Saturday, July 14, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Desperate parents get feelers for compromise
Disappearance of youth from police custody

Wadla (Ludhiana), July 13

Two days after the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered a CBI inquiry into the mysterious disappearance of a youth from the custody of the Sudhar police in April 1991, the aggrieved parents have began receiving feelers from some middlemen to arrive at a compromise on the issue with the police.

Rs 1 crore scandal stares PAU in face
Ludhiana, July 13
While Punjab Agricultural University is yet to recover from the infamous hostel renovation scandal, another case of mismanagement of funds, amounting to Rs 1 crore, stares the university in its face.

128 fresh gastroenteritis cases reported
Ludhiana, July 13
Over 128 fresh cases of gastroenteritis were reported in various city hospitals today. More than 100 cases have been reported from B.L. Kapoor Memorial Hospital, while some patients have been admitted to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Christian Medical College and Hospital and Bhagwan Ram Charitable Hospital.

No great expectations from the summit
Ludhiana, July 13
As the countdown for the much-hyped Indo-Pak summit comes to a close, there are no great expectations among the common people. The general refrain remains that given the traditional stand taken by the two sides, much headway may not be made in the talks.



Congress councillor  stages dharna
Ludhiana, July 13
Piqued over being made to wait for about four hours and his complaint still not being taken up in the weekly sangat darshan programme, despite being posted for hearing on July 12, the Congress councillor from Ward 66, Mr Sat Pal Puri, staged a dharna, in front of Bachat Bhawan in Mini-Secretariat here.
Mr Sat Pal Puri and his supporters stage a dharna in front of Bachat Bhawan in Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana. Mr Sat Pal Puri and his supporters stage a dharna in front of Bachat Bhawan in Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana.

SGPC seeks Vatican status for Nankana Sahib
Ludhiana, July 13
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has sought Vatican status for Nankana Sahib — birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev — now in Pakistan and free movement of Sikhs all over the world to the holy city.

Doctors welcome Indo-Pak summit
Ludhiana, July 13
Indian Doctors Forum for Peace and Development has welcomed the proposed summit between India and Pakistan. Dr Arun Mitra, general secretary of the forum, in a press statement today said that the talks can prove to be a milestone in defusing tension between the two countries. 

Quest for the right time
HEN celebrated Urdu poet Puran Singh Hunar (my uncle) attained the age of 90, I asked the then Director of Languages, Punjab, to celebrate this occasion by honouring him at a function in Amritsar. The Director was reluctant to do so as he considered attaining the age of 90 or above by a litterateur a non-event.



Female child labour preferred in domestic work: study
Ludhiana, July 13
There are millions of unfortunate children who are deprived of basic necessities of life and are forced by circumstances to work as domestic servants. Child labour is defined as the work of children under conditions that interfere with the physical development, education and recreational opportunities which they require. 

Railway commuters having tough time
Ludhiana, July 13
Railway commuters between Ludhiana and Ferozepore are having a tough time due to the shortage of racks at the railway station here. There are only four passenger trains, which take care of the passenger traffic between the two cities.

Drying of flowers — a lucrative business
An attractive arch and a bouquet made of dried flowers. Ludhiana, July 13
Flowers with their amazing variety, colors and hues, their delicate scents are all-time favourites. Love for flowers is universal and so is the desire to preserve their beauty for a long time. Even under ideal conditions and best scientific solutions, the life of flowers cannot be prolonged.
An attractive arch and a bouquet made of dried flowers.

Fans for schools land up in Mini-Sectt
Ludhiana, July 13
While the government does little to provide facilities to schools in rural areas, it does not hesitate to grab what is donated to these in charity. The fans installed in the lobby in front of the office of Sub-Registrar (West) in the Mini-Secretariat here is a typical example.

Officers donate blood for Nihang baba
Ludhiana, July 13
Top civil and police officials of the district administration donated blood for Jathedar Baba Baldev Singh Nihang Singh when he was operated upon for bypass heart surgery at a heart institute here yesterday.



Two bodies recovered
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 13
Acting on the statement of Ms Shinder Kaur, wife of Mr Beant Singh of Kumbh village, near here, the local police recovered the body of latter with multiple injuries. The post-mortem was conducted at Civil Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Friday.

Rapist nabbed by police
Sahnewal, July 13
The person who tortured and raped a minor girl of Raian village, was arrested by a police naka at Bhaini Sahib Chowk today. The accused, Kuldip Singh, was presented in the court and was remanded in police custody for one day. 

1 killed, 6 hurt in accident
Ludhiana, July 13
The police is yet to ascertain the whereabouts of the driver of a Tempo truck that was involved in an accident with an auto-rickshaw near Baddowal last evening in which one woman was killed and six were injured.

Imposter held
Ludhiana, July 13
The workers of a dyeing factory near Central Jail today caught a man posing as an Excise and Taxation officer who had come to the factory to raid it. He was stated to be in inebriated condition, but the moment the factory owners demanded his identity card he fumbled and tried to flee. 


Contractors told to exercise restraint
Ludhiana, July 13
In view of a complaint by the Small Scale Steel Re-rollers Association of Khanna alleging that octroi contractors were harassing general public travelling by cars, a meeting was called by the Executive Officer, Khanna Municipal Council, in which representatives from both the association and the private octroi contractors took part.



Symposium on pest management
Ludhiana, July 13
The Indian Society for the Advancement of Insect Science, Ludhiana, and the Indian Society for Biocontrol Advancement, Bangalore, in collaboration with the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, ICAR and PAU are organising a symposium on “biocontrol based pest management for quality crop protection in the current millennium” at the PAU on July 18 and 19.


Unaided colleges seek aid
Ludhiana, July 13
The Punjab Unaided Affiliated College Principals and Management Association held a meeting to discuss issues related to non-implementation of the 95 per cent government aid scheme for them.

PAU VC revokes order
Ludhiana, July 13
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University today revoked his orders of closing some gates of the university. The orders were passed yesterday that some of the gates would be opened only for a few hours on all working days.


Forum directs PUDA to refund Rs 1,03,500
Ludhiana, July 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority to refund Rs 1,03,500 to Mr Harminder Singh, a resident of Model Town. The amount was charged by PUDA on account of non-construction charges. 



One of the paintings of Ravinder Raipury at an exhibition held at Students Home, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
One of the paintings of Ravinder Raipury at an exhibition held at Students Home, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. 
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi
Ravinder Raipury Unique combination of art and photography
Ludhiana, July 13

At a solo exhibition of his creations at the Students’ Home, Punjab Agricultural University, artist Ravinder Raipury displayed a unique combination of art and photography. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. K.S. Aulakh, PAU. ‘‘I was always fond of photography and I considered it as my favourite hobby but now I have made it my profession. I got my masters in business management from Patiala after getting my BSc agriculture degree from the PAU. But I was led by my heart. Despite getting good job offers, I decided to take photography as my profession — but with a difference. I decided to specialise in portraits. After taking a photograph, I would use pencil for shading certain areas, then I used acrylic colours and oil paints to give my portraits three-dimensional effects.’’


Wrong diagnosis by labs a common feature
Ludhiana, July 13
“The whole family was very happy as I was going to have my first baby. My in-laws were excited and so was Ashwani, my husband. During my second trimester, I started running low grade fever and my in-laws took me to a doctor for a check up.

How to avoid cholera and gastroenteritis
revention is better than cure in the case of cholera and gastroenteritis. Cholera is an acute infection which spreads in water contaminated by human faeces. Today, it usually occurs only in areas where hygiene and sanitary conditions are poor. 

Admn urged to implement High Court’s order
Ludhiana, July 13
The Indian Crime Prevention Society, Punjab, has demanded to implement the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court against illegal, unauthorised and unqualified quacks practising in the city.



Badminton hall given a facelift
Ludhiana, July 13
A facelift has been given to the Lal Bahadur Shastri badminton hall by the local Municipal Corporation. A new wooden court has been prepared in one corner of the hall. Now there are four wooden courts in the hall. A table tennis hall has been constructed on the first floor.
The Shastri badminton hall in Ludhiana which has been spruced up.
The Shastri badminton hall in Ludhiana which has been spruced up. 


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
121 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |