Monday, March 5, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



MC announces water supply project
LUDHIANA, March 4 — In an apparent bid to counter the BJP’s charges, the Mayor of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today announced that a water supply project, worth Rs 33 crore, which will cover 95 per cent of the population of Ludhiana, is going to be completed by March 31, 2001, as also a sewerage project worth Rs 150 crore.

Spreading a noble message on monocycle
LUDHIANA, March 4 — Subrata Chakraborty, a 25-year-old youth from Bengal, is currently on a noble mission to create awareness about eye donation across the country. He is doing it on a monocyle, a cycle with only one wheel, without any handle or brakes. He not only wants to spread the message for eye donation but also wants to get into the Guiness Book of World Records.
Subrato Chakraborty on his monocycle in Chaura Bazar, Ludhiana.
Subrato Chakraborty on his monocycle in Chaura Bazar, Ludhiana. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

With man in pocket, cops ‘frame’ you
LUDHIANA, March 4 — The Ludhiana police has been making arrests and showing these in records days after that. In cases of theft, the purpose of the arrest is to make the accused confess so that recoveries can be made. However, there are cases where the motive of policemen is to extort money from those who have been framed.

Rajiv-Longowal accord still valid: Arjun
NARANGWAL (Ludhiana), March 4 — Former Union Minister and Congress leader Arjun Singh today said the Rajiv-Longowal accord was still valid and could solve all the outstanding issues concerning Punjab. However, he claimed that the Akali Dal and the BJP were not interested in implementing it.





2 lakh more to get pension : Kanjhla
LUDHIANA, March 4 — Punjab was the first state in the country to provide Rs 200 per month as old age and widow pension to highest number (6.82 lakh) of beneficiaries and till December 2000, a total financial assistance of Rs 4.59 crore was disbursed in the state for this purpose.

4 elected unopposed to club
LUDHIANA, March 4 — Mr Manoj Verma, Mr Raju Sharma, Mrs Manjula Jain and Mrs Sunita Ahuja were elected unopposed as vice-president, mess secretary, cultural secretary and executive member, respectively, of the Satluj Club for 2001-2002.

PSEB harasses consumer
LUDHIANA, March 4 — In a bizarre case of administrative negligence, the officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) here have asked a harassed consumer to approach the consumer court to get justice from the board.


Robbers’ gang busted
KHANNA, March 4 — The Khanna police claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of robbers with the arrest of six robbers and recovered arms and ammunition from them.

Cases against dowry seekers
LUDHIANA, March 4 — The city police has registered three cases of harassment for,  dowry in the past 24 hours. The first case has been registered under Sections 406 and 498 of the IPC at the Division Number 4 police station.

Murder accused arrested
KHANNA, March 4 — The Khanna police has arrested one person in connection with the murder of Kulwinder Singh of Barmali whose body was found near Gillanwala Pul, Ludhiana, yesterday.


Environment-friendly yarn launched
LUDHIANA, March 4 — The hosiery and garment units can avail benefits of the newly introduced Spandax fibre to be available soon in the market. This fibre will be relatively cheap in comparison to the yarns that are being currently used by the units. 

Technical feedback award for car dealer
LUDHIANA, March 4 — Maruti Stan Autos, a dealer of Maruti cars in Punjab, received All-India No 1 Technical Feedback award from Maruti Udyog Limited. The award was presented to Mr Anil Malhotra, Director Stan Autos Ltd recently at All-India Dealer Convention at Agra.


Prize distribution for students or principals?
LUDHIANA, March 4 — It was difficult to make out whether the function was held to give away prizes to the school students or to oblige principals of various private educational academies, a pundit ji, the area councillor and a couple of lawyers.


Notice to govt on contractor’s arrest
LUDHIANA, March 4 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to the government on a petition filed by Mr Rakesh Bansal to seek the revoking of the arrest of his father Roop Lal Bansal, a liquor contractor. 

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