Wednesday, May 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Loan sharks back to their killing ways
Youth’s suicide note identifies four
Ludhiana, May 29
The loan sharks, a term used by the police and the media for financiers who charge exorbitant interests, is being heard here again after a youth’s suicide yesterday.

Samples for physicians on sale
Ludhiana, May 29
Big pharmaceutical companies come up with new drugs for the treatment of various diseases. The companies try to make doctors aware of the latest medication, its contents, dosage and therefore pass on free samples to doctors. The more famous doctors get more samples as they have a larger number of patients to see.

Yoga for Indian hockey team again
Ludhiana, May 29
After four years the Indian Hockey Federation has again started giving yoga training to the players to improve their performance in the forthcoming four-nation Samarach Hockey Cup to be held at Moscow from June 12 to 16. Earlier in 1996, the IHF has introduced yoga for the Indian team at the camp before the Champions Trophy which was held at Chennai.

Yogacharya Sanjay Solanki in a yoga session with members of the Indian hockey team on the ground of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Yogacharya Sanjay Solanki in a yoga session with members of the Indian hockey team on the ground of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi



Agriculture Dept staff in a soup
Ludhiana, May 29
The Agriculture Department is finding it hard to save the employees of the department who have been indicted by the Vigilance Department. The Vigilance Department had recently conducted an inquiry against the involvement of Agriculture Development Officials and higher officials of the department in manipulating the data of fertiliser distribution.

Domestic and industrial waste of many localities end up in this drain in Field Ganj, Ludhiana, which always keeps it clogged and overflowing, making it a terror for the nearby residents in rains. IV

Drain makes life miserable
Ludhiana, May 29
Thousands of residents of several localities in Field Ganj and the other areas along the open drain between Delhi railway line and New Civil Hospital in the old city are leading a miserable life. This is because of the indifference of the Municipal Corporation authorities and littering by some residents.

Martyr cremated with honours
Ludhiana, May 29
The mortal remains of Sepoy Harjinder Singh of Sikh Light Infantry, who laid down his life in an encounter with the enemy in the Mendhar Sector of Jammu and Kashmir on May 28, were consigned to the flames with full military honours at his native village, Turmari in Khanna tehsil, here today.


CARETAKERS of the Guru Nanak Bhavan, where most of the city’s cultural programmes are staged, need to take a cue from the staff at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, regarding controlling the mosquito menace in the hall that disturbs the audience. Though the bhavan authorities had been using sprays but the audience were left itching in the two recent shows featuring Kathak danseuse Shobhna Narayan and noted singer Hari Haran.


Better facilities assured for Amarnath Yatris
Ludhiana, May 29
A delegation of the Bhole Bhandari Charitable Trust, a religious organisation engaged in organising langars and providing tented accommodation, called upon the J and K Minister of State for Tourism, Ms Sukina Itoo, on May 21.It was assured of better facilities for the pilgrims to the holy Amarnath cave this season by the minister.

Forum quashes PSEB demand for Rs 69,655
Ludhiana, May 29
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal has quashed the demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board for Rs 69,655 from Parveen Singh, a resident of Vikas Nagar. The forum further directed the PSEB to refund the amount deposited against the said demand along with interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit till the actual payment.

PSEB flouts CM’s announcements
Ludhiana, May 29
The Punjab State Electricity Board is least bothered about the announcements made by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab, during sangat darshan. The Chief Minister had assured the industrialists at a meeting here recently that the fuel surcharge of 5 paise per unit would be abolished, but instead of implementing that decision the Chairman of the board increased the fuel surcharge from 5 paise per unit to 11 paise per unit from a back date.

PSEB employee held on graft charge
Ludhiana, May 29
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau claims to have caught red-handed a revenue accountant of the Punjab State Electricity Board while accepting a bribe in return of decresing an inflated power bill here today.

Fire officers’ charter of demands
Ludhiana, May 29
The Punjab Fire Service Officers Association has again taken up its long-pending demands relating to tone up of fire services in the state with the authorities.

Seminar on traffic safety awareness
Ludhiana, May 29
According to a study, one road accident occurs every four minutes and one person dies every five minutes in India. This was disclosed by Mr K.K. Chadda, co-chairman, committee for traffic safety, Rotary Club, during a seminar on traffic safety awareness organised by the Rotary Club here at Kundan Vidya Mandir yesterday.

Don’t shop, give a call
Ludhiana, May 29
If you do not feel like stepping in the crowded streets of Ludhiana to shop, you need not worry. Services are now available at your doorstep, which is a welcome sign for housewives and working mothers. Now, one can even order groceries over the telephone and get cinema tickets delivered at home.



Children participate in Bhojpuri dance at a school’s annual prize distribution function in Ludhiana on Tuesday.80 students receive prizes
Ludhiana, May 29
Students of primary and middle sections of Kundan Vidya Mandir, city branch, received prizes for their yearly performance on the second day of the annual function held here today.

Children participate in Bhojpuri dance at a school’s annual prize distribution function in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— Photo Inderjeet Verma

A student receives a prize at a school’s annual function in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Students get prizes at annual function
Ludhiana, May 29
Students of the Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, received prizes for their performance in academics, sports and cultural activities at an annual prize distribution function held here today.

A student receives a prize at a school’s annual function in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

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