Monday, May 28, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Khanna is scared after robberies
Police to introduce night patrols
Ludhiana, May 27
After six robberies at Khanna in the past week, residents of the town are scared. The police says that it has taken appropriate measures to avert such incidents. Residents of the outer areas have resorted to night patrols and the Khanna police has decided to introduce ‘thikri pheras’ in the police district. 

Revival of Indo-Pak cricket Tests hailed
Ludhiana, May 27
The possible revival of Indo-Pak cricket matches has widely been hailed by the cricket enthusiasts and others as well. The common people hope that the revival of cricket between the two countries will definitely help in reducing friction between the two countries.

Baddowal evictions flare up row
3 get notices, others untouched
Ludhiana, May 27
Many persons here are unhappy with the district administration because it has issued eviction notices to only three persons who own buildings within a 1,000-yard radius of the Field Ammunition Depot at Baddowal.

ACs removed under austerity drive turning into junk
Ludhiana, May 27
A large number of ACs removed from the various departments of Punjab Agricultural University lie dumped in a store on the campus and face the threat of turning into junk thus putting a question mark on the much-publicised austerity measure scheme under which the AC’s were removed from the departments to be installed in the guest house to generate more revenue.



Probe human smuggling, demands YC
Ludhiana, May 27
The Punjab Youth Congress has urged the state government to order a judicial probe into the alleged involvement of two ministers of the state government, Mr Sujan Singh and Mr Sohan Singh Thadal in the smuggling of youths to other countries.

Terrorist surrenders to reason
Ludhiana, May 27
“Bullet is not a solution to any problem,” said Rachpal Singh Lali, a militant who had surrendered before the Jagraon police past month. He was talking to reporters at his residence in Sidhwan Kalan village near here yesterday.

An academic globe-trotter
QBAL has been a common name in composite Punjab — Mohammed Iqbal, Iqbal Rai, Iqbal Chand, Iqbal Masih and Iqbal Singh to quote a few. In respect of Ludhiana, let us short-list Iqbal to three: Mohammed Iqbal Ahuja and Iqbal Singh Bhatia. Allama Iqbal is related to Ludhiana by marriage.



A tailor aiming for record books
Ludhiana, May 27
Here’s good news for people who hate to change their clothes daily! Twentyseven-year-old Pawan Kumar Kailay, a resident of Goraya, has stitched a jacket that can be worn not just once or twice but 32 times and every time, it will give a brand new look.

BJP refutes charges on elevated road project
Ludhiana, May 27
The Ludhiana unit of the Bharatiya Janta Party today refuted the charge that it was hindering the development of Ludhiana by opposing the elevated road project of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

BSP to contest all seats in Punjab, declares Kanshi Ram
Doraha, May 27
"The Bahujan Samaj Party favours reservation for jats under the OBC category,'' said Mr Kanshi Ram, President of the party, who was here to attend the Jat sammelan organised by the BSP yesterday.

Badal-Tohra unity sought
Ludhiana, May 27
Mr Mal Singh Ghuman, a senior Akali leader and member of the SGPC, has called for unity between the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra.

Fire leaves boy dead, 5 injured
Ludhiana, May 27
A two-year-old boy was feared charred to death and five others, including women and children, suffered serious burn injuries when a devestating fire broke out in the dera of Gujjars in Jaspal Banger village, 20 km from here, this evening.

Jawaharlal Nehru remembered
Ludhiana, May 27
Once again exhibiting sharp inter-party divisions and differences, separate functions were organised by Congress workers to pay homage to first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru on his 37th death anniversary here today.



Boy killed in road accident
Ludhiana, May 27
A young boy of Jamalpur Awana, Deepu, was killed when a truck hit the Maruti Esteem car in which he was travelling with four other youngsters of the same village at Samrala Chowk around 12.45 last night.

Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, May 27
A middle-aged man committed suicide at Ishar Nagar here last night. His body was found hanging with a piece of cloth from the ceiling of his house by his family members.

Booked for threatening suicide
Ludhiana, May 27
In a unique case, the district police has booked a farmer for threatening to commit suicide in front of the Chief Minister’s residence on the basis of his statement published in an English newspaper.

Scooter thief arrested
Sahnewal, May 27
A scooter was allegedly stolen from Lakhowal and the thief has been arrested and sent to jail as claimed by the police.


Gur Mandi remains a tinder-box
Ludhiana, May 27
Experience, they say, is the best teacher. However, it seems that the inferno in Gur Mandi on October 19, 1991, in which property worth crores was gutted and 77 precious human lives lost has failed to impart any lesson to the shopkeepers of perhaps the busiest market of the city.

‘Knitwear exports can grow’
Ludhiana, May 27
The current level of exports of knitwear from Ludhiana has exceeded Rs 1000 crore and it has the potential to grow substantially if marketed aggressively. It has been growing at a rate of 20 to 25 per cent since 1995. 



Raise pass marks to 60 per cent, says Garcha
Ludhiana, May 27
The higher and secondary education in the state is in bad shape. The lack of quality education in schools and colleges has caused frustration and lack of direction among the students. 



Nagmas thrill the audience
Ludhiana, May 27
For the music lovers a programme, Nagma, was organised by the Adeeb International and City Club here last evening. The programme started with rendering of a melodious bhajan ‘Alla tero naam,Ishwar tero naam’, Parmeet, a doctor, and Gurmeet, an architect delighted the audience with their songs, “Kaise tere bagair guzri tamam raat”, and “Yaad nahin kya kya”.

Cyrus SahukarMTV’s Cyrus hunts for stars
Ludhiana, May 27
Six feet three inches tall and packaged with loads of attitude Cyrus Sahukar, MTV’s fun and delightful VJ, host of MTV’s WebWatch,was in Ludhiana recently for ‘call in’ programme to give star aspirants tips to enrol for MTV and Coca Cola Star Hunt presented by MTV is looking for 11 talented individuals to play lead roles in the movie, “Ishq Vishq Pyar Vyar” to be directed by famous Ken Ghosh.

Jazz — a different sound of music
Ludhiana, May 27
Percussionist Anandan Sivamani and jazz guru Louis Banks were in city today. In an interview, Sivamani said his father was a great drum player, but he never allowed him to touch drums. 


‘Stress, tension related to infertility’
Ludhiana, May 27
If the newly married girl is in her early twenties, do not burden her to have a baby soon. Parents and in-laws should give some time to the couple to settle down and understand each other. Stress, tension and burden can be some of the major factors contributing to infertility.Top

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