Sunday, September 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Doctor accused of removing kidney
It was done with consent, says surgeon

LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Mystery shrouds the removal of a kidney of a handicapped man, whose relatives suspect foul play. On the other hand the surgeon, Dr Satish Arora, has been maintaining that the kidney was removed after due consent of relatives as it was damaged due to acute infection.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal lays the foundation stone of a new unit of Hero Cycles Ltd at Industrial Focal Point, Ludhiana on Saturday.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal lays the foundation stone of a new unit of Hero Cycles Ltd at Industrial Focal Point, Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
CM demands international airport at Chandigarh
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh may soon call on the Prime Minister to press for the construction of an international airport at Chandigarh.

Hotel raided; 18 held for gambling
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — CIA staff raided the premises of a hotel owned by a prominent political leader last night and arrested 18 persons for gambling.



Habib Tanvir and his chor in city
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — “TV is a terrible medium at the moment. TV is ruining our culture, when it should instead be used to harness our culture,” said Habib Tanvir, a well-known theatre personality of the country, who is in the city these days to stage the play ‘Charandas Chor’ under Virasat Punjab-2000 being organised by Spicmacay.

Shiv Sainiks burn Pak flag
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Workers of the Shiv Sena, led by national president of the party Jagdish Tangri took out a protest march from Gur Mandi to various commercial centres of the old city to protest against overt and covert support to the militant groups by Pakistan, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir.

Activists of the Shiv Sena organise a protest rally against Pakistan on Saturday in Ludhiana.
Activists of the Shiv Sena organise a protest rally against Pakistan on Saturday in Ludhiana.  — Photo by Inderjit Verma


STD lines remain cut off
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Several local and out-station telephone lines in the city remained faulty for the second day today causing inconvenience and harassment to the public.

Punjab has 18 kg fodder per animal
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Inaugurating the feed fodder officers workshop at Punjab Agricultural University here yesterday Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, said that India had a total livestock population of 46 crore whereas the country could afford to support only 5 crore keeping in view the availability of fodder and other resources.

Cops save woman from drowning
LUDHIANA, Sept 2— The alertness and timely intervention by five policemen posted at the canal near Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar saved the life of a woman last evening.

SAD (A) gears up for bypoll
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The SAD (Amritsar) has convened a meeting of the party in Sunam on September 3 to discuss the poll strategy for the coming byelection for the Sunam Assembly constituency.

Telecom officials hold rally
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Officials of the Telecom Department staged a dharna and organised a rally in front of the DoT headquarters here in support of their demands. The call for protest had been given by the Telecom Engineering Officers Association.

Minister denies move on free power
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The Finance Minister of Punjab, Kanwaljit Singh today launched a frontal attack on the state Congress leadership accusing it of resorting to false propaganda against Badal government on order to cover up its own internal differences and lack of any cohesive policy and programme.

Body speaks for those who understand 
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Everyday, we convey a lot of things without uttering a word. When we fold our hands, it conveys greetings. When a sportsman wins, he jumps to show his joy. When beauty queens are crowned, their eyes open wide with wonder. Actors can bare their soul before the audience through mime. We often realise that, at times, language is redundant. Body language can express a lot.

‘Initiate dialogue on noise pollution policy’
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the Punjab Government to initiate a a wider dialogue with all sections of society before evolving a definite policy to deal with the increasing problem of noise pollution.

Badal to inaugurate kisan mela on Sept 21
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, will inaugurate the kisan mela being held at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana on September 21 and 22.

SBI dedicates month to Hindi
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The State Bank of India is celebrating Rajbhasha Maas in September to promote the use of Hindi. On September 14, 1949, the Government of India had decided to adopt Hindi as the official language of the state. While the day is celebrated throughout the country as Hindi Divas, the SBI has decided to dedicate the entire month to the cause.


YC leader booked on extortion charge
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The police has registered a case of extortion against a former Youth Congress leader today on the comlpaint of Suresh Jeriwal. Jeriwal was one of the persons who were accused of kidnapping the leader, a case regarding which had been registered at the Focal Point police station on August 30.

Man abducted, beaten up
MACHHIWARA, Sept 2 — Charanjit Singh son of Teja Singh, of Billo Patti village, is alleged to have been abducted at 12 noon, August 30, when he left his place for a registry at the Samrala Courts.

Police clueless about blast in court
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Three weeks after a bomb blast rocked the District Sessions Court Complex in the city, the police is still groping in the dark about the persons or the agency behind the blast.

4 held for police drivers’ murder
KHAMANO, Sept 2 — The Khamano police has arrested four persons responsible for the murder of three truck drivers.

Imported timber replaces domestic product
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Next time you go for purchasing timber for your house, be prepared that you will only get imported one and not that from Assam or Madhya Pradesh as claimed by your trader. While extraction of timber from Assam forest was banned by the Supreme Court about two years ago, the traders here have reportedly been claiming to supply Assam teak only and charging for the same, despite the fact that they only supply the imported one, which is less costly.

Higher taxes on furnace oil criticised 
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Mr PD Sharma, president, Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab, has criticised the Punjab Government for imposing 22 per cent sales tax on furnace oil, the basic fuel for industry.


Tandon for extended health cover
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The Punjab Minister for Local Bodies Balramji Das Tandon today stressed the need for better health cover for the masses and exhorted the voluntary and charitable institutions to join hands in this task. He said the government had a vital role to play in providing comprehensive and affordable medical facilities to the people, particularly in remote and rural areas.


Lifter misses Arjuna Award again
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — He won the weightlifting gold thrice in the Commonwealth Games, besides being the national champion for a record seven times. He represented the country 21 times in international events.

CBSE National Games schedule
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The CBSE Inter-School National Games will be held from the second week of October.

SAD Academy win title
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — SDP Sports Academy defeated LDCA XI by five wickets in the final of the cricket tournament organised by the State Bank of India, Civil Lines branch at the SDP College ground here yesterday.

Khalsa school creates record
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — Khalsa Senior Secondary School for Girls, Civil Lines, created a record by winning the basketball in the girls under-19 category for the third consecutive year 

TT meet from Sept 8
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The 10th edition of the Prithipal Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament will be held here at Punjab Agricultural University from September 8 to 10, according to Mr Kirpal Singh Sagar, president of the tournament organising committee.

Sports bodies mourn Grewal’s death

Senior police officers may be transferred
LUDHIANA, Sept 2 — The Home Department is seriously contemplating the transfers of two senior Border Range officials as well as the transfers of atleast four Senior Superintendents Of Police in the state.

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