Sunday, February 4, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Taxi driver murders NRI, injures wife
Car thrown in Sidhwan canal
DORAHA, Feb 3 — In a gruesome murder tale, a Nabha-based taxi driver allegedly killed an NRI with a motive to rob. After killing the man, Mr Sanjay Puri, the taxi driver tried to show the killing as a case of accident by throwing the Maruti car containing the dead body into the Sidhwan canal near Doraha early this morning.

Relatives of Sanjay Puri grieve over his body and (right) the car in Sidhwan canal near Doraha. — Photos by Rajesh Bhambi.

Cash, material continue to flow in
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — The people of Ludhiana city were all set to create a new record in service to the suffering humanity, as each and every organisation from trade, industry, education, social, religious fields, other voluntary institutions and individuals have come forward in a big way to contribute to the relief fund in the shape of cash and material for the earthquake victims of Gujarat. 


  Kidnapped boy escapes, finds shelter in city
DORAHA, Feb 3 — Mr Gurmail Singh, a telephone attendant at the residence of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has given shelter to a lost boy who had been kidnapped by a truck driver. The boy, Farooq Ahmed belongs to a village in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Complainant in the dock
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — In what may perhaps be the first case of its kind in the city, the District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum dismissed the complaint against the Oriental Insurance Company and directed the complainant M/s Kashmir Crockery House to pay Rs 2,000 to the company.

Private candidates face problems
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — Many students appearing as private candidates for Class 10 examination were unable to appear in practical examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board, which commenced here today.


Environment body opposes ladhowal project
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — The Environment and Health Protection Society, Punjab, has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister and the state Chief Minister urging them to intervene and save the forests and animals in the Ladhowal Seed Farm. It has urged them to cancel the proposed Industrial Complex and declare the area as a forest reserve or sanctuary.

Congressmen warn combine against poll rigging
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — The nomination of Mr Rajmohinder Singh Majitha, a member of the Rajya Sabha, as the SAD (B) candidate for byelection to the Majitha constituency, has caused frustration among the ruling party workers and many others, aspiring for the party ticket.

Hervey did Ludhiana proud
F I were asked to prepare a list of 100 persons who served Ludhiana as best as they could, I would include the name of Principal A.C.C. Hervey. Again, desired to furnish one more list of such persons as did Ludhiana proud, I will include the above name among others. Directed to shortlist the top ten, past and present, residents of Ludhiana, I shall include A.C.C. Hervey, without a second thought.

Time to visit Tiger Safari
IGER Safari here is stretched out on 25 acres. Since 1993 people here have been delighted by tigers, black bucks, sambhars, rabbits and lots of peacocks in the safari.

Electricity bill issued on Jan 26
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — Mr P. D. Sharma, President, Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Punjab), has alleged that Punjab State Electricity Board has mentioned January 26 as the date of issue on some electricity bills to some of the consumers this time. This day, being a national holiday under Negotiable Instrument Act and no office is supposed to be open on that day.

Non-payment of dues resented
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Feb 3 — Resentment prevails among the commission agents of Khamano Mandi over the non-payment of other dues for paddy purchased by Markfed and the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation during the last paddy season. Moreover, about 6,000 paddy bags purchased by these agencies are still lying in the open in the mandi.

Beggars, for life
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — Jogeshwar Paswan , a Bihari in his early fifties, came to the city about three months ago to find his 30-year-old missing son, who had left home after a family tiff. He visited all the likely places but failed to locate his son anywhere. Meanwhile, he ran out of whatever money he had on him. He tried to find some work, but nobody wanted to employ an old man.


Witnesses say husband wasn’t the man
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — The case of murder of a Patiala girl, whose body was fished from Sidhwan Canal on January 24, has taken a new turn. Two persons who saw her roaming about near the canal half-an-hour before her body was found, have said the woman’s husband was not the man who had been seen last with her.


Bad luck follows bad season for Tibetans
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — Tibetan hosiery traders who buy goods from here to sell these in north India are facing a lot of hardships these days. Their goods were seized at the local railway station on December 5 by the CBI and the officials of the Excise and Taxation Department.

These Tibetan hosiery traders are happy after getting back their goods from taxation officials in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma


ITI students boycott classes
SAMRALA, Feb 3 — The trainees in the local ITI remained absent on the first day after the implementation of the new policy and rules in all ITIs in the state. The teaching staff/instructors, including the Principal, Mr R.S. Sudhrao, were, however, present in the ITI.

GCW girls taken for a ride 
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — ‘‘This is really disgusting. We have been taken for a ride by the organisers of the fashion show’’, said one of the participants, who were not allowed to participate in the fashion show organised by Christian Dental College here last evening.


Students participate in sur sanjh 
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — Sur sanjh, an inter-college music contest, was organised at GGN Khalsa College here today.

Fusion of cultures at fashion show
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — Christian Dental College reflected 'fusion' of two cultures— Western and Indian, on Friday evening through the fashion show organised by the principal, staff and the students of the college.


Cases of breast cancer on the rise
LUDHIANA, Feb 3 — ‘‘Breast cancer is becoming common place among Indian women and every woman over 40 years of age should go for a screening regularly for an early detection and treatment of the disease’’, said Dr Suman Puri, senior consultant at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, while delivering a lecture in a programme organized by the Geetanjali Ladies Club here today.

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