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Teacher charged with beating up student collapses
Tension in school * Investigations on
Ludhiana , September 18
Tension gripped Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School at around noon today when parents and supporters of a 10+2 class student confronted a teacher, accusing him of beating the student on September 16 allegedly resulting in multiple injuries to the victim.
Mr Ashok Kumar, a teacher with Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, attended to by other teachers when he collapsed allegedly due to hypertension Mr Ashok Kumar, a teacher with Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, attended to by other teachers when he collapsed allegedly due to hypertension on the school premises in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A student of the school has alleged that he was beaten up by the teacher. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Prime land in Model Town in the eye of storm
Ludhiana, September 18
A prime piece of land, measuring over 1500 square yards in the posh locality of Model Town Extension in the city, has become a bone a contention with certain residents of the area more than keen to get the stretch of land, touching their residential plots, allotted at the reserve price but the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, despite orders of the state government, putting its foot down against the move.


More teachers report for poll duty
Ludhiana, September 18
After opposing the district administration for many days, more teachers today reported for poll duty in Jammu and Kashmir in the office of the Election Tehsildar. Sources in the office of the Election Tehsildar said as many as 50 teachers reported today and the number was expected to go up with more and more teachers pouring in.

DC notices violation of his order
Ludhiana, September 18
The visit of a Deputy Commissioner of a district to some shop is a reason for cheer for the shop owner. However, two shopkeepers on Pakhowal Road had an opposite experience when the DC, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, transformed preaching into practice by ordering registration of a case against two security guards at the shops for wearing uniforms like police personnel in violation of the order made by the Deputy Commissioner.


Sarpanch accused of land grabbing
Ahmedgarh, September 18
The Sarpanch of Chomon village has been accused of violating the provisions of the Punjab Panchayats Raj Act and for allowing a self-styled sadhu to illegally occupy the land of the actual land holders of the village.

In Buddha’s footsteps, a shot at peace
Ludhiana, September 18
Missionaries of peace are marching between two hostile neighbours. It’s a march on foot from Taxila in Pakistan to Sanchi in India, to spread the message of peace across the hate-ridden Indian subcontinent.

Message of tolerance and goodwill
Ludhiana, September 18
“Gita is the most secular of all books. It never says that those who do not follow me are Kafirs. It never divides people into categories. Gita advocates tolerance, accepting all the views. It only recognises two kinds of people, the good and the bad. Gita carries in it the deep knowledge of centuries condensed in vedas and Upnishads. Gita says that everyone has the right to reach the Almighty in his own ways.” These were the views of Acharya Shri Kishore Vyas ji from Pune.
On extreme right Acharya Shri Kishore Vyas ji with his disciples
On extreme right Acharya Shri Kishore Vyas ji with his disciples. He has come from Pune to give discourses on Shri Bhagavadgita.

YC workers protest against oil price hike
Ludhiana, September 18
Youth Congress activists, led by Mr Kewal Arora, propaganda secretary of the District Youth Congress, held a demonstration, in New Vishnu Puri locality in protest against yet another hike in the petroleum prices.

Initiate work on drain: Kisan union
Ludhiana, September 18
Activists of the Kirti Kisan Union have urged the administration to initiate action to get a drain dug in Pherurai village- which has been allegedly ploughed and added to the farm land of former SSP G.S. Pherurai- in the absence of which several acres of crop in the village is submerged and damaged every year.

Activists of the Kirti Kisan Union protest outside the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 
Activists of the Kirti Kisan Union protest outside theMini-Secretariat

Hospital goes without power
Ahmedgarh, September 18
The work at the local Civil Hospital came to a halt yesterday when the Punjab State Electricity Board cut the power-supply to the hospital for not paying bills , despite several reminders.

‘Shock’ treatment by PSEB
Strange are the ways of the PSEB authorities who always seem to be devising newer methods to harass consumers! Least bothering to verify whether the consumer had received the bill or not, non-payment of bill on time attracts three penalties at a time which is highly unjust and amounts to blackmail.
  • Noise pollution by cops
  • Tree that threatens lives
  • No parks
  • Possession of plot

‘Hindi Week’ observed
Ludhiana, September 18
Competitions in Hindi essay, poetry and noting and drafting were organised by the Telecom Department here to observe Hindi Week-2002. As for as 65 employees participated in these competitions. 


6 held for illegal confinement
Khanna, September 18
The incident pertaining to the miscarriage of two women due to the alleged police torture took a new turn when the police arrested them and their kin on the charge of confining a woman, Arti and her son Deepak.



Seminar for science teachers
Ludhiana, September 18
Ms Prem Kanata Brara, Principal of the Government Inservice Training Centre, while addressing a seminar for science teachers urged the teachers to be more dedicated and scientific in their approach.

Puppet show at school
Ludhiana, September 18
A puppet show was arranged by Lovely Lotus Play School for its students yesterday. Rajasthani artistes enthralled the students. It was both educational as well as entertaining.
The puppet, Anpad Abdulla, conveyed effectively to the students why education was important. But it was the horse puppet walking, trotting and galloping the children enjoyed the most.
Tiny tots of Lovely Lotus Play School enjoy a puppet show
Tiny tots of Lovely Lotus Play School enjoy a puppet show held in the school in Ludhiana.


Dancers mesmerise at NZCC festival 
Ludhiana, September 18
Dancers from different states, performing at the Crafts, Cultural and Food Festival being organised at the grounds of Government College for Women, have simply wowed residents of the city with their exotic dances. And have compelled audience to say ‘encore, encore’. According to Mr R.T. Jindal, Director NZCC, some troupes, like the one performing ‘ Brij Barsana Holi’ dance, have impressed the audience so much that they have been asked to prolong their stay in the city.
Artistes from Utter Pradesh perform ‘Barsana ki Holi’ in Ludhiana on Wednesday. IV
Artistes from Utter Pradesh perform ‘Barsana ki Holi’

‘No appreciation for art here’
Ludhiana, September 18
The artisans coming from far off places with their artefacts to participate in the ongoing National Craft, Food and Cultural Mela at the Government College for Women here have been a disappointed lot. With a dream of getting good gains from this industrial city, the craftsmen feel sorry as the city residents show reluctance in buying their products.


Seminar on thalassaemia

Ludhiana, September 18
The SDP College for Women organised a lecture on ‘Community control of thalassaemia’ by Dr Sheila Dass, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, and Dr Arun Sood from the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here today in the seminar hall.

Dr Sheila Dass delivers a lecture on ‘Community control of thalassaemia’ in the SDP College for Women, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — IV

Dr Sheila Dass delivers a lecture on ‘Community control of thalassaemia’

Trauma management course
Ludhiana, September 18
Accidents continue to be a major health concern with approximately one lakh people dying because of accidents and five times this number becoming physically handicapped after getting traumatised in an accident. It continues to be the number one cause of death in India.

Appeal to fight drug menace
Ludhiana, September 18
The Social Welfare Society today appealed to all the non-government organisations of the state to come up together against the evil of drugs and save the future of the country.



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