Saturday, August 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Gloom, anger mark the bandh in city
, Aug 4—Cutting across party and religious lines, people belonging to different sections of society here today joined the nation in mourning and condemning the killing of Amarnath yatris and others on Tuesday night by the militants in the Kashmir valley.

PUDA introduces computerised single-window service
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) will endeavour to become a client-friendly organisation. In the present context, it was necessary for the nodal agency, responsible for planned and regulated urban development, to not only provide plots and houses to meet the ever increasing demand, but also to make available efficient service in such a manner that the customer was both satisfied and delighted.

Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister Upinderjit Kaur inaugurates computerised single window service at the PUDA complex in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister Upinderjit Kaur inaugurates computerised single window service at the PUDA complex in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Liquor cartels to end price war
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — The current price war between the Garcha cartel and the new syndicate may come to an end, according to indications available here today.


City observes ‘black day’
August 4, 2000
Traders protest against killing of Amarnath pilgrims
August 3, 2000
Falling water table not due to paddy sowing
August 2, 2000
Pardis behind spate of robberies
August 1, 2000
30 injured in mishap near Laddowal
July 31, 2000
Park or parking? — A contentious issue
July 30, 2000
9000 undertrials in Punjab jails
July 29, 2000
Kaale Kachchewale kill man, 
injure wife

July 28, 2000
Kapil to lose award if found guilty
July 27, 2000
Report recommends adoption of computer education in schools
July 26, 2000
Minor girl sold off for Rs 20,000
July 25, 2000
Vigil to be stepped up at railway station
July 24, 2000

‘Declare Pak a terrorist state’
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — Members of the District Taxation Bar Association (Sales Tax), Ludhiana, observed a bandh today in protest against the gruesome killings of Amarnath pilgrims and others in J and K on Wednesday.

Dalit families get residential plots
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — After a long wait of more than 46 years, 83 Scheduled Caste families of Manuke village in this district, received residential plots measuring 100 sq. yards each, carved out of the panchayat land. 

S.N. Ranade award for U.S. Sadana
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — Dr U.S. Sidana, a soil scientist, has been awarded S.N. Ranade Memorial Award for excellence in micronutrient research for the year 2000-2001 by the Shobhana Shrikrishana Ranade Memorial Trust Pune.

Jawan cremated with full honours
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — The mortal remains of Havaldar Jaswant Singh of 118 Engineers Regiment, who sacrificed his life fighting insurgents at Badipur in Jammu and Kashmir, was cremated with full military honours at his native village, Talwandi Kalan, 30 km from here, today.

Boat Club cries for attention
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — Lying closed for the past almost three years, the Children’s Boating Club in the Nehru Rose Garden here is crying for attention.

he first week of August started ominously with the news of killing of residents along with innocent pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra. Though the incident took place in J and K, yet strong tremors of this incident were felt in Ludhiana too. Mr Gul Singh of the city lost his life in the carnage.

Course for young farmers
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 —A three-month training course for farmers between the age group of 20-25 has begun at PAU recently.


Workshop on statistical process control
LUDHIANA, August 4 — A workshop on statistical process control and process capability was organised by the CII (northern region) here today.

A touch of technical magic
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — He can change the colour of a groom’s dress. He can play with the make-up of a bride. Then he can make both of them sit on the moon. Sonu is not a magician. He uses computer programmes to make alterations and give desirable digital effects to the video and still images produced at the time of weddings.


B.Ed. entrance test results amidst chaos
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — There was a mad rush of the B.ED seat aspirants at Panjab University Extension Library and the Malwa College of Education here in the city today as the results of the entrance examination held recently was available at these places.

Inter-school quiz contest held
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — Reynolds Quiz Whiz, an inter-school quiz contest, was held at Guru Nanak Public School here today. More than 250 teams, each comprising two contestants, from 15 schools of the city participated in the quiz.


Mixing tradition with modernity
LUDHIANA, Aug 4 — Trendy fashion designers today are picking up ideas and objects from Indian mythology. Be it a painter, sculptor or a dress designer, everyone seems to be using mythological symbols in his or her creations. Various gods from the Hindu pantheon are, now-a-days, cropping up in the work of different designers. This culture seems to have inspired the people of Ludhiana as well. 


Need to guard against AIDS’
LUDHIANA, Aug 3 — Today India has every reason to be cautious about the increasing number of HIV positive, AIDS and hepatitis B cases. Even the WHO has declared India the capital of AIDS.


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