Sunday, August 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Blood and gore after rage and remorse
Pakhowal (Ludhiana), August 11
In suspected fits of rage and remorse, in that order, an old man of this village attacked his wife and daughter-in-law with a sickle and committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance after presuming them to be dead. Gurmel Kaur in a Raikot hospital on Saturday after her husband attacked her.
Gurmel Kaur in a Raikot hospital on Saturday after her husband attacked her.— IV

GogiChild devoured by dogs
Bhrowal Kalan (Ludhiana), August 11
In a grotesque incident, a two-year-old girl was devoured by meat-eating dogs which virtually consumed her in the afternoon here yesterday.

Forum quashes power bill
Ludhiana, August 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) of Rs 4,35,881 from Mr Subhash Chander, a resident of Ram Nagar, on account of power theft.




Crisis-hit industrialists to gherao CM
Ludhiana, August 11
The small-scale sector of industry (SSI), which is facing deep crisis and struggling to survive, has threatened to gherao the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, during his sangat darshan programmes if the government failed to scrap its anti-industry policies and initiate the necessary steps for the revival of the sick units and promotion of industries in the state.

Widow accuses tenant of demanding ransom
Jagraon, August 11
Bhagwant Kaur, a widow of Kothe Baggu village, near here, has charged her tenant Surjit Singh of Swaddi Khurd village, of threatening her and demanding Rs 40,000 from her.

Shobha yatra graces Janmashtami eve
Ludhiana, August 11
A grand shobha yatra was taken out last evening from Daresi grounds on the eve of Janmashtami by the Sanatan Dharam Mahotsav Committee.

A tableaux in the shobha yatra taken out on the eve of Janmashtami in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

A tableaux in the shobha yatra taken out on the eve of Janmashtami in Ludhiana on Friday.


Thousands living in MC’s hell
Ludhiana, August 11
Residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar of Haibowal here have been living among gross insanitation and receiving contaminated drinking water in their taps. The other civic amenities like paved streets and a functional sewerage system are also a distant dream for them, thanks to the indifference of the Municipal Corporation.

Dhindsa on unity with Tohra
Ludhiana, Aug 11
Senior Akali leader and Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa today said that although there were slim chances of unity with the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal led by Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra after his alliance with other Panthic groups, yet the issue should not be considered closed.

Dullo refutes Lok Morcha’s charges
Khanna, August 11
A former Minister, Punjab and MP, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today refuted the allegations levelled against him by Lok Morcha leaders. He was addressing a press conference here.

PAU accused of discriminating against SC employees
Ludhiana, August 11
The Bhartiya Masihi Sanstha has accused the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) of discriminating against the university employees belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes.

Daughter of five rivers
HE is a lady with the lamp of education — Principal of the second oldest college for women here. Dale Carnegie titled one of his best-sellers ‘Little Known Facts About Well-known Persons’. About the (then) richest man of the world, Nizam of Hyderabad, he wrote: “Sleeps in a bed which has no spring”. Indeed, sometimes we know so little about well-known persons.

Protest rally by telecom staff
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 11
The local unit of the All-India Telecom Employees Union organised a protest rally in the main telephone exchange at Sirhind on Thursday. The employees demanded that the membership of Mr Harbhajan Singh Attapuri and Mr Samunder Singh from the TAC should be cancelled immediately and the transfer orders of two employees withdrawn.

Ludhianvis sulking under pressure
HOUSANDS of Ludhianvis are becoming victim of the mundane daily routine life. Trying to cope up with the rising pressures of multiplying business problems, unending national and global recession, high taxation levels and unbearable administrative tensions are also adding to their problems.

PSEB pensioners seek free power
Ludhiana, August 11
A delegation of the Joint Action Committee of the All-Pensioners Associations of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) met the Chairman of the board, Mr S.S. Sohal, at Patiala on Wednesday and demanded free electricity supply to the board’s pensioners.

Cops who’ll never be impolite again
Ludhina, August 11
Three police personnel, including one ASI and two Head Constables, have been sent to the police lines for not following the orders of addressing people as ‘shreemanji’.

Stir against abolition of octroi
Samrala, August 11
The Class IV Employees Union of the Samrala Nagar Council has threatened to launch an agitation on September 1 if the government abolishes octroi in the state.

2 brothers die after eating stale food
Ludhiana, August 11
Tragedy struck Surjit Singh, a resident of Chowki Mann village, here today evening when two of his sons died after consuming some stale food. His third son who also ate the same food was admitted to a hospital in serious condition.

Akali leader honoured
Ludhiana, August 11
Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Director of Markfed, honoured the acting President of the District Akali Jatha (Urban), Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, at a function in Ward 15 here.


Booked for kidnapping
Ludhiana, August 11
The Sadar police has registered a case of kidnapping against Monu alias Inderjit, a resident of Deep Vihar Colony, for allegedly kidnapping 17-year-old Sonia Rani of the same locality. The girl’s father, Mr Manjit Singh, complained to the police that the accused had kidnapped his daughter at 11 am on Thursday.



PAU scraps civil engineering course
Ludhiana, August 11
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has scrapped its second-year course of civil engineering in wake of allegations of irregularities in the checking of answer sheets.

Strike in Jagraon college
Ludhiana, August 11
Students of DAV College, Jagraon, today boycotted classes in protest against the alleged incident of harassment of a girl student by a senior lecturer a couple of days ago. The teacher had reportedly apologised for his conduct after being beaten up by the girl’s relatives.


Dolly SinghTwo talented stars on the horizon
Ludhiana, August 11
‘‘It was a life time experience for me to act in the movie ‘Guldasta’, an Indo-Canadian production, which highlights the present Kashmir torn by terrorism and strife. The movie, based on a real-life situation was released in Canada yesterday,’’ said an upcoming star Jonita Doda, an Indian national who was in the city yesterday in connection with a function.

Dolly Singh


2-day plastic surgery workshop at DMCH
Ludhiana, August 11
The Plastic Surgery unit of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, in association with Fresh Start Surgical Gifts (FSSG), a charitable non-government organisation of the USA would organise a two-day workshop on Reconstructive Plastic Surgery from August 17 at Dumra Auditorium of the DMCH.



‘Confusing directions caused octroi loss’
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 11
Due to the negligence and lack of clear-cut directions by the Director, Local Bodies, the Municipal Council, Sirhind, is suffering a huge financial loss, due to charging octroi at a less rate on CI castings.

Computer course for cops ends
Ludhiana, August 11
The three-day computer appreciation course for gazetted officers of the Punjab police concluded at the PPA, Phillaur, yesterday.


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