Monday, January 22, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Citizens’ meeting ends in fiasco
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — The prominent citizens' meeting convened by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S. K. Sandhu, ended in a fiasco when a woman councillor started levelling charges against the police for allegedly shielding the main culprit involved in an assault on her husband.

A health worker administers polio drops to a child in Ludhiana on Sunday.4 lakh get polio drops
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — About four lakh children were given pulse polio drops today in the Ludhiana district as part of the All India Pulse Polio Campaign. 

A health worker administers polio drops to a child in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Many lawyers refuse to represent Pinki
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — Lawyers of the city appear to be divided over the issue of representing Pinki, main accused in the Avtar Singh murder case. Many of them, including members of the Young Lawyers Forum, have said that they will not take up his case.



City resident dupes industrialist
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — A rich industrialist of Ghaziabad (Uttar Pardesh) could not believe his luck when a Ludhiana-based man “having good contacts with officials of Maruti Udyog Ltd” told him that he could get him a license for an agency of the MUL.

All’s well in Ludhiana, claims Badal
LUDHIANA, Jan 21— The Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, does not agree that there is any law and order problem in Ludhiana. Giving a clean chit to the local administration, he said, it is as good or bad as anywhere else in the state or in the country.

‘Make’ police officials declare assets
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — The Indian Crime Prevention Society (Punjab unit) President, Mr R. Naveen Sharma, and the General Secretary, Dr Shiv Kumar Gupta, have submitted a memorandum to the Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), and the Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, suggesting that screening of the Punjab police must be ordered to check the nexus between police officials and criminals and terrorists, etc.

Panel on elevated road project
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — A 16-member subcommittee of traders, Sangharsh Samiti, has been formed to study the impact of the construction of an elevated road from Jagraon Bridge to Chand Cinema. The subcommittee will be headed by the Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Assembly, Mr Sat Pal Gosain.

Spurt in crime: DYC chief
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — The Youth Congress rally to be held at Mini Secretariat here on January 24 will mark the commencement of a party drive against the SAD-BJP government in Punjab, according to Mr Parminder Mehta, President of the District Youth Congress. He was addressing a workers’ meeting in Congress Bhavan here today.


I have every right to speak on vital issues: Jagmeet Brar
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — Convener of the Punjab Congress Parliamentary Party and firebrand Lok Sabha member from Faridkot Jagmeet Brar today said that he accepted the leadership of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh, but at the same time, he had every right to speak on vital issues concerning the people of the state.

Over 5 cr for development
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Jan 21 — The Punjab Government has sanctioned Rs 578.12 lakh for the various development schemes in the district and the amount would be distributed to all the villages of the district as per their requirement, said Mr B.S. Sudan, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a sangat darshan programme at Sampli village in the district yesterday.

New crematoriums for 10 villages
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — With a long-term aim to improve environment, reduce consumption of firewood, and cut costs of cremation for the poor, the Guru Agand Dev Sewa Society is going to build fuel-efficient modern crematoriums in 10 villages of Ludhiana district.

Shooting of finals of Saregama ends
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — The four-day long shooting for musical programme Saregama by Alpha Punjabi channel concluded here yesterday at Nehru Sidhant Kendra. There were 32 contestants in the first round. The contestants were from different cities of North India.


Police remand for DFSO
KHARAR, Jan 21 — Mr Roshan Lal Chauhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar yesterday, remanded the District Food Supply Officer, in charge of Kharar and SAS Nagar sub divisions, who was arrested by the Vigilance Department on Friday while taking a bribe of Rs 6000 from a businessman, in police remand till January 22. The DFSO Sant Singh was caught redhanded from SAS Nagar.


Welcome 2001 at PIDT
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — The Pinnacle Institute of Design and Technology celebrated its Welcome 2001 function on January 20, 2001. The function was well attended by students from various schools and colleges.



Dispensaries to be opened in six slums
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — The Guru Angad Dev Sewa Society here will start six free dispensaries in slum areas of Ludhiana in association with the UNICEF. These dispensaries will be located at Sarpanch Colony, Labour Colony, Sanjay Gandhi Colony, Durga Colony, Sherpur and Rajiv Gandhi Colony. Mainly migrant labourers reside in these colonies.

‘Music can help you meditate’
LUDHIANA, Jan 21 — To create health awareness among the public, the Health Education Cell of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised the 21st Public Health Lecture on Meditation Through Music here yesterday. The lecture was delivered by Dr Trilok Chandra, Head of the Department of Philosophy of Gurukul Kangri University at Haridwar.

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