Thursday, June 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Many heads may roll following probe
Demolitions around ammo depot
Ludhiana, June 6
Many heads are likely to roll over the Baddowal ammunition depot controversy after the state Chief Secretary, Mr N.K. Arora, completes the inquiry on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. 

Bald patches, heaps of rubbish, stray dogs greet walkers
Ludhiana, June 6
With unparalleled urban growth as a result of industrialisation, coupled with diminishing green cover, Ludhiana is fast turning into a concrete jungle with literally no lungs to breath with. 

Though Oval Ground in Rakh Bagh Complex, Ludhiana, leaves much to be desired, yet it receives a large number of walkers. Though Oval Ground in Rakh Bagh Complex, Ludhiana, leaves much to be desired, yet it receives a large number of walkers.
— Photo: Inderjeet Verma



20-lakh grant for war museum
Ludhiana, June 6
The Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Memorial Museum, awaiting inauguration and tourists ever since it came up on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway 10 years ago, has finally something to cheer.

The ‘goodwill’ bus moves on
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 6
The Deputy Commissioner has launched a “public welfare” bus service on every alternate Friday to different villages of the district—the aim is to redress the grievances of the people at their doorstep.

Infighting in SAD comes out in the open
Amloh, June 6
The meetings held at Naulakha village of Amloh constituency on Tuesday have brought infighting within the SAD on the surface. According to information available from party workers, the SAD had planned to organise circle meetings of Akali workers to make the proposed sangat darshan programme of Mr. Parkash Singh Badal on June 26, a success.



Drive against power theft
Ludhiana, June 6
Strong protests from the industrial and trade unions against a drive of the Punjab State Electricity Board’s enforcement wing to curb power theft in the city, has forced authorities to slow down the drive. According to board officials, power theft in Ludhiana city had already crossed Rs 200 crore per year. 

Fulfil promises, demand villagers
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 6
Resentment prevails among the six village panchayats of the district, as the promise made to them by the Chief Minister has not been fulfilled yet.

Id celebrated with fervour
A view of the Id-E-Milad procession in Ludhiana on Tuesday evening. Ludhiana, June 6
Id-ul-Milad, the birthday of Mohammad Mustafa, the last Nabi of Islam, was celebrated with religious fervour here last evening. A big procession was taken out in the afternoon from Sunni Noori Jama Masjid in Shivpuri, in which thousands of people took part. 
A view of the Id-ul-Milad procession in Ludhiana on Tuesday evening. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma 

Go vegetarian, says PFA
Ludhiana, June 6
Emphasising the need to go vegetarian to be a truly ‘environment-friendly’ individual, the local chapter of the People For Animals, on the occasion of Environment Day, came up with some interesting facts and figures supporting the case.

Homage paid to martyr
Khanna, June 6
A solemn function was organised to pay homage to Sepoy Harjinder Singh at his village, Turmuri, 21 km from here, yesterday. Hundreds of people with tearful eyes were present for the antim ardas.



Doctor commits suicide
Ludhiana, June 6
In a shocking incident, a young resident doctor, Ms Sheetal Franklin, of Christian Medical College, committed suicide under mysterious circumstances today afternoon. Ms Sheetal was a resident doctor posted as Emergency Medical Officer in the Casuality Ward of CMC.

4 booked for beating up XEN
Ludhiana, June 6
A case under Sections 353, 186, 452 and 506 of the IPC has been registered at the Division Number 6 police station on the statement of Mr Surinder Pal Singh, an Executive Engineer of the Punjab Mandi Board and a resident of Sarabha Nagar, against Surjit Singh and three other unknown persons for beating him up and abusing him in his office.


Withdraw surcharge: industrialists
Ludhiana, June 6
Mr Joginder Kumar, president, Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India, in a press note has condemned the imposition of surcharge by the PSEB from April 15 on the industrial consumers.

Arihant Cotysen workers threaten stir
Ludhiana, June 6
About 300 workers of the Arihant Industries held a dharna in the factory premises here today, demanding the payment of their wages pending for the past three months. 



PDS wheat being sold on the open market
Machhiwara, June 6
Wheat meant for sale at subsidised rates to the persons living below the poverty line in the area is being sold on the open market at high rates. According to sources, the quota of wheat released for this area by the Food and Supplies Department, Punjab, is 545 quintal for every two months. 


Rs 40 crore for schools: Atwal
Ludhiana, June 6
The Punjab government would be spending Rs 40 crore for renovating school buildings, repairing furniture and providing other infrastructure in the government schools of the state.


Lawyers’ strike
Ludhiana, June 6
The Ludhiana Bar Association has decided to participate in the strike by lawyers all over the state on June 7, to express solidarity with the lawyers of Sangrur who were subjected to a lathi charge by the police when they were holding a peaceful demonstration with regard to the foundation-laying ceremony for the lawyer’s chambers at the Judicial Complex.

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