Monday, October 20, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Transfer DSP, Inspector, orders rights panel
Implication of industrialist in a false case
Ludhiana, October 19
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has asked the state government to transfer a Deputy Superintendent of Police and an Inspector from Ludhiana district.

Murder victim’s family forced to remain indoors
Ludhiana, October 19
A family, comprising an aged couple and their three grown-up daughters, here has been living in fear for the past two days from a group of murder accused, who are being helped allegedly by some policemen.

Family members of murdered youth, Avtar Singh, alias Gola, narrate their tale of woes Family members of murdered youth, Avtar Singh, alias Gola, narrate their tale of woes to The Tribune. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


Probe into infant’s death begins
Ludhiana, October 19
Accepting the request of the Sangrur police, the local police has started investigating the case of death of an infant, who died at CMC Hospital here a few months ago allegedly due to doctors’ negligence. The Sangrur police had asked the local police to conduct a thorough probe into the allegations levelled against the hospital.

24-year-old burnt for dowry
Ludhiana, October 19
The menace of dowry has snuffed out another life. Pardeep Kaur, 24, of Dangia was allegedly burnt to death by her in-laws when their demand for a Maruti Zen was not met. The police has registered a case against her husband Bhupinder Singh, mother-in-law Naseeb Kaur and Bhupinder’s brother Harvinder Singh.


Special plan for weaker sections
Ludhiana, October 19
Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Transport Minister, Punjab, said today that the state government was committed to the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society and informed that a Special Component Plan for the integrated development of the Scheduled Castes had been chalked out and during 2003-04 funds amounting to Rs 819.95 crore were being spent in the state and a sum of Rs 159.46 crore had already been spent for this purpose during 2002-03.

Funds released for Bhagwan Valmiki Chair
Ludhiana, October 19
The Punjab Government has decided to accelerate the work on the research regarding the philosophy of Bhagwan Valmiki and released funds amounting to Rs 10 lakh for the Bhagwan Valmiki Chair, established in Punjabi University, Patiala, by late Beant Singh so that principles propounded by the saint scholar could be preached for the creation of a value-based society.

Prof Mohan Singh mela begins
Ludhiana, October 19
The silver jubilee of the Prof Mohan Singh Memorial International Cultural Mela started with enthusiasm here today. Prof Mohan Singh’s contribution to the Punjabi literature is well known. The memorial mela, organised by the Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation, was attended by a large number of dignitaries.
A traditional village scene being enacted at Punjabi Bhavan as a part of Prof Mohan Singh mela in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
A traditional village scene being enacted at Punjabi Bhavan as a part of Prof Mohan Singh mela

Satsang highlights spiritual awareness


Rights panel asks police to file report in 4 weeks
Ludhiana, October 19
Coming to the aid of an aggrieved city resident, whose son, Ashish Hansi, had committed suicide under mysterious circumstances earlier this year, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has directed the local police to file an action taken report on the complainant’s petition within four weeks.

3 booked for firing at Mehta
Ludhiana, October 19
The police, on a complaint of Constable Jagsir Singh, registered a case last evening against Jatinder Singh, Sukhvir Singh and Gagan, all residents of Field Ganj. The complainant stated that he was attached with Mr Parminder Mehta, a Congress leader, on security duty and while Mr Mehta was sitting in a crackers shop near the Civil Hospital on Saturday evening, the accused fired at him with the intention of killing him. But Mr Mehta managed to duck in time and save himself.


Cotton prices rule high
Ludhiana, October 19
Prices of cotton (American cotton) are ruling high in the markets of the Punjab circle, comprising Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan states despite the fact that the cotton production is going to be higher by about 40 per cent this years. The prices in the international market are very high and the textile industry sources say that such a hike is being witnessed after five year. The textile sources further say that cotton prices in Pakistan are also high for the first time in the past 50 years.



Students display creative skills
Ludhiana, October 19
Students of Green Land Public Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar bypass, organised an art and craft exhibition here yesterday.
The exhibition was divided into four sections, each made by students from one of the four houses of the school. The students displayed “diyas”, candles, emboss paintings, glass paintings, fruit baskets, soft toys, pottery items, murals, wall hangings, flower arrangements and sceneries made with cross stitches, long stitches and thread work.

ABVP announces representatives
Ludhiana, October 19
After the declaration of the president and the secretary of the Ludhiana unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) on August 28, 2003, the remaining team was announced today at another meeting held at Samiti Kendra, Ludhiana, by Sumedha Gupta, joint secretary of the state unit of the ABVP. Units of the ABVP in various colleges were also announced.


Divali exhibition on NIFD premises

Primary teachers to observe Divali as black day

Divali mela in schools

MELTING MOMENTS: Exotic candles and diyas, made by students of NIFD, on display at an exhibition in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Evening of music, dance, fun
Ludhiana, October 19
It was an evening full of music, dance and fun for the Ludhianvis who made it to the party organised by Blender’s Seagram at the Satluj Club last night. Dressed in sleeveless, black gown Meher Bhasin, renowned model, anchored the show and kept the audience involved throughout.


Local lad impresses spin legends
Ludhiana, October 19
Parampreet Singh, a local lad, has brought laurels to the city by being included in the top 11 cricket players of the country selected by the Cricket Council of India (CCI) for a special training-cum-coaching camp for talented and upcoming cricketers. The CCI spots young talented players, hones their skills and prepares them as players of future. Parampreet is currently participating in a camp in Mumbai.

Namdhari Academy lads win hockey title
Ludhiana, October 19
Excelling in pace and power, Namdhari Academy, Bhaini Sahib, routed Prithipal Singh Academy, PAU, Ludhiana, 5-1 to annex the title in the G S Auto Gold Cup Hockey Tournament organised by the PAU Hockey Welfare Association at the astro turf ground of Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Namdhari Academy, Bhaini Sahib, lads clinch the title in the G.S. Auto Gold Hockey Cup Tournament in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Namdhari Academy, Bhaini Sahib, lads clinch the title in the G.S. Auto Gold Hockey Cup Tournament


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