Friday, May 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Protests against custodial death
Police vehicles damaged * Haibowal SHO suspended
Ludhiana, May 3
Tension prevailed in the city today as an irate mob, agitating against last evening’s custodial death of an aged farm labourer, gheraoed the Haibowal police station since early morning and also forcibly shut down shops in the area.

Fourth case in two weeks
HE custodial death of farm labourer Karnail Singh allegedly in Haibowal police station is the fourth incident of police high-handedness in the district during the past two weeks. Six policemen, including an SHO, have been placed under suspension, while two lives were lost in the incidents.

PAUTA resolves to move court against CAS
5 members resent decision, stage walkout
Ludhiana, May 3
Teachers of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will move court to get the grievances related to the implementation of the career advancement scheme (CAS) redressed.

Over 10 million HIV infected
Ludhiana, May 3
“India has over 10 million HIV infections, which form about one-fifth of the global HIV infections. Yet, unfortunately, there are not many facilities to care and rehabilitate people living with HIV/AIDS”. 

Desire for ‘foreign’ husband costs them dear
Ludhiana, May 3
Four years ago, the world seemed to rest at Sagarika’s feet. The tall, beautiful, educated and articulate 26-year-old Punjabi damsel from the city had two choices after completing her BA from the Government College for Women. Pursue a Master’s degree or marry a Punjabi boy settled in England.





The ivory tower of desires
Like the girl next door, Sukhwinder Amrit is composing ghazals and nazms in an inconspicuous manner. ‘Kanian’ (2000) is her latest collection of poems. Earlier her two collections of ghazals — ‘Suraj di Dehleez’ (1997) and ‘Chiragan di Daar’ (1999) — had received much acclaim in the literary circles. Generally a good writer of ghazals (ghazalgo) is not expected to be a good writer of poems (nazmgo) also but she has done well in both the genres. 

Haphazard parking of vehicles creates problems
Ludhiana, May 3
The only wide road in the vicinity of Chowk Ghanta Ghar which connects the GT Road at Mata Rani Chowk with Deepak Cinema road has been reduced to an alley, thanks to haphazard roadside parking of cars and scooters.

Ayyappa temple in city
Ludhiana, May 3
Good News of Keralites of the city. An Ayyappa temple will be shortly coming up in Sector 32-A of the PUDA Urban Estate on the Chandigarh road, according to Mr V. Pillay, general secretary of the Sree Ayyappa Seva Samiti, a religious and charitable organisation.

An avtaar of Hanumana?
Sahnewal, May 3
Though the world is making new advancements every now and then, the man has failed to relieve himself entirely from the clutches of blind faith and superstitions. Man, sometimes, follows things without realising any logic behind the event or story.


‘Gear up to face WTO challenges’
Ludhiana, May 3
The training wing of the Research and Development Centre for Bicycle and Sewing Machine organised a prize distribution function, which was presided over by Mr D.S. Chawla, President, United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association.

Yarn industry wants cut in sales tax
Ludhiana, May 3
The yarn trade and industry has pleaded for reduction of sales tax on yarn in order to bring about uniformity with other neighbouring states and to effectively check the large-scale evasion of tax, mainly because of higher rates of taxation, which make the goods produced by local manufacturers uncompetitive.


PAU workshop on rice cultivation
Ludhiana, May 3
To educate the farmers about the latest paddy transplanting technologies, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will organise a workshop-cum-field day on mechanical paddy transplanting systems researched and recommended by the varsity at its farms on May 10.

Record wheat procurement in Ludhiana likely
Ludhiana, May 3
In spite of rains and bad weather during the start of this procurement season, the district had crossed the mark of last year’s procurement by purchasing 5,79,450 metric tonnes of wheat till yesterday against the last year’s purchase of 5,78,530 metric tonnes of wheat by this date, thus recording an increase of 1000 metric tonnes.


Students boycott classes for second day
Ludhiana, May 3
Students of the College of Agriculture (COA), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), boycotted their classes for the second day here today affecting the normal working of the COA. The various departments of the college wore a deserted look.


Forum penalises PUDA
Ludhiana, May 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) to refund Rs 22, 500 alongwith interest at the rate of 12 per cent from April 1, 1999 till the actual payment to Dr Satish Nauhria, a resident of Jamalpur colony.


Turning baking into a fine art
Ludhiana, May 3
Mr S.C. Dubey was one of the first students of the first batch of Catering College, Mumbai, about forty years ago. He then did a baking course from the American Institute of Baking, Chicago, USA.

 An exhibition with a difference
Ludhiana, May 3
No more canvases. No more paint brushes. No more paints at an art exhibition. Sounds incredible, but nonetheless true.
The exhibits at a Hunar exhibition in Ludhiana.
The exhibits at a Hunar exhibition in Ludhiana.

Theatre has been a passion for Rishi
Ludhiana, May 3
After finishing the taxing duty of invigilation of college examinations, she rushes to shoot for a Punjabi serial ‘Apni Mitti’ being shot in Chandigarh, only to come back to resume her college duties as ‘games teacher’ in the local college the next day.


Basketball tourney from today
Ludhiana, May 3
The district sub-junior basketball teams of boys and girls has left for Fazilka this afternoon to participate in the three-day. Punjab State Sub-Junior Championship starting from tomorrow. Mr Teja Singh, Secretary, Punjab Basketball Association, said the matches would be played on knock-out basis and the state team would be selected on the basis of performance of the players in the tournament.


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