Monday, May 14, 2001,  Chandigarh, India



Abducted woman forcibly married off; police clueless
Ludhiana, May 13
The three-month-old curious case of abduction of a married woman of the city, allegedly by a financier, has grown murkier. Another city resident, who has already lodged a criminal complaint against the same financier, has in affidavits sent to various authorities made a startling disclosure that the abducted woman had been forcibly married off to some other man to teach the woman’s husband, under debt of the financier, a befitting lesson.

Two tubewell diggers buried alive
Ludhiana, May 13
Two labourers were buried alive when a mound of earth collapsed on them during the digging of a tubewell in the Salim Tabri area here. . One body has been recovered, while the search for the other is still on. 

Rescuers dig out the body of a labourer, Avtar Singh Bittu, many hours after a mound of earth had collapsed on him during the digging of a tubewell in Salim Tabri, Ludhiana, on Sunday.
Rescuers dig out the body of a labourer, Avtar Singh Bittu, many hours after a mound of earth had collapsed on him during the digging of a tubewell in Salim Tabri, Ludhiana, on Sunday. 
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Former Municipal Council chief booked in forgery case
Amloh, May 13
The police here arrested Mr Keshwa Nand Sharma, former president, Municipal Council, Amloh, Mr Baldev Singh Aulakh, councillor, and Mr Bhavishan Kumar, former councillor, on Saturday evening under Sections 420, 465 , 467 and 471 of the IPC.



Implementation of CAS snowballs into controversy
Ludhiana, May 13
The dissension among teachers of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) with regard to the Career Advancement Scheme has snowballed into a major controversy as a number of groups have come up in support of different point of views.

‘Gurcharan erred, but he could take no more’
Machhiwara, April 13
Persons associated with boxer Gurcharan Singh have reacted strongly on his defection. Some of them had honoured Gurcharan for his performance in the Sydney Olympics.

Parents strangle daughter
Khamano, May 13
A college girl Navroop Kaur Rupi (21) was allegedly strangled by her own parents on the night of May 11 at Panjkoha village, near here. According to information available, Rupi was a student of BA II of the Government Girls College for Women at Patiala and was living in hostel.

Sunder Dass, an image-maker of Ludhiana
hushwant Singh paid two visit, to Ludhiana. After his first visit, he wrote a pungent piece about this city, its, wealth and ill-health, imported scents and local stench. On his second visit, the bibliophile in him took him to an unusual book shop leading to a fascinating interview with its owner, Lala Sunder Dass.



Mothers’ Day celebrated
Ludhiana, May 13
Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world on the second Sunday of the month of May. A slimming centre in Ludhiana organised an Child-Mother interactive quiz to mark the occasion. The contest was open for all kids in the age group of 6-15 years.

Direct excise share for local bodies: minister
Ludhiana, May 13
The state government will provide the share of the local bodies in the excise duty directly to them. Their share, so far, was provided through the Finance Ministry.

Shiv Khera‘Great leaders don’t appease anyone’
Ludhiana, May 13
“I have a message and I believe in it. I want to share it with people and I am happy when it changes their lives,” said Shiv Khera, author of ‘You Can Win’ and a popular public speaker. He was in the city to conduct a seminar for an industrial group. Shiv Khera an educator, business consultant and an entrepreneur as well. His beliefs have motivated thousands of persons to mofify their attitudes.

Congress protests
Ludhiana, May 13
The District Congress Committee (urban), today held a demonstration to mark the launch of a signature campaign against the exposure. The demonstration, led by the DCC (U) president, Mr Surinder Dawer was attended by hundreds of party workers.

New concepts in flooring
Ludhiana, May 13
“People are always looking for a change, especially those ones who have plenty of money. They do not want marble flooring any more as it is considered passe. They are going in for wooden, laminated and ready-to-fix Italian marble tiles or tiles made by Indian companies. 

BSP will contest all Assembly seats: Kanshi Ram
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 13
In continuation of the series of Bahujan awareness campaign, a conference was organised on Saturday, at Salana village near here which was addressed by Mr Kanshi Ram.

‘Only poor should  get reservation’
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 13
Mr Samsher Singh Dullo, MP, while addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of Guru Ravi Dass Temple at Sirhind said it was unfortunate that even after 50 years of Independence Dalits were living a miserable life and only one per cent persons had taken the benefit of reservation.



JD leader booked
Ludhiana, May 13
Subhash Beri, a leader of the Janata Dal, has been booked in two separate cases at different police stations in the city, here today. According to the police, the Division No 2 police has booked Subash Beri and his son Rahul Beri for assaulting his relative Rajesh Kumar after forcibly entering his shop on the night of May 11 in Karimpura colony.


Industrial area sought
Ludhiana, May 13
The United Cycle and Cycle Parts Manufacturers’ Association has urged the state government to declare the residential areas where industrial units were more than 50 per cent as industrial zone.Top

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