Wednesday, January 10, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Protest against killing of youth
Cop’s house torched; Traffic blocked
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — An angry mob today set on fire and damaged the house of Gurmeet Singh Pinki, a Punjab Police cop, accused of killing a city youth Avtar Singh in a shootout incident at Maya Nagar here on Sunday night. Earlier agitated relatives, friends and residents of the city staged a dharna and blocked traffic for well over five hours at the busy Aarti Chowk in the city in protest against the death of Avtar Singh.

ST Dept raids on railway station again 
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — The traders coming by Jaipur-Jammu Tawi Puja Express and the railway staff were totally surprised when at 11.45 p.m. officials of the Sales Tax department raided at the railway premises to check the goods coming from New Delhi. They seized goods worth lakhs of rupees on which sales tax had not been paid by the traders.



Man alleges murder of wife, child
DORAHA, Jan 9 — A man has alleged rape and consequent murder of his wife and newly born child by three of his relatives, who allegedly threw them into Sirhind Canal almost an year ago.

Panjab University plans new correspondence courses
M.Com, M.Lib from next session: VC
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — The Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, was here last evening at the sports meet held at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Udham Singh Nagar.

Travelling in buses at night can turn out to be a nightmare. A colleague went through such a nightmare the other day while travelling from Ludhiana to Patiala. The bus belonged to a local travel agency.

  • Admission blues

  • Anti-dowry front

  • Cop with a heart

  • Kite-flying fever

  • Questionable answer checking


Eve-teasing complaints in locality
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — Residents, mostly women and young girls, of Major Sham Lal Road are being harassed by boys of a college in that area. The harassment is due to the fact that houses of residents face the back gate of the college, which is invariably crowded with boys during college hours.

Govt agencies ready for procurement: Mittal
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — Punjab Food and Supplies Minister Mr Madan Mohan Mittal today claimed that all arrangements for procurement and storage of wheat in the coming season had been finalised and procurement of wheat would be made smoothly as per fixed rates and norms.

Traffic awareness rally conducted
DORAHA, Jan 9 — During the Road safety week observed by district police, Khanna, the first traffic awareness rally was taken out by Doraha police with the collaboration of B. S. B Welfare Society (regd) in which 450 school children participated. The rallyists marched to Kulvir Palace, Doraha, where they were addressed by prominent personalities.

PAU to develop Ladowal farm 
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — Punjab Agricultural University has drawn up an elaborate plan to develop over 1200 acres of a sprawling farm at Ladowal which has been recently transferred to it by the Punjab Government partially in lieu of the sugarcane research farm at Jalandhar where the government wants to set up a medical institute.

Swami Balaji Swami with a message
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — Swami Balaji has an ashram in Hollywood where he teaches meditation for four or five months and then returns to India where his followers wait for him. These days he is in Ludhiana to open a meditation centre.

Masti non-stop, courtesy Joshilay
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — Joshilay, (of Muniya fame), performed before a crowd last evening in the open. Due to intense cold, people had not gathered in large numbers. The function started two hours late. Mini Mathur from MTV was the anchor.

DYC demands judicial probe into cow deaths
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — The Congress and Youth Congress activists today staged a dharna at the Municipal Corporation headquarters here demanding a probe by CBI or a sitting judge of the High Court into the death of eight cows at the MC run gaushala due to poor maintenance and pathetic living conditions.

PAU vets support animal sport
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — A day before the start of rural games at Phallewal village, organisers and participants of events where animals are to perform were happy to learn that veterinarians of Punjab Agricultural University supported the conduct of such games.


Change in school timings
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has changed the school timings with effect from tomorrow keeping in view the changing weather and foggy conditions in the morning.

Ethiopian team visits PAU today
LUDHIANA, Jan 9 — To study the operation of the technical and vocational education system of Punjab Agricultural University, a delegation from Ethiopia will visit the varsity from January 10 to 12. The delegation will visit the PAU under the leadership of Dr H. E. Tekleheimanot Hailesclassic, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Education, Ethiopia.


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