Sunday, May 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Cops helped my abductors alleges Kulwant Kaur
Ludhiana, May 5
Kulwant Kaur, who was allegedly abducted by her estranged husband, appeared before mediapersons here today. She said, while she had been drugged and forcibly taken to her husband’s house at Bondli village near Samrala, the police was trying to show that she had gone there willingly.

Kulwant Kaur, who was allegedly abducted by her estranged husband, with Mr Tarsem Jodhan, a former MLA, at a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. Kulwant Kaur, who was allegedly abducted by her estranged husband, with Mr Tarsem Jodhan, a former MLA, at a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
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Is it right to tempt kids with big money?
Ludhiana, May 5
The wait is over! Finally the first episode of Junior Kaun Banega Crorepati will be telecast on May 6. Star Channel wants to maintain the popularity of the show. They recently introduced Kaun Banega Crore Pati Patni. Now the producers have roped in children so that the popularity chart of KBC remains on top.Mehr Bhasin

Modelling gave me opportunities, says Mehr Bhasin
Ludhiana, May 5
“Beauty and fitness are complimentary. Those who have health, have hope and those who have hope, have everything,” this is how Revlon girl, Mehr Bhasin, explains her philosophy of life.




Taking the message of Gurus to masses
Ludhiana, May 5
“It is very sad that the tercentenary of the Khalsa Panth was celebrated in many parts of the world but the Punjab Government has not made any film on Sikh history to make the new generation aware of the sacrifices made by women, children and men for the Khalsa Panth,” said Mr Hardip Singh, producer and director of the film, Amar Khalsa, at a press conference held here last evening .


BSP lashes out at govt
Ludhiana, May 5
The Bahujan Samaj Party today lashed out against what it termed the repression and exploitation of Dalits by the ruling Akali-BJP combine and the Congress which was accused of hobnobbing with the ruling combine in this regard.

Sabha seeks probe into missing youth case
Ludhiana, May 5
The Bharatiya Balmiki Sabha today demanded a thorough probe into the mysterious disappearance of a city youth allegedly picked up by the police on April 24. The police, however, maintains that it has not picked the youth and has no clue about him.

‘Body is a microcosm of cosmos’
Ludhiana, May 5
Jyotish is not wrong but jyotishis are! was the paradoxical statement made by Pandit Madan Lala Rajasthani, a multi-faceted personality. “What is in the cosmos is in the body. Jyotish vidya can only be obtained after great sadhna and gyan.” He has a number of degrees in astrologym, in fact, a doctorate in astrology, and many awards to his credit.

Sat Pal Prashar remembered
Ludhiana, May 5
Martyr Sat Pal Prashar was remembered on his death anniversary by members of the Congress here today. Mr Prashar was gunned down by militants.

Jiwan Singh — a pioneer of book culture
iwan Singh is a common proper noun. It is borne by several persons. At the top is Baba Jaita (Bhai Jiwan Singh) who carried the severed head of Guru Tegh Bahadur from Chandni Chowk, Delhi, to Anandpur Sahib in 1675. One earns a place of respect through work and its worth. Near home, in our time, Bhai Jiwan Singh contributed to the devotional singing (kirtan) as a pious man.


Father alleges abduction of daughter
Sahnewal, May 5
The father of a minor girl has alleged that his daughter was abducted by a friend of his elder son on the night of April 29, when they were asleep in the courtyard of their house.


Training workshop for motor-parts manufacturers
Ludhiana, May 5
The Indian companies will have to improve the quality of their products if they wanted to compete in the international market. The countries such as the USA, Japan and Germany have developed some techniques to face the changing scenario. By following these techniques, the Indian companies can benefit a lot, said Dr (Ms) Sarita Nagpal, Senior Counsellor.

Industry resents high bank service charges
Ludhiana, May 5
Representatives of the industry have condemned the recent hike in the service charges by the public and private sector banks for providing small services such as cheque book, draft, file processing and fixation of credit limit. The banks have increased these charges substantially after the deregulation of fixing of charges by the Indian Banking Association.


PCCTU elections today
Ludhiana, May 5
Nearly 400 delegates from 142 non government colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh are expected to participate in the last phase of annual elections of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union at GGN Khalsa College here tomorrow.


3 get life term for murder
Ludhiana, May 5
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Justice S.S. Arora, has given life imprisonment under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC to Raj Rani (67), her daughter Manjit Rani (26) and her son Ranjit Kumar, all residents of Mundian Kalan, for murdering Naresh Kumar Sharma (42) and his son Vishal Sharma (7).

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Chess tourney
Ludhiana, May 5
As many as 15 players won the first two rounds on the first day of the District Chess Championship started here today. Dr Jasbir Dhanoa, Principal, Christian Medical College, inaugurated the meet.


ADOs seek cancellation of notification
Ludhiana, May 5
The Agro Technocrats Action Committee (AGTAC), Punjab, has sought the cancellation of the notification, issued on November, 2000, which has downgraded the post of Agriculture Development Officer (ADO) to Agriculture Inspector.

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