Thursday, October 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Star TV channels go off air
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — All the major TV channels beamed by Star TV have gone off the air in Ludhiana following a price war which has broken out between Star TV on the one hand and SITI Cable and cable operators of the megacity on the other.

Companies vanish after cheating investors
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — Various plantation companies claim in their advertisements that they can double or even triple the money of the investors within two-three years. People get attracted by the names of big directors, advertising and exhibitions organised by the companies. Most of these companies turn out to be frauds.

Orchestra party girl murdered
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — A flower girl with an orchestra party, who allegedly also worked as a sex worker by night, was reportedly murdered by her self- professed brother, while in an inebriated condition. The girl was murdered for speaking ill about the wife of the accused.

Doctor tampered with body: relatives
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — A doctor posted in Civil Hospital at Garhshankar has been accused of tampering with the post-mortem report of a woman who had died under mysterious circumstances in the house of her in-laws in the town.

Probe into petrol adulteration
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University has constituted a three-member fact finding committee to fix responsibility for the adulteration detected in the petrol, being supplied by the filling station of the university a few days ago.



BKU to start jail bharo agitation
KHANNA, Oct 4 — The Bharatiya Kisan Union Punjab has decided to start jail bharo agitation with effect from October 9 if the state procurement agencies fail to purchase paddy in mandis of the state.

Eunuch menace in market
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — In a sudden panic reaction, a number of shopkeepers in Bhadaur House and surrounding areas here today began pulling down shutters of their shops, and the markets soon wore a deserted look.


Work on commercial complex runs into trouble
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — Work on a commercial complex being developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in the Maharani Jhansi Road area in the city has run into trouble even before having started, thanks to adamant and apathetic attitude of the Punjab State Electricity Board.

Service in name of Ram
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — Bhakt Hansraj Guhana Wale, popularly known as Pitaji, is the spiritual leader of ‘Ram Sharnam’, a religious sect devoted to the teachings of Shri Ram.

Mayor of Greenwich honoured
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — In a befitting function organised at her native village Hissowal, in this district, Mrs Jagir Kaur Sekhon, the first Indian woman, elected as mayor of Greenwich city in England, was honoured by the panchayats of the area and an award of ‘Daughter of Punjab’ was conferred upon her.

Changing role of research in agriculture stressed
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — Mrs Rita Sharma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, has laid stress on the changing roles of research and extension in increasing agricultural productivity and promoting sustainable agricultural development.

‘Kitties’ a way of life in city
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — Kitty a slang word, means a small amount of money contributed by different people which is used by a person or persons for some specific purpose. People of this city, however, have imparted a different meaning to the word. It does not refer to a small amount of money; it can run into lakhs.

A committed blood donor
, Oct 4 — Tall and generous, Sudhir Mudgil’s passion is to help the suffering humanity. That he has donated blood 65 times for the needy proves that he cares.

League dares Badal
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — The Sikh League today asked the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, who also heads the ruling SAD, to go for mid-term assembly polls in Punjab to prove his claim that the victory in Sunam byelection was a vindication of his government’s policies and programmes.

‘Positive attitude important in life’
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — “An achievement is never by accident”, says Nomita Khanna. “It is always because of sincere effort, hard work and skillful management of time.” Nomita should know, for she has been an achiever throughout her life. “While in school, I was always on stage taking part in one programme or the other, winning this competition or that. 

Pensioners’ demand
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — The members of the Punjab State Pensioners Confederation have demanded from the Punjab Government that the travel concession given to them should be calculated from the date of retirement as per the recommendations of the Punjab Fourth Pay Commission and not biannually.

Cong flays Dhindsa’s Sunam victory
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — A joint statement issued by Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, Vice-President, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Gurdev Singh, Secretary, PPCC, Mr Pawan Dewan and Mr Jevan Das Bawa said today that the victory of Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa was a pointer towards the abyss into which our politics had fallen.

National Disaster Reduction Day On Oct 11
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director of Extension Education, has urged that masses should be made aware of the natural calamities which play havoc from time to time.

A bus stop where no bus stops
SAHNEWAL, Oct 4 — Ever heard of a bus stop that remains in never-ending wait for buses and passengers? Visit Sahnewal, a small town about 15 km from Ludhiana. Unlike the usual bus stops, the bus stop at Sahnewal remains deserted and sans any activity.


Peoples’ verdict also goes against Rao
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — The conviction of the former Prime Minister, Mr P.V.Narsimha Rao, and the former Union Home Minister, Mr Buta Singh, by a special court in the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha bribery case was not enough, most of the persons to whom Ludhiana Tribune spoke to said. They favoured an exemplary punishment to those who made a mockery of the democratic system and betrayed confidence of the masses.


Need for PU regional centre
LEASE refer to news-item “PU sub-office demand in city’’ in the Ludhiana Tribune. I may add that Ludhiana’s legitimate claim for the provision of a PU Regional Centre can also not be overlooked . 


Man found murdered
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — A man was found murdered in the fields a little off the Ferozepore road near the Baddowal cantonment area late last evening. The man had been murdered by being hit on the head.

Poppy husk seized
The Khanna police claimed to have seized 100 kg of poppy husk and 1.5 kg of opium and arrested three persons here today.

Gang of thieves busted in city
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — The Sadar police has achieved a major success by arresting three of the four members of a gang of thieves. With the arrest of the accused, the police has also solved atleast seven cases of theft in various parts of the city and the looting of an octroi post recently.


Stock exchange turnover 6872 cr 
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — The year 2000 would be remembered as the year of turnaround for the Ludhiana Stock Exchange. During 1999-2000 the exchange recorded a turnover of Rs 6872 crore (single sided). The combined turnover of the stock exchange and its subsidiary, i. e LSE Securities Limited, was estimated to exceed Rs 15000 crore in the current financial year, said Mr Vishwanath Dhiri, while welcoming the members to the 18th annual general meeting of the exchange.

‘Petro price hike bad for exporters’
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — Mr Inderjit Singh Pardhan and Mr Avtar Singh, president and general secretary, respectively, of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana, have condemned the recent hike in the prices of petroleum products made by the Government of India. 

66 pc paddy procured in Ludhiana mandis
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — The government procurement agencies had purchased 1.16 lakh tonnes of paddy till Monday evening out of the total arrival of 1,75,487 tonnes in the various mandis in this district. The total purchase by government agencies was almost 66 per cent of the total produce brought to the mandis, which was highest in the state.


Talent hunt at KVM
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — Students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, city branch, exhibited their talent by presenting cultural items at an inter-house contest held here today.


Telecom Dept ordered to pay compensation
, Oct 4 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has directed the Department of Telecommunications through the General Manager, Telephones, Ludhiana, to pay Rs 10,000 to Mr Shamsher Singh of Mundian Kalan village as compensation for deficiency in service and to provide a telephone to him within 15 days of the receipt of the order.

Abdul Hameed Sabri and party regale audience with qawwalis
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — Abdul Hameed Sabri and party regaled the audience with their traditional qawwalis for more than three hours. The programme was brought to the audience by Markaz-e-Mausiqi, Ludhiana, and they presented bazm-e-qawwali.

Ludhianvis get a taste of daandia
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — It was yet another entertaining evening for the Ludhianvis as they witnessed the charming Ria Sen and Gladrags super model John Abraham playing daandia live at the daandia-raas nite organised by the Red and White and Provogue fashions at Magnet Resorts.

Abdul Hameed Sabri sings a qawwali at the bazm-e-qawwali in Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana
Abdul Hameed Sabri sings a qawwali at the bazm-e-qawwali in Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana


Alert against dengue in city
LUDHIANA, Oct 4 — A “health alert” has been sounded in Ludhiana, following several cases of suspected dengue fever in different parts of the city.

Anti-adulteration drive in Samrala
SAMRALA, Oct 4 — Talking to pressmen at the local rest house here today, Dr R.C. Garg, District Health Officer, and Mr Manoj Khosla, District Food Inspector, said that out of 141 food samples collected from eateries, 24 samples were found substandard and the cases are pending in courts.Top

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