Tuesday, February 27, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


People, industry welcome Railway Budget
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — Various sections of industry have hailed the Union Railway Budget, albeit with some reservations over the small hike of 3 per cent in freight. Mr. V.P. Chopra, President, Federation of Punjab Small Industries Associations and a former president of the federation of Small Industries of India, has welcomed the soft Budget, presented by Union Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee. 

Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival

A photo feature

PSEB told to pay Rs 5,000
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to pay Rs 5,000 on account of deficiency in service to Mr Lal Singh. The forum further directed the board to release a new electricity connection to the complainant.

Train mishap averted
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — A tragedy was averted when a tractor-trailer, loaded with sand, collided with the Ferozepore-Ludhiana passenger train (2LF) at the unmanned railway crossing between Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar and Guru Amardas Nagar at around 8.30 a.m. here.

Remains of a tractor-trailer after it collided with a passenger train in Ludhiana on Monday morning. Remains of a tractor-trailer after it collided with a passenger train in Ludhiana on Monday morning. — Photo by Inderjit Verma




Erratic power supply hits PAU functioning
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — There is complete darkness in Punjab Agricultural University. Darkness with an unfailing regularity. This has been adversely effecting teaching in the university. Some scientists and teachers disclosed that for the last two weeks there was regular breakdown for hours together.

Connect asked to fill up trenches
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — The Municipal Corporation has asked Connect (HFCL Infotel Limited) to fill up trenches and has refused further permission to the company for digging roads. Recently laid roads have trenches, pits and uneven surfaces.

Knife recovered
LUDHIANA, Feb 26— Anand Singh, a resident of Janta Nagar, was arrested near Sangeet Cinema for carrying a kamanidar knife. The police has registered a case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.

  • Dowry case
  • Motor cycle stolen
  • Five held for keeping weapons

Evil spirit scares lawyers
JAGRAON, Feb 26 — The Bar Association, Jagraon, recently organised a havan and path of Sukhmani Sahib in the Bar room, purportedly to ward off evil spirits.

Eye camp on March 3 
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Feb 26— A free eye operation camp will be organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Bassi Pathanan on March 3 at Aggarwal Dharamshala, Bassi Pathanan. 


Leader demands case against ASI
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — Mr Narinder Singh Lamba, Joint Secretary, Akhil Bhartiya Rajivwadi Congress (Dubey), a party registered with the Election Commission, has demanded the registration of a case under Section 182 of the IPC against Surjit Singh and ASI Manjit Singh, posted at Shingar Cinema police chowki, for instituting a couple of false cases against him.

Seminar on challenges before the Press
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Feb 26 — The challenge to the Press is not from the electronic media, but it lies within its own community as non-professionals have entered into this profession in a big way, said Mr B.S. Sudan, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a seminar on Challenges before the Press’ organised by the Steel Town weekly at the Gymkhana Club today.

Woes of Damoria motorists
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — The famous Damoria bridge of the town has not ceased to tease passersby in spite of the fact that it had been widened some years ago by constructing another road beneath it.

Punjabi lecturer dead
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — Surinder Singh Grewal, Lecturer, Department of Punjabi, Government College for Boys, died of massive cardiac arrest on February 24. He was 51.


20 eve-teasers nabbed in Khanna
KHANNA, Feb 26 — In a major drive the police here today nabbed 20 youths on the charges of eve-teasing. The youths were detained from the areas in front of schools and colleges. Besides, several people were also arrested for drinking at public places.


State-level function on communal harmony begins
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — A three-day state-level communal harmony festival was inaugurated at Government Senior Secondary Model School, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

Prize distribution function
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — The students and staff of Guru Nanak Commerce College, Field Gunj, organised the annual prize distribution function on Sunday. The programme began with shabad kirtan, following which prizes were distributed among the five toppers of the institute.


Doctor told to pay Rs one lakh
KHANNA, Feb 26 — A local doctor, Kamal Preet Kaur, of Navjeevan Nursing Home has been directed to pay Rs 1.01 lakh to Mrs Shinder Kaur, complainant, by the Ludhiana District Consumer Redressal Forum.


Sports festival inaugurated
MACHHIWARA, Feb 26 — The sixth sports festival in Hambowal Bet village commenced today in the stadium of Government Senior Secondary School Mr Satpal Gosain, the Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, performed the inaugural ceremony.

Football trials
LUDHIANA, Feb 26 — Trials to select the senior boys’ district football team will be held on March 3 at 10 a.m. at the Guru Nanak Stadium.


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