Monday, April 23, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



IG initiates probe against SSP Kuldip Singh
Ludhiana, April 22
The alleged role played by the district police chief in registration of a dowry case and later his alleged ‘wilful’ ignorance of a police inquiry giving a verdict against the case is under scrutiny. On the directions of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, IG Police J P Birdi has started an inquiry into the case and the involvement of the said police officer.

Residents block traffic, resent police inaction
Ludhiana, April 22
An angry mob protesting against the death of a man in an accident near the Jalandhar bypass blocked traffic at Ghanta Ghar for two hours this afternoon.

People block traffic in protest against the police’s apathy in Ludhiana on Sunday.

People block traffic in protest against the police’s apathy in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Steel industry in crisis
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 22
The Bhavnagar steel market is facing a crisis due to high prices of ship-breaking material and less demand for finished goods. Small rerolling mills of this steel complex, already going through recession, have also to contend with shortage of raw material.




INA veteran disillusioned with politicians
Ludhiana, April 22
After having spent his youth for the freedom struggle of the country, Mr Amar Singh Wadhera(85), an INA veteran, is a disillusioned man in the twilight of his life. A captain in the Indian National Army (INA), who rubbed shoulders with Netaji Subhas Chander Bose, in an interview with the Ludhiana Tribune, said that this was not India of his dreams.

DC bans sale of cut fruit
Ludhiana, April 22
Priya, Shalini and Kamini come out of their college in their latest designer clothes and make a dash towards chat, papadi rehriwala and eat chat without bothering that the man selling the chat has unclean hands and dirty nails. His gol-gappa pani has been cooled by the ice that has been made in the most unhygienic conditions and from impure water.

Burning of Zaman’s house condemned
Ludhiana, April 22
Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, a former MLA and chairman of the Bhai Mohan Singh Foundation, has condemned the burning down of the house of Fakhar Zaman, chairman of the World Punjabi Conference, recently held in Lahore.


Punjabi NRI writer honoured
Ludhiana, April 22
Shamsher Singh Sher, a writer and poet from Denmark, was awarded the first Bibi Gurdev Kaur Gill Memorial Award started by Mohinderdeep Grewal, a Punjabi journalist, in the memory of his mother. The award was presented to him by Mr Jagjit Singh Anand, former MP and senior vice-president, Punjabi Sahitya Academy, at the Punjabi Bhavan this morning. 

‘No factionalism in BJP’
Ludhiana, April 22
The Ludhiana district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has denied reports of factionalism within the party. The district President of the BJP, Mr Harbans Lal Sethi, said: “Factionalism in the BJP at Ludhiana is now a thing of the past”.

Residents resent pig menace 
Ludhiana, April 22
Residents and the shopkeepers of the Model Gram, near the railway station area are a harassed lot due to inconvenience caused by reared and stray pigs, besides dirt, filth and garbage. The pigs have created a menace to the general public and environment.

Efforts to help martyrs’ families
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 22
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vikas Partap, yesterday handed over an appointment letter to Mrs Ajaib Kaur, the widow of Lance Naik Gurmeet Singh of Rasoolpur village. Gurmeet lost his life during Operation Rakshak in Jammu and Kashmir. Mrs Ajaib Kaur has been posted as a sewadar in Government Senior Secondary School at Balhari Kalan.

What is it?
eng Shui means wind and water. It refers to the topography of the earth, its mountains, valleys and water ways, whose shape and size, and orientations and levels are created by the continuous interaction of these two powerful forces of nature. Feng Shui teaches us to live in harmony with the earth’s environment and its energy lines so that there is a balance with the forces of nature.


Commission agents warned by DC
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 22
The licences of two commission agents at the Gobingarh grain market have been suspended by the Deputy Commissioner. He is on a visit to the various grain markets of the district.


Sahit shiromani awardees honoured
Sahnewal, April 22
The sahit shiromani awardees, Ajaib Chitarkaar and Dr Faqir Chand Shukla, were honoured today at Sahnewal, by the Rampur Sahit Sabha(regd) and the Sahit Kala Sangam, Sahnewal.


Free medical camp organised
Sahnewal, April 22
A free medical camp, covering 12 villages and Sahnewal town, was organised by the youth wing of the Shromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), today at Gurdwara Reru Sahib, Nandpur, near here.


Boxers selected for camp
Samrala, April 22
Three girls from the local Shahi Sports Centre have been selected for the national training camp of women boxers, which is to be held between May 1 and June 30 at the SAI Training Centre, Bangalore, Mr G.S. Sarao, general secretary of the Punjab Amateur Boxing Association, said here today.

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