Thursday, September 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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‘Extortion’ in the name of traffic police
Officials, union chief ‘sharing loot’
Ludhiana, September 19
Battle lines have been drawn between auto-rickshaw unions of the city over the issue of forcible collection of “traffic tax”, allegedly by Kuldeep Singh Katani, President of the Auto-rickshaw Union of Ghanta Ghar, on behalf of the local traffic police. 

‘Indifferent’ MC, councillor, plague Industrial Estate
Ludhiana, September 19
The Industrial Estate in the city, first of its kind in the country, set up during the regime of the then Congress Chief Minister, Mr Partap Singh Kairon, in late 50s, is in a pathetic state of neglect and poor civic infrastructure, to say the least.

Tandon, Gosain bury the hatchet
Ludhiana, September 19
At last the Punjab Minister for Local Bodies, Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, and the Deputy Speaker in the Punjab Legislative Assembly, Mr Satpal Gosain, seem to have buried the hatchet, no matter for the political expediency. 



Forum penalises insurance company
Ludhiana, September 19
The District Consumer Disputes and Redressal Forum has directed United India Insurance Company Limited to pay Rs 45,202 on account of loss suffered by Mr Manjinder Singh, a resident of Umarpur, in Sangrur district.

Ludhiana West remains bone of contention
Ludhiana, September 19
No Assembly segment may be holding as much interest among the aspirants of different political parties as the Ludhiana West. Whether it is the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) or the Bharatiya Janata Party, every party has umpteen number of claimants for this ticket.

New hope for bone cancer patients
Ludhiana, September 19
“Most patients suffering from bone cancer in our country approach the doctors at a very late stage, almost when limb saving becomes unadvisable. Bone treatment here is expensive as compared with other countries due to lack of awareness among the masses, financial problems and no insurance”. 



Government betrayed people’s confidence: SHSYAD
Ludhiana, September 19
The Sarb Hind Shiromani Youth Akali Dal has charged the SAD-BJP government headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal with having betrayed the confidence of the people of Punjab. “The coalition government after assuming office had promised to provide a clean administration.

In adversity, he has faith in honesty
Ludhiana, September 19
Honesty is a virtue that has not stood him well, but despite having lost everything, ‘Lakhpati’, as he is still known, Jagdishwar Kansal refuses to bend rules of the game and toils to make both ends meet. Born to a family of money-lenders, today he sells small packs of candies, sugar-coated anise, peanuts and roasted channa at railway station, bus stand, Chaura Bazaar and other overcrowded places in the mega city in the hope of regaining the lost glory.

Terrorist attacks on USA condemned
Ludhiana, September 19
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board, while expressing their deep shock and anguish over the death of thousands of innocent people in terrorist attacks in the USA, have expressed their reservations over the intended US attack against the Taliban regime and the prime suspect Osama bin Laden.

Cong campaign against MC Commissioner
Ludhiana, September 19
Charging the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Dr S.S. Sandhu, with partisan behaviour, favouritism and bowing down to pressure from ruling party functionaries, prominent Congressmen have urged the state government to initiate a vigilance probe into all the major contracts and development works executed during his tenure.

A unique party in store for party lovers
Ludhiana, September 19
If you are serious about sound and light, and want to know more about it, then for the first time in the north, Harness Overseas is conducting a technical workshop on professional audio & lighting systems on September 21 at a hotel. This was disclosed by Mr Raman Sinduria of the company at a press conference. 

Put an end to child labour: Ekta Sangh
Ludhiana, September 19
The local Ekta Sangh has called for an end to child labour in accordance with the resolution passed at a meeting of the sangh here recently, which express concern over the practice.

Minister visits PAU
Ludhiana, September 19
Mr Sebastien Quedraogo, Minister for Employment and Professional Training, Burkina Faso, visited Punjab Agricultural University today and held a meeting with Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, and other senior officers of the university. Dr Aulakh apprised the visiting minister of the various teaching, research and extension programmes of the university.



Missing boys found
Ludhiana, September 19
Two Class X boys from a school at Humbran, who had been missing since yesterday, were found in Jalandhar this morning. The boys had gone to school yesterday but did not return home. 

Murder accused acquitted
Ahmedgarh, September 19
The Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, Mr S.S. Arora has acquitted a Nepali Krishan Nath Yogi of the charges of looting and murdering Raj Rani of the Urban Estate, Dugri, on January 30, 1998, for want of evidence.

Man run over  by train
Jagraon, September 19
Pal Singh (51) of Konke Kalan village was run over by a train on the Moga-Jagraon track near Nanaksar, about 6 km from here, at about 10 am today.

Police prevents compromise, books accused
Ludhiana, September 19
In a rare case, the city police thwarted attempts at a compromise by the accused and the complainant in a beating case and went ahead with the registration of the case against the accused.



‘Adopt subsidiary occupations besides farming’
Ludhiana, September 19
“The women should play active role in planning and performing various agricultural operations because today’s agriculture not only requires manual skills but also a thorough understanding of the complex agriculture technology and decision making skills.”

Grow mushrooms, farmers told
Ludhiana, September 19
Mushroom cultivation offers great opportunities to the farmers to supplement their income and provide a nutritious food for their families, Dr G.S. Momi, Head, Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, said while addressing participants of a state-level training course on mushroom cultivation.


Another school for child labourers

Ludhiana, September 19
Under a project launched by the Labour Welfare Department, a school for child labourers was opened in association with the Directorate of Education and Training, a wing of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, at Karabara Colony here today.

Child labourers, who would be given admission in a school opened by the Child Welfare Department in association with the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, at Karabara Colony, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. 
— Photo Inderjit Verma

A ‘contest’ for the girl child
Ludhiana, September 19
An inter-school declamation contest on topics related to the plight of girl child in India was held in Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School of Sarabha Nagar here today.

Government move on education hailed
Ludhiana, September 19
The Union Cabinet has decided to introduce an amendment in the Constitution to make elementary education a Fundamental Right and making it a Fundamental Duty of every parent/guardian to provide opportunities for education to all children in the 6-14 age group.



Music, dance enthralled them all
Ludhiana, September 19
While most people are engrossed in the speculations about the impending American attack on Afghanistan, some people in Ludhiana preferred to take a short break from the tension-ridden time for a brief entertaining night. The occasion was a dance party organised at the sprawling lawns of the Satluj Club.

Captivating paintings on display
Ludhiana, September 19
‘Huner Art Garden’, an exhibition of over 200 odd paintings, held at the Lakshmi Ladies Club, depicts beauty in the context of heaven, colours, nature and natural art. The exhibition display captivating paintings besides colourful lamp shades, table tops and corner stands.
Paintings on display in the Lakshmi Ladies Club, Ludhiana. 



Table tennis meet begins today
Ludhiana, September 19
More than 100 paddlers have confirmed their participation in the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Championship to be organised by the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Association. The championship begins at Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here tomorrow, according to Mr Fang Jenn Chiu, general secretary, LDTTA.Top

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