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SC dismisses plea on enhanced water, sewerage charges
MC claims earlier order misinterpreted
Ludhiana, September 7
A Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India, consisting of Mr Justice S.C. Bharucha and Mr Justice Y.K. Sabharwal have dismissed the application for staying the recovery of enhanced water and sewerage charges from the city residents, fixed as per a government notification dated August 11, 1993.

Monthly exams in govt schools from now
Ludhiana, September 7
Poor performance of students of government senior secondary schools in annual examinations has forced the District Education Department to direct principals of all these schools to conduct monthly examinations from now on.

Arya College closed for two daysSecurity personnel stand outside Arya College.
Students’ agitation continues
Ludhiana, September 7
Anticipating trouble by the students who are agitating against the suspension of Principal V.K. Mehta of Arya College, the gates of the campus were closed by the management today.

Security personnel stand outside Arya College that was closed because of a tussle in the management, in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo Inderjit Verma





Undertrial died of poisoning: report
Ludhiana, September 7
A seven-month old mysterious death of an undertrial, dismissed as a normal case of death due to illness, will be examined in new light as a chemical examination report has claimed that the man died after consuming some poison and not because of some illness as claimed by the jail staff.

A notice outside Malhar Cinema, Ludhiana.Mobile-phone thefts set the bell ringing
Ludhiana, September 7
Persons carrying mobile telephones in cinema halls will have to be careful. A large number of persons have recently lost their mobile telephones while watching movies in a theatres. A gang of pickpockets, that prefers to steal electronic gadgets than wallets, is active these days in cinema halls here.

A notice outside Malhar Cinema, Ludhiana, cautions cinegoers against carrying mobile telephones inside the hall. — IV

Burglary under the nose of cops
Ludhiana, September 7
A shop of readymade garments, located in a market on the road that leads to the Kotwali police station, was burgled yesterday evening.

Indian cotton highly contaminated: expert
Ludhiana, September 7
The cotton contamination survey 2001 conducted by International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has observed that the Indian cotton is highly contaminated.

Someone put brakes on truckers’ rivalry
Ludhiana, September 7
The killing of person, Jang Singh, here yesterday, is the result of an old dispute between two factions over the control of a truck union of Sahnewal. There are about 400 trucks registered with this union and owners of these vehicles mostly belong to Sahnewal and its surrounding villages.


Badal making state bankrupt: Dullo
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 7
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP, distributed cheques worth Rs 25 lakh to 40 villages at a function held at Chanarthal Kalan village of Amloh constituency on Thursday.

Congress charged with political opportunism
Ludhiana, September 7
The Bharat Ekta Council has lambasted the Congress leadership in Punjab for resorting to mean tactics and false propaganda to gain political ground in its desperate bid to regain power in the state.

‘Pay kharcha or we cut your parcha’
Ludhiana, September 7
On Tuesday night, some gambling enthusiasts decided to have a game somewhere in the Vishwakarma colony in Focal Point. During the course of the game one of them, who lost everything, was shooed out of the game by others. But the loser would not allow them to take away his money. So he went to cops with the information he had.

DYC urges police to check gambling, betting
Ludhiana, September 7
The District Youth Congress (DYC) has urged the police to launch a crackdown against bookies, single digit lottery system, sale of intoxicants and obscene literature in the city and to initiate effective measures for improvement in chaotic traffic conditions in the city.

Women still vulnerable to indecent behaviour
Ludhiana, September 7
As the nation prepares to celebrate the World Literacy Day, when special emphasis is paid to education of women, various studies and statistics from different sources reveal that the violence against women is on the rise. Most women are still prone to indecent behaviour against them at their homes at the hands of close relatives and in public places too.

Selfless service to humanity
Ludhiana, September 7
A person with a lot of compassion in his heart started distributing khichri among the poor patients in the Civil Hospital a decade ago. Mr Nihal Chand Gupta had a soft corner for the children too and gave books and mats to school for the children.

Kribhco organises nutrition week
Ludhiana, September 7
Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (Kribhco), a national-level fertiliser society, celebrated 20th national nutrition week at Purrain village on September 4 and 5. This week is being celebrated from September 1 to 7 at the national level to educate rural women on the breaking of the cycle of malnutrition and to improve Women’s Health.

PNB organises coin distribution mela
Ludhiana, September 7
Punjab National Bank, Industrial Area, organised a coin distribution mela here today to improve the availability of coins to the public. Mr Surendra Kumar, Regional Officer, Reserve Bank of India, Chandigarh, inaugurated the mela. Mr Surendra Kumar distributed coins of the Re 1, Rs 2 and Rs 5 denominations among traders, shopkeepers, retailers and other customers.


Driver without leg
Ahmedgarh, September 7
The Humbran police has seized a driving licence from Darshan Singh of Sujanpur village issued by the Licencing Authority, Muzaffarnagar, though his left leg has been amputated. The police has booked him under Sections 307, 279, 337 and 427 of the IPC.

Youth kidnapped
Ahmedgarh, September 7
In a broad daylight attempt, four unidentified persons kidnapped a youth of an industrial family.


Workshop on computer designing
Ludhiana, September 7
There is now no need to keep experts for designing new products as the computer aided designs (CAD) and computer aided management (CAM) softwares are available in the market which can easily be used by the manufacturers to develop new products according to the tastes of the consumers, said Mr J.S. Kullar, Director, Small Industries Service Institute (SISI), here today.

Productivity award to Vinay textiles


Farmers advised to take to dairy farming, fruit growing
Ludhiana, September 7
Thousands of farmers thronged the Kandi Research Station of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) at Ballowal Saunkhri village to participate in the kisan mela organised by the university to educate the farmers in the latest agricultural technology.

PAU develops new spraying machineWorking of a high-capacity self-propelled sprayer developed by the PAU being demonstrated to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday.
Ludhiana, September 7
Claiming to have ushered a new beginning in mechanised farming the Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has developed a new machine that will help the farmers in speedy spraying of various insecticides and pesticides on the crops.

Working of a high-capacity self-propelled sprayer developed by the PAU being demonstrated to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

PAU to work for improving quality of produce
Ludhiana, September 7
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has decided to direct the future research towards improving the quality of the farm produce so that the farmers are able to compete in the international market.


PCCTU continues relay fast for fifth day
Ludhiana, September 7
Agitating over the non-implementation of their demands, the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union continued their relay hunger strike outside the mini secretariat for the fifth day.

BHMS students submit memorandum to DC
Ludhiana, September 7
The agitating homoeopathic students pursuing the BHMS degree submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, today in which they have threatened to resort to hunger strike if their demand that their supplementary exams should be conducted by Baba Farid university was not accepted.



SPIC MACAY’s cultural extravaganza
Ludhiana, September 7
The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) heralds North Virasat 2001 — a mega cultural event spanning more than two months and covering the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and UT.

Cassette released
Ludhiana, September 7
A video and audio cassette, Kudiyan Mumbai Ki, by NRI singer Vipin Vippi was released by Mr Chander Shekhar, IG, Punjab police, here last evening.


National open bridge tourney begins today
Ludhiana, September 7
The stage is set for the National Open Bridge Tournament which begins at the local Sutlej Club here tomorrow.

Cricket title for Baddowal zone
Ludhiana, September 7
Baddowal zone comprising of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary Schools of Sarabha Nagar and Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar and CFC Senior Secondary School thrashed SDP zone by 7 wickets to clinch the title in the Ludhiana District Senior Secondary Schools Cricket Tournament (u-19) which concluded at the A S Senior Secondary School, Khanna, ground on Wednesday.

  • Cricket tourney

  • Badminton meet

Zonal tournaments conclude
Amloh, September 7
The following have been declared as winners of the zonal tournaments held at Amloh, which concluded at the local Government Senior Secondary School yesterday.


MC employees threaten stir
Ludhiana, September 7
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of 12 unions of the Municipal Corporation employees of the entire state have served an ultimatum on the state government to accept their pending demands immediately, failing which they would resort to agitation.

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