Tuesday, October 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Four-member panel set up to resolve temple issue
Ludhiana, October 1
With the management of the Durga Mata Mandir Trust responding positively to the request by the district administration to stop construction work at the demolition site, a four-member committee, comprising two representatives of the Mandir Trust and two officials of the Municipal Corporation, has been set up to resolve the matter arising from the demolition of three partly built pillars and outer wall of the adjoining temple.

Home they brought their dead

Ludhiana, October 1
Out of the nine persons who died when a Tata Sumo crashed into an oil-tanker near Rajpura yesterday, eight were of the family of Mr Sandip Mittal, district unit chief of Shiv Sena, who is in the PGI, Chandigarh, with multiple fractures.

Grieving relatives of Charanjit, driver of the Tata Sumo that crashed into an oil tanker near Rajpura on Sunday.
Grieving relatives of Charanjit, driver of the Tata Sumo that crashed into an oil tanker near Rajpura on Sunday. 
— Photo Inderjit Verma




  City gets first woman SHO
Ludhiana, October 1
The Police Administration in Ludhiana can no longer claim to be a male bastion as a woman is all set to become the first SHO of a full-fledged police station. Ms Sukhwinder Kaur, ASI, has been appointed in charge of the Kailash Police Post which would be ‘formally’ upgraded to the status of a police station within a few days as the state government has issued a notification in this regard.

Sukhwinder Kaur

Protest against burning of ‘Birs’
Ludhiana, October 1
Hundreds of activists of the SAD (Panthic Morcha) today staged a dharna and blocked traffic at Clock Tower here for about two hours. They were protesting against the burning of ‘birs’ at Tarkhan Majra village, near Sirhind, yesterday.

Security tightened in Khanna, Jagraon and Ludhiana
Ludhiana, October 1
Following yesterday’s incident of burning of Birs in a village, near Fatehgarh Sahib, the administration of Khanna, Ludhiana and Jagraon police districts have stepped up security in their respective areas in order to prevent any untoward incident.

Theft in hosiery
Ludhiana, October 1
Goods worth thousands of rupees have been stolen from a hosiery at Ram Nagar, near the office of the DIG (Ludhiana range), here. The theft came to light this morning when owners of the hosiery, which has been closed since Friday evening, reached there.


Review BPL families, says federation
Ludhiana, October 1
“The Punjab Government has no interest in getting the subsidised foodgrain from the Centre. It has failed to conduct survey of the below poverty line (BPL) families despite repeated reminders of the Union Food Ministery in this regard. 

Talwandi denies remarks about Gurdev Badal
Ludhiana, October 1
Refuting the remarks about Punjab Agriculture Minister, Gurdev Badal and others, attributed to him, the SGPC chief Jagdev Singh Talwandi today warned against attempts to sabotage the hard-earned peace in the state. He apprehended a pattern in the recent incidents in which several birs were burnt by miscreants at different places in the state during the past few weeks.

‘More than love, animals need money’
Ludhiana, October 1
Animal welfare work in India is hampered by a lack of funds, so there has to be a regular monetary donation process to ensure that animal welfare projects do not face closure.

Posh colony now a slum
Ludhiana, October 1
The Model Town Extension (MTE) can no longer be called a posh locality as the only market in the area has become a market for bricks, sand and rubble, with a large number of pigs roaming around.

80 donate blood at camp
Ludhiana, October 1
To celebrate Blood Donation Day, the Department of Blood Transfusion Medicine, Hero DMC Heart Institute, organised a blood donation camp in which over 80 volunteers donated blood.

ICAR fellowship for scientist
Ludhiana, October 1
In a rare honour for the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), a former scientist has been awarded Emeritus Scientist Fellowship by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research in recognition of his work in the field of agricultural development.

Jaspal group wins LSE poll
Ludhiana, October 1
With the sweeping of elections of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) by the Jaspal group on Saturday, the LSE has entered a new phase of management. The ban on ‘badla’ trading on July 2 and the failure of the exchange to start derivatives trading had badly affected brokers. Though under the SEBI guidelines, this would be the last term of the elected president as it plans to demutualise the regional stock exchanges in the coming days, changing them to as subsidiaries of the NSE and the BSE.


Two arrested with opium
Jagraon, October 1
The police arrested Baldev Krishan of Kotha Hari Singh Nanaksar at a checkpost at Bhatta Dhua village, and seized 250 gm of opium from his possession. In another incident, the police arrested Jagan Nath Chaudhary of New Sutlej Transport, Samatganj, UP, at a checkpost at Aliwal village and seized 300 gm of opium from his possession.


PAU develops machine for maize threshing
Ludhiana, October 1
The Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has developed a new machine that would help the farmers in threshing dehusked maize cobs. This would replace the old version of the thresher which was not able to handle the dehusked cobs.


Valedictory function of bridge training course
Ludhiana, October 1
The National Bridge Training Course that had started on September 3 for craft teachers and vocational instructors in the area of Visual Impairment in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Council, Government of India at Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre, ended today. A Valedictory Function to give certificates of the course was arranged in the auditorium of the VRTC.


Forum rejects Improvement Trust’s plea
Ludhiana, October 1
The District Consumers Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, to refund Rs 35,790 recovered on account of non-construction charges alongwith an interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit till the actual payment, to Mr Jagdev Singh, a resident of Sarabha Nagar.


Harman reaches semis
Ludhiana, October 1
Harmandeep Singh of PAU Coaching Centre scored a hard fought victory over Bikramjeet Singh also from the same centre to secure his place in the men’s semi-final of the 13th Prithipal Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament being held here at the Prithipal Singh Complex of Punjab Agricultrual University.

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32 probables for u-16 cricket
Ludhiana, October 1
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) has selected 32 probables for a coaching camp in preparation for the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket (under-16) Tournament. The tournament shall be played for the M.L. Markan Trophy and organised by the Punjab Cricket Association, according to Mr Vinod Chitkara, General Secretary of the LDCA.


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