Friday, July 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Multi-storey complex violates building rules
LUDHIANA, July 13 — A commercial complex, comprising kitty halls and a rooftop revolving restaurant, under construction in the main Model Town market here, is alleged to have committed gross violation of building bylaws, in addition to creating a nuisance for the large number of residents in the locality.
The multistorey hall-cum-commercial complex in Model Town, Ludhiana

Tariff revision exercise a sellout,
allege PSEB engineers

LUDHIANA, July 13 — The issue of power tariff revision continues to be hotly debated, with the industry making it clear not to take things lying down, while the PSEB engineers alleging that the decision was a sellout and the PSEB management had bowed down to a powerful lobby of industry, enjoying tacit support of the state government.

Victim's parents suspect no foul play
LUDHIANA, July 13 — The controversy surrounding the death of the 17-year-old girl at the house of her foster-father, a councillor in Nari Kalan village, has deepened further with the parents of the victim refusing to give any statement against the suspect.



Possession of plot after 18 years
LUDHIANA, July 13 — A city resident will finally get possession of a 500 sq. yard plot booked by him about 18 years ago in Atam Nagar Colony as the District Consumer Redressal Forum has directed the Atam Nagar Co-Operative House Building Society to give possession to the resident within a month.

Transfers of doctors biased: PCMS
LUDHIANA, July 13 — The PCMS Association has condemned the "partial" attitude of the Punjab Health Minister, Dr Baldev Chawla, in the recent mass transfers of doctors. About 1,000 doctors have Been transferred under the drive of rationalisation of specialists' posts. In the process, a large number of doctors were harassed, it alleged.

Appeal to implement traffic rules
LUDHIANA , July 13 — The Indian Crime Prevention Society has appealed to the Punjab Government to implement the Punjab and Haryana High Court directives on traffic rules. These have to be strictly followed by scooterists and motor cyclists as far as wearing of helmets is concerned.

Farmers’ training camp
LUDHIANA, July 13 — A special farmers’ training camp was organised at Doraha by the state Agriculture Department as part of a special campaign to prepare farmers to face the implications and challenges ahead due to the implementation of GATT and WTO proposals.

Fund crisis halts NCC’s march
LUDHIANA, July 13 — Brig R.K. Mehra, Deputy Director General of the NCC (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh) today criticised the Punjab Government for keeping the NCC low on its priority list and not providing it with sufficient funds.

Laser Week at VLCC
LUDHIANA, July 13 — Vandana Luthra’s ‘Curls and Curves’ has organised a Laser Week from July 12 to July 18. During this, people would be made aware of the use of soft cosmetic laser in various international beauty treatments for problems like acne, alopecia areata (balding in patches), skin pigmentation, wrinkles under-eye bags and wound healing.

Pickle time is here agains
LUDHIANA, July 13 — Now is the time if you want to make home-made mango pickle for the year.

Cooking course for girls
LUDHIANA, July 13 — The third free cooking course for girls by Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha will commence on July 17 at Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir here, according to Mr Naresh Goyal, Press Secretary, Mandir Sabha.

City theatre groups lack patronage
This megacity does not appear to have witnessed much theatre movement in the past two decades. however, there is a lot of enthusiasm whenever a good play is staged in Punjabi Bhavan, PAU or other educational institution. Thereafter, there is a long period of lull, seldom broken by the staging of a play.


Two arrested for accepting bribe
LUDHIANA, July 13 — The Vigilance Bureau has arrested a Junior Engineer and a sub-divisional clerk in the Public Works Department on charges of accepting a bribe of Rs 2400.

Husband, in-laws booked
LUDHIANA, July 13 — A woman has accused her husband and in-laws of harassing her for dowry. She has also accused her father-in-law of trying to establish illicit relations with her.


Concentration brought them rewards
LUDHIANA, July 13 — 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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