Thursday, February 1, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Sodomy, murder cases: 1 held
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — A man allegedly responsible for a series of kidnapping, sodomy and murder cases was arrested by the district police here today. Two of his relatives, suspectedly involved in one of the incident are yet to be arrested.

Sanjeev Kumar, a suspect in kidnapping, sodomy and murder cases, with a posse of police officials, in Ludhiana, on Wednesday.

Murder mystery solved
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — The local police yesterday claim to have solved a two-year-old murder mystery with the arrest of one of the main accused. His second accomplice, however, has absconded.



Rs 10 crore coin phone scam!
LUDHIANA, Jan 31— Local PCO operators in the city are understood to be involved in a scam, which may be to the tune of Rs 10 crore every year. All this is being done by misusing the facility of coin phones in the city. At the same time, the connivance of department officials can not be ruled out.

Relief convoy flagged off
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — With overwhelming response from trade, industry, social, religious and other voluntary organisations and citizens of Ludhiana for donations towards relief fund for the Gujarat earthquake victims, 8 trucks containing relief material worth about Rs 75 lakh have been sent from the Mini Secretariat Ludhiana for Chandigarh, from where this relief material would be clubbed with the relief coming from the other districts and flown to Gujarat.

Boy missing since January 16
KHANNA, Jan 31— A school student is missing since January 16. According to the police, Ms Jasmeet Kaur, a resident of Model Town, complained on January 25 to the police that her son Ravinder Pal Singh, alias Vicky, a student of the local AS Senior Secondary School, was missing since January 16. She said in the complaint that her son went to school at 8.45 a.m., but did not return.

Courier company directed to pay compensation
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — In a significant decision, the District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed a courier company to pay an amount of Rs 93,764 as compensation for negligence in services to a local export company.

Gang of robbers busted
MANDI GOBINDGARH, Jan 31 — With the arrest of four persons yesterday the local police and CIA Sirhind claim to have busted a gang of robbers. The police also claimed to have seized a Maruti van (No. DHC-8182), two colour and a black and white television set and a deck from them.

Man killed, body thrown on railway line
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — a 30-year-old unidentified man, was allegedly killed last night and his body was thrown over the Lakkar Pul to make it appear as an accident case.


Food adulteration goes on unabated
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — Food adulteration continues unabated in the city. According to sources, in the Civil Surgeon's office, a number of samples collected in the year 2000 in the city, have failed tests. A number of cases have been registered under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act against those found guilty. They can be subjected to a rigorous imprisonment upto 10 years with or without fine.

Punjab Kisan Club annual function today 
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — The annual function of Punjab Kisan Club will be held at the Kairon Kisan Ghar, PAU campus, Ludhiana on February 1, 2001. Dr G.S. Kalkat, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, will preside over the function and Bhai Narinder Singh, Member, Board of Management, PAU and a progressive farmer will be the chief guest. Dr K.S. Aulakh, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Designate of PAU will also be special guests of honour.

School children have narrow escape 
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — The directions of the district authorities to avoid overloading of three- wheelers and rickshaws carrying school children were being flouted with impunity and in the absence of any deterrent action violations were a routine rather than an exception.

City traffic ‘scares’ globe-trotters
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — It was a pleasure for Sonke Bemmann, a 24-year-old car mechanic from Berlin and his girl friend Suzann (23), to pedal their bikes into the city early morning today .

Seema wins best rider trophy
LUDHIANA, Jan 31— In the equestrian events, Cadet Seema Madan of the NCC group Ludhiana got the best rider trophy along with the silver medal in the veteran show jumping event held at the Republic Day camp in New Delhi.

A hard working housewife
EERA BAJWA, a dynamic, charming person, has had a chequered career. At present, she is working for Net Cradle India, a software development company for online education of the primary age group. Meera is in charge of showing the finished products that are to be launched in the UK in March. 

Sonke and Suzann with their bikes in Ludhiana on Wednesday


Theft in village
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — A theft took place at a house in Karebare village in the SalemTabri police station area last night.


Cut in prices boosts TV sales
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 —The sale of colour televisions (CTV) has been rather sluggish in December as compared to last year. The industrial recession, decline in the agriculture growth rate and a severe drought in many states have badly affected the demand of the black and white (B&W ) as well as CTV sets.


CDC’s fusion starts
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — Fusion — the five-day carnival organised by the principal, staff and students of Christian Dental College was inaugurated by Dr Charles Silas, director, Christian Medical College and Hospital here today. The guest of honour on the All India Inter-College Medical/ Dental festival was Dr L. S. Chawla, former Vice-Chancellor at Baba Farid University.

US varsity students in PAU
LUDHIANA, Jan 31— Eight students of Michigan State University are in the city to study various aspects of rural life in Punjab. The students, along with their two professors, arrived at the Punjab Agricultural University today. They plan to stay here for a week.


Medical check-up camp for industrial workers
LUDHIANA, Jan 31 — A two-day free medical check up camp for industrial workers was inaugurated here yesterday by Mr P. Nandwana, General Manager of Poddar Tyres Ltd. It was arranged by Labour Department (Factory wing) and ESI Department Punjab, under the guidance of Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, Labour Minister (Punjab) and Mr Baldev Raj Chawla, Health Minister, Punjab.


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