Thursday, January 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Row over investigation into LIC robbery
Ludhiana, January 2
The police investigation into the infamous robbery outside LIC Branch Office last week has stirred up yet another controversy with some Akali and Bahujan Samaj Morcha leaders accusing the police of ‘unnecessary’ harassment of the leaders and workers in the case.

7 hurt as bus crashes into shop
Ludhiana, January 2
At least seven persons were injured when a local mini bus lost control and rammed into an auto-spare parts shop at Gill Road today morning. 
Onlookers look at the mini-bus that rammed into an auto-spare-parts shop on Gill Road in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Photo Inderjeet Verma

ISI wants Punjab militants to strike
Ludhiana, January 2
There are half a dozen top Punjab militants who are believed to be settled in Pakistan for the past 10 years.


Tough men back to the front
Ludhiana, January 2
Undeterred by the war clouds that seem to hover over the horizon, brave Indian soldiers are as cheerful as ever. Millions of countrymen had celebrated the New Year with a hope that year 2002 would bring prosperity and happiness in their lives. 

Army jawans pass their time at Ludhiana railway station as they wait for their train to Ferozepore on Wednesday.— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

A ‘sinner’ in search of a shoe store
Ludhiana, January 2
Day: January 1; time: around 4 pm; place: a roadside tea shop in Focal Point; scene: four men, seated on a couple of wooden benches, were having tea, exchanging New Year greetings and generally cursing the chilly weather.

Aulakh  member of ICAR panel
Ludhiana, January 2
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, has been nominated member of the Standing Policy Planning Committee of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The committee is headed by Dr M.S. Swaminathan, former Director-General, ICAR, and Secretary with the Government of India.


Tenant verification scheme re-launched
Ludhiana, January 2
Stung by the recent spurt in crime incidents in the city, the district police has re-launched the controversial tenant verification scheme. While earlier landlords were required to furnish details about their tenants and face criminal charges in case they did not do so, now the police was going from door to door to record details about the tenants.

BJP lays claim to Ludhiana West seat
Ludhiana, January 2
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has formally laid its claim to the Ludhiana West and four other assembly segments in Punjab, from where it wants to field its candidates in the forthcoming elections. 

Panthic Morcha, BSP to take up seat sharing issue
Ludhiana, January 2
Final round of talks between the leaders of the Panthic Morcha and the Bahujan Samaj Party will be held at Jalandhar tomorrow to decide about seat sharing for the ensuing Vidhan Sabha election in Punjab.

Threats from inside, outside
Ludhiana, January 2
While, the local prospective Congress candidates are lobbying against each other for party tickets in Ludhiana, they also have to battle candidates from outside. They fear that the party might field some “outsiders” from some important constituencies in Ludhiana.

SAD youth wing members join LBP
Ludhiana, January 2
The ruling SAD has suffered a major setback as several Shiromani Akali Dal Youth Wing workers joined the Lok Bhalai Party.

INA veteran with social concerns
Ludhiana, January 2
When the country is preparing itself to launch a decisive war on terrorism, the city has lost one of the remaining few INA fighters, Capt A.S. Wadhera. He had participated in social campaigns and tried to provide a helping hand to the needy. 

New committee of IDPC formed
Ludhiana, January 2
A new committee of the International Dharam Parchar Council (IDPC) was formed here today at a meeting held at Gurdawara Mastuana Sahib, Model Town, under leadership of chairman of the IDPC, Sant Shamsher Singh Jogaera.

Change in bankers’ attitude urged
Ludhiana, January 2
Citizens dealing with banks — particularly those who had to take loans against security deposits in the form of property etc — today expressed their sense of hurt and annoyance at the attitude of certain conciliation officials of banking institutions.

Bank employees’ strike tomorrow
Ludhiana, January 2
The local unit of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation (PBEF) held a dharna in front of Canara Bank, Bharat Nagar Chowk, here today in protest against the ‘vindictive attitude’ of the management of Standard Chartered Bank.

Mr Naresh Gaur, secretary of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation, addresses a rally in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Young Voice
Hard work is his forte
kash Bansal belongs to a new breed of entrepreneurs who have established their mark in the world of business. Basically an engineer, he preferred his family business of knitting and hosiery and accepted the challenge of dealing only in ladies woollens.


One booked for blocking traffic
Ludhiana, January 2
The Sadar police has booked a driver, Jasbir Chand, a resident of Bhamian village, under Section 283 of the IPC for parking his truck opposite a dharam kanda on the GT Road and jamming the traffic on Monday.
  • Assaulted
  • Case registered
  • Liquor seized
  • One killed

3 killed, 7 hurt in mishaps
Sahnewal, January 2
Three persons were reportedly killed and seven others were injured in two road accidents near here in the past 24 hours.



What all parents do for kids’ admissions
Ludhiana, January 2
While interviews of kids for admission to schools are just one month away, parents are putting up their best efforts to get their wards admitted to the schools of their preference.


consumer courts 
Forum quashes PSEB demand
Ludhiana, January 2
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) demand of Rs 62,147 from Mr Balraj Kumar, a resident of Santokh Nagar. 


Sports meet from tomorrow
Ludhiana, January 2
Kabaddi teams from England, Canada, and the USA along with major outfits of the region will be seen in action during the Gujjarwal Sports Tournament to be organised by the Amarjit Grewal Club at Shree Guru Hargobind Sahib Stadium at Gujjarwal village near here from January 4 to 6.

Mr Pavitter Singh Grewal, chairman of Amarjit Grewal Club, makes a point during a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday.


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