Friday, May 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India


PAU to deal firmly with staff doing private work
Ludhiana, May 17
Punjab Agricultural University has decided to deal firmly with the employees indulging in private work against the service rules of PAU. The Vice Chancellor has issued a circular to all employees and teachers through their respective heads warning them of any such activity.

Contradictory inquiry reports?
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 17
An interesting case of two contradictory inquiry reports conducted by the SP (O) and then by the SP (H) pertaining to a dispute between two parties of Dadiana village in the district has come to light. The inquiry reports have raised a great deal of debate here.

Spurt in suicides shakes villages
Pakhowal (Ludhiana), May 17
There has been a sudden spurt in incident of suicide in the city and its surrounding villages in the past two months, where more than 15 persons have killed themselves so far. The cases are going unnoticed as relatives of the victims, fearing harassment by police, are quietly cremating off the bodies.



Miraculous escape for 10
Ludhiana, May 17
At least 10 persons had a miraculous escape when tonnes of rolled iron wires loaded on a truck-trailer accidentally slipped down and crushed a scooter, a rickshaw and a bicycle underneath it near the Dhandari kalan main level crossing this morning.
Vehicles lie crushed under rolls of steel wires near Dhandari Kalan main level crossing in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Vehicles lie crushed under rolls of steel wires near Dhandari Kalan main level crossing in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma 

Man gets life term for murder
Ludhiana, May 17
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Justice S.S. Arora, has given life imprisonment under Section 302 of the IPC to a 25-year-old man called Dharminder Singh for murdering a man called Kuldeep Singh. Dharminder has also been fined Rs 3,000.

Consumer forum rejects PSEB plea
Ludhiana, May 17
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board against Mr Ram Lubhaiya a resident of Mangaldeep Colony. 

‘Govt aid has not reached farmers’
Ludhiana, May 17
Former Union Minister and president of the Lok Bhalai Party Balwant Singh Ramoowalia has said that the SAD-BJP combine will meet the same fate in the coming assembly election in Punjab, as that of other allies of the NDA government in the recently concluded assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and some other states.



Wadala’s conditions for Panthic unity
Ludhiana, May 17
The Panthic unity may prove to be a still-born concept with the leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic), Mr Kuldip Singh Wadala, laying several conditions before agreeing to such unity with at least a minimum common programme to be drawn up prior to such unity.

Water ‘reaches’ the thirsty
Water being carried in containers to shops in a Ludhiana market. Ludhiana, May 17
With the mercury soaring, water is always needed to moisten parched throats, but taps often go dry, creating hardships for all. Now, a company has come up with a novel idea of supplying water to shopkeepers of markets like Calibre Plaza, Minerva Market and Chaura Bazar.
Water being carried in containers to shops in a Ludhiana market.—  Photo Rajesh Bhambi.

22 complaints settled
Ludhiana, May 17
Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, today asked all the SDMs to activate Sub-division Level Local Disputes Cells and settle all the cases relating to property at their level, so that the people could get their property disputes settled at the earliest.

‘Overcharging’ telephone rents
Ludhiana, May 17
The telephone subscribers of Maloudh, 45 km from here, have complained that they are being overcharged in the monthly telephone rents.

Anju is Summer Queen
Ludhiana, May 17
Ms Anju was declared Aar Cee Princess, while Ms Priya Kapoor and Ms Shally Grover were declared first and second runners-up (under 35 age group) in the Summer Queen contest organised by the club here today. 
Ms Anju, Aar Cee Princess, flanked by the first and second runners-up in Ludhiana.
Ms Anju, Aar Cee Princess, flanked by the first and second runners-up in Ludhiana. 



Murder case registered after a month
Jagraon, May 17
Balbir Singh of Toose village was poisoned to death by his brother, Gurcharan Singh, on April 16, 2001. In spite of the postmortem got conducted by the police, no case was registered. It is only after a month that the Sudhar police has registered a case under Sections 328 and 302 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Kuldip Kaur, widow of the victim.

Three killed, two hurt in accident
Doraha, May 17
Three persons died on the spot and two were injured in an accident near Gurudwara Atarsar Sahib today. The mishap occurred when a Maruti Zen car (PB-10-N-0838) hit a stationary truck (HR-29-B-8072) from behind. The truck had broken down near the gurdwara. 

Woman alleges molestation
Sahnewal, May 17
In an FIR lodged at the Sahnewal police station, a woman has alleged that she was physically harassed by two persons here.

Man shot at, injured
Ludhiana, May 17
Two unidentified youths shot at an old man at his house in Tagore Nagar this morning. The injured man was rushed to the DMC Hospital where his condition was reported to be stable.Top

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