Wednesday, May 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Couple alleges police torture
Ludhiana, May 8
While the city was still talking about the shocking custodial death of a farm labourer of Haibowal Kalan and there was still no trace of a youth of Shimlapuri allegedly picked up by the police, a new case of an alleged police torture of a couple, accused of theft, by the Kailash chowki police came to light today

Custodial Deaths
DGP to assess police role
Ludhiana, May 8
The Director General , Punjab Police, and the Home Secretary, Punjab, will visit Ludhiana in the next two-three days to assess the law and order situation and the role of the police in the recent custodial deaths.

‘Sardar’ of spin honoured
Ludhiana, May 8
“I was not playing against Australia with the intention of creating a new record. 
The Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch honoured cricketer Harbhajan Singh in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
The Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch honoured cricketer Harbhajan Singh in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Rajesh Bhambi photo

Water scarcity hits residents
Ludhiana, May 8
Resident of the city are suffering due to severe water scarcity, which, coupled with the sweltering hot weather, prevailing for the past several days, has thrown normal life out of gear. 



Forum rejects PSEB plea
Ludhiana, May 8
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a Punjab State Electricity Board demand for Rs 8,008 from Mr Hans Raj, a resident of Aman Colony. 

Probe sought into PAU investment with Punwire
Ludhiana, May 8
The Nationalist Congress Party has demanded a CBI inquiry into the investment of over Rs 4 crore belonging to the CPF, GPF and Pension Fund of the employees and teachers of Punjab Agricultural University with the PUNWIRE by the university authorities in 1998.

THE special sangat darshan programme of the Chief Minister in the city recently has been dubbed as an election tour by political leaders of opposition parties, particularly the Congress. Accompanied by local MLAs, the Chief Minister went about distributing grants and other benefits in the Christian dominated area around the CMC Hospital.

  • Cold dips

  • Summer camp

  • Stinking invitation

  • Cut fruit

  • Holding to ransom

Cold dips



Badal rains relief on panchayats
Faror (Fatehgarh Sahib), May 8
It is 6.30 a.m. and members of various panchayats are waiting for the Chief Minister at Amrit Marriage Palace, Faror, for his sangat darshan programme in a hope to get grants for development projects. At exact 7 a.m.

Mann lashes out at Centre
Amloh, May 8
The foreign policy of the government has failed miserably as all neighbouring countries have become hostile towards India and Burma, Bangladesh and Pakistan have undertaken joint naval exercises in Bay of Bengal. 

Namdharis’ role in women empowerment stressed
Ludhiana, May 8
The Namdhari Movement has played a significant role in empowering Sikh women by promoting education, widow remarriage and their upward mobility in society. It has provided them with an opportunity to participate in the decision-making body of the sect.

MCPI to intensify agitation
Ludhiana, May 8
The Marxist Communist Party of India has decided to intensify its campaign against imperialist globalisation, which has spelt the doom for the small scale industries and the agricultural sector as a whole in Indian economy.



Six shops burgled
Ludhiana, May 8
Six shops on the Gill Road were burgled by unidentified persons last night. The burglars decamped with more than Rs 60,000, while the value of the things taken away by them was being ascertained.

Woman murdered
Ludhiana, May 8
A young housewife was found murdered in her rented house in Sarabha Nagar today morning. There were six stab injuries on her body, which was found in a pool of blood by her landlords. Personal enmity is believed to be the reason of the murder.

Torture by husband alleged
Doraha, May 8
Ms Harbhajan Kaur, a resident of Kaddon village, has alleged torture by her husband. According to an FIR registered at the Payal police station, she has alleged that her husband, Najar Singh of Kaddon village, has illicit relations with a woman in the neighbourhood and when she objected to it, she was beaten up by Najar Singh. 



Students seek grace marks
Ludhiana, May 8
A large number of students who took the English (Elective) Paper-B for BA Part III on April 21 have made an appeal to the Panjab University authorities to allow them grace marks so that their careers were not spoiled due to the negligence of the paper setter.


Three acquitted in murder case
Ludhiana, May 8
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr A.K. Sharma, today acquitted Gurpal Singh, his father Jagtar Singh and his mother Manjit Kaur, residents of Bhambia Khurd, village, who had been booked under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. Gurpal Singh had allegedly killed Narmail Singh on November 27, 1998.

Life term for murderer



From veterinary doctor to writer
Fatehgarh Sahib
THE district has to its credit a renowned writer, Dr Harchand Singh Sirhindi. His writings on sex have given the impression that this topic is no longer taboo in the middle class. His books can be read and even enjoyed by adolescents.


Blood donated for thalassemics
Ludhiana, May 8
Over 80 consultants, senior residents and nursing and paramedical staff of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital donated blood for thalassemic children at a camp to observe International Thalassemia Day at the DMCH here today.Top

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