Monday, June 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Minister for Local Bodies Balramji Dass Tandon inaugurates the multi-storey parking complex in Ludhiana on Sunday
Minister for Local Bodies Balramji Dass Tandon inaugurates the multi-storey parking complex in Ludhiana on Sunday.  — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
Tandon favours end to free power for farm sector
LUDHIANA, June 18 — A new dimension has been added to the ongoing controversy over the move by the Punjab Government to order a hefty hike in the power tariff with the Punjab BJP making it clear that it stood for a “rational increase” in the tariff for all categories of electricity consumers, including those in the agriculture sector.

First multi-storey parking complex

The revenue figures of the board

SAD (B)-BJP alliance wiped out in nagar panchayat polls
LUDHIANA, June 18 — The nagar panchayat elections in four towns of the district — Mullanpur, Malaud, Sahnewal and Machhiwara — held on Saturday proved a waterloo for the ruling SAD (B)-BJP combine, which received a severe drubbing.

Is your doctor a commission agent?
LUDHIANA, June 18—Beware of your doctor. He may prove to be not more than a commission agent of a diagnostic centre or of a big hospital specialising in heart or neuro-surgery, which have mushroomed in the city at a rapid rate.




Ex-servicemen must have say
ometimes lack of unity among ex-soldiers is cited as a major reason for the decline in their welfare. But this is fiction rather than fact because if any factional activity takes place, it is primarily due to the apathy of the government concerned towards the ex-servicemen’s welfare.

A clarification Mass transfers threaten functioning of ESI (Earlier story)



I have a unique style of singing, says Harbhajan Mann
LUDHIANA, June 18 — No comparisons please. Harbhajan Mann has a style of his own to sing and captivate his fans with his melodious voice. Mann is well aware of this, saying, “It is my own exclusive style of singing that gives me immense satisfaction and brings happiness to my fans. I don’t like to compare myself with others”.

Ban on noise pollution sought
LUDHIANA, June 18  — Residents of the city, especially those living in the industrial areas, are sick of the noise created by loudspeakers and factories in their vicinity.

Erosion of values among the youth
LUDHIANA, June18 — Erosion of values is one of the major concerns of today’s society. Values are eroding and Ludhiana is no exception. But a question — Right according to whom — stares the youngsters in the face.

Get clean air before chimneys’ smoke
LUDHIANA, June 18  — It’s all for a whiff of fresh air. Hundreds of residents of this town flock to Punjab Agricultural University, Rose Garden or Rakh Bagh here everyday in the morning, not only to exercise, but also to breathe some clean air before the numerous factories and vehicles begin to cloud the atmosphere.

Flood prevention measures started
LUDHIANA, June 18 — The district administration here has initiated flood prevention measures on a large scale in the district. The Deputy Commissioner Mr S.K. Sandhu, launched the campaign along the Sutlej, to be completed by June 30 at a cost of Rs 2.48 crore.

Seminar on ‘Culture of peace’
LUDHIANA, June 18 — The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, an international, non-political, socio-religious organisation has been registered as messengers for the Manifesto-2000 by UNESCO, an organ of the United Nations Organisation.


Conman arrested
LUDHIANA, June 18 — Conman Vinod Kumar Jain, who had allegedly duped various businessmen in the Chaura Bazaar area by claiming to get their money back from another businessman who had fled after taking their money in committees, allegedly through paying up several bigwigs in the police department, has been arrested by the police under Sections 107 and 51 of the Cr.PC. and 420 of the IPC.

21 pc increase in revenue collection
LUDHIANA, June 18 — The Central Excise and Taxation Division Ludhiana has registered an increase of 21 per cent in revenue collection.

Fashion institute’s exhibition begins
LUDHIANA, June 18 — The JD Institute Of Fashion Technology, Ludhiana, started a three-day exhibition yesterday. The exhibition on courses like fashion designing, knitwear design and technology, interior designing and textile designing will continue till June 19.

Computerised facility at CFS opens
LUDHIANA, June 18 — Computerisation facility of the Container Freight Station (Punjab State Warehousing Corporation) here was inaugurated yesterday by Mr S.P. Srivastava, Chief Commissioner of Customs , New Delhi, Mr Someshwar, Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, was the chief guest.

Woolmark award for Kohinoor Mills
LUDHIANA, June 18 — Kohinoor Woollen Mills, Ludhiana, has got this year’s Woolmark Golden Thread Award in the bedding category. The awards were recently announced by the Woolmark Company.

Computer institute inaugurated
LUDHIANA, June 18 — A computer training institute that caters to the needs of children in the age group 4-14 was inaugurated by Mr L.S. Chawla, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University, here today.Top

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