Saturday, September 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Fly over bridge in LudhianaLakkar Pul to make way for flyover
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — Another historic landmark in the city is about to fall victim to the process of urbanisation when the railway footbridge (Lakkar Pul), connecting the old city and the Civil Lines locality, will be replaced with a flyover to meet the increasing need for better traffic movement and easier vehicular access across the main railway line in the city.

PAU embroiled in litigation
LUDHIANA, Sept 1— Punjab Agricultural University remains embroiled in litigation since a large number of teachers, students and non-teaching employees have filed suits against the university, but the university has not yet set up a legal cell.

Panic over outbreak of cholera
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — Panic has gripped Abdullahpur Basti and Fauji Mohalla, behind the bus stand, following five cases of cholera reported from the area. 



Two teenaged girls missing
LUDHIANA, Sept 1— Mystery shrouds the disappearance of two girls of the Dugri area for the past five days.

Beer guzzlers go ‘balle balle’
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — Beer lovers in the city have never had it so good. Thanks to the ongoing stiff competition between two liquor cartels of the city, both zealously supported by senior politicians of the SAD government, all brands of beer are being sold at reduced prices.

Students clash: 8 suspended
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — Eight students of Guru Nanak Polytechnic were suspended today for allegedly causing severe injuries to three students of the institute. Ajmer Singh was among the three students of third semester of mechanical engineering who were allegedly beaten up when they revolted against some students who wanted to call a strike following the authorities’ denial to their proposal that the college be closed at 3 p.m.


City women storm male bastion
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — Till a generation ago, wives were confined to the four walls of the house, performing household chores, with hardly any say in the family’s decision-making process. With the passage of time, the perception has changed. A number of women have come out of the shell and carved a niche for themselves in the male-dominated area of business.

Dharna against police inaction
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — Activists of the District Lok Sangarsh Committee today staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in protest against the “ failure “ of the district police to take action against its two police officers who allegedly stripped naked one of the committee’s activist in sadar police station here on August-29.

DCI chief to be honoured
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — Padamashri Dr R.K. Bali, president, Dental Council of India, will be honoured and felicitated by the state unit of Indian Dental Association here on September 3.

Missing children return home
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The two children missing from Kidwai Nagar area have finally returned home from Delhi after almost six days, much to the relief of their parents and the local police.

Seminar on Agan-katha
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The Punjab Agricultural University Sahit Sabha in collaboration with Young Writers Association, Rang Manch Punjab and Mr Sobha Singh Foundation, is organising a seminar on the new book of poems ‘Agan-Katha’ written by Mr Gurbhajan Gill, on September 3.

ICHRC appoints counsels
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The International Civil and Human Rights Council has appointed five advocates of Punjab as its standing counsels, according to Mr Jagjit Singh Nayyar, President of the Ludhiana chapter of the ICHRC.

Complaint against policeman
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The Bhat Sikhs living in Islamaganj area are agitated over the attitude of a policeman posted in police station division number 2, and his alleged use of abusive language against their community.

Surinder Shinda to donate eyes
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — “My eyes will be for the nation’s service after my death,” revealed Punjabi folk singer Surinder Shinda on his visit to the Eye Bank, Mansuran, as a chief guest, recently.


Investor 'cheated' of 3.70 lakh by broker
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — Mr Susheel Gupta, a bank employee, who has allegedly been cheated by a broker at the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE), has been running from pillar to post for the past one year to get justice but to no avail.

Fake sticker case: 2 more held
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The local police has arrested all three persons involved in the making and selling of fake permission stickers needed for using black coloured films on the window and the wind screens of cars and forging the signatures of the ADGP Security, Punjab.

Head Constable booked for beating up man
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — A Head Constable of the police has been booked on charges of forcibly entering the house of his married lover, threatening her husband and later beating him up.

Abduction case cancelled
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The police has decided to cancel a case of kidnapping registered against four persons, including a scribe,only two days ago by a former secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress.

Missing boy found
SAHNEWAL, Sept 1 — September 1, A boy missing under mysterious circumstances on August 29 from Hambran, was found on the same day by the Sahnewal Police from the main chowk of Kohara village.


Hero still leads the way
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — When Bollywood made Hero No 1 and catapulted Govinda to the top slot in the tinsel world a few years ago, he must have been surprised to find someone already there. As a matter of fact, Hero Cycles Ltd became number one, not just in Bollywood, but in the whole world, as the largest manufacturers of bicycles way back in 1985. It has been tenaciously holding on to that position since then despite many challenges.

Sops for small-scale industry hailed
LUDHIANA, Sept 1— The enhancement of central excise exemption limit from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore, announced by the Prime Minister Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee for small-scale industry, has been welcomed by the Fastener Manufacturers Association of India.

Brick-kiln owners threaten stir
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The Ludhiana Brick-kiln Owners Association today announced launching of an indefinite strike against the government in protest against the recent levying of 69 per cent sales tax on the brick-kilns.


Detainees sent to Bathinda jail
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — Two city residents have been booked under the Coseposa Act, 1974 after their permanent detention orders were obtained by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence from the Joint Secretary, Department of Revenue, Government of India.


Cultural bonanza in city
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The month of August was marked by zest and zeal of devotees of Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna. The first half saw devotees trying to appease Lord Shiva by visiting temples everyday and specially on Mondays and some odd devotees even had to pay with their lives on way to Amarnath to have ‘darshan’ of ‘snow lingam’. The second half of the month saw the devotees of Lord Krishna thronging to temples.

Popularising mohiniattam her goal
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The second offering of SpicMacay (Ludhiana chapter) was presentation of mohiniattam by Bharti Shivaji in Pal Auditorium at PAU on Wednesday night. The repeat performance was on Thursday morning at KVM School.


Skating honours for Guru Nanak School
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 —The trophy for the overall best performance was presented to Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, Ludhiana, in the 3rd Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship held from August 25 to 27 this year at Bhaini Sahib. Dr S S Sandhu, Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana, presided over the prize distribution function.


MC general house meeting adjourned
LUDHIANA, Sept 1 — The meeting of the municipal corporation general house was adjourned a few minutes after being called to order today. It will now be held on September 7.

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