Sunday, February 25, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



DYC condemns MC’s forcible collection of arrears
LUDHIANA, Feb 24 — The District Youth Congress has strongly reacted to forcible collections of house tax, water and sewerage arrears by the Municipal Corporation in the city, in gross violation of the government instructions to remit the penal interest and enable the people to make payments in easy installments.

College convocation
IT has become a part of life: VC
LUDHIANA, Feb 24 — “Today, almost every human endeavour and every sphere of human life has been affected by information technology.

Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, confers degrees on students of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College on Saturday, and (right) a section of happy recipients of the degrees. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma



‘Fake’ college dupes students
LUDHIANA, Feb 24 — The police and the Health Department have initiated an inquiry into the allegations by about 100 students of Raikot’s Indian Institute of Paramedical Training. It had been claimed that this institute where about a dozen courses were taught, was recognised by the All-India Council of Technical Education of the Union Ministry of Human Resources.

Fraud accused asked to report to police
LUDHIANA, Feb 24 — A local court today ordered Gian Singh to report at the police station division No 6 and give his statement to the Additional District Attorney also for investigation into the case regarding fraud and cheating registered against him.

The dying Marasi culture in Punjab
LUDHIANA, Feb 24— The success of the family planning programme may auger well for the country’s economic progress, but for the Marasis, it has proved to be a bad proposition. According to Darshan Singh Marasi, a descendant of Mardana, who used to sing with Guru Nanak Dev ji, “Family planning programmes have affected our business badly.



BSP flays MC drive
LUDHIANA, Feb 24 — The Bahujan Samaj Party and the District Valmiki Sabha have condemned the demolition of a large number of pucca houses and shops, carried out by the MC team under its encroachment removal drive, in Chhawni Mohalla here on Friday.

Samples of cattle feed taken
LUDHIANA, Feb 24 — Officials of the Dairy Development Department took samples of cattle feed from various outlets in Jagraon, Sidhwan Bet and Haibowal areas here. These samples have been sent to laboratory for analysis. 

Cases against PSEB workers flayed
KHAMANO, Feb 24 — The PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union’s Punjab President, Mr Suresh Sharma, in a statement here has flayed the false cases registered against the workers of the PSEB by the Bathinda police.



Dowry demand: case registered
LUDHIANA, Feb 24 — A case has been registered under Sections 406 and 498A of the IPC, on the complaint of Kiran, a resident of Chhawni Mohalla, against her husband, Arvan, and her in-laws, for demanding more dowry.

Woman missing, in-laws booked
KHAMANO, Feb 24 — A woman, Raj Rani, of Morinda is missing for the past some days from the house of her in-laws from Hawara Kalan, near here. According to the information available, she was married to Paramjit Singh of Hawara in 1993 and has two children. Mr Major Singh, brother of Raj Rani, has expressed fear that she might have been killed by her in-laws.


ST cut on cycles, rickshaws hailed
LUDHIANA, Feb 24 — The Punjab Government’s decision to lower the sales tax on several items including bicycles, rickshaws and tricycles has been widely hailed by the local industrial associations. The state cabinet in its meeting held on February 22 at Chandigarh had decided to slash the sales tax on a number of items, thus rationalising the tax structure.



Wheat policy irks BKU
LUDHIANA, Feb 24 — The Bharatiya Kisan Union will hold a rally in New Delhi on March 19 to protest against alleged anti-farmer policies of the government. Members of the party believed that the government had not made adequate investment in the agriculture sector.


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