Sunday, September 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India


Top stories | Community | Crime | Business Agriculture
Education | Health | Sports


School watchman found murdered on premises
Police dog picks up a scent; several rounded up
Ludhiana, September 8
A school watchman, Garib Dass, 55, was found murdered in the Government Girls High School of Gill village today. Though the locks of a number of cabinets in the school have been found broken, the police suspects it to be a case of personal rivalry.

Policemen examine the spot where a school watchman was killed
Policemen examine the spot where a school watchman was killed, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Boy ‘tortured’ in illegal custody
Tunga Heri (Ludhiana), September 8
A 13-year-old boy of this village was allegedly picked up by the police, kept in illegal confinement and mercilessly beaten for several hours before the village panchayat came to his rescue.


  Seven cases of dengue reported in city
Aedes is alive, despite claims of health officials
Ludhiana, September 8
Seven persons have been admitted to the local Christian Medical College and Hospital with dengue fever in the past few days, showing that the problem persists in spite of claims of the health authorities that it has been controlled. There has been hundreds of cases of typhoid as well here and the disease has already claimed three lives so far.

MC terminates streetlight contract for poor performance
Imposes Rs 2.14 lakh penalty on contractor
Ludhiana, September 8
Making it explicitly clear that the private participants, entrusted with the job of providing civic amenities, would have to deliver goods, the Municipal Corporation has terminated the contract of a streetlight contractor in Zone B of the city, in addition to imposing a heavy penalty of Rs 2.14 lakh and forfeiture of his security deposit of Rs 32,000.

Hike in paddy MSP fails to cheer farmers
Ludhiana, September 8
The Union Government’s decision of hiking the minimum support price of paddy by Rs 20 has failed to bring the smiles on the faces of the farmers as well as the Punjab Agricultural University experts.

MC, temple body in land dispute
Ludhiana, September 8
A piece of land adjacent to Jai Bajrang Bali Temple of Purana Bazar in the old city has become a bone of contention between the Municipal Corporation and the temple management committee. The MC had disposed of the land as commercial property past year.


Sambhav Ludhiana 2010 organised a get-together and released an album ‘Tasveer mere shehar di’ here on Friday.

NGO visions cleaner Ludhiana by 2010
Ludhiana, September 8
If everything goes well, Ludhiana will be a clean city by the year 2010. A local non-government organisation, Sambhav, is working in this direction and has already chalked out an ambitious plan. The organisation is involving young and old people and even schoolchildren to propagate civic sense among its residents. 
Sambhav Ludhiana 2010 organised a get-together and released an album ‘Tasveer mere shehar di’ here on Friday. Dev Dil Daar regales the audience with a song from the album. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Tribes Dal: NHRC order not implemented
Ludhiana, September 8
The All-India Tribes Dal, a body of Scheduled Castes, including Sahnsi, Boria, Bengali, Teha, Biharia and Sikligar, has alleged that the state and Central governments have not implemented the orders of the National Human Rights Commission regarding the declaration of these communities as Scheduled Tribes since 1996.

‘Badal playing havoc with Punjab economy’
Ludhiana, September 8
The Sarb Hind Shiromani Youth Akali Dal has charged the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, with wrecking the state economy by squandering away crores of ‘borrowed money’ at his sangat darshan programmes, in order to woo the electorate.

Encroachments on approach road to hospital
Ludhiana, September 8
While the Christian Medical College and Hospital has opened a trauma centre equipped with special provision for paediatric and coronary patients, its efforts to get the approach road cleared of all encroachments to facilitate speedy arrival of patients have failed.

Convention of women employees
Ludhiana, September 8
A convention of women employees of various banks was organised here today by the Punjab Bank Employees Federation, Ludhiana. The convention was presided over by Ashok Awasthy, president, Punjab Bank Employees Federation, Ludhiana, and inaugurated by Amarjit Kaur.


Scribe threatened
Ludhiana, September 8
Ravi Kumar Gadra, correspondent of Desh Sewak daily, today lodged a complaint at the Ladowal police post that one Buta Ram along with some “shady characters” came to his house last evening and issued threats to him.


Bank celebrates foundation day
Ludhiana, September 8
The Bank of India organised a zonal-level function here today to celebrate the bank’s foundation day. Mr O. P. Munjal, co-chairman and Managing Director, Hero Cycles Ltd, was the chief guest and Mr Raminder Singh, IAS, Additional Commissioner, MC, Ludhiana, presided over the function.


Krishi cards distributed
Ludhiana, September 8
The Punjab National Bank, Bija, organised a PNB krishi card distribution camp at Bija, about 30 km from here today. Mr Daya Singh, president, Shiromani Akali Dal (Rural), sarpanches, panches and farmers of the area were present at the function. Mr H.L. Arora, Deputy General Manger, PNB (Punjab Zone), was the chief guest and Mr K.I. Singh, Senior Regional Manager, Ludhiana, presided over the function and distributed the krishi cards worth Rs 92 lakh to the farmers.


Art and craft exhibition held
Ludhiana, September 8An art and craft exhibition was held at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, here today. The exhibition was organised as a competition between the four houses of the school — Shakti, Kirti, Jagriti, and Jyoti. Jagriti House was adjudged the best.

A student points towards a painting at an exhibition in Green Land School, Ludhiana, on Saturday.
A student points towards a painting at an exhibition in Green Land School, Ludhiana, on Saturday.

Principals join teachers in relay fast
Ludhiana, September 8
The Association of Principals of Non-government Colleges of Panjab University has decided to join the ongoing relay fast of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union in support of the demand of implementation of the already accepted demands of pension-cum-gratuity scheme, release of arrears and UGC scales to principals and teachers.

Seminar on education
Doraha, September 8
A seminar on “Challenges in present education system and ways to combat them” was organised at Guru Nanak National College, here, yesterday. Mr Harbhajan Singh Deol, Professor of National Integration Chair, Punjabi University and member of the PPSC, said: ‘‘The future of education in India is dark as the educational leadership is passing into non-educational, political hands and when the decision-making process becomes their responsibility, wrong and centralised decisions are taken.’’



The Minister for Technical Education, Mr Jagdish Garcha, addresses a press conference to announce the launch of a drug de-addiction campaign organised by the Brahmkumari ashram of Ludhiana. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Brahmkumaris offer antidote against drug addiction
Ludhiana, September 8
The Brahmkumari Ashram has claimed to have developed a drug for de-addiction with amazing results. Disclosing this here today, the local head of the ashram, Miss Rajkumari, said the drug would be introduced during the de-addiction camps to be organised within a week.

Public awareness vital for eye donation
Ludhiana, September 8
The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, orgnaised a poster painting and slogan writing competition for the medical students and interns yesterday.


National open bridge championship begins
Ludhiana, September 8
Pals, Delhi, a team comprising of Ajay Sinha, D.K. Tiwari, P.C. Gupta and J.V. Sen Gupta garnered 72 points to establish lead over others in the team of four duplicates event at the end of the third round of the National Open Bridge Championship, which began here today.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | In Spotlight | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
121 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |