Monday, March 12, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Bouquets, brickbats for councillors
Ludhiana, March 11
The slow pace of development works, diversion and misutilisation of funds earmarked for providing basic civic amenities and favouritism in execution of development works in the city is almost a routine and the councillors often have to face the anger and resentment of the residents.

Hooliganism on Holi!
Ludhiana, March 11
Holi and hooliganism seem to be made for each other. Apart from the traditional bonhomie associated with the festival of colours, hooliganism was on display in varying degrees in various parts of the town yesterday with boisterous boys on mobikes , cars and open jeeps making rounds of the city.

Holi Hai! Children have a colourful time in Ludhiana on Holi.Hola Mohalla

Holi Hai! Children have a colourful time in Ludhiana on Holi.

Woman nabs husband's killer
Ludhiana, March 11
A young migrant from Uttar Pradesh working in a Janakpuri factory, who murdered the alleged paramour of his wife last evening, was arrested soon after the crime, due to the alert wife of the deceased.



Rally by Bharatiya Communist Party
Doraha, March 11
A rally was organised by the Bharatiya Communist Party in the grain market of Doraha which was presided over by Mr Om Prakash Bector and Dr Joginder Dyal, CPI leaders.

Efforts on to woo liquor contractors for auction
Ludhiana, March 11
The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department is finding it difficult to woo the liquor contractors of Ludhiana to come forward to participate in the auction for vends under the new excise policy.


Sunday breakfast
Ludhiana, March 11
A halwai makes poori-kachauri at a restaurant in Ludhiana. Sunday breakfast is special as Sunday is a special day as it is a holiday. For a change, the entire family gets a chance to eat together. The family is looking forward to eating some special kind of breakfast than the usual fare of ‘egg and toast’ or everyday’s mooli or aloo de paranthas.

A halwai makes poori-kachauri at a restaurant in Ludhiana.

INTUC flays Badal govt
Ludhiana, March 11
Dr Shiv Shiv Kumar Gupta, general secretary of INTUC (Punjab), special guest of honour at the Holi celebration function organised by INTUC here yesterday, while addressing the workers, strongly condemned the Akali-BJP government in the state for being anti-workers, anti-government employees, and anti-farmers, alleging that no relief had been given to the working class during its tenure.

Plea to provide job to SPO’s kin
Amloh, March 11
The bhog of the special police officer, Darshan Singh (27), a resident of Bhadson, near here, who was crushed by a tanker while he was on duty at Landran Chowk, near Chandigarh, on February 26 was performed on Saturday.

Habib brings style to Ludhianvi hair
Ludhiana, March 11
Earlier people used to get their haircut when there was a need for it, but now they come to a hairstylist to get a nice, good and new look. These were the views of a famous hairstylist, Mr Habib Ahmed, who was here yesterday to open Habibs Saloon at Maharaja Regency.

6 Satluj Club office-bearers elected
Ludhiana, March 11
The following were elected office-bearers of the Satluj Club here today: Mr Ajit Singh Chawla — General Secretary; Mr Sandeep Jalota — Joint Secretary; Mr Yogesh Bansal — Treasure; Mr Nomesh Gupta — Bar Secretary; Mr Navneet Malhotra — Sports Secretary; Mr Karan Bal — Executive Member; and Mr Gurinderjit Singh — Executive Member.


Workshops on Budget hail positive measures
Ludhiana, March 11
“Union Budget 2001 is an appropriation of various policies like public distribution system, disinvestment, exit policy, direct foreign investment, infrastructure sector, banking and financial sector reforms,” said Mr Bibek Debrol, Director, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi.



Mr Balbir Singh Miani, Minister of State for Higher Education and Medical Education, Punjab, gives away a prize to a student of Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday.GCW annual day
Ludhiana, March 11
The state government is laying emphasis on technical and computer education, along with higher studies, in the educational institutions, so that the youth can become self-reliant and self-employed, rather than hankering after jobs.

Mr Balbir Singh Miani, Minister of State for Higher Education and Medical Education, Punjab, gives away a prize to a student of Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday.

College farewell function
Ludhiana, March 11
The final year BBA and BCA students of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, were bid adieu at a farewell function held here yesterday.

DEO meets school principals
Ludhiana, March 11
After leakage of Class V paper, the District Education Department seems to be alert to prevent further leakage of papers of other classes.


Cultural mela held
Dorha, March 11
The second cultural mela was organised by the Dharat Suhavi and Cultural Manch, Bija, in the memory of Principal Sant Singh Sekhon. Prominent personalities, including poet Surjit Patar, poet Mulla Singh Pakharpuri, dhadi, Mr Pooran Jassi, Adviser UNICEF, Malkit Singh Angrez, sportsman, and Mohammad Sadeek and Ranjit Kaur, singers, were honoured.


Sports mela organised
Khamano, March 11
A three-day sports mela was organised in Jatana Ucha village, 4 km from here, from March 8 to 10, in which weighing kabaddi, volleyball, pigeon fly and bullock-cart races were the special attractions for the audiences.

Friends cricket club win
Ludhiana, March 11
Friends Cricket Club won the first semi-final against the Unity Cricket Club in the 8th Shrimati Veera Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament here today. They won the match by 81 runs.

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