Thursday, January 25, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Mystery shrouds girl’s death
Conflicting statements baffle police
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — Was it a murder because of illicit relations or demand of dowry or was it a case of suicide? These questions stare at the case of a Patiala girl, married to a Ludhiana boy, whose body was recovered under mysterious circumstances from the Sidhwan river, near Katiana village, in Doraha subdivision last evening. 

Dr Baldeep and Dr Sanjeev Gupta with the two-month-old Rattan who was operated upon for a lung disorder in Ludhiana. Rare surgery on 2-month-old baby
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — Doctors at Deep Hospital here have performed a rare surgery on a two-month old baby, suffering from congenital lober emphysema, a disorder in lungs by birth.

Dr Baldeep and Dr Sanjeev Gupta with the two-month-old Rattan who was operated upon for a lung disorder in Ludhiana.
 — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Robbery at DDPO’s house
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — Four armed robbers last night struck at the residence of Mr Mohinder Singh, District Development and Panchayat Officer posted at Amritsar, in the local Vishal Nagar and decamped with at least Rs 15,000 and some jewellery.



Forum fines doctor for wrong diagnosis
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed Dr Ramesh Jain to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation to Mr Baljinder Singh for negligence and giving wrong diagnosis and causing unnecessary physical and mental pain to the complainant.

Cyrus Sahokar takes Ludhiana by storm
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — Cyrus Sahokar, the affable and famous VJ of MTV, along with the director of a new MTV show called ‘Record Tod’ have been in the city for past two days, shooting various record-breaking unique events devised by MTV. 

Two DSPs shifted
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — In the series of transfers of police officials, especially of Ludhiana, the government today transferred DSP Sandeep Goyal and DSP Harmanbir Singh with immediate effect amidst allegations of the transfers being a political move rather than on merit.

Judicial remand for Pinki
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — Senior Judge, Mr B.K. Mehta, sent Gurmeet Singh alias Pinki, main accused in the Avtar Singh murder case, to the judicial custody till February 1, here today. He also sent Maninder Bedi, a suspended policeman and an accused in a case of custodial harassment, to judicial remand till February 7.



Majitha poll will be a rehearsal: IYC chief
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — A rally was organised by urban and rural units of the District Youth Congress here to focus on issues related to farmers, farm workers and Dalits in the state.

Ardent morning walkers of the city
r Surinder Likhi is an ardent lover of morning walk. No matter what is the season in a year, you will always find him walking briskly in the Nehru Rose Garden. These days when there is dense fog in the morning hours, yet he makes it a point not to miss his walk. 

Plan to widen, repair roads
KHARAR, Jan 24 — All the existing roads in Punjab will be widened and repaired within the next four to five months. This was announced by Mr Sucha Singh Langah, PWD Minister, while addressing a gathering at nearby Nia Shehr village after laying the foundation stone of the Badala-Randhawa road yesterday.

Cop suspended for dereliction of duty
KHANNA, Jan 24 — The Munshi of the city police station, Khanna, Mr Nachhatar Singh, has been suspended by the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr R.N. Dhoke, in connection with a robbery in which one woman was injured and a robber was caught red-handed by the public with the weapons used in the crime here yesterday.

No factionalism in Congress: Bhattal
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — The former Punjab Chief Minister Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, today sought to underplay fierce factionalism in the party, claiming that these were minor differences of opinion, which would soon be sorted out.



Patwari held on graft charge
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — The vigilance bureau yesterday arrested a patwari on the charge of taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a resident of New Janata Nagar Colony here.


Sale — right time to shop
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — “Sale” is a common banner these days outside shops in most city markets. The banners can be seen outside shops of hosiery goods, footwear, books, readymade garments and even fruit juice. These days belong to shoppers, for buying things at a price that suits the pocket.

ABVP memorandum on WTO
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — The Ludhiana unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad today submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister through the local administration seeking measures and safeguards against the adverse implication of the World Trade Organisation in India.



Basant Utsav on Feb 3
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — Basant Utsav, a talent hunt programme at college level, will be organised on February 3 at Nehru Sidhant Kendra by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam. The president, Mr Sunil Munjal, informed that after a process of talent hunt, the finalists will be participating in classical, semi-classical, gazals, folk songs, dance, bhangra and giddha competitions.


Dental check-up camp at DMC concludes
LUDHIANA, Jan 24 — A two-day free dental check-up and awareness camp, organised by the Department of Dentistry at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, concluded here today.Top

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