Sunday, May 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India



SHO transferred after Akalis hold dharna
Ludhiana, May 19
The SHO, Sadar police station, Mr Ramandeep Singh, was today transferred to the Police Lines after a two-hour dharna was staged by the District Akali Dal in front of SSP Kuldip Singh’s residence demanding action against the cop for allegedly manhandling a youth Akali Dal leader Manpreet Singh Jung, four days ago.

BJP loses ground on elevated road project
Ludhiana, May 19
In a development which was bound to have far reaching political ramification in the coming civic elections scheduled for next year, BJP councillors were isolated in the general House meeting of the Municipal Corporation here yesterday.

PAU scientist to be honoured in Sydney today
Ludhiana, May 19
Dr Milkha Singh AulakhDr Milkha Singh Aulakh, senior soil Scientist at Punjab Agricultural University, will be awarded the International Fertiliser Award-2001 at Sydney tomorrow. Dr Aulakh becomes the first Indian to be bestowed with the prestigious award which has been conferred upon scientists from selected countries including the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Israel, Brazil and China.



2 arrested for looting liquor vends
Ludhiana , May 19
In a swift action, a team of the Sadar Police Station managed to catch two of the four robbers who had allegedly robbed two liquor vends in two villages last night. Jaswant Singh and Pargat Singh two alleged robbers, were caught after hot pursuit by a team of Sadar police station led by SHO Ramandeep Singh at about 11.30 p.m. last night.

Keeping kids away from mischief
Ludhiana, May 19
Summer vacations bring, relief as well as opportunities for tiny-tots. Most city schools are already closed for the summer break, while others are scheduled to close shortly.



Residents cry for basic amenities
Ludhiana, May 19
In a classic case of utter neglect, apathy and indifference of the Municipal Corporation, thousands of residents of Kabir Nagar and adjoining localities on the Daba road in ward No 24 are denied basic civic amenities.

Foundation damaged, construction yet to begin
Ahmadgarh, May 19
The foundation stone of a stadium, which was laid by the Sports Minister, Punjab, Mr. Nusrat Ali Khan, at Chhanna village adjoining this town about two years ago, has been damaged while the construction of the stadium is yet to begin.

Akali leader distributes cheques
Ludhiana, May 19
Senior Akali leader and former minister, Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal today distributed cheques worth Rs five lakh among various panchayats in Kila Raipur assembly segment for developmental works. 

Forum penalises BSNL
Ludhiana, May 19
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to pay Rs 5,000 along with Rs 500 as cost of litigation on account of deficiency in services to Mr Kishan Singh, a resident of Subhash Nagar.

Traffic blocked
Khanna, May 19
Residents of Bhatian village, mostly women, blocked traffic for more than two hours on the GT road, Khanna, in protest against the death of a man in an accident in which a gypsy of local private octroi contractors was involved. 



Cottons are cool but costly
Ludhiana, May 19
In this part of the country, you need to have two kinds of clothes — one for the summer and the other for the winter. The summer trends in clothes are affected by the fashion in the western world. 

BJP hails concessions for industry
Ludhiana, May 19
The district unit of the BJP has welcomed the concessions announced by the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, during his ‘sangat darshan’ with the industry here on Tuesday.

Industry resents MC notices
Ludhiana, May 19
Mr Joginder Kumar, President, Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India, in a press statement issued here today decried the notices issued by health officials of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, regarding the removal of industrial waste under 283 Section (B) (a) of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976.



Substandard seeds worry admn, farmers
Ludhiana, May 19
The substandard seeds being sold in the open market have become a cause of serious concern for farmers as well as agricultural experts in the state. The three advisory committees of Punjab Agricultural University, including the Kisan Committee, the Animal Husbandry Committee and the Fruit and Vegetable Committee which met here, appealed to the PAU to test the non-recommended seed varieties available in the market.

Training course for farmers
Ludhiana, May 19
The Directorate of the Extension Education of Punjab Agricultural University, is organising a three months training course in agriculture from August 1 to October 31 for farmers of the state.


These cheerful boys are part of the bhangra team of Akal Sahai Convent Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana. Prize distribution function
Ludhiana, May 19
Akal Sahai Convent Senior Secondary School affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board held a cultural function and distributed prizes to meritorious students today. The chief guest for the function was Col G.R. Tetrawal.
These cheerful boys are part of the bhangra team of Akal Sahai Convent Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjit Verma



PCMS panel resents govt move
Ludhiana, May 19
The PCMS Association is up in arms against the state government to get implemented the pending recommendations, which have been accepted by the fourth Pay Commission regarding the grant of certain allowances and redesignation of Senior Medical Officers as Deputy Civil Surgeons.Top

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