Sunday, March 4, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Fraud accused refused bail
LUDHIANA, March 3 — The District and Sessions Judge has dismissed the plea of Mr Gian Singh, a local industrialist facing criminal charges of fraud, for anticipatory bail. The accused was booked under Section 420 of the IPC on the complaint of Major A. Venu Gopal (retd), zonal manager of Parkash Roadlines, who had alleged that Mr Gian Singh had cheated the transport company on the false promise of getting a penalty of Rs 3.5 lakh, imposed by the Sales Tax Department, reduced to Rs 1 lakh.

Depositors worried over fate of savings
LUDHIANA, March 3 — Confusion prevails among thousands of depositors who have deposited their money with the post offices under different schemes like Savings Bank, Kisan Vikas Patras and National Savings Certificate. The Department of Posts has already suspended all fresh deposits under these schemes with immediate effect from March 1.

Ghalib ko bura kehte ho, achha nahin karte
LUDHIANA, March 3 — Ghalib might have had the premonition of how his character would be portrayed by the future generations which made him to pen down the famous couplet Ghalib ko bura kehte ho achha nahin karte. Latest research about the life of Ghalib is proving wrong the myths existing about Ghalib. 

Diwani Ghalib Kamil, an original portrait of Ghalib, and (right) Kalidas Gupta Riza.

Diwani Ghalib Kamil, an original portrait of Ghalib, and (right) Kalidas Gupta Riza. 




A good night’s sleep for senior citizens
LUDHIANA, March 3 — The senior citizens of Old Age Home, Sarabha Nagar, will sleep well as the Red Cross Society, which runs the home received a cheque of Rs 50,000 from Mr K. I. Singh, Senior Regional Manager and the cheque was received by Mrs Manpreet, wife of Assistant Commissioner General, on behalf of the Red Cross. 

Girl kidnapped from gurdwara
SAHNEWAL, March 3 — A girl of Kohara village is reported to have been kidnapped by some stranger from the village gurdwara. A case was registered at the Sahnewal police station yesterday.

Two killed, 1 hurt in accident
SAHNEWAL, March 3 — Two women were killed and a man was injured in a road accident here, late last evening.

Crackdown against quacks in city
LUDHIANA, March 3 — The Health Department has launched a massive crackdown against quacks operating in different parts of Ludhiana. A list of 63 quacks operating in different parts of the city was circulated in all the police stations with directions that the credentials of all these should be verified immediately. The 63 persons claiming themselves to be doctors reportedly have no valid degree or certificate to practise medicine.


Janata Dal men prevented from attending rally
LUDHIANA, March 3 — The rally organised at Barnala on Friday to forge a third front of the Janata Dal, the Lok Bhalai Party and the Left parties, was a cause of problem for several members of the Janata Dal core committee and other activists, who were not only prevented from attending the rally, but were kept in confinement in the Peps Road Transport Corporation workshop till the evening.

40 local buses on ‘rally duty’ today
LUDHIANA, March 3 — The entire fleet of over 40 local buses will remain off the city roads tomorrow. The bus operators have been told by the district administration to transport the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Bharatiya Janata Party workers to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s rally at Shahpur Kandi, near Pathankot, in Gurdaspur district. A letter to this effect has been issued by the Local Bus Operators Union to its members.

Workers quit Lok Bhalai Party
KHAMANO, March 3 — A number of leaders and workers of Lok Bhalai Party units of Khamano, Machhiwara, Ropar and Samrala at a meeting here today decided to quit the Lok Bhalai Party and formed the Dalit Kisan Dal.

A gentleman-politician
unjab has been administered by several Chief Ministers and Ludhiana has given quite a few of them. Mr Bhim Sen Sachar, Justice Gurnam Singh and Mr Beant Singh are among them. Mr Badal was returned from Kila Raipur. Mr Lachchaman Singh Gill had an affinity with Jagraon. The Chief Minister of PEPSU Mr Gyan Singh Rarewala, came from Rara Sahib.


Anjuman brings PAU to life
LUDHIANA, March 3 — Anjuman 2001 brought the PAU campus alive with different mehfils of students from 15 colleges participating in varied activities. It was organised by the Management Science Association, Department of Business Management, PAU, Ludhiana. The function was inaugurated by G.S. Kalkat, Vice-Chancellor, PAU.


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