Friday, October 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Exporters still await state export policy
Ludhiana, October 11
The hosiery, cycle and cycle parts manufacturers from the city, who export goods worth about Rs 1500 crore annually, have been waiting for the announcement of a state export policy since the installation of present government, but without any results.

Victim becomes accused, thanks to police
Ludhiana, October 11
The Humbrah police has allegedly registered a case of attempt to murder against the very person on whom a murder attempt was made.

Extortion racket exposed
Ludhiana, October 11
The often-exposed corruption racket in the local Municipal Corporation over charging a ‘hafta’ or ‘mahina’ from rehri-owners and shopkeepers in the city is back in the limelight following the busting of the racket by the Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau here today evening.

Breach in Mukerian hydel channel
Ludhiana, October 11
The state has been plunged into power crises following a breach in the Mukerian hydel channel as a result of which all four units of the power house have become out of order. The breach in the Mukerian Hydel Channel occurred on the evening of October 9.




No need of any anti-terrorism law, say residents
Ludhiana, October 11
Local residents do not approve the formulation of any anti-terrorism law by the Union Government as they think that the existing legislations are sufficient for trial of any accused charge-sheeted for the offences relating to terrorism. They are of the view that there are many ways to maintain law and order in any emergency in any peaceful or disturbed area.

Bearing the Cross of ‘bonded’ life
Bhagwan Singh recuperates at Civil Hospital, PhillaurPhillaur, October 11
The word “freedom” does not exist in the dictionary of Bhagwan Singh, a 35-year-old man belonging to the Scheduled Castes of Kheri Gaudian village in Patiala district. He has been doing all sorts of jobs for the family of Arjun Singh since 1981, when his father had taken a loan of Rs 5,000 for his sister’s marriage.

SHO ‘distorts’ inquiry report in property case
Ludhiana, October 11
A city SHO has reportedly distorted an inquiry report ignoring all investigation norms and passed judgmental remarks on a sub-judice property dispute case. For reasons best known to the investigating officer concerned, all claims and statements made by the complainant in this particular case have been totally ignored.

Student beaten up
Ludhiana, October 11
In a bizarre incident that took place in the Government High School Jabadi, a Class X student was mercilessly beaten up by four teachers for allegedly taunting one of them over her appearance.


Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurates solar streetlight at Katani Kalan village in Ludhiana district on Thursday. Lala Lajpat Rai, MP, is also seen in the picture.Katani Kalan gets solar streetlights
Ludhiana, October 11
Energy, one of the main basic inputs for an accelerated economic development, as such, finds an important place in the agenda of the countries world ever, especially in the developing countries.
Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, inaugurates solar streetlight at Katani Kalan village in Ludhiana district on Thursday. Lala Lajpat Rai, MP, is also seen in the picture.

Kidnapping case: police inaction resented
Ludhiana, October 11
There is resentment among residents of Manohar Nagar over the inaction of the police in a case of kidnapping of a youth by five miscreants.

Buy cards for a social cause too
Ludhiana, October 11
Next time when you go to buy greeting cards for your dear ones keep in mind that your purchase can also help the orphans , aged and the handicapped. Your purchase can brighten up the lives of several needy and underprivileged.

Old couple accuse son of harassment
Ludhiana, October 11
An elderly couple of Killa Raipur today accused their son of harassment and intimidation.

PSEB employees hold rally
Amloh, October 11
The Employees Federation of the Punjab State Electricity Board organised a rally at Shamashpur, near here, yesterday.


Bid to abduct woman cop, police clueless
Ludhiana, October 11
The Division No. 6 police staff continues to be clueless about the identity of two persons, who tried to abduct a woman Head Constable, near the police station on Tuesday evening.

One injured in accident
Ludhiana, October 11
The Salem Tabri police has registered a case under Sections 279, 338, 337 and 427, IPC, against the driver of a truck (PCR-4675), that hit a tractor yesterday near the Bhattian octroi post.


Exhibition of bridal wear


5 lakh tonne paddy reaches mandis
Ludhiana, October 11
The government agencies will procure 125 lakh tonnes of paddy during this season. About 75 lakh tonnes of paddy have already reached Punjab mandis, according to Mr Mal Singh Ghuman, Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board.


PAU seeks Rs 17.35 cr aid 
Ludhiana, October 11
The Punjab Agricultural University authorities have urged the Punjab Government to release the grant worth Rs 17.35 crore to the university.

Dr S.S. Johl, a former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, addresses students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Impact of WTO discussed
Ludhiana, October 11
A lecture on ‘Impact of WTO on agriculture’ was organised at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, here today.

Dr S.S. Johl, a former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, addresses students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — IV

WTC attacks dominate exhibition at KVM
Ludhiana, October 11
The theme of terrorist attacks in the USA last month dominated the two-day annual exhibition at Kundan Vidya Mandir, here today.

Students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana, display models of World Trade Center, and (right) of the Qutab Minar and the Taj Mahal at an exhibition on Thursday. — Photos Inderjeet Verma

Students burn Bhaniara’s effigy

Students burn Bhaniara’s effigy
Ludhiana, October 11
Students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Civil Lines, burnt the effigy of Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara in front of the Mini Secretariat here today.


3 witnesses turn hostile
Sunil Jain murder case
Ludhiana, October 11
The murder case of industrialist Sunil Jain took a curious turn today with three main witnesses of the prosecution turning hostile and denying everything they had reportedly told to the police earlier. The case came up for hearing in the court of the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr A K Sharma.

Forum directs PSEB to pay fine
Ludhiana, October 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to pay Rs 20,000 as compensation for deficiency in service to Mr Hardev Singh, a resident of Shimla Puri. The forum has also directed the PSEB to restore the electricity connection of the consumer within 10 days of the date of order and to pay Rs 500 as cost of litigation to him.



Herbal treatment for diabetes
Ludhiana, October 11
Diabetes has become a serious problem all over the world. According to the World Health Organisation, every fifth person in the world today suffers from diabetes directly or indirectly. India has the largest number of diabetic patients in the world. According to the WHO, by 2025 the number of diabetic patients in this country will rise from 19.7 million in 1997 to 60 million, an increase of more than 300 per cent.


Sacred Heart win title
Ludhiana, October 11
Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, by 4 wickets in the last league match of the PCA Parle-G Inter- School Cricket Tournament (u-16) organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association under the auspices of the Punjab Cricket Association, here today.

Cricket teams announced
Ludhiana, October 11
The following boys and girls have been selected to represent Ludhiana in the Punjab State Inter-District Schools Cricket Tournament to be held at different venues of Ludhiana from October 15 to 19, according to Mr O.S. Nagi, in charge (sports), Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Nagar.


Revenue officials told to work efficiently
Ludhiana, October 11
The Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Mr Bhagat Singh, has asked the revenue officials to work efficiently and with complete dedication.

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