Wednesday, February 14, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Illegal construction goes on
LUDHIANA, Feb 13 — Contrary to the claims of the district administration, the construction work in illegal colonies in Kulliawal village on the Tajpur road here is going on unabated. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, few days ago had issued orders that no construction would be allowed in the area and no cash in the form of instalments should be given to the “owners” who sold the government land illegally.

BKU threatens agitation
KHANNA, Feb 13 — The Bhartiya Kisan Union today threatened to start an agitation if the state government does not stop harassing farmers by issuing warrants against them under Section 67-A to recover loans.

Octroi evasion detected
LUDHIANA, Feb 13 — In the course of ongoing campaign against octroi evasion, enforcement staff of the Octroi Department of the Municipal Corporation intercepted three public transport vehicles during the past 24 hours and a large quantity of electronic goods, motor parts and items of general use, brought into the city without payment of octroi, were seized. According to the Octroi Superintendent, Mr Tarlok Singh, one of the vehicles, impounded on the charge of octroi evasion, had the words ‘PRESS’ written boldly on the wind screen and the rear part of the body.


Accountant accused of embezzlement
SAHNEWAL, Feb 13 — An accountant working in the shop of a local arhtiya has been accused of embezzling Rs 1.50 lakh by the latter.

Prof manhandled at PAU
LUDHIANA, Feb 13 — A professor from Horticultural University, Solan, was manhandled at Punjab Agricultural University here yesterday. Dr S.P. Dhall was on a visit to the PAU to take the viva of a local Ph.D student and was staying at the Parker House.

Teacher’s crusade against tobacco
LUDHIANA, Feb 13 — In a novel method to join the crusade against the use of tobacco, a local teacher has come out with a book Tobacco and Print Media. Mr Sarabjeet Singh, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, Punjab Agricultural University, has done a documentation and analysis of coverage of “World No Tobacco Day” in 39 newspapers of the country.

Valentine’s Day seems to have enthused youngsters, and even the middle aged. Ludhiana Tribune received telephone calls from youngsters if they could send Valentine’s Day messages.
Valentine’s Day seems to have enthused youngsters, and even the middle aged. Ludhiana Tribune received telephone calls from youngsters if they could send Valentine’s Day messages. The markets are also flooded with a variety of gifts for the occasion. And there are innumerable buyers also.

Tohra for security zones in Srinagar
AMLOH, Feb 13 — For the security of the minorities particularly in Jammu and Kashmir the government should form security zones in Srinagar and Jammu where Sikhs and Kashmiri Brahmins would be able to keep their families secure and can do their business.

Sukhbir denies interference in police functioning
LUDHIANA, Feb 13 — The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) general secretary and the Chief Minister’s son, Mr Sukhbir Badal, has denied interference in the police functioning, claiming that this was a canard spread by his rivals to defame him.


8 held under gambling Act
LUDHIANA, Feb 13 — A case was registered under the Gambling Act against Parveen Kumar, Surinder Kumar, Rajiv Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Anoop Kumar, Dalip Kumar, Raj Kumar and Prem Kumar, all local residents, here today.


Phone consumer to get compensation
LUDHIANA, Feb 13 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Telecom Department to pay Rs 1,500 as compensation along with the cost of litigation to a complainant Vishwanath Dhiri, who was not provided a telephone connection even after 16 years of applying for it.


City to have 18-hole golf course
LUDHIANA, Feb 13 — The city may soon have an 18-hole golf course if everything goes well with the plan of the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, who is also ex-officio president of the Satluj Club.


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