealers seek compensation
KHANNA, Nov 6 — Petrol dealers of Punjab have demanded that the national oil companies should compensate them for the volume loss of 50 to 60 litres per tanker.

Cycle body poll: 33 withdraw
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — As many as 33 candidates withdrew their papers today for the elections of the United Cycles and Parts Manufacturers Association. Only 16 candidates have remained in the contest.

Mansoorvi honoured
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — In a widely attended meeting of the Bairagi Maha Mandal here, Mr K.K. Bawa, president, and Mr Haridas Bawa, patron, honoured Ram Sharan Mansoorvi with the ‘Bairagi Ratan’ award. He is a distinguished playright and lyricist.

‘Night dominance’ to be intensified
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — Taking a serious note of the rising crime graph in the city, the police here has taken certain administrative decisions in order to chalk out a plan for a more stringent night dominance to ward off any untoward incidents in the future.

Roadways depot awaits new buses
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — For the past two years, there has been no fresh addition to the depleting fleet of buses in the Punjab Roadways depot here. Of the 180 buses in the fleet, 40 have been condemned. The last batch of 24 new buses was included in the fleet in 1998. However, the depot has hired 15 private buses on the kilometre scheme.

Agro-ecosystem not green in Punjab
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — Agricultural experts had warned against the disastrous consequences of ecological imbalances ever since the Green Revolution was at its peak.

Cong men pledge support to Sonia
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — Various PPCC functionaries, in separate statement, have pledged their support to the All India Congress Committee president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, and claimed that the election of the AICC president slated for November 12 is a mere formality and Mrs Gandhi will win by a thumping majority.


Information centre dedicated
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — During a ceremony held at the Knitwear Club office, Mr S. K. Sandhu (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, here today dedicated the club's information centre to the knitwear and allied Industry.

Library fails to attract students
HE library of Satish Dhawan Government College for Men came into existence in 1920 simultaneously with the beginning of the college. The library is situated at one end of the college and has a double- storeyed building.


163 cases settled in Lok Adalat
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — To settle the pending cases relating to municipal corporation on the spot with mutual consent, two Lok Adalats were organised in the District and Sessions Court complex here today, in which 163 cases were presented, out of which 53 were settled with mutual consent of both the parties and compensation of around Rs 56,000 was awarded.


15 more cases of dengue reported
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — With 15 more cases reported during the past 24 hours, the number of dengue patients in Ludhiana has reached 278.


Govt college win basketball title
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — Government College for Boys (GCB), Ludhiana won the Panjab University Division A Inter-College Basketball Tournament which concluded here today. GCB defeated Baba Shri Chand Government College, Sardargarh, in a one-sided match by 78-40.

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