Saturday, August 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India




The MC swimming pool where 20-year-old Gaurav was drowned. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
The MC swimming pool where 20-year-old Gaurav was drowned. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Boy drowns in MC pool
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — A 20-year-old youth reportedly drowned in the Municipal Corporation pool near Rakh Bagh here last night. It is alleged that the life guard-cumswimming pool in charge was not present at the pool when the accident occurred.

Short of funds, PAU pays salaries from PF
Officiating VC feigns ignorance

, Aug 18 — Due to acute paucity of funds, Punjab Agriculture University here has been paying the salary to its staff from the employees provident fund account. During the past few months, the university is reported to have withdrawn over Rs 20 crore from the PF account to pay salary to the employees.

108 trees to be axed for widening road
, Aug 18 — As another jolt to the already deteriorating environment of the city, a rich green strip near Punjab Agriculture University, having as many as 108 eucalyptus and other trees is all set to pass into oblivion as the Municipal Corporation today auctioned these trees for removal to make way for four-laning of the Ludhiana- Habbowal road.


  Release Sikh youths, demands AISSF
, Aug 18 —The All-India Sikh Students Federation (Badal) has called upon the state government to initiate immediate measures for the release of the Sikh youth languishing in jails in Punjab and elsewhere for the past 15 years.


When a tragedy was averted tactfully 
I was born at Bhalwal (District Sargodha), now in Pakistan. I passed my matriculation examinations from the Panjab University, Lahore, in 1946. Then I joined S.D. College, Lahore, in 1946 to pursue further studies, but unfortunately the partition of the country followed soon after.

Grievances cells demanded
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has demanded the setting up of women’s grievances cells in the colleges affiliated to different universities of the state to combat “ruthless exploitation and harassment of women lecturers and students”.

All districts to have NRI Sabha offices
LUHDIANA, Aug 18 — With a view to solve the problems of the NRIs at the earliest, Subdivision level branches of the NRI Sabha would be set up, where proper record would kept regarding their complaints and regular follow up would be maintained with the departments concerned till the final disposal of the matter.

Farmers warned against bollworm attack
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — The surveillance teams constituted by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to survey the condition of the cotton crop and monitor the incidence of pests and disease have reported that the condition of cotton crop is good, However, the population of insect pests has started building up in the crop.

‘30 pc farm produce goes waste’ 
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, has said that in order to maintain self-sufficiency in food, we must maintain high production levels of foodgrains and at the same time control population. Dr Aulakh made these remarks while inaugurating a two-day ‘Agricultural officers workshop of rabi crops’ in the PAU auditorium here today.

Four hurt in mishaps
DORAHA, Aug 18 — Mr Mohan Singh of Aloona Miana village was seriously injured when his scooter met with an accident at Gurthali Bridge. He was rescued by the first aid team, Doraha. After being given first aid, he was taken to Sidhu Hospital, where his condition worsened. He was then shifted to DMC, Ludhiana.

Two new gram, maize varieties approved
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — The state variety approval committee at its meeting held here under the chairmanship of Capt Deep Singh Sahota, Director Agriculture, Punjab, has approved two maize and gram improved varieties evolved by scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

‘Siti Cable cashing in on KBC’
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — The Punjab Cable Operators Welfare Council has expressed resentment over the superimposition of advertisements in Star Plus mega serial Kaun Banega Crorepati for the last few days in the city.

The first Independence Day of the new millennium passed off peacefully under tight security, much to the relief of one and all. The city’s function took place at the Government College for Men. Mr Balramji Das Tondon, Minister for Local Bodies, inspected the guard of honour. The march past was followed by a cultural programme. Numerous Independence Day functions were held in various parts of the city, and in schools and colleges.

Traffic police to check cruelty to animals
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — The city traffic policemen were today sensitised on various aspects of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, in a lecture organised jointly by the People For Animals and the traffic police authorities.

City roads need repairs
have read the front page news item regarding the work having commenced on the Dhuri line Railway Bridge in Ludhiana. Really, it is a matter of immense satisfaction that a long-pending demand of the residents is going to be met ultimately.

Team inspects Khamanon mandi
KHAMANON, Aug 18 — A Punjab Mandikaran Board team led by its S.E., Mr R.S. Gill, visited the Khamanon grain market yesterday, after receiving reports about its bad condition.


Gold ornaments worth 1.5 lakh stolen
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — Gold ornaments worth over Rs. 1.5 lakh were allegedly stolen from a car parked outside a sweets shop in Ghumar Mandi last afternoon. According to the information available, Mr Davinder Singh, a resident of Major Gurdial Singh Road, had parked his car around 2 p.m.


School life vs college life
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — Classes in most of the colleges commenced two weeks ago and by now many “freshers” have realised the difference between school life and college life.


Digital sound mixing is here to stay
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — If you have five CDs of different tracks, you can create a sixth one by simply sitting in front of your computer and giving a click here and another there. You can even change a male voice to that of a female. When a singer is giving a live performance, it is possible to give effects that will make the listener feel that the song is being sung in a chorus.

Teej celebrated with pomp and show
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — A cultural programme was held today at Param Institute to mark the concluding ceremony of Teej. The girls were dressed in colourful dresses on the occasion. There was a typical Punjabi atmosphere all around and the girls sang Punjabi songs.

Ladies club holds saree competition
LUDHIANA, Aug 18 — The Ramgarhia Ladies Club organised a cotton saree competition at Hotel Marriot, Dugri, in the city today. The competition was divided into three categories. More than 20 members participated in the competition.Top

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