Sunday, September 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Is your vehicle safe at a parking lot?
Ludhiana, Sept 1
When you park your vehicle at a parking lot in the city and take a receipt from the stand owner, the safety of your vehicle is in no way ensured. The parking lot contractor only charges a parking fee and accepts no responsibility. If the vehicle is stolen, he would pay the victim only half or even one-fourth the price of the vehicle.

ORP promotions: 10 cases to be ‘reviewed’
Ludhiana, Sept 1
The Director-General of Police, Mr Sarabjit Singh, today announced that the case of at least 10 police officials who had got promotions under the ORP (Own Rank and Pay) schemes was being reviewed by the Punjab Police.

PAU teachers divided on molestation issue
Ludhiana, Sept 1
The controversy surrounding the alleged molestation of a girl student on the Punjab Agricultural University campus refuses to die. As per the latest development, a sharp division in the faculty of the Department of Soils has been witnessed, with a section of teachers deciding to appeal to the Vice-Chancellor to withdraw the suspension orders of the teacher concerned and the other section refusing to sign the appeal.



Fighting to get death certificate
Ludhiana, Sept 1
Life has been a nightmare for Sukhwinder Kaur (not her real name), ever since her husband was murdered last year. But it is not pursuit for justice that has made her run from pillar to post for over an year, but her ordeal has been simply out of pursuit for obtaining a death certificate of her deceased spouse. She has made countless rounds of the Civil Surgeon’s office, but every time the staff dealing with death certificates comes with additional requirement of one document or the other.

City police goes hi-tech
Ludhiana, Sept 1
The traffic rules violators in the city better beware of traffic cops. The city traffic police has been equipped with a modern wireless network, including computerised traffic control room, walkie-talkie sets and vehicles, to nab the violators and regulate the traffic and provide the much needed help to the city police in nabbing an absconding criminal.

DGP Sarabjit Singh distributes pagers to police personnel
DGP Sarabjit Singh distributes pagers to police personnel in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi.

Illegal sand mining goes on unabated
Ludhiana, Sept 1
To reach the Dhussi bundh on the Sutlej, which remains as vulnerable to the might of the river water as ever, one has to park the vehicle on the GT Road and walk through fields. On the way, one has to cross the old GT Road and railway tracks.


AISSF blames Cong for ‘misrule’
Ludhiana, Sept 1
The hopes of the Congress to regain power in the forthcoming Assembly elections will be dashed and the people of Punjab will once again give a clear mandate in favour of the SAD-BJP coalition. This was stated by Mr Kulwant Singh Ranike while presiding over a meeting of the All-India Sikh Students Federation at Circuit House, here yesterday.

Mann to take up Bhullar’s case
Ludhiana, Sept 1
The SAD (Amritsar) Chief, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, today alleged that the TADA was being used against the minorities in the country. He said he would raise the issue in the Parliament and also mobilise public opinion against it.

MCPI condemns Surjeet’s statement
Ludhiana, Sept 1
The Punjab state committee of the MCPI (Marxist Communist Party of India) which met here today with Mr Prem Singh Bhangoo of Chandigarh in the chair condemned the statement of Mr Harkishan Singh Surjeet, General Secretary, CPM, demanding general amnesty to the cops who involved in cases of custodial deaths and false encounters.

NRI Sabha for action against cop
Ludhiana, Sept 1
The NRI Sabha, Punjab, has taken up the alleged case of attempt to rape an NRI woman by a cop in a bus at Nangal. Condemning the incident, reported in these columns recently, the NRI Sabha has urged the DGP, Punjab, Mr Sarbjit Singh, DIG Suresh Arora and Ludhiana SSP Harpreet Singh Sidhu to take stern action against the erring cop and restore the confidence of the NRIs.

The mound of Sunet
mound confirms two facts: site of a town or city, victim of the human demon or some natural calamity. Sunet is no exception in this regard. Sunet, Sunit or Soonet, as spelt by several scholars and western archaeologists, is commonly known as Uchcha Pind. Several mound-based villages still retain ‘uchcha pind’ as an additional indicative for clarity, such as Uchcha Pind - Sanghol. Sunet is the highest and the broadest landmark feature of the present Ludhiana.

Ailing bear sent back to zoo
Ludhiana, Sept 1
The ailing bear which had been brought by the Chhat Bir Zoo authorities to Punjab Agricultural University experts has been sent back to the zoo after it was given a treatment by the experts here.


Farmer murdered
Ludhiana, Sept 1
A sixty-year-old farmer, Joginder Singh, was murdered at Daburji village, near here, last night while he was sleeping in the courtyard of his house. According to police sources, there were sharp-edged weapon marks on the throat of the victim. The murder was discovered in the morning when other family members woke up.

Two youths snatch gold chain
Ludhiana, Sept 1
Two youths snatched a gold chain of an elderly woman in the Atam Nagar area of the city in the morning today.

  • Scooter stolen

  • Woman missing

CA not involved in fraud case
Ludhiana, Sept 1
Mr Rajesh Kumar Aggarwal, a Chartered Accountant, whose name had figured in an inquiry related to the alleged fraud by the Liberty Woollen Mills had reportedly been mentioned in the inquiry in the wrong context.


‘Ministry proposes grant for apparel park’
Ludhiana, Sept 1
The Ministry of Textiles has proposed to set up an apparel park in Ludhiana under its textile infrastructure development programme. A proposal has been sent to Mr Ramesh Inder Singh, Secretary, Industry. However, the state government has not given any positive response so far.



Course for visually impaired teachers opened
Ludhiana, Sept 1
“The state government is committed to provide employment to visually impaired persons in government departments and private institutions on priority basis and 3 per cent government jobs are reserved for them on the pattern of Central Government and till now 250 visually impaired persons have been provided jobs,” this was stated by Mr Gobind Singh Kanjhla, Minister for Social Security, Women and Child Development, Punjab, while inaugurating the teachers training course for the visually impaired at Government Institute for the Blind, Jamalpur here.

PAU Director of Research retires
Ludhiana, Sept 1
Dr M.S. Bajwa, Director of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, retired yesterday after attaining the age of 60 years. A soil scientist of international repute, Dr Bajwa served the university in different capaticities as extension specialist, head, Department of Soils, Dean, College of Agriculture, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Director, Students’ Welfare, and finally as Director of Research.


Ms Raman Gujral performs in a play.
Ms Raman Gujral performs in a play.
 — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

This botanist is also an artiste
Ludhiana, Sept 1
A postgraduate and an M.Phil in botany with specialisation in plant Pathology, Ms Raman Gujral is not only into landscaping, interior designing and plant consultancy, but is also deeply into folk singing , choreography and dancing.” Since my work keeps me in the midst of nature, I enjoy it thoroughly,” says multifaceted Ms Gujral.


‘Over 350 doctors to be recruited’
Ludhiana, Sept 1
Over 350 dental and medical doctors would be recruited within a few days at various government hospitals in Punjab. Dr Baldev Raj Chawla, Health Minister, Punjab, stated this while inaugurating Dr Vaninder Singh Bakshi Memorial Dental Health Check-up Camp at Swami Roop Chand Jain Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, yesterday.


GMFS win tournament
Ludhiana, Sept 1
Government Model High School, Cemetry Road, Ludhiana has won the under-17 district-level Summer School Tournament. The students of school stood first in both boys and girls categories in lawn tennis, fencing, swimming and water polo. In cricket and table tennis their teams stood second.

  • Athletics meet

  • Sports meet

  • Body-building


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