Wednesday, January 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Sweet company leaves children bitter
Mystery of the missing flavour
Ludhiana, January 8
Max Walls company had given students of over 20 schools of the city and their parents some scheme posters. While the scheme required pasting a complete range of sweets wrappers on these posters, one of the eight flavours was not even launched in the city.

When police enjoyed few hours of ‘triumph’
Ludhiana, January 8
Facing wrath of the public for its inefficiency in controlling crime in the city for the past 10 days, the local police enjoyed about three rare hours of rejoicing on Sunday following the “confession” of two small-time thieves of having executed the LIC robbery and some other similar incidents that recently took place here.

BKU contests admn’s claim on illegal sand mining
Ludhiana, January 8
The state unit of the Bhartiya Kissan Union ( BKU ) has contested the claims of the district administration that the illegal sand mining from the Sutlej river bed has been completely stopped. 


Coffee becomes hot favourite
Ludhiana, January 8
Ludhianvis, whose taste buds used to be in contact only with simple or ‘masala’ tea, have, now, graduated to different flavours of coffee, thanks to the coffee-shop culture that has arrived here.

Auto centre ‘cheats’ buyer
Jagraon, January 8
The local police has registered a case against Deol Auto Centre of Hathur under Section 420 of the IPC on the complaint of Gurdip Singh Natt, a health worker at Hathur.

Husband, in-laws booked in dowry case
Jagraon, January 8
The Raikot police has registered a case under Sections 498-A, 406 and 506 of the IPC against four members of a family of Deepgarh, on the complaint of Ms Gurmit Kaur.

It is common knowledge that the police has a team of informers in different areas of the city to inform them regularly about criminals. But what is not known to many is that police officers have a battery of spies, who keep an eye on the activities of police personnel only.
  • Absent from chowkis
  • Sun shines bright
  • No applause
  • E-mails return
  • No to ghazals
  • Pati vs parmeshwar
  • No information please


Poll code to hit arrear collection
Ludhiana, January 8
Thanks to the model code of conduct which came into effect in view of the ensuing Assembly election in Punjab, the city population will not be able to avail the facility of interest-free payment of arrears of local charges like house tax, water and sewerage charges.

Awareness campaign against smoking favoured
Ludhiana, January 8
After the Supreme Court’s order of banning smoking in public places, there is a psychological pressure on smokers. Local residents, however, want all advertisements of tobacco products through any media to be banned. These, they say, allure young to adopt this deadly habit.

City Scan
Couple’s quest for knowledge
ATURE is the first and common teacher of all beings. Effectiveness of teaching in man-made institutions, however, depends upon the learners. Some are not willing to learn. On the contrary, some learn despite all odds.

Matoo felicitated for nomination
Ludhiana, January 8
Activists of the Municipal Safai Mazdoor Union, the Valmiki Sabha, councillors and several other BJP functionaries felicitated Mr Balwant Rai Matoo for his nomination as trustee of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust at a function organised at the office of the union here last evening.

City residents learn traffic rules
Ludhiana, January 8
The city police has started the Road Safety week to educate the residents and especially the schoolchildren about the traffic rules. During this special week, from January 7 to 13, school and college students, auto-rickshaw-pullers and others will be invited to attend special lectures and practical training programmes to know more about the traffic rules.
A traffic policeman educates schoolchildren about traffic rules and safe driving at Children’s Traffic Park in Ludhiana on Tuesday. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi 

‘India has shown some character’
Ahmedgarh, January 8
“It is probably for the first time after Independence that rulers of our nation have shown some firmness on the issue of Kashmir. While the rulers of Pakistan had been constantly harping on Kashmir card, India had to suffer because of the weak policies put forward by its rulers.” 

Ex-soldier awaits promised land
Ahmedgarh, January 8
Mr Naginder Singh of Malikpur, a former soldier, feels dejected over not being able to afford good education for his children as he could not take possession of the land measuring 80,000 sq. yards, which was allotted to him as a token gallantry award.

Young Voice
‘Career is my first priority’
he residents of Khudani Kalan village near here are proud of their daughter, , who has been awarded a scholarship by the University of Nebraska- Lincoln at the USA to do a Ph D in the field of soil pollution. She has just reached there and has joined the university on January 7.

Grenades removed from canal
Sahnewal, January 8
Local residents heaved a sigh of relief when Army personnel reached here recently and took away the 173 grenades and rocket launchers, that the villagers had first spotted in the Sirhind canal on December 29.

Bank meet organised
Ludhiana, January 8
Punjab National Bank (PNB) here yesterday organised ‘Stars meet’ on its premises at the zonal training centre. Dr M.A. Zahir , Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Punjab Agricultural University, delivered a lecture on human behaviour and motivation.


House burgled in Ghumar Mandi
Ludhiana, January 8
Continuing with the fresh crime wave in the city, a house was burgled in Ghumar Mandi yesterday and miscreants snatched cash and lottery tickets from a man near Shingar Cinema this afternoon.
  • Liquor seized
  • Beaten up
  • Scooter recovered
  • Three booked
  • Adulterated kerosene seized



Tips for dairy and poultry farmers
Ludhiana, January 8
Veterinary experts of Punjab Agricultural University have advised the dairy farmers to protect their animals from cold winds. According to experts, newborn calves need special care in cold weather. They are susceptible to pneumonia and large number of them die due to this disease.


Penalised for non-payment
Ludhiana, January 8
In an ex parte order, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bachan Auto Hire Purchase Private Limited, Diamond Complex, Ludhiana, to pay Rs 15,000 as principal along with Rs 7,350 as interest on the fixed deposit by Mr Inderpal Singh, a resident of Vishwakarma Colony. 


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