Saturday, February 3, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Seized hosiery goods released 
Over 50 packages returned to Tibetan traders
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — The impasse over the seizure of hosiery goods at the Railway Station here on December 5 by CBI and the enforcement staff of the Excise and Taxation department, Punjab, has been resolved with the Punjab and Haryana High Court directive to the authorities concerned to release the goods on payment of sales tax and penalty, if any, leviable under the Punjab General Sales Tax Act, 1948 ,and rules made there under.

Talwandi flags off aid trucks for Gujarat
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi today flagged off a convoy of 15 trucks, carrying relief material worth Rs 15 lakh for the earthquake victims of Gujarat, from Gurdwara Dukhniwaran, here. Mr Pritpal Singh Pali, president of Gurdwara Dukhniwaran, is accompanying the convoy of trucks to Gujarat.

Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, President, SGPC, flags off a convoy, carrying relief material for the earthquake victims to Gujarat from Gurdwara Dukhniwaran in Ludhiana on Friday.

Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, President, SGPC, flags off a convoy, carrying relief material for the earthquake victims to Gujarat from Gurdwara Dukhniwaran in Ludhiana on Friday. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma


  • DMCH team leaves for Bhuj

  • Condolence message by Punjab PWD workers

  • Medicos team for Gujarat

  • One-day pay donated

One more relief truck
KHAMANO, Feb 2 — A truck loaded with relief goods, including 1800 blankets, was flagged off here today by the SDM, Khamano, for district headquarters, Fatehgarh Sahib, from where it will be sent alongwith other trucks to Gujarat.

Robbers take away goods, injure four of family
KHANNA, Feb 2 — Four persons, including one woman, were seriously injured, when 10 armed robbers struck at the house of an industrialist here just after midnight.

Army jawan cremated
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — Lance Naik Balbir Singh, wireless operator of 166 Field Regiment, who was killed in a hand grenade attack on Army vehicle at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on January 29, was cremated with full military honours at his native village Pabbian, Jagraon tehsil, in this district, about 30 km from here today.

Resentment against hosts of Fusion
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — Students of certain outstation medical colleges participating in Fusion, the five-day carnival organised by Christian Dental College, have come up with certain allegations against the organisers.


Unanimous approval for calamity tax
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — There is general approval for the 2 per cent surcharge on income tax for the National Calamity Relief Fund, to deal with national calamities like the earthquake which struck Gujarat or the cyclone which hit most parts of the coastal parts in Orissa two years ago.

The changing complexion of the times
ESIDES science and information technology, Indians have been made progress in literature. Novel, in particular, has scaled new heights at the hands of Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth and Arundhati Roy. Now, writers find no hesitation in giving expression to innermost feelings.

Team visits Sarabha’s house
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K Sandhu, along with a team of officials of the state Conservation Department inspect the house of Shaheed Kartar Singh at Sarabha, near here, on Friday. SARABHA (LUDHIANA), Feb 2 — The much-awaited reconstruction of the ancestral house of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha by the Punjab government in this village would begin shortly and would be completed by March 31.
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K Sandhu, along with a team of officials of the state Conservation Department inspect the house of Shaheed Kartar Singh at Sarabha, near here, on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Feb 2 — The earthquake in Gujarat has sent shock waves all over India, and Ludhiana can be no exception. Ludhianvis have rallied to the aid of the victims and contributed generously to the relief fund. Doctors, medicines, food, money, all have left Ludhiana for Bhuj and Ahmedabad. Hospitals, educational institutions, the district administration, corporate houses, clubs, individuals all have come forward with generous gestures.

Advocate’s letter to Railway Minister
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — Keeping in view the ever-increasing population of the city and its load on the railway station, a local advocate and former MLA has made suggestions for the betterment of the railway station, particularly on the western side of the main railway line where posh colonies on both sides of the road leading to Ferozepore have mushroomed.

City boy aims for Mr Universe
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — The only ambition of Naveen Takiar’s life is to become Mr Universe. He has recently won the National Open Bodybuilding Competition, which was held here by the Punjab Amateur Bodybuilding Association.

Awareness drive by bank
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — Under the new policy of the RBI to recover non-performing assets, Bank of Baroda has launched an awareness drive and organised a recovery camp to settle NPA accounts at Ludhiana.


Kinnow processing unit to be set up near Rajpura
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — The Punjab Agriculture Minister, Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, has said in order to enhance the marketing prospects of fruits in Punjab, a Kinnow processing project would be set up near Rajpura at a cost of Rs 670 crore and the processed and packed fruit juice and fruit products would be supplied to domestic and world markets.

9 knitwear units to improve quality
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — About nine knitwear units have decided to engage Mr German Lal, an internationally renowned expert on ISO 9000 quality management systems, as a consultant to upgrade the quality of knitwear products and to cut the production costs. The project will be partially subsidised by UNIDO under its cluster development scheme, said Mr Vinod Thapar. He was speaking to mediapersons after the seminar on “Quality audits in the industry” here on Wednesday.


Private students a harassed lot
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — ‘Private’ students of Class X, appearing in exams conducted by the Punjab School Education Board, are a harassed lot. While their practical examinations are just two days away, they are yet to get their roll numbers and the information regarding the examination centre.

Teachers union’s academic session
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — The annual academic session of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union will be organised on February 4 at Punjab University Extension Library here. This information was given here today by Mr K.B.S. Sodhi, President of PCCTU.


Yuva Basant Utsav today
LUDHIANA, Feb 2 — Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam is all set to bring an evening of entertainment to celebrate Yuva Basant Utsav, a talent- hunt programme, on February 3 at Nehru Sidhant Kendra.


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