Thursday, April 19, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Sheds being converted into godowns
Tonnes of wheat rotting in open
Jagraon, April 18
Facing a shortage of space to store wheat and paddy, the state government has issued a directive to the Mandi Board to convert sheds in the mandis into godowns. 

Woman murders father-in-law
Physical exploitation alleged
Jagraon (Ludhiana), April 18
In a shocking case, a middle-aged woman of Barundi village, near here, murdered her old father-in-law as she allegedly could not suffer physical exploitation at the hands of the deceased.

Municipal Corporation’s plan to sell shops to tenants fails to take off
Ludhiana, April 18
The proposed plan of the Municipal Corporation to sell off its shops in various city localities to bona fide tenants has come a cropper with very few tenants coming forward to purchase these shops occupied by them till date. With her arrest today, the Jagraon police claims to have solved the month-old case that was thought to be suicide till date. 



MickyCity boy goes missing
Ludhiana, April 18
The disappearance of 14-year-old ‘Infant Jacob’ Micky, a student of St Thomas School here, has given rise to speculations that he has been kidnapped. Ms Leena John, mother of the boy and a resident of Phase I of the Focal Point Urban Estate, said Micky had been getting ready for school at 7.10 am on Monday when suddenly he went missing along with his bicycle.

Refugees in their own land
Sigligars whose ‘pucca’ houses were demolished, now live in such makeshift tents at Dhandari Kalan, Ludhiana. Ludhiana, April 18
“We have become refugees in our own land, where we have been living for the past 50 years. The Municipal Corporation demolished our pucca houses without any notice and claimed that it had demolished only some jhuggi structures,” say residents of the demolished colony of Sigligars and Dalits along railway tracks in Dhandari Khurd. 
Sigligars whose ‘pucca’ houses were demolished, now live in such makeshift tents at Dhandari Kalan, Ludhiana. DBC



Mrs Manju RastogiWOMAN POWER
She adds spice to the lives of people
Ludhiana, April 18
From a housewife tending to her household duties and caring for her two daughters, Mrs Manju Rastogi has come a long way in the past three years. It was three years ago at 52 when she dared to enter into a new world — the world of business. 

Rs 50 lakh disbursed for development works
Ludhiana, April 18
Shiromani Akali Dal legislator Bikramjit Singh Khalsa assured that money will not be any restraint for development works in rural areas, and villages falling under the Dakha assembly segment would be provided all basic amenities.

TESA refutes AITEU’s allegations
Ludhiana, April 18
The Telecom Engineering Services Association have termed the allegations levelled by the All-India Telecom Employees Union against the SDE (Planning) as “baseless and concocted”.

Life is a balancing act
Ludhiana, April 18
For five-year-old Sonu, life is not tight-rope walking, it is a balancing act as well. Symbolically and figuratively. Sonu has yet to be able to understand his worth, but his chacha, Titu, who is a madari does. 

Sathi Salana dead
Amloh, April 18
A renowned freedom fighter and CPM activist, Sahib Singh Salana (98), died at his village, Salana, 6 km from here, yesterday. He was given the honour of hoisting the flag at the foundation day celebrations of the Revolutionary Party at Desh Bhagat Hall, Jalandhar, on April 7.

Woman alleges cheating
Sahnewal, April 18
The Sahnewal police has registered a case against the owner of a finance company for allegedly duping a woman by refusing to return an amount deposited with him. According to an FIR registered under Sections 342 and 506 of the IPC on Tuesday, Baljit Kaur, wife of Jeet Singh of Raian village alleged that she had deposited some money with Kuldip Singh of Raian, owner of the BSB Finance Company at Sahnewal. 

Seshadri's secret visit to city
Ludhiana, April 18
Mr H.V. Seshadri, sangh sarkaryavah (vice-president) and senior leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, today completed his five-day visit to the city. Although the visit was kept a closely guarded secret, the RSS sources disclosed that he held meetings with the local leaders and other frontal organisations, including the Bharatiya Janata Party.



Shopkeeper duped by salesmen
Ludhiana, April 18
In a major case of fraud some salesmen of a showroom allegedly sold electronic gadgets worth Rs 10 lakh and fled with the amount. The police has registered a case under sections 381/420 and 1208 of the IPC against Amit Kumar and Vanit Verma. 

  • AC stolen

  • Car stolen


Sewing machine industry struggling for survival
Ludhiana, April 18
The sewing machine manufacturers in the city are passing through a critical stage fearing cheap imported machines and their inability to modernise their units. They feel that they have missed the bus to modernise the 120-year-old models of sewing machines that have now few takers in the domestic and international market.



Seminar on FMD
Ludhiana, April 18
The College of Veterinary Sciences, Punjab Agricultural University, will organise a seminar on the foot and mouth disease here on April 30. A communique of the varsity issued here yesterday said that the seminar topic was selected keeping in view the importance of this disease not only in the country but all over the world.


‘Give top priority to primary education’
Ludhiana, April 18
The Directorate of Extension Education and Training, a wing of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, organised a seminar on ‘Basis of sound school education’ at its centre here today.

B.Com students seek grace marks
Ludhiana, April 18
Students of B.Com first year taking examination conducted by Panjab University have sought grace marks for accountancy paper held last evening.


Company ordered to repair refrigerator
Ludhiana, April 18
The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed Godrej GE Appliances Limited to remove all the defects in a refrigerator purchased by Mr R.D. Gupta and make it fully functional free of cost.



Stressed out couples should take to counselling
Ludhiana, April 18
“You have to help me in household chores. If you are tired, so am I. I also work as hard in office as you do. So why should all the domestic work come in my share." These are the often repeated words of Sneha, a working woman. Her husband, Anil, invariably responds by saying:” My dear wife, God has made you a woman and it is your job to cook and take care of the house. If you can’t cope, then tell your parents to send a servant.”

Sudden rain brings pain and diseases
Ludhiana, April 18
In the past four days, rain has not only damaged the standing wheat crop, but also led to fears of outbreak of viral fever, cough, cold, diarrhoea and various other diseases.

Measures to check disease spread
Ludhiana, April 18
In order to check the spread of various contagious diseases in the city, the Health Department has initiated various measures, including setting up of a control room and creating awareness among the masses.

A perfect allrounder
Ludhiana, April 18
It is a rare combination when a youngster is as good at studies as well as at sports. Harish Kumar Sharma (22), a student of veterinary science, is a perfect example of that. Harish managed to balance out time between studies and the game. He has won the All-India Veterinary Inter-College Badminton Championship held last month at Panth Nagar.Top

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