Tuesday, June 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Hosiery industry awaits migrant workers
LUDHIANA, June 26 — Thousands of knitting machines in the local hosiery industry are lying idle because migrant workers have not yet begun arriving for the season.
Knitting machines lie idle in one of the hosieries in Ludhiana due to non-arrival of skilled migrant workers.
Knitting machines lie idle in one of the hosieries in Ludhiana due to non-arrival of skilled migrant workers.

Rs 2-crore dairy project launched
LUDHIANA, June 26 — An ambitious project involving enhancement of productivity and quality of milk with an outlay of Rs 2 crore in the Ludhiana milkshed area was launched today.

Youth Akali Dal faces split
LUDHIANA, June 26 — Hectic political activities are on in the two warring camps of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD). Loyalists of the unit President and a former MP, Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, are up against dissidents, five of whom were expelled in a general house meeting on Friday, after which, two others had resigned in protest.

Industry objects to transit checks
LUDHIANA, June 26 — Mr Inderjit Singh Pradhan, President, and Mr Avtar Singh, General Secretary of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana, have taken serious view of the routine transit checks within the city by the Sales Tax Department.

Abducted girl recovered from Bihar village
LUDHIANA, June 26 — A 14-year-old girl, who had allegedly been abducted by two Bihari youths from her residence on October 13, 1999, was recovered by the Ludhiana police from Dobaria village in Belia district of Bihar.

Neglected cannon of Lodhi fort
LUDHIANA, June 26 — Lying forgotten and ignored in a high corner of the historic Lodhi fort here, a cannon standing amidst ruins and weeds demands attention from historians, conservationists as well as local residents.





CICU resents govt ban
LUDHIANA, June 26 — The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) in a press release yesterday alleged that the engineering industry of Ludhiana was passing through great hardships due to the ban imposed by the Union Petroleum and Gas Ministry on the inter-state transport of furnace oil, LDO and HPS by road.

Memorial to be set up in honour of Master Tara Singh
LUDHIANA, June 26 — Setting up a memorial for veteran Sikh leader, Master Tara Singh, putting up his life-size portrait in the Punjab Assembly and creation of a chair in his name in one of the universities in the state are some of the steps the state government intends to take in honour of the late leader.

Seminar on beauty treatment held
LUDHIANA, June 26 — The Bodyline Slimming and Beauty Point in collaboration with Beauty Net organised a seminar on beauty treatment at Baron Hotel here last evening on the theme of “Designer mehandi and tatoos: a new fashion accessory”.

Hey kid, what’re you doin’ in that muddy water?
LUDHIANA, June 26 — As I stand by the side of the Budha Nullah bridge in Shivpuri on a sultry afternoon , I notice a boy of around 12 coming to the bank of the nullah. He takes off his ill-fitting blue knickers and the dirty, torn T-shirt in a jiffy and crawls into the stinking muddy waters of the nullah.

Anti-Drug Day observed in town
LUDHIANA, June 26 — On the occasion of World Anti-Drug Day, a number of social organisations today called upon the state government to ban the sale of drugs and make special legislation for effective control of drug-trafficking.


23 bottles of illicit liquor seized
Ludhiana, June 26 — The police has seized 23 bottles of illicit liquor in separate incidents during the past 24 hours.

FIR cancelled in missing baby case
SAS NAGAR, June 26 — The Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, Ms Neelam Arora, has ordered cancellation of a First Information Report (FIR) registered by the local police in connection with the case of a nine-month old child, Sahib Singh, who has been missing from the township since June, 19. The child had been recovered on Saturday by the police from Ludhiana.

Servant forcibly taken away by employer
LUDHIANA, June 26 — A minor domestic help in the house of a shoe factory owner in Jalandhar is alleged to have been forcibly taken away by his employer after he failed to pay Rs 10,000 that he had taken as advance from them.


An orientation on spoken English
Ludhiana, June 26 — An institute of English organised an orientation on TOEFL, IELTS and spoken English at a hotel yesterday.

PAU to merge genetics, biotech depts
LUDHIANA, June 26 — Punjab Agricultural University has decided to merge the departments of genetics and biotechnology. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Academic Council held on June 22.

Special software save chips
LUDHIANA, June 26 — Though a little late, the use of specialised software packages has triggered a new trend in Ludhiana in fashion designing, knitting, architecture, medicine, printing and various other fields. These software help generate perfect designs, besides saving time and material.

Selecting the right college
COLLEGE is where you are going to develop an identity of your own. It becomes very important to be extremely careful while selecting a college for admission. You ought to have a set criteria for selecting a college. 


Satluj Hospital in troubled waters
LUDHIANA, June 26 — The controversy over the removal of Dr Balbir Singh Sekhoon from the Board of Directors of Satluj Hospital refuses to die down with Dr Sekhoon trying to hit back. Dr Sekhoon was removed from the Board of Directors by a majority vote at a meeting held in the first week of May. Dr Sekhoon has reportedly sought the help of the police as he has been alleging victimisation at the hands of other board members.


PYC serves ultimatum on Sukhbir Badal
Ludhiana, June 26 — The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) has taken strong objection to the emergence of “an extra-constitutional centre of power” in the state in Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, former Union Minister and son of the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal.Top

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