Thursday, August 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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PAU raps students for ragging
Fine of Rs 1,000 imposed on three
Ludhiana, August 29
Punjab Agricultural University has taken action against at least 15 students of various colleges who were allegedly involved in ragging their juniors in the various hostels on the campus.

Army martyr cremated
Ludhiana, August 29
Sub Paramjit Singh of 11 Sikh Light Infantry, who laid down his life during an encounter with the militants in Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on August 26, was cremated with full honours at his native village, Gurusar Sudhar, in this district today.
Army personnel, carrying the body of Sub Paramjit Singh.
Army personnel, carrying the body of Sub Paramjit Singh, lead the funeral procession at Gurusar Sudhar (Ludhiana) on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

NRI alleges rape bid by cop
Ludhiana, August 29
An NRI has, in a complaint to the Director-General of Police, alleged that a cop allegedly attempted to rape her at Nangal on August 25 and a bus driver and a conductor saved her.



Theft case against minor kids
Ludhiana, August 29
While the modern world harps on reformatory measures to deal with convicts or suspects, especially children, the city police has in a shocking case put two minor children behind bars even though a social organisation has claimed that the children were being implicated in the case.

Harmanpreet SinghBoy clears Microsoft test at 11
Ludhiana, August 29
Harmanpreet Singh, a Class VI student of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, wants to have an identity of his own and not be known as his father’s son. He has become the talk of the town by claiming to be the youngest person in the country to have cleared the first test of Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 11 years.

Brar-Gupta group sweep PAUTA poll
Ludhiana, August 29
The Brar-Gupta group had a clean sweep in the annual elections of the PAUTA the results of which were announced last evening. All candidates of this group defeated their rivals by comfortable margins. Dr Hari Singh Brar was elected president. He defeated Dr R.S. Brar by 435 votes. Mr M.L. Gupta defeated Dr S.C. Sharma for the post of secretary by 380 votes.



PSEB employees stage dharna
Ludhiana, August 29
PSEB employees staged a dharna in front of the Chief Engineer’s (Central Zone) office here today in protest against indifferent and apathetic attitude of the board management towards their demands.

No Star for viewers
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 29
All cable operators in Fatehgarh Sahib district went on an indefinite strike today to protest against the highhandedness of the Star TV network. The operators held a meeting at Mandi Gobindgarh and decided to boycott the Star TV package in protest against the harassment of a cable operator in Mandi Gobindgarh by the regional office of the network in Chandigarh.

Journalists continue protest
Ludhiana, August 29
Local journalists today continued their protest against the local police for not taking any action against the guilty DSP involved in misbehaviour with two press photographers. They also sat on a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office to register their protest.

‘Smart’ NRI outsmarted
Ludhiana, August 29
In an interesting case, a NRI settled in Canada has been found to have conceived a master plan to dupe a Canadian Insurance company of over Rs 6 lakhs by producing false medical bills procured from a non-existent hospital.

Pensioners resent govt inaction
Ludhiana, August 29
The Government Pensioners’ Association has resented the non-granting of the benefits of old-age allowance by the Punjab Government.

Cong to observe Beant’s death anniversary
Ludhiana, August 29
It is going to be a show of strength of the Congress on the sixth death anniversary of Beant Singh, which is being organised at Payal, his native village, on August 31. Senior leaders of the All-India Congress Committee, including Mr Moti Lal Vora and Ms Ambika Soni, and PCC leaders, including Capt Amrinder Singh, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Mr Jagmeet Brar, will attend the rally.



Police unearths brothel, 14 held
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 29
The district police claimed to have unearthed a brothel running near the historical Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib, with the arrest of three women sex workers and 10 male customers along with the owner. Certain customers managed to escape.

Patwari booked on graft charge
Ludhiana, August 29
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau has claimed to have booked a Naib Tehsildar and a Patwari on the charges of taking bribe of Rs 4,000 from a person. The patwari has been arrested while the Naib Tehsildar was absconding.

Man beaten up for eve-teasing
Sahnewal, August 29
A man, who was badly beaten up for allegedly indulging in eve-teasing, lodged a complaint with the local police yesterday. According to the FIR, Inderjit Singh, the complainant, was going along with his father, Mr Piara Singh, from Jandiali village to Buddewal at 6.30 p.m. on August 26 when he accidentally brushed against a woman, who was coming from the opposite direction along with three other women, near Buddewal Mills.


Punjab may drop focal point project for Ladowal
Ludhiana, August 29
The proposal of the Punjab Government to have a state of the art industrial focal point at Ladowal seed farm, 15 km from here, has failed to attract industries and may be dropped. The negotiations with the various groups of industries have failed on the issue of price to be charged from them for the land.

Concern over inflow of migrant labourers
Khamano, August 29
Punjabi labourers should be employed in factories and industries in the state in place of migrant labourers because free movement of migrant labourers is causing serious problems.



Students made to sit in sun
Ludhiana, August 29
In an incident that can be best described as callousness on the part of the Ludhiana traffic police, students of Nauhria Mal Jain Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, were made to sit in the sun by traffic cops for more than two hours as the driver of the school van did not possess the driving licence.
The van with students of Nauhria Mal Jain Senior Secondary School.
The van with students of Nauhria Mal Jain Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, which was stopped by the traffic personnel outside the Circuit House for more than two hours on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Dharna by teachers
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 29
All the teachers’ unions working in the district staged a massive dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today against the DEO (S) in protest against his ‘dictatorial’ attitude.

Inter-school painting contest held
Ludhiana, August 29
Students from over 15 schools of the district participated in an inter-school painting competition organised by the Child Welfare Council of the Indian Red Cross Society at R.S. Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.

Veterinary course students end strike
Ludhiana, August 29
The agitating students of the College of Veterinary Science, Punjab Agricultural University called off their 10-day long strike after the university met their demands of concluding the Progressive Farmers Dairy Course yesterday.

Contractor fined for supplying stale sweets
Ludhiana, August 29
Punjab Agricultural University as fined the contractor of the PAU canteen at Students’ Home and barred him from supplying refreshments at various university functions for one year. Gulzar Singh, the contractor, was fined for Rs 5,000 after he allegedly supplied stale sweets to university employees on the Independence Day function. 



Prof Mohan Singh memorial fair
Ludhiana, August 29
The preparations for the 23rd Prof Mohan Singh Memorial International Cultural fair have been started. The fair is organised every year in the memory of the great poet by Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation.

Meeting of literary organisation held
Ludhiana, August 29
The monthly meeting of the ‘Sirjandhara,’ a literary organisation, was held at Punjabi Bhavan. It was chaired by Mr Karamjit Singh Aujla, president of the organisaiton. Mr Kulwant Jagraon anchored the programme. Mr Jagraon and Mr Gursharan Singh Narula presented poems in their inimitable style. The theme of their poems was common- mechanisation of human behaviour devoid of sincerity, love and affection.

Diva of comfortable, wearable designs
Ludhiana, August 29
Leena Singh of the Ashima-Leena Singh duo, one of the leading dress designers of the country, strongly believes that it is not the costly outfits that enhance a personality, but the manner in which an outfit is carried by a person that makes all the difference.

Sufi music programme on Sept 2
Ludhiana, August 29
Bhai Ghaniya Ji Trust, Baddowal, Ludhiana under the leadership Seva Panthi Baba Jaspal Singh, will, organise a Sufi singing programme on September 2 at 7 p m at the Baddowal Dera.


A ray of hope for TB patients
Ludhiana, August 29
Ludhiana may fast emerge as the “TB capital” of North India if claims made by a non-government organisation, which is working hard to check the disease, are any indication. While the state Health Department is yet to launch an offensive against the disease, the NGO-TB Eradication Society — has taken up the cudgels against the spread of the disease.
A patient being examined at a monthly camp held at a factory in Kohara.
A patient being examined at a monthly camp held at a factory in Kohara.

Alpine school wins inter-school meet
Ludhiana, August 29
A fine display by Saurav Jain (40 runs and 3 for 20 ) enabled Alpine International Senior Secondary School to win the Ludhiana District Inter-School Cricket Tournament (under-17) organised by the Education Department, Punjab, on the G G N School grounds here today.Top

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