Monday, October 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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City police in for major embarrassment
Goof-up in Dinesh murder case
Ludhiana, October 21
Reports of some officials of the city police implicating some persons in the three-month-old Dinesh murder case to claim swift action have been strengthened as the two persons alleged to be the perpetrators of the crime have been caught by the Bathinda police. Both have been remanded in police custody by the Ludhiana police after being informed by the Bathinda police of their confession.

Forum quashes PSEB demand
Ludhiana, October 21
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand for Rs 5,510 by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) from Mr Surjit Singh, a resident of Nasrali village.

Engraved stones in state of neglect

Ludhiana, October 21
A large number of engraved stones, meant for inculcating values among students as well as serving as memorials to the sayings of Gurus and intellectuals are lying abandoned at different places in Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) thanks to the apathetic attitude of the authorities.
A stone inscribed with Jawaharlal Nehruís words lies in neglect on the lawns of Parker House at PAU in Ludhiana.
A stone inscribed with Jawaharlal Nehruís words lies in neglect on the lawns of Parker House at PAU in Ludhiana. 
ó Photo Inderjeet Verma





Husband held for forcing woman into prostitution
Ludhiana, October 21
A city woman has allegedly been forced into prostitution by her husband, who also raped her alongwith four other persons, including close relatives and friends. On the womanís complaint, the police has registered a case against five persons and arrested four of them.

RMS steps to check anthrax
Ludhiana, October 21
The Railway Mail Service authorities (RMS) dealing with the foreign mail, have taken preventive steps to check anthrax.

Fund crisis hits flying club
Ludhiana, October 21
The Ludhiana Flying Club, one of the three aviation clubs operational in the state is facing a financial crunch for the past two years. The state government has not paid the salaries to the staff for the past several months.

Amarinder warns against communal polarisation
Ludhiana, October 21
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President, Capt Amarinder Singh, today warned against the attempts towards communal polarisation in the state allegedly being made by the SAD in order to create fear psychosis among people with an eye on the forthcoming elections in the state.

Cong spreading falsehood: minister


Prof Mohan Singh mela concludes
Ludhiana, October 21
On the second day of Prof. Mohan Singh Mela, its venue had to be changed from Punjabi Bhavan to Palam Vihar on the Pakhowal road to accommodate more people. Many of those who visited the mela did not know of the greatness of Prof Mohan Singh, but everybody seemed enjoy various cultural programmes, songs and giddha items.

Talwandiís denial
Ludhiana, October 21
The SGPC President Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi today denied having honoured excommunicated Sikh from Canada at Amritsar.A view of the tubewell at Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana.

Residents decry poor water supply
Ludhiana, October 21
Thousands of residents in the Kitchlu Nagar area of the city are a harassed lot for the past one month due to the regular breakdown of a tubewell which supplies water to more than 500 houses. The tubewell has developed snags thrice this month and is not working for the past week.

A view of the tubewell at Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana.

Police martyrs remembered
Khanna, October 21
In the Police Lines here today, the day was observed as Police Martyrs Day. About 42 years ago, while a police party was killed by the Chinese Army on the Indo-China Border while guarding at the Hot Spring Post.


Driver booked in hit-and-run case
Ludhiana, October 21
The Division Number 6 police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC against Darshan Singh, a resident of Akalgarh village in Ludhiana district, in a hit-and-run case in which a scooterist was killed.


Amateurs sashay down the ramp
Ludhiana, October 21
Some local youngsters were given an opportunity to sashay down the ramp to enable them to gain confidence at a show held here last evening.


Kidsí eye problems on rise: doc
Ludhiana, October 21
To create health awareness among the general public, the Health Education Cell of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised its 29th public health lecture in the Dumra auditorium last evening. The lecture was delivered by Dr P.K. Khosla from AIIMS, New Delhi.


Sports carnival
Ludhiana, October 21
Karan Bansal defeated Sanjeev Bhalla in the Handicapped Snooker Singles Tournament during the Sports Carnival being held for the members of the Sutlej Club and their dependents here today. Manoj Verma outplayed Romy Malik and Nitin Gupta defeated Pankaj Gupta to enter the quarter-finals.

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