Wednesday, September 12, 2001,
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Arya College Principal chargesheeted
Ludhiana, September 11
The row over the suspension of Arya College Principal seems to be turning murkier with the managing committee secretary serving him a show-cause notice, charging him with several financial irregularities. Mr V.K. Mehta, Principal, has been told to send a reply for the 10-point charge sheet within 15 days following with the committee will conduct a regular inquiry during which supplementary charge sheets would be issued for verification of records.

Police crackdown on teachers, cable operators
Ludhiana, September 11
In a crackdown on agitators staging dharna and blocking traffic on the Ferozepore Road outside the Mini Secretariat, the district administration and the police today ordered removal of the tents of the striking teachers and some cable operators, who were protesting against the non-implementation of their demands in front of the Mini Secretariat here this afternoon.

Pay 50,000 or face demolition: MC official ‘threatens’
Ludhiana, September 11
While money reportedly plays a vital role in the enforcement of building bylaws in the mega city and almost 'everything' has a price tag, a building owner is being allegedly threatened by certain officials of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation with demolition of his building, if the he failed to pay a bribe of Rs 50,000.



Cops abuse, threaten Tribune staffers
Ludhiana, September 11
In yet another case of shameless bullying by security personnel of a government official, a scribe and his wife had to face embarrassment at their hands when they were passing through a busy area and could not leave side for their Gypsy.

Garg murder case: 3 witnesses turn hostile
Ludhiana, September 11
Tirath Ram Garg murder case involving former Youth Congress office-bearer and controversial financier, Nirdosh Dhand took a U turn when three prime prosecution witnesses Amritpal Singh, Sandhu Singh, both of Pavtitar Nagar, Haibiowal Kalan and Joginder Singh of Arya School Road, turned hostile in court and pleaded complete ignorance about their statements in this murder case, which the police had recorded

Shootout leads to panic in Phillaur court
Ludhiana, September 11
Panic gripped the tehsil complex at Phillaur near here today after an alleged shootout by some persons outside the court of the Civil Judge, Mr D P Singla. The accused had reportedly come to appear in the court in connection with a case.

All set to hear music of Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Ludhiana, September 11
Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is a living legend in contemporary world of classical music. And listening to him is literally a melodious delight. Thanks to Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam and Spic Macay, Bhatt will perform tomorrow along with his upcoming son, Salil Bhatt, at Kundan Vidya Mandir.

Sachchai chhup nahin sakti banawat ke assoolon se, ke khushboo aa nahin sakti kabhi kagaz ke phoolon seSachchai chhup nahin sakti banawat ke assoolon se, ke khushboo aa nahin sakti kabhi kagaz ke phoolon se. 

  • No competitions

  • Pati, patni aur woh

  • Language blues

  • Teacher’s commands

  • Don’t mind



Revenue officials in vigilance net; corruption rampant in dept
Ludhiana, September 11
With half-a-dozen employees of the Revenue Department in the district already in vigilance net on corruption charges, the corruption in this wing of the government has been exposed.

YC asks Badal to quit on moral grounds
Ludhiana, September 11
The Urban Development Cell of Indian Youth Congress has charged Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with amassing wealth during his political career through unfair means and has called for his resignation on moral grounds.

BSP strong enough: Kanshi
Machhiwara, September 11
Mr Kanshi Ram, President, BSP, has announced that his party is strong enough to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in Punjab. He said this while addressing a public rally here on Sunday.



BKU rejects hike in MSP
Samrala, September 11
Reacting to a meagre increase in the MSP for paddy by the Government of India, Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, National General Secretary of BKU, said it was not only a joke to the already debt-ridden farmers but also indicated the malafide intentions of the government.


Teachers sore over govt attitude
Ludhiana, September 11
Callous and heartless attitude of the Badal administration towards the private-aided college teachers has forced them to launch an agitation for getting the pension-cum-gratuity scheme implemented. 

Freshers’ bash at Khalsa college

Ludhiana, September 11
First-year students of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, were given a warm welcome at a freshers’ party held this evening. A cultural programme was presented on this occasion. Students presented various dance items, plays, choreography items and songs. Over 45 students participated in Ms Fresher Contest in which they sashayed down the ramp and gave their introduction. While addressing the students, Ms Harinder Dhillon, Principal of the college, welcomed the freshers and appreciated the efforts of students in presenting a colourful programme. 

First-year students of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, participate in Ms Fresher Contest
First-year students of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, participate in Ms Fresher Contest in Ludhiana on Tuesday. 
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi 

400 students get certificates
Ludhiana, September 11
Today the need of the hour is to uplift the standard of education in government schools. Ethical and moral education must be provided to the students instead of making them warehouses of education. This was stated by Mr S. K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, while distributing certificates among students of Government Senior Secondary School for Boys in Jawahar Nagar, here yesterday under Vidyarthi Certificate Scheme launched by the administration in the district.

Youths urged to fight social evils
Ludhiana, September 11
Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, MP, has urged the youth to launch a relentless fight against social evils like corruption, dowry and drug addiction. Addressing a function, organised by the Punjab Peace Council to felicitate him, the veteran Congressman said the youth should work for creating a ‘just and equitable’ society.


Refund amount, PSEB told
Ludhiana, September 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand of the PSEB for Rs 40,886 from Mr Vinod Kumar, a resident of Vivek Nagar, on account of using excess load. It further directed the PSEB to refund the amount recovered on account of theft of power along with interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit till actual payment.

Bail pleas rejected
Ludhiana, September 11
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr S.S. Arora, has rejected the anticipatory bail application of Kanti Nandi, an agent of Sriyans Mills. The General Manager of the mill, Brig S.K. Verma, has levelled charges of misappropriation of Rs 72.15 lakh against him. A case has been registered at the Sahnewal police station.



New hope for bald men
Ludhiana, September 11
About half of the male population suffer from androgenetic alopecia (gradual hair loss, which starts from the frontal part of the head and keeps on spreading) by the age of 40 and about 5 per cent of males under 20. This was disclosed by Dr Alka Dogra, Head, Dermatology Department, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here.

City IMA re-elects Dr Gursharan Singh
Ludhiana, September 11
Dr Gursharan Singh of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ludhiana unit, has been unanimously re-elected president of the local unit of the IMA for the year 2001-2002.



Nazma, Dilpreet shuttle to glory
Ludhiana, September 11
Nazma Parveen and Dilpreet Singh hogged the limelight by winning double crowns in the Ludhiana District Badminton Championship which concluded at the Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here this evening.


State to have 4 new dairy projects
Khamano, September 11
Four new dairy development projects, costing Rs 154 crore, are being set up in the state so that dairy farming can be developed as a profitable alternative to agriculture, and challenges posed by WTO can be met.Top

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