Thursday, June 21, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Summit generates hope among city traders
Ludhiana, June 20
The forthcoming Indo-Pak Summit, scheduled for July 14, 15 and 16, has generated great expectations, particularly among the business community, in Ludhiana. Although a certain amount of cynicism does prevail among people, yet they say the Summit should be welcome as at least the deadlock has been broken.

This view of the Sidhwan canal in Ludhiana was captured by Inderjeet Verma on Tuesday night. This view of the Sidhwan canal in Ludhiana was captured by Inderjeet Verma on Tuesday night.

Councillors’ kin make hay
Ludhiana, June 20
The privatisation of civic amenities like sanitation, streetlights and tubewells to maintain water supply in the city has come as a windfall for certain ruling party functionaries, including some councillors.

Sikhs urged to follow Gurus’ path
Ludhiana, June 20
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, made a fervent appeal to the Sikh masses to follow the teachings of great Gurus and make gurbani, the way of life. 



Where unhygienic conditions greet patients
Ludhiana, June 20
Unhygienic conditions, lack of proper care of patients, rude behaviour of nursing staff and ‘indifferent’ attitude of doctors and officials can be felt the moment one enters the premises of the local Civil Hospital.

Paddy procurement to be discussed with PM: Kanwaljit
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 20
The state government would prevail upon the Centre to order procurement of ‘A’ grade of paddy on previous terms and conditions. said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, while talking to Ludhiana Tribune here today. He said the government would raise the issue with the Prime Minister.

Women’s jail abounds in murder convicts
Ludhiana, June 20
Sixty per cent inmates of the Women’s Jail in Ludhiana are either murder convicts or are facing murder charges, while 30 per cent of them have been convicted for smuggling. This was disclosed by the IG (Prisons) Mr R.S. Chalya, while talking to reporters here today.

Pinki moved to Patiala
Ludhiana, June 20
Gurmeet Singh Pinki, a former “cat” facing charges of murder and detained in Ludhiana Central Jail, has been shifted to Patiala, reportedly on the orders of IG Prisons, Mr R.S. Chalya.


Ex-servicemen sore with govt
Ludhiana, June 20
The ex-servicemen of Punjab are sore with the treatment being meted out to them by the government. The resentment among them is in particular against the State Government, which has failed to meet their demands. There are six lakh ex-servicemen in Punjab and more than two lakh of them are physically and mentally fit to do jobs, but the jobs are hardly available.

Diploma-holding SIs seek promotion
Ludhiana, June 20
The Punjab Agriculture Sub- inspectors Association has urged the state government to promote all those agriculture sub-inspectors, who have completed 20 years of service, to the post of agriculture inspectors. It has urged the government to abolish the current ban on departmental promotions.

SAD-BJP will get majority: SGPC chief
Machhiwara, June 20
A meeting of the Akali jatha, Machhiwara circle, was held under the chairmanship of the SGPC chief, Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi, at Gurdwara Charan Kanwal Sahib yesterday, in order to prepare the SAD workers for the party conference scheduled to be held at Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Alamgir, on July 2. 

SAD youth wing holds meeting
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 20
A meeting of the Shiromani Youth Akali Dal (B), Fatehgarh Sahib unit, was held here today. It was presided over by the district president of the party, Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhatti.

Bhagat’s birth anniversary
Samrala, June 20
The birth anniversary of Bhagat Puran Singh, founder of Pingalwara, Amritsar, was observed at his native village, Rajewal, 17 km from here, on Monday.

Paswan to address rally on June 24
Ludhiana, June 20
The Union Communication Minister and National President of the Lok Jan Shakti, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, will address a rally at Grain Market, near Jalandhar Bypass, here on June 24. A special commemorative postal stamp on Guru Ravi Das will also be released.

An indefinite fast of Punjab Roadways conductors in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
An indefinite fast of Punjab Roadways conductors in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Conductors’ stir enters third day
Ludhiana, June 20
The indefinite hunger strike of the Punjab Roadways Conductors Union entered third day. The Union is protesting against the “anti- workers attitude” of the General Manager, Ludhiana, and uncooperative attitude of the management to solve its long pending demands. The union gave a 15 days ultimatum to the management on May 28, but the management failed to take any action to resolve the crisis.


Case of fraud registered
Ludhiana, June 20
A case has been registered at the Haibowal police station under sections 406/ 420/ 506/ 467/ 468/ 471 of the IPC against Vinay Kumar Dhir of Ram Nagar for borrowing a sum of Rs 2,50,000 and not returning the money. The complainant, Dr Rajinder Kumar of Haibowal Kalan, has claimed that even the cheque given by the accused was dishonoured by the bank. 


6-cr compensation for farmers
Khanna, June 20
In view of the coming Assembly elections, the Punjab Government has announced compensation for those farmers who had sold their rice produce last year at a price lower than the minimum support price fixed by the Union Government.


Poetry award for college professor
Jagraon, June 20
Prof R. K. Bhushan, Head of the Department of English at LR DAV College, here has been nominated for the 2001-World Champion Amateur Poet award by the International Society of Poets. The award carries $ 20,000 in cash, the International Poet of Merit medallion, and a walnut plaque with his award-winning poem written in fine calligraphy.

Illustrious alumni of Ludhiana
Ludhiana, June 20
Karam Chand Thapar (industrialist, donor, banking pioneer) besides a number of doctors, engineers, scholars and officers, carry the stamp of Arya High School. Similarly, General Harkirat Singh, poet Prof. Mohan Singh, journalist-author-poet Ibn-e-Insha, journalist, Hamid Akhtar besides many more were students of Government High School (Kesar Ganj).


School directed to pay compensation
Ludhiana, June 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ludhiana, has directed Sri Guru Ram Rai Public School, New Shivpuri, Sekhwal, to pay Rs 2,000 to Mr Jaspal Singh Saini of Sardar Nagar, Rahon Road, as compensation. The forum has also directed the school to stop claiming itself as being affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

PSEB directed to refund money
Ludhiana, June 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ludhiana, has quashed a demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board of Rs 88,832 from Mr Naresh Bhandari of Kundanpuri.

Section 145 imposed
Khanna, June 20
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mr Sukhwinder Singh Gill, has ordered imposition of Section 145 of the CrPC in the disputed area of Narsingh Giri Sanyas Ashram at nearby Nasrali village. Mahant Vasudev Giri Lal of Panchayati Akhara Mahanirvani of Hardwar had alleged that the sadhus performing `havan’ in the ashram on June 15 were disturbed by some people.


CMC swimmer for world meet
Ludhiana, June 20
Dr Amarinder Singh of Christian Medical College and Hospital will represent the Indian Medical Students (IMS) in swimming (butterfly and breaststroke) at the upcoming World Medical Games in France from June 23 to 28, 2001.


4 police posts to be upgraded
Ludhiana, June 20
In order to control crime effectively in the city, the state government has approved a proposal to upgrade four police posts to police stations and re-demarcate the boundaries of several others for better policing.

SSP Kuldeep Singh listens to public grievances at the first police sangat darshan held in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

SSP Kuldeep Singh listens to public grievances at the first police sangat darshan held in Ludhiana on Tuesday.


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