Wednesday, February 28, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Residents irked over registration order
30 held for not furnishing details of tenants, servants
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — Are the arrests, made by the local police, of certain landlords for not furnishing information with regard to the employees and servants employed by them to the nearest police station here, legal?

Distraught father poisons sons, commits suicide
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — Desperate and frustrated, a distraught father poisoned his two sons to death before committing suicide himself, in the Kote Mangal Singh area falling under the jurisdiction of the Police Station Division No 6, last night. According to the suicide note left by Om Prakash, the father, it was abject poverty that had led him to this desperate step of poisoning his two sons, Rajiv and Sanjiv, before committing suicide.

Forum fines insurance company
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed National Insurance Company to pay Rs 5,000 to Mr Devinderpal Singh on account of deficiency in service.

Youth’s revenge leaves girl paralysed
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — Amandeep’s cries rent the corridor in front of the ward of G-50 as her spinal wounds are being given a specialised dressing. A frustrated youth fired at her from .12 bore gun a few days ago. Amandeep, a teenage school going girl, who was leading a normal happy life, will never be able to walk on her own as her spinal cord has been damaged severely.




A senior officer of the Income Tax department here used to be chief guest at different gatherings. The trend seems to have caught on. Recently one of the senior most officers of the department was invited as a chief guest at a free medical check-up camp. There may not be anything wrong in his accepting the honour. But the same officer refuses to divulge his telephone number for, he says that taxmen should prefer anonymity. Double talk!

Bhangra and giddha

Ayurveda seminar

Men prefer drinks

Invitation cards

Silver chariot

Card clout

Exam time


YC activists stage dharna at MC office
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — The District Youth Congress (DYC) activists, led by its president Parminder Mehta today staged a dharna in front of the Municipal Corporation office here to protest against inflated water and sewerage clearance bills, forcible recovery of arrears from the residents, rampant corruption in the civic body and slow pace of development works.

Now colourful garbage dumps
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — Once the concept of converting the sites meant for garbage containers, all over the city, into aesthetically designed structures for advertising sign boards, becomes a reality, the ugly looking overflowing garbage containers will become a thing of the past and the structures, housing the garbage containers will, no longer be stinking eyesores.

A garbage dump near PAU gate which became operational on Monday.
A garbage dump near PAU gate which became operational on Monday. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Clean-up drive under cloud
LUDHIANA, The Mohalla Safai Committees, launched in the city with much fanfare to cater to the needs of many a new locality on the periphery of the mega city, have become a breeding ground for corruption, with quite a few councillors and other small-time politicians, riding the gravy train and the officers of the civic body looking the other way.

Stop misuse of IMA house: Dr Sandhu
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — Dr S. S. Sandhu, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, said that the Indian Medical Association House should be used only for the purpose, for which the land is allotted. He said the land allotted to the IMA on subsidised rates was never meant for creating noise pollution for the residents. Dr Sandhu, expressed his views during the medical education programme organised by IMA recently.

Rs 5.1 lakh for quake relief
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — Students, staff and management of Kundan Vidya Mandir, of Civil Lines here have contributed Rs 5.10 lakh for the rehabilitation of earthquake victims.

Aao bune contest results
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — The aao bune contest being organised by the Vardhaman Spinning and General Mills converged into an exhibition in which the winners were decided. According to Mr V.K. Goyal, Chief Executive, a five-judge team comprising Ms A, Nehraw of KVM School, Ms Veena Mahajan and Ms Raman Aggarwal of BCM School, Ms Santosh Sharma of DAV School and Ms Renu Sekhri, decided the winners.


Arrest of firing case suspects sought
AMLOH, Feb 27 —The arrest of persons involved in the alleged firing, trespassing, in a house on February 17, was demanded by Ms Jasbir Kaur resident of Kanjari village who seemed terrified and presented photographs of bullet marks on the wall of her house to the mediapersons. She alleged that the persons involved in the incident were moving freely.

Widow seeks arrest of couple
KHANNA: A 90-year-old widow, Ms Partap Kaur, resident of the New Abadi here has demanded immediate arrest of a couple who allegedly cheated her and an FIR has been lodged against them.

Teenagers snatch earrings
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — Two scooter-borne young boys in their teens snatched the gold earrings of a woman at about 6.45 pm. yesterday while she was returning from Guru Singh Sabha gurdwara in urban estate.


Agriculture sector needs diversification: Aulakh
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — The Punjab agricultural sector is in the need of diversification and the horticulture sector can act as a good alternative. For the progress of horticulture, the development of post-harvest infrastructure needs specialised care and this venture is highly technical in the present context of globalisation.

PAU professor awarded
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — Dr S.S. Chahal, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Punjab Agricultural University, has been awarded the Mudukar Memorial Award by the Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi.

Animal welfare camp
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — An Animal Welfare Camp was organised by the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Punjab Agricultural University, in collaboration with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ferozepur, at Patli village , Moga.

  • Communal harmony festival

Avtar case: Pinki’s remand extended till March 12
LUDHIANA, Feb 27 — The judicial remand of the demoted police Inspector Gurmeet Singh Pinki in the Avtar Singh murder case has been extended till March 12. The police brought Pinki to the local court in tight security.


Hepatitis-B vaccination camp
DORAHA, Feb 27 — The Rotary Club here organised the third vaccination camp against hepatitis-B at five different venues on Sunday. According to Dr (Mrs) Gursharan Sidhu, president, Rotary Club, Doraha.


Circuit House being spruced up for Deve Gowda
LUDHIANA, Feb, 27 — Staff of the Circuit House here is working overtime to spruce up the building in connection with the proposed visit of former Prime Minister H.D.Deve Gowda to the city on March 2. Peeled off plaster is being taken care of and old curtains are being replaced and the whole places is being cleaned up.

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