Monday, December 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Probe indicts 4 cops in dowry case 
Ludhiana, December 16
Upholding the allegations levelled by a city resident against the local police of allegedly registering a false dowry case, the IG (Zonal), Mr J.P. Birdi, has in an inquiry into the case, indicted four police officials for procedural lapses into the registration and investigation of the case. 

Law catches up with criminal
Ludhiana, December 16
The alleged sheltering of an accused by a local BJP leader has not been able to save him from the clutches of law. He has finally been arrested by the local police. The accused was at large for over a month. As many as 16 different cases are pending against him in different police stations of Ludhiana and Jalandhar police districts.

Check red lights’ misuse: residents
Ludhiana, December 16
Local residents feel that the use of red light atop cars and black films on panes needs close monitoring. They think the leniency of the government in letting the kith and kin of high profile people to use red lights and black films is one of the shortcomings of the security system which enabled terrorists to attack the Parliament House on December 13.


Rain, weed, seed give farmers the shudders
Ludhiana, December 16
While yesterday’s rain has been of immense help to agriculture, farmers in some parts of this district are apprehensive of suffering a loss in production. On account of substandard seeds, germination has not been uniform and some plants have started maturing before others. Early maturing means that some plants will grow earlier and shed grains. 

A farmer showing patches of land where the germination is less. 
A farmer showing patches of land where the germination is less.

Young Voice
‘Hard work has
no alternative’

ard work has no alternative”, believes 32-year-old Mr Aneesh Dhawan, the managing partner of Gitane Exports, which has emerged as one of the leading export houses in Ludhiana in a short span of less than four years. 


Flowers bloom in city hearts
Ludhiana, December 16
Due to the cultural revolution and affluence among the masses, flower culture is fast picking up in the city. Residents have taken to saying it with flowers as they believe that this is the best way to cheer up the mood. Mr Avtar Singh, a local floriculturist, feels that this culture has picked up since 1992-93. “In the seventies there used to be just one shop in the city. But due to the refined taste of public, the city has over 50 flower shops”, he says.

STRAIGHT TO THE HEART: Flowers have gained popularity in Ludhiana of late.
Flowers have gained popularity in Ludhiana of late.

Dashmesh Paidal March from Dec 20
Ludhiana, December 16
A mammoth foot march, named as Dashmesh Paidal March, would commence on the night of December 20-21 from Qila Anandgarh at Anandpur Saheb and reach Gurdwara Mehdeana Sahib, according to Baba Zora Singh Lakha, head sewadar of the gurdwara.
A painting depicting the departure of Guru Gobind Singh from the Anandgarh fort, and (inset) Baba Zora Singh Lakha. —Photo D.B. Chopra
A painting depicting the departure of Guru Gobind Singh

Vijay Divas celebrated 
Ludhiana, December 16
A function to celebrate the 30th Vijay Divas was organised at the Shaheed Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon park by the District Sainik Welfare Board today.
Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, presided over the function.

Vijay Divas celebrations at Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon Park in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo Inderjeet Verma
Vijay Divas celebrations at Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon Park


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