Friday, October 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Crackdown on units stealing power
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — The Enforcement Wing of the Punjab State Electricity Board has unearthed cases of massive power theft by industrial units. In the past few days, a penalty of Rs 68 lakh was imposed on the owners of a dyeing factory and a furnace.

GNEC students go on strike again
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — The first and second year students of Guru Nanak Engineering College are once again on strike, demanding that the new rule regarding supplementary examination imposed by Punjab Technical University should be rolled back.

Aulakh’s stint as VC comes to end
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — Dr. K.S. Aulakh’s brief stint as Vice-Chancellor of PAU came to an end as Dr. G.S. Kalkat took charge today. It may be recalled, that when he proceeded on leave for two months on August 1, the board of management of the university decided at a meeting held at Chandigarh on July 28 to appoint Dr. Aulakh as VC in his place.

Chemists observe bandh
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — Most of the chemist shops in the city remained closed here today. The bandh was peaceful though minor fights between rival groups of chemists were reported at some places.

Pindi Street in Ludhiana, the main market of chemists in the city, wears a deserted look due to a bandh by an organisation of the chemists on Thursday.  — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi.Pindi Street in Ludhiana, the main market of chemists in the city, wears a deserted look due to a bandh by an organisation of the chemists on Thursday.  — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi



PVVI stops vaccine production
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — The Punjab Veterinary Vaccine Institute, which has its laboratory on the PAU campus, has stopped producing anti-rabies vaccine. As a result the farmers and general public fond of pets have been put to a lot of inconvenience.

Festival buying yet to pick up
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — The markets, at this time of the year, are generally full of shoppers for the festival season. But this year the scene is somewhat different.

‘Technocrats help to increase production’
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — Dr Rita Sharma, Joint Secretary of the Union Ministry of Agriculture, visited the farms of Dr Daler Singh at Ladhowal and those of Mr Darshan Singh Tabiba at Hayatpur village to review the development activities.


The communication gap
HEN communication gap occurs, misunderstanding creeps in. It can happen between two friends, parents and children and the teachers and the taught. Sometimes one goes on tolerating the idiosyncrasies of a friend. 

Beautification of Daresi Ground
n the Civil Lines of Ludhiana City there are many places like the Rose Garden, the Rakh Bagh, the PAU campus and many big parks in new colonies where people go for walk and breathe fresh air but in the old city of Ludhiana we have no other place except the Daresi Ground which can be developed into a beautiful park.


A thought for the deprived
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — The festival season starting from Dasehra and lasting till Christmas sees a lot of spending by the people. While the rich splurge money on expensive gifts and burn crackers worth lakhs, the poorest of the poor do not have money even to light candles. Many in the city feel that Mother Teresa’s favourite hymn “Whatever you do to the least of my brethern that you do unto me,” should be the guiding spirit behind celebrations this year.

Tiny tots of Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya dressed up as characters of the Ramayana at a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana.
Tiny tots of Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya dressed up as characters of the Ramayana at a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana.
Fancy dress to celebrate Dasehra, Diwali
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — To celebrate the festivals of Dasehra and Divali, a fancy dress competition of tiny tots was held at the Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya here today. All the kids were dressed up as characters from the Ramayana. In group A, Gagandeep, Sahil and Muskan were declared first, second and third, respectively.

Tribune lensman manhandled
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — Rajesh Bhambi, a photographer working with The Tribune, was manhandled by a group of persons opposing the Bandh call given by the All-India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists here today.

Pre-Vayu Sainik Camp
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — More than 350 air cadets drawn from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh are particpating in a pre-Vayu Sainik camp organised at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur.



Gold jewellery stolen
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — Two conmen are alleged to have decamped with 120 gm of gold jewellery worth a couple of thousands of rupees from a jewellery shop at Jawaddi Road.


LIC gets new building
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — The Life Insurance Corporation of India is gearing up to meet the challenges to be put forward by private insurance companies in near future.



Low quality cosmetics damage skin
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — “The increasing use of low-quality cosmetics in all age groups plays havoc with the skin of not only of women, but also of men, who are becoming beauty conscious these days.”



Anuj, Mandeep win badminton matches
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — Anuj Dhand started a winning campaign in the Ludhiana District Mini and Veteran Championship started here today at Shastri Badminton Hall in the Guru Nanak Sports Complex. He entered the third round after defeating Sukhpreet Bal 15-5, 15-7, in the second encounter while in the girls section, Mandeep Khatra defeated Manpreet 11-1, 11-2.

Doraha, GCG-11 teams in zonal final
DORAHA, Oct 5 — The Panjab University Inter-College Kho-Kho Tournament was held in GHG Khalsa College at Gurusar Sudhar.Top


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