Thursday, July 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Daler album taken off air
Pop star asked to apologise, face Akal Takht
LUDHIANA, JULY 12 — Daler Mehndi's latest music album, "Ek Dana, Do Dane," has been taken off the air with immediate effect following protests from certain Sikh organisations in Punjab and Delhi.

Man missing from police station
, July 12 — A case of alleged illegal detention of Sunil Kumar Gupta (37) by the Khanna city police has come to light.

Ghanta Ghar beautification project remains

LUDHIANA, July 11 — A two-year old beautification project around Ghanta Ghar, a monument of the city, remains still-born. 

No salary cut for strike period
LUDHIANA, July 12 — No salary cut will be imposed on teachers in non-government colleges for the strike period of 26 days. This was confirmed to the office bearers of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) by Mr G.P.S. Sahi, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, in a recent meeting.

Students accuse HoD of accepting bribe
LUDHIANA, July 12 — The authorities at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) have been accused of trying to hush up a case relating to complaints against a senior professor and head of a department for taking inducements from the students to get them through in the examinations.



Small-scale units threaten stir
LUDHIANA, July 12 — The representatives of small-scale industries today accused three big industrialists of the state, Mr SP Oswal, Mr Inder Mohan Singh Grewal and Mr Amarjeet Goyal, of misleading the government and betraying the small industry for their vested interests. They alleged the “big three” had managed to restrict the hike in power tariff for the heavy industry to 8 per cent only, while for the small industry the hike was 17 per cent.

Schools to join war against drugs
LUDHIANA, July 12 — The district administration here has, in association with a number of non-government organisations, announced holding of seven training camps for teachers of various schools as part of its programme to check the menace of drug abuse, especially among the youth, in the city.

Luck smiles on burns victim
ukhwinder Singh (20), alias Goldy, of Araicha Kalan village near Doraha, was working as a helper in a motor workshop at Doraha when he sustained third degree burns on his left leg in January this year.

'Withdraw case against Surjewala'
LUDHIANA, July 12 — The District Youth Congress has urged the President, Mr K.R. Narayanan, to ask the Haryana Government to withdraw the criminal case registered against the Indian Youth Congress President, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala.

After film stars, it's turn of Ludhianvis
LUDHIANA, July 12 — Mirror, mirror on the wall;
Who is the fairest of them all?
It is probably with this question in mind that a large number of women flock to Indira Manchanda. And she ensures that each of her customers goes back satisfied.

Free eye camp on July 15
LUDHIANA, July12 — The Rural Hospital Welfare Society Mansuran in association with the Bhai Ghanaiya Ji Seva Sanstha (Haibowal) will organise a free eye operation camp at Nurpur Bet on July15. Medicines and spectacles for the patients operated upon will be provided by the society.

Gagat elected president
LUDHIANA, July 12 — Mr Hans Raj Gagat, a trade union leader, was elected President of the Joint Action Committee of all Municipal Corporation and Municipal Committee Employees’ Unions of Punjab in a state-level convention of MC employees’ unions held here.

'Withdraw case against Surjewala'
LUDHIANA, July 12 — The District Youth Congress has urged the President, Mr K.R. Narayanan, to ask the Haryana Government to withdraw the criminal case registered against the Indian Youth Congress President, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala.

PSEB to pay token compensation
LUDHIANA, July 12 — The District Consumer Redressal Forum has awarded a ‘token’ compensation to a PSEB consumer who was wrongly charged by the board.

Honour for progressive fish farmer
LUDHIANA, July 12 — Darshan Singh Tibiba has been chosen for Jagjivan Ram Kisan Puruskar, 1990. The award presentation ceremony will be held on July 17 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The award includes a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a citation.

‘Expectations not met’
LUDHIANA, July 12 — The state Bhartiya Janata Party president, Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, said today, the Badal government had yet to come upto the expectations of people. He said the government was yet to provide a corruption-free administration and there was no coordination between the BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal workers at the grassroot level.

A passport to success
LUDHIANA, July 12 — There is a significant shift of emphasis to non-traditional courses in colleges and private institutes. BIT (Bachelor of Information Technology) is becoming one of the favourite courses for higher education. A host of institutes are offering this job-oriented course.

Three post offices to shift
LUDHIANA, July 12 — After the attachment of the ‘owned’ buildings of the Postal Department here, it is the turn of the rented buildings of the department to face closure and/or shifting.

A versatile personality
LUDHIANA, July 12 — Destiny provides opportunity and opens doors to achieve unprecedented success for some. This seems to have happened to Jyotica Verma, the winner of many a beauty contests. In the process, she has succeeded in raising the profile of the city otherwise known only for its garbage and pollution.

Traffic rules training for school students
LUDHIANA, July 12 — The Ludhiana traffic police has embarked up a novel plan to educate school students in traffic rules by providing them practical training.


Cop booked for bid to kill wife
LUDHIANA, July 12 — A police constable, along with three other family members, have been accused by his wife of attempting to kill her.


Toppers thank parents and teachers
LUDHIANA, July 12 — Boys and girls have brought laurels to the town in examinations. In this continuing series, we try to find out how these students worked and what took them to the top.


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