Friday, May 11, 2001,  Chandigarh, India



Man alleges torture, police denies
Ludhiana, May 10
Amidst contradictory versions of the sequence of events by the complainant and the Jagroan police, mystery shrouds an incident of alleged police highhandedness. The Latala village police has been accused of beating up Ranjit Singh, alias Kauda, instead of taking action on the basis of his complaint.

Get booked for complaining against police
Ludhiana, May 10
In another case of highhandedness, the Ludhiana police has registered a case against a person for complaining against an Assistant Sub-Inspector.

Long wait for justice
Ludhiana, May 10
Although hundreds of people attend sangat darshan every week with their complaints and a good number of these are redressed also, for 36-year-old Amarjeet Kaur of Litter village in Raikote tehsil and her two sons the road to justice is a long winded one. 

DC orders farmers to register migrant labour
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 10
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vikas Pratap, in an order today directed the factory owners, farmers and other employers of the district to register their migrant labourers in their respective police stations before their employment. 



MC panel rejects works’ estimates
Ludhiana, May 10
The Municipal Corporation authorities are facing a piquant situation over the refusal of the Finance and Contracts Committee to approve the estimates of certain development works, which have been done to oblige either political bosses or some favourites. 

Telecom dept directed to pay compensation
Ludhiana, May 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Telecom Department to pay Rs 2,000 on account of deficiency in services to Mr Manpreet Singh, a resident of Ashapuri. 

Poet with global appeal
O be rooted in the soil is one thing and to attain an imposing height, where winds from all sides waft around, is an other. In this manner the aroma of creativity is mingled with the fragrance of interaction. One is brimful with ideas when one embarks upon the journey towards new shores, but on return one feels laden with singular experiences of human existence.



Ex-serviceman’s widow seeks justice
Ludhiana, May 10
Ms Gurdev Kaur, the widow of an ex-serviceman, today alleged that she had been denied the payment of Rs 17,000 due to her husband, Mal Singh, who passed away in February 2000. She, who claimed that she was over 100 years old, had come all the way from Latara village to list her case at the weekly sangat darshan.
A 100-year-old woman, Gurdev Kaur, explains her case to the officials of the Sainik Welfare Board at the weekly sangat darshan in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A 100-year-old woman, Gurdev Kaur, explains her case to the officials of the Sainik Welfare Board at the weekly sangat darshan in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Phone subscriber harassed
Ludhiana, May 10
To err is human and to err repeatedly seems to have become a unique characteristic of the functioning of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Despite repeated highlighting of various grievances, BSNL staff continues to remain indifferent and negligent.

Water supply disrupted
Doraha, May 10
The water supply of Nandpur village near Sahnewal, supplying water to Pawa Khagat, Jugiana and Nandpur, has been disrupted for the past one month. A defect in working of the motor is stated to be the reason.

Residents end dharna
Ludhiana, May 10
Residents of Sidhwan bet and Kishanpura village who were staging a dharna since Tuesday outside the Sidhwan bet police station today decided to call it off after the SSP of Jagraon ordered an inquiry into the alleged dowry death and the registration of the alleged false cases against the two sarpanches.



4 held in triple murder case
Ludhiana, May 10
The CIA wing of the city police today arrested four of the seven alleged accused in the triple murder case of Sunet village. Briefing mediapersons, Warryam Singh, in-charge, CIA, said the four persons had been identified as Jaspreet Singh, Avtar Singh, Harjinder Singh and Bhagwant Singh.


Knitwear buyers, sellers to meet
Ludhiana, May 10
The Apparel Exporters Association of Ludhiana will hold a buyer-seller meet to promote knitwear from May 15 to 17. Addressing a press conference, Mr Sanjeev Gupta, president of APPEAL, yesterday said with the opening up of the economy and the advent of the WTO, the success of local knitwear industry would be determined by its innovations and linkages with the markets. 

Brisk sale of umbrellas, sunglasses
Umbrellas provide relief to all from the oppressive heat of the summer. Ludhiana, May 10
Umbrellas of various colours and sizes for delicate ladies to protect them from the sun are seen on the roads this summer. The traditional big, black masculine umbrellas are today rarely used even by males. Even Nihangs prefer colourful umbrellas to prevent tanning and sunburns. With penchant and obsession for fair skin, a majority of Indians want to protect their skin.
Umbrellas provide relief to all from the oppressive heat of the summer.



Mass queen bee rearing stressed
Ludhiana, May 10
Mass queen bee rearing can be more profitable for the farmers, besides being a method of diversification in bee-keeping. This was highlighted at a three-day specialised training course on mass queen bee rearing and royal jelly production, which concluded at Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

Black bug attacks sugarcane
Ludhiana, May 10
Sugarcane growers in the state are having sleepless nights as a dreaded pests Sugarcane Black Bug, has attacked their crop this year also. Commonly known as ‘Kali Bhundi’ or ‘Kala Khatmal’ the pest has again appeared in the region due to the practice of growing ratoon crop of sugarcane against the direction of Punjab Agricultural University.

Fire in grain market
Ludhiana, May 10
A devastating fire broke out into a makeshift grain market in Bhujgarh village, near Jagraon, causing huge damage to more than 10,000 bags of wheat. According to information available here, certain farmers had set the wheat crop stubble on fire in their fields near the market. 


School for deaf cries for attention
Ludhiana, May 10
To be born with a physical disability is a misfortune both for the parents and the children but in India it turns into a tragedy for the child as well as the parents. The main reason for this is the lack of educational and other opportunities needed to make them independent in life. 

Rs 50,000 given for computer education
Ludhiana, May 10
“Education without computers is incomplete these days. Without technical education we cannot advance in any sphere of life. Education through computers has become very necessary for own progress and for the progress of the country. 
A qawali being presented by students of N.M. Jain Memorial Senior Secondary School at a function in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A qawali being presented by students of N.M. Jain Memorial Senior Secondary School at a function in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo: Inderjit Verma 

Students’ strike enters second day
Ludhiana, May 10
Students of the College of Agriculture PAU, intensified their agitation with more students joining the strike on the second day today. Affecting the entire functioning of the college the students persuaded the teachers as well as non-teaching staff to join them.

Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
121 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |