Sunday, April 1, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



HC directive on tractor-trailers flouted 
Ludhiana, March 31
Hundreds of tractor-trailers continue to move on roads carrying all sorts of goods despite the ruling of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The court has ordered that the tractor-trailers shall not be used for commercial purposes and their use shall be restrict to agricultural purposes only.

Ram Navami celebrations begin

Ludhiana, March 31
A number of Shobha yatras were taken out today by Shri Sanatan Dharam Mahotsav Committee and other religious bodies through various parts of the old city to mark a state of Ram Navami celebration.
Tableau depicting ‘Taraka Vadh’ which formed part of shoba yatra taken out from Daresi Ground in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Tableau depicting ‘Taraka Vadh’ which formed part of shoba yatra taken out from Daresi Ground in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Dr Kalkat given a warm send-off
Ludhiana, March 31
Dr G.S. Kalkat, the outgoing Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University was given a farewell by students, teachers and non-teaching employees at Sukhdev Singh Bhavan, PAU, here yesterday.




Man falls over fence, injured
Ludhiana, March 31
The pointed steel fence around a fountain that stands as a divider on the road opposite Guru Nanak Stadium is very low.

Avtar Singh and seized tiger skins at Haibowal police station on Saturday. Gang selling tiger hides busted
Ludhiana, March 31
The Haibowal police today claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of smugglers indulging in sale of animal , especially tiger, skin. One person has been arrested and seven hides were found in his possession. The seizure has brought to light killing of tigers, lions and other animals in forests of Jammu and Kashmir.

Avtar Singh and seized tiger skins at Haibowal police station on Saturday. — RB

Bonded labourer rescued
Ludhiana, March 31
The People’s Vigilance Committee, a non-government organisation, today claimed to have rescued a bonded labourer from a village in Kaithal district here. Karamveer Singh had been working as a bonded labour with an agriculturist at Tarawali village in Kaithal district for the past five years.

Move on degrees generates heat
Ludhiana, March 31
The controversy over granting of honorary bachelors’ degrees to the pre-1983 diploma holders in homoeopathy refuses to die down, with the Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH) adopting a confrontationist attitude towards the Punjab Homoeopathic council by issuing a public notice against the intended move of the state homoeopathic council.

Industry ready for challenge
Ludhiana, March 31
The manufacturers of cycles, cycle parts and textiles that form the backbone of Ludhiana’s industry, are all set to take on the competition posed by entry of cheaper imported goods in the country after the announcement of the Exim policy today by the Centre.


Maulana thanks political leaders 
Ludhiana, March 31
The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Sani, has warned the Muslims to beware of the designs of foreign forces who were trying to create communal disturbances in the country.

1 lakh for school, village development
Amloh, March 31
An amount of Rs 50,000 has been announced for the development of Naraingarh village, near here.

Police interacts with drivers
Ludhiana, March 31
At a meeting with truck operators and tempo drivers at Punjabi Bhavan here today, the SP (Traffic), Mr Arun Pal Singh, sought their cooperation in improving the traffic conditions in the city.

Death of a diplomat-poet
T is life that matters but it is death that counts. To be alive is a fact but to be dead is a reality. Life has myriad forms but death has only one form. Life is a series of events, whereas death is the deadend. Life is like looking into a mirror, death is like facing the reverse side of the mirror. In his play Macbeth, Shakespeare says — “After life’s fitful fever, he sleeps well”.


Case of forgery registered
Ludhiana, March 31
The Model Town police yesterday registered a case of fraud by forgery under Sections 419,420,467,468,471 and 120B of the IPC by orders of the SP (Operation) against Gurdial Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, Piara Singh Kainth, Harchand Singh, Lekh Singh Nambardar, Bishan Singh, Daljit Singh, Munshi Ram and some other persons for allegedly preparing false documents and getting the land of the complainant registered in their names.

  • Shop burgled

  • Dowry case

  • Two held

Computer centre inaugurated
Doraha, March 31
A centre of Webcom Technologies (USA) was inaugurated here today by Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Minister for Technical Education, Punjab.


Aulakh to stress on austerity
Ludhiana, March 31
Dr Kartar Singh Aulakh is all set to take over as the new Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University tomorrow. He plans to concentrate on curbing the burgeoning expenses of the varsity.

Workshop on bee-keeping over
Ludhiana, March 31
A 10-day workshop-cum-advanced training programme on “General management of honey bees”, organised by the Centre of Excellence in Beekeeping, Department of Entomology, PAU, concluded here yesterday. Scientists from various states, including Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Punjab, participated.

Consumer Forum needs amenities
Ludhiana, March 31
Don’t be surprised if you find windows without glasspanes, taps without water, curtains with gaping holes, stinky toilet and dog-collar files lying on the floor in the office of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum. The people working in the Forum are helpless to improve the working condition of the office as they do not have the sufficient funds to do so.

PSEB told to compensate for inflated bill
Ludhiana, March 31
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to pay Rs 4,000 as compensation on account of deficiency in services to Ms Balwant Kaur (70), a resident of Miller Ganj. The forum further directed the board not to claim the disputed amount relating to another account from the complainant.Top

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