Friday, July 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India



PAU cancels CET
Irregularities alleged; re-exam on July 15
Ludhiana, July 5
Punjab Agricultural University today cancelled the CET examination conducted by the university for admission to the BSc (Agriculture) and BVSc courses on June 26, Mr Alok Shekhar, Registrar of the PAU said.

Rain exposes MC’s helplessness
Ludhiana, July 5
The two spells of rain that lashed the city during the past few days have more than exposed the inadequacy of the sewerage and drainage system and the utter helplessness of the MC administration to cope with the situation, created by overflowing sewers, drains and accumulated rain water all over the city, even in posh colonies.

The MC in yet to complete the cleaning of Buddha Nullah even though rains have set in.

The MC in yet to complete the cleaning of Buddha Nullah even though rains have set in. — Photo Inderjit Verma



Dhaba owner B.R. Malhotra with tom clothes and broken bottles.Women ransack dhaba, beat owner
Ludhiana, July 5
A group of 10 women ransacked and badly damaged a dhaba near Samrala chowk on Jalandhar-Ludhiana bypass road here today. The dhaba owner was also badly beaten. The police did not reach the site till evening in spite of being informed several times by the victim and his neighbours.

Dhaba owner B.R. Malhotra with tom clothes and broken bottles.

No action against indicted officers
Kulliawal village land scandal
Ludhiana, July 5
How much time is required to mutate a government piece of land in the name of an allottee? Definitely more than 35 years if the case of 14 allottees of 140 acres of land in Kulliawal village, now part of the city, is considered.

A distraught Mr Sunil Vermani with the portrait of his son, Manav, who was shot in the USA by robbers.City lad shot in Mississippi
Ludhiana, July 5
Two years ago Mr Sunil Vermani and his wife had dreamt great dreams. Their 18-year-old son, Manav, had qualified for admission in a premier computer institute in the USA. He had just passed his plus two from Sacred Heart School here and was on way to a promising career in the USA.

A distraught Mr Sunil Vermani with the portrait of his son, Manav, who was shot in the USA by robbers. 
—  Photo Rajesh Bhambi

New turn to Sarabha Nagar demolition case
Ludhiana, July 5
The demolition of two shops on Ferozepur Road, in front of Punjab Agricultural University campus, a few months ago has taken a new turn with the Commissioner of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, Dr S.S. Sandhu, today directing the Sarabha Nagar police to produce challan in the court and let court decide it.

CM orders probe into scandal
Ludhiana, July 5
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has asked Mr Suresh Arora, DIG, Ludhiana Range, to get a probe conducted into a multi-lakh sanitation scandal involving bogus entries of safai workers by sanitation contractors.

Remembering Krishan Adeeb
RDU ghazal had been very dear to him. He composed delectable ghazals during his lifetime and earned fame on both the sides of the border. The renowned singers like Mohd Rafi, Mehdi Hasan and Jagjit Singh selected his ghazals for lending them their mellifluous voice. His famous ghazal ‘Shaam ke baad’, attracted the attention of both Mehdi Hasan and Jagjit Singh. This ghazal now stand as a metaphor for all that is best in his poetic compositions.


Badal ready for patch-up with Tohra
Khanna, July 5
In a significant development the Chief Minister and leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today said that he was prepared to cooperate with the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal led by Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra and other panthic parties for defeating the Congress.

IYC seeks President’s intervention
Ludhiana, July 5
The Indian Youth Congress (urban development cell) has sought the intervention of President K.R. Narayanan on the issue of the return of Khalistan supporters like Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan and Mr Wasan Singh Zaffarwal.

Vyasa’s legacy for us, Unpersons & Non-men!
“Nothing worthwhile is easy!”
YASA Poornima has been celebrated as Bharat's Teachers Day since the ageless past of an eternal Pilgrim at the gates of Time. India was there before the saints and the sages gave it a local habitation and a name.

Residents sore over dilapidated road
A view of the dilapidated stretch of the GT Road passing through Phillaur on Thursday.Phillaur, July 5
The old stretch of the GT Road passing through this prosperous township of Doaba is a sore point in the lives of the affluent local population.

A view of the dilapidated stretch of the GT Road passing through Phillaur on Thursday. — Photo D.B. Chopra

DYC activists call on DIG
Ludhiana, July 5
Activists of the District Youth Congress, led by party vice-president, Mr Sarbjit Singh Bunty, today held a demonstration in protest against increasing instances of hooliganism and violence in the district courts here. The party called upon Mr Suresh Arora, DIG, Ludhiana range, to set up a permanent police post within the courts premises to maintain law and order and provide security to litigants and witnesses.


Travel agents booked
Jagraon July 5
Chet Singh of Sherpur Khurd village (Sidhwan Bet) and Charanjit Singh of Jagraon, both travel agents, have been booked by the Sidhwan Bet police and a case Section 420 of the IPC has been registered against them for cheating Balwinder Singh of Rajgarh Kube village Bhatinda district.

Youth booked on molestation charge
Khamano, July 5
A youth of nearby village, Badesh Khurd, allegedly tried to molest a young girl of the same village. Fortunately, the girl managed to escape.
Narrating the incident, the girl reported that she and her sister had gone to their cattle farm, adjoining the house of the accused, to collect milk around 4 pm.


Spinners hail notification
Ludhiana, July 5
Indian spinners have by and large welcomed the notification issued by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry on July 3, 2001, acknowledging the complaint of Indian spinners for initiating anti-dumping investigations against the import of acrylic yarn from Nepal into India.


Hockey training camp begins
Ludhiana, June 5
A month-long training camp for the junior Indian hockey team started here today at the Punjab Agricultural University Astroturf. About 30 probables would go through a hectic training programme during the camp.


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