Wednesday, March 14, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Demolition squad stopped in tracks
Ludhiana, March 13
An attempt by the Municipal Corporation authorities to demolish a portion of a commercial complex in Kochar Market turned out to be a
show of strength between the MC administration and a group of independent councillors, opposed to the ruling SAD-BJP combine in the
civic body. 

Policemen, part of the Municipal Corporation demolition squad, at Kochar Market in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Rail electrification project work started
Ludhiana, March 13
The work on Rs 97 crore electrification project of Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar rail track was started laid by Mr Tejinder Singh Kalra, Principal Chief Engineer, Railways, here today. 

Six injured in clash
Ludhiana, March 13
A heated exchange between two shopkeepers in Field Ganj locality over a petty issue, took an ugly turn when one of the shopkeepers called for his supporters and other shopkeepers also joined the free-for-all, creating panic in the entire locality. Six persons, including four of a group were injured and admitted to local hospitals, while the police were investigating the matter.



Liquor contractor’s arrest: notice to state, officials
Ludhiana, March 13
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice N.K. Sud has granted time to the state of Punjab and various officials of the Excise and Taxation Department for filing reply. 

Patwari caught taking bribe
Ludhiana, March 13
A team of Vigilance Department officials today caught Mr Joginder Singh, a patwari, while taking a bribe of Rs 1000 in his office from Nahar Singh, a resident of Bhatha Dhua village in the district.

  • Sodomy case

  • Three cases of fraud

  • Liquor seized

  • Knife recovered

  • Cop manhandles journalist


  • One arrested

  • one crushed to Death

  • Injured in accident

BSP to go it alone in Punjab
Ludhiana, March 13
The Bahujan Samaj Party will contest the forthcoming elections to the Punjab Assembly on its own and will play a decisive role in the formation of the next government in the state. “Even if we are not able to form the government, the balance of power would be weilded by the BSP legislators.”

THE die has finally been cast. The results of the annual general elections to the Satluj Club have been declared with the penal led by incumbent general secretary A.S. Chawla. Satluj Club is the oldest club in Ludhiana established by the British. The club has maintained its elite character and is very selective in granting membership.



Varied views of Sarabha’s kin
Sarabha (Ludhiana), March 13
With the work for the preservation of residence of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha in progress, a contest is being witnessed between two relatives of the martyr for taking credit for getting it preserved.

Martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha’s house ; work in progress at the roof; and the board put up by Narsher Singh, nephew of the martyr, showing that the portion was handed over by him to the government. — Photos by Inderjit Verma

Sarpanches’ body to protest against illegal sand mining
Machhiwara, March 13
The sarpanch union, Koom Kalan, is going to launch an agitation to prevent illegal sand mining in Mahal Ghumana village of Mangat block, situated near Sutlej river.

PCO user overcharged!
Ludhiana, March 13
It is alleged that most of the PCO operators in the city tamper with the meters in connivance with officials of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Although the matter has regularly been brought to the notice of the BSNL, but no action has been taken so far.

Conference on martyrs
Khamano, March 13
A conference will be held at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall, Jalandhar, on March 22 by the Employees Federation of the Punjab State Electricity Board. It will be dedicated to the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, said Mr Rajwinder Singh Mullanpur, chief organiser of the federation, at the meeting held here under the chairmanship of the circle president, Mr Ratan Singh.

3 injured in road accidents
Ludhiana, March 13
The Model Town police has registered two cases of accidents on the complaints of the victims in the past 24 hours.

Rs 50,000 given for village development
Samrala, March 13
The four-day sports mela at Khirnian village, 5 km from here, concluded today. On this occasion, Mr Sucha Singh Langarh, PWD Minister, announced Rs 50,000 for the development of Khirnian. Rs 21,000 announced by Mr Charanjeet Singh Atwal, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, for the Sports Club and Mr Mall Singh Ghaman, Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, promised for link road to Sihala-Khirnian Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian, member SGPC, presided over the function.

Plea to replace park lights
Ludhiana, March 13
Resentment prevails among residents of MIG Colony, Phase-II, Urban Estate here, against the Punjab State Electricity Board over faulty mercury lights in three parks of the colony. 

Avoid face masks, teenagers told
Ludhiana, March 13
With the modern woman becoming more conscious of her looks, grooming has become serious business. Mr Vineet Kapoor a skin specialist of Delhi, is now in Ludhiana to hold a one-day seminar of beauticians where the latest ways to remove scars and wrinkles will be discussed.



Dowry case registered
Sahnewal, March 13
A dowry case was registered at the Sahnewal police station on Tuesday, Ms Jaswinder Kaur, daughter of Mr Dalbara Singh of Soian Khurd village was married to Karnail Singh of Dharaur village last year. 



Overflowing sewage damages crops
Khanna, March 13
No repair work was started till this afternoon to check the leaking sewage water which has started to damage the crops in the Bhaghaur village 5 km from here, after the breach of the embankment of sewerage ponds of Khanna sewerage disposal system in the village.


Charu declared Ms SDP
Ludhiana, March 13
The final year students of BA and BCom courses of the Sanatan Dharam Pracharak College for Women were bid adieu at a function organised here today. The second year students of the college sang several Hindi and Punjabi songs. Group and solo-dance items were performed on the latest Punjabi pop numbers.


Forum tells car firm to refund amount
Ludhiana, March 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Pal Peugeot Limited to refund Rs 25,000 along with interest at the rate of 18 per cent per annum to Mr Joginder Singh.

Judicial remand for three in firing case
Amloh, March 13
Gurmeet Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Amolak Singh of Kanjari village, who were named in the FIR, were arrested by the local police and the Hon'ble court of Mr K.S. Cheema, Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Amloh, sent them on judicial remand up to March 26, on Monday.

‘Delay in justice due to staff shortage’
Jagraon, March 13
Mr Justice Amarveer Singh Gill of the Punjab and Haryana High Court visited the courts at Jagraon and was accorded the guard of honour. Mr Harpal Singh, Mr Ajaib Singh, Judicial Officers alongwith Mr Jaskaran Singh, SSP, Jagraon, Mr Jaspal Mittal SDM, Mr Suraj Parkash EO, Municipal Council, alongwith the members of the Bar Association were present.


SAD(A) to hold medical camps
Ludhiana, March 13
The Youth Wing Shiromani Akali Dal (A) will organise free medical camps from March 25 where besides check-up by specialists, free medicines will be distributed among the needy. Stating this in a press conference, Mr Balvinder Singh Bains, president of the wing, said the first camp would be organised at Khanpur village.Top

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