Wednesday, June 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Slogans dump MC for garbage menace
LUDHIANA, June 13 — In an unusual way to get heard, residents of Shaheed Major Shivdev Singh Marg and Maya Nagar near Nehru Rose Garden in the town have painted catchy and satirical slogans outside an unauthorised garbage-dumping ground in their locality.

PAU to close down college for school
LUDHIANA, June 13 — Punjab Agricultural University has formally decided to close down a 22-year-old constituent institution, the College of Home Science at Kaoni in the Muktsar district. It has decided to upgrade a primary school in the village to the senior secondary level instead.

Cinema owners warned 
LUDHIANA, June 13 — In order to curb the display of obscene posters in the city, the district administration today warned the cinema owners and asked them to stop it. A meeting was held after a number of social organisations had protested against the vulgar display of nude posters throughout the city by the cinema owners.

Release Sikh youths from jails: BKU
LUDHIANA, June 13 — The Bharatiya kisan union, Punjab, has urged the Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, to impress upon the state government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to initiate immediate steps to secure the release of Sikh youths who were languishing in jails for a long time without any trial.



Recalling anecdotes
A little poem entitled
Awwal tan Ludhiana jayieye na... about the ways and life of Ludhiana in the days gone by published in the columns of Ludhiana Tribune last week appears to have triggered off old memories among many a Ludhianvi.


Nirdosh School needs help
LUDHIANA, June 13 — Nirdosh School, an institution for the socially deprived children, today needs the help and cooperation from society as well as from the administration. For an industrial city like Ludhiana and rich people like Ludhianvis, providing regular aid to these innocents is not a big thing. Only a voluntary effort is needed to provide all possible services to the destitutes of society.

Social health body to get new life
LUDHIANA, June 13 — The district administration has decided to revive the local unit of the Association for Social Health of India with immediate effect, filling a big gap in the social services available to the people of Ludhiana.

Janata Dal assails government policies
LUDHIANA, June 13 — The state unit of the Janata Dal (Secular) has assailed the increasing lawlessness in Punjab, rampant corruption in all government departments, financial mismanagement of the state government and many other policies of the government, which were detrimental to the interests of the masses and the party has decided to submit a memorandum to the Governor highlighting the misgovernance.

Congress councillor trades charges with BJP men
LUDHIANA, June 13 — The Congress party councillor in the Municipal Corporation here, Mr Sat Pal Puri, today joined issue with the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator, Mr Sat Pal Gosain, and his close associate and BJP councillor, Mr Pran Bhatia, charging them with adopting pressure tactics and intimidation of senior civic officials to secure favours for their favourite contractors and financial gains for themselves.

Blood transfusion to cost less
LUDHIANA, June 13 — With a view to lowering down the expenditure on treatment of patients suffering from thalassemia, a genetic disorder which causes a severe form of life threatening anemia, the blood screening kits and blood collecting bags would be provided free of cost to the DMC, the CMC and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. This will reduce the costs of each blood transfusion by about Rs 175.


Two caught for selling spurious drink
LUDHIANA, June 13 — The police has arrested two persons who used to sell coloured water in the guise of a cold drink. A case under Sections 420 and 34 of the IPC, Section 7 of the EC Act and Sections 57 and 69 of the Copyright Act has been registered against them.

Dharna by trade union council
LUDHIANA, June 13 — Trade union activists staged a dharna to raise a voice of protest against privatisation, liberalisation and price rise at mini-secretariat here today in response to a call given by joint council of trade unions.

Online licensing by DGFT
LUDHIANA, June 13 — The Directorate-General of Foreign Trade has launched online licensing process in Ludhiana. Ludhiana is the seventh port office in the country to have this facility after Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The facility was launched by union export commissioner, Mr Anil Swarup, here yesterday.


Making beeline for IT courses

LUDHIANA, June 13 — With several Ludhiana youngsters opting for professional computer courses, Information Technology seems to have become the most lucrative career. Despite charges being quite high, there is no looking back. More job opportunities in India as well as abroad and high income are two big attractive factors.

Tuitions — a bane of education system
LUDHIANA, June 13 — The education system is getting commercialised day by day. No stress is laid in the schools to strengthen the base of children. The teachers mostly deprive the students of basic education. There are many flaws in the present education system.

PAU to have placement centre
LUDHIANA, June 13 — Punjab Agricultural University will soon have a placement centre so as to equip all the students to get a good job in their field of specialisation. This was disclosed by Dr S.S. Chahal, Coordinator, PAU, placement cell, who is also professor of plant pathology.Top

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