Wednesday, March 7, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Sant Samaj opposes changes in Guru Granth Sahib
Favours Bhai Ranjit Singh as Akal Takht Jathedar
Ludhiana, March 6
The Gurmit Sidhant Pracharak Sant Samaj representing 150 Sikh sants has taken strong exception to the jap bodh samagam started by the Sikh high priests and has urged SGPC chief Jagdev Singh Talwandi to stop them from making any changes in Guru Granth Sahib and ensure the sanctity of the standardised Bir of Damdama Sahib.

Surgery on cervical bone through mouth performed

Monika Handa after the surgery with the surgeon, Dr Yashhbir Dewan. 
ó Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Ludhiana, March 6
Surgery on cervical bone through mouth was performed by Dr Yashbir Dewan on March 2 on a 25-year-old girl at the CMC Hospital. Dr Yashbir and Dr Sharad Samson operated for two hours to correct cervical vertebra C2 as it was compressing the spinal cord in the vital region which has control over breathing and blood pressure.

Consumer forum penalises trust
Ludhiana, March 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the local Improvement Trust to refund Rs 3,250, which was paid for the allotment of a residential plot and to pay Rs 500 as the cost of litigation to Mr Jagat Ram. However, the forum refused to direct the trust to issue sale deed of the disputed plot and to receive the balance price of the plot.



220 students awarded degrees
Ludhiana, March 6
Nearly 220 graduate and postgraduate students of GGN Khalsa College, Civil Lines, were awarded degrees at an annual convocation held here today.

LICHFL cuts interest rate
Ludhiana, March 6
The LIC Housing Finance Limited has announced a significant reduction in interest rates for house loans with effect from March 3.


Ludhiana is fast assuming a cosmopolitan character, with people from almost all parts of the country settling here. Outsiders have contributed a lot in the development of Ludhiana. They include, Rajasthanis, Biharis, Gujaratis, Tamils, Keralalites, Bengalis and Kashmiris. 

  • Holi Brij style

  • Theatre culture

  • Godmanís gifts

  • Budget blues

  • Jingle bells

  • Doctorís gesture


Id congregation denounces Ahmedias
Ludhiana, March 6
It was the anti- Ahmedia sentiment that dominated during the Id congregation here with a strong crowd of about one lakh Muslim devotees denouncing the Ahmedia faith and raising slogans against the sect. It was not just the slogans, but also the tone and tenor of the speakers, which reflected the deep aversion and hatred among the Muslims against the sect, which challenges the basic Islamic tenets that Muhammad was the last prophet of Islam.

IT colony needs improvement
Ludhiana, March 6
The road from Preet Palace cinema to the bridge on the Gill canal and beyond is popularly known as Dugri Road, possibly because it leads to the nearby Dugri village.


Kalkat asks writers to be receptive to global changes
Ludhiana, March 6
Dr G. S. Kalkat, Vice- Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, has asked the Punjabi writers to become receptive to global changes, taking place at a fast pace and not to confine their writings around social and romantic themes.


Annual athletics meet of college
Khanna, March 6
First Annual Athletic Meet of the Mata Ganga Khalsa College For Girls, Kottan, was organised here yesterday. The meet was started by march past of the houses i.e. Mata Sahib Kaur, Bibi Bhani Ji, Bibi Amro Ji and Mata Gugri Ji. Ramandeep Kaur, a student of 10+2, was announced best athlete.


Cong councillors boycott review meeting of MC
Ludhiana, March 6
Congress councillors in the Municipal Corporation (MC) here boycotted a review meeting convened by the Joint Commissioner, Mr Harjinder Singh on Monday as a protest against the apathetic and indifferent attitude of the MC administration towards development works in their respective wards.

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