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Five arhtiyas rounded up for laundering Pherurai’s money
Ludhiana , September 17
Continuing the process of gathering evidence against Mr Gurcharan Singh Pherurai, a former SSP wanted in corruption cases, the Jagraon police has identified at least eight more arhtiyas of Raikot, including the President of the Municipal Council, Raikot, for laundering the accused cop’s allegedly “ill-gotten” money.

CDs seized, 10 held in raid on Bhadaur House
Ludhiana, September 17
In a raid on the Bhadaur House market here today, a team of the Kotwali police seized pirated CDs and audio-video cassettes. It also rounded up at least 10 persons for questioning.
The Bhadaur House market wears a deserted look after a police raid in Ludhiana the police checks bill books of cassette vendors in the market
The Bhadaur House market wears a deserted look after a police raid in Ludhiana on Tuesday; and (right) the police checks bill books of cassette vendors in the market. — Photos Inderjit Verma


Admn’s threat moves only 70
Teachers still against poll duty in J and K
Ludhiana, September 17
Notices to 230 employees for refusing to do poll duty in trouble-torn Jammu and Kashmir seem to have had a limited affect. Only 70 of these employees reported for duty in the Tehsildar’s office today, while the rest remained unmoved.

Life term for killing relative
Ludhiana, September 17
An youth, who killed his 80-year-old relative merely to get a pair of gold rings, has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by the Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, Mr V.B. Handa.

Chhapar Mela likely to be low-key affair
Ahmedgarh, September 17
The biggest rural fair of Punjab, Chhapar Mela, beginning near here on September 19, is likely to be a low-key affair this time because of two reasons. The first reason that is likely to result in a low turnout of farmers at the three-day annual fair dedicated to Gugga Pir is the recent heavy rain which has flooded paddy fields at several places. 

The British-bequeathed bureaucracy may be one of the efficient tools of administration in the post-independent India, claiming rightly or wrongly enormous credit not duly proportionate to its performance.
  • Mouth-watering golgappas
  • Too many cooks...
  • Unity in diversity
  • No accommodation
  • Mass marriages
  • Tailpiece


BKU threatens stir to safeguard river waters
Ludhiana, September 17
The BKU today reiterated its commitment to foil the “nefarious attempts” to deprive the state and its farmers from river waters and threatened to launch an agitation to “safeguard” the interests of Punjab.

ESIC team to visit Punjab, Chandigarh and HP
Ludhiana, September 17
The general purposes subcommittee (GPSC) of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) will start its tour from September 20, 2002 to Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh and will have direct interaction with insured persons, trade unions, and employees’ associations.

Discover India support yatra 
Ludhiana, September 17
The ‘Knowledge Conference for Growing Partners’ by IT Nation Business Review, as part of the Discover India Support Yatra 2002, was organised here today. Having identified India’s B and C class cities as the emerging IT markets, the Discover India Support Yatra aimed at providing a platform for bringing together vendor and its small city channel partner.

Gaon chalo programme
Khanna, September 17
Mr Venkaiah Naidu, national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, will formally inaugurate the Gaon Challo Programme at Khanna on September 25, said Prof Brij Lal Rinwa, president, BJP state unit, Punjab, while addressing a meeting of party workers held at the Lalheri road here today.


Cable operators booked
Machhiwara, September 17
In a major breakthrough, the Machhiwara police booked local cable operators for showing an obscene movie on the cable network. On a complaint, the police raided the cable network centre and arrested an operator.


LSE prepares to elect directors
he Ludhiana Stock Exchange is in the grip of annual election fever. The directors of the exchange and the LSE Securities Ltd will be elected at the annual general-body meeting of the LSE on September 28.

New Qualis model: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Limited (TKML) has launched its new model of Qualis in the city. The launch ceremony was held at Radiant Toyota showroom here. Mr Ranninder Singh son of Capt Amarinder Singh, was the chief guest on the occasion.



NSS awareness camp
Ludhiana, September 17
An NSS awareness camp, besides a vanmahotsav function was organised recently by staff and students of the R&D Polytechnic Centre for Bicycle and Sewing Machine, Focal Point, Ludhiana. Mr J.S. Randhawa was the chief guest and Mr J.S. Rahi, Assistant Director, Youth Services, presided over the function.

Language contests for students
Ludhiana, September 17
The District Language Department held a district-level poetry-recitation and essay-writing competitions in Punjabi Bhavan here recently. Students of various schools here took part in these.


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