Monday, February 12, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



NRI murder case: driver accused of rape
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — The sensational NRI murder case of Sanjay Puri took yet another twist today when the Khanna police acquitted Tarun Kanta, wife of the deceased, of all allegations of involvement in the case.

‘MC funds diverted to encroached colony’
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — Residents of Bhola colony on the Tajpur road have alleged that the Municipal Corporation has diverted the development funds earmarked for their colony to the adjoining colony, which has been declared as the encroached area. Now the MC was declaring their colony as an encroached area though they had the proof of purchase of land with them.

Gang of robbers busted
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — The Division No 6 police here today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers active in the city for the PAST few months. Five alleged members of the gang have been arrested. A number of arms and stolen goods have been recovered from them.

  • 2 cases of attempted rape
  • 2 injured by robbers



Tax evasion detected
KHANNA, Feb 11 — A case of token tax evasion by transport companies has come to light with the impounding of two buses with the same registration number by the city traffic police here yesterday.

‘Adopt non-chemical methods of pest control’
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — Punjab was known to produce the maximum amount of cotton in the country till 1997, but later productivity declined. The factors responsible for the decline were, shift in rainfall pattern, subsoil water, rise in water table and poor soil health. The major reason however was resistance of pests to insecticides due to their indiscreet use and over use.

Rose bud sale picks up in Ludhiana as Valentine’s Day draws near.
— Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Roses turn dearer
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — As the Valentine's Day draws closer the prices of flowers especially roses are also shooting up. A red rose bud, which would sell for about Rs 5 each earlier is currently selling for at least Rs 10 each and the prices could go to Rs 15 each in the next two days.

300 kg poppy husk seized
KHANNA, Feb 11 — The Khanna police has claimed to have arrested two persons and recovered 300 kg of poppy husk from them.

22 marriages performed
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — Twenty two marriages were performed by Nishkam, a voluntary organisation, at Daad village, near here, on Sunday. Five Hindu and 17 Sikh couples tied the knot.

51 widows given pension
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — The Minister for Local Bodies, Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, today lauded the role of NGOs in providing aid to the needy. Mr Tandon was speaking at a function organised by the Gyan Sathal Mandir Sabha for distribution of ration and other relief material among 51 widows.


Exporters demand cut in inspection fee
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — The cycle and cycle parts exporters had to pay a hefty sum of 1.3 per cent on the value of the goods for quality inspection and other check ups while exporting to more than 29 countries in Africa, since it was mandatory for them to get all their export goods inspected particularly by SGS, a Switzerland-based company, which had offices in more than 125 countries.


Poster session at PAU
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — To involve students in the Fourth Punjab Science Congress being organised at Punjab Agricultural University, a poster session was conducted to provide students an opportunity to exhibit their talent in the research field.


Poetic tribute to Sahir Ludhianvi
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — A large number of famous personalities from the world of Punjabi literature paid homage to the great Urdu writer, Sahir Ludhianvi, at the Sahir Kavi Sammelan organised by S. C. D. Government College, Ludhiana, on Friday.

Civil Hospital building coming up
LUDHIANA, Feb 11 — If all goes as per the schedule, the city will have a new-look Civil Hospital in less than one year. Following the release of a grant of Rs 2 crore by the World Health Organisation, the Punjab Health Systems Corporation has started the construction work of a new building of the hospital yesterday.


Sherpur Bet sports meet concludes
MACHHIWARA, Feb 11 — The 16th three-day sports meet of Sherpur Bet village, held under the patronage of Baba Santokh Singh Phalahi, concluded yesterday. The tournament was organised by the Baba Phalahi Wala Sports Club and inaugurated by the former minister, Mr Ishar Singh Meharban. Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, MP, gave away prizes to teams and players. The prize distribution function was presided over by Mr Satish Malhotra, DSP, Ludhiana.

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