Sunday, October 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Police takes no action despite HC orders
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — The local police is allegedly shielding five persons said to be involved in grabbing the house and other household goods of a person, besides being involved in a firing incident. Despite an FIR having been registered against the five accused on the directive of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, they continue to move scot free.

Mahavir Singh with his four daughters, who have been rendered homeless. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Harassment charge against police 
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — Mr Rakesh Sood, president of the Dandi Swami Shopkeepers Association and former joint secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress (I), has alleged that he was harassed by the local police and illegal demands for money were made by the SHO Santokh Singh.

‘Innocent terrorist’ back in mainstream
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — More than 10 years after he was listed as a terrorist by the Punjab Police, Jaswant Singh can now ‘officially’ visit his village, Sidhwan Bet. He can meet his old friends and roam freely with his head held high as the process to clear his name from the list has been initiated by the District police after he surrendered before the police today.


Stress on conserving Punjab’s cultural heritage
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University Dr G.S. Kalkat, today stressed the need for conservation of rich literary and cultural heritage of Punjab to take the state ahead towards prosperity and all-round development. 

Improvement Trust demolishes 16 shops
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — Today a team of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust officials demolished 16 shops that had been built on encroached land in Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar on Pakhowal Road here.

Fake-lottery sellers arrested
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — A gang engaged in the business of selling fake lottery tickets was caught by the police here today. Seven persons have been arrested while one is absconding.


Forum objects to album cover
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — While the controversy over Daler Menhdi’s number Ek Dana has died down. another one is in the making. T-Series, an audio-cassette company, has reportedly placed the pictures of Guru Gobind Singh and Hans Raj Hans side by side on the cover of the album Wada Mera Gobind.


Servant killed in mishap
KHAMANO, Oct 21 — Rama Shanker (22), a servant in the jewellery shop of a person named Mr Subhash Chander, was killed in a shooting accident in the house of his employer near Durga Mandir here. The Khamano police has registered an FIR under the Arms Act against Kuldip Singh, driver of Mr Subhash Chander.

5 held in robbery case
LUDHIANA, Oct 21— The Chowki Vardhman police today claimed to have solved a robbery case that took place in February this year with the arrest of five persons. Mr Dalip K. Bedi, in charge of the police post, said that the five accused — Raj Kumar, Rajan Sharma, Kuldip Kumar, Rajinder Singh and Dalip Kumar — were caught during a raid in Baba Jiwan Singh Nagar today.


Market receives a bear hug
T was a bearish trend in the stock market past week. The LSE index opened at 119.98 on Monday and closed at 117.24 on Friday, down by 2.74 points. The BSE Sensex opened at 3908.73 on Monday and closed at 3692.75 on Friday, down by 215.98 points.


Teachers demand incentives
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — Members of the All-India Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations (AIFUCTO) will take part in a protest march to Parliament House during the coming Winter Session. This was decided at the 22nd academic session of the federation that was held in Chennai from October 14 to 16.


A glimpse of old rural Punjab
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — The Museum of Rural Life of Punjab owes its existence to Dr M.S. Randhawa, the first Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University. Dr Randhawa visited the 88-acre open air museum at Frilands near Copenhagen during a visit to Denmark in 1970. This museum traced the living conditions of the rural folk. Inspired by it, Dr Randhawa started a similar project in PAU to portray the rural life of Punjab during the 18th and the 19th centuries.


Work for pavement of streets begins


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