Saturday, July 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Cops harass mother, daughters for land

Patti Kakkar( Jagraon)
, June 30 — A woman and her two young daughters are alleged to be continuously harassed by the Jagraon police over getting a 10-acre piece of fertile land in the Bet area vacated from their possession.

Housewife gagged to death 
LUDHIANA, June 30 — A housewife was allegedly done to death in the Kot Mangal Singh area of the city yesterday.

Migrant labourers main carriers of TB
LUDHIANA, June 30 — Migrant labourers are believed to be the biggest carriers of tuberculosis in Ludhiana. There are said to be about 5 lakh migrant labourers in the city. They mostly come from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal. The unhygienic conditions they are forced to live in make them more vulnerable to the chest diseases, mainly tuberculosis.

Farmers warned of globalisation
Ludhiana, June 30 — The Department of Agriculture organised a special training camp for farmers at the grain market here to educate them about the 'Changing scenario in agriculture and challenges ahead'. 



Timings of four trains changed 
LUDHIANA, June 30 — The Railways' Ferozepore Division has effected changes in timings of four trains. Due to the new timings the arrival and departure times of the trains at Ludhiana railway station have also been changed.

Janata Dal (S) flays power situation
LUDHIANA, June 30 — The district unit of the Janata Dal (S) has criticised the Punjab State Electricity Board for “undeclared power cuts and trippings” in the city for the past several days, making the life of the residents difficult. 

Illegal plying of buses resented
LUDHIANA, June 30 — The Congress today expressed resentment against the illegal plying of buses in the city, flouting of administration orders by the cinema owners and blatant violation of other rules and regulations by various departments and private bodies.

MCPI supports autonomy demand 
LUDHIANA, June 30 — The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has extended support to the demand for autonomy made through a resolution adopted in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. 

Without water for 10 days
SAHNEWAL, June 30 — The rural water supply to Nandpur village, near Sahnewal, has failed and people are literally without water for past 11 days.

‘Why live in such a locality?’
LUDHIANA, June 30 — Hargobindpura is a mohalla close to Samrala Chowk. Ever since it came into existence in 1973, residents have been paying house tax and other taxes to the Municipal Corporation, but getting very little in return.

A craze for stamp collection
Ludhiana, June 30 — The moment a postman delivers a letter, most of us hurriedly tear it open to get at the contents but there are some 300 Ludhianvis who are more concerned about the stamp(s) that bring(s) the letter.

Residents bid farewell to ACA
Ludhiana, June 30 — The outgoing Additional Chief Administrator (ACA) of the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) Mrs Jaspreet Talwar, announced that residents of the Urban Estates here would soon have a community centre in Phase II and plans for construction of a swimming pool at an estimated cost of Rs 30 lakh had been approved.

Trust’s plea to form Amarnath Yatra Board
LUDHIANA, June 30 — A delegation of the Bhole Bhandari Charitable Trust, comprising President Mr Rajan Gupta, Chairman, Mr Arun Lekhi, Joint Secretary, Mr Mukesh Thapar, and Mr Rishi Gupta recently called on the Additional Deputy Commissioner, J and K.

A cool day
LUDHIANA, June 30 — The strong east wind that started blowing last night around 8 continued throughout the night, resulting in a cloudy sky in the morning.

Two minor fires reported
LUDHIANA, June 30 — Two minor fires were controlled by the local fire brigade during the past 24 hours, it is reported.

Decline in sale of coolers
LUDHIANA, June 30 — Early intermittent rains which led to a relatively cool summer coupled with the preference of people for airconditioners has led to a massive fall in the sale of air coolers here. The sales are believed to have come down by about 50 per cent.

Children learn skating
LUDHIANA, June 30 — The Guru Nanak International Public School concluded a summer workshop for the tiny tots here on June30. The month-long workshop included two activities — dancing and skating.

Youth Akali Dal activist resigns
Ludhiana, June 30 — Mr Jagjiwan Pal Singh Gill, secretary general of the youth Akali Dal (YAD), today resigned from his post.


Bomb hoax in trains
Ludhiana, June 30 — A bomb hoax led to a thorough search of two trains at the Railway Station here last evening.


Yellow Pages launched
, June 30 — Tata Donnelley Limited yesterday launched Ludhiana Yellow Pages, a buyers’ guide that provides classified information about services and products. The book is expected to be out in March next year.


Job opportunities and computer institutes
LUDHIANA, June 30 — Why do students join computer institutes? According to a study conducted by Mukesh Chadha and Kreeti Aggarwal, students of the Punjab College of Technical Education, Ludhiana, the students who join these institutes are not actually into programming or professional courses, although there is a lot of scope in these courses. Most of these students work as data entry operators. This job only requires a basic knowledge of typing and some insight regarding a particular software. Due to this fact most of the students get theoretical knowledge, which has got little relevance in the industry.

Hard work, devotion led to success
LUDHIANA, June 30 — City boys and girls have proved their mettle by topping in various medical entrance exams. What took them to the top? As part of the continuing series we ask another topper the secret of his success.

Rupali tops in MBA exam
LUDHIANA, June 30 — Ms Rupali has topped the list of candidates selected by Punjab Agricultural University for admission to the master of business administration course on the basis of an entrance test. Ms Ameet Kaur Kakkar and Mr Kashmir Singh have obtained second and third positions, respectively.


Pimples — a skin-deep problem Ludhiana
June 30 — Madhu was very upset because just a week before her marriage a fresh crop of pimples (acne) had appeared on her face. They were likely to get worsened when she would undergo facial on her wedding day.


PSEB staff concerned over financial crisis
LUDHIANA, June 30 — The Employees Federation of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today expressed grave concern over financial crisis and deteriorating work culture in the board and attributed the same to rampant corruption and increasing tendency towards power theft among majority of consumers. The situation was further precipitated due to faulty policies of the PSEB mismanagement and certain employees’ bodies in the recent past, the federation deserved.


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