Sunday, June 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India



Cong eyes Mayor’s post
Justifies stand in joining forces with the BJP

Ludhiana, June 16
‘‘Politics makes strange bed fellows’’ - seems to be coming true as the BJP has reportedly made overtures during the last few days to its arch political opponent - Congress, in a desperate bid to muster the required two-third strength to dislodge the city Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal.

Broker denies involvement in Baddowal case
Ludhiana, June 16
The plot involving the Baddowal controversy seems to be deepening further, with one of the brokers having admitted before his close associates that he approached the marriage palace owners on behalf of another broker, who has served as an office-bearer also and is close to the corridors of power. 

Fake forms sold inside university campus?
Ludhiana, June 16
Scores of city students have failed to apply for B.Ed through distance education at the University of Jammu in time as they were allegedly duped by some university employees who sold them fake admission forms.

Car-borne miscreants beat up MC men
Ludhiana, June 16
Two employees of the Municipal Corporation — Saheb Lal and Brij Narain — were beaten up by unidentified car-borne miscreants and their supporters in the Model Town locality last evening. Despite registration of a case in the Model Town police station here, no arrests have been made so far, creating resentment among MC employees.


This is the Sutlej, choked by polythene bags that people throw into it. Polluting environment religiously
Ludhiana, June 16
Widespread belief in the supernatural and superstitions makes a number of people here perform various rituals at the cost of ecology and environment.

This is the Sutlej, choked by polythene bags that people throw into it. 

Chief Secy visiting today
Ludhiana, June 16
Punjab Chief Secretary N.K. Arora will visit Ludhiana tomorrow in connection with the inquiry he is conducting into the alleged role of some people including a few bureaucrats, in the Baddowal controversy.

Sangat darshans have stepped up development: Badal
Sarabha (Ludhiana), June 16
Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal today asserted that with the release of funds directly to panchayats under ongoing sangat darshan programmes.

The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, pays tributes to Kartar Singh Sarabha at the martyr’s ancestral house in Sarabha village before a ‘sangat darshan’ programme on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, pays tributes to Kartar Singh Sarabha at the martyr’s ancestral house in Sarabha village before a ‘sangat darshan’ programme on Saturday.

Astrologer’s advice spoils a life
Ludhiana, June 16
If you have been dismissing modern day astrologers as harmless creatures who are clever enough to play upon popular superstitions, then please beware. For these astrologers are not only minting money by selling fake jewels but also have among them certain pimps who do not hesitate in heaping untold miseries upon a poor family thereby shattering its peace for the sake of catering to their rich clients who want to keep a mistress.

Vigilance team raids MC premises
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 16
Following a complaint by municipal councillors of Bassi Pathana town in the district, a high-powered team of vigilance officials from Chandigarh raided the premises of Municipal Council Bassi Pathana in the morning today and checked the quantity and quality of material being used in development works initiated by the council.

The Goa trio of Ludhiana
UT for the past four decades, Punjab and Goa have never had anything in common. The horticulture farms of Gurdaspur have got used to the growing of the Alfonso variety of the Konkan mango, making it a sweet relationship between the two places.

Dharna against removal of kiosks from shamlat land
Khamano, June 16
An action committee, formed in protest against the Nagar Panchayat’s action to remove some kiosks, reportedly belonging to Dalits, from the shamlat land yesterday, began an indefinite dharna in front of the SDM’s office here today.

Eve-teasers thrash bus staff
Ludhiana, June 16
A couple of tipsy eve-teasers, who were prohibited by the conductor of a mini local bus from teasing a girl in the bus, beat up the driver and the conductor at Samrala Chowk last night.

Happy Father’s Day
Ludhiana, June 16
Sunday will be observed as Father’s Day. The day the children can go ahead and surprise their Dad by telling him that he is remembered fondly. Though, there is more ‘whoopla’ around Mother’s Day, fathers are very dear people.


Bimla murder: husband, cops all suspects
Ludhiana, June 16
The Dehlon police, so far, has no clue to who kidnapped and killed Bimla, though it has registered a case of murder. It has also failed to trace Bimla’s husband, Chanderpal, who might have the key to the case.

Khanna shootout takes a new turn
Khanna, June 16
The alleged case of gunshot injuries suffered by a son of a local Akali leader two days ago has taken a new turn when the accused contradicted his statement and alleged that he had shot himself.

Man alleges foul play in mother’s death
Ludhiana, June 16
The body of an unidentified woman of about 55 was found on the bank of Sidhwan canal. A morning walker found this body that had marks of multiple injuries.

Rs 2.38 lakh looted at gunpoint
Ahmedgarh, June 16
Manager of Ujagar Petrol Station, Mr Parkash Singh, has been duped of Rs 2.38 lakh at gunpoint by two unidentified youths.

Man attacks wife
Khanna, June 16
A woman was badly injured with a sharp-edged weapon by her husband at the GT Road near Sadar Police Station here last evening. According to information, Mrs Satnam Kaur was going to complain to the SSP against her husband for alleged harassment by him.


Ginny tops in Class VIII exam in city
Ludhiana, June 16
Ginny Karir has topped the Class VIII examination in the city, conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) this year.


Wakf Board’s ex-Estate Officer acquitted
Ludhiana, June 16
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr G.R. Banyal, today acquitted former Estate Officer Nazeer Hussain of Wakf Board, Ludhiana, in a corruption case registered against him on January 24, 1995, for allegedly accepting Rs 5,000. 

Courts closed for summer vacation
Ludhiana, June 16
The district courts have closed for a month-long summer vacation. The courts will remain closed from June 16 to July 15. Pending civil cases will be taken up for hearing after the vacation period, though pending criminal cases will be taken up for hearing from July 1. However, urgent civil and criminal matters will be entertained by the specially deputed judicial officers.


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