Tuesday, January 16, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



3 arrested for stealing bank drafts
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — Utilising the practice of using bank drafts as currency by traders in the city, three persons, including an employee of the railway mail service here, have been minting money for the past several months by stealing bank drafts sent through the postal service and then selling them to traders.

DSP Harmanbir Singh produces the three accused and the stolen bank drafts before mediapersons.
DSP Harmanbir Singh produces the three accused and the stolen bank drafts before mediapersons in Ludhiana on Monday.
 — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Foggy weather hits transport business
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — The cold wave and foggy weather in the region have hit transport services. Bus conductors are complaining of decline in business. They say this is a seasonal slump in the business.

Animal sport lovers throw gauntlet to admn
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — The controversy regarding the use of animals in sports has further flared up with participants determined to take part in the events involving animals at the Kila Raipur sports meet.



Students miss classes for chatting online
LUDHIANA, Bunking classes for watching movies has become a thing of the past. Computer-savvy students of schools and colleges of the city now bunk classes for online chatting in cyber cafes. 

Two thieves nabbed, goods recovered
MACHHIWARA, Jan 15 — The local police nabbed two thieves yesterday and recovered stolen goods, including a CD player, a VCR, a camera and cash from them. These are believed to have been stolen from Gurm Finvest and Leasing Company at Rahon Road, here on January 3. The police has registered a case against both under Section 379 of the IPC.

Shatabdi late by over three hours
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — The Shatabdi Express is running late for the past many days due to intense fog and bad condition of the railway track. The Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express, which is supposed to reach here at 11.15 a.m., arrived at 2.50 p.m. today.

PAU employee dismissed
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — A cash clerk working in the Estate Organisation of the PAU has been dismissed on the charges of embezzlement of university funds amounting to nearly Rs 7 lakh. The Vice-Chancellor has also ordered partial recovery of the amount from two officials, including a former employee, of the university.

Valiant Gen Mohan Singh
UDHIANA has acquired a commercial facade in the present phase of consumerism. But history has given it different images. As long as the Ludhianvis draw upon their reserve of resources, they will see Gen. Mohan Singh as one of their sterling assets. He brought with him a glorious chapter of the fight for freedom.



Forum quashes PSEB demand
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to restore the electricity connection to Mr Jaswant Singh within seven days of the receipt of its order. The forum has also quashed demand of the PSEB of Rs 52, 271 from the complainant Jaswant Singh.

Valmiki Bhavan to be completed by march
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — The four-storey building of Valmiki Bhavan, being constructed in Jamalpur in the city, is coming up fast. The construction is expected to be completed by end of March. This was stated by the Deputy Commissioner Mr S.K. Sandhu, who visited the construction site to assess the progress of work today.

Om Parkash sells green chillies and lemons to ward off the evil eye.Chillies and lemons ward off the evil eye
HOUGH the ‘new millennium’, has dawned, superstitions continue to prevail and people stick to them because of fear or faith. Otherwise, how can one explain the brisk sale of green chillies and lemons, specially on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

Om Parkash sells green chillies and lemons to ward off the evil eye.

INTUC seeks hike in minimum wages
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — The Indian National Trade Union Congress today rejected the minimum wages of Rs.2000 for unskilled workers, announced by the state government, and demanded that these be increased to at least Rs 3,500 per month, which was equivalent to the salary of a class IV employee.

Cong flays deterioration in law and order
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — The Congress, the District Youth Congress and other front organisations of the party today criticised the deteriorating law and order situation in the city and called for revamping of the police set-up with immediate shifting of senior police officers.

SHSAD youth wing to boycott R-day function
MANDI GOBINDGARH, Jan 15 — Mr Karnail Singh Panjoli, convener, Sarb Hind Youth Akali Dal, said in a press note released here today that the youth wing of the SHSAD would boycott the Republic Day celebrations. 

KCW girls withdraw strike
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — The M.Com (I) students of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, called off their strike and attended classes this morning. In a letter to the Principal, Ms Harinder Dhillon, students apologised for going on strike without informing her. 

Dense fog leads to accidents
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 —The city has been in the grip of dense fog ever since the dawn of new year, Dense in the morning and evening hours reduces visibility to only a few feet. the reduced visibility has been responsible for a number of accidents in the city.

A truck crashed into a road divider on Gill Road, Ludhiana, due to dense fog. — IV

A truck crashed into a road divider on Gill Road, Ludhiana.

Feud over a wall: case registered
DORAHA, Jan 15 — Minor injuries were received by a husband and wife in a scuffle with an other party on Friday morning. It is reported by Mohinder Singh, a farmer of Saharan Majra village, that he and his brother, Nahar Singh, had been involved in a feud over the issue of a common wall and a case had been going on in the court.

ETO hurt in accident
SAMRALA, Jan 15 — Mr Jaswant Singh, an ETO posted at Amritsar and resident of Mohali, was injured seriously, due to heavy fog early in the morning when his car collided with a Tata Sumo.



Fourth accused gets police remand
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — Jaswant Singh Punna, a co-accused in the Avtar Singh murder case, was remanded in police custody till January 17 by Senior Sub-Judge B.K. Mehta here today. He had surrendered to the police here yesterday.


AIFAUTA’s plea to ICAR
LUDHIANA, Jan 15 — The All-India Federation of Agricultural University of Teachers Association has lodged a protest with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research against the deferment of the date of implementation of the new CAS for the teachers of the state agricultural universities.


A milestone in medicare
LUDHIANA, When 36 years ago, Dr Banarsi Dass Soni, set up a small medical school here with 20 students, no one could imagine that it was the beginning of a new era in medical education and treatment in this part of the country. Today Dayanand Medical College and Hospital is counted among the premier institutions of medical education and patient care.Top

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