Thursday, August 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Hike in digging charges may hit phone project
, Aug 23 — The decision of the state Department of Local Bodies to hike charges of digging the roads belonging to the municipal corporations in the state for laying of telephone cables was made to end reckless digging work by the Telecom Department. B

Creativity, gaiety mark Janmashtami
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Lord Krishna today arrived in the city to a rousing reception. People who were busy for so many days preparing themselves for this grand and pious occasion, displayed their creations in an aesthetic manner.

A portion of a Kidwai Nagar park that has been allegedly encroached upon. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A portion of a Kidwai Nagar park that has been allegedly encroached upon. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma



  Lack of civic amenities angers Kidwai Nagar people
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Residents of Kidwai Nagar (Trust Flats) in the city are up in arms against the civic body over the neglect of the colony and lack of civic amenities. The residents, having exhausted the means to elicit a positive response from the civic administration as well as the area councillor, have threatened to come out on the road and agitate to secure justice, which has been denied to them, they allege.


Widow takes husband’s work to new heights
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — “Never act like a loser,” says Ms Meera Puri to every woman. “If you do, nobody will stand by you. But, if you face the situation boldly and with determination, everybody will come to your aid... to encourage you... to cheer you on till you overcome the difficulty.”

Pak gurdwaras should be under SGPC: Hit
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — The Delhi Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee chief, Mr Avtar Singh Hit, yesterday reiterated his demand for handing over the management of the Gurdwaras in Pakistan to the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee. He said, the Government of India should take the issue seriously as it did not concern only the Sikh community, but the entire nation.

Slum kids are malnourished: study
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Children living in the slum areas of Ludhiana have been found to suffer from acute malnutrition, making them more vulnerable to various diseases. Both economic and social reasons are responsible for the malnutrition among these children.

Ashi endeavours to bring families together
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Parents marry off their girls with great fondness and give them everything possible to make them happy. But for some, the dream turns sour as soon as they enter their new home. As in the case of Priyanka, a post-graduate in science. A charming girl with a baby of two months in her arms, she was forced to stay away from her husband by her in-laws.


Case registered after 7 months
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — A woman of Sekhewal village in this district has finally got some return to her rounds of the offices of the district police officials as the Basti Jodhewal police today registered a case against an industrialist accused of kidnapping two children of the woman, besides misbehaving with the mother.

20 bottles of liquor seized
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Twenty bottles of illicit liquor have been seized from Jaswant Singh, alias Banta, a resident of Rampur village during a special checking operation by the Payal police.


Punjab bandh a damp squib
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — The call for Punjab bandh given by some trade and industrial associations proved to be a damp squib. Most business and industrial establishments functioned as usual today.

Industry criticises power tariff hike
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India and its affiliated associations held a meeting today under the chairmanship of its president, Mr Joginder Kumar, to take stock of the situation after the power tariff hike, increase in minimum charges and meter charges.

ST rates on furnace oil baffle industry
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has sharply reacted to the confusion created by conflicting statements of Punjab ministers over reduction in sales tax rates on furnace oil.

University-industry interaction
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Advances in information technology will enable free flow of knowledge, and scientific research making the world a global village. This will ultimately lessen import restrictions and lead to a business environment which will lead to a quantum jump in economic growth. 

Online yellow pages launched
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Indiacom Directories Ltd, publisher of yellow pages, has launched India, a database portal, which will provide access to information on all products and services of various cities of the country.


PAU introduces IT course
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Punjab Agricultural University has introduced a postgraduate diploma course in information technology. The decision has been taken in view the significance of information technology in research, teaching and extension education. This course has been designed specially for the PAU graduates. They can improve their chances of getting jobs after finishing this course.

PAUTA team returns for third time
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Dr Hari Singh Brar defeated his rival Dr R. S. Brar by 457 votes for the post of President in PAUTA election. He and his team made a clean sweep of the elections. It is for the third consecutive year that his group has maintained control over PAUTA.


A beautician’s beautician
, Aug 23 — A beauticians’ seminar and hair style make-up show was organised yesterday by Grace Beauty Clinic and Institute at the Maharaja Regency. Mr Kishor Thakkar, a star make-up consultant and hair stylist of Bollywood spoke on various aspects of the subject. Mr Thakkar also gave some tips on the latest bridal make-up, colorful designers bindis, saree draping, short and long hair styles (both artificial and real) and make-up for various types of skin.

Painting exhibition in Sobha Singh’s memory
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — An inter-class painting competition and exhibition was held yesterday in memory of Sobha Singh at the Government College for Women. More than 80 students from various classes took part in the competition. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr Harbir Singh Bhanwar, a relative of Sobha Singh.


National Games preparation reviewed
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Money poses no problem for the holding of National Games scheduled for March 2001. The Union Government has deposited Rs 18.5 crore and a number of private companies have contacted the organising committee of the games for sponsoring the event.

Gagandeep to lead Ludhiana colts
LUDHIANA, Aug 23 — Punjab Ranji Trophy player and medium pacer, Gagandeep Singh, has been named the captain of the Ludhiana under-19 team for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy inter-district tournament to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association.

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