Sunday, December 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Search on for Kalkat’s successor
PAUTA against ‘outsider’ taking over
CHANDIGARH, Dec 16 — A search has begun for the successor of Dr G.S. Kalkat, who has put in his papers as Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University at Ludhiana, one of India’s premier farm varsities.

Hospital keeping patient captive?
LUDHIANA, Dec 16 — Is a local charitable hospital holding a poverty-stricken patient, Chotte Lal, captive for not clearing his dues?

Two booked in fraud case
Khanna, Dec 16 — The local police today booked two persons for fraudently selling a property belonging to an NRI.

Private firm plays havoc with city roads
LUDHIANA, Dec 16 — So far it was only the Department of Telecommunications which used to play havoc with roads by digging trenches. Now it is Connect’s turn, a private company, which has dug up newly constructed roads.
A view of Major Sham Singh Road, which has been dug up and has remained uncovered for several days now.
A view of Major Sham Singh Road, which has been dug up and has remained uncovered for several days now. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma


Women need equal opportunities
LUDHIANA, Dec 16 — The Constitution Amendment Bill that seeks to provide 33 per cent seat reservation for women in Lok Sabha and state assemblies continues to be a contentious issue. In fact, it has been three years since the Bill was first taken up in the Parliament. This time again there were rumblings in the Parliament when two NDA allies protested against the government’s move to take up the Women’s Reservation Bill in the House next week .
Sir Attar Singh & his Bhadaur
Ludhiana is a strange theatre of the drama of life. It never grew so fast; it never did decay that fast. It is the birth-place of great men who have done it proud. It has attracted men of vision who built institutions here. A great man, Attar Singh, lived here in the 19th century. His life forms an important in chapter Ludhiana’s history. He built a big residence for himself.

Veteran journalist passes away
Ludhiana, Dec 16 — Mr R. Dhiman(85), a veteran journalist, passed away last night after a brief illness. During his career, extending for more than five decades, Mr Dhiman served many leading newspapers, including The Tribune, Free Press Journal, Amrit Bazar Patrika, The Economic Times and the news agency, Press Trust of India.

Balloon-sellers face a tough time as high-tech generation kids prefer to play with modern gadgets.

Balloon-sellers face a tough time as high-tech generation kids prefer to play with modern gadgets.

he railways are in news again, and not for any creditable reason. They have not woken up even after a fractured track caused a major accident a few days ago. The Ludhiana-bound Satluj Express also escaped derailment because of a big crack in the rail track at Therike village on the periphery of Ludhiana.

Ex-servicemen observe fast
LUDHIANA, Dec 16 — Members of the local chapter of the Indian Ex-Services League (Punjab and Chandigarh) observed a token hunger strike today, in front of the mini secretariat to press upon their demands on the occasion of Vijay Diwas here today.


Probe into cheating case against bank
LUDHIANA, Dec 16—The Economic Offences Wing of the city police today began inquiry into the allegations of cheating levelled by an NRI woman, Ms Rajinder Sidhu, against the HDFC Bank here.

Two injured in brawl
LUDHIANA, Dec 16 — Two persons were injured in a brawl at a sweet shop in the busy Ghumar Mandi area of the city, today evening. A gunshot was also reportedly fired.

2 theft cases reported
LUDHIANA, Dec 16 — Two theft cases were registered by the city police here today. Two quintal of scrap having substantial price was reported to be stolen from a shop in Guru Nanak Colony and in another case sanitary material was stolen from a shop in Salem Tabri.

Satta operator arrested
Khanna, Dec 16 — The local police claimed to have arrested a liquor smuggler and a ‘satta’ operator here today.

One killed in road accident
DORAHA, Dec 16 — One person was killed and four others were seriously injured in different road accidents near here in the past 48 hours.


Need to tap young talent: D'souza
LUDHIANA, Dec 16 — "Class players can not be created overnight, they should be caught young and trained, only then we can expect good results from them’’, says former captain of the Indian hockey team, Cedric D' souza.


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