Saturday, June 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Punjab industry against any hike in power tariff
Sohal says PSEB losing 3 crore daily, and warns of privatisation
LUDHIANA, June 9 — The Punjab industry has set its face firmly against the move by the state government to order a 15% hike in the power tariff for all categories of consumers in the state.
Policemen stop an old man from meeting the Chief Minister at Dhamot village in Ludhiana district on Friday. 
Policemen stop an old man from meeting the Chief Minister at Dhamot village in Ludhiana district on Friday. 
Badal attends sangat
darshan programme

Fun-loving kids’ brush with the law
LUDHIANA, June 9 — A strong urge to zoom around the town in the latest swanky cars — not their own — has landed four city school kids in police custody for repeatedly ‘borrowing’ a car for a few hours each night on charges of theft and for possession of illegal arms.

A typical example of kare koyee, bhare koyee
LUDHIANA, June 9 — In a classic example of spanking Tom for Jerry’s wrong doings, the Department of Postal Services in the city has been penalised for the last number of years because of the suspect land acquisition acts of the Defence Department.


Healing touch with panchkarma
LUDHIANA, June 9 — Ms Prakash Kataria, an India-born Canadian, had been suffering from facial palsy for the past 30 years. She had learnt to live with it, as she had got tired of treatment and medication. But her palsy was cured, thanks to ancient Indian system of natural healing called ‘Panchkarma’.

People around Budha Nullah face hardships
LUDHIANA, June 9 — People residing on both sides of the Budha Nullah near Bajwa Nagar and Subhash Nagar are facing hardships due to the non-completion of the 43-feet wide concrete bridge over the nullah.


Three dowry cases registered
LUDHIANA, June 9 — At least three dowry cases were registered at different police stations during the past 24 hours here and around 10 persons booked by the police in these cases.

Flying instructor Captain Ahluwalia and engineer incharge S.K. Sharma with trainees at Ludhiana Aviation Club.
Flying instructor Captain Ahluwalia and engineer incharge S.K. Sharma with trainees at Ludhiana Aviation Club. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Financial crunch hits aviation club

LUDHIANA, June 9 — The Ludhiana Aviation Club, one of the three flying clubs operational in Punjab — the other two being in Patiala and Amritsar, is facing resource crunch and might have to shed its wings if the state government did not come to its rescue with adequate financial assistance. So acute is the financial crisis that it has no money to buy spares for half of its fleet of six training aircrafts which stand grounded.

Hosiery market faces deep slump
LUDHIANA, June 9 — There is a deep slump in hosiery market. Most of the manufacturers and traders are worried over the trend. They apprehend that due to the massive over production, the hosiery products could not get required market. Hence most of the units are flooded with huge unsold dumps of the hosiery.

Coaching centres or money-making gimmick?
SAHNEWAL (Ludhiana):
Educating means serving the humanity at large. It is a sacred mission obligatory for those who undertake it. Education must open vast avenues of conduct and behaviour and bring an over-all development in the general well-being of man. 


Badges given to deaf and dumb students
LUDHIANA, June 9 — Students of School for Deaf and Dumb at Rajpura Road here presented a lively cultural show. The ADC, Mr S.R. Kaler, was the chief guest of the function. About 192 badges were distributed among the students of the school. The badges were donated by Mr Harkrishan Jain. Mr Malik, Secretary, Red Cross, presided over the function.

PAU students’ training from June 14
LUDHIANA, June 9 — Nearly 100 outgoing students of B.Sc. Agriculture (hons.) of the Punjab Agricultural University will work in the villages of the Pakhowal block for a week in order to get firsthand experience of agricultural problems and suggest solutions to farmers according to a press note issued by the university.


Gosain’s scathing attack on MC officials
LUDHIANA, June 9 — A virtual war of words has broken out between the mercurial local BJP MLA, Mr Satpal Gosain, and the Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana over the alleged favouritism in the allotment of tenders for various developmental works in the megacity.Top


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