Sunday, June 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Missing youth case heads towards dead end
Reports of compromise after payment of money

Ludhiana, June 2
More than a month-old mysterious disappearance case of a city youth Jaswinder Singh Anokha, who was allegedly picked up by some cops from a police post near Arora Palace, seems to be heading towards a dead end. 
Construction work at the house of missing youth, Anokha, who went missing a month ago.
Construction work at the house of missing youth, Anokha, who went missing a month ago. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Conman arrested
Ludhiana, June 2
The CIA wing of the police today claimed to have achieved a major success with the arrest of a member of a gang of cheaters who duped several city residents by selling them fake gold bricks.

Woman lodges complaint against husband, in-laws
Sahnewal, June 2
A case was registered yesterday against the husband and in-laws of a woman at the Sahnewal police station on the basis of a complaint lodged by the latter in the form of an application to SP (Traffic).

Lawyers call for strike on June 4
Ludhiana, June 2
Lawyers allover the state will observe a strike on June 4 in protest against the ‘police failure’ to arrest five persons who had attacked and injured a city advocate 10 days ago.




Rs 2.5 crore for development works
Amloh, June 2
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab, has sanctioned Rs 2.5 crore for development works in Amloh constituency. This was stated here today by Mr Balwant Singh Shahpur, MLA, Amloh, while addressing a gathering at Anian village, 1 km from here, after the inauguration of a 1.10 km stretch of road from Anian to Bholia village.

Boy sodomised by 3 youths
Ludhiana, June 2
The Model Town police booked three persons last evening on the charges of sodomising a 10-year-old boy as the relatives of the victim alleged they were facing difficulty in moving out due to the fear of the three accused.

Freedom of speech ‘denied’ to PAU teachers
Show-cause notice issued to professor
Ludhiana, June 2
Close on the heels of the controversy over ‘gagging’ of academicians at Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), has issued a show cause notice to one teacher for speaking to the Press on university affairs.

Medical representatives deny selling physician samples
Ludhiana, June 2
Medical representatives, members of two associations, the Punjab & Chandigarh Medical & Sales Representatives’ Union (PCMSRU) and the Punjab Medical Representatives Association(PMRA) have refuted the allegation levied on them in an article ‘Physicians’ samples ‘not for sale’ that appeared in the Ludhiana Tribune on May 30.

Visually challenged couple marries
Ludhiana, June 2
They might not have seen different hues of the world but happiness filled their lives today with various colours of rainbow. Two visually-challenged tied their nupital knot amidst the chantings of mantras at the local Ram Darbar temple.


Lobbying begins for ticket
Ludhiana, June 2
Although the elections to the Punjab Legislative Assembly may be months away, hectic lobbying for getting the party tickets has already started in almost all the political parties including the BJP, Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal).

Residents protest against construction of road divider
Ludhiana, June 2
Protesting against the construction of a road divider near the bus stand flyover, residents of the area staged a dharna here today claiming it to be an inconvenience to the public.

Encroachers rule the roost in commercial complex
Ludhiana, June 2
A majority of shopkeepers in the prestigious Dhayan Singh Commercial complex near the general bus stand on the link road in the city are upset, thanks to some shopkeepers in the market, who in connivance with the Municipal Corporation staff are holding the entire market to ransom by encroaching upon the pedestrian footpath and open spaces in front of other adjoining shops.
A juice kiosk with its sales counter operates on the pavement outside Dhayan Singh Complex in Ludhiana.
A juice kiosk with its sales counter operates on the pavement outside Dhayan Singh Complex in Ludhiana.
— RB

AISSF scoffs at sangat darshans
Ludhiana, June 2
The All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has scoffed at the sangat darshan programmes of the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, saying that it was a political stunt, aimed at wooing the masses in the last year before coming Assembly elections.

Lok Morcha to take part in June 4 rally
Ludhiana, June 2
The Lok Morcha, Punjab, comprising the Moulder and Steel Workers Union, Lok Sangharsh Committee, Hosiery Workers Union, will participate in the June 4 rally at Khanna to demand the release Mr Harjinder Singh, president, Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union.

Flavour of the week
INCE the schools and colleges have closed, traffic has eased off to quite an extent. Hapless students packed like sardines in three-wheelers, rickshaws, and buggies have vanished as well as the ‘little ones’ burdened with heavy bags. Even the ladies’ clubs have closed for summer months. 


United India Insurance to tap rural market
Ludhiana, June 2
The United India Insurance, which at present has about 30 per cent share of the total Rs 300 crore general insurance market of Punjab, has planned to tap the rural market in a big way. Out of the total Rs 85 crore business of the company in the state, the share of the rural market has been about 25 per cent till now.

Waste dealers hail cut in octroi
Ludhiana, June 2
The Punjab Waste Dealers Association (Woollens and Synthetics), at a meeting held here today, hailed the decision of the state government to cut the octroi on all kinds of waste. The government had recently reduced the octroi from Rs 25 per quintal to Rs 10 per quintal in the state.

Industrialists threaten stir against PSEB
Ludhiana, June 2
The Ludhiana Small Scale Manufacturers Association (LSSMA) has threatened to launch an agitation from June 11 against anti-industry policies of the state government, indiscriminate increase in fuel surcharge and the rate of advance security deposits (ASD) by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB). 


Dr Nayyar takes over


Bhanot honoured


Health camp
Ludhiana, June 2
The Eye Bank, Mansuran, in collaboration with K.N. Associates, organised a special family health awareness seminar at Kalakh village, Pakhowal, to create awareness against AIDS and drug addiction.


Football coaching camps
Ludhiana, June 2
The Punjab Women’s Football Association will organise four coaching camps for the Punjab women’s football team which will participate in the 31st National games to be held in the state from September 16 to 29, according to a press release issued by the Punjab Women’s Football Association here today.

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