Thursday, July 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



MC meeting adjourned amidst high drama
BJP, Cong councillors trade charges
LUDHIANA, July 5 — The general House meeting of the Municipal Corporation witnessed uproarious scenes, trading of charges between BJP and Congress councillors, angry speeches by a section of BJP concillors, BJP councillors and others holding demonstration outside the office of the Municipal Corporation Commissioner. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

BJP councillors and others holding demonstration outside the office of the Municipal Corporation Commissioner. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Industry to agitate against power hike
, July 5 — The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has expressed dismay at the arbitrarily announced hike in power tariff for industry and has called upon Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to review the tariff hike of 17 per cent for medium supply consumers, failing which the trade and industrial associations would resort to a statewide stir.


  Cinema owners flay admn move
LUDHIANA, July 5 — The police raids on certain cinema halls in the city yesterday allegedly showing indecent and obscene movies has drawn a howl of protest from the owners of the cinema houses who have made it clear that they would be left with no alternative but to close down if the district administration continued to "harass" them in this fashion.
BKU defends free power to farmer
LUDHIANA, July 5 —The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) has sharply reacted to the uproar against free power supply to the agricultural sector, saying it was engineered by persons with vested interests, including rich industrialists.

What is purpose of police probes ?
, July 5 — Why does the police mark inquiries into cases registered against certain political bigwigs? Is it a way of dilly-dallying and aimed at exonerating the 'chosen ones'?

Ludhianvis’ obsession with Net
LUDHIANA, June 5 — For almost six hours a day Rahul Gupta, a BA student, can be spotted at a local cyber cafe. Chatting on the Internet is his favourite pastime. He holds the record of sitting for 14 hours at a stretch in this cafe. 


Where have all animal lovers gone ?
LUDHIANA, July 5 — For the past one week residents of the colonies around Sat Pal Prashar Park near Shingar Cinema on the Samrala road have been watching an unusual pitiable sight. A tan-coloured male calf is battling for life and death under a shady tree in a corner of the park .

Fortune-telling a big business
LUDHIANA — Fortune-telling has become a big business these days. There is no dearth of astrologers, palm readers and horoscope interpreters in the city.

Removal of liquor vend sought
LUDHIANA, July 5 —The Postal Department of the city has strongly opposed the opening up of a liquor vend outside the Mini Secretariat which is adjacent to the Head Post office building on the Ferozepore road.

Foot bridge dismantling creates a host of problems
It was hindering smooth flow of water: authorities
LUDHIANA, July 5 — It was just a foot bridge or a ‘puli’ in common man’s parlance but it connected the people living across the Budha Nullah in more than one dozen localities like Upkar Nagar, Kundan Puri, Prem Nagar, Bindranban Road and Deep Nagar on left side and Pritam Nagar, Chander Nagar, Hargobind Nagar, Aman Vihar, New Chander Nagar and Civil City on the right side of the nullah.

T.S. Anand honoured
LUDHIANA, July 5 — Dr T.S. Anand of the Department of English, G.G.N. Khalsa College, has been unanimously elected as General Secretary of the Indian Association for American Studies in the elections held at Madurai, Kamraj University, recently.

A successful woman entrepreneur
LUDHIANA: If there is a woman behind every successful man, Mrs Neera Mago (48) is a perfect example of this phenomenon.

PSEB told to refund amount
LUDHIANA, July 5 — The District Consumer Redressal Forum here has directed the PSEB to refund an amount of Rs 1293 along with 12 per cent interest to Mr Jit Lal, a resident of Bhai Manna Singh Nagar, Chowni Mohalla, here which was recovered against the rules from the consumer.

Firemen given cash prizes
LUDHIANA, July 5 — The Joint Commissioner, Mr Harjinder Singh, who looks after the local Fire Brigade, was awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000 by the Corporation Commissioner, Mr S.S. Sandhu, here today, in recognition of the job done in controlling a big fire that broke out in S.K. Tangri Hosiery, New Kidwai Nagar, on January 22.

Astrologers’ meet
LUDHIANA, July 5 — Astrology pandits met here yesterday with the aim of getting astrology recognised as a Science and removing general misgivings about the subject.

Ban migrant labour, says SSF
LUDHIANA, July 5 — The Sikh Students Federation (Mehta), has urged the state government to impose a ban on the arrival of migrant workers to Punjab and conduct a thorough screening of those already settled in the state, for what it described as a spate of violence, robberies and other criminal activities in the state.

Home gardening tips  
The concrete of the building has to be softened with greenery. As the hedges are grown outside the boundary wall, the inside face remains hard. Grow the self-clinging climber, the ficus species vine. Growing for many years even outside the room walls it has never caused a seepage or dampness.


Man murdered by colleagues
LUDHIANA, July 5 — A man was killed allegedly by his colleagues on the suspicion that he was “poisoning” the ears of their employers against them.

Undertrial hurt while trying to flee
LUDHIANA, July 5 — An undertrial was injured while trying to escape from the police van while being taken from the courts to the jail.


‘Aim high for success’
, July 5 — City boys and girls have proved their mettle by topping in various exams. What took them to the top? As part of the continuing series we ask another topper the secret of his success.

PAU among the top varsities
By virtue of its high academic standards, credible research achievements and effective transfer of technology programmes, Punjab Agricultural University is ranked among the top agricultural universities/institutes of the country.

B.Ed admissions in PAU
, July 5 — The process of admission to B.Ed in Punjab Agricultural University is on these days. Even though there are just 25 seats, many candidates have applied for the admission.


“Hum ek, hamara ek”
Every new day begins with a glance at the newspaper, three English dailies, a Hindi and a Punjabi paper. Well what catches your eye, on page one, and on the last page? Centres for treatment of the childless couples, precisely “Infertility centres”.


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