Thursday, June 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



No homework for us please, we are Ludhiana kids
LUDHIANA, JUNE 21 — Necessity is the mother of invention. But in Ludhiana it has taken an entirely new and unexpected form. Thousands of students, who do not or can’t do their homework for various reasons, are having it done by outsiders, thus defeating the very purpose of homework for the kids.

Colonisers want PUDA laws revised
LUDHIANA, June 21 — The Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers Association has called for revision of Punjab Urban Development Authority laws in such a manner that rather than serving as deterrants to the colonisers and impeding the much-needed-housing development activities, these should promote and encourage colonisation in order to tide over the acute shortage of houses in the towns and cities.

A chaotic mix of well-maintained houses and slums
LUDHIANA, June 21 — Model Town Extension Colony was developed as a posh extension to the elite Model Town area which was considered to be a jewel in the crown of the city as the old-timers recall. 

How doctors handle stress
TRESS, a bane of modern life, is hitting hard everyone. Doctors, the healers of the diseases, are also feeling its impact to a great extent. Long working hours, dull routine, difficult work and rising competition are fast increasing their stress levels.


Scientist for steps to raise rice output
LUDHIANA: Professor Joginder Singh, Head of the Department of Economics & Sociology, PAU, and a reputed scientist has underlined the need for adopting suitable policy measures to break the stagnation in rice productivity.

Seminar for beauticians
LUDHIANA, June 21 — Grace Beauty Clinic and Institute, Model Town, held a beauticians’ seminar here recently. Well-known beautician Blossom Kochhar of Pivot Point, New Delhi, gave her precious tips on beauty therapy.

Farmers told to use minimum pesticides
LUDHIANA, June 21 — The whole agriculture scenario of Punjab will soon change and it is important for farmers to understand it fully to reorient their farming accordingly, Dr M.S Bajwa, Director, Research, Punjab Agricultural University, said while presiding over a farmers committee meeting at PAU today.

‘Badal strengthening Congress’
LUDHIANA, June 21 — The Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) has charged the SAD (B) president and Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, with persuing such policies that had weakened the Akali Dal groups, while the Congress had regained strength.


Mystery shrouds abduction case
SAHNEWAL, June 21 — The case of the kidnapping of Ramesh Kumar, son of Raghbir Singh, a dhaba owner at Mangali village, has remained shrouded in mystery for the past eight months.

Special squad to check fraud in PO savings
LUDHIANA, June 21 — Alarmed at the regular detection of frauds in the saving accounts of the public at the post offices and in financial transactions through VPP, the divisional postal authorities here have formed a special squad to carry out surprise visits to various branches for keeping an eye on any dubious activity and also asked the public to maintain a constant check on their accounts.

Big showrooms v small shops
LUDHIANA, JUNE 21 — A fresh visitor to Chaura Bazar really wonders as to why big showroom owners sell readymade garments which look almost the same as those sold in small shops across the road, but at almost double the price. While talking to both types of sellers, several facts came to light.

Oil movement ban may go
LUDHIANA, June 21 — The ban on the interstate movement of furnace and other oils is likely to go within a day or two. Well-placed sources told TNS that the Union Petroleum Minister had taken note of the difficulties faced by the industry on account of the ban.

Making a fortune out of a hobby
LUDHIANA, June 21 — From a part-time hobby to a full-time vocation. That is how Mrs Sheel Nanda popularised cookery education in Ludhiana. There may be a number of cookery institutes in the city, but Mrs Nanda credits herself for being a pioneer in the field.

New cyber cafe at PAU
LUDHIANA, June 21 — A new cyber cafe has come up in the library of Punjab Agricultural University, here. This is the result of combined effort of students and faculty, who realised the pace at which the Internet has spread its wings in the city.


Seminar on applied electronics held
LUDHIANA, June 21 — The programme Director and Executive Secretary of the Indian Society for Technical Education, Dr H.P. Sinha, on Monday called upon for more private entrepreneurship to accommodate engineers being churned out from the hundreds and thousands of engineering colleges each year.

Professors invited to USA
LUDHIANA, June 21 — On invitation from The Asian Forum, North America Dr Kewal Dheer, General Secretary, Adeeb International (Sahir Cultural Academy), and Prof M.S. Cheema, Vice-President, will visit the USA and Canada.Top

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