Wednesday, October 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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Banks put on alert
Real-like fake notes in circulation
Ludhiana, October 2
Banks and the other financial institutions of the state, particularly those in this district, have been put on alert following the busting of fake-currency rackets at Khanna and Ludhiana.

Near-total bandh in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, October 2
A near total bandh was observed in Ludhiana today in response of a bandh call given by the Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic Morcha) to protest against the burning of the Birs in different parts of the state and the inaction of the government to arrest and punish the culprits.

Supporters of the Panthic Morcha taking out a procession in protest against the burning of Birs and (right) a view of a market that was closed in response to the bandh call.
Supporters of the Panthic Morcha taking out a procession in protest against the burning of Birs and (right) a view of a market that was closed in response to the bandh call. — Photos Rajesh Bhambi


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SGPC says arrest culprits, maintain calm
Ludhiana, October 2
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has condemned the incidents of sacrilege against Guru Granth Sahib and urged the Badal government to punish the miscreants.

Gandhi Jayanti celebrated in schools
Ludhiana, October 2
National group song competitions, painting contests, quizzes and speeches marked the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in city schools today.
The Bharat Vikas Parishad, organised national of group song competitions at two schools. 


FOLLOW-UP
Changed face of Gandhi’s memorial
Ludhiana, October 2
Over 50-year-old memorial erected in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi at Phillaur on the banks of Sutlej has got a new lease of life as the Phillaur civil administration along with activists of the Punjab Pradesh Congress and noted Gandhians of the region cleaned up the memorial premises to prepare it for a function to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.



The spruced up memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at Phillaur.
The spruced up memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at Phillaur. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Is transfer of Sandhu a victory for politicians?
Ludhiana, October 2
The transfer of the Municipal Commissioner, Dr S.S. Sandhu, is being viewed as a victory by various parties. But all that transpired after the demolition episode has caused a serious setback to the image of these persons in public minds. A closer look into the whole episode raises the question that for how many more times would the city be held to ransom by such sentiments?


COME October and the city is agog with festival-related activities. While the cityfolk in general look forward to a happy Dasehra and Divali, various mela mafias in the city look forward to minting as much money as possible by employing every possible trick in the trade. Number one source of their income is from the ‘ring stalls’ where people are lured into winning a fancy soap cake or a 20-rupee note wrapped around a cassette cover by throwing the ring around the object in such a way as satisfies the ring stall operator.

  • Dyed chicks

  • Precious time

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  • Don’t laugh

  • Loudspeakers

  • Plight of women

  • National Anthem

 
COMMUNITY

Cong men mourn Scindia’s death
Ludhiana, October 2
A pall of gloom descended on the Congress circles here as the news of tragic death of senior party leader Madhav Rao Scindia was received. The District Congress Committee (Urban) held a meeting in the Congress Bhavan here to mourn the death of their leader.


Mr Surinder Dawar, President of the District Congress Committee, remembers Madhav Rao Scindia at a party meeting in Ludhiana. — IV
Mr Surinder Dawar, President of the District Congress Committee, remembers Madhav Rao Scindia at a party meeting in Ludhiana.

Implement accepted demands: pensioners
Ludhiana, October 2
The Punjab State Pensioners’ Confederation organised a dharna here yesterday to protest against the non-implementation of the demands that the government had already accepted.


 

EDUCATION

BFU degrees for BHMS students
Ludhiana, October 2
The BHMS students will receive degrees from Baba Farid University, Faridkot, while the supplementary examinations will be conducted by the Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Punjab, according to Mr Manoranjan Kalia, Medical Education Minister, Punjab.

NSS camp concludes
Ludhiana, October 2
A 10-day NSS camp organised by the volunteers of Guru Hargobind Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, concluded here today.
During the camp, over 125 volunteers participated in the health awareness programme for the residents of the nearby area.

Dr C.L. Narang, Director, NSS, Panjab University, being welcomed by NSS volunteers and the teacher in charge at the concluding day of the NSS camp in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Dr C.L. Narang, Director, NSS, Panjab University, being welcomed by NSS volunteers and the teacher in charge at the concluding day of the NSS camp in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Seminar on personality development
Ludhiana, October 2
A seminar on personality development was organised for the students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here yesterday. On the occasion, Mr Rajinder Sharma, director, told the students to be confident about themselves.

 
CULTURE

Fashion show at Nehru Siddhant Kendra
Ludhiana, October 2
Fusion-2001, a colourful fashion show, jointly organised by the Diamond Card and Ayur Herbal Products was held at Nehru Siddhant Kendra last evening. The venue was packed to its capacity and the crowd, mostly the younger generation, was enthusiastic to see the budding models sashaying down the ramp.
Fashion show Fusion-2001 jointly organised by Diamond Card and Ayur Herbals in the Nehru Siddhant Kendra in Ludhiana on Monday evening. Fashion show Fusion-2001 jointly organised by Diamond Card and Ayur Herbals in the Nehru Siddhant Kendra in Ludhiana on Monday evening. — RB


HEALTH

Neurosurgeon quits DMCH
Ludhiana, October 2
Dr M.K.Sobti, a city based neurosurgeon and Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, today resigned after working for over 10 years in the DMCH.


 
SPORTS

Vikram, Shikha win TT singles titles
Ludhiana, October 2
Vikram Aditya of the Punjab State Electricity Board and Shikha Ghai of Amritsar won the men’s and women’s singles titles, respectively, in the 13th Prithipal Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament that concluded on the Punjab Agricultural University campus yesterday.


ADMINISTRATION

Major reshuffle in police admn
Ludhiana, October 2
In a major reshuffle in the city police administration, more than 30 police officers were transferred late last evening. Five police stations have new SHOs out of which three were new faces as they have been ‘brought’ to Ludhiana police district.

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