Wednesday, July 4, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


Donation withdrawn, courtesy rivalry
Libra (Khanna), July 3
In an interesting case of political rivalry between a Rajya Sabha MP and the village panchayat, the construction of a peripheral road in this village has been stopped. The MP reportedly withdrew the cheque he had given to the local panchayat as it was supporting of a rival political party.

Discrimination in fund allocation alleged
Ludhiana, July 3
The Municipal Corporation administration came under fire from the area councillor, Mr Sat Pal Puri, and several other speakers at a function organised by residents of localities under Ward No 66 and Ward No 67 on New Shiv Puri Road here last evening. 
Mr Sat Pal Puri, Councillor (Ward No 66), addresses a function organised by area residents on New Shiv Puri Road in Ludhiana on Monday.
Mr Sat Pal Puri, Councillor (Ward No 66), addresses a function organised by area residents on New Shiv Puri Road in Ludhiana on Monday. 
— Photo Inderjit Verma




Round-the-clock vigil planned
Robberies outside banks in city
Ludhiana, July 3
Stung by the continuous strike of a suspected two-member gang of robbers at “planned” targets outside a number of city banks in the past couple of months, the city police today decided to start round-the-clock surveillance of 500-odd banks.

Admn yet to okay ‘Jassi Nite’
Ludhiana, July 3
The Jasbir Jassi Nite to be organised at Jagraon on July 14, which had become controversial due to the alleged forcible collection of funds has run into another controversy as the District Administration today said it had not granted any permission for organising any such show.

Cop’s action invites public fury
Ludhiana, July 3
Traffic on the main Tajpur road came to a standstill for about half an hour last evening after a traffic cop was challenged by a passerby about his right to beat him up with an iron pipe.

Speaking Out
SEBI, RBI blamed for US-64 collapse
Ludhiana, July 3
The Unit Trust of India’s decision to suspend the sale and repurchase of the units for the next six months under the US-64 scheme, has sent shock waves among the investors. 

No trace of missing PAU student
Ludhiana, July 3
Nine days after a student of Punjab Agricultural University went missing, neither the police nor his relatives have found any clue about him. Gurvinder Singh, an M.Tech student disappeared mysteriously on June 23 from hostel number 4 in the early hours of the morning.

‘Sangat darshan’ promises remain elusive
Ludhiana, July 3
“Promises are made to be broken” - is said to be the guiding principle of politicians, which has come true of the ‘sangat darshan’ programme held by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Ludhiana East assembly constituency, represented by Mr Sat Pal Gosain, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, in May 2001.

“Yeh daulat bhi le lo, yeh shauhrat bi le lo, bhale chheen lo mujh se meri jawani, maggar mujh ko lota do bachpan ka sawan, woh kagaz ki kashti, woh barish ka pani ”.“Yeh daulat bhi le lo, yeh shauhrat bi le lo, bhale chheen lo mujh se meri jawani, maggar mujh ko lota do bachpan ka sawan, woh kagaz ki kashti, woh barish ka pani ”. 

  • Holidaying!

  • Vying for publicity

  • ‘Cool’ token system

  • Man with a mission

  • DTO’s scare

  • Obsessed with pop

  • Punjabi ‘hospitality’

  • ‘Gadar’ over “Gadar”



Dogs bite children, create panic
Ludhiana, July 3
Ludhiana residents have been terrorised following numerous cases of dogbite since last evening. At least 15 children have been bitten by over 24 stray dogs in Model Town Extension.

Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman LudhianviTributes paid to freedom fighter
Ludhiana, July 3
Glowing tributes were paid to Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Ludhianvi, a freedom fighter and close associate of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 109th birth anniversary here today. A seminar was organised by the Punjab unit of the Indian Muslim Council to mark the occasion. Addressing the seminar, the president of the council, Maulana Atiq-ur-Rehman, highlighted the contribution of the late Maulana to the freedom struggle.

Kanwaljit Singh assures ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, July 3
The Punjab Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, has assured the ex-servicemen that the state government is responsive to their problems and their pending demands, both at the state and central level, would be considered sympathetically and speedily.

No conflict in Akali Dal: Bhunder
Ludhiana, July 3
Mr Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Rajya Sabha member and general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, said here yesterday that there was no conflict between the jats and non-jats in the Akali Dal and all were equal in this organisation.

Scam alleged in welfare schemes
Khanna, July 3
Mr Darshan Kumar, councillor of Ward No. 6, Payal Municipal Council, has submitted a complaint to the state government that for all the development works related to drains, buildings, streets, more payments were made to the contractors than the actual worth of the projects.

Police lifts body after 10 hours
Ludhiana, June 3
In a shocking incident, the Focal Point police did not lift an accident victim’s body for well over 12 hours despite being informed by several passersby and residents. According to information available, a labourer Mukesh Kumar (20), was crushed by an unknown vehicle last night, but his body remained at the site till about 4 p.m.

Man dies of asphyxia
Ludhiana, June 3
A 30-year-old resident of Kakkowal village died of asphyxia caused by some poisonous gas in an underground motor pump room last night. His brother who fell unconscious in the room, was admitted to the CMC in serious condition.

Badal accused of corruption
Ludhiana, July 3
The national chairman of the Indian Youth Congress (Urban Development Cell), Mr Pawan Dewan, has alleged that the Badal government had crossed all the limits of corruption. He also alleged that the government was shielding the anti-national elements like Wasan Singh Zaffarwal and Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan, who had created terror in Punjab.

12 injured in accidents
Sahnewal, July 3
A car, reportedly, turned turtle after a tyre burst on the GT Road, near Doraha, on Monday. Those travelling by the car (PIL-9648) were badly injured, and were admitted to the local hospital. They have been identified as Jeet Ram (40), Vimla Devi (35) and Anju Bala (12) of Nihalkhera in Ferozepur.

Youth electrocuted
Ludhiana, June 3
A youth died of electrocution in street 9 this afternoon when he was wading through a pool of water in which a broken live electricity wire was lying.



‘Need for specialists to deal with infertility’
Ludhiana, July 3
“There is an urgent need to have qualified specialists to deal with the problems of infertility so that people were not misled by quacks”, said Dr Preet, Director, Health and Welfare, Punjab, while inaugurating a national seminar on “Practical management of infertility in 2001”, here on Sunday.

How to keep fit during monsoon
HE monsoon has come. Common ailments like diarrhoea, gastroenteritis and certain skin disorders are common during this season. Due to high humidity, certain chronic diseases like asthma and arthritis also get aggravated. 



Resentment over DSO’s suspension
Ludhiana, July 3
Resentment prevailed among local officers over the suspension of District Sports Officer S.L. Lotey by the Sports Minister, Mr Nusrat Ali Khan, yesterday. Lotey has alleged that, since he failed to report at Alamgir for the Akali Dal rally, the minister suspended him.

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