Wednesday, July 25, 2001,
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Robbers strike in village; two of family, labourer killed
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 24
Three members of a family were murdered and three injured by a gang of robbers at about 1.30 a.m today at Kukar Majra village, near here. Mr Hardev Singh Nambardar and his family lived in a double-storey house on the GT road. After viewing the video-film of a marriage at 1 a.m., the family went to sleep. Hardev Singh’s two brothers — Harnek Singh and Jit Singh — lived on the opposite side of the GT road in separate houses.

Hardev Singh with members of his family during happier times.
Hardev Singh with members of his family during happier times.

PAU refuses land to Markfed
Ludhiana, July 24
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has refused to allot 85 hectares of land from the Laddowal seed farm to Markfed which had demanded it through the state government for setting up a green house project in collaboration with Israel at the farm which was recently handed over to the university by the state government.


Student fails to get Class X result
Ludhiana, July 24
While a majority of the local schools and colleges have already closed admission to plus one, Amarjit Singh, who appeared as a private candidate in the Class X examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) this year, is yet to get his result.

As many aspirants for as many seats
No takers for computer courses; colleges blame varsity
Ludhiana, July 24
Delay in affiliation to colleges, lack of proper communication with students and cumbersome process of admission are said to be some of the reasons for a poor response to the BCA (honours) and MSc (information technology) courses that were introduced by Panjab University in five local colleges this year.

NRI’s body brought to Sirhind
Family alleges foul play in death
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 24
The body of Mr Manmohan Singh, a Non-Resident Indian, who died under mysterious circumstances, was brought to the railway police station in Sirhind last night.

I was treated well in Pakistan, says Vikas Singh
Ludhiana, July 24
There is a possibility of some Indians being imprisoned in the Peshawar jail in Pakistan, says globetrotter Vikas Singh, who entered the mega city last evening. Despite the fact that he could not understand the language of the cops in the jail properly, he made out from their conversation that they often talked about the Indian nationals.
Vikas Singh, the globetrotter, interacts with children of Nauhria Mal Jain School in Ludhiana.
Vikas Singh, the globetrotter, interacts with children of Nauhria Mal Jain School in Ludhiana.  
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

21 gastroenteritis cases reported
Ludhiana, July 24
At least 21 fresh cases of gastroenteritis were reported from various city hospitals today.

Girl poisons herself to death
Sahnewal, July 24
A girl of Dharaur village has committed suicide by consuming poison after she failed in love.

Man is supposed to be progressive by nature and instinct. But not necessarily in Ludhiana. Otherwise how can the opposition to the construction of an elevated road from Jagraon Bridge to Chand Cinema be explained. A handful of shopkeepers are holding the entire city to ransom on the ground that their business would suffer.

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Mahila Cong to stake claim to 33 pc seats
Ludhiana, July 24
The Punjab Pradesh Mahila Congress (women wing of the party) will stake claim to 33 per cent of the 117 assembly seats in the coming elections, and an elaborate exercise has already commenced to identify prospective assembly segments and suitable candidates for the coming electoral battle.

A club with good sports facilities
Ludhiana, July 24
Normally clubs and gymkhanas are associated with cards and gambling but the Sutlej Club is different in many ways. The Sutlej Club was started as an officers’ club during the British regime with the Deputy Commissioner as its permanent president in his ex-officio capacity.

Amend obsolete labour laws: BMS
Ludhiana, July 24
The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) has urged both the Centre and the Punjab Government to bring about amendments in the obsolete labour laws and to ensure that the labour laws were scrupulously followed and the exploitation of workers was put to an end.

Unions resent PSEB’s pay scales
Ludhiana, July 24
The representatives of various unions working in the Power Line Communication Wing (PLC) of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) have expressed resentment over discrimination in pay scales and allowances by the board.

Teej celebrations at VLCC
Ludhiana, July 24
Teej was celebrated at the VLCC here today. To mark the occasion, the VLCC had organised a competition of make-up, hair-do and mehndi among young women. Over 18 participants took part in the contest.

Hypocrite exposed
Doraha, July 24
The Taraksheel Society, Punjab, Rara Sahib unit, exposed a hypocrite woman who had been befooling the people of Buani village for the past several months. The Taraksheel Society members when approached by the panchayat of the village, intervened in the matter. 


Bid to loot liquor shop: 4 arrested
Ludhiana, July 24
The Dehlon police has arrested four persons for their bid to loot a liquor shop and shooting a migrant worker, besides looting cash from a villager, between Latala and Barundi, near Ahmadgarh, on July 3 last.



PAU Comptroller ‘selected’
Ludhiana, July 24
The name of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Comptroller has been finalised, though it has not been made public. Sources said Mr Gopal Dass, presently an Accounts Officer in the office of the Director Research, would be the next Comptroller.


Lok Adalats on July 28
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 24
Two quarterly Lok Adalats would be organised to dispose of the cases of undertrial prisoners at Fatehgarh Sahib and Amloh on July 28, 2001.


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