Monday, June 25, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



AHD trying to ‘hide’ PPR deaths
Ludhiana, June 24
The local Animal Husbandry Department is trying to cover up the deaths of hundreds of sheep and goats due to ‘peste des petits ruminantis’ in the past three months.

Badal terms train incident unfortunate, pleads for restraint
Ludhiana, June 24
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today said that the assault on sikh devotees and stone pelting on the pilgrims on a special train near Kolkata in West Bengal was most unfortunate, but at the same time, the people should not get provoked and should exercise restraint so that communal amity and peace was not disturbed.

Who’s giving city police a telephone? No one
Ludhiana, June 24
After about 100 telephones have been disconnected or converted to one-way due to non-payment of bills, the communication system of the city police has been paralysed. The city police has approached several authorities in the past several months to see that it gets connected once again, but its image of a defaulter has always come in the way.



Power supply not restored for 72 hrs
Ludhiana, June 24
With heavy showers in the region, people are facing severe difficulties due to uprooting of electricity poles and snags in transformers in some parts of the city. Large areas in the Civil Lines, Model Gram, Atam Nagar, Model Town, Salem Tabri and Mata Rani Chowk had to face darkness after the showers. 

Upset stomach tells you rains are here

Ludhiana, June 24
Come rains and gastric diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera grip the city. “Most persons fall sick because they are careless. In rains, it is common for the sewerage system to get blocked, which results in the bursting of pipes and, sometimes, mixing of the sewerage and drinking water. This dirty water is what causes these diseases,” says Dr Justin Das of Shri Bhagwan Ram Charitable Hospital. He says, “The pre-monsoon showers have brought fresh patients of gastroenteritis.
The risk of catching gastroenteritis does not deter some from eating exposed and dirty food at roadside stalls
The risk of catching gastroenteritis does not deter some from eating exposed and dirty food at roadside stalls. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi



Should adult films be screened?
Ludhiana, June 24
A few cinema halls in Ludhiana have been showing movies with very suggestive titles and obscene posters and these movies are running to packed houses as 10-minutes clip of pornography is added to maintain the flow of cine-goers. 

Public suffers as VIPs come calling
Ludhiana, June 24
The work in almost all the police stations in the city was completely paralysed as three VIPs, all falling under the Z-security, were in the city to take part in different functions.

Encroachments choke Gill RoadEncroachments on Gill Road are both traffic and health hazards.  — photo by Rajesh Bhambi
Ludhiana, June 24
Ludhiana is bursting at its seams. It has seen unplanned development and lacks basic facilities like water, toilets and housing for its residents. The migration of labour from U.P. and Bihar has further compo - unded many problems.

Encroachments on Gill Road are both traffic and health hazards. — photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Constitution of PPCC hailed
Ludhiana, June 24
Congress activists today hailed the constitution of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and expressed their gratitude to the party leadership for making it a representative body.

Phone on demand by August
Samrala, June 24
Telephone on demand in the area under the Samrala telephone exchange will be provided before the end of August Mr Mohinder Singh, DET (Phones), Samrala Division, here today.

Rich tributes paid to martyr
Ludhiana, June 24
The bhog ceremony of martyr Niab Subedar Mahinder Singh of 1 Sikh Light Infantry, who laid down his life in the Rajouri sector on June 13 was performed at his village Ferurai, near Raikot today. 



Man booked for possessing weapon
Ludhiana, June 24
The Division No 5 police today claimed to have arrested a resident of Kotkapura in Moga district on the charges of possessing a weapon to commit murder. According to Inspector Mukhminder Singh, the accused Jaswinder Singh was arrested from a police check post last night.

Three booked for demanding dowry
Ludhiana, June 24
The Division No. 6 police has booked three persons on the charge of demanding dowry and harassing a woman. Sukbir Singh, Mohan Singh and Balwinder Kaur, residents of Sector 38, Urban Estate, have been booked on the complaint of Narinder Artis, a relative of the victim woman.


Maruti claims rise in sales
Ludhiana, June 24
The sales of Maruti cars in northern India in the last quarter from January to March increased from 60,000 to 66,000 over the corresponding period during the past year. The region concerned includes Punjab, Himachal Pardesh, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir and a part of Haryana. 



Vaccination camp


Ludhiana Club win
Ludhiana, June 24
The Ludhiana Club scored a convincing 28-run victory over the Charanjit Coaching Centre in the final of the second Mata Amar Kaur Cricket Tournament for boys (U-12) had at the Khalsa College for Women ground here today.Top

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