Sunday, October 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India





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HC stays policy on encroachments
Ludhiana, October 13
In yet another blow to the populist measures of the SAD-BJP government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the government policy on regularisation of encroachments, which was notified on May 8, 2001.

Kidney racket is well spread
Ludhiana, October 13
Many heads, including private and government doctors, paramedical staff and even police officials in the city as well as in some other parts of the state, are likely to roll in the infamous kidney racket exposed yesterday by three migrant labourers, if the statement of one of the nabbed accused to the police is to be believed.

Have we lost respect for martyrs?
Ludhiana, October 13
Statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev are being used to display banners of various political parties. One such banner to welcome the Chief Minister, who is the chief guest at a function to be held here tomorrow, has been put on the pedestal of the statue, which contains all information regarding the function.


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Dream designs for the D-day
Ludhiana, October 13
The spirit of celebration was in the air last evening as leading models of the country set the ramp on fire for over two hours, displaying the innovative collections of designers of the region at the ‘Bride and Groom-2001’— a fashion show organised by the International Trade and Industry Group at the Lakshmi Ladies Club. Although the show started almost an hour late, people enjoyed every moment once the show started.
GROOMED WITH GRACE: Models display the latest in bridalwear at a fashion show held in Ludhiana on Friday.
GROOMED WITH GRACE: Models display the latest in bridalwear at a fashion show held in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Inter-college contests
Ludhiana, October 13
The Asian Club organised inter-college essay writing, poetry recitation, story writing and giddha competitions at the Government College for Women here today.

Students of the Government College for Women participate in the inter-college contests organised by the Asian Club in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Students of the Government College for Women participate in the inter-college contests organised by the Asian Club in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Gurdev Badal’s dismissal sought
Ludhiana, October 13
While describing the grant of punishment to three Akali Dal leaders by the Sikh high priests as an ‘eye wash and a drama’, Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, convener of the Panthic Morcha, today sought the dismissal of Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, Agriculture Minister from the Punjab Cabinet and the removal of his son Mr Kewal Singh Badal from the membership of the SGPC and the post of vice-president of the same.

 
COMMUNITY

CITY SCAN
Ludhiana and Kabul
Ludhiana, October 13
Ludhiana and Kabul provide a study in contrast and also afford some elements of comparison. They have historical links, both sweet and sour. Kabul stands as a symbol of Afghanistan. Ludhiana largely represents the Malwa region.

Students have interaction with police
Ludhiana, October 13
“Before coming here I was always scared to talk to the police. But now I can even go to police station alone”. These were the comments of Priyanka, a member of the Synergy Club, after spending a few hours in the Sadar police station.


Children interact with SP Arun Pal and SHO Ramadeep Singh in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Children interact with SP Arun Pal and SHO Ramadeep Singh in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Villages to get better amenities
Ludhiana, October 13
“The SAD-BJP government is committed to provide better civic amenities, including water supply, drainage, and liberal grants are being made available for this purpose.” This was stated by Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Director, Markfed, and in charge of Ludhiana Rural Assembly segment, while presenting a cheque for Rs 74,000 to the village panchayat at Phullanwal for the improvement of drainage.

DGP flags off 27 ambulances
Doraha, October 13
The three new projects, undertaken by the Punjab Police in collaboration with NGOs, were inaugurated by Mr Sarbjit Singh, DGP, here today.

Melas on despite ban
Ludhiana, October 13
Melas in Focal Point continue to be operative, the ban imposed by the district administration notwithstanding. Though the proceedings were halted at the mela near the HIG/MIG Colony by baton-wielding cops at 9.30 pm. on Thursday, two days after the imposition of the ban, the paraphernalia, including swings and the big tent put up by a magician, had not been removed from the site.

Hit lashes out at Panthic Morcha
Ludhiana, October 13
The Delhi Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (DGPC) chief and the president of the Delhi unit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), Mr Avtar Singh Hit, today lashed out at the leaders of the Panthic Morcha, accusing them of having a single-point agenda to defame the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

Support for proposed march
Ludhiana, October 13
The Gurmit Sidhant Pracharak Sant Samaj today extended support to Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, its president, and the Panthic Morcha’s decision of holding a protest march on October 17 from Fatehgarh Sahib to Chandigarh.

‘No action against cops clicked with Bhaniarawala’
Khamano, October 13
The Punjab Director-General of Police, Mr Sarabjeet Singh, told mediapersons here today that if anybody talked with Baba Piara Singh Bhaniarawala or got himself photographed with the baba, there was nothing wrong in it. 

Badal flayed for transferring Sandhu
Ludhiana, October 13
The Panthic Morcha convener, Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, today criticised the Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, for humiliating Dr S.S. Sandhu, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation by transferring him under pressure from the RSS.

 
CRIME

One dies in road accident
Khanna, October 13
The driver of a Sumo, Kamlesh Kumar, a resident of Hisarpuri, Kurukshetra district, was crushed by a speedy truck at Libra village on the G.T. Road near a dhaba, 4 km from here, when he was alighting from the vehicle. He died on the spot. The truck driver fled from the scene.

 

EDUCATION

Annual day of school
Ludhiana, October 13
Tiny-tots of Sparkle Nursery School, Sarabha Nagar, celebrated the annual function of the school here today.

COURTS

Man sentenced to 10-yr RI
Ludhiana, October 13
Mr B.S. Mehndiritta, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has convicted Parmod Kumar (22) of Uttar Pradesh and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment of 10 years, besides imposing a fine of Rs 1 lakh, for possessing 30 kg poppy husk.

 

HEALTH

Conference in ovarian cancer opens
Ludhiana, October 13
Two to three per cent of all cancer patients in the city suffer from ovarian cancer, which is really dangerous and needs to be properly examined. These views were expressed by Dr Veena Jain, Organising Secretary of the National Conference On Ovarian Cancer, which started at a local hotel today.

 
SPORTS

Manpreet, Rajdeep win cross-country races
Ludhiana, October 13
Students of different colleges affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala, took part in the Cross-Country Championship held on the Shanti Tara College campus, Ahmedgarh, according to a press note issued by the Principal of the college, here today.

Boys at the starting point of the Punjabi University Cross-Country Championship at Ahmedgarh on Saturday.

Boys at the starting point of the Punjabi University Cross-Country Championship at Ahmedgarh on Saturday.

ADMINISTRATION

Last chance to get voter ID cards
Ludhiana, October 13
Voters in the Ludhiana North Assembly constituency who have not got their voter ID cards can do so on October 15. Giving this information, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, said this would be the last opportunity for the voters to get themselves photographed.

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