Wednesday, October 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Dalit youth’s death due to police torture alleged
Valmikis say they were discriminated against by cops

LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — A youth belonging to the Valmiki community is alleged to have succumbed to his ailments caused as a result of being brutally tortured by the police. He was rounded up by the CIA staff for questioning in a case relating to some money recovered by the police during a raid conducted to arrest gamblers.

Relatives of Raju mourn his death at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana.


Relatives of Raju mourn his death at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Punjab agriculture at crossroads
Is there no alternative to wheat-paddy rotation?
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — Agriculture in Punjab is facing a situation where lakhs of farmers are feeling duped by the ‘pro-farmer’ Akali-BJP government in the state and BJP-led government at the centre. 

What a punishment for coming late!
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — Nine teachers and over 200 students of middle and senior classes of DAV Public School were punished for coming late for the assembly by a few minutes today.



Driver’s murder case solved
LUDHIANA, Oct 24— The proximity of a van driver of Sanatan Vidya Mandir, who was found murdered near Government Polytechnic College in Rishi Nagar, became the bone of contention between him and his murderer Raj Bahadur and ultimately led to his murder at the hands of the latter.

College students boycott classes
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — Nearly 3,000 students of SD Government College today boycotted classes in protest against the ‘‘harassment’’ by lecturers of the college.

Molestation case: principal booked
KHANNA, Oct 24 — The Khanna police registered a case against the Principal and a teacher of Nankana Sahib Public School of Kallal Majra, village 2 km from here, yesterday.

Dengue treatment is costly
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — Ramesh, a factory worker, has been suffering from dengue for the past one week. He has been given 10 units of blood platelets, but the count has remained steady at 60,000. Doctors say he will need at least five more units.


Traffic jams in city
he number of vehicles has increased manifold in Ludhiana in the past few years leading to frequent traffic jams and frayed tempers on the roads.


This week MTV VJ Asif Seth came to the city with the MTV Ga Ga van for talent hunt. When he went to the KCW, he had a pretty good time. As soon as the girls heard about his arrival in the college, they instantly swarmed around him. 



Farmers end indefinite fast
KHANNA, Oct 24 — The indefinite fast started by two farmers against the negative altitude of the government procurement agencies was withdrawn yesterday after the intervention of the Additional Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana, Mr S.R. Kaler.

Postal staff stage dharna
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — On a joint call given by a number of national associations and organisations of the postal employees, the group C, D and E employees, here, observed a strike for the second day today and sat on a dharna outside the Head Post office.

Speed post service to be streamlined
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — In order to speed up the Speed Post service provided in the city, the Department of Post has decided to centralise the delivery system.

Pensioners resent govt apathy
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — The Government Pensioners’ Association has criticised the state government for being “unfair to pensioners”. 

Law fails to deter underage drivers
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — It all starts innocently when you ask your child to park the car in the garage. Then come small market chores or dropping a guest somewhere. Before you know, the child is driving on his own, and he appears confident enough.

Congress leaders flay RSS
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — Mr Pawan Dewan, chairman, All- India Youth Congress Urban Development Cell, and Mr K.K.Bawa, secretary, PPCC, today criticised the RSS for the communal role being played by it in the national politics.

Women face subtle discrimination at home, office: study
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — Traditionally, Indian women have been conditioned to believe that their primary responsibility is on the home front. 

PFA cautions public against firecrackers
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 —The People for Animals has cautioned the citizens, especially children, to keep a check on bursting of crackers with high noise frequency sounds of these crackers creates panic among animals and birds.

Ludhianvis prefer Punjabi cuisine
udhianvis, though known as epicures, are quite unadventurous in their food habits. That is the opinion one gathers from some of the well-known restaurants in the city.

Youth turning to religion
LUDHIANA, THE room is suffused with the fragrance of incense and the air resonates with chants of hymns. Sitting cross-legged on the floor is a young man who works as an executive with a leading business house.



8 arrested for gambling
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — The police has arrested eight persons for gambling at public places from different parts of the city during the past 24 hours. An amount of Rs 6,375 has been recovered from them.

Woman alleges torture by in-laws
SAHNEWAL, Oct 24— A woman has accused her husband and in-laws of torturing her physically and mentally for bringing insufficient dowry.


Knitwear Club flays double taxation
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — The Knitwear Club, Ludhiana has criticised the double taxation policy of the Punjab Government and sought its immediate withdrawal. 

Punjab industry working at 50 pc capacity
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — The season of Divali of the new millennium will not be a boom period for the industry and trade of the state and if this unsavory trend is any indication, it would spell doom for the industry.


Ramgarhia girls win quiz contest
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — Students from 27 schools of Ludhiana east participated in the inter-school science quiz and chart-making contests organised by the District Education Department at Shree Atma Nand Jain Senior Secondary School here yesterday.

Trinjanan celebrated at KCW
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — Making efforts to revive the rich traditional Punjabi culture, several contests on using charkha, weaving daris, phulkari, making dolls and toys, mehndi, churning milk were held to mark Trinjanan at Khalsa College for Women here today.

Divali celebrations at SDP College
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — Students of over 10 women colleges and schools of the city got together to celebrate Divali at Sanatan Dharam Parcharak College for Women on Saturday evening. 


PSEB fined for harassing consumer
LUDHIANA, Oct 24 — In a unique case, the District Consumer Redressal Forum today fined the PSEB Rs 5,000 as payment to a consumer who had been told by the PSEB to pay the electricity bill of his son.Top

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