Saturday, April 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Baisakhi celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, April 13
The month of Baisakh was welcomed in with usual fervour in and around the city today with the people attending various gurdwaras. All gurdwaras of the town had been decked up for the occasion well in advance. Those who wanted to begin the month on an auspicious note started visiting gurdwaras of their respective areas since early morning.

Devotees queue up for paying obiesance at the Gurdwara Alamgir on Friday and devotees take a dip in the holy sarovar of the gurdwara on the occasion of Baisakhi.

Devotees queue up for paying obiesance at the Gurdwara Alamgir on Friday and devotees take a dip in the holy sarovar of the gurdwara on the occasion of Baisakhi. 
— Photo Inderjeet Verma

All set for Dr Ambedkar’s anniversary function
Ludhiana, April 13
All arrangements to organise the state-level function to celebrate the 110th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratan Dr B. R. Ambedkar, at Daresi ground here on April 14 have been made.




SP begins probe in land grab case
Ludhiana, April 13
Thursday, 4.30 p.m. Scene I
Park of the Urban Estate on the Chandigarh road, opposite PUDA’s MIG Colony near Jamalpur. Underneath a huge colourful canopy are placed a score of ordinary hired chairs facing some expensive office chairs. Some cops and a few touts are moving about.

Good Friday observed
Ludhiana, April 13
After a month of fasting during the period of Lent, today Christians held special prayer sessions.

DC assures inquiry into encroachment issue
Ludhiana, April 13
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S. K. Sandhu, today assured that an inquiry would be initiated into the Jagirpur village panchayati land encroachment issue. The controversy over the land has been simmering for the past several years but no permanent solution has been found so far.

Khanna SHO suspended
Khanna, April 13
The SSP Khanna, Mr R.N. Dhoke, has suspended the Additional SHO posted here after filing a case against him under Section 342 of the IPC for illegal detention of two minor children.


Rival Congress leaders refute charges
Ludhiana, April 13
Senior Congress leaders including a former minister and speaker, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, a local legislator, Mr Rakesh Pandey, and the District Youth Congress president, Mr Parminder Mehta, have regretted that some people in the party were trying to claim personal credit for the successful rally on April 11 and ignoring the contribution of other frontal organisations and thousands of party workers.

Son awaits justice in suicide case
Ludhiana, April 13
In a strange case, the Focal Point police has expressed its inability to trace a person accused in a case of abetment to suicide. Instead, the police has told the deceased’s son to keep track of the whereabouts of the accused and inform the police whenever he is spotted.

IYC rally on Monday
Ludhiana, April 13
The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) will hold a massive rally to focus on national security outside the Parliament House in New Delhi on April 16, followed by a gherao of the Parliament.

Records tampered with: villagers
Samrala, April 13
More than 150 persons belonging to the bajigar biradari, in a complaint submitted to the Chief Minister, Punjab, alleged that the resolutions passed by the old gram panchayat of Dhilwan for the allotment of 143 residential plots have been tampered in the new panchayat’s record and the plots are now not shown as the property of bajigars but the gram panchayat itself is the owner of these plots and the records have been tempered with the help of 20 to 25 persons belonging to the jat community.

Karnal resident wins Matiz car
Ludhiana, April 13
Ms Deepti Khurana, a resident of Karnal, was today presented with the keys of the Matiz car, as she had won the first prize in the Aau Bune contest organised by the Vardhaman Spinning Mills, here today. Famous TV star Renuka Shahane presented the keys of the car to Ms Khurana. 

Ms Renuka Shahane presents the keys of Matiz car to Deepti Khurana, who won the Aao Bune contest.
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi
Ms Renuka Shahane presents the keys of Matiz car to Deepti Khurana, who won the Aao Bune contest.

Dress lenders in dire straits
Ludhiana, April 13
The people who give the bhangra dresses on hire are not happy with the business this year. “Very small stock of the dresses have been given on hire for the various functions at some hotels this year on the occasion while earlier people had to book the dresses in advance for their functions.

Objectionable ads: who is to blame?
Ludhiana, April 13
Ignorance may not be bliss for hundreds of unsuspecting people who fall prey to the false and misleading advertisements put up on cable T.V. in contravention to the provisions of law that prohibit all such advertisements.

Does Jadoo tona exist ?
Ludhiana April 13
Aahat, Zee Horror Show, Anhonee, Exorcist, Evil Dead, Dracula are very popular T.V. programmes and movies for they deal with supernatural phenomenon and mystic things that have hold over people all over the world.


Man murders wife
Ludhiana, April 13
In yet another murder arising out of marital discord, a 25-year-old man allegedly murdered his wife, Rubal Rani, by hitting a wooden stick repeatedly on her head at his house in Gurmeet Nagar, near Giaspura village, yesterday.


Painting, handwriting contests
Ludhiana, April 13
Over 3,000 students from Classes V to X of nearly 25 schools of the city participated in a painting and handwriting contests organised by at the Embassy Palace here today.

A view of the handwriting contest
A view of the handwriting contest organised by at Embassy Palace, Ludhiana, on Friday.

50 students honoured
Ludhiana, April 13
Nearly 50 students of New Public High School received prizes for their achievements in academics and cultural activities at the 36th annual day held at Embassy Palace here last evening.


I am the best Urdu poet today: Shaharyar
Ludhiana, April 13
There is a typically lavish poetic self-praise still dominant in Shaharyar, the noted Urdu poet, who has brought out several poetic collections and was also awarded Sahitya Akademi award in 1985, proclaiming that there is no other poet who could match him.


Seminar on homoeopathy
Khanna, April 13
The Indian Institute of Homoeopathic Physicians will organise a seminar on materia medica on April 29 at Khanna.


Cricket tourney from April 28
Ludhiana, April 13
The 7th Invitation Cricket Cup organised by the College of Agriculture Cricket Club is scheduled to begin from April 28 at the PAU ground.

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