Saturday, July 15, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Appointment today, farewell tomorrow
LUDHIANA, July 14 — In an unusual case of ' hi and bye', 10 residents of this city who enjoyed the privilege of being Telephone Advisory Committee members of the local telecom circle for just a couple of days instead of the two-year term were accorded the customary farewell.

ST on furnace oil reduced
LUDHIANA, July 14 — A deputation of the CICU headed by its President, Mr Inderjit Singh Pardhan, met Capt. Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, yesterday in Chandigarh.

No traffic rules, I am a beast! An elephant coming through the wrong side of the road under Doomorian Pul in Ludhiana on Friday. — photo by Rajesh Bhambi
No traffic rules, I am a beast! An elephant coming through the wrong side of the road under Doomorian Pul in Ludhiana on Friday. — photo by Rajesh Bhambi



Doctors, please use disposable instruments
LUDHIANA, July 14 — Last year after a free dental camp in a local school, about 10 students were tested hepatitis positive. Although the case was hushed up, the infection reportedly spread due to the use of same set of instruments for checking the dentures of all the students after dipping them in a sterilising solution.

Tension runs high in Chowni Mohalla
LUDHIANA, July 14 — The on -going tension in the Chowni Mohalla has boiled down to be nothing more than a tug- of-war between the members of the minority caste and the other majority communities.

Killers on the prowl
, July 14 — The Ludhiana police has reportedly been kept on tenterhooks by two killers who are alleged to have committed at least three murders in the city during the past fortnight.


‘Post-harvest losses need to be reduced’
LUDHIANA, July 14 — Value addition and reduction in post-harvest losses will be tackled for the prosperity of the farming community, said members of the Institute Management Committee of Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, at their meeting held on Wednesday.

Which officer do you like — BBC or CBC?
, July 14 — Lower-rank officials of the administration, who are pestered for information by a snoopy old hack like I or probed by a younger pattarkar for an exclusive, oblige quickly, but, are scared of one thing — the ire of the big boss.

Of single mothers
July 14 — Single mothers remind us of Madonna or Neena Gupta who have willingly decided to raise their children themselves.

Cell to help Sahnewal villagers
SAHNEWAL, July 14 — A grievance redressal cell will be formed to solve the everyday problems of the people of rural areas surrounding Sahnewal,

Bukhara: a success story
LUDHIANA, July 14 — Success depends on a person's ability to transform his field of activity with his ideas. One such successful story is that of Mr Gurvinder Singh Chabbra, owner of Bukhara restaurant, which has been given on lease by the Punjab Government.

School for child labourers planned
LUDHIANA, July 14 — A three-day Punjab State Awareness Workshop on elimination of child labour was inaugurated today at Students' Home of Punjab Agricultural University. The workshop has been co-organised by the All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and PAU Employees Union under the auspices of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

‘Aashi’ offers a ray of hope
LUDHIANA, July 14 — A meeting of ‘Aashi’ was held in Red Cross Bhavan on Tuesday. Mrs Bubble Sandhu, the wife of the Deputy Commissioner, chaired the meeting. Two of the cases taken up were related to the alleged callousness of men. In one, woman was forced to live in Ludhiana as her husband had allegedly tortured her both physically and mentally.

Vagaries of the English language
LUDHIANA, July 14 — The English language, though gaining popularity all over the world, remains the most unscientific. Most of the other languages are phonetically sound, like Sanskrit which is the most scientific language in the world. In Sanskrit, the words are pronounced as they are written. Hindi and other languages derived from Sanskrit are also phonetically sound.

Computer exhibition begins
LUDHIANA, July 14 — A three-day exhibition of computer products organised by Cyber Expo, the event management division of Cyber Media (India) Ltd, opened today at Ludhiana Stock Exchange.

‘Power tariff hike rational’
LUDHIANA, July 14 — The Industries Welfare Association, held a meeting here yesterday to review the raging controversy regarding the hike in power tariff by the Punjab State Electricity Board.


Bank manager trapped in vigilance net
LUDHIANA, July 14 — The Vigilance Bureau, Ludhiana Range claimed, to have achieved second consecutive success when a team comprising two DSPs, Mr Saroop Singh and Mr Saroop Singh Mann caught red handed a bank manager, Mr Anup Pal Singh Bhalla, of Punjab and Sind Bank, Sahnewal Branch, while accepting a bribe of Rs. 5000 today.

Jail inmates fight 
LUDHIANA, July 14 — A fight between two jail inmates resulted in serious injuries to one of the inmates, Mohan Singh. The injured has been admitted to the Civil Hospital for treatment. It is learnt that Bawa and Mohan Singh, both accused in different murder cases had a fight in the Ludhiana Central Jail. Bawa has been booked by the Focal Point police under Section 324 of the IPC.


Sale of ACs picks up
, July 14 — The air-conditioner sales have witnessed a phenomenal rise during the past three years in Ludhiana. Earlier, what used to be considered as a luxury for the affluent class is now a common thing for the average middle class families.

Global quality award for Safari Bikes
LUDHIANA, July 14 — Mr R.D. Sharma of Safari Bikes Ltd has been presented the XIV International Europe Award for Quality in Paris. Safari Bikes Ltd is India's first bicycle manufacturer to qualify for this award from Europe for producing and marketing a quality product.

Attractive bone china items on display
LUDHIANA, July 14 — Mr Sagar, MD of UP Ceramics and Potteries, earlier known as Hitkari Potteries, has brought a fabulous display of bone china items from Ghaziabad, which has 18,000 beautiful pieces of pottery — dinner sets, soup bowls, coffee sets and tea sets.


Quality more important than quantity
LUDHIANA, July 14 — City boys and girls have brought laurels to the city. In this continuing series, let us see how these students worked hard and what are the factors that took them to the top.

Good results by government school
, July 14 — Sahnewal Government Senior Secondary School has shown commendable results this year. Class VIII and 10+2 (commerce) results have been 100 per cent, whereas those of Class X are 99 per cent. While Manpreet Kaur has topped class VIII in the school, Ramanjit Kaur and Pushpinder Kaur have stood second.

Kids celebrate sawan
LUDHIANA, July 14 — Aao hum sawan manaein, jhumein, nachein, gaien; jhoole lein barish mein nahayein, kheer puoy khayein. Small kids at Lovely Lotus Nursery Play School, BRS Nagar, here had a nice time today as they were celebrating sawan or the beginning of the rainy season.


Family health awareness camp
SAHNEWAL, July 14 — A team of doctors of Civil Hospital, Sahnewal, organised a free family health awareness camp, under the guidance of Dr Nalini Dutta, Senior Medical Officer. This fortnightly camp aims at making people conscious of the sexually transmitted diseases and provides them with remedial measures.


MC gears up for the rainy season
LUDHIANA , July 14 — The Commissioner of the local municipal corporation, Dr S.S. Sandhu, has reviewed the arrangements for drainage of rain water in the city and the preparedness for the ensuing rainy season at a meeting attended by senior officers of the MC and the Drainage

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