Monday, January 15, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Grief, anger mark Amit’s funeral
LUDHIANA, Jan 14 — Widespread grief and anger marked the funeral of six-year-old Amit, whose body was found from the Old Jail complex yesterday after he went missing on Thursday. Thousands people attended the funeral, held at the Gaushala crematorium.

Rajkumar lays to rest his son who was kidnapped and strangled to death
Rajkumar lays to rest his son who was kidnapped and strangled to death. People at the funeral on Sunday at Ludhiana (right) . 
— Tribune photographs

Avtar murder case
Fourth accused surrenders, fifth traced
LUDHIANA, Jan 14 — Jaswant Singh Punna, another accused in the Avtar Singh murder case, surrendered in the Division No 5 police station here today. With his surrender, the number of persons arrested in the infamous case has risen to four.

BKU demands CBI probe
LUDHIANA, Jan 14 — Demanding a CBI probe in the paddy-purchase scandal worth crores, the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has threatened that it would move courts as well as the Human Rights Commission, if the government failed to relent.




‘Pilferage makes electricity dear’
LUDHIANA, Jan 14 — Power thefts in Punjab occur to the tune of Rs 500 crore annually which if controlled could help in significant slashing of the current power tariff, said Mr Sikandar Singh Maluka, Power Minister, Punjab.

PAU scientists’ advice to farmers
n view of the severe cold wave in the region, scientists of the PAU have cautioned people, particularly farmers, about proper care of animals. This assumes importance in view of the death of seven cows in a local gaushala and that of a peacock at the tiger safari near Jalandhar Bypass.

Industrialist missing
LUDHIANA, Jan 14 — Mr Darshan Singh (46), a local industrialist and father of four children, has been missing since January 9. He had left his factory, Globe Automat, situated at National Street in the evening on his scooter (PAI-2183).

Three missing girls recovered
LUDHIANA, Jan 14 — Three girls and two boys, who had gone missing from a village under Sarabha Nagar police station here on Friday, were brought here by the police party led by Inspector Pawanjit Singh.


Charitable organisations will be encouraged: Arora
LUDHIANA, Jan 14 — Mr. N.K. Arora, Principal Secretary, Local Bodies, Punjab, has assured to regularise the change of land use by those organisations which were providing outstanding service to humanity.

Living by crushing juice out of cane
arlier, whenever people suffered from jaundice, they were advised to drink as much sugar-cane juice as possible. But today doctors recommend less intake of the juice as the sugarcanes are not washed properly and stored at unhygienic places. This affect the business of juice sellers too.


Grain market goes to seed
JAGRAON, Jan 14 — Lala Lajpat Rai Grain Market, once ranked among the biggest grain markets of the northern India, is a picture of neglect and utter chaos these days.


Alpha Punjabi plays Sa Re Ga ...
LUDHIANA, Jan 14 — After the grand success of programme Sa,Re,Ga,Ma, hosted by Sonu Nigam on Zee TV, it is now the turn of Alpha Punjabi to follow suit with its version of Sa,Re,Ga,Ma. audition for the programme had been held in cities like Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ambala, Chandigarh, Patiala, and Delhi.


D’souza confident of improving standard
LUDHIANA, Jan 14 — Cederic D’souza, national hockey coach, feels confident about improving the standards of the game and also in helping players to exploit their potential to the maximum limits.

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