Friday, January 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Victimised for ‘exposing cop’
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 10
A handicapped person has alleged that he had to face the wrath of the police because he had protested against the SHO of Kheri Naudh Singh who had extorted money from him for the release of his brother.

Live wires a big threat
Ludhiana, January 10
Despite loss of two lives due to electrocution in the past few days, it appears as if the Railways authorities are not serious about the danger of live electric wires atop rail lines to run electric locomotives. These live wires with load of 25 kv are capable of attracting living beings from a distance of about 3.5 inches. 





Teachers not paid for 5 months
Ludhiana, January 10
Over 1,353 government schoolteachers of Punjab under the Operation Blackboard scheme have not received their salaries for the past five months. They have already written to the Central Government about it and even met officials of the State Education Department in this regard, but nothing is being done to release the salaries. 

Honesty makes him pay dearly
Ludhiana, January 10
Honesty pays, it is said, but in the case of Mr Pardeep Kumar Arora, a local lawyer and former Executive Officer with the Local Bodies Department, honesty had made him pay dearly.


Intense lobbying among SAD aspirants for Ludhiana West seat
Ludhiana, January 10
With the SAD taking its own time to decide on party nominees on most of the Assembly seats, including the two local Assembly segments — Ludhiana Rural and Ludhiana West — aspirants of the SAD ticket from Ludhiana West are doing intense lobbying and in fact making all-out attempts to outdo one another in staking claim for the party nomination.

‘SAD-BJP govt can bring  prosperity’
Jagraon, January 10
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab, while addressing the people gathered outside the SDM’s residence yesterday, asked them to support the right candidates in the coming assembly elections.

Computer error delays ‘ring’
Ludhiana, January 10
While Telecom employees and its subscribers have largely benefitted from computerisation in the department, here is an interesting case in which a consumer has been suffering because of a minor computer error.

Construction in park opposed
Ludhiana, January 10
Residents of ‘C’ Block of Rishi Valmiki Nagar say that the construction by the Viklang Sahayata Kendra (VSK) in a public park near the kendra is a bid to encroach upon the park for using it for commercial purposes.

A part of the grill and concrete structures around a park in Rishi Valmiki Nagar, Ludhiana, that have been pulled down. —I V 

Truck overturns, traffic hit
Ludhiana, January 10
Traffic on the Ferozepore road, near Grewal hotel, was partially affected for several hours today following a freak accident in which a mini truck (HR-37-5839) overturned while negotiating a curve and fell on the road divider.Power supply to some areas was also affected as the mini truck damaged a pole supporting electric wires.

A mini truck that overturned on the Ferozepore road in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photo Inderjeet Verma

No clues to missing man
Ludhiana, January 10
Mystery shrouds the disappearance of a scrap dealer, who went missing from Shimla Puri on December 15 last. While the family alleges foul play, the police suspects that the man could have gone on his own as he had a fight with some members of the family.


Woman booked for committing fraud
Jagraon, January 10
The Economic Offences Wing of the police has started investigations into a case registered against Kulwant Kaur of Jangpur under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC, on a complaint lodged by Zora Singh of the same village.


Weather and crop outlook
Ludhiana, January 10
Punjab Agricultural University scientists have said that the cold weather is likely to prevail over Punjab during the next two days with the maximum and minimum temperatures ranging from 16 to 20 degrees and 4 to 6 degrees Celsius, respectively.



Political parties asked to abide by code of conduct
Ludhiana, January 10
The district administration has sought the cooperation of political parties to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections. Addressing the first meeting of the representatives of all major political parties in the committee room the mini secretariat here, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, asked them to scrupulously abide by the code of conduct.

Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner addresses a meeting of representatives of political parties in Ludhiana on Thursday.—Photo by Inderjit Verma


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