Sunday, March 18, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



DYC men break ‘corruption’ pots at Clock Tower
Ludhiana, March 17
The Youth Congress activists, led by District President of the party Mr Parminder Mehta, today took out a protest march from Congress Bhawan to Clock Tower and held a rally in front of the local BJP office to press for the dismissal of NDA Government and prosecution of those guilty of taking bribes in the defence deals.

The DYC president, Mr Parminder Mehta, addresses a rally to press for the dismissal of the NDA Government in Ludhiana on Saturday. The DYC president, Mr Parminder Mehta, addresses a rally to press for the dismissal of the NDA Government in Ludhiana on Saturday. 

Octroi evasion in lakhs?
Ludhiana, March 17
In the course of its relentless drive against octroi evasion, the enforcement staff of the Octroi Department of Municipal Corporation has made a big haul and goods worth several lakhs, on which octroi was not paid, were seized from a tourist bus and a private jeep. Giving details, Mr Ram Tirath, Superintendent of the Octroi Department informed that on the intervening night of March 15 and 16, a tourist bus (DL-1P-6769) was intercepted on the national highway and as many as 144 packages of commercial goods were recovered from the vehicle.




Shout! for you have no clout
Ludhiana, March 17
Getting an FIR registered in the city is quite an exercise. The job should not be very difficult, if you can spare some cash. If you are a political ‘leader’ of some standing your job would be done free.

Trains delayed to help bus operators, say commuters

Ludhiana, March 17
The daily commuters travelling from Ludhiana to Jalandhar, Phagwara and other stations are forced to pay extra money to private bus operators or wait unnecessarily for hours due to the alleged connivance of the railway staff with these bus operators. 


Increase scope of NHRC, says Justice Verma
Ludhiana, March 17
The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr Justice J.S. Verma, today said there was a paradigm shift in the thinking of people on the issue of human rights. Talking to The Tribune here today, Justice Verma held that over the years after the constitution of the NHRC, the scope had gradually widened and it was no longer restricted to limited issues like reported excesses by law enforcing agencies.

A man of principles
IT is not often that one comes across persons of honour among politicians. Jasdev Singh Sandhu was one. When he passed away, Punjab lost a gentleman who had made a place for himself in public minds as a public servant.

Dr Sham Singh Road
Dr Sham Singh was ‘Saada aapna doctor’ (our own doctor). He was born at Rajgarh (near Doraha) in 1882. His father Buta Singh Dhillon was moderately educated but gifted with a robust common sense. He wisely raised resources to send his son to study medicine at Agra. He returned as Dr Sham Singh in 1904 with the L.S.M.F. degree.

Change CPF to GPF, demand KV staff
Ludhiana, March 17
Resentment prevails among employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan over the non-implementation of the GPF scheme. The employees of the sangathan have been demanding the conversion of the CPF into the GPF scheme.

The shortlived operation clean-up
Ludhiana, March 17
The city's old courts complex, which bore a spick and span look on the arrival of Mr Justice A.S.Gill of the Panjab and Haryana High Court, a few days ago, is back to its old self with discarded papers and litter filling the complex within hours of Justice Gill leaving the city.

Seminar on Company Act
Ludhiana, March 17
The Ludhiana branch of NIRC of the institute of Charted Accountants of India held a seminar on the amendments made in the Company Act and on the implications of the proposed Union Budget for the year 2001-2002.

Budget of Nagar Panchayat passed
Sahnewal, March 17
The annual budget of the Nagar Panchayat, Sahnewal, was passed in the Nagar Panchayat office by the president.

Foundation stone of dharamshala laid
Samrala, March 17
With the cooperation of Guru Ravi Dass Welfare society, Jathedar Kirpal Singh Khirnian, member, SGPC, today laid the foundation stone of a Dalit dharamshala.
On this occasion the SGPC member said that there was no shortage of funds for development works.

A show of NIFD designs
Ludhiana, March 17
Artistree 2001, a two-day exhibition of the innovative and legendary creations in textile fashion, knitwear designing and interior decoration was inaugurated at the National Institute of Fashion Designing (NIFD), Satluj Towers, here today.

20 varieties of dahlia on show
Ludhiana, March 17
The annual flower show got off to a colourful start on the lush green lawns of the Rose Garden. The show is being organised by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

Construction of shop stopped
Khanna, March17
An attempt to carry out illegal construction of a shop on a plot owned by the Improvement Trust on G.T Road near Guru Amar Market was foiled by the local SDM, Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill, here today.


Hit-and-run case, driver booked
Ludhiana, March 17
A case has been registered by the police against an unknown car driver who had hit a cyclist from behind near the Jagraon bridge and sped away after injuring him. An FIR was lodged at the Division Number 2 police station by Mr Jagtar Singh, a resident of Dashmesh Nagar, under Sections 279, 337 and 338 of the IPC in this connection.

3 women die of burns in 24 hours
Ludhiana, March 17
Three women died of burn injuries in the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital during the past 24 hours. The three women who had been admitted here a few days ago were from different districts after suffering serious burn injuries under mysterious circumstances.

One killed in accident, driver escapes
Ludhiana, March 17
Harvinder Kumar, a city youth, succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Saturday. He was hit by a speeding auto-rickshaw on Friday. The autorickshaw hit his moped on the road between Montgomery Chowk and Gulati chowk in Model Town.


Market committee budget passed
Samrala, March 17
The budget of the next financial year of the local market committee was passed here today, according to Mr Kuldeep Singh Gharkhana, chairman of the committee, and committee member Raj Kumar Thapar.


Farmers’ hopes soar
Ludhiana, March 17
Rising temperature in the just started month of Chaitra (as per the Vikrama Samvat calendar) has also given rise to hopes and expectations of a bumper harvest among the farmers of the region.


Over 500 students awarded
Ludhiana, March 17
The students of SCD Government College and Khalsa College for Women received prizes for their performance in academics, sports and cultural activities at annual functions held in the respective colleges here today.

Annual day of Pine Wood School
Ludhiana, March 17
The tiny tots of Pine Wood Nursery School celebrated their annual day at Panjab University Extension Library here today.

Students of Pine Wood Nursery School perform on the occasion of annual day celebrations held at Panjab University Extension Library on Saturday.

Students of Pine Wood Nursery School perform on the occasion of annual day celebrations held at Panjab University Extension Library on Saturday.


Forum fines Telecom dept
Ludhiana, March 17
The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed the Department of Telecom to pay Rs 1,000 to Mr Narinder Singh on account of deficiency in services.



Way to flash 32 pearls
Ludhiana, March 17
City-based dental surgeon, Dr Aarti Mishra, has come out with an informative booklet titled “The 32 Pearls” containing information on dental health with the objective of educating the people on dental care.

Beware of cold drinks!
Ludhiana, March 17
Beware of cold drinks, their excessive use may prove harmful for your teeth and bones. Latest research in the West on the consumption of such drinks has revealed that the teeth and bones are worst affected by the consumption of such drinks.


GGNIMT Ehsaas winners
Ludhiana, March 17
Students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) were adjudged the overall winners of Ehsaas, an inter-varsity cultural festival, held at Punjab College of Technical Education here yesterday.

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Campaign to fill post of lambardar
Doraha, March 17
A special campaign to fill the post of lambardars has been launched by Mr Amarjit Paul, SDM, Payal, on the directive of the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana.


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