Thursday, May 31, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Devinder Kaur, who was injured by robbers in Bharti Colony, Ludhiana, on Tuesday night. Armed robbers strike in Bharti Colony; 3 injured
Ludhiana, May 30
About six armed robbers struck at a house in Bharti Colony just on the outskirts of the city late last night and seriously injured three persons, including a woman, besides allegedly decamping with cash and jewellery.
Devinder Kaur, who was injured by robbers in Bharti Colony, Ludhiana, on Tuesday night. — Photo Inderjit Verma 

DNA report goes in favour of DSP
Ludhiana, May 30
The much-talked about Jagraon murder case in which DSP Ashok Puri is the main accused seems to have taken a curious turn with the DNA report stating that the five-month-old child of Gurjit Kaur was not fathered by the accused. 

Harassment by the DMC security staff
Ludhiana, May 30
Complaints of rude behaviour by the security staff of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital seems to have become a routine. While the Ludhiana Tribune has, in the past, received several complaints by the relatives of the patients of having suffered harassment at the hands of security guards, a Tribune team had today had a first hand experience of the way they treat visitors.



PAU to get Rs 15-cr corpus fund for research
Ludhiana, May 30
In order to overcome the shortcomings of the present inflexible system of distribution of funds earmarked for various research projects, the Punjab Agricultural University has mooted a proposal to the state government for a granting a fund of Rs 15 crore to pay special attention to the research related to diversification of agriculture.

‘Summit welcome, though much isn’t expected’
Ludhiana, May 30
The proposed Indo-Pak summit-level talks, likely to be held between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajapyee and Pakistani military ruler General Parvez Musharaaf in the month of June, seem to have generated little optimism among the people. 

School students exposed to tobacco, liquor menace
A bar constructed adjacent to Kundan Vidya Mandir, city branch, in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, May 30
Young generation in the city, including schoolchildren, is getting deeper and deeper into addiction of tobacco, liquor and other intoxicants. Even as the world celebrates the No Tobacco Day on May 31, little has been done to spread awareness about the ill-effects of tobacco.
A bar adjacent to Kundan Vidya Mandir, city branch, in Ludhiana. IV



Phones out of order
Ludhiana, May 30
Several telephones of the private telephone company, Connect, have remained disrupted for the past some time. The subscribers are facing a lots of hardship due to the non-working telephones. 

Lok Morcha plans mass movement
Ludhiana, May 30
The Sanja Lok Morcha will launch a mass movement to highlight failures of the Akali-BJP government in Punjab. In the first phase dharnas will be held at all the district headquarters starting from Jalandhar on June 14.

Protest against BJP leader’s remarks
Workers of the District Valmiki Sabha burn an effigy of Mr Harbans Lal Sethi, head of the urban cell of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, at Ghanta Ghar Chowk, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Ludhiana, May 30
Hundreds of workers of the District Valmiki Sabha led by the body’s Chairman, Mr Ram Parkash Gill, held a protest march against Mr Harbans Lal Sethi, head of the urban cell of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, for his “objectionable remarks” against the Valmiki sect. 
Workers of the District Valmiki Sabha burn an effigy of Mr Harbans Lal Sethi, head of the urban cell of the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, at Ghanta Ghar Chowk, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. IV

Beauty and herbal products go hand-in-hand
Ludhiana, May 30
“The first batch of lipsticks that we manufactured and sent to our dealers came back to us because the sticks broke and the colour spread,” admits Ms Vijay Dhingra, who is into cosmetics business and her cosmetics are sold off the shelf in the northern region.

Road in colony dug by LIT staff
Ludhiana, May 30
Residents of Kabir Colony on Pakhowal Road here have alleged that the engineering staff of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, acting in a high-handed manner, dug and damaged a portion of the connecting road in F Block of the colony which had been used as a passage for the past more than 20 years.

SAD-BJP govt neglected youth: YC
Ludhiana, May 30
The SAD-BJP government in the state has neglected the youth during its four and half year rule in the state. Not even a single scheme for the welfare of youth has been formulated by the government during this period.

Shiv Sena questions BJP on Zaffarwal
Ludhiana, May 30
Reacting to a news reports that Wassan Singh Zaffarwal would be entering active politics, the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray), Punjab unit, today fired its first salvo against the former militant.

Amarnath Yatra registration to start on June 10
Ludhiana, May 30
The registration for the Amarnath Yatra will start on June 10 and the first batch of pilgrims will leave Ludhiana on July 1. According to Mr Rajinder Sharma, President, Shri Amarnath Yatra Welfare Board, all arrangements have been finalised. 

Probe sought into SBI’s promotion test
Ludhiana, May 30
The Indian National Bank Employees Congress has demanded a high level inquiry by an independent agency into the promotion test of State Bank of India, alleging several irregularities in the same.

Dharna by telecom employees 
Ludhiana, May 30
The National Federation of Telecom Employees Union of the BSNL staged a dharna against the BSNL’s policy to take up rented accommodations for office purpose outside the office of the General Manager, Telecom, here today.



Woman foils bid to kidnap son
Ludhiana, May 30
Four persons reportedly tried to kidnap a 12-year-old boy of an industrialist family from his house on Mall Road here yesterday. The boy’s mother foiled the attempt. The police has received the complaint, but a case is yet to be registered. 



Session on rice-wheat cropping pattern
Ludhiana, May 30
‘‘To solve the problems created by the rice-wheat cropping pattern in the North-Western region of the country, an activity oriented programme is the need of the hour,’’ opined Dr C.R. Hazara, Agricultural Production Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture, while inaugurating a session on “rice-wheat cropping system and its management,” held at Punjab Agricultural University, here yesterday.


Embroidery contest held
Ludhiana, May 30
The Vardhaman Spinning Mills organised an embroidery contest for the students of middle and senior sections of Kundan Vidya Mandir here yesterday. Among the Class VI students, Komal Sabharwal, Praneet Dhaliwal and Suchi were declared first, second and third, respectively.


Forum directs finance company to pay Rs 3,00,000
Ludhiana, May 30
The District Consumer Forum has directed M/s Hoffland Finance Limited, a Delhi-based company, to pay Rs 3,00,000 to the heirs of late Surjit Singh, a resident of Model Town. The forum further directed the company to pay interest at the rate of 18 per cent from the date of deposit till actual payment along with Rs 500 as cost of litigation. 

Bar flays police action
Ludhiana, May 30
The District Bar Association has condemned the high-handedness of the Jalandhar police and opposed the registration of a criminal case against two senior advocates, Mr Dalip Garg and Mr Krishan Lal Kochar of Ludhiana, at Division No 4 police station, Jalandhar.



6th PAU student for Asian hockey


Agencies defacing govt property booked
Ludhiana, May 30
The district administration seems to have decided to act tough on companies and advertisement agencies indulging in defacing of the government buildings by pasting posters on their boundary walls. 

Brick-kiln owners told to follow rules
Ludhiana, May 30
The district administration has told all brick-kiln owners of the district to follow the rules on the storage and sale of bricks rigidly. At a meeting of the brick-kiln owners here yesterday, the District Food and Supplies Controller, Mr Parveen Vij, told them not to store and sell bricks outside the kilns in the city.Top

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