Friday, April 20, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Police role under cloud in mason’s death
Tusse (Ludhiana), April 19
Amidst contradictory versions of family members and the police, mystery shrouds the death of a middle-aged mason of this village, whose half-naked body was recovered from a field near the Halwara air-base three days ago. The role of the police in the case has come under cloud.

Industrialists make bonfire of imported goods
Ludhiana, April 19

Hundreds of industrialists, led by Mr Harish Khanna, president, Ludhiana Small-Scale Manufacturers Association, today protested against the policy of privatisation by making a bonfire of imported goods and burning an effigy of the NDA government at Vishwakarma Chowk here.

Industrialists burnt an effigy of the NDA government to protest against ‘wrong’ economic policies at Vishwakarma Chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday. Industrialists burnt an effigy of the NDA government to protest against ‘wrong’ economic policies at Vishwakarma Chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma 


Woman’s fight for justice
Ludhiana, April 19
For 36 year old Amarjeet Kaur of Litter village in Raikot tehsil and her two sons, it is a long road to justice. 
Amarjeet Kaur waits outside the Deputy Commissioner's office in Ludhiana on Thursday.

LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE: Amarjeet Kaur waits outside the Deputy Commissioner's office in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Labourers disappear, police baffled
Ludhiana, April 19
Five labourersm who were found in an unconscious state near the EWS colony, Vardhman road, last night after being allegedly drugged and looted by certain unidentified persons, mysteriously vanished from the civil hospital today early morning.

Sacked teachers not paid salaries
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 19
Resentment prevails among the teachers posted in primary schools on fixed salary as they have not been given the salary since they joined, in spite of the fact that the amount worth Rs 17.37 lakh sanctioned by the government for their salary has been withdrawn from the treasury on March 31.

In love with words
OETRY is associated with romance, whereas prose is concerned with reason. Most creative persons start their literary career with poetry but gradually drift to prose writing. This has been the case with Prof Jatinderbir Singh Nanda who started composing poems when he joined college but was deeply involved in evaluating works of Punjabi essayist before he left it after postgraduation.



Flouting traffic rules with impunity
Ludhiana, April 19
Wilful traffic violations by people in the city continue with the administration paying little heed. Teenagers drive bikes without helmets, women drive cars without driving licence, cycles and rickshaws move freely without caring for traffic lights, people drive cars at high speed without fastening their seat belts, while stray cattle move on the roads making it a free for all situation on most Ludhiana roads.

Garbage dump awaits ‘inauguration’
Ludhiana April 19
The Municipal Corporation here had built two garbage dumps, one near the PAU gate no. 2 and another on the Rani Jhansi road in front of the Khalsa College for Women, to rid the city roads of rubbish. 

Music came to her rescue
Ludhiana, April 19
Itni shakti hame dena data, man ka vishwas kamzor ho na, hum chale nek raste pe, hamse bhool kar bhi koi bhool ho na”, were the lines of inspiring song that kept Ms Suman Walia going when her husband suddenly died of a massive heart attack. The catastrophe in her life left her numb, paralysed for some time as she had two young boys of 10 and 12 to raise.

Contractor ‘harassing’ rickshaw-pullers
Ludhiana, April 19
A parking contractor in the Subzi Mandi area has been holding about 60 odd rickshaw-pullers to ransom, charging Rs 5 from them for each time they park their cycle rickshaws anywhere in the Subzi Mandi.

General’s death condoled
Ludhiana April 19
A special meeting of the executive of the Indian Ex-services League, Panjab and Chandigarh, was held to condole the death of Gen. M.P.S. Maan, AVSM, here on Thurdsay. 

Missing child recovered
Tusse(Ludhiana), April 19
The city police in a search operation recovered a lost child last evening from the Tajpur road. Six-year-old Kullu, who belongs to Shimla and was on a visit to his maternal uncle’s house in Shivaji Nagar here, had disappeared yesterday afternoon.

Widow demands pension benefits
Ludhiana, April 19
In a representation to the Education Minister, Punjab, Ms Veena Chauhan, a widow and resident of the Urban Estate, has written that following the death of her husband on November 19 last year, she has not been paid the pension benefits adequately.

Hawker found dead
Jagraon, April 19
Sukha, migrant hawker, who used to sell groundnut in the village, was found murdered at Bridge Kholia, near Malsihan Bajan village. A case under Section 302, IPC, has been registered at Sidhwanbet police station.

Conference on road safety
Ludhiana, April 19
The Department of Health Education and Family Welfare CMC Ludhiana in coordination with the International Union of Health Promotion and Education will organise a conference on “Road accident a major killer: update on its causes and prevention” at the CMC hospital auditorium on April 20 at 8.30 a.m.

Watermelons, the nectar of summer
Ludhiana, April 19
In the hot thirsty summers, when the throat is parched, the sweet red juice of the cool watermelon tastes like nectar. Not only does it quench thirst, but is refreshing as its vitamins and minerals and water content replenish the loss of water that the body suffers due to sweat.
Roadside vendors sell watermelons in Ludhiana
Roadside vendors sell watermelons in Ludhiana




10 kg poppy husk seized
Ludhiana, April 19
The Payal police is claimed to have seized 10 kg of poppy husk from Uksi village, last night. The police arrested Bashir Khan of Uksi village, who was carrying 10 kg of poppy husk.


  • Jewellery snatched

Tusse (Ludhiana)

  • Cars stolen

  • Snatching case

  • 3 booked in assault case

Child kidnapped for ransom
Jagraon, April 19
Nazam (three and a half years), student of MDN Vidya Mandir Guru Nanak Pura , Raikot , has been kidnapped from the school by two persons aged around 22 years on the pretext that the child is wanted at home. 



Experts’ advice on harvesting wheat crop
Ludhiana, April 19
Experts at Punjab Agricultural University have advised farmers to harvest their wheat crop as soon as possible in view of the inclement and uncertain weather. The experts said that light to moderate rainfall could be experienced in the region within the next two days and it is advisable for the farmers to harvest their crop to save it from further damage.


PAU absentees beware!
Ludhiana, April 19
In a directive apparently targeting habitual absentees, Punjab Agricultural University has issued a circular to its faculty members and staff to be punctual and devote their full time during working hours to the duties assigned to them.

Schools taking sports charges without facilities
Ludhiana, April 19
While scores of aided schools in the city are without any sports facilities or even a patch of playground, they are still charging sports funds, and the District Education Department seems to be least bothered about the situation.

MBA exam results
Ludhiana, April 19
Two students of the Punjab College of Technical Education have bagged top positions in the MBA first year examination, conducted by Punjab Technical University.Top

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