Thursday, August 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Love, betrayal and murder
Hunt on to nab killer

Ludhiana, August 22
It is a tale of love and betrayal. The love was about a 28-year-old woman who was allegedly made to leave all her near and dear ones for her betrothed, and the betrayal was of her alleged paramour, who deceived her by making false promises of marriage for more than five years.

Studying in ‘open’ classrooms
Ludhiana, August 22
A large number of students coupled with shortage of rooms at Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, has forced the students to attend their classes in the scorching sun.
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, attend classes in the open because of shortage of classrooms.
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, attend classes in the open because of shortage of classrooms. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi



Singer sentenced to two years in prison
Ludhiana, August 22
A singer, Baljit Singh alias Bheeta, a resident of Alipur village, Khanna, has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined Rs 2000 in a corruption case by the Special Judge, Mr G.R. Banyal. The police had recovered Rs 20,000 from the accused out of Rs 60,000 accepted as bribe.

Understaffed colleges make students suffer
Ludhiana, August 22
Following the relieving of ad hoc staff and many recent retirements at the two government colleges of the city, the students are being made to do without classes in view of the colleges having become understaffed.

Engineers charge top brass with mis-management
Ludhiana, August 22
The PSEB Engineers Association has strongly condemned the attitude and functioning of the board management, saying it had failed to protect the overall interests of this important and vital organisation.

NGO adopts 20 villages for de-addiction drive
Ludhiana, August 22
With a view to curb drug addiction among the youth in Ludhiana district, the local branch of Prajapati Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya has adopted 20 villages to check drug addiction among the youth.


Passport-seekers seek foolproof system
Ludhiana, August 22
Despite certain reservations, people have welcome the decision of the state governments to notify all Deputy Commissioners' (DCs) offices as collection centres for receipt of passport forms. Most of the people have demanded and suggested a more foolproof and effective procedure of issuing passport.

Snake found in drinking water supply
Ludhiana, August 22
Claims made by the Municipal Corporation administration on the quality of water supply in the city notwithstanding, the supply of contaminated water, at times mixed with sewerage water and sullage or carrying foreign matter like insects and even snakes, continues unabated in the city.
An eight-inch-long snake was what a resident of Labour Colony in Jawahar Nagar, Ludhiana, received with the supply of water on Tuesday.
An eight-inch-long snake was what a resident of Labour Colony in Jawahar Nagar, Ludhiana, received with the supply of water on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Most Ludhiana dairies have unhygienic conditions
Ludhiana, August 22
A number of dairies in the district have been found lacking in the basic hygienic facilities needed to be provided to the animals. Officials in the Animal Husbandry Department also admit that most of these dairies are overcrowded and are flouting the specifications set by the Municipal Corporation for their maintenance.

ORP rank orders welcomed
Ludhiana, August 22
The decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directing the state government to withdraw the ORP ranks given to police officers has been welcomed by and large by the political parties and the police personnel whose promotions had been held up or delayed for the past more than 10 years.

Social activist dead
Ludhiana, August 22
Just within 24 hours of the death of Ludhiana industrialist and philanthropist Mr Indermohan Singh Grewal, his paternal uncle, Mr Joginder Singh Grewal known as PP Sahib died last night. He was 103 years old.

Policemen hurt in riot-drill
Ludhiana, August 22
More than 10 police personnel are learnt to have suffered injuries during a riots combating drill in the grounds of Police Lines. The police, however, deny the incident.

Jassowal honoured
Ludhiana, August 22
Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, president of the Vishva Punjabi Academy, was honoured by the Bairagi Maha Mandal, Punjab, at a function held here today .

Speaker to be honoured
Ludhiana, August 22
The Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, will be honoured in a special function to be organised here on August 25 by the Mazhabi Sikh Unity Forum.


Booked for abducting minor girls
Ludhiana, August 22
The Model Town police has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against a resident of Dugri, Phase II, for allegedly abducting two minor daughters of a woman of the same locality on Monday.

Blind murder case solved
Ludhiana, August 22
The police today claimed to have solved a blind murder case of Inderjit, a migrant labourer, whose body was found in a sack near Deepak Hospital in December last year.

Bid to dupe 80-yr-old woman
Ludhiana, August 22
Women of the city, please beware of anyone who tries to sell you some powder that cleans and shines gold ornaments.

Three held for graft
Samrala, August 22
Two linemen of the Punjab State Electricity Board and one Patwari have been arrested by the Vigilance Department, according to Mr R.P.S. Bajwa, Superintendent of Police (Vigilance Bureau), here today.


Seminar on growth agenda today
Ludhiana, August 22
The Ludhiana Management Association, a local chapter of the All-India Management Association, New Delhi, will organise a seminar here on “Growth agenda of Punjab-Ludhiana in focus’’ on August 23.


PAU releases 5 new crop varieties
Ludhiana, August 22
The State Variety Approval Committee (SVAC) has approved five crop varieties for release in the state. The varieties, which are of wheat, gram and sunflower, were approved in a meeting of the SVAC held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here yesterday.


PAU students to continue agitation
Ludhiana, August 22
Even after meeting the Finance Minister of the state, Mr Kanwaljit Singh, at Chandigarh yesterday, students of College of Agriculture (COA), Punjab Agricultural University, (PAU) today decided to continue the stir till the advertisement of the posts of teacher of agriculture in government schools was published.


Saree impresses Spanish designer
Ludhiana, August 22
“The Indian designers have all the qualities of top designers of the world. They have the potential, creativity and imagination and if a right track is provided to their perception, they can prove to be the top designers in the world”, said Ms Magda Prats, a Spanish designer from Barcelona, who was in the city yesterday to encourage and share her ideas on the textile industry with the students of the National Institute of Fashion Designing (NIFD).


Beware of seasonal flu
LU or influenza is a viral illness. It usually affects all age groups. Everyday our bodies are attacked by an alarming variety of germs and viruses. As the various viruses attack us, our inborn defence system goes to work and in most cases the body is able to ward off the attack.


Green Land School paddlers excel
Ludhiana, August 22
Paddlers Land Senior Secondary Public School which represented Ludhiana-I in the Punjab State Senior Secondary Schools District Table-Tennis Tournament (u-17) held at Khanna on August 21 gave a stupendous performance to help their school emerge as champion. In the final, they beat Sacred Heart Convent School which represented Ludhiana-II.

  • Handball meet


Admn seeks time to file reply
Ludhiana, August 22
The district administration is understood to have sought four weeks' time from the Supreme Court to file its reply in the case of demolition of marriage palaces. The case came up for hearing on August 20.


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