Monday, September 24, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Plan to regularise encroachments
Land to be allotted on concessional rates
Ludhiana, September 23
The district administration has initiated the process to allot the encroached revenue land in urban areas to the persons in possession at concessional rates under the special scheme of the state government. The scheme would prove to be a boon to city residents, who had constructed their houses long back and were in physical possession of these dwelling units.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CITY OF MILLIONAIRES: Lensman Inderjit Verma captures homeless migrant labourers sleeping on pavements in Ludhiana.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CITY OF MILLIONAIRES: Lensman Inderjit Verma captures homeless migrant labourers sleeping on pavements in Ludhiana.

Tension grips Sudhar block
Ludhiana, September 23
Tension prevailed in several villages in Sudhar block in the district following another attempt by the followers of the controversial Ropar-based Bhaniara Guru to restart the path of the Bhavsagar Samundar Granth, banned by Akal Takht, at Attiana village early this morning.

50 SAD members join Cong
Ludhiana, September 23
With the Assembly elections round the corner, there has been a spate of political upheavals in the city with several parties coming round to forge new alliances and many of the other political activists changing loyalties, with their eyes on greener pastures.





PAU bypasses rules to regularise teacher
Ludhiana, September 23
Punjab Agricultural University has regularised the services of a teacher who remained on “unauthorised leave” from the university for five years. The development has sparked off a row on the campus with the staff members alleging that his services were regularised by bypassing the PAU rules.

Post office burgled
Ludhiana, September 23
A post office was reportedly burgled at Khanpur village last night by at least two unidentified burglars, who decamped with about Rs 17,000, besides some documents. The stolen amount included Rs 14,000 belonging to the Post Master, Mr Ranjit Singh, in whose house the post office was located.

Ruby Bhatia I am not interested in films: Ruby
Ludhiana, September 23
The irrepressible, tall, svelte, good looking, popular VJ and most sought out anchor, Ruby Bhatia was in the city for a launch of Gano Excel, a health product.


Bitta for campaign against terrorism
Ludhiana, September 23
Mr Maninderjit Singh Bitta, former president of the Indian Youth Congress, is all set to assume a fresh role for himself by creating a movement against terrorism across the country among the schoolchildren.


Woman raped by landlord
Ludhiana, September 23
A woman of Gurpal Nagar here was allegedly raped by her landlord when she had gone to meet the wife of the latter at their house.

6 booked for damaging boundary wall
Khamano, September 23
The local police has booked six persons, under Sections 452 and 447 of the IPC, of Bilaspur village for damaging the boundary wall of the house owned by Jit Singh on September 16. The accused in the case are Jagmel Singh, Gurmel Singh, Jarnail, Gurbakhsh Singh and two others.


Malaysian herbal products launched
Ludhiana, September 23
A wide range of Malaysian herbal products and food supplements, based on oriental herb ‘Ganoderma’, was launched at a function in the city today. Mr Ooi Kheng Seng, chairman, Mr Leon Soon Seng, vice-Chairman, and Mr Victor Yudhana, technical adviser of Gano Excel Enterprise Sdn Bhd of Malaysia, besides Mr Ashwani Prabhakar, and Mr Anil Mehta of the collaborating Indian Firm Gano Excel India Enterprises were present.



A display of some of the entries at poster and collage-making competitions organised at Ramgarhia Girls College on Sunday. Osama dominates collage-making contest
Ludhiana, September 23
It was Osama, everywhere in the collage and poster-making competition organised at the Ramgarhia College for Girls here today. The students who were given three topics to make the collage and posters chose to use the pictures of Osama bin Laden to convey their message to eradicate terrorism.

A display of some of the entries at poster and collage-making competitions organised at Ramgarhia Girls College on Sunday.

Freshers’ party
Ludhiana, September 23
Students of the College of Agriculture (CoA), Punjab Agricultural University, organised a freshers’ party at Pal Auditorium yesterday. Sukhdeep Singh Brar was adjudged Mr Fresher and Mandeep Kaur was crowned Miss Fresher.


Tehsil complex workers’ body formed
Samrala, September 23
A meeting of the tehsil complex document writers, typists, ‘naqsha nawis’, and owners of photostat shops and STD booths was held on the premises of the local Bar Association yesterday, under the chairmanship of Mr Narinder Vashishtha.


‘Hindi saptah’ concludes
Ludhiana, September 23
‘Hindi saptah’ organised by the zonal and regional offices of Punjab National Bank concluded today. To mark the conclusion of this programme a function was held in which a cultural programme, a fancy dress competition and a kavi sammelan were organised. A number of employees and their wards participated in the function.

Lekhak Sabha holds symposium
Ludhiana, September 23
A symposium on novel ‘Oonch Neech’ by Karamjit Aujla was organised by the Kendriya Punjabi Lekhak Sabha and Sirjandhara at Punjabi Bhavan today. Eminent Punjabi literary figures attended the symposium. The meeting was presided over by the writers S.S. Narula, Dr Parminder Singh and Prof Niranjan Tasneem.


TT title for Harman
Ludhiana, September 23
In a ding-dong battle, former Punjab junior champion, Harman, prevailed over Disney Rayit, 4-3 to bag the men’s title in the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Championship which concluded here at the Shastri Hall of the Guru Nanak Stadium on Saturday evening.


BSNL staff to stage dharna
Ludhiana, September 23
Employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Punjab Telecom Circle, will stage a dharna in front of the Chief General Manager’s office in protest against the indifferent attitude of the circle administration.

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