Wednesday, August 15, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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DTO intensifies raids on bus operators
Ludhiana, August 14
Raids on bus operators, ferrying passengers without permit in the region over the past few days, have forced them to stop their operations temporarily. The DTO and his staff have reportedly intensified the raids after the publication of a report in Ludhiana Tribune on August 11. Some of the bus operators have even shifted their operations on the outskirts of the city fearing heavy fine and impounding of the buses.

Heavy rain in city
Ludhiana, August 14
The city was lashed by torrential rain in the early hours this morning, which came as a relief from the oppressive heat and humidity that prevailed till a couple of days back.

JD(S) seeks action against Shamsher Singh Dullo
Ludhiana, August 14
The Janata Dal (Secular) has reiterated its demand seeking action against Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP and a former Minister of Excise and Taxation. Mr Dullo had been found guilty by the Lok Pal, Punjab Justice Harbans Singh Rai of misconduct in the discharge of his duties and causing harm to some liquor contractors.




Answersheets case: parents urge minister to intervene
Ludhiana, August 14
The inquiry into the missing answersheets case has taken yet another turn with the parents of affected students of the 3rd professional exams of the Punjab Council of Homeopathic System of Medicine approaching the Minister for Medical Education, Dr Manoranjan Kalia, to ensure justice to their wards.

Pig devours 10-month-old baby boy
Ludhiana, August 14
A 10-month-old male child was eaten up by a domestic pig kept by a migrant labourer couple in Jadaha village, about 40 km from here on Monday, the police said today.

Brave sons of Punjab who did the nation proud
udhiana has always been in the forefront as far as contribution towards the national defence by any region is concerned. There are over 300 highly decorated soldiers from this district, some of whom have achieved honours and awards as high as Param Vir Chakra (PVC).

Residents demand inquiry against Sectional Officer
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 14
Residents of Mohalla Panchyati Gurdwara, Sirhind, have complained to the higher authorities and filed a petition to stop the work on a sewer being laid by the Municipal Council in the mohalla. In a complaint to the Chief Minister the residents have alleged that faulty sewer was being laid in their area by the council.

War hero’s kin await justice
n contradiction to claims of the government of taking care of the families of martyrs, the next of kin of a martyr, who made the supreme sacrifice during the Indo-Pak war in 1965, are yet to be given a acre 10 plot, as announced by the government at that time.

As the country celebrates the 55th Independence Day, there seems to be little enthusiasm among the general public. Except for the children who have had fresh lessons about the freedom movement and Independence not many people seem to be bothered about the importance of the day.
  • I-Day cards
  • Competition, who bothers?
  • Gifts to cherish
  • Celebration with a difference
  • Tail piece


Members of Gayatri Club celebrate Independence Day in Ludhiana.I-Day celebrations
Ludhiana, August 14
A function was held in connection with Independence Day celebrations by the ladies of Gayatri Club here last evening. The members paid rich tributes to the martyrs by organising colourful programme ‘Anekta mein ekta’.

Members of Gayatri Club celebrate Independence Day in Ludhiana.

Pak flag, Musharraf’s effigy burnt
Activists of the youth wing of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front setting a Pakistani flag on fire on the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, August 14
Activists of the youth wing of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) today set afire Pakistani flags and also burnt an effigy of the Pakistani military ruler, Gen Pervez Musharraf. They blamed General Musharraf for the failure of the Indo-Pak Agra summit and the killing of innocent people in Jammu and Kashmir.

Activists of the youth wing of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front setting a Pakistani flag on fire on the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday.


Woman abducted
Ludhiana, August 14
The Haibowal police has booked a resident of Deepak cinema road for abducting a married woman, stealing some gold ornaments and later threatening the woman’s husband of dire consequences.


Traders seek restarting of post office
Ludhiana, August 14
About six associations of yarn dealers have urged upon the Union Minister for Telecommunications, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, to order the restarting of the city post office which was earlier located at Purani Kotwali. The post office has since been shifted to the Bhadur House area after the old building was vacated by the Department of Posts following a court order.



‘Increase MSP of paddy’
Ludhiana, August 14
A meeting of the Punjab Lok Morcha held here today called upon the Centre to announce an increased MSP of paddy in proportion to the general price index without further delay.


Minister keeps college staff waiting
Ludhiana, August 14
The students and teachers of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Civil Lines, were a harassed lot as they had to wait for nearly two hours for a minister to inaugurate a study centre on the college campus.

Students hold rally
Ludhiana, August 14
The Punjab Agricultural University Students Association organised a rally in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner demanding filling of the posts of teachers of agriculture in schools.

Vice-Principal removed
Jagraon, August 14
Bowing to the students' pressure, the managing committee of L.R. DAV College here has removed Prof K.C. Aggarwal, Vice-Principal, for allegedly behaving indecently with a girl student of BA-II.

Gold medal for PAU scientist
Ludhiana, August 14
Dr J.S. Hundal, Professor-cum-Head, Department of Vegetable Crops, has been selected by Punjab Agricultural University for the award of a gold medal for revolving a chilli hybrid variety CH-1, which has revolutionised chilli cultivation in the state.


Basketball Championship
Ludhiana, August 14
The annual Punjab Basketball League Tournament for men and women will be held form August 25 to 28 at the Indoor Basketball Court, Guru Nanak Stadium.

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