Saturday, July 7, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



CET mess-up: Controller of Examination changed
Re-examination now on July 16
Ludhiana, July 6
The imbroglio over CET at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today claimed its first casualty when the Controller of Examination (CET) was changed. The university was in no mood to take action against any other employee as PAU authorities claimed that CET was messed up unintentionally.

Complainants turn out to be accused
Bimla murder case

Ludhiana, July 6
The infamous Bimla murder case took a new turn here today when the Jagraon police named the murderers of the woman. The case sprang up its biggest surprise when the three complainants were booked as the accused.

50 structures, jhuggies demolished
Ludhiana, July 6
In an anti-encroachment drive, the Municipal Corporation staff demolished around 50 structures along the left side of Jagraon bridge on the old G.T. Road here today.
An MC bulldozer razes several jhuggies to the ground along the Jagraon bridge alignment in Ludhiana on Friday.
An MC bulldozer razes several jhuggies to the ground along the Jagraon bridge alignment in Ludhiana on Friday. 
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi 





Sangma to visit Punjab on July 21
Ludhiana, July 6
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) General Secretary, Mr P. A. Sangma, will visit Punjab on July 21 to review the organisational set up in the wake of coming Assembly elections.

Plot owner not being allowed construction
Ludhiana, July 6
It is a typical case of mob mentality on the one hand and on the other the helplessness of the victim, who is not being allowed to construct a commercial complex on his own land as some people want to use that plot as a thoroughfare as it makes their approach to the local bus stand shorter and convenient.

40 schools for child labourers shortly
Ludhiana, July 6
The Department of Labour will open 40 schools in the district specifically for child labourers. About 2000 child labourers will be provided with informal education and vocational training in trades for which they have an inclination.

Mr Hardev Singh Ahluwalia and his son Gurdeep Singh talk to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday.
Mr Hardev Singh Ahluwalia and his son Gurdeep Singh talk to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo by Rajesh Bhambi


Sullage which has nowhere to go
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 6
Resentment prevails among the residents of ward 14 of Sirhind town in the district as the disposal of sullage of the area has allegedly been blocked by an influential person by making a permanent construction over the drain.

Sullage accumulated in a street in ward 14 of Sirhind.

Sullage accumulated in a street in ward 14 of Sirhind.

Thackeray flays SAD attitude to militants
Ludhiana, July 6
The fire-brand Hindu activist and Shiv Sena supremo, Mr Bal Thackeray, has expressed strong feelings against the soft attitude of the ruling SAD leadership towards certain erstwhile militants and anti-national elements. 

For him cycling is a way of life
Ludhiana, July 6
Though Jagdev Singh of Lalton Kallan village may not have found any mention in any record book. Yet he remains a man of unique achievement, who has always travelled on his bicycle, throughout his life. He may not have travelled in a bus more than 10 times in his life.

Rs 5 lakh distributed at sangat darshan
Amloh, July 6
Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib during a “sangat darshan” programme at Shahpur village near here today said the state officials should not waste national resources especially petro products.

DC for priority to grievance redressal
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 6
Addressing a sangat darshan programme at Shahpur village near here today the DC, Mr Vikas Partap, urged the villagers to rise above petty politics and groupism at village level and work collectively for carrying out of development projects and implementation of welfare schemes of the government, particularly for weaker sections of society.

Choosing man’s best friend
HERE can be few more pleasurable outings than when one goes to buy a pup but it is essential to realise when choosing a dog, that we are assuming responsibility for a life — a life that will need correct feeding, exercise, comfort, veterinary care and perhaps the most important ingredient, love, for without love no pet can reach its true potential.

Anti-rabies vaccination camp held
Ludhiana, July 6
The People for Animals, Ludhiana, organised an anti-rabies vaccination camp on World Zoonosis Day here today at Jeev Daya Sadan , Mandeep Nagar, Haibowal, in which about 60 dogs and cats were immunised against rabies. Most of the dogs administered vaccination were the stray ones.

City to have 5 new police stations
Khanna, July 6
Five new police stations will be set up in Ludhiana to contain crime. The National Sletnium Fund Scheme will also be started here. This was disclosed by the DIG, Ludhiana Range, Mr Suresh Arora, to mediapersons at Rabon Uchi village.

Rains fail to wash away power woes
Ludhiana, July 6
Though with adequate rainfall in the region the supply of electricity has increased, the people are facing difficulties due to the uprooting of electricity poles and burning of some transformers in some parts of the city.

Amarnath pilgrims return
Ludhiana, July 6
Faith in God motivated 18 of us to undertake Amarnath Yatra this year even when many among us were apprehensive following last year’s incidence when many pilgrims were shot dead.

City pilgrims on their way to Amarnath cave; (inset) the Shivalingam.


Ultimatum to nab killers
Doraha, July 6
All parties, including the Congress, SAD, BJP, MCP and MCP(I), and various organisations have given an ultimatum to the administration to arrest the killers of Dinesh Kumar, a 25-year-old youth of Doraha, by July 12, failing which they will block traffic to press for their demand.


Institute to provide practical training
Ludhiana, July 6
The Federal Institute of Advanced Education, Miller Ganj, has been approved by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority as an accredited centre to impart 100 hours practical training to agents for both life and non-life insurance.


A school plagued with problems
Ludhiana, July 6
Inadequate infrastructure, shortage of staff and above all indifferent attitude of the district Education Department has affected the conducive atmosphere at Government Model Senior School, Dholewal Chowk.

PCCTU delegation meets DPI
Ludhiana, July 6
To discuss issues pertaining to delay in pension-cum-gratuity scheme for the staff of private colleges of Punjab, a delegation of the Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers’ Union met the DPI (Colleges) at Chandigarh recently.


Forum quashes PSEB demand
Ludhiana, July 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board for the collection of Rs 8,572 from Mr S.P. Verma, a resident of Harpal Nagar.


Banker with a soulful voice
Ludhiana, July 6
Randhir Kanwal neither puts on airs as an artiste, nor has he any great claims over musical craftsmanship, yet he is an accomplished ghazal singer.


Rise in cholera, typhoid cases
Ludhiana, July 6
Gastroenteritis has claimed two lives in the city, while scores of others are admitted to various hospitals after rains played havoc with the drinking water supply. At several places sewerage had contaminated the drinking water supply.

Heart attacks afflict the youth
Ludhiana, July 6
Modern life-style has taken a toll of the youth with more young persons suffering heart attacks. There is bad news for women too. Till recently women were believed to be less prone to coronary artery disease (CAD), but the discovery of syndrome-X has exploded this myth, making women as susceptible to heart attacks as men.


24-hr power supply scheme inaugurated
Ahmedgarh, July 6
Mr Baldev Singh Mann, General Secretary, SAD and Managing Executive of the Punjab State Electricity Board inaugurated 24-hour power supply projects at Jandali Khurd and Dhulekote villages today.

Ban on transfers
Ludhiana, July 6
The Punjab Government has banned all transfers in the Health Department. No person will be shuffled except on mutual, administrative and vacant posts.

PSEB appointments
Ludhiana, July 6
Mr S.K. Seth has been promoted as Engineer-in-Chief, Workshop, PSEB, Ludhiana, and he has taken over the charge. During his tenure of thirty-two years, he worked on various posts.


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