Friday, February 2, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Rs 2 cr sales tax evasion detected
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — A Scandal, which may cross Rs 2 crore, came to light during a routine investigation done by the Focal Point Police on a complaint filed by a coal trader about his consignment. 

Blankets, Rs 10 lakh sent for Gujarat quake victims
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — Showing deep concern for victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked several towns of Gujarat, social, religious, cultural and business organisations in the city have gone all out to make contributions in cash and kind for the relief and rehabilitation of the quake-hit population.

Fake fund-raisers?
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Feb 1 — Though people from every walk of life collected the maximum amounts on their own for the people of Gujarat in the hour of crisis, yet certain corrupt elements have tried to collect money for themselves that could affect the task of genuine fund-raisers.

Forum fines transport company
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed M/s Patel Roadways Ltd, a local transport company, to pay the balance payment of Rs 8,033 along with the interest of 18 per cent per annum to M/s Max Knitwares.




The driver of the car, which met with an accident on the Ferozepore road at Ludhiana on Thursday, had a miraculous escape. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Skating-rink, subways planned for city
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — The Municipal Corporation has drawn up elaborate plans for strengthening the infrastructure and beautification of the city and the residents can look forward to have a skating-rink and subways for pedestrian in the near future.


Night mail service commences
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — The Department of Posts has started its night mail service scheme in the state with effect from today. The first lot of night mail was received at 12 midnight at Railway Mail Service here today, which was later dispatched for other cities at around 2 am.


Kalkat for crop diversification
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — Dr Gurcharan Singh Kalkat, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, Ludhiana, emphatically said that for survival it is necessary for Punjab to bring down area under rice from the present 65 lakh acres to 40 lakh acres by diverting 25 lakh acres to alternative crops like groundnut, maize, oilseeds, pulses, fruits, vegetables and forestry.


Cheating alleged
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — Mrs Gurmeet Kaur, wife of Harbans Singh of New Shimlapuri, today alleged that she was cheated by certain persons who made her to sign on blank affidavits and have usurped her property.

Acid thrown on youth
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — A 20-year-old youth received serious burn injuries here today, when two unidentified persons threw acid on his face, apparently out of personal enmity.


Bikramjit, Simranjeet, Navriti are best speakers
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — A three-day inter-college youth festival began at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Civil Lines, here today.


Bank guard sentenced for life
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — Sessions Judge, Mr S.S. Arora, has sentenced Kaffeil Ahmed Khan, a jawan of Indo-Tibet Border Police to life imprisonment, for the murder of Anil Kumar Sondhi, alias Happy.


My Fair Lady enchants
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — ‘My Fair Lady’ was staged by students of Christian Dental College at Guru Nanak Bhavan, yesterday, as part of their five-day carnival, ‘Fusion’.


Nitika wins three golds in athletics
LUDHIANA, Feb 1 — Nitika Bhatia was declared the fastest girl in the 58th Annaul Athletic Meet of Kundan Vidya Mandir School held here today.


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