Saturday, January 13, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Sambhar killed in road accident
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — A sambhar died in a road accident near Ladhowal about 15 km from here late last night. The body of the sambhar was buried in the premises of the tiger safari here today, without any postmortem.

Activists of the PFA and officials of the Wildlife Department gather around the sambhar that died in a road accident, at Laddowal near Ludhiana. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Avtar case: another man gets police remand
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — Another accused in the Avtar Singh murder case, Paramjit Singh Pammy, was today sent to the police custody till January 17 after he was produced in the court of Mr B.K. Mehta, Senior Sub-Judge, today.

Youth invents money-saving electrical device
MACHHIWARA, Jan 12 — A youth man, Satnam Singh Bajwa of Gaunsgarh village near here, has challenged the PSEB that an electrical device invented by him could save the department millions of rupees for executing 24- hours single phase energy supply.



VC calls for inquiry into Jorhat episode
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — The administration of the Punjab Agricultural University has initiated proceedings against members of the Executive Committee of the Dance Drama and Music club of the university, who have been held responsible by an enquiry, for disqualification of the varsity’s contingent at the youth festival held at Jorhat in Assam in the third week of October last year.

Traffic police marks sensitive spots
Teens, migrants worst drivers
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — To prevent road accidents in the city, the traffic police here has identified certain areas of traffic hazards. These areas will be regularly monitored by traffic policemen, and traffic lights and roundabouts will be set up at such points.

AmitBoy missing, abduction feared
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — A six-year-old boy, Amit, has been reported missing since yesterday from his residence in the Kote Alamgir area near the police station of Division Number 2 here. The police has registered an FIR in the case. According to Raj Kumar, father of the boy, Amit left his home at about 2 pm yesterday for playing, but did not return till late in the evening.



Farm situation ‘quite alike’ in Ethiopia, Punjab
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — A high-powered Ethiopian delegation consisting of Dr Teklehalmanot Hailesclassie, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Education and leader of the delegation, and H.E. Ato Belay Ejigu, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, and senior officers of the two ministers concluded its visit to Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Doctor alleges threat to life
LUDHIANA, Jan 2 — Dr A. Goswami, a medical practitioner, has alleged that he was being threatened by a person who lived in his neighbourhood in the Model Town area. Although he had filed a written complaint to the police, but no action has been taken yet.

Owner of medical store fined
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed the proprietor of the Punjab Medical Store, Halwara Air Force Station, to pay Rs 1,500 as compensation and Rs 500 as cost of the petition to the complainant, Ms Nirmal Chauhan, wife of an Air Force Officer.

Sampooran Singh, a great humanitarian
Jan 12 — Bespectacled, white bearded, unassuming, frail — Sampooran Singh, is the biggest example of selfless service to humanity. Sampooran Singh has willed his healthy organs for transplant to the needy after his death. 

Handicraft fair reopens amid security
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — The Handicraft Fair organised by DSIDC, which started on January 10 and was disrupted by some Shiv Sainiks yesterday, resumed today after the ‘objectionable’ paintings were removed. Organisers of the fair maintained that it was due to the oversight that the paintings had been displayed and they never meant to cause hurt to anybody’s sentiments. 

LUDHIANA, The thick fog in the air for the past week has disrupted the life here. It has forced the people to move at a snail’s pace, but there still have been many accidents. The Deputy Commissioner changed the timing of schools as children were finding it difficult to reach school on time. The poor and the homeless are miserable as they have no means to face the onslaught of the cold. 



4 booked under Dowry Act
KHANNA, Jan 12— The local police has registered a case under the Dowry Act against four persons of Salani village under the Amloh police station. According to SSP, Khanna, a complaint was filed at the Sadar police station by Daljit Kaur, daughter of Mr Harnek Singh of Nolari village.


Panel to review adverse effects of WTO
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — The Punjab Government will take up the matter of the adverse effects of the WTO regime on the farming community with the Union Government and a high level committee of experts had been set up, which will collect the necessary data and will prepare a case, projecting the detrimental effect of the WTO and suggesting remedial steps, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, while addressing a cultural function at the Baba Peer Zahir Wali Samadh at Lakhowal village about 30 km from here last evening.



Mixed response to computer course in schools
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — The recent computer education project for government school students, launched jointly by the Punjab Government and NIIT, at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mansooran village, has received a mixed response.

School observes death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri 
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — To observe the death anniversary of late Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Lal Bahadur Shastri Social Forum organised a function at Lal Bahadur Shastri High School, Dhuri Lines, here yesterday.


Labour Lok Adalat on Jan 19
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — At a joint meeting of officers of the Labour Department and the district adminstration held here today, it was decided that a labour lok adalat would be set up by the Labour and Employment Department on January 19.

MC restrained from charging property tax
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice H.S. Bedi and Mr Justice N.K. Sud has restrained the Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana from recovering the property tax from about 150 industrial units of Phase IV-A of the Focal Point area till January 19.



Hans Raj HansFace to face with Hans Raj Hans
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch (Punjab) had organised a cultural programme to honour eleven distinguished personalities from different walks of life all over India. Hans Raj Hans was one of the recipients of the award at the function held yesterday at Punjabi Bhavan.


Single window system for challans soon
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — The Chief Minister of Punjab has agreed to the proposal of the city’s traffic police to introduce a single window system for the settlement of challans made by the traffic police. The purpose of the drive against the violators of traffic rules was to educate them and not to collect money or to harass them by challaning them.Top

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