Thursday, November 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Woman ‘illegally’ detained 
SHO accused of high-handedness
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — A one-and-half-yearlong dispute between two parties over a plot at Gurpreet Nagar Colony in the city took a curious turn today when Mr Petambar Singh Jolly, one of the party involved, alleged in a complaint letter to the Senior Superintendent of Police here that a police party, not accompanied by a police woman, from the Salem Tabri police station illegally picked up his wife , beat her at his residence and kept her in illegal detention in the police station.

DMC comes to aid of Kargil victim
JANGPUR (LUDHIANA), Nov 22 — The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has acknowledged the services of a brave soldier of the nation in the Kargil conflict. The management of the hospital have given a substantial financial help along with several other facilities to L/Nk Jatinder Singh and the other members of the family.

Lance Naik Jitender Singh receives a sum of Rs 50,000 in the form of Kisan Vikas Patras from the management of DMC.

Lance Naik Jitender Singh receives a sum of Rs 50,000 in the form of Kisan Vikas Patras from the management of DMC.



Four persons dupe motor agency
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — Four persons, including one girl, have been booked by the city police today for duping the owners of Nihal Motors Agency here by giving them 15 fake cheques amounting to Rs 42,065 as payment of a new Hero Honda motor cycle.

Woman with the smile is looking for new roles
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — There is a contradiction in her character. While Renuka Shahane, the ever smiling anchor of the TV serial Surbhi, can act as a brand ambassador, she "does not compromise" on the quality of films she would like to do. That is the reason she claims for having stopped acting in films while at the same time accepting the role of a "brand ambassador", a dignified euphemism for sales promotion. Last seen in the film Hum Apke Hain Kaun, Renuka is now the brand ambassador of a knitting company.

School told to refund fee
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — In a rare case , the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here to refund an amount of Rs 6320 along with costs of Rs 500 to a resident of the city, who had deposited the amount as fees for the admission of his daughter in nursery class of the school.

Mobile ring that cost Rs 700
Ludhiana, Nov 22 — Beware. Your mobile phone may prove to be too expensive, particularly if it happens to ring up when you are present in a court of law.

‘Restore daytime water supply’
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — The decision of the local Municipal Corporation to withdraw afternoon water supply has created resentment among residents in the city. Most people have vehemently opposed the corporation’s decision. Not only the domestic but the commercial and industrial sectors are also affected by the cutting off of the afternoon water supply. The housewives seemed to be annoyed over the “uncalled for” move of the corporation.

Sticking to her roots and surging ahead with the times
Ludhiana, Asa to ma Sad gamaya
Tama so ma Jyotir gamaya
Mrityor ma Amritam gramaya
(Lead me from untruth to truth from Darkness to Light; from Mortality to Immortality)
This is the guiding principle for a well known educationist and principal of a leading local college, Ms Harinder Dhillon. For a person who saw a lot of turbulence at the home front during her teens, the lady appears to be at peace with everything within, as well as around her.


Is parking complex a white elephant ?
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — People are moving here and there to park their scooters and cars. But there is no parking space. Interestingly, where there is a parking space, there are no vehicles parked. Sounds strange? What is the reason?

Nishkam celebrates silver jubilee
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — Nishkam Seva Ashram, which was set-up in 1975 celebrated its silver jubilee function last evening at BCM Arya Model School. The function was well attended and well presented. Mr Sharvan Sharma was the anchor.

Fashion show a big draw
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — The Gayatri Ladies Club held a colorful fashion show, The Complete Woman, at Park Plaza here today. The participants from different age groups presented themselves as the 'new age woman' with all confidence, dignity, elegance, grace and glamour.

Song lands singers in trouble
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — Public apology by folk singers Bagga Safri and Surinder Sapna for their songs in controversial cassette “Bahmani glass var gee” notwithstanding, the district police has decided to register a criminal case against the singers, the producer and the cassette company.

EEPC delegation meets minister
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — A delegation led by S.C. Ralhan, regional chairman (north) and Mr Satish Dhanda, vice-chairman, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) respectively, met the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India on Monday. The delegation apprised him of the problems of the trade and the possibility of reducing the haulage charges charged by CONCOR. The meeting was also attended by Mr S.K. Sharma, Managing Director, CONCOR and senior officials of the railway board and the Ministry of Commerce.

500 driving licences issued
DORAHA, Nov 22 — A camp for the issuing of driving licences was held at Truck Union building, Doraha. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Sadhu Singh Ghudani, MLA, Payal.

Police workshop today
KHANNA, Nov 22 — The Khanna police will organise a workshop on “Community policing” at the Payal police station on November 23.

“Follow tenets of Hinduism”
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — The Jagad Guru Shankaracharya of Hindu Dwarika Peeth was on his first visit to Ludhiana today. In an interview with Ludhiana Tribune, the Guru said that he had come here to talk about Hinduism. He said the Hinduism was the most tolerant religion. He further said that he wanted Hinduism to become strong so that it could protect other religions.

Class IV employees continue protest
Ludhiana, Nov 22 — Hundreds of Class IV employees today staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner's Office at the Mini Secretariat here to protest against high-handedness and vindictive attitude of an Executive Engineer of the Irrigation Department.

Ramandeep to wed on Dec 10


Conduct inquiry in plot grabbing case: SP
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Kuldip Singh, has directed the Economic Offences wing of the city police to conduct an inquiry into a plot grabbing case at Sarpanch Colony.

2 MC employees held
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — The District Vigilance Bureau has arrested a couple, working as tax collectors in the Municipal Corporation here, on corruption charges.

Gang of thieves busted
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — The city police today claimed busting a gang of thieves involved in a number of theft cases in the city. A number of stolen goods and vehicles have been recovered from them.


Auto-finance firms face tough times
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — A large number of brand new sleek cars criss-cross roads today. And people at the wheels are none other than the spoilt brats of the “stinkingly rich” Ludhianvis, who gift these four-wheelers to their offsprings, not only on their weddings, but also on their 21st birthdays. Thanks to the number of finance companies and banking schemes anyone can afford a car.

Vardhman launches Aao Bune
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — The Vardhman group, today, launched two knit packs in the city — Aao Bune, a step- by -step knitting kit for the girl child and ‘‘ Cuddles 1-2-3,’’a pack, with patterns and needles for the 1-3 years age group. After launching these knitting packs yesterday in Chandigarh, Ms Renuka Shahane, the ever smiling celebrity of Hum Aap Ke Haen Kaun and Surbhi, announced the first winner of its Bunte Bunte Kismat Chamke contest. Ms Ranjita Gujral of Khanna won a Matiz car as the first prize in the contest.


A library with only 1982 books
HE Nauhria Mal Jain School was opened in 1937 and shifted to its present premises in 1954. The Principal, O.P. Arora, state awardee, said, “There are around 3000 students in my school. I started building the library in 1982. There are too more branches of this school in Baag Wali Gali and Trunk Bazar but those two schools do not have any library.” But in all these 18 years the number of books has been only 1982. The Principal, himself was surprised to find the low number of books in his library.

Plays a hit at youth fest
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — Plays and histrionics presented by the students of nine women's colleges were major hits at the ongoing Panjab University youth festival of Zone -A at Khalsa College for Women.

Staff, students boycott classes
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — The staff and students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women boycotted classes demanding that there should be uniformity of norms regarding age of retirement in the college. In the morning, the teachers wore black badges but the first two classes were held as usual.

Course for CBSE examiners
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — To train examiners of CBSE, a training programme for teachers of Social Studies from the schools of Ludhiana and Patiala was held at Greenland Day Boarding Public School here today.

36 students participate in contest
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — Thirtysix students from 18 schools affiliated with the CBSE participated in the Sahodaya School declamation contest held at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Public School, here today.

KVM team lifts school quiz trophy
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — Students from 15 schools affiliated with the CBSE competed for Sahodaya School quiz contest held at Kundan Vidya Mandir here today. Each team comprised two students from classes IX and X. Eight teams were screened in a written test in which the students had to answer 20 questions in 10 minutes. This was followed by 12 rounds in which questions based on current affairs, geography, science and literature were asked.


Millennium Urdu Award for Kewal Dheer
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — Dr Kewal Dheer, the eminent Urdu fiction writer, has been chosen for the prestigious “Millennium Urdu Award” by Karnataka Cultural Akademi for his collection of Urdu short stories entitled Kahaniyan. The award carries a gold medal, a citation and a purse of Rs 11,000 which will be presented to him in a special function in Bangalore in January next year.


You no longer need to live with joint pain
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — People suffering from joint pains, particularly in the knees, no longer need to live with it. Joint replacement surgery is increasingly being performed in large hospitals in India.


Postal Dept extends working hours
LUDHIANA, Nov 22 — The working hours of the city's head post office, Ferozepore Road and the Central Post Office, Bhadaur House, for the purpose of sending registered letters or mail through speed post, have been extended upto 8 p.m.


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