Thursday, January 4, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Government land grabbed?
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — A stretch of 100 acres on the Tajpur road here which belonged to the government has now slipped into private hands. 

Illegal constructions on the Tajpur road in Ludhiana.

Trader alleges bullying by octroi contractors’ staff
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — In yet another case of bullying and high-handedness by private octroi contractors, Mr Rajinder Kumar Puri, a local oil trader has alleged that octroi contractors of Municipal Council, Khanna, had detained his driver and tanker illegally for several hours, despite the fact that he had paid the requisite amount of octroi.

Census rehearsals: teachers resent duty
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — The second rehearsal for census operation began after a delayed start amidst opposition from teaching staff put on duty at Shri Atma Nand Jain Senior Secondary School, here today.



Primary teachers threaten stir
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — Demanding an early relief from census duty, the Government Primary Teachers Association has sent a memorandum to the Education Minister, Mr Tota Singh, threatening to stage a dharna in case their demand is not accepted within a week.

Students of Shri Atma Nand Jain Senior Secondary School, Daresi Road, make their way through garbage dumps and slush outside the main gate.To school through slush
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — Students and teachers of Shri Atma Nand Jain Senior Secondary School, Daresi Road, have to daily pass through slush, heaps of cow dung and garbage dumps lying outside the main gate of the school building.

Students of Shri Atma Nand Jain Senior Secondary School, Daresi Road, make their way through garbage dumps and slush outside the main gate. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

From clerk to crorepati
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — From a clerk and a private school teacher, earning less than Rs 2,000 per month in 1988, to crorepatis 12 years thereafter. Such was the meteoric rise of the brother-sister duo of R.K. Syal and Pomila Syal, Chief Managing Director and the ‘acting’ MD of Golden Forests Ltd, who have been arrested by the police along with six others for cheating nearly 25 lakh investors in the country.

Sambhar strays into Haibowal
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — A badly injured sambhar that had accidentally strayed into the Haibowal area today afternoon was rescued by generous residents and a team of the activists of local chapter of the PFA. The sambhar, who was profusely bleeding from the mouth and other parts of the body, was chased into this colony by stray dogs who had spotted it in Kitchlu Nagar.



Telecom company’s work washed away
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — The continuous rain during the past two days has further deteriorated the condition of roads in Ludhiana. The earth on the sides of trenches made by a private telecom company has turned into mud at the Pakhowal road, Sham Singh road, Ghumar Mandi, Sarabha Nagar and Gurdev Nagar.

Bullock cart racers threaten stir
MACHHIWARA, Jan 3 — On the directions of the Union Minister, Ms Maneka Gandhi, the ban imposed on bullock cart races in village tournaments has disappointed admirers. Though they had met Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, at Koomkalan village under the leadership of Mr Harchand Singh Dhandari and Mr Darshan Singh Manaki, president and secretary of the Punjab Bullock Cart Racers Committee, respectively, but in vain.

Sukh Varsha VohraA nice woman to know
Jan 3 — Sukh Varsha Vohra has lived up to her name, showering cheer on her family, colleagues, friends and workers. Ms. Vohra, after 35 years of service at a lecturer in Hindi in the local Government College for Women, retired two years ago. During her career, she has been the Principal of Government College, Bholath, a member of the Senate and the Syndicate of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.



Woman commits suicide
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — A married woman committed suicide and a case has been registered against her mother-in-law. According to an FIR registered at the Sadar police station here today, the complainant, Mr Bhajan Singh, a resident of Balewal village in Sangrur district, alleged that his daughter, Karamjit Kaur, ended her life by consuming poison on January 1 after being harassed by her mother-in-law, Surinder Kaur.


Dr Baldev Singh AulakhA veteran kidney transplanter
LUDHIANA, Jan 3 — The credit of performing more than 500 kidney transplant operation within a period of six years with considerable success rate is amble proof of Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh’s ability as a kidney transplant surgeon. Not only this, he is one of the few urologists in India having such vast experience of kidney transplant besides having a busy schedule for urological operations. Top

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