Thursday, June 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Power cuts keep Ludhianvis awake for 3 nights
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Frequent and unscheduled power cuts have rocked the megacity and with the sweltering heat showing no signs of relenting, residents have been forced to suffer in silence.
While low cost maintenance work is being carried out, like in this transformer situated on the Ferozepore road, no new transformers have been added or replaced in Ludhiana.
While low cost maintenance work is being carried out, like in this transformer situated on the Ferozepore road, no new transformers have been added or replaced in Ludhiana.

Counters to receive IT returns
LUDHIANA, June 28 — The dak receipts counters at Ludhiana, Moga, Malerkotla and Khanna for receiving the income tax returns of the salaried employees will remain open up to 5.30 p.m. on June 29 and 30, according to Mr. K.K. Kapila, Commissioner of Income Tax, Ludhiana.

2 PSEB officials suspended for power theft
LUDHIANA, June 28 — The Punjab State Electricity Board has suspended two employees for their alleged connivance in power theft. The thefts came into light during the special drive launched by the PSEB in the New Shivpuri area to curb pilferage.

Love bug bites computer unit
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Jolly Rishi and Associates, a local web-designing and e-commerce company, suffered a huge loss due to a virus attack on some of its important files past week.

Twist to Chowni Mohalla case
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Taking the bull by the horns, Balmikis today spoke up for the first time against 'certain unscrupulous elements' trying to give a communal colour to the row in Chowni Mohalla. They claimed that it was a power tussle between two local dons that was manifesting into the violent incidents.



Pedalling their way to survival 
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Modernism and Traditionalism go hand in hand at Ludhiana. Being one of the most industrialised cities of Punjab, it has all the modern means of transport. But the traditional methods of transport also continue. Cycle rickshaws, horse-driven carts and cattle carts still attract the attention of many a commuter.


Fire-fighting services in adequate
LUDHIANA, June 28 — In North India, Ludhiana is the second most fire-prone city after Delhi because of a large number of industrial units. But the fire-fighting services available with the local fire brigade of this ever-expanding city are inadequate.

JD (U) opposes power tariff hike
LUDHIANA, June 28 — The Janata Dal (United) has expressed concern over the decision of the Punjab Government to effect an increase in the power rates for all categories of consumers.

‘Factory not causing pollution’
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Messrs D.M. Kapur and sons claimed here today that their unit had been installed and operating in Industrial Area-A in accordance with the rules and regulations laid down by the government.

YC, Cong activists to gherao Badal
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Congress and Youth Congress activists, led by Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar, convener of the Punjab Congress Parliamentry Party, would hold a black-flag demonstration and gherao the Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal, at Gulabewal village in Muktsar district on June 30 to protest against the implication of Congress workers in false cases and irregularities committed by the ruling SAD in the recently held nagar council and nagar panchayat elections.

Industry on warpath over power tariff hike
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Resentment in the industry in the state is brewing over the proposed hike in power tariff. The Industry Trade Forum Punjab has decided to launch a mass agitation from July 7 against the Punjab government’s decision to raise power tariff in the state. The agitation will start from Ludhiana and will be carried on in all districts of the state.

Fight intensifies between SAD loyalists
LUDHIANA, June 28 — The ongoing battle for supremacy between the rival groups of the Shiromani Akali Dal headed by Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia and Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, both owing allegiance to the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, further intensified with the warring factions indulging in personal attacks and mud-slinging on each other and even using an occasion like the birthday celebrations of veteran Akali leader Master Tara Singh to further their tussle.

Coolies carry weight of apathy200 share a shed meant for eight
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Munshi Ram may have seen millions of persons coming in and out of the Ludhiana railway station in the past 30 years, but, his life is confined to the station only. Three decades have not helped in improving his condition. He is as good or bad as he was when he left his village, Sangalwas in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh.

Power tariff hike resented
LUDHIANA, June 28 — The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India has urged the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to direct the Punjab State Electricity Board to downsize its staff and contain transmission and distribution losses and keep the proposed power tariff hike in abeyance.

Ludhiana — a land of opportunities
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Ludhiana city throws enough challenges for any citizen who is willing to do hard work and try his ideas, luck and mettle in this industrial city.

Helping them stay young and look smart
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Beauty may lie in the eyes of the beholder, but in the modern-day world, nobody need look ugly. A host of beauty aids, personality enhancers and a greater consciousness among the women to look smart and presentable in an increasingly competitive world has made it mandatory for everyone to put her best foot forward every morning.

Traffic hell near bus stand
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Chaos prevails on a busy road-crossing near the entrance to the town’s bus stand towards Bharat Nagar. Here, vehicles coming from different directions rub shoulders, vying for space to sneak through.

Shaping women’s personality
LUDHIANA, June 28 — When it comes to grooming one’s personality, age is no bar. This has been proved by the rush of women of all ages at the ongoing classes of personality development and personal grooming at the IMA institute here.


Stellar life cycle - IV
By 1930, astrophysics had matured to an extent that scientists were able to visualise the behaviour of matter and energy under extreme conditions, which are prevalent inside stars and white dwarfs. In a paper published in 1931, Indian scientist Subrahmanian Chandrasekhar predicted that a white dwarf could exist only if its mass was less than 1.4 times the mass of Sun.

‘Badal govt betraying masses’
LUDHIANA, June 28 — Former Union Minister and President of Lok Bhalai Party, Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, has charged the Punjab Government headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal with “double dealing” and betrayal of the masses.Top


Youth assaults Jassowal
LUDHIANA, June 28 — A former Member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, was allegedly thrashed, bitten and threatened by a Nepali youth at his residence this morning.


Computer education programme
LUDHIANA, June 28 — The first computer education programme (IT Primer-1) for school teachers and government employees, scheduled from June 6 at the Government Polytechnic for Women, Ludhiana, concluded successfully.

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