Monday, March 19, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Warrant against excise official for misusing Act
Ludhiana, March 18
The City Judicial Magistrate, Mr Rajeev K. Beri, has issued an arrest warrant against the Additional Director of the Central Excise in Calicut, John Joseph, under Sections 500 and 501 of the IPC. Joseph had allegedly defamed the company of Mr S.P. Goyal, a local industrialist.

Poet of masses and eliteNida Fazli
Ludhiana, March 18
Nida Fazli is one of the few great living Urdu poets who continue to generate a poetic stream that reflects the plight of human beings. Nida Fazli has established himself as an acknowledged poet of the masses and the elite, a rare distinction that everyone vies for, but not many can accomplish.

Ring road will uproot 60 families of colony
Ludhiana, March 18
The state government is not responding to the demand of the residents of Passey Nagar here to keep their interest in view before constructing a ring road connecting Pakhowal Road to Doraha Canal Road. The residents whose houses will have to be removed to lay the road are running from pillar to post to get their grievances heard.


PFA charged with desecrating ashram
Ludhiana, March 18
Resentment prevails among hundreds of devotees of Baba Kirti Giri against the People For Animals for entering the ashram with shoes on yesterday morning, and later taking away a couple of cheetah skins with the help of the police.

Saif’s double meets the original
Ludhiana, March 18
A city man who looks like Saif Ali Khan has had a wonderful time with the junior ‘nawab’ and his family in Mumbai. Ashok Kumar ‘Mintu,’ 23, a resident of Basti Jodhewal, proudly shows his pictures with the Pataudi family.

Celebrated writer Shobha De inaugurates a book shop in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo Rajesh Bhambi
Celebrated writer Shobha De inaugurates a book shop in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Gaytri, Mankirat and Shaurya Gulati at a healthy baby show organised by Municipal Corporation at Rose Garden, in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Gaytri, Mankirat and Shaurya Gulati at a healthy baby show organised by Municipal Corporation at Rose Garden, in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Baby, flower show inaugurated in city
Ludhiana, March 18
According to Dr J.S. Bilga, Xen (Horticulture, Techno Care Nursery and Garden Centre, Ludhiana, won Challenge Shields while among institutions, DAV Public School, BRS Nagar won the first prize.

CMC union threatens to go on strike
Ludhiana, March 18
The workers union of Christian Medical College (CMC) has submitted a memorandum to the CMC management demanding immediate dialogue for solving their long-pending problems.

Minister inaugurates free eye camp
Ludhiana, March 18
Dr Baldev Raj Chawla, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, inaugurated the 21st free eye camp at Ved Mandir Marg, Daresi Grounds here today.
The organisers of the camp said that free eye camp was organised in the months of September and March every year.

Shagun cheques distributed
Machhiwara, March 18
A total of 244 cheques, each worth Rs 5,100, were distributed under the Shagun Scheme by local MLA and the Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, at different functions organised at Machhiwara, Kohara and Chaunta yesterday.

Arsh, Dardi honoured
Ludhiana, March 18
Noted Punjabi poet Sri Ram Arsh was today awarded with the Surjit Rampuri Award for his outstanding contribution to the Punjabi literature.


Gang of thieves busted
Khanna, March 18
The police here yesterday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves and arrested its five members, and recovered goods worth lakhs of rupees.


Part-time teachers air their grievances
Ludhiana, March 18
Around 600 part-time government teachers from all over the state assembled at the Rose Garden here to air their grievances regarding the “step-motherly” treatment given to them by the government and to devise ways to combat the “inequality” that they have been facing for a number of years.


Company fined for selling old and rusty machine
Ludhiana, March 18
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bineflex Engineering Works to pay Rs 20,000 to Dharam Pal Subash Chand as compensation. The forum also directed the company to repair the machine sold to the complainant and change its gear box.


UNICEF-aided RCH project inaugurated
Ludhiana, March 18
Dr Maheshwari, president of Charity Medical Trust, invited 12 NGOs comprising of doctors and volunteers to the inauguration of the UNICEF-aided Reproductive and Child Health project, which included a training programme.

Conference of National Neonatology Forum
Ludhiana, March 18
The Department of Pediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised the V1th Annual Conference of National Neonatology Forum, Punjab, at the Dumra Auditorium here today. Over 200 delegates from different parts of the state discussed methods to improve the care of the newborn.


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