Friday, November 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Business rivalry ‘led to assault’
Ludhiana, Nov 23 — Is business rivalry between two men responsible for assault on a local policeman, Mohammad Shahid ?Are his business rivals guilty of unsuccessfully arranging for his contract killing? Even as the police claims otherwise, it is being alleged that the answers to the above mentioned questions are in the affirmative.

Martyr cremated with honours
KATANI KALAN (Ludhiana), Nov 23 — Heart-rending scenes were witnessed here today as women wailed and cried before the start of the funeral procession of Sepoy Prem Singh of 103 Engineer Regiment, who was killed by a Pakistani shell on a frontier post in the Naushehra sector on Tuesday evening.

The mother of Prem Singh plants the final kiss on the forehead of her son. Prem Singh was killed in an encounter with militants in the Rajouri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir on November 21. 

Sales tax evasion unabated
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — Sales tax and octroi duty evasion amounting to annual revenue loss of lakhs of rupees or even more to the public exchequer is going on unabated outside the railway station.



Pirated cassettes seized: 1 held
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — The police has succeeded in nabbing a man manufacturing and selling duplicate audio cassettes and compact discs and selling them all over Punjab. Jagjit Singh was arrested by a police party led by SHO Randhir Singh of the police station division No. 2, when he had come to the market near the Kalgidhar Gurudwara here this morning in order to sell off his cassettes there.

Four dead in mishap near Mullanpur
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — Four persons, including two women, were killed and another was injured in a road accident near Mullanpur, 20 km from here, early this morning.

‘Rollback in LPG price is an eyewash’
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — The recent announcement of the rollback of the cooking gas and kerosene oil prices , aimed at appeasing the public apart from one constituent of the NDA does not seem to have gone too well with the masses. 

Paddy procurement 1.10 cr tonnes
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — Paddy procurement in Punjab has almost touched the 1.10 crore metric tonne mark and except for a few problems in the initial stages, the procurement process was smooth. This was stated by the Punjab Food and Supplies Minister Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, while talking to mediapersons at Circuit House here today.



YC concerned over law and order
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — Expressing its serious concern over deteriorating law and order situation in the city and stoppage of water supply by the Municipal Corporation during the day, the District Youth Congress (DYC) has decided to submit a detailed memorandum to the district administration on November 27, before launching a mass agitation.

Bus stand a picture of neglect
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — The main bus stand in the city is in a filthy state. In 1995, the construction cell of the transport department was abolished. Since then, there has been no renovation, no maintenance and no construction at the bus stand.

Haibowal renamed Shankaracharya Nagar
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — Haibowal Kalan was formally renamed as Shankaracharya Nagar today, at a function held near the chowk of Haibowal. The Punjab Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker, Mr Satpal Gosain, was the chief guest. The Food and Supplies Minister, Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, laid the foundation stone of the entrance gate of the newly christianed Shankaracharya Nagar. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Madhavashram was also present to give his blessings to the newly named Shankaracharya Nagar.

Tax payers honoured
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — The Income Tax Department is being shortly reorganised. By the end of this financial year the department will have one Income Tax Commissioner after every one lakh of assesses.



Three arrested for fraud
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — The Economics Offences Wing of the Ludhiana police has succeeded in solving a case of cheating, impersonation, fraud and criminal conspiracy by arresting three of the prime accused in the case.



Youth festival concludes
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — In contrast to a feeble response received on first three days of the zonal youth festival at Khalsa College for Women, a thunderous response was received from the audience on the concluding day.

Library without funds
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — The Government Girls Senior Secondary School here has a huge compound. Some classes are even held under trees. The library is a big hall but it shows every sign of bad-maintenance. The walls cry for a coat of paint, loose wires hang from the ceiling and bulbs have no shades.

PAU teachers resent Paroda’s shifting
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — In a letter written to the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, Dr Hari Singh Brar and Dr M.L. Gupta, president and secretary of the PAU Teachers association respectively, have registered their strong resentment against the shifting of Dr R.S. Paroda from the position of Director-General, Indian Council of Agriculture. Research and Secretary, Department of Agriculture. Research and Education, Govt of India. They appreciated the pro-scientist and pro-farmer approach of Dr Paroda.

PAU advances exam dates
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — The academic council of Punjab Agricultural University has decided in its 263rd meeting held on November 17 that the final examinations of the undergraduate students of the College of Agriculture and the College of Home Science of the current semester will be held from December 13 to December 21.

College row affects academic work
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — The controversy over the extension given to Ms Kuldip Kaur, Principal of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, has now started affecting the academic atmosphere of the college.

PCCTU seeks intervention into college row
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — In a letter addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, the Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers’ Union has sought his intervention into the ongoing controversy regarding extension to Principal Ms Kuldip Kaur of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women.



District cycling championship 
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — Parminder Singh Brar of Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, and Puneet Kaur of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, declared as best cyclist in the Ludhiana District Cycling Championship by scoring 10 and eight points, respectively.

PNB sports meet from Nov 24


Facility to dispose bio-medical waste 
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — The Punjab Government has decided to develop common facility for the scientific disposal of bio-medical waste at Ludhiana, first of its kind in northern India in accordance with the strict provisions of the Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1998, notified by the Government of India, Ministry of Environment of Forests under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

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