Saturday, October 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Are they real murderers?
If yes, why’s the police story unbelievable?
Ludhiana, October 19
The city police claims that it has solved the case where a youth, Dinesh Kumar, was robbed and shot dead outside a branch of the Bank of Baroda near Dholewal Chowk here in July.

BDO, ASI summoned for contempt of court
Ludhiana, October 19
A district court has summoned a Block Development Officer, an ASI of the Jagraon police, a Head Constable and two office-bearers of Bhaini Arora village panchayat in a case of contempt of court filed by a resident of the village.

NCC cadets third in all-India gliding

Ludhiana, October 19
Cadets of 4 Punjab Air Squadron, Ludhiana, have won third position in the All-India Gliding Competition held recently at Hisar. A team from Nasik stood first and another team from Delhi stood second in this competition.

NCC cadets with Capt H.S. Sohal
NCC cadets with Capt H.S. Sohal, chief gliding instructor, show their awards. In the background is an Ardhra glider. — RB




PSEB panel warns against proposed power Bill
Ludhiana October 19
The Punjab State Electricity Board Engineers Association has warned all sections of society, particularly farmers and industrialists, against a proposed enactment of Electricity Bill 2001.

Woman threatened, husband hurt by political activist
Ludhiana, October 19
A self-styled political activist, who had earned notoriety for impersonating as mandal president of the BJP, and councillor of ward no 66 in the city, has been booked by city police for threatening a housewife after she refused to join flesh trade and for causing injuries to her husband, who had objected to the conduct of the accused.

Varsity can’t pay employees’ PF
Ludhiana, October 19
More than 5,000 employees of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) are worried because the university has not been able to deposit their employees’ provident fund for the past six months. The amount runs in crores of rupees.

Robbery at Sahnewal, two of family injured
Sahnewal, October 19
A group of armed robbers struck at Sahnewal town and Kanech village last night and decamped with gold and cash. The robbers are said to have injured two members of a family when they tried to resist them.



Central Jail Superintendent issues denial
Ludhiana, October 19
In response to the ‘Ludhiana Tribune’ news report, ‘Drug trade even better in jail’, published yesterday, Mr Gursharan Singh Sidhu, Superintendent of the Central Jail here, has sent a rejoinder to the newspaper.

YC activists join SHSYAD
Ludhiana, October 19
The Sarb Hind Shiromani Youth Akali Dal unit here received a big boost when a Youth Congress functionary, Kishan Singh Saini, and his supporters announced that he had quit YC to join SHSYAD. At a party meeting, held in Simlapuri locality last evening, the Akali Dal legislator, Mr Bikramjit Singh Khalsa, welcomed the new entrants to the party and offered siropas to them.

Fernendes’ comeback opposed
Ludhiana, October 19
Many Congress activists sat on a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Mini Secretariat here yesterday in a protest against reinduction of Mr George Fernandes as Union Defence Minister. 

Dharna by BSNL employees
Ludhiana, October 19
A dharna was held here yesterday in front of the office of the General Manager Telecom on a call given by centre headquarters of the BSNL Employees Union. Mr Balwinder Singh, district secretary of the union, in a press statement said that the dharna was held against the government’s policies of disinvestment and privatisation of the BSNL.

Impressive Manipuri performance
Ludhiana, October 19
Gentle and smooth-flowing Manipuri dance was performed by Padamashri Rajkumar Singhajit Singh and his wife Charu Sija Mathur with their troupe at Atam Public School here this morning. They had come to perform under Virsat-2001, a part of Spic Macay.

Woman elopes
Khanna, October 19
Hari Chand, a resident of Guru Nanak Mohalla, has complained that his wife Uma (30), who is physically challenged, has eloped with one of her young male relatives along with her two children. 



IT companies target corporate sector
Ludhiana, October 19
The recession may have badly hit the information technology sector, but the IT companies seem to be targeting the unexplored market of Ludhiana’s corporate sector at the CII fair which began here today. Many of companies have come up with innovative packages at a discounted rate for the industrial houses.

Mr D.S. Guru, Industry Secretary of Punjab, with Mr Vinod Thapar, president of the Knitwear Club, and some other club functionaries, in Ludhiana. — IV

‘World will be single market’
Ludhiana, October 19
“With the globalisation of trade and dismantling of trade barriers by the end of 2004, only those companies that have strong bases, quality consciousness and price competitiveness will survive,” said Mr D.S. Guru, Secretary of the Industry and Information and Public Relations Department of Punjab, at a gathering of the Knitwear Club here yesterday.

‘Establish agro industries’
Ludhiana, October 19
The Department of Agriculture, Ludhiana, and IFFCO organised a special farmers training camp at Alamgir village, which was inaugurated by Dr Gurcharan Singh Rajajung, Chief Agricultural Officer, today.



Stress on building scientific temper
Ludhiana, October 19
Mrs Prem Kanta Brara, Principal, Government Inservice Training Centre, has asked science teachers to impart maximum knowledge about everyday science to school students, concentrate more on practical work and discuss the latest innovations in science with them to improve the quality of science education. 

Teachers’ union meets Capt Kanwaljit
Ludhiana, October 19
A delegation of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union held a meeting with Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, to discuss issues related to pension and gratuity scheme for private colleges.

PAU students visit farms
Ludhiana, October 19
Students of the Department of Business Management, Punjab Agricultural University, visited farms of two progressive farmers in the district. The students interacted with Mr Darshan Singh Tabiba and Mr Hardial Singh of Hyattpura and Sudhar villages, respectively, and studied the agri-business practices.

Tiny tots celebrate Dasehra
Ludhiana, October 19
The tiny tots of Hollyhock Nursery School, Civil Lines, celebrated Dasehra at a function held here today. Kids dressed up as Rama, Sita, Laxman, Dashratha, Ravana, Hanuman, Sarup Rakha and Shabri enacted and various scenes from the Ramayana. 
Tiny tots of Hollyhock Nursery School
Tiny tots of Hollyhock Nursery School, Civil Lines, celebrate Dasehra at a function held in Ludhiana on Friday. 
— Photos Inderjit Verma


Unruly scenes in District Courts
Ludhiana, October 19
Unruly scenes were witnessed in the new district courts here in the afternoon when some policemen posted for security of undertrials allegedly manhandled relatives of an undertrial, who had come to meet him. A complaint in this regard was filed before a district judge in the evening.



Art from Sister states on displayArt from Sister states on display
Ludhiana, October 19
An exhibition-cum-sale, displaying a wide range of traditional handlooms and exquisite handicraft/cane furniture by the artisans and master craftsmen of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, has been organised at the Lakshmi Ladies Club. A variety of decorative and utility items will be on display and sale till October 26.

Raymon Singh
Raymon Singh

From hand modelling to TV star
Ludhiana, October 19
Raymon Singh’s pretty hands caught the fancy of a film-maker and she was asked to do hand modelling. Surprised! Girls with pretty hands are asked to finish the shoot that involves movements of hands, left incomplete by busy actresses, in this case Manisha Koirala. Raymon did the hand gestures and later the film-makers mixed clippings. Raymon was in the city selling linen at an exhibition for brides and bridegrooms.

Thrilling win for Ropar
Ludhiana, October 19
Ropar beat Amritsar by three runs in the Punjab State Inter-District Schools Cricket Tournament (u-16) which concluded here at the SDP College for Women ground today. Amritsar won the toss and asked Ropar to bat first. Ropar were all out for 135 runs in 24.5 overs. Top

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