Saturday, May 19, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Elevated road project approved amidst high drama
 Ludhiana, May 18
The general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation  today approved the controversial elevated road project amidst high political drama, with the isolated and marginalised Bharatiya Janata Party councillors sitting on dharna on the floor of the House and shouting slogans against ‘adamant attitude’ and ‘high-handedness’ of the city Mayor Apinder Singh Grewal and the MC administration.

City Mayor Apinder Singh Grewal tries to pacify irate residents, protesting against poor water supply and ‘partisan’ attitude of the MC authorities, outside the meeting hall of the MC in Ludhiana on Friday. 
— Photo Inderjit Verma
City Mayor Apinder Singh Grewal tries to pacify irate residents, protesting against poor water supply and ‘partisan’ attitude of the MC authorities, outside the meeting hall of the MC in Ludhiana on Friday.

Students of COAE to continue strike
Ludhiana, May 18
The agitating students of the College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, have decided to continue their week-long strike as their meeting with the Education Minister, Mr Tota Singh, remained inconclusive yesterday.



Who says law and order is a problem?
Ludhiana, May 18
If the observations made and the views expressed at a meeting of the leaders of various political parties with the Principal Secretary Home, Mr Bikramjit Singh, and the Director General of Police, Mr Sarbjeet Singh, yesterday are any indication, all was well with Ludhiana.

Agile cops catch fleeing murderers
Ludhiana, May 18
Five policemen of Sadar police station arrested two suspected robbers who had just shot dead a person in Ghumar Mandi at about 10.45 last night

Check post-harvest losses: VC
Ludhiana, May 18
Dr Dirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, while speaking at the 23rd annual workshop of the All-India Coordinated Research Project on the Post-Harvest Technology organised at the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology here said, “The agricultural research needs to develop technologies to reduce the post-harvest losses incurred by the farmers.

Manipulated meetings?
Ludhiana, May 18
The behind-the-scene activities at the meet-the-public event held by the Home-Secretary, Punjab and DGP, Punjab, are equally interesting. According to sources, the pleasant picture of the city presented by ‘public-representatives’ was the result of a two-day exercise undertaken by the city police. 

Arora hints at radical reforms in administration
Ludhiana, May 18
Punjab Chief Secretary N.K. Arora today hinted at radical reforms in the state administration, particularly in the power, health and education sectors. Briefing reporters after addressing a meeting of officers of the local administration and the police, he said there was a need for changing the conservative mindset and adopting a creative and innovative approach.

The crowning glory of life
T is the last of life, according to Robert Browning, for which the first was made. Old age is a boon in the sense that one has the satisfaction of having lived life to the full. The bonus years that one spends in this world provide joy to the heart and with each calendar year one ascends the next step of the ladder. 



Sangat darshan not a solution to problems
Machhiwara, May 18
Though the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, was visiting every assembly constituency area for redressing the problems in the form of sangat darshan programme, but these visits have failed to redress the common problems of the people so far as it was not enough to grant money to panchayat.

      Rishu          Ravneet         Harpreet       Sukhmani

City lures career-oriented women
Ludhiana, May 18
Gone are the days when the Indian woman was restricted to the confines of her home and was ‘blissfully unaware’ of the word ‘career’. Due to the social changes over the past three decades and the recent phenomena of globalisation, and the ensuing privatisation, the entire concept of women’s careers has undergone a sea change.

Disabled left in the lurch
Ludhiana, May 18
After two and a half year of applying for an STD PCO and a photostat shop in the New Court premises under the handicap quota, Mr Raj Kumar Gautam (50) is still waiting for the allotment of the shop.

Hypocrite exposed by Tarksheel Society
Sahnewal, May 18
A tantrik has been exposed by the Tarksheel Society, Sahnewal, when he admitted in writing that he has no heavenly powers and is an ordinary human being. It was on the quick reasoning and rational judgement of Mr Balwinder Singh, sarpanch of Dharour village, that the Tarksheel Society was asked to intervene in the matter and expose the tantrik.

Oldest granny is no more
Jhande (Ludhiana), May 18
Basant Kaur, the oldest granny, is no more. She passed away on May 15 at the age of 116. She was probably the oldest lady who was listed in the last census held on February 9 in this village. Census officials took pride in listing her as the first person to be counted in this small village, where she came as a young bride about 100 years ago from Bassian village.

HERE was some relief from the oppressive heat wave. Showers here brought down temperatures, bringing cheer and joy to the Ludhianvis.The police says, “police force mange mor”. Mor vehicles, mor police personnel, mor funds, mor facilities.  At the directive of the Chief Minister, Director-General Police Sarabjit Singh and Home Secretary Bikramjit Singh held a meeting with councillors.

Kids enjoy wading in water at the Day-Care Centre at PAU, Ludhiana. An ideal day-care centre for kids
Ludhiana, May 18
With the numbers of working women swelling ,the need of the hour is to have good baby care centres, that left children be in healthy, hygienic surroundings for the proper growth of the child. 

Kids enjoy wading in water at the Day-Care Centre at PAU, Ludhiana.

Hariharan to perform in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, May 18
The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam has organised a programme of famous gazal maestro Hariharan on May 22 in Ludhiana at Guru Nanak Bhavan. Hariharan is one of the renowned gazal singers and adept in classical singing.

Triplets born
Sahnewal, May 18
Three babies, including a boy and two girls, were delivered by a woman of Nizampur, Payal tehsil, yesterday. All three were delivered at home and were reported to be hale and hearty.



Rioting case against mob
Ludhiana, May 18
Almost two weeks after an angry mob damaged a number of police vehicles and gheraoed Haibowal police station for more than 24 hours, the city police today registered a case against unknown persons for rioting, damaging government property, a breach of the peace and being members of an unlawful assembly.

Dowry death accused arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 18
The Dehlon police today arrested four persons accused in the alleged dowry death case of newly married Baljinder Kaur, a resident of Barrewal, near the city.

Lahan stocks seized
Ludhiana, May 18
In a major joint operation, excise officials of Jalandhar and Ludhiana conducted a raid along the banks of the Sutlej and destroyed a huge amount of illicit liquor. The operation started at 5 a.m. on Thursday and continued till late in the afternoon.

Girl abducted
Doraha, May 18
A girl was allegedly abducted by a boy, his sister and mother, while she was on her way to attend a tuition class on May 14. Gurmukh Singh of Jaargari village has lodged a complaint with the police that her daughter, Sukhwinder Kaur, went out of the house on May 14 at about 2.30 pm.


Agro-techies to hold statewide protest
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 18
The Agriculture Technocrats Action Committee, Punjab, will organise a state-level protest rally here on 19 May for the implementation of their already conceded demands.Top

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