Thursday, May 10, 2001,
 Chandigarh, India



Punjab to approach Centre
Punjabi youths in Pakistan jail
Khamano, May 9
The Punjab Government will raise the issue of 29 Punjabi youths lodged in a jail in Baluchistan in Pakistan with the Union Government and the DGP of the Punjab police has been asked to get speedy police verifications of these youths to secure their early release.

India, Pak urged to destroy N-arms
Ludhiana, May 9
Indian doctors for peace and development have appealed to nuclear powers of the world to make the earth a nuclear-weapon free zone, in a timebound programme, to ensure safety and security for the coming generations.

Police fails to check rising crime graph
Ludhiana, May 9
Just two weeks after the launch of the community policing scheme in the city to usher in a people-friendly police, the image of the security agency has taken a beating due to a sudden spurt in incidents of crime, especially involving police personnel.

No buyers for fish market shops
Ludhiana, May 9
The fish market constructed by the Directorate of Fisheries on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway over two years ago has failed to attract any buyer. It is one of the two markets constructed by the state government on the pattern of vegetable markets.



Badal playing communal card: DYC
Ludhiana, May 9
The District Youth Congress has charged the Punjab Government with misleading the masses in the name of militants and religion to influence voters in the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state. The Congress and its front organisations would, however, foil the evil designs of the ruling combine, said Mr Parminder Mehta, president of the DYC, while addressing a meeting in Hargobind Nagar.

Forum rejects PUDA plea
Ludhiana, May 9
In a significant judgement, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority to charge Rs 1,200 per square yard from Ms Manjit Kaur for land occupied by her instead of Rs 3,672 per square yard. 



DGP, Home Secy visit city
Ludhiana, May 9
When Mr Badal proposes, who disposes? At least not the state Home Secretary, Mr Bikramjit Singh or the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Mr Sarabjit Singh. But in their own state they said and did everything contrary to, what the Chief Minister had announced just the other day with respect to the rising crime in the city.

Experts dispel doubts on elevated road
Ludhiana, May 9
Experts of the Rail India Technical and Economic Services, the technical consultants to the project of ‘elevated road’, proposed to be constructed over the old G T Road from Jagraon Bridge to Chand Cinema in the city have asserted the necessity of elevated road to meet the ever growing traffic volume on this stretch of the national highway.

Denied compensation, villagers may move HC
Machhiwara, May 9
The farmers of six villages — Bhagpur, Raiyan, Partapgarh, Koom Kalan, Ghumait and Kroor — got a major setback when they came to know that the Punjab Government would not compensate them for the acquired land of these villages.

Presentation is the key, says master chef
Sanjeev Kapoor in the kitchen of The Yellow Chilly restaurant in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Ludhiana, May 9
After activating the palates of hundreds of people in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune chefs or food technologists have started exploring options in cities like Ludhiana as residents of these cities love eating out, especially on the weekends.
Sanjeev Kapoor in the kitchen of The Yellow Chilly restaurant in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 

Senior citizens receive gifts
Ludhiana, May 9
Members of the Inner Wheel Club donated gifts for senior citizens of Senior Citizen Home near Rotary Bhavan where the members the club run a school for the mentally challenged and hold their meetings.

Aligarhi work on Punjabi suits
Ludhiana, May 9
A three-day exhibition of traditional phul-patti work of Aligarh on Punjabi suits and dupattas was put up at the Lakshmi Ladies Club today.



Teenaged girl abducted
Ludhiana, May 9
The Focal Point police has registered a case of abduction under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against a migrant, Ganesh Yadav, on the statement of Mr Jagdish Chand, who had complained that his daughter, aged 16 years and nine months, had been abducted by the accused. The case was handed over to the in charge of the Tajpur police picket.

  • Snatching case

  • Intimidation case

  • Hit-and-run case

  • Liquor seized



NCP concerned over FMD
Ludhiana, May 9
The Kisan Cell of the Nationalist Congress Party has expressed concern over the outbreak of foot and mouth disease among the cattle in Punjab, as a result of which countless cattle have perished resulting in heavy losses to the farmers and dairy owners of the state.


Agriculture students on indefinite fast

Ludhiana, May 9
“We are on an indefinite fast from today as our demands have not been accepted. We , the students of Punjab Agricultural Students’ Association have been on strike since May 2, and had even broken the security cordon to meet Mr Parkash Singh Badal at Veer Palace for a few moments yesterday at a ‘Sangat Darshan’, but Mr Badal could not devote much time to us as he was very busy.

Students of the Punjab Agricultural Student Association on an indefinite fast from May 9 on the campus.
Students of the Punjab Agricultural Student Association on an indefinite fast from May 9 on the campus. 

PCCTU’s plea to Jacob
Ludhiana, May 9
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union has urged Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of the state universities, to convene a meeting of the representatives of various university and college teachers’ organisations of the state to find out ways and means of diffusing crisis faced by Punjabi University, Patiala.


Anticipatory bail for three
Ludhiana, May 9
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.S. Arora, has granted anticipatory bail to Ms Ruhi Brar, Mr Rashpal Singh Brar and Mr Shrenik, members of the board of directors of the Indotech Apparel Private Limited, in case under Sections 306, 342 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, for abetting suicide of Devidner Sharma and his wife Pushpa Sharma.


Ice candies, not so cool
Colours of disease: Children enjoy ice candies unmindful of the health hazards posed by these coloured candies. Ludhiana, May 9
The gaudy orange, green and deep violet coloured ice candies being sold by the innumerable ice-candy men and manufactured at dubious small units in the city have become potential source of severe gastric disorders in view of the growing number of cholera, jaundice and typhoid cases.

Colours of disease: Children enjoy ice candies unmindful of the health hazards posed by these coloured candies. 
— Photo by Rajesh Bhambi.


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