Monday, September 10, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Is this the friendly face of city police?
Ludhiana, September 9
While the DGP, Punjab, Mr Sarbjit Singh and the local SSP, Mr Harpreeet Singh Sidhu had made elaborate claims about the easy accessibility of the police through pagers given to them earlier this month, the ground reality is quite the opposite.

Smartly dressed kids all set to perform at a Boogie Woogie show in Ludhiana.
Smartly dressed kids all set to perform at a Boogie Woogie show in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Four villages without potable water supply
Ludhiana, September 9
Thanks to callous attitude of the local Municipal Corporation, four villages near Pakhowal are without potable water for the past 10 days. The villagers are either depending on hand pumps or have to go to their fields to get water from their tubewells.



Amnesty move on guilty cops opposed
Ludhiana, September 9
The Janata Dal (Secular) has strongly opposed the move to grant amnesty to the guilty cops, saying that it will set a wrong precedent and will go against the legal and democratic principles of the country.

The prospective buyers examinig stamps and coins at the Stamps and coin Bazaar organised today in the main post office.
The prospective buyers examining stamps and coins at the Stamps and coin Bazaar organised today in the main post office. — Photo By Inderjeet Verma

Experts foresee bleak future for farmers
Ludhiana, September 9
Agricultural experts here have predicted a bleak future for the farmers of the region especially after the nominal increase in the minimum support price for paddy by the Central Government. The MSP has been increased by Rs 20 per quintal.

Poultry farm supervisor murdered
Ludhiana, September 9
Mewa Singh, a supervisor at a poultry farm, was found murdered on the farm premises at Neelon Khurd this morning by some employees of the farm. The Sahnewal police is learnt to have registered a case of murder against three labourers of the farm, who are missing since last night.


Zebra crossings, stop lines only in books
Ludhiana, September 9
Even though zebra crossings and stop lines form an essential part at any traffic lights regulation system yet they appear to have no meaning for the city authorities, as they are conspicuous by there absence here. Under the Motor Vehicles Act crossing the stop line at red signal in an offence.

Excise dept officials conduct raids
Ludhiana, September 9
Officials of the Central Excise Department have launched surveys of the steel furnace plants and steel-rerolling mills in the state to check the evasion of the central excise duty.

‘Open second bridge on Sidhwan canal’
Ludhiana, September 9
Mr Dildhiraj Singh Mann, a Janata Dal(S) leader, has demanded that the traffic should be started on the second bridge at Jawadi on the Sidhwan canal.

Two children electrocuted
Ludhiana, September 9
Two unidentified minor children were admitted to the local civil hospital with serious burn injuries suffered due to electrocution when they came in contact with a pole supporting high voltage electric wires at Jagraon over bridge here today afternoon.


Pirated cassettes seized
Ludhiana, September 9
In a joint raid by the Kotwali and Division No 5 police, a large number of pirated audio and video cassettes were seized from several shops in Bhadaur House Market, which is one of the largest wholesale markets of cassettes in the region.



Teachers to go on strike
Ludhiana, September 9
To intensify their struggle, the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has decided to go on a two-hour strike in their colleges from September 12 to 22.
Mr KBS Sodhi, President PCCTU, in a press statement today alleged that with political leaders busy washing their dirty linen in public and ministers making the best of opportunity to go abroad, disruption in studies in these colleges hardly seemed to be anybody’s concern.

Fine performance by kids
Ludhiana, September 9
Boogie Woogie, a contest for pre-nursery kids, was organised by Slim n Shape, here last evening. Thirteen kids participated in the contest. Jahanvi and Ajam danced with elan to the tune of ‘Main zoru ka ghulam’. Madhur danced to the tunes of ‘I am a Barbie girl’.


A model walks down the ramp while crowd enjoys the “Made for each other” dance party held in Ludhiana on Saturday night. ‘Made for each other’ nite organised
Ludhiana, September 9
It was a night to remember and party time for Ludhianvis, with over 250 odd couples, all dressed in black, dancing continuously for over six hours to the tunes of Mumbai-based DJ Akbar Sami at the dancing floor of a hotel here last night.
A model walks down the ramp while crowd enjoys the “Made for each other” dance party held in Ludhiana on Saturday night. — RB

Delhi team leads in bridge championship
Ludhiana, September 9
On the penultimate day of the National Open Bridge Championship being held here, Pals, Delhi, which were leading the field yesterday continued their supremacy to top the table with 169 victory points (VPs) at the end of the eighth round and qualified for the quarterfinals.

District badminton meet
Ludhiana, September 9
Balreet Sandhu, a student of GGNI, Model Town, will meet Ashwinder Kaur of Punjab Agricultural University in the junior girls’ final of the Ludhiana District Badminton Championship currently held at Shastri Badminton Hall, Guru Nanak Stadium, here.

National yoga championship
Ludhiana, September 9
The Punjab Yog Krida Sangh and the Cosmic Yoga Foundation under the aegis of the Yoga Confederation of India will organise a two-day National Yoga Championship here at the community centre in Agar Nagar on September 10 and 11.


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