Thursday, July 12, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



PAU CET coordinator changed
Ludhiana, July 11
More heads have rolled in Punjab Agricultural University following the CET imbroglio. The coordinator of the CET has also been changed for the examination which is being re-conducted on July 16 here.

Chaos at centralised admission centre
Ludhiana, July 11
Utter chaos prevailed among the reserved category candidates seeking admission to BCA at the Khalsa College for Women where centralised admissions to Panjab University colleges began here today.

Candidates for the BCA (reserved) course, teachers and principals deliberate over admission rules in the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, where centralised admissions began on Wednesday. Candidates for the BCA (reserved) course, teachers and principals deliberate over admission rules in the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, where centralised admissions began on Wednesday.
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

SHO transferred on graft charge
Ludhiana, July 11
The state Police Department has ordered immediate transfer of an SHO, while an inquiry has been ordered against another SHO for allegedly not taking legal action against a gas agency which was selling under-weight LPG cylinders. The two cops had also fought with each other over graft amount, as the gas agency fell under the jurisdiction of only one of them.



Village being killed by its panchayat
Lalton Kallan (Ludhiana), July 11
Infected by conflicts among the nine members of its panchayat, this model village has not lived upto its status. A poor drainage system and thatched-roof mud houses, besides narrow and dark alleys still dot the village.

English floors 1,000 in PU BA (I) examination
Ludhiana, July 11
With more than 1000 students of BA (I) from the district placed in the compartment list in English, the situation seems to be alarming for the Panjab University authorities and local colleges.

Man found dead in hotel room
Ludhiana, July 11
Dinesh Kumar (34) a resident of Model Town, was found dead in room no 119 of Hotel Vikrant in the Bhadaur House area near Clock Tower this morning.

A boy shows the rope which a hotel guest used to ‘commit suicide’, in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

A boy shows the rope which a hotel guest used to ‘commit suicide’, in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Rally marks World Population Day 
Ludhiana, July 11
The World Population Day was observed by school students, who participated in a rally organised by the District Education Department here today.

‘Decline in sex ratio alarming’
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 11
Sex ration in the state has declined due to female foeticide, whereas, at the national level, it has improved, said Mr R.L. Kalsia, Director for Social Security, Child and Women Development, at a seminar on the occasion of the World Population Day here today.

Threat to sue Telecom Dept 
Ludhiana, July 11
The Urban Estate Welfare Association has threatened to file a suit in the District Redressal Consumers Forum for claiming damages and refund of advance rent from the Telecom Department if the defective phones were not made operative within three days.

Police inquiry finds gunmen guilty
Ludhiana, July 11
Following a police inquiry, the gunmen of Namdhari guru Jagjit Singh have been found guilty of intimidating an Army official and his friend by firing at them after an avoidable altercation near Jagraon road on Monday and also of lodging a false complaint against them with the police.

SSF for drug-free Punjab
Ludhiana, July 11
Mr Gurcharan Singh Grewal, president, Sikh Students Federation (Mehta faction), has expressed grave concern over the menace of drug addiction in society and called for a mass movement to eradicate this evil from the state.

Complainant seeks transfer of case
Ludhiana, July 11
A resident of Talwandi Kalan village, near here, was detained from June 10 to June 16 at Laddowal police post in connection with a land dispute case. On his release, he wrote an application challenging his arrest and presented it to Mr Suresh Arora, DIG, on June 18.

FCI workers to join CITU stir
Ludhiana, July 11
The Food Corporation of India workers and palledars of this district plan to join the Centre of India Trade Unions (CITU) rally at Jalandhar on July 24. Mr Amar Nath Koom Kalan, General Secretary of the Punjab unit of the FCI Workers and Palledars Union, said this at a meeting of depot-level heads and the other activists of the trade union here today.

Bahujan Samaj Morcha flays Kanshi
Khamano, July 11
A meeting of the local unit of the Bahujan Samaj Morcha was held at Kheri Nandh Singh under the chairmanship of the district president of the morcha, Mr Raghvir Singh Badla. Among others, it was addressed by the district general secretary, Mr Rajwinder Singh Bhalmajra, and the tehsil president and general secretary, Mr Surinder Singh Farour and Mr Gurbachan Singh Dhiman, respectively.

New devices for elderly women
Ludhiana, July 11
The aged in society are a neglected lot. When women reach their 70s, a lot of problems occur both at the psychological and physiological levels. To ease the physiological stress in elderly women, especially in urban Punjab, devices to reduce the stress have been developed by Ms Pushpinder Kokri, a research scholar at PAU.

SAD (A) opposes Devi Lal memorial in Punjab
Ludhiana, July 11
Sticking to its radical stand, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) led by Mr Simranjeet Singh Mann, opposed the setting up of a memorial to Devi Lal in Punjab.

SHYAD convention on July 15

BSNL subscribers a harassed lot


Stolen drafts recovered
Ludhiana, July 11
The Sherpur police recovered drafts for Rs 93 lakh that had been stolen from the office of First Flight Courier here a few months ago. A man named Davinder Kumar has been arrested on the charge of stealing these drafts. However, his alleged accomplices — Surinder Kumar, Pankaj and Lalit — are yet to be caught.

Minor raped, case registered
Sahnewal, July 11
A girl (nine) of Raian village was allegedly raped by a man of the same village on Tuesday afternoon.


Industrialists confused over power cuts
Ludhiana, July 11
The industrialists of the Khanna circle are under confusion with respect to the imposition of power cuts in the area. On one hand, Mr P.S. Jindal, Chief Engineer, System Operation and Control, PSEB, at Patiala, confirmed that there had been no power cuts on the industrial feeder in Punjab while power cuts were imposed in the area between 12.30pm to 2.00 pm daily. 


Short training course on fabric decoration for kids
Ludhiana, July 11
The Department of Clothing and Textiles of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) had organised a five-day short training course recently on ‘Decoration of fabric with non- conventional painting methods’ for children between 8 to 12 years.

Participants of a short course on fabric decoration organised on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana.

Participants of a short course on fabric decoration organised on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana.

MSc (IT) entrance test
Ludhiana, July 11
Nearly 126 students from Ludhiana, Ferozepore and Jalalabad appeared in the entrance test of the MSc (IT) conducted by Panjab University at Ramgarhia Girls College, Millerganj, here today.


Doctors flay ‘harassment’ of colleague
Ludhiana, July 11
The local chapter of the Indian Medical Association has called a meeting of its general body on July 20 to plan action against politicians who were “harassing” some doctors. 

MC relaxes as diseases spread
Ludhiana, July 11
Gastroenteritis and cholera have already claimed three lives here and the situation is alarming, but residents of the city continue to live in insanitary conditions. The Health Department of Municipal Corporation is finding it difficult to control the situation because of rampant corruption that plagues it.

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