Monday, July 2, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Speakers for action against Jaya
Uproar over Karunanidhi’s arrest
Ludhiana, July 1
A delegation of the Speakers, Deputy Speakers and presiding officers of the State Legislative Assemblies that stopped here today on their way to the Golden Temple in Amritsar expressed concern over the way in which the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr M. Karunanidhi and two Union Ministers, Murasoli Maran and T.R. Baalu, were arrested by the state police without any arrest warrant yesterday.

ASI booked on graft charge
Khanna, July 1
A case has been registered against ASI Ajmer Singh at Samrala police station under Section 7.13 (1) D (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, on the complaint lodged by Mr Narinder Kumar of Ottalan village. 

Cop suspended for negligence of duty
Khanna, July 1
Mr R.N. Dhoke, SSP, district Khanna, has suspended Jasdev Singh, ASI for not taking timely action on a complaint, and negligence of duty. He has been transferred to police line.



SAD-BJP rally today
Alamgir (Ludhiana), July 1
All roads are leading to this historical gurdwara that once served as the resting place of the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, as preparations are in full swing for tomorrow’s SAD-BJP rally here. This gurdwara owes its name to the resting cot of Guru Gobind Singh and is known as gurdwara Manji Sahib Alamgir.

SSF plans campaign against Cong
Ludhiana, July 1
The Sikh Students Federation, owing allegiance to the ruling SAD, has decided to launch a campaign against the Congress and “expose its anti-Sikh and anti-Punjab policies”.

The part of the road which caved in due to a downpour at Rajguru Nagar, near the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road, on Saturday.

Vehicles stranded as road caves in
Ludhiana, July 1
Traffic was disrupted on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road near Rajguru Nagar as a part of the road caved in due to a downpour yesterday. Surprisingly, no official of the district administration of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation visited the spot.

BSM seeks probe into irregularities at FCI depot
Khanna, July 1
The Bahujan Samaj Morcha, Punjab has sought a high-level inquiry into the irregularities committed at the local FCI depot. Mr Raj Singh Kheri, general secretary and former MLA, in a statement issued here, said, ‘‘The officials have shown the payment of wages to those workers who have never worked there. These include Ashok Kumar son of Kallu Ram. Similarly the appointments under DP system of gang sardars and mandals are improper.



Master Tara Singh’s birthday celebrated
Ludhiana, July 1
The Dhan-Pothohar Brotherhood, Punjab, celebrated the birthday of Master Tara Singh at Punjabi Bhavan this afternoon. The function was organised by the society and the chief guest was Justice Kuldip Singh along with Ms Kiranjot Kaur, general secretary , SGPC. Among others who present at the function were Principal Prithipal Singh Kapoor, a former Vice-Chancellor of GND University, and Dr Harnam Singh Sham.

Suspension of LFC facility flayed
Ludhiana, July 1
The Indian National Bank Employees Congress has criticised the Finance Ministry’s directions to the public sector banks to suspend Leave Fare Concession facility to their employees for a period of two years.

Neha chosen Ms Teen Ethnic
Ludhiana, July 1
Neha was chosen “Nazakat Ms Teen Ethnic 2001” while Manju and Savvy were declared first and second runners up respectively in the ‘Nazakat Ms Teen Ethnic Contest’ organised by the Pragati Group of India at Nehru Siddhant Kendra here last evening.

Ms Teen Ethnic contest winner Neha flanked by Manju and Savvy, first and second runners-up in Nazakat Ms Teen Ethnic 2001, organised in Ludhiana on Saturday.


One held in land dispute case
Khanna, July 1
Acting on a complaint lodged by Darshan Singh of Dyalpura village, Samrala police arrested one person on June 29 and remanded him to police custody. Darshan Singh had filed a complaint at Samrala police station that on June 26, he and his son Harmukh Singh were attacked by Gurmukh Singh, alias Kala and Kashmira Singh, against whom they had won a land dispute case. While one of them was carrying a rifle, the other had a spade in his hand.

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Car thief held
Ludhiana, July 1
The local police claimed to have solved the case of theft of 20 cars in Delhi with the arrest of Vipin Kumar of Kishan Road. Three cars had were recovered from him and two more cars were expected to be recovered.


Notification on re-rolling mills likely
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 1
The Government of India is planning to bring a new notification to get all rerolling mills and traders registered and to get a certificate from the Bureau of Indian Standards under their certification marks schemes. According to it, substandard material produced or rolled out of off-grade material, and rerollable scrap of unknown quality are being supplied in domestic markets for use in construction work requiring high structural stability. It has added that structures built with such material may lead to disastrous consequences.


 Good response to B.Ed entrance
Ludhiana, July 1
A large number of students appeared in the B.Ed. entrance examination conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala. In Ludhiana alone, there were 28 centres, and 250 candidates appeared at each centre. 

Some of the candidates appearing in the B.Ed. entrance examination outside a college in Ludhiana.


Patar releases two books
Ludhiana, July 1
The Sirjandhara, a literary society, organised a book release function last evening at Punjabi Bhavan. Two new books were released on the occasion. Poet Surjit Patar along with the president of the society, Mr Karam Singh Aujla, released the two books.


No ‘rasiks’ of Rasika’s performance
Ludhiana, July 1
There was an amazing transformation from Rasika of the press conference to Rasika of the bharatnatyam performance. A pleasant plump and ordinary-looking housewife transformed into a glittering dancer dressed in all fineries of a bharatnatyam dancer. Vocalist Randhini Ramanathan rendered Ganesh Vandana and Rasika chose compositions steeped in mythology.

Rasika Menon performs in GN Bhawan in Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi


Medical body flays govt decision
Ludhiana, July 1
The All-India Integrated Medical Association, Punjab, has criticised the decision of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, for reducing the qualifying marks for BAMS admission from 50 per cent to 40 per cent.Top

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