Sunday, October 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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Kidney racket: arrests in Patiala, shocks in city
Ludhiana, October 20
Two persons who were arrested yesterday from Tripuri Colony of Patiala in connection with the kidney racket, in their statement to the police, have named some local doctors and raised doubts on the integrity of the committee that screens donors.

Fate of dental course hangs in balance
Ludhiana, October 20
The Dental Council of India (DCI) has given one more month’s time to the Christian Medical College and Hospital to remove deficiencies hindering the starting of post-graduate course in the Christian Dental College (CDC).

MC computer men not paid for months
Ludhiana, October 20
The Municipal Corporation had taken up the computerisation programme more than two-years-and-a-half ago and several of its departments have been fully or partially computerised.

Chance for rural voters to get I-cards
Ludhiana, October 20
The process of taking photographs of the electorate in Ludhiana Rural assembly constituency, who have so far not got voter ID cards, will commence on October 21.




Record alteration to be probed
Ludhiana, October 20
The district administration has initiated an inquiry into the allegations by a resident of Jhande village that revenue records show a dead woman to be tilling land.

Wrong parking of buses continues
Ludhiana, October 20
After dusk, one has to be cautious while driving on roads as at any moment one could find a wide road narrowed by unauthorised parking of buses all over the city. The roads become a perfect parking place for buses at night which occupy a major part of the space meant for the flow of traffic, causing inconvenience to residents.
Buses parked in front of Preet Palace cinema and on a flyover near the inter-state bus terminus.
Buses parked in front of Preet Palace cinema and on a flyover near the inter-state bus terminus. 
— Photos Rajesh Bhambi


Prof Mohan Singh Mela begins

Ludhiana, October 20
Prof Mohan Singh Mela began today after the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Mr S.K. Sandhu, and the Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, garlanded the statue of Prof Mohan Singh at the Aarti chowk. Then the procession proceeded to the venue of the mela, Punjabi Bhavan.

Admirers of Prof Mohan Singh garland his statue at the Aarti chowk in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Admirers of Prof Mohan Singh garland his statue at the Aarti chowk in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photos Rajesh Bhambi

Greeting cards in Hindi go popular
Ludhiana, October 20
The Internet revolution may have paved way for e-cards, thereby reducing the sales of greeting cards, but the printers and retailers seem to be determined not to give up so easily. This festival season has seen the surfacing of greeting cards in Hindi, probably with an aim to target the not so computer savvy and to add variety to the existing designs.

A truck that was damaged in a head-on collision with another truck near Gurdwara Alamgir on Saturday.
A truck that was damaged in a head-on collision with another truck near Gurdwara Alamgir on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Congress rally today
Ludhiana, October 20
The District Congress Committee (DCC) will organise a rally here tomorrow on the Shingar Cinema road, to highlight the misrule of the SAD-BJP government in Punjab and to mobilise mass support in favour of the Congress in the wake of coming assembly elections.

Chicago address remembered
Ludhiana, October 20
The Swami Vivekananda Study Circle celebrated the 108th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s address in the World Parliament of Religions at Chicago at a function organised in the Government College for Women here today.

Unable to get pension despite disability
Ludhiana, October 20
Baljinder Singh (28) a resident of Kila Raipur in Ludhiana district, has been running from pillar to post to get government pension on grounds of medical disability. He as been trying to obtain a certificate to prove his disability from the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana.

Sahir and Mahir of Ludhiana
ET us compare the lives of Abdul Hayee ‘Sahir Ludhianvi’ and Punjabi poet Prof Mohan Singh ‘Mahir’. Both were poets of eminence, contemporaries and one-time residents of Lahore. Both have addressed poems to Amrita Pritam and edited literary magazines.

Badal confident of win
Ludhiana, October 20
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has claimed that the SAD-B and BJP coalition would score yet another victory in the coming Assembly elections. Talking to mediapersons after the conclusion of sangat darshan programme for Ward Nos 59, 60, 61 and 62 in Ludhiana North constituency at Baba Gajja Jain Bhavan in Sunder Nagar here, he said the election scenario was completely in favour of the ruling combine.

Symposium from Oct 22
Ludhiana, October 20
The 6th National Human Sewa Symposium will be organised by Bhai Ghanaiya Ji Charitable Hospital and Public Welfare Society from October 22- 24, 2001. On this occasion, mass marriages of 550 poor girls will be arranged under the guidance of Sant Baba Jaspal Singh Ji Dera Baddowal.


3 hurt in attack
Sahnewal, October 20
Three persons were injured at Gari Togar village near Mattewara, while they were going on a tractor. Kulwant Singh of Gari Fazil has complained that he was going with Amrik Singh and Joginder Singh when they were attacked by men carrying sharp-edged weapons. 



Shikha gets best painter award
Ludhiana, October 20
Shikha Sharma, a BA II student of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, has won the best painter award in the state-level Sobha Singh Birthday Painting Competition organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Archives, Museum and Education (Colleges), Punjab, at Jalandhar on Thursday.


Forum penalises PSEB for wrong billing
Ludhiana, October 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to pay Rs 1,000 as compensation on account issuing wrong bills to Mr Tilak Raj Bedi, a resident of Punjab Mata Nagar.

MC councillor challenges removal in HC
Ludhiana, October 20
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice of motion to the State of Punjab through Principal Secretary Local Bodies, Municipal Corporation through its Commissioner and Punjab Minister for Local Bodies Balramji Das Tandon on a civil writ petition filed by Mr Sat Pal Puri, Congress councillor from Ward No 66 in the city, who was disqualified and removed from office by the government on August 20.


Yaadon ka safar: a pleasant journey into past
Ludhiana, October 20
Pushpa Hans, a seasoned singer of many decades and a heroine of yore, took her audience on a nostalgic trip down the memory lane during her performance at Nehru Sidkhant Kendra yesterday evening.

Cultural council expands its wings
Ludhiana, October 20
Lawyer Jagjit Singh Gill, folk singer Bhupinder Singh Babbal and half-a-dozen international-level bhangra dancers were honoured by the Punjab Cultural Promotion Council at its general-body meeting and function in the seminar hall of Punjabi Bhavan here.


Health system to be improved
Ludhiana, October 20
Civil Hospitals in the state would no longer remain the sole domain of the government. The Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) has invited private parties to set up infrastructure like X-Ray, CT Scan, ultrasound, biochemistry lab and other diagnostic equipment all over the state that would work on a profit sharing basis.



Municipal Corp to execute development projects
Ludhiana, October 20
The Municipal Corporation has been entrusted with the job of executing various development projects, approved by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, during the day-long sangat darshan programme in Ludhiana north assembly constituency in the city.


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