Saturday, May 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Boys outshine girls in Class XII exam
Ludhiana, May 25
Hard work, regularity and encouragement from teachers and parents has brought laurels to the several Class XII students of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, the results of which were declared here today.

4 directors of firm booked for power theft
Ludhiana, May 25
The local officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) supported by certain factions of the city’s Industrial groups are on a collision course over the former’s move to book a city-based industrialist on charges of theft of power and beating of PSEB employees who had conducted a raid on the industry premises.

City police nabs swindler
Ludhiana, May 25
He opened new finance companies, lured hundreds of people with higher rates of interest on their savings and promised to double their money in the shortest possible time and then fled away leaving the investors high and dry. He then moved over to another city, to dupe more people, this was the modus operandi of the alleged master swindler, Naib Singh Dhillon.

Fire-fighting exercises at ammunition depot
Ludhiana, May 25
In the wake of massive fire at the army ordnance sub-depot at Birdwal near Suratgarh in Rajasthan yesterday and at the ammunition depot in Pathankot recently, the army authorities at the Badowal Ammunition Depot have also started taking safety measures against any such eventuality.




Traders plan agitation against MC
Elevated road controversy
Ludhiana, May 25
Close on the heels of an indefinite protest by the Bharatiya Janata Party against the City Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, the Sangharsh Samiti of traders and shopkeepers has also decided to launch an agitation against the MC administration on the issue of the controversial elevated road project.


FCI flayed for discrimination
Samrala, May 25
The Food Corporation of India which is a Central Nodal Agency for foodgrain procurement and movement is discriminating against Punjab and its state foodgrain agencies regarding the movement of foodgrain particularly wheat stocks lying in the state.

Driver left in lurch by transporter
Ludhiana, May 25
Thanks to the apathy of a local transporter, one of his drivers is lying behind the bars in Madhya Pradesh. The transporter is allegedly not coming forward to help the driver nor has he paid any salary to his family, living in Sheikh Daulat village in Jagraon tehsil.

Tension at Nanaksar gurdwara again
Nanaksar (Ludhiana), May 25
The holy shrine of Nanaksar is once again in news and once again for the wrong reasons. This time controversy was raised over the issue of demanding donations from devotees, against the norms set by its founder Baba Nand Singh.

Murder case turns murkier
Ludhiana, May 25
Mystery surrounding the recovery of the body of a worker, Harvilas, from a factory in Gill village, near here, four days ago has deepened further with the post-mortem report hinting that the man had not died of any external injury and but died after consuming poison.

Gala time for kids
Ludhiana, May 25
It was a gala time for the tiny tots attending a summer camp here today. They enjoyed each others’ company, danced to the various tunes of latest Hindi film numbers, played with colourful balloons and balls for more than two hours.

Children in various age groups enjoying a ‘pool party’ during a summer camp in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo: Rajesh Bhambi
Children in various age groups enjoying a ‘pool party’ during a summer camp in Ludhiana on Friday.

he summer heat is causing summer madness which can be seen on the roads of Ludhiana. The increase in the number of vehicles and the impatience of the drivers makes a cautious driver thank his lucky stars when he reached home unseathed.


Chambers’ plea to Badal on power hike
Ludhiana, May 25
While Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is busy pleasing’ the industry by giving it concessions whereas the Punjab State Electricity Board is demolishing the same. The Chief Minister had announced a number of concessions to the industry in a day-long meeting with the local industrialists on May 15 The concessions announced by the Chief Minister have not yet been implemented.


Academic Council okays controversial decision
Ludhiana, May 25
The two-year-long controversy over the change of designation of Dr S.K. Singla, Professor of Statistics, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), took a decisive turn when the Academic Council of PAU at a meeting held today approved to change his designation amidst allegation of favouritism levelled against the university authorities.

Stop use of tobacco: VC
Ludhiana, May 25
Academicians of the city have started vowing to start a crusade against the tobacco menace. Coming forward among others is Dr K. S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, who has appealed to the masses to shun tobacco and fight against the abuse.


Summer Queen contest
Ludhiana, May 25
An inter-club Summer Queen contest was organised by Venus Ladies Club at Malhotra Mahal, Dugri, today. Participants from over eight ladies clubs took part in the contest.

Blood donation camp held
Ludhiana, May 25
The staff and students of Lord Mahavira Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital donated around 25 units of blood during a blood donation camp organised here yesterday.


400m synthetic track laid
Ludhiana, May 25
The much awaited 400-m synthetic track laying project at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium here was completed today and only marking on the track is left. The stadium will be ready to host any national and international event very soon.

A synthetic track laid at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday.

A synthetic track laid at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday.


DC orders transfer of Panchayat Secretary
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 25
During sangat darshan held at Kotla Fazal village in the district, Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, ordered the transfer of the Panchayat Secretary of the village after getting the complaint from the village panchayat.

PSEB to upgrade ME labs
Ludhiana, May 25
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has decided to upgrade its meter equipment (ME) labs by investing Rs 6 crore in purchasing computerised meter checking equipment. The board plans to replace or repair all faulty, burnt and obsolete meters in the state in phased manner.

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