Thursday, January 11, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Illicit relations lead man to commit double murder
LUDHIANA, Jan 10— In a shocking case, a middle-aged man, driven by his alleged illicit relations with his wife’s sister, not only murdered his father-in-law and brother-in-law, but also conspired to show the murders as cases of accident.

Avtar cremated; fresh FIR lodged
Police panel for speedy disposal of case
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — The police today registered a fresh FIR in the infamous shootout incident in Maya Nagar on Sunday night leading to the death of a 20-year-old youth, Avtar Singh. The youth was cremated in the afternoon amidst heart-rending scenes.

The funeral procession of slain youth Avtar Singh (left) and the elaborate security arrangements made by the police to avoid any untoward incident in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
The funeral procession of slain youth Avtar Singh (left) and the elaborate security arrangements made by the police to avoid any untoward incident in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photos by Inderjit Verma

Edit: The killing in Ludhiana



Pinki was terror of colony
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — It has now been alleged that neighbours of Gurmeet Singh Pinki, suspended Punjab police personnel who is accused of killing Avtar Singh, were so terrified of his activities and noisy late-night parties that some of them had even decided to move out of the area.

Rural sport meet at Phallewal postponed
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — With the controversy over banning the animals in rural sports continuing and the district administration not expressing a clear stand on the issue, the confused organisers of the rural games have postponed the two-day rural sports meet at Phallewal which was scheduled to be started today.

PAU career scheme runs into rough weather
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — The Career Advancement Scheme introduced by Punjab Agricultural University for its teaching staff about three months ago has run into rough weather. The board of management of the PAU decided at a recent meeting that the university will adopt the CAS formulated by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research for the teachers of the state agricultural universities in toto.

DMC comes to aid of Kargil martyr’s widow
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — The in-laws, relatives and villagers did not turn up to provide any kind of moral, psychological or financial support to Harbans Kaur after her husband's death in the Kargil war.

Police station phone bills not paid
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — As an example of financial problems being faced by the Police Department, the telephone at Focal Point police station remains ''one-way'' for the past more than two months due to non-payment of the bill.

2 thefts reported
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — Two incidents of theft were reported in the city during the past 24 hours. In one incident, a theft took place at Nagesh Exclusive Hosiery at Jalandhar bypass road, while in the second incident cash and jewellery worth Rs 75,000 were reported to be stolen from a house in the Haibowal area.

Compassion keeps her happy

LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — Pammi Sidhu is a remarkable woman. She has been a national-level player of hockey and volleyball who used to represent Haryana. Her training in sport has helped her remain fit and active.


Handicraft exhibition a big draw
, Jan 10 — Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (A Government Undertaking) has organised an exhibition of handicrafts at Carnival Complex, Mall Road. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr Surinder Dawar on January 10 at 2 p.m. and will continue for the next ten days.
Painting and wood work from Orissa and glass candle jars from Kolkata on display at an exhibition in the Carnival Complex, Ludhiana.
Painting and wood work from Orissa and glass candle jars from Kolkata on display at an exhibition in the Carnival Complex, Ludhiana. — RB

Unsafe school buildings yet to be demolished
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — A substantial number of government school buildings in the district continue to be in poor condition as the funds allocated for demolition purpose remain unused.

Peanuts, reoris and gajak at a shop in Ludhiana.Lohri — a festival dear to Punjabis
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — Sundar, Mundariye, Ho... has been chanted hundreds of times by groups of small boys and girls who go from door to door collecting money to celebrate Lohri. The poem has its origin in old folk lore.

Peanuts, reoris and gajak at a shop in Ludhiana. — RB

Akali leader attacked
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — Mr Paramjit Singh Pammi, circle president of the District Youth Akali Dal, was attacked late last night by two youths, allegedly belonging to a rival faction of the district Akali party.

Six vehicles hit due to fog
DORAHA, Jan 10 — Six vehicles, one after the other, collided into each other due to heavy fog early this morning at the Doraha bus-stand.

Training programme at police academy
PHILLAUR, Jan 10 — The Director of the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur Mr A.A. Siddiqui, has inspired college students to develop themselves as effective persons by inculcating courage, strong willpower and ability to work hard.


Dowry death: in-laws booked
SAHNEWAL, Jan 10 — A woman, allegedly subjected to continuous physical and mental torture by her in-laws for want of dowry, committed suicide at Nichi Mangali village, on Monday morning.

Case of fraud registered against three
DORAHA, Jan 10 — Yet another case of duping people for a visa has came to light. According to an FIR registered at Payal police station yesterday, under Sections 406, 420, 120-B of IPC, Sadhu Singh of Bhadewal village and Gurbax Singh of Ajnaud village, were lured by Parminder Singh, Navtej Singh and their father Sikander Singh of Majara village into a financial agreement for a visa to some foreign land. 


Online trading, courtesy SHCIL
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), a company promoted by financial institutions such as IDBI, UTI, and LIC in 1988, has started online trading in the city in partnership with State Bank of Patiala (SBP).The company had already been offering Internet trading to about 20,000 clients in Punjab alone. The company had been handling annual business of about one lakh crore.


Students exhorted to preserve culture
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, exhorted the students to accord priority to learn and acquire moral values propounded in our ancient culture and heritage as these would enable them to fight against the social evils. 

Ethiopia seeks India’s help
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — The Ethiopian government is looking forward to major tie-ups with various technical and academic institutions in India for improving agriculture and education there. A high-level delegation including the Ethiopian Vice-Minister of Education, Dr Tekleheimanot Hailesclassic, and the Vice-Minister for Agriculture, Mr Ato Delay Ejigu, visited Punjab Agricultural University here today in this regard.

Quality education must for allround development: Badal
, Jan 10 — Each block in the state will have a modern public school, equipped with latest educational techniques and teaching aids, to impart good quality education free of cost to brilliant but poor students, who were unable to afford the exorbitant cost of education in private public schools.

Bandh by private college teachers
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union yesterday observed an education bandh in all the private colleges in the district to press for the acceptance of its long-pending demands. A rally was organised at Panjab University Extension Library.

Fancy dress contest
LUDHIANA, Jan 10 — Nearly 60 tiny tots of Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Model Town Extension, participated in a fancy dress competition here yesterday. The children were divided into three groups. Group A had students from nursery, Group B from LKG and Group C from UKG and class I.

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