Thursday, April 5, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Corruption mars Budha Nullah project
Ludhiana, April 4
The Budha Nullah project, undertaken by the Municipal Corporation comprising the construction of a metalled road along the water body, at a cost of Rs 12.74 crore, last year, has virtually become a vicitm of corruption and inefficiency, with the work in progress way behind the schedule and the MC councillors calling for a high level inquiry into the project.

Villagers oppose eviction order
Ludhiana, April 4
Residents of 10 villages and double the number of residential colonies in the periphery of Ludhiana are up in arms against the order of the Army authorities demanding their eviction from within 1000 metres of the Army ammunition depot at Baddowal.

Sarpanches are finalising a memorandum to be submittted against the eviction order of the Army authorities, and (right) villagers hold a protest at Ayali Kalan village  in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Sarpanches are finalising a memorandum to be submittted against the eviction order of the Army authorities, and (right) villagers hold a protest at Ayali Kalan village in Ludhiana on Wednesday.



‘Bring in CNG, but after infrastructure’
Ludhiana, April 4
Most persons in Ludhiana favour the implementation of the Supreme Court order on conversion to CNG fuels here as well. However, they want that, before doing so, the government should give an adequate time to transporters for making their vehicles fit for running on the CNG.

‘Compensate farmers for diversification’
Ludhiana, April 4
The Bhartiya Kisan Union has called upon the government to grant a compensation of atleast Rs 5,000 per hectare to those farmers who had diversified from traditional rotation of wheat and paddy crops. 

Fire Brigade to get 13 more engines
Ludhiana, April 4
The local Fire Brigade proposes to purchase 13 more fire tenders and other equipment to meet the challenge of fires in the coming summers, according to official sources.

Ms Sumita Roy Sumita Roy a great educationist
Ludhiana, April 4
Ludhiana is fortunate to have as its resident, Ms Sumita Roy, who not only helped the Home Science College to come up and its students to find a foothold in life, but has also made a significant difference to the lives of rural women.



PSEB consumer allowed relief
Ludhiana, April 4
In a recement judgement the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to pay Rs 2,000 as compensation for deficiency in services along with Rs 500 as cost of litigation to Mr Gurbax Singh, a resident of Jagraon.

Residents flay MC for inaction
Ludhiana, April 4
The Model Gram Welfare Society has flayed the inaction on the part of the Municipal Corporation with regard to illegal construction of shops and a marriage palace at a piece of land which was earmarked for a library in the locality.

Ahimsa Day to be observed on April 6
Ludhiana, April 4
April 6 will be observed as Ahimsa Day beginning this year, according to a decision taken by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The decision was taken at a meeting of the national committee for the celebration of 2600 years of Tirthankara Mahavira’s Janma Kalyanak in December last at Delhi with Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee in the chair.

Karbla conference on April 7
Ludhiana, April 4
The first-ever Shaheed-e-Karbla conference in Punjab would be held here on April 7 at Kabir Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, according to Mr Atiq-ur-Rehman, president, Indian Muslim Council, Punjab.

Rally against Central Govt
Khanna, April 4
A rally against the Central Government was organised by the local Block Congress under the leadership of Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP from Ropar parliamentary constituency, here today.



13 booked for threatening MC men in wine shop case
Ludhiana, April 4
A case under Sections 186, 427, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC has been registered at the Division Number 5 police station against Ajit Singh Chawla, General Secretary of Satluj Club, and 12 other unidentified persons, for threatening Municipal Corporation officials and trying to stop them from performing their duty.

  • Case against kidnap

  • Rs 1.2 lakh stolen

  • Harassed for dowry

  • Kerosene seller held



Short-term course on post-harvest technology
Ludhiana, April 4
The Punjab Horticulture Post-Harvest Technology Centre on the PAU campus will organise a short-course on maintaining quality of horticultural produce through post-harvest technologies in the third week of April.

PAU employees stage dharna
Ludhiana, April 4
Demanding immediate fulfillment of their long-pending demands, the Punjab Agricultural University Employees Union, on a call given by the Non-Teaching Employees Federation, Punjab, organised a rally on the campus here today.


PU exams begin
Ludhiana, April 4
Thousands of undergraduate students of the city appeared for their annual examination conducted by Panjab University, which commenced here today.

Protest against ‘overcharging’ by schools
Ludhiana, April 4
Members of the Ludhiana Sewa Sangh protested against “overcharging” by private schools here and the government’s “failure” in punishing owners of such institutes. They carried effigies of the Punjab Education Minister, Mr Tota Singh, and the Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board, Mr Kehar Singh, in a procession and shouted slogans against them.



Ustad Jaswant Bhanwra honoured
Ustad Jaswant Singh Bhanwra being felicitated by Mr Pardeep Suba, president of Nachda Punjab Cultural Club in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Ludhiana, April 4
The all- time favourite, seasoned music director, composer and singer, Ustad Jaswant Singh Bhanwra, was honoured yesterday in a function held at Lal Chand Yamla Jatt Park, organised by Nachda Punjab Cultural Club.
Ustad Jaswant Singh Bhanwra being felicitated by Mr Pardeep Suba, president of Nachda Punjab Cultural Club in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Pre-test for Miss World Punjaban in city
Ludhiana, April 4
The organsiers of Miss World Punjaban disclosed that the seventh Miss World Punjaban beauty contest based on Punjabi culture will be held at Calgary, Canada, in association with the Haseen Unique Modelling Academmy Inc. 


Punjab CHSM to issue honorary degrees
Ludhiana, April 4
Despite stiff opposition from the Central Council of Homoeopathy, the Council of Homoeopathy System of Medicine, Punjab, has announced its decision to award honorary degrees to the candidates who secured the diploma before 1983 or took admission for the diploma course before 1983. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Board of Studies here today.



Scholarships for players
Ludhiana, April 4
The District Sports Department has given scholarships to about 122 players for their achievements in 1998, 1999 and 2000. The department released Rs 1,87,000 for awarding these scholarships. The department has also given sport kits worth Rs 10,000 each to 36 players, including 19 hockey players.Top

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