Friday, April 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Board to probe case of missing NSCs
Cops sitting over case: postal department
Ludhiana, April 26
In a surprise move, the city police today ordered the constitution of a board of senior police officials to inquire into the mysterious disappearance of 200 national savings certificates amounting to Rs 20 lakh even as the city postal department accused the police of inaction.

Farmers, pensioners flock to sangat darshan
Ludhiana, April 26
Some farmers of Pohir village near Ahmedgarh have been running from one authority to another to get compensation for their crop, which was damaged by fire.

Ranjit Singh and Harbans Singh (Right) the paddy damaged by the fire caused due to sparking in the electricity wires.

Ranjit Singh and Harbans Singh (Right) the paddy damaged by the fire caused due to sparking in the electricity wires.
— Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Woman branded by tantriks
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 26
In a heart-rending incident, the district police saved the life of a young woman, who had been branded with red hot iron rods by alleged “witch doctors” of Allian village 2 km from here.



Forum directs PSEB to pay Rs 4,000
Ludhiana, April 26
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to pay Rs 4,000 as compensation on account of deficiency in services to Mr Davinder Singh, a resident of Industrial Area.

Where education takes a backseat
Ludhiana, April 26
Twentyfour-year-old Sunita, a postgraduate, went into severe depression when she was informed by her parents that she was to be engaged to a boy from a business family who had studied only till Class XII. 

Babbu Maan’s new album Saun di Jhari Babbu Maan’s song evokes strong protests
Ludhiana, April 26
The song Kabza from Babbu Maan’s new album Saun di Jhari has evoked protests from social, cultural and educational organisations in the city, with activists calling for an immediate ban on the song and withdrawal of cassettes and compact discs from the market. The song, penned by Maan, open with the words Khedange jatt aj khoon diyan holiyan, chak lo rivolver raflan ve kabza laina hai (The jats will have a bloodbath today, pick up revolvers and rifles as we have to take possession).


Practical applications
NYONE can apply Feng Shui. It is not a very difficult subject either to understand or implement. Feng Shui practice can be applied in almost every phase of the living and working conditions.

Beauty of a book
S there anything more beautiful than a good book?”
Obviously a beautiful idea, clothed in a beautiful language and presented in two beautiful covers has no challenge from any quarter. It has eternal attraction and perennial value. 



A woman’s tale of woe
Ludhiana, April 26
Her story has all the elements of a pastoral tragedy. Thirtyfive-year-old Gurpreet Kaur of Kanija village near Machhiwara was married about 15 years ago to Jeet Singh of nearby Bandowal village. But for last about five years she is staying perforce with her elderly father as Jeet Singh has deserted her. 

Cinema owner encroaches upon govt land
Ludhiana, April 26
A local cinema is using public land, earmarked for pavement, as a paid parking space. However, the authorities concerned are not taking any action. In disregard of instructions issued by the Improvement Trust, the owner of Orient Cinema in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, besides misusing the land is also generating money by charging parking fee.

Summer brings cheer to many faces
Ludhiana, April 26
Though the sudden spurt in heat wave over the past few days is causing physical discomfort to many, it has proved to be a boon for those involved summer-related business activities.

Nightmare for phone subscribers
Ludhiana, April 26
The breakdown in the Mata Rani Exchange has become a nightmare for BSNL subscribers as telephone lines are dead several times a day. Senior telecom officials maintain that they are helpless as the exchange had outlived its utility and a permanent solution lies in replacing the outdated equipment in the exchange.

Helping society, the ‘milky way’
Ludhiana, April 26
To see the enthusiasm of youth in the service of mankind, you can visit CMC and the adjoining Civil Hospital at 6 a.m. every day. You may be pleasently surprised to see members of Youngster Welfare Society distributing free milk to the needy patients of these two hospitals.

15 shells found from canal
Doraha (Ludhiana), April 26
Fifteen shells were found by a bomb disposal squad and divers of the Army yesterday late in the evening from the Sirhind Canal from under the Khatani Kalan bridge. Eight of the sells, found to be live, were destroyed on the spot.



Kidnapped child returns home
Ludhiana, April 26
A seven-year-old child kidnapped from Chotti Haibowal three days ago returned home today morning after the two alleged kidnappers left him near his house. The SHO, Haibowal, Mr Waryam Singh, said police parties had been sent to Delhi and a couple of other cities to arrest the accused.

Sarpanch booked, suspended
Ludhiana, April 26
The Punjab Government has placed under suspension Hari Singh, sarpanch of Jarkhar village in Dehlon block of this district, for his alleged involvement in criminal activities and for committing various irregularities.

Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, April 26
The alleged illicit relationship of a woman of Muradpur Colony allegedly led her husband to commit suicide. Jagtar Singh, husband of Jaswinder Kaur, allegedly consumed some poisonous substance last night. 

Medical store burgled
Ludhiana, April 26
A medical store in Kitchlu Nagar area was burgled by some unknown persons at about midnight last. The burglars decamped with an amount of about Rs 49,000 kept in a locker. The Shop owner complained to the police that he found the locks of the shop broken in the morning. A case has been registered.

  • Fraud alleged

  • Three booked

  • Attempt to murder



Save foodgrains from pests, say experts
Ludhiana, April 26
Keeping in view the current harvesting season, scientists at Punjab Agricultural University have advised farmers on efficient and effective ways of storing foodgrains.


Paramjit rejoins as principal
Doraha, April 26
Dr Paramjit Kaur Tiwana has been reappointed as Principal of Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Girls, Kottan, being run by the SGPC. Dr Tiwana was transferred to Mata Sahib Kaur Girls College, Talwandi Sabo, from where the acting Principal, Ms Manjinder Kaur, was shifted here.



City cries for cricket stadium
Ludhiana, April 26
This city has produced many cricketers like Yash Pal Sharma, Chaman Lal, Bharti Vij, Satish Mangal, Girdhari Lal Joshi, Dharam Raj (senior and junior), Vinod Sharma, Rakesh Mehra, Dharmveer, Shyam Lal and many others. But Ludhiana is lacking proper infrastructure for the game as there is no cricket stadium in the town.

Football probables
Ludhiana, April 26
The Punjab Women Football Association has announced the names of 25 probables and five reserves for the second phase of the coaching camp to be held from April 27 to May 11 at Guru Hargobind Girls Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar.


Development projects approved
Ludhiana, April 26
The Municipal Corporation has approved development projects for the city worth Rs 17.65 crore. A new stadium will be constructed at Pakhowal Road at an estimated cost of Rs 1.28 crore, landscaping of the Guru Nanak Stadium will be undertaken at a cost of Rs 19.26 lakh while a sum of Rs 21.49 lakh will be spent on landscaping and maintenance of Daresi road parks.Top

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