Friday, June 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PSEB employees struggle to fix a faulty transformer at Ludhiana. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
WB terms put government in fix 
over power tariff hike

LUDHIANA, June 15 — The move by the Punjab government to order a 15 per cent hike in power tariff for all categories of consumers in the state seems to be getting mired in new controversies.


PAU revises fee for MBA, B.Tech
LUDHIANA, June 15 — As anticipated the Punjab Agricultural University Board of Management has decided to revise the fee structure of B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering) and MBA for 2000-01 at its 189th meeting which was held in Chandigarh yesterday.

Jawan cremated with honours
LUDHIANA, June 15 — The mortal remains of Naik Bhagwant Singh, who died in an encounter with anti-national elements at the Domarinar Post in the Kiran sector near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, were consigned to flames with full military honours at his native village Bhaini Arora, 35 km from here, today.

‘The end of the road’ in sight
LUDHIANA, June 15 — One of the busiest roads providing access to posh residential and commercial areas on the Pakhowal road from the Ferozepore Road side is closed for more than nine months now for the laying of storm-water pipes.

Tohra loyalists lambast Badal
LUDHIANA, June 15 — The Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, acting president, Thekedar Surjan Singh, has charged the SAD president and Punjab chief minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, with creating dissensions within the Akali Dal ranks in order to benefit the Congress.


A treasure trove of rare manuscripts
by N.S. Tasneem
During the days I spent in the local Government College (boys), I used to find refuge in the college library whenever I noticed my mind thirsting for knowledge. There I could dig deep into the past by leafing through the old classics. 


Delightful den for dating
LUDHIANA, June 15 — What M.G. Road is to Bangalore, South Extension to Delhi and Sector 17 to Chandigarh, Sarabha Nagar is to Ludhiana. Centrally located in the heart of Ludhiana, posh and, of course, the most modernised area of the city, the area is beautifully laid out and fulfills most of the practical requirements of children, youth, middle-aged and even elderly people.

For them, pai lago and hi baby are same
LUDHIANA, June 15 — Meet the "I-me-my" generation — the youth of Ludhiana. They don't live in the past, have no regrets, lack guilt and are make their own choice.

Animal lovers to adopt ducks
LUDHIANA, June 15 — The fate of 50-odd ducks living in a small insufficient enclosure of the Nehru Rose Garden in spite of their shifting orders a year back has almost been decided.

Gurcharan Singh resumes charge
LUDHIANA, June 15 — Dr Gurcharan Singh has resumed charge as Chief Agricultural Officer, Ludhiana. He has been serving the farming community for the past 36 years in the Department of Agriculture, Punjab, in various capacities.

Stinking garbage dump makes life hell
LUDHIANA, June 15— Residents of Block- I of the posh Sarabha Nagar area of the city are a harassed lot due to lack of proper cleaning done by the Municipal Corporation.

Shooting of serial ends
LUDHIANA, June 15 — The shooting of Ghuggi Express, a stand-in comedy talk show on air at Alpha Punjabi, concluded at Malhotra Palace here yesterday. Sukhwant Dhadda, the director of the serial, has also made popular television serials like Kanyadaan, Itihaas, Swabhiman.

Inadequate irrigation facilities irk BKU
LUDHIANA, June 15 — The Bharatiya Kisan Union has decried the inadequate irrigation facilities which were adversely affecting the paddy plantation in many parts of Punjab.


Housewife raped
LUDHIANA, June 15 — A housewife is alleged to have been raped at her house in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar by Rajinder Prasad around 9.30 a.m. on June 12. A case under sections 376 and 506 of the IPC has been registered at Focal Point police station.

7 booked for assault on Satish Kumar
LUDHIANA, June 15 — The police has booked seven persons for an assault on a shopkeeper, Satish Kumar, under sections 307, 324, 323, 148 and 149 of the IPC, though no arrests have been made so far.

Pepsi 'under-the-crown' winner gets a Corsa
LUDHIANA, June 15 — The Pepsi Franchise Director, Mr Tanmay Vats, and the Chairman of Pepsi Franchise Dhillon Kool Drinks, Mr Kewal Dhillon, today presented an Opel Corsa car to the winner of the Pepsi "I'll Change the Century" Under-the-Crown promotion to Mr Ravinderjeet Singh Arora.Top

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