Friday, June 9, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PSEB’s inhospitable attitude towards hotels
Tourist potential of Punjab remains untapped
LUDHIANA, June 8 — Strange are the ways of the Punjab government. Its left hand does not seem to know what the right is doing. While the Punjab Government has declared hotel and tourism as an industry, the Punjab State Electricity Board continues to treat it as another commercial business activity not entitled to any concessions.

Boy drowns bathing in boating pond
LUDHIANA, June 8 —Tragedy struck today Dev Raj and his wife Asha Rani as their only child Nitin died while bathing in the boating pond in an amusement park near here.
Boogie-woogying has finally arrived in the city
Boogie-woogying has finally arrived in the city
Boogie-Woogie culture almost
a way of life

LUDHIANA, June 8 —The change can almost be called revolutionary. From a couple of years ago when the disco deewane of the city would go to the swanky discotheques in Chandigarh and Delhi for entertainment on the weekends to this day when they need the slightest opportunity to throw a party and turn footloose.


  Congress leader booked in murder case
LUDHIANA, June 8 —The sensational murder of Sanjay Kumar, alias Dabbu, took a new turn with the police booking senior Congress leader Pappi Shahpuriya on charges of destroying evidence in the case.

‘Punjab Gaurav’ to come up at Ludhiana
LUDHIANA, June 8 — It is a project world may talk about . The city, known in all nook and corners of the world, for its industries and trade potential, is finally on the path of being dotted boldly on the world tourism map as well .


Record rainfall in Ludhiana
LUDHIANA, June 8 — Ludhiana witnessed a record rainfall after the city was lashed by a heavy downpour last night for the second time within three days. It was a welcome shower as the temperature came down by 10°C.

From Major Singh to Major Hindustani
LUDHIANA, June 8 — Driven by the passion of a sportsman to create records, Major Hindustani is all set to make his place in the Guinness Book of Records, by driving a motor cycle while standing on it.

Heavy rush for payment of bills
LUDHIANA, June 8 — The telephone subscribers in the city are experiencing a harrowing time in depositing telephone bills in various post offices of the city. While large queues can be witnessed at the payment counters on any given day , the rush crosses all boundaries during the last days of the payment.

Government diverts ESI funds towards payment of salaries
LUDHIANA, June 8 — Private and public sector employees appear to have fallen an unsuspecting preys to the government as well as their employers. While on the one hand hundreds of employers are defaulting on the amount payable towards the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, on the other the state government is diverting the funds supposedly meant for purchasing medicines towards the salaries of the staff in various ESIC hospitals.

Congress attacks SAD-BJP policies
LUDHIANA, June 8 — There was a spate of protest dharna in the city on Wednesday by activists of the Congress in response to a call given by the PPCC to raise voice against mis-governance by the SAD (B)-BJP government in Punjab.

Ludhiana is proud of Sahir
n the threshold of the 21st century, Ludhiana is agog with new expectations. On the commercial level it has made tremendous progress and is bound to take a long leap in the near future. 

Banda Bahadur’s martyrdom day
LUDHIANA, June 8 — The martyrdom day of Bairagi Baba Banda Singh Bahadur will be observed at Punjabi Bhavan here from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, according to a press note issued by the Bairagi Mahan Mandal Punjab here on Wednesday.


Cop body taken to native village
LUDHIANA, June 8—The body of constable Nidhan Singh, who allegedly committed suicide at the residence of Punjab Mandi Board Chairman, Mal Singh Ghuman yesterday, was today taken to his native village, Chak Sharief, by his relatives.

Gang busted; three held
LUDHIANA, June 8 — The CIA staff claims to have busted a gang involved in stealing of LPG from gas cylinders and later filling the gas in empty cylinders and selling.

‘Rationalise tax structure’
LUDHIANA, June 8 — Demanding rationalisation of road tax structure for public carrier vehicles in Punjab, the Ludhiana Goods Transport Companies Association has asserted that the move would augment the tax collections in the state in a big way.

Ludhiana industry talks green
LUDHIANA, June 8 — The Ludhiana industry has started talking green, urging the district administration to arrange for plantation of trees around their industrial complexes for mitigating the environmental problems.

First prize for JD stall
LUDHIANA, June 8— Mrs Savita Jain, branch director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, received the first prize on behalf of the institute for the best theme-based stall at Welkom Palace here on Monday.


Veterinarians sore at nitrogen gas shortage
June 8 — The Punjab State Veterinary Officers’ Association yesterday claimed that a number of veterinary hospitals and dispensaries in the state were facing a severe shortage of nitrogen gas, due to which a large number of semen straws stored in these places had either been damaged or were about to get damaged.

Couple’s dream remains unfulfilled
LUDHIANA, June 8 — Mrs Shanti Bawa and her husband Kartar Bawa, residents of Haibowal Khurd Colony in the city, are a heartbroken couple today. In a rare gesture towards their fellow residents of a rather neglected area, the Bawas had spent almost entire savings of their life to raise a dispensary which is still waiting to open, thanks to petty differences among a section of people and apathy of the administration.


Gearing up for the fourth world title
LUDHIANA: Mr Arun Dhand , a veteran badminton star who has created a niche for himself in the world of sports, has been gearing up to make a splash in the upper age group (above 40 years) in the forthcoming Asian Pacific Masters Badminton Championship to be held at Brisbane (Australia) from October 28 to November 5,2000.

58 for swimming, waterpolo camps
LUDHIANA, June 8 — Thirty three boys and 23 girls have been provisionally selected to attend swimming and waterpolo camps at Faridkot and Ludhiana, respectively, from June 7 to 20.Top

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