Sunday, October 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Bandh story: tense morning, easy noon
Mixed response to call; arrests in Khamano, Jagraon
Ludhiana, October 6
There was a mixed response districtwide to the bandh call by various factions of the Panthic Morcha in protest against the recent incidents of sacrilege against Guru Granth Sahib. The public was confused about whether the bandh was on or not.

Shops in Ludhiana remain open under a heavy police security on Saturday. 
— Photo Inderjit Verma

10-yr RI for husband in dowry death case
Ludhiana, October 6
Mr A.K. Sharma, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana has sentenced Balwinder Singh (23) of Giderwindi village to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a dowry death case. His wife Manjit Kaur, alias Gurpreet Kaur, died due to burn injuries on August 16, 1998, just after two years of marriage.




Last chance to get voters’ I-cards
Ludhiana, October 6
The electorate in Ludhiana North assembly constituency will have yet another chance to get photo ID voter cards from October 10. Giving this information, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S. K. Sandhu, said that this would be the last opportunity for the voters to get themselves photographed.

CMC move on dental course backfires
Ludhiana, October 6
The move of the management of the Christian Medical College to get the approval of the Dental Council of India for starting a postgraduate course in its dental college seems to have backfired, as due to certain objections raised by the DCI, it is struggling hard to even save the recognition for the BDS course.


Jammu Colony, Ludhiana, where insanitation and poor civic infrastructure are widespread. IV
A hell on earth called Jammu Colony
Ludhiana, October 6
Residents of Jammu Colony and several other localities behind Preet Palace Cinema here are living in poor civic conditions. The roads and streets of these colonies have not been repaired for a long time and there is no sanitation here at all. Residents of these parts have become used to seeing heaps of uncleared garbage, emanating unbearable stench, around their houses. Faulty sewerage system and inadequate drainage further compound the problem.

Lack of hygiene in the kitchen of a roadside eatery on the Ghumar Mandi road near the Khalsa College for Women and (right) people relish delicacies at a roadside eating-house. — Photos Rajesh Bhambi

Roadside eateries gain popularity
Ludhiana, October 6
The road adjacent to Khalsa College for Women has become a popular place for families eating out in the evening. These unauthorised shops in the area have not only made encroachments, but have also become a traffic hazard. Moreover they sell unhygienic food at exorbitant prices. Instead of shunning this dirty and unhygienic food, a large number of citizens of the mega city, are unwittingly promoting these eateries by increasing their sale. Neither does the customer closely checks the quality of food, he is served, nor does the health authorities take any pain to do something.

BSP flays policy on regularisation of encroachments
Ludhiana, October 6
The Bahujan Samaj Party has termed the state government’s policy on regularisation of encroachments a big fraud, aimed at befooling poor people and the Dalit community in particular.

Soda-water magic set up Government College
HE oldest college of this region is Mahendra College of Patiala, followed by Randhir College of Kapurthala. These institutions are older than Panjab University (Lahore), fourth Indian university to be established. The only universities older that the PU are in Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.

Sunny, a 12-year-old, sells maps to earn his livelihood. A mapseller’s lost childhood
Ludhiana, October 6
The word childhood has a different meaning for Sunny, a 12-year-old, who sells all kinds of maps. For many children, childhood is the time when a child has an opportunity to study in school, play games with friends, living life without any tension and hardships. Moreover, many children thinks that childhood is a part of life when parents are supposed to make everything available for them and they have to enjoy only. But Sunny thinks otherwise as he has to work for eight to nine hours to support himself as well as his family.

Sunny, a 12-year-old, sells maps to earn his livelihood.

Devotees chant 'Hare Krishna ' mantra at the start of the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra at Ludhiana on Saturday. 
— Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra taken out
Ludhiana, October 6
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra was taken out from Durga Temple here today amid much enthusiasm and religious fervour. The yatra, which was scheduled to start at 2 pm. from the temple on the Club Road, was delayed by about 90 minutes.

4 hurt in road mishap
Doraha, October 6
Four persons, including an Akali Dal leader, were seriously injured when the Tata Qualis in which they were travelling collided head-on with a tempo coming from opposite direction near Doraha last evening.


Man clubs wife, son to death
Ludhiana, October 6
In a gruesome incident, a man clubbed to death his wife and a son at his house near the Tibba road in Basti Jodhewal here today. The police came to know about the killings after some neighbours complained about some smell emanating from a nearby house.

Minor girl raped by ‘husband’
Jagraon, October 6
In a shocking incident of forcible child marriage and subsequent rape by a so-called husband, a 13-year-old minor girl of Sadarpur village here complained to Mr Balkar Singh Sandhu, SSP, Jagraon, on Thursday, that she had been raped by Satta of Fatehgarh district.

  • Poppy husk seized


Training camp for farmers
Ludhiana, October 6
A Field-cum-farmer training camp was organised by a pesticide company in collaboration with Punjab Agricultural University and the Department of Agriculture at Gurum village here yesterday. More than 800 farmers from all over the state attended the camp.


Seminar on value-based education
Ludhiana, October 6
A seminar was organised by the Punjab Chapter of the All-Indian Association for Education Research at Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Ludhiana, on October 6, 2001.

Symposium on voting behaviour
Ludhiana, October 6
A symposium on voting behaviour was organised by the newly formed Political Association of Government College Ludhiana. It was presided over by the college Principal T. S. Turna.



National conference on ovarian cancer
Ludhiana, October 6
Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation and Institute of Preventive Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Jammu, will jointly organise 11th national conference on ovarian cancer on October 13 and 14 at Gulmor.

Health employees’ dharna on Oct 11
Amloh, October 6
The Punjab Health Department Employees Action Committee will stage a dharna in front of the office of the Director, Health Services, Punjab at Chandigarh on October 11 in protest against the non-implementation of its demands.


Victory for PAU school
Ludhiana, October 6
A fine batting display by Gurvinkal, Lalit Mohan and Neeraj helped Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, to register their maiden victory in the Parle-G PCA Inter-School Cricket Tournament. Government Model Senior secondary School beat SAN Jain Senior Secondary School by 33 runs. Yesterday, PAU had lost to Sargodha National Public School comprehensively by 101 runs.

  • City student selected for basketball camp


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