Sunday, May 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Gentleman’s game marred by brawls, 8 booked
Ludhiana, May 26
A recreational activity has turned into a bitter experience for a number of local cricket players. The flaring up of the tempers in two local cricket matches over minor disputes has led to the registration of cases under various Sections against at least eight youths in different police stations here today.

Talwandi’s escort vehicle hits car, three injured
Ludhiana, May 26
The escort Gypsy of SGPC President Jagdev Singh Talwandi smashed into a car after jumping red light at a crossing near the Maharaja marriage palace this morning, leaving three persons including two girls injured.
The damaged Maruti car involved in an acident with the escort vehicle of SGPC President Jagdev Singh Talwandi in Ludhiana on Saturday.
The damaged Maruti car involved in an acident with the escort vehicle of SGPC President Jagdev Singh Talwandi in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Fifth Guru’s Martyrdom Day observed
Ludhiana, May 26
The Martyrdom Day of the fifth Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji, was observed with the usual religious fervour at all gurdwaras of the city here today.

Chhabeels being organised outside Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib, Ludhiana, to mark the Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev Ji on Saturday. Chhabeels being organised outside Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib, Ludhiana, to mark the Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev Ji on Saturday.
— Photo Inderjeet Verma





Two held in dowry case
Amloh, May 26
The local police has arrested two brothers, Paramjit Singh and Tarsem Singh, residents of Shamashpur village, on the complaint of Ms Rajinder Kaur.

3 proclaimed offenders arrested
Ludhiana, May 26
The Division No 4 police in the city yesterday claimed to have achieved success against anti-social elements in two cases. It has arrested three proclaimed offenders besides solving a theft case within 24 hours of its occurence.

Local bodies being computerised: Tandon
Ludhiana, May 26
The government is all set to introduce the latest Information Technology and computer-based management in the functioning of all the departments dealing with the public to enhance efficiency and to dispose of public problems speedily.

Cong leaders seek change in leadership
Khanna, May 26
Various deputations of Congress leaders from Punjab met Ms Sonia Gandhi in Delhi the other day at her residence and demanded change in present leadership of Punjab, since voters in the state were in favour of the Congress but the present leadership was unable to encash this positive attitude, said a leader of the party.

Traders threaten to resume dharna
Ludhiana, May 26
The Trade and Industries Action Committee of Mandi Gobindgarh has warned the government to resume dharna at Mandi Gobindgarh if any lenient view is taken against Excise and Taxation Department officials who had misbehaved with traders.


Globalisation’s ill effects discussed
Ludhiana, May 26
A meeting of nearly 40 representatives of various social, commercial, labour and political representatives in connection with the ill effects of globalisation on the country was held at Sita Mata Mandir at Daresi Grounds here today.

Lok Bhalai Party to contest 90 seats
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 26
The Lok Bhalai Party will contest 90 seats in the coming Assembly elections in the state and has declared nine candidates so far. Poll adjustments with other like-minded parties, except the Congress, and the SAD-BJP alliance, was not ruled out, said Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, MP and president of the Lok Bhalai Party, while addressing a conference organised by the district unit of the party here yesterday.

Beating the heat — Tiger’s way
Ludhiana, May 26
A tiger, bogged down by the heat and feeling uncomfortable under the shade of a tree, heads toward an artificial pond looking forward to a long dip and relief from the scorching Sun.

Tigers beat the heat at the Tiger Safari in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Tigers beat the heat at the Tiger Safari in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Child care — no child’s play
Ludhiana, May 26
With more and more women taking up jobs or getting involved in other social activities the need for proper care of infants and babies has increased manifold. Baby care needs patience, expertise and lots of love and affection. But sadly there is scarcity of good day care centres and good maids.

A tough road to traverse
Ludhiana, May 26
The road from Jagraon Bridge to Lakshmi Cinema and leading to Christian Dental College and Christian Medical College and Hospital is congested and narrow. The encroachment on both sides of the road slows the heavy traffic. Many rickshaws, carts and three-wheelers are parked on the side.

Plot possession eludes owner
Ludhiana, May 26
Mr Sardari Lal, a businessman, residing in Aggar Nagar locality here, is a harassed man. His 200-square-yards-plot in Mahavir Jain Colony in Sunder Nagar is allegedly under encroachment for the past more than one decade and despite his persistent efforts at the administrative level and a prolonged litigation, he is yet to get possession of what he claims, he lawfully owns.

Anti-Mayor stir to continue
Ludhiana, May 26
The BJP, an alliance partner in the municipal corporation here will continue its protest against the Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, till the civic body initiates effective measures to provide basic amenities to the entire city population, particularly the localities in underdeveloped and undeveloped wards.

When the colossus fell
Ludhiana, May 26
Exactly 37 years ago, I was a class VI student in SAN Jain School in Daresi Grounds and it was the summer break. We lived in our ancestral house in Purana Bazar. The transistor at that time assumed the importance that the television has today. Next to our house, was a hosiery factory where I was playing with my friends. Its owner had a small transistor set and he broke the news of Jawahar Lal Nehru’s death. I heard the sad news being repeated on it.

Chiks are still ‘chic’
Ludhiana, May 26
It is rare to see a person carrying on his ancestral profession and take pride in it. Om Prakash, a ‘chik’-maker, has been in the business of making chiks for more than three decades and before him his parents were doing the same.

Makers of beauty live in poverty
Ludhiana, May 26
A number of Rajasthani families, driven from their homes due to the drought, are living in abject poverty in small huts on Ferozepur Road. Most of them make a living by making statues with plaster of Paris.


Panel members visit KVK
Ludhiana, May 26
The high-power committee constituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to suggest ways and means for streamlining the functioning of Krishi Vigyan Kendras has completed its two-day tour to the city and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).


Gold medal for Dr Kolar
Ludhiana, May 26
Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, has been honoured by the Indian Society of Weed Science with a gold medal for 2000-2001 for his contributions in the field of weed science. Thirteen recommendations based on his research have been included in the package of practices for farmers.

Admission dates for PSEB schools revised
Ludhiana, May 26
Dates for the submission of registration-cum-admission forms at the schools affiliated with the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) were revised following a meeting of the principals of the schools here today.


‘Awareness can improve public health’
Ludhiana, May 26
The 24th public health lecture was organised by the Health Education Cell of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on “Your health in your hands” here on Thursday evening. The lecture was delivered by Dr Harcharan Singh, winner of B.C. Roy Award and former WHO consultant and Advisor Health, Planning Commission of India.

Medical conference on obesity
Ludhiana, May 26
A medical conference on obesity and its management was held at the VLCC here today. Several doctors of the city took part in the conference.


Sub-jr basketball nationals from June 2
Ludhiana, May 26
The 28th sub-junior national basketball championship will be held from June 2 to 7 at Kapurthala. As many as 22 teams have already confirmed their participation in the tournament.


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