Friday, February 9, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Mukhija murder case: accused’s alibi doubtful
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The statement of Gurbax Singh Kuku, one of the accused in the case of murder of a Congress leader, Harmesh Kumar Mukhija, that he was in the police custody here when the murder took place, is being viewed with suspicion. Mukhija was murdered on November 13 at Dharamkot in the Moga district.

Park encroached upon in Model Town
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — In a daring bid, certain persons have encroached upon a part of the 600 square yard vacant piece of land, shown as a public park in C Block of the posh Model Town Extension colony in the city.

IT raids on 15 business premises
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The Income Tax Department carried out survey raids on 15 premises of four business firms situated on Gill Road here today.

Picket removal issue
Police, hospitals at loggerheads
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — About two months after the district police abandoned the police pickets handling the medico-legal cases in the three main hospitals of the city, the police and the managements of the DMC, CMC and the Civil Hospital here remain at loggerheads over the issue.



  PTU slashes fee for new IT courses 
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — Punjab Technical University has decided to slash the fee for the new postgraduate nine-month diploma course in medical transcription and web synergy to be conducted in a joint venture with two local private companies.

Sale organisers booked
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The organisers of a cloth's sale at a local hotel have been booked by the police for violating the orders of the District Magistrate for not encashing on the Gujarat earthquake tragedy for economic benefits.

SAD playing communal card in Majitha: Cong
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — Congress and Youth Congress functionaries have taken strong exception to the SAD President and Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, using communal card to mislead the electorate in the Majitha byelection.

Cupid is in the air
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The much awaited Valentine’s Day is still a week away, but already unbound enthusiasm can be seen among college and school-going students, who have been awaiting this day. Shopkeepers find it lucrative to offer a variety of gifts to people in love. Colourful greeting cards and gift articles are at display at all gift stores in the city.
Gift items, including teddy bears, crystal hearts and flower sticks on display in the city for Valentine’s Day.
A variety of gift items, including teddy bears, crystal hearts and flower sticks on display in the city for Valentine’s Day.


PUDA colony residents feel cheated
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The high income group flats at Urban Estate, Phase I, is yet another example of wastage of resources of the government as well as of the hard earned money of a number of people as the colony wears a deserted look even after two years of construction.

Doraha MC donates Rs 1 lakh
DORAHA, Feb 8 — The Doraha Municipal Council has donated Rs 1 Lakh for the earthquake victims of Gujarat .

DMC team back from Bhuj
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — A 21-member earthquake relief team of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital which had gone to Bhuj on February 2 by an IAF carrier returned here yesterday.

The Ravi Dass Temple in Jodhewal Basti, Ludhiana, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Ravi Dass on Wednesday night. Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti celebrated
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The birth anniversary of Guru Ravi Dass was celebrated with religious fervour and devotion in the city yesterday. A number of processions were taken out in various parts of the city to mark the occasion.

The Ravi Dass Temple in Jodhewal Basti, Ludhiana, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Ravi Dass on Wednesday night. — IV 

FMD kills 50 animals in village
DORAHA, Feb 8 — At least 50 dairy animals, including cows and buffaloes, of Ghudani Kalan village have died of foot-in-mouth disease in past week.

INTUC to intensify stir
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) will intensify the struggle to achieve the pending demands of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) employees and will force the board authorities to put an end to discrimination against workers.

Youth Cong leader joins NCP
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The Youth Congress (Urban), got a setback when its general secretary, Mr Nasim Ansari, alongwith his followers, joined the Nationalist Congress Party here today.

Musharraf’s effigy burnt
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — Hundreds of activists of the Urban Development Cell of the Indian Youth Congress, led by the Chairman of the body, Mr Pawan Dewan, staged an anti-Pakistan demonstration in front of Clock Tower here.

French team visits city
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — “We had a very different image of India before we actually saw it. We had thought it to be a land of snake charmers and had thought people to be moving in bullock carts or mounted on elephants.

Activists of the Indian Youth Congress stage a demonstration against the recent killing of Sikhs in Kashmir
Activists of the Indian Youth Congress stage a demonstration against the recent killing of Sikhs in Kashmir, in Ludhiana on Thursday. 
— Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Case registered after 4 months
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — After a wait of nearly four months, a woman of Daulo Khurd village in the district has finally received some justice as the Sadar police has registered a case on her complaint filed on September 20 last year.

Man kidnapped, beaten up
MACHHIWARA, Feb 8 — A resident of Machhiwara, Gurdev Singh, an employee of a wine contractors, was reportedly kidnapped and beaten up last evening by some persons.

Lure of money makes him poor
LUDHIANA, Feb 8—The lure of making quick money has left a city resident poorer by more than Rs 3.5 lakhs. The incident has also brought to fore activities of a gang dealing in fake currency notes and duping gullible persons in the city.

Brawl in prison
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The Focal Point police today registered a case against two undertrials presently lodged in the Central Jail for beating up a murder convict, Chaman Lal.


Hard work brought them success
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — There are people who achieve success through hard work. Ludhiana Tribune aims to highlight the achievements of both young and old from all fields with a view to commend the achievers and to inspire others.

Food processing workshop at PAU
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The Department of Food and Science Technology, Punjab Agricultural University, will organise a 10-day entrepreneurial development programme in food processing from February 19 onwards.

‘Settle pending labour cases’
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — In view of the encouraging response to the first ever lok adalat that was convened here on January 19, the Department of Labour has decided to hold the next lok adalat for disposing of pending labour cases at Patiala on March 17.

Consumer forum penalises LIC
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to pay the amount due under the policies which were taken by Mr Pritivi Raj Jairth for his wife. The forum further directed the LIC to pay Rs 700 as cost of litigation.


Physiotherapy unit at Nirdosh
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The mentally-challenged children studying in a special school called ‘Nirdosh’, suffer from lack of physical coordination and speech impairment. Their low I.Qs are genetic. They cannot, at times, move their limbs effectively. To bring an improvement in their motor movements, the students used to go to DMC hospital, Physiotherapy ward.

ESI hospital needs attention
MANDI GOBINDGARH, Feb 8 — The ESI hospital of Mandi Gobindgarh lacks many facilities due to the negligence of the Punjab Government. The hospital was commissioned a few years ago.

New approach to tackle TB needed
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — Although tuberculosis has been checked to a great extent, yet there is a need for a new paradigm focusing on the immune system and status of the patient.


Sport festival begins today
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The three-day sports festival in Ghugrali Rajputan village begins on Friday at Shri Har Gobind Sports Complex. The Singh Sports Association has formed committees to supervise different aspects of the games. The organisers are working day and night to give final touches to the arrangements.

Team announced for cross-country meet
LUDHIANA, Feb 8 — The Punjab athletics team for the National Federation Cup Cross Country Championship was announced here on Thursday. The team comprises of 10 female and five male players. The championship will be held at Seba (Madhya Pradesh) on February 25 and 26.

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