Saturday, February 17, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Gherao of DMC Medical Superintendent lifted
Staff agitated over police action
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — The agitation by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital staff took an ugly turn last night when the police entered the DMC hospital and manhandled several employees while trying to seek the release of Medical Superintendent, Dr Sandeep Puri, who had been illegally detained by the agitating staff in his own office.

Gujjarwal sports festival starts
A bullock-cart race in progress at Gujjarwal Rural Sports Festival which began in Ludhiana on Friday.
GUJJARWAL (LUDHIANA), Feb 16 — The 28th Gujjarwal Rural Sports Festival took off with a spectacular start here on Friday with thousands of people spending hours at a stretch watching the traditional bullock-cart race. 
A bullock-cart race in progress at Gujjarwal Rural Sports Festival which began in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi



4-yr-old abducted from tutor’s house
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — A 4-year-old boy, Ash, was abducted from the house of his tutor in D-Block of Model Town extension on Dugri Road here last evening.

Two dowry cases registered
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — The city police yesterday registered two separate cases of dowry harassment. A case was registered under sections 498,506 of the IPC on the complaint of Jasmit Kaur, wife of Balwant Singh, resident of Urban Estate, Dhandari Kalan, against her husband, father-in-law, Amrik Singh, Harbhajan Singh, her husband’s brother, Pritam Kaur, Harbhajan’s wife and mother-in-law Surjit Kaur.

Disabilities Act being flouted
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — With the government making no provisions for imparting special education to the physically and mentally challenged children of the city, the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, which was passed with an aim to ensure full participation and equality of the people with disabilities seems to have been flouted.



Cheques to be cleared within a day
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — The bank customers would no longer have to spend three or more days for the encashment of local cheques and drafts of different banks thanks to the Reader Sorter Machine set up at Punjab National Bank in the Bharat Nagar Chowk branch.

Drive against octroi evasion continues
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — The enforcement staff of octroi department in the municipal corporation here has unearthed half a dozen cases of octroi evasion by transport companies and traders in the city and a sum of Rs 1.35 lakh has been recovered from the defaulters as due octroi and penalty.

Drivers find parking hard
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — With hundreds of cars and other vehicles being added on to the roads everyday, the city is witnessing unprecedented parking problems. No matter which market you choose for shopping, it is hard to find a suitable parking.Apart from the growing number of vehicles, unplanned construction of shopping complexes such as in Ghumar Mandi is also responsible for the rising problem of parking. 

For a noble cause
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — Ram Singh (82) and his wife Karan Kaur, (80) of Nanakpuri Mohalla, Miller Ganj, donated their eyes after death which were successfully transplanted to two patients by Dr Ramesh, Medical Director, Mansuran, recently.

Complaint about stale milk
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — A packet of pasteurised milk bought from a sweets shop proved to be a bad experience for a city resident. Mr B.K. Vig, Assistant General Manager (retd), in his written complaint to Milkfed alleged that he was sold stale milk by the distributor. 

Shaheen is Basant Queen
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — Shaheen of Niharika Ladies Club was declared Basant Queen, while Sheetal and Anju Arora of Geetanjli and Roopika Ladies Clubs were declared first runners-up, and Jyotsna Walia of Sarabha Ladies Club was declared second runner-up during the Basant Queen contest organised by Ramgarhia Ladies Club today at Mariot Hotel, Dugri.


New varieties released
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — The Research Evaluation Committee of Punjab Agricultural University has recommended seven new varieties for general cultivation in the state. These varieties include one each of grape, ber, garlic, three varieties of gladiolus and one variety of chrysanthemum.


Teachers’ union plea to principals
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union has appealed to all principals of non-government colleges of Punjab to send information regarding the amount of CPF to the DPI (Colleges) and ensure timely processing of the pension-cum-gratuity case.

4 PAU scientists honoured
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — Four scientists from Punjab Agricultural University have been awarded “Team Award” at a convention of the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers organised at Bhubaneshwar recently.


Creative writers of Ludhiana
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — One would be amazed at the surfeit of literary talent in the industrial city of Ludhiana. Dr Faqir Chand Shukla who comes from the tiny village of Khizra in Ropar district has won many national awards for his literary writings.


Tomato’s lycopene is good for heart
HOUSANDS of persons die of heart attack everyday. Some important risk factors of coronary heart diseases are hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, insulin, resistance, cigarette smoking and family history.

Postgraduate courses in Ayurveda
MANDI GOBINDGARH, Feb 16 — Postgraduate courses in the Ayurvedic system of medicines will be introduced in the state of Punjab after a joint verification the experts of the Central Council of Indian Medicines, New Delhi, and the university in those institutions which fulfil the prescribed norms.



College athletics meet
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — About 150 students participated in the 81st annual athletics meet of Government College for Boys, which started here today. In girls’ section, Kanwaldeep won gold medals in 100m, discus throw and shot put. In boys’ section, Parambeer Singh won three gold medals and Sikander Singh bagged two gold and two silver medals.


Liquor licence fee begins to trickle in
LUDHIANA, Feb 16 — The pressure tactics adopted by the Excise Department for recovering licence fee from liquor contractors seem to have started paying off dividends with some of them having started depositing the fee. The department sources revealed that on the first day after the arrest of a contractor, Rs 3 lakh were deposited by two contractors.Top


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