Sunday, January 14, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Policies put truckers’ business in low gear 
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — Truck operators across the country in general and those of Punjab in particular, say that they are passing through a difficult phase. The increase in the prices of diesel and the other products has reduced their profits. The continuous slump in the industry and competitive freight rates of the Railways have forced them to bear the burden of the increased cost themselves, instead of putting it on consumers.

KCW students go on strike
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — Protesting against the sudden fee hike, M.Com students of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, have gone on a strike. Students allege that the college had increased the fee in mid session, contrary to the charges stated in the prospectus.

Protest against child’s ‘abduction’ 
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — Hundreds of residents of Kote Alamgir and Islamnagar area today staged a demonstration to protest against the abduction of a child  on Thursday. 

Residents protest at the Jagraon bridge against the abduction of a six-year-old child in Ludhiana on Saturday.
 — Photo by Inderjit Verma



Cinema owner beaten up
LUDHIANA, Jan 12 — In an unprecedented incident one of the partners of Raikhy cinema, Mr Vikas Raikhy, was beaten up by some unruly elements when they were asked to produce the tickets for the matinee show.

MC office to be shifted to Sarabha Nagar
Ludhiana, Jan 13 — The Municipal Corporation has invited architects to submit their designs for the new MC administrative-complex building. The building is to be constructed on half an acre along Sidhwan Canal, near the D-Zone building in Sarabha Nagar here. The architect with the best design will get a Rs 2 lakh award and the job of a consultant for the project. 

Rally against rising crime
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — The Communist Party of India (CPI) has flayed the worsening law and order situation, particularly in the wake of alleged killing of a young man, Avtar Singh, by a serving police officer Gurmeet Singh Pinki.


Ayappa temple to celebrate Makar Jyoth today 
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — Like every year, Sree Ayappa temple in the city will celebrate Makar Jyoth on January 14 with religious enthusiasm. The festival is known as Mandala Pooja- Makarjyoth festival. It is celebrated at Sabarimalai in Kerala where the main shrine of lord Ayappa exists. Lord Ayappa is an incarnation of lord Vishnu and lord Shiva. Sabarimalai is considered to be a holy place like Kasi.

Sushma Swaraj to address party workers
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — Mr Rajinder Bhandari, general secretary, BJP, Ludhiana, in a press release informed that Ms Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Information Broadcasting, will arrive in Ludhiana tomorrow at 11.00 a.m. She will address local workers at 12 noon at Swami Viveka Nand Asharam in Model Town Extension.

Residents demand filling up of PUDA pond
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — Residents of LIG flats in Sector 32 on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road near Samrala Chowk are suffering from foul smell coming out of a pond on the PUDA land since the allotment of the flats. 

A pond full of filth and stinking water near the Sector 32 LIG flats.

Lohri celebrations in Sutlej Club
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — Lohri will be celebrated by members of the Sutlej club on the club lawns on January 15. This time a world-renowned dance troupe from Hollywood will perform a ballet on the occasion.


Artist gets police remand
LUDHIANA, Jan 13 — The police has registered an FIR against A. K. Mohapatra of Orissa, for allegedly painting and displaying objectionable pictures of Hindu goddesses. The FIR has been lodged on the complaint of a Shiv Sena activist.


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