Sunday, September 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Villagers resent ‘police patronage’ to accused
Ludhiana, September 22
Residents of Kanganwal village near Sahnewal here are up in arms against the activities of an influential villager evading arrest on kidnapping and assault charges due to his association with some police officials.

Industry unites to oppose ‘alternative’ octroi duty
Ludhiana, September 22
The Industrialists and traders of the state are up in arms against the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal’s, announcement of the state government’s decision to impose an alternative tax amounting to Rs 200-250 crore on trade and industry to recover at least 50 per cent of the losses that would be caused by the abolition of octroi, to be announced soon.

Dr A.S Nagpal Doctor’s mission for the poor
Ludhiana, September 22
Guru Angad Dev Sewa Society aims at improving public health. It caters to the aged, migrants and women. It also educates and trains women, so that, they can become economically independent. Its motto is “health for all”.




Verdict on Jaya a lesson for all politicians
Ludhiana, September 22
Local residents think that the Supreme Court judgement, directing the removal of Ms J. Jayalalithaa as Tamilnadu Chief Minister, would set an example for other politicians and would go a long way to cleanse our political system. In their opinion, only honest people with a clear track record should get higher offices of the country, only then the nation’s development could be expected.

Life sentence for couple’s murder
Ludhiana, September 22
Arjun Singh (27) of Bihar has been sentenced to undergo a life imprisonment for killing a carpenter, Nirmal Singh, and his wife, Paramjit Kaur of Ludhiana’s Gobind Singh Nagar. The couple had been killed on the night of October 8, 1998. The co-accused in the case, Mohan ‘Shankar’ of Bihar, has already been declared a proclaimed offender.

Chance for farmers to interact with scientists
Ludhiana, September 22
Punjab Agricultural University will organise a ‘Kisan Mela’ at Bathinda on September 24. After announcing this, Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director of Extension Education, said the ‘mela’ would be third in the series of five such events that were to be organised by the Punjab Agricultural University to educate farmers about the latest agricultural technology.



The heroes with exceptional wit
Ludhiana, September 22
Intelligence is a rare virtue. Wit is rarer still. Ludhiana had its wits; still has some. They are found in fine traces among educationists, connoisseurs, artists and poets. Way back in the early fifties of the last century, Principal Harish Chandra Kathpalia, was suddenly asked why he took more years to get his BA/MA degrees than the normal students.

Water reservoir construction begins at village
Ludhiana, September 22
The SAD-BJP government, headed by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, was committed to provide better civic amenities to the rural population and undertake development works in the villages, at par with the towns and cities.

Work on new road begins in Haibowal
Ludhiana, September 22
The residents of Haibowal locality in the city can look forward to a host of activities for infrastructural development and providing civic amenities, if the assurance made by the area councillor, Mr Hem Raj Aggarwal, is any indication. 

Ramandeep is Rotaract Club chief
Ludhiana, September 22
The new team of the Rotaract Club was installed at a ceremony held at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Civil Lines, here today. For the current session, Ramandeep Singh Sekhon was appointed as president, Raminder Pal Singh as vice-president, Gurinder Singh as secretary and Bibu Gupta as joint secretary.

Party lovers set the  floor on fire

Ludhiana, September 22
It was another evening of fun, excitement, gaiety and merry-making for the party-freak Ludhianvis at Park Plaza yesterday. The dancing floor of the Plaza was set ablaze by the rhythmic and pulsating tunes of the DJs as many a young couple were not in a mood to miss an opportunity to shake a leg.

Party freaks at a ball organised in a Ludhiana hotel. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

The protective sheath
kin is the body’s largest organ. This is not the only reason that it is so essential in case of our favourite pets. The skin is an ingenious design of nature to protect and defend the soul underneath. It guards against dehydration by preventing fluid loss. It gives a base to the hair to grow and makes stroking a pet pleasing feeling. Skin is both tough and elastic.

‘Faction ridden Cong has no agenda’
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 22
The ruling alliance will sweep the coming Assembly elections, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, while addressing a public meeting at Patton village in the district yesterday.



Scooter thief held
Ahmedgarh, September 22
The local police has arrested Manjit Singh of Hargobind Pur village with a stolen scooter (PB-13-G-7318), at a check-post. It is learnt that the police from Dehlon, Ludhiana and Malerkotla was also on the trail of the suspect.


Recession hits bicycle industry exports
Ludhiana, September 22
The exports of bicycle and bicycle parts are badly hit by the recession in the international market and the recent terrorist attacks on the USA has further aggravated the situation. Mr Rajinder Jindal, president, Engineering Exporters Association of India, said exports of the cycle parts, which stood at Rs 700 crore annually, may come down by 20- 30 per cent in the current year. The industry would be ruined if some corrective steps were not taken by the government immediately, he added.



Non-teaching Employees’ Federation stir from October 3
Ludhiana, September 22
The Non-teaching Employees’ Federation affiliated to the non-teaching employees of universities, education boards and colleges today announced the beginning of its struggle against the governmental interference in the administrative matters of the universities.

Unions call off dharna
Amloh, September 22
Teachers unions, class IV employees and SC/BC employees have called off their proposed dharna on September 26 in front of the office of the District Education Officer, Fatehgarh Sahib, after successful talks were held on Friday with Mr Harbhajan Singh Bhullar, DEO.

Painting contest for deaf kids
Ludhiana, September 22
The Asian Club, Ludhiana, organised a painting contest for the students of the School for the Deaf, Rajpura road, here today. Topics given to the students included ‘world peace’, ‘cross-border terrorism’ and ‘terrorist attack in the US’. 
Students present a cultural programme
Students present a cultural programme as part of a contest organised by the Asian Club in the School for the Deaf, Ludhiana, on Saturday. 
— Photo Inderjit Verma 

Story-telling contest
Ludhiana, September 22
Tiny tots of Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, participated in a story telling contest held here on Saturday. Tiny tots narrated interesting moral stories. Among nursery class kids, Himanshi was declared first and Tanya got the second prize. 



Fill posts, say employees
Ludhiana, September 22
The members of the Anti-Larva Health Assistant Union have demanded to fill the vacant posts of Health Assistant in the state immediately.



Sahil lifts second TT title
Ludhiana, September 22
Sahil gave another stupendous performance to win his second title in the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Tournament, which concluded at the Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here this evening.
Sahil, who won his second title in the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Tournament
Sahil, who won his second title in the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Tournament which concluded in Ludhiana on Saturday. IV


New CJM takes charge
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 22
Ms Neelam Arora assumed charge as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Fatehgarh Sahib, today. Earlier, she was Additional Civil Judge Senior Divisional at Sultanpur Lodhi.

Meeting to review security
Ludhiana, September 22
A meeting of various head of Civil Defence Services, Ludhiana, was held under the chairmanship of Mr S.R. Kaler, Additional Deputy Commissioner today. All the head of the services were briefed about the situation emerging out of the recent happening in USA.Top

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