Friday, September 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Civic employees stage massive rally
Ludhiana, September 13
Activists of several unions of municipal employees today held a massive protest rally at the MC headquarters to voice their strong opposition to the government proposal for abolition of octroi and press other pending demands. Speakers at the rally were of the firm view that except for a handful of traders, the decision (to abolish octroi) will not benefit anyone.

Part of marriage palace razed
Ludhiana, September 13
In a swift operation, officials of the buildings branch of the Municipal Corporation today razed a portion of a marriage palace on the Chandigarh Road here. The area had originally been earmarked for an open parking in the building plan.

The parking area of a marriage palace on the Chandigarh Road, which was razed by MC staff in Ludhiana on Thursday.
The parking area of a marriage palace on the Chandigarh Road, which was razed by MC staff in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Big day for little minds
Ludhiana, September 13
Mohan veena maestro Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, his son Salil and tabla artiste Sandeep Das mesmerised students of Kundan Vidya Mandir at the inaugural function of SPIC MACAY at Virsat-2001 here today.
Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, his son Salil and Sandeep Das perform at the inaugural function of SPIC MACAY.
Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, his son Salil and Sandeep Das perform at the inaugural function of SPIC MACAY at Kundan Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana on Thursday.





Panic grips city as people run for information
September 13
, 2001
Arya College Principal chargesheeted
September 12
, 2001
PAU book fails to weed out old pesticides
September 11
, 2001
Is this the friendly face of city police?
September 10
, 2001
School watchman found murdered on premises
September 9
, 2001
SC dismisses plea on enhanced water, sewerage charges
September 8
, 2001
Truck union member shot in broad daylight
September 7
, 2001
Students take charge for a day to entertain teachers
September 6
, 2001
Police admits unnatural death of Rurka girl
September 5
, 2001
Woman jumps to escape rape, gets injured
September 4
, 2001
Dancing girls ‘take over’ mela
September 3
, 2001
Is your vehicle safe at a parking lot?
2, 2001
Four arrested in petrol station murder case
1, 2001

A fatal tale of infidelity
Ludhiana, September 13
This is a fatal tale of infidelity. Devinder Kaur (Devi), 32, of Galajan village near Khanna allegedly slow-poisoned her husband, Devinder Singh 35, to death in connivance with her 50-year-old paramour Mohinder Singh. Devinder was suffering from tuberculosis for some time and he died under mysterious circumstances on January 2, 2001. However, no case was registered at that time, since Devinder's father did not want it so at that time.

Sweet dishes which diabetics can savour
Ludhiana, September 13
It is a dream come for diabetics as now they can have a variety of sweet dishes.

Visitors talk to diabetics students at the exhibition of sweet dishes for diabetics at Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana.

Visitors talk to diabetics students at the exhibition of sweet dishes for diabetics at Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana.

Complaint was forged: Singha
Ludhiana, September 13
Col H.S. Singha, Director of the Institute of Management Studies, Model Town, has claimed that the complaint of BCA students to the Vice-Chancellor of the Punjab Technical University was a forged one.

Arya College remains closed
Ludhiana, September 13
The deadlock over ongoing controversy over the suspension of the Arya College Principal, Mr V.K. Mehta, continues even as the district administration tried to explore the means to resolve the issue.

Four held on robbery charge
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 13
The local police has claimed to have nabbed four robbers from in front of the Kukar Majra branch of Punjab and Sind Bank at 2 pm today, when they snatched a bag from the cashier of Modern Steels. The bag contained Rs 1.34 lakh.


Number one city of Punjab stinks
Ludhiana, September 13
The old city that lies to the north of the railway station, comprising Field Ganj, Kesar Ganj, Chaura Bazar, division No. 3 and the Daresi Grounds, has become a city of stink, thanks to an indifferent administration.

The mini garden at Mata Rani Chowk which stinks of human urine.

The mini garden at Mata Rani Chowk which stinks of human urine.

Yet another inquiry into manhandling case
Ludhiana, September 13
The case related to the manhandling of a pregnant woman which resulted in miscarriage seems to be becoming too complex with the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, ordering yet another inquiry to verify the facts as the second inquiry report which was submitted today by the Civil Surgeon was not found to be satisfactory.

Cable viewing to cost more
Ludhiana, September 13
Lakhs of cable channel viewers will have to pay Rs 150 as monthly charges from next month. Officials of the three city cable companies and the Cable Operators’ Association, with the efforts of the district administration, have signed an agreement, without viewers’ representatives, to increase the cable charges by 50 per cent and more.

Arrest culprits: ex-serviceman
Ludhiana, September 13
Subedar Amarjit Singh (retd) of Jandi village in this district has been running from pillar to post to get justice after an NRI allegedly broke his arm on August 15 and left the country soon after the incident.

PRTC campaign to increase passenger load
Ludhiana, September 13
The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) which is passing through a phase of heavy losses amounting to crores of rupees, has launched a fortnightly campaign from September 10 to increase the passenger load in buses. Mr Harkesh Singh Sidhu, Managing Director, PRTC, has appealed to the drivers, conductors and other staff of the corporation to increase the passenger load in buses in view of the financial crunch.

Ban on loudspeakers goes unheeded
Ludhiana, September 13
Orders of the Deputy Commissioner banning the use of loudspeakers after 10 pm without prior permission are being vehemently violated in the city. The loud sound of blaring music from marriage palaces and other venues has become routine making residents wonder if the orders of the administration carry any significance for the violators.

‘Railways facing financial crisis’
Ludhiana, September 13
The Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union (URMU) has sought the depoliticisation of the railway management to cut down the unnecessary wastage of expensive resources. Mr B.C. Sharma, general secretary of the URMU, in a press release said that the Indian railways was facing a financial crisis due to the unwise investments and improper plans made by political parties.

‘Terrorist threats should be taken seriously’
Ludhiana, September 13
The All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) has cautioned the Government of India that the threats of Pakistan-based various terrorist groups, Tehrukul Mujahideen, Al Badr, United Jihad Council, Hizbul Mujahideen etc, of attacking our political leaders and nuclear and military installations should be taken seriously.

Mann seeks protection of Sikhs in USA
Ludhiana, September 13
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president, Akali Dal (Amritsar), has expressed his serious concern over the attack on Sikhs in the USA in the wake of attack on the World Trade Centre, and urged the Indian Ambassador to the USA to take appropriate measures for the security of the Sikhs and the Punjabis living in that country.



Sensex falls in LSE
Ludhiana, September 13
There was improvement in the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) today as the Sensex opened at 3052 and went up to 3063. Later on it came down and closed at 2987.


Block-level seminars to educate farmers
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 13
A series of seminars at block levels have been started in the district with a view to educate farmers about the harvesting of their paddy and to bring completely dry and clean produce in the mandis. These seminars are being addressed by officers of the Agriculture Department, various purchase agencies and SDMs of the subdivisions.

Kisan mela on Sept 18
Ludhiana, September 13
Punjab Agricultural University will hold a regional kisan mela at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Rauni, on September 18. Raja Narinder Singh, Minister for Public Health and Civil Aviation Minister, Punjab, will inaugurate the mela and Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, will preside over the inaugural session.


PAU team bags first prize
Ludhiana, September 13
The Youth Parliament Team of Punjab Agricultural University has bagged the first prize in the fourth National Parliament Competition conducted by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, New Delhi.


Seminar on Punjabi plays held
Ludhiana, September 13
The Punjabi Teachers Association organised a seminar on Punjabi plays at the Government College for Women here today. Addressing students and staff of different colleges, Dr Raghbir Singh, former chairman of the School of Punjabi Studies, Panjab University, spoke about the Punjabi play, ‘Kal, aj te bhalak’, written by Dr Harcharan Singh. He said the play depicted the moral values of politicians, those proclaiming themselves as saints and even a common man.


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