Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India



SC stays demolition of 2 marriage palaces
Ludhiana, June 12
A vacation Bench of the Supreme Court has stayed the demolition of two marriage palaces, Fifth Milestone and Four Aces, till July 9 , when the case comes up for hearing before the apex court.

Punjab plunges into darkness
Ludhiana, June 12
Failure of two power units, one each of the Lehra Mohabbat thermal plant and the Bathinda thermal plant yesterday, plunged Punjab into a power crisis. The failure of the two plants to generate power resulted in a loss of as many as 70 lakh units of power to the state. The demand for power consumption also increased following transplantation of paddy and rise in temperature for the past few days.

Policemen regulate traffic at Mata Rani Chowk. Policemen regulate traffic at Mata Rani Chowk, following a power failure in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

43 city quacks face action
Ludhiana, June 12
The Ludhiana health department finally appears to have cracked the whip on quacks practising illegally in different parts of the city. The Civil Surgeon, Dr Rajinder Kaur, has forwarded a list of 43 such quacks to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to take appropriate action against them.




Mr Suresh Arora (IPS)Suresh Arora takes over as DIG
Ludhiana, June 12
Mr Suresh Arora (IPS) who has assumed charge as the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Ludhiana Range, will strive to make police people-friendly, end instances of police high-handedness and minimise police interference in disputes of civil nature.

Row over wheat market fee
Khanna, June 12
The row over market fee and rural development fund on wheat purchased from Uttar Pardesh by local flour mills intensified when the mills again purchased more than 7,000 quintals of wheat from outside Punjab. The Khanna Market Committee has already served notices to two local flour mills for not depositing 2 per cent market fee and 2 per cent RDF, amounting to about Rs 4.50 lakh for wheat purchased by them last month. Despite the fact that the issue was not solved, the flour mills again bought 14 wagons of wheat on June 2.

Colleges to have more vocational courses
Ludhiana, June 12
Four city colleges are likely to have additional vocational courses for BA students from the coming session. The courses will be UGC-supported and conducted with minimal fee charges. The number of seats for the existing vocational courses conducted by the colleges is also expected to be increased this year.

Extortionist arrested
Ludhiana, June 12
He made an elaborate plan to extort lakhs of rupees from a city resident but simply walked into the trap laid by a team of the city police, which with the aid of a hidden camera claimed to have caught him red-handed.

Alleged extortionist Krishan Murti (blue shirt) in police custody. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

The alleged extortionist Krishan Murti in police custody.

Award for DMCH doctor, PAU scientists
Ludhiana, June 12
Four faculty members from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and a doctor from local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital have been conferred with the Dr G.R. Murhibhavi award for their joint research on biochemical alterations in lead toxicity in buffalo calves.

Cong will make a comeback in Punjab: Makwana
Ludhiana, June 12
The All-India Congress Committee (AICC) observer and former Union Minister, Dr Yogendra Makwana, today expressed confidence that factionalism in the state and district units of the party, as well as the front bodies at various levels notwithstanding, the Congress was poised for a comeback in the coming assembly elections.
AICC observer Yogendra Makwana interacts with Congress functionaries at Circuit House in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
AICC observer Yogendra Makwana interacts with Congress functionaries at Circuit House in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

One killed in accident
Khanna, June 12
In an accident on the G T Road, near civil courts, today, the driver of a truck (JK-02-F-4447), Rajinder Singh, a resident of Rangpur village, Jammu district, died on the spot, while the owner of the truck, Bachan Singh, a resident of R.S. Pura, Jammu district, was seriously injured. He has been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Khanna.


Interim bail for Rima Jain
Ludhiana, June 12
The Ludhiana District and Sessions Judge, Mr Justice S.S. Arora, has granted an interim bail to Rima Jain, against whom a case had been registered under Sections 307, 356 and 323 of the IPC on the complaint of her sister-in-law, Sangeeta Jain.


Four cases of dengue reported in city
Ludhiana, June 12
Several cases of dengue have been reported from different parts of the city during the past two days. An official of the Health Department, while confirming these cases, disclosed that four cases were reported from the city and one case was reported from Ferozepore district.

Fellowship for CMCH doctor
Ludhiana, June 12
Dr Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, lecturer, Department of Neurology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, has been awarded the World Federation of Neurology Junior Travelling Fellowship for 2001.Top

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