Saturday, February 24, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


MC clears encroachments
Demolishes over 100 structures
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — In a major crackdown against encroachments, the Municipal Corporation team led by Mr Harjinder Singh, Joint Commissioner, and Mr B.K. Gupta, Assistant Commissioner, demolished more than 100 structures near PSEB sub-station and Chhawni Mohalla, along the Old GT Road in the city.

A police contingent, including mounted cops, during the anti-encroachment drive in Ludhiana on Friday. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma
A police contingent, including mounted cops, during the anti-encroachment drive in Ludhiana on Friday.

Excise collection from city may touch Rs 517 crore
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — The scheme of information collection centres and the vigilance increased by the Excise and Taxation Department have started paying dividends to the government. According to ST Department officials, the sales tax collections from the district may touch Rs 517 crore this year.




Forum penalises marketing executive
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — The District Consumer Redressal Forum has convicted Rohit Sahi, who was running a customer services company, Premier Card House, for non-compliance of its directions under Section 27 of the Consumer Protection Act.

Dr Aulakh’s appointment challenged 
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — The recent appointment of Dr K.S. Aulakh as the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University has been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana High Court by a former professor of the university.

Illegal sand-mining: 6 booked
MACHHIWARA, Feb 23 — Illegal sand mining, a burning issue till recently, was again highlighted when a case under Section 379 of IPC was registered by the Koomkalan police against six persons today.

DMCH interns’ issue: case registered
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — The police has registered a case on the statement of Dr Yadwinder Singh, an intern in the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, against two interns in the hospital, Dr Rishi Dev and Dr Yadwinder Singh, under Sections 323, 324, 326 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly beating up the victim.

The glitz and glamour of Ludhiana marriages
ARINDER, a young business man from Model Town, makes it a point to have meals at his home before going to any marriage function in the city. He always avoids taking meals at marriage parties.

PAU kisan melas from March 1
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — The series of kisan melas to be organised by Punjab Agricultural University will commence with the regional kisan mela at Kandi Research Station at Ballowal Saunkhri in Nawanshahr district on March 1.


Who cares for traffic lights?
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — The traffic lights turn amber and then red, signifying that traffic should stop. But in the morning hours, when there is a rush of school-going children and cars are running bumper-to-bumper, as almost all schools have the same timings, then traffic lights are ignored, for reaching school at the right time is a priority for both students and parents. Since there are no traffic policemen at the Sarabha Nagar crossing, hardly anyone pays heed to traffic lights. It has often been observed that most of the people jump lights without any qualms.

Hard work stands them in good stead
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — There are many young, enthusiastic, hardworking students in different colleges, who, through their grit and determination have reached a high point in their lives and have done their alma mater and their city proud.

Rally against IT department postponed
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — The six-member committee recently constituted to protest against the “harassment” of industry by the Income Tax Department has decided to postpone the proposed rally by the industry on February 24 against the raids by the IT Department.

A nightmare for pedestrians
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — “Two decades back, the pavements were not at all encroached on by the shopkeepers but now it is very difficult to move on the pavements due to the large amount of wares displayed by the shopkeepers outside their shops. Moreover, the traffic has become hazardous with all kind of vehicles parked haphazardly causing troubles for the pedestrians,” said Mr Bindra, a resident of Model Town.

SDMs authorised to sanction old-age pension
MACHHIWARA, Feb 23 — The Sub Divisional Magistrates have been authorised to sanction old-age and widow pensions now. Previously these were sanctioned by the District Social Security Officers due to which poor people had to face many difficulties.

DC warns against wrong complaints 
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, has called upon the people to submit their complaints based on actual facts in the ‘sangat darshan’ programme, as it would help in providing justice at the earliest and avoid unnecessary wastage of time. Presiding over the weekly sangat darshan in Mini Secretariat here on Thursday, he warned the complainants of penal action for filing wrong complaints.

An ailing old man, escorted by his wife, awaits his turn for his case regarding old-age pension to be taken up in the weekly sangat darshan programme in Ludhiana. — IV

An ailing old man, escorted by his wife, awaits his turn for his case regarding old-age pension to be taken up in the weekly sangat darshan programme in Ludhiana

Ludhiana NIFD centre declared best
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — The Ludhiana centre of National Institute of Fashion Design has been declared the best for the academic year 1999-2000. The award is given on the basis of academic standards being maintained, course delivery methodology, extra-curricular activities, documentation systems and placements of students after completion of their courses.

Basant Queen contest in city
LUDHIANA, Feb 23—Sandeep Oberoi was crowned Basant Queen and Malwinder Kaur was declared first runner-up, while Karuna Singh was the second runner-up at the Basant Queen contest organised by the Niharika Ladies Club at Basant Resorts today. About 20 participants took part in the contest. The contestants were dressed in yellow-coloured sarees and suits. Most of them had tucked flowers on their hair, hands and feet.


National seminar on ayurveda
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — DAV Ayurvedic Research Foundation — a wing of Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar — will organise a national seminar on “Ayurveda-Native Wisdom in Health and Medicine” on February 25 at hotel Park Plaza. Prominent speakers from different parts of the country will present their research papers in the seminar.

Inter-school declamation contest held
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — Students from nearly 14 schools of the city participated in the inter-school declamation contest held at Sanatan Dharam Pracharak Senior Secondary School, Hazuri Road, here today.

Principal’s action condemned
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — The Government College Teachers’ Association has condemned the action of Principal of GGS Government College, Jandiala, for not relieving a lecturer of English for attending the orientation course to begin from February 26 at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Annual function
LUDHIANA, Feb 23 — Students and staff of the Guru Nanak Polytechnic for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, celebrated their annual function here today.

Prize distribution function
SAHNEWAL, Feb 23 — The annual prize distribution function of Kalgidhar Academy, Dugri, near Sahnewal would be held on February 25.


49th annual athletic meet
KHANNA, Feb 23 — The 49th annual athletic meet of A.S. College Khanna started here today at the newly constructed Madan Gopal Chopra Memorial Stadium.
The meet was inaugurated by Mr Des Raj Mehta, a freedom fighter and a social worker of the area. He announced a donation of Rs 10,000/- for the development of sports in the college.

  • Lathala Sports Festival

  • Sport meet concludes

  • Athletics meet


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