Monday, April 9, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



MLA’s kin killed in shoot-out
Ludhiana, April 8
The ongoing war over supremacy in liquor trade, fed regularly by the two ‘well-known’ Akali Ministers, has taken a grim turn. A kin of a Congress MLA, injured in a shoot-out between two liquor groups at Samrala last night, died at the CMC hospital today morning.

12 Punjabi writers honoured
Ludhiana, April 8
As many as 12 noted Punjabi writers and intellectuals were honoured at a function held today at Punjabi Bhawan in the memory of Kartar Singh Dhaliwal. Mr N.K. Arora, the chief guest, released a souvenir on the occasion. The souvenir contains the citations of all 12 awardees.

Dr Dalip Kaur Tiwana receives an award at a function held at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday. Dr Dalip Kaur Tiwana receives an award at a function held at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday.



Poets amuse in police academy
Ludhiana, April 8
How does a poet react to degradation of cultural values, particularly the West-inspired fashion among women which prompts fashion-crazy among them to wear less and less clothes. Poet Sagar Khayami says: Zahid maze mein aur na kalandhar maze mein hai, Kapda farosh aur na tailor maze mein hai, jab se kiya seen tanoo ne libaas kam, tab se humare shahar ke machhar maze mein hain.

Extortion cop style
Ludhiana, April 8
Hardev Singh, alias Giani, who runs a small roadside tea shop in Urban Estate area of Focal Point, was deprived of nearly Rs 700 and his credit ledger by two cops of the Vardhman police post last night.

Mother kills two children
Ludhiana, April 8
In a shocking incident, a woman killed her two children allegedly with the connivance of her two lovers. She was found in an unconscious state in the wee hours today on the roadside near Mor Karima village on Ferozepure road, some 30 km from here, while her children were found lying dead beside her.

1 held for illegal sale of liquor
Sahnewal, April 8
A man selling liquor illegally was nabbed by the Sahnewal police, yesterday. On a tip-off, the police arrested Gopal Singh of Uttar Pradesh from Koom Kalan village for selling liquor without licence. 72 bottles of wine were seized from his possession. A case has been registered under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act.

  • Attempt to grab govt land

Need for better technology in vegetable oil industry
Ludhiana, April 8
A one-day seminar on technology upgradation in vegetable oil industry was organised by the Solvent Extractors Association of Punjab here yesterday.


BJP for probe into Budha Nullah project
Ludhiana, April 8
The district unit of the BJP has demanded a high-level inquiry in the Budha Nullah project from the date of calling the tenders to their acceptance, delay caused in the scheduled completion of the work for the construction of road along Budha Nullah, reports of huge funds having been siphoned off by contractors and colluding officers and reasons for appointment of M/s SGS Quality Control Company to supervise the quality of the work.

Shaheed-e-Karbla conference held
Ludhiana, April 8
The first Shaheed-e-Karbla conference in Punjab, organised by the Indian Muslim Council, Punjab, at Basti Jodhewal here last night, passed off peacefully. Addressing the conference, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Technical Education Minister, Punjab, paid tributes to Hazrat Imam Hussein, the martyr of Karbla, and said Islam gave the message of tolerance and brotherhood. Referring to the recent actions of some misguided people who wanted to create communal tension in the state, the minister said their designs had been defeated.

Prof Pritam Singh Pritam Singh — a man led by quest
Ludhiana, April 8
Prof Pritam Singh was awarded the prime prize for his religious dedication to the promotion of Punjabi literature by the Punjab Sahitya Sabha for the year 1998- 1999 at a function held in Punjabi Bhawan today. His daughter Prof Dalip Kaur Tiwana informed that her father was the first teacher of Punjabi post graduate classes which started in 1949 at Mohindra College, Patiala.

Land controversy refuses to die down
Ludhiana, April 8
The controversy surrounding a piece of 4000 square yards land in the Model Gram locality refuses to die down with the two factions, represented by the Model Gram Residents Association and the Model Gram Welfare Society levelling allegations of unlawful activities and land grabbing against each other.

Tension brews in Dera Dhakki Sahib
Ludhiana, April 8
The controversy over the possession of Dera Dhakki Sahib near Maqsoodran village has raised its ugly head again as the supporters of Sant Darshan Singh have alleged harassment at the hands of the rival group helped clandestinely by certain ministers of the ruling party. They have also claimed that the police was not arresting a number of persons ‘wanted’ in connection with attack on the dera last year.

Anti-graft council’s focus on Telecom Dept
Ludhiana, April 8
The Anti-Corruption Council of India has alleged that there is rampant corruption in the Department of Telecommunications and no work can be done or file can be moved without giving bribe to the department officials.

Telephone bill blues
Ludhiana, April 8
Due to a number of holidays in the last week, most of the telephone subscribers have not been able to deposit their bills so far and tomorrow is the last date for depositing the bills. The subscribers in the city had a tough time yesterday when they stood for hours in long queues to deposit their bills.

Sukhbir Badal for humane approach
Ludhiana, April 8
Former Union Minister and Rajya Sabha member Sukhbir Badal today urged the managements of the private sector hospitals to adopt a humane approach so that the people were able to get good medicare at reasonable cost.

Three boys traced
Sahnewal, April 8
The Sahnewal police traced three boys of Mandi Gobindgarh from the grain market of Sahnewal, on Friday.


One stabbed in Salem Tabri area
Ludhiana, April 8
Rilas Ul, a resident of Salim Tabri, was allegedly attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by Mohammad Akbar, Jeevan Ali and Gohar on Friday evening in the Salem Tabri area. Vinod Kumar a resident of Salem Tabri who raised on alarm was allegedly fired at by Gohar.

  • Case registered


Industry representatives meet PSIEC MD
Ludhiana, April 8
The Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) Managing Director, Ms Surjit Kaur Sandhu, held a meeting with industry representatives for seeking clarifications on the issue of the development of Industrial Focal Point Ladhowal here on Friday.


Report on farm export zones soon
Ludhiana, April 8
A committee comprising the Managing Directors of the Markfed and the Punjab Agro, and various other farm experts have prepared a report on promoting agriculture exports from Punjab by developing agriculture export zones such as vegetable zones in Ludhiana and Sangrur, a rice export zone in Amritsar, potato zones in Jalandhar and Gurdaspur and fruits export zone in Hoshiarpur.


Games MBA students play
Ludhiana, April 8
Some of the students of Master of Business Administration at PAU, through dedicated and concerted efforts have developed all-round personalities, honed their talents and have equipped themselves well to face life. In spite of long hours of studies and research work involved, these students have climbed the ladder of success.


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