Monday, October 1, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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New insurance scheme for farmers
Cover for farmers on purchase of fertilisers
Ludhiana, September 30
In a first-ever scheme of its kind in the state, three co-operatives have come together to offer personal accident cover for farmers. The insurance scheme was launched by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr S.S. Dhindsa, at a function organised here today on Punjab Agricultural University campus. Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa takes part in a function at PAU
Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, takes part in a function at PAU, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Political parties condemn demolition
Ludhiana, September 30
The demolition of an outer wall of Durga Mata Mandir near Jagraon Bridge by the Municipal Corporation officials on the night of September 28 has been condemned by several political parties here.



Robbers strike, decamp with jewellery and cash
Ludhiana, September 30
Armed robbers struck at a house in Model Town area of the city at around 9 p.m. yesterday and decamped with gold ornaments, Rs 35,000 and other expensive goods. The five robbers gagged and blindfolded the woman and the servant who were present in the house at that time. Ms Veena Kapoor, the woman, working in the local Education Department, was working in the kitchen when the robbers struck. They asked for the keys of the almirahs from Ms Kapoor by brandishing guns.

The entrance to the Gandhi memorial at Phillaur. IV 

On Oct 2, remember Bapu’s memorial as well
Phillaur, September 30
While the nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his 132nd birth anniversary on October 2, a memorial dedicated to Bapu near the old bridge of the Sutlej, where his ashes were immersed on February 12, 1948, is in a dilapidated state.


‘Anti-labour’ policies resented
Ludhiana, September 30
The government polices have severely affected basic rights of the labour class during the past one decade. The trade union movement has to come up with a clear theoretical framework and will have to launch a decisive struggle to counter the onslaught of greedy capitalists, said Prof Sucha Singh Gill, an Economist at Punjabi University, Patiala here today.

Potters in action in Ludhiana.

Potters gear up for winter
Ludhiana, September 30
If the weather turns nippy in Punjab, can the most popular delicacies ‘sarson da saag’, makki di roti and ‘chaach’ be far behind? But how are potters related to this heady combination of every true Punjabi’s favourite food. To a large extent, the ‘taudi’ or the earthen pot used for cooking the ‘saag’ is being made by the potters on their potters’ wheel.

Illiterate women spreading education
T is no transcendental tale of life beyond life, but is a true story about the realisation of the importance of education by a person who had never been to a school. It tells the vision of an illiterate person who later provided a women’s degree college in the heart of rural Ludhiana.

SSF condemns burning of Birs
Ludhiana, September 30
The Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) has condemned the burning of some Birs near Sirhind last night. An emergency meeting of the federation was held under the chairmanship of its president, Mr Gurcharan Singh Grewal, which condemned the incident and demanded strong action against the culprits.

Apparel Park for Ludhiana
Ludhiana, September 30
Mr Kashi Ram Rana, Minister for Textiles at the Centre, will launch the prestigious project of Apparel Park here on October 5. A team of the Punjab Small Industries and Exports Corporation led by the Chief Engineer visited the city yesterday and surveyed two sites near Sahnewal airport and on Bhaderke Road for the project and consulted industry representatives to finalise the site for the project.


Fertiliser manufacturers face inquiry
Ludhiana, September 30
The Union Government would initiate an inquiry against the fertiliser manufacturers who were receiving subsidy from the government and were not passing on the entire benefit to the farmers and were selling the fertilisers to the dealers at a price lower than the one on which they had claimed the subsidy, said Mr S.S. Dhindsa, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers, here today.


Some of the exhibits at a concept-based exhibition of latest building material, in a Ludhiana hotel. 

Walls that will floor you
Ludhiana, September 30
A concept-based exhibition of latest building material is on in a Ludhiana hotel. The stalls display the latest in floor and window designs and you can get many suggestions on how to tackle termites, damp walls and cockroaches — nightmares of every householder.

‘Shama’ in memory of WTC victims
Ludhiana, September 30
To pay homage to the innocent people who had died in the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, Adeeb International (Sahir Cultural Academy) and South City organised a musical programme devoted to peace and love here last night.

The singers at Shama, a Musicial Programme held last night. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Pankaj clinches PAU TT title
Ludhiana, September 30
Pankaj Kumar, student of the College of Veterinary Sciences, Punjab Agriculture University, quelled a stiff challenge from Saurabh Suneja of the College of Agriculture Engineering before emerging as winner to become PAU champion in the 13th Prithipal Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament being held on the PAU campus.

The Indian hockey team probables, who were honoured in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi
Hockey players felicitated
Ludhiana, September 30
The Knitwear Club organised a function here last night to honour the probables and coaches of the Indian hockey team. These prospective members of the Indian team, including captain Baljit Singh Dhillon, Dhanraj Pillay, Mohd. Riaz and Dilip Tirkey, had been attending the first preparatory camp in anticipation of the forthcoming World Hockey Cup Tournament.

Sulbha Jindal swims to glory
Ludhiana, September 30
Sulbha Jindal, a student of the first year of Chaudhary Sarwan Singh Krishi Vishaw Vidyalya, Palampur, proved her supremacy in the swimming competition, organised for the Sutlej Club members and their dependents at the club swimming pool here today.

DMC win basketball championship
Ludhiana, September 30
Dayanand Medical College has won gold medal in the Annual National-level Basketball Competition of medical colleges. The competition was held at AIIMS (Delhi) under the event ‘Pulse 2001’, a week-long youth festival of all medical colleges in India .


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