Saturday, August 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Consolatory return after unceremonious exit
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — Seventeen persons of the city who had an unceremonious one day affair as members of the Telephone Advisory Committee of the Local Telecom Circle have been finally accommodated by the Ministry of Communication and had taken over as the members of the same committee for the next two years.

MLA accused of shielding accused
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — For 17-year-old Aarti and her 15-year-old brother Vishal, getting justice seems to be a dream. The two children have filed a case of abetment to suicide against their mother's lover for leading both their parents to end their life by causing them extreme mental agony.

‘Defective goods sold can be returned’
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — The shopkeepers’ practice of mentioning ‘goods once sold can not be taken back’ on the cash memos amounts to unfair trade practice.

The accommodation commotion at PAU 
Dilapidated quarters, muddy water supply

LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — Punjab Agricultural University is short of accommodation for its staff, particularly the teachers. Against about a few thousand employees of the university, there are only 325 residential quarters. Given the paucity of funds, there is no scope for fresh construction in near future.

ADC talks tough at sangat darshan
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.R. Kaler, today issued a stern warning to officers of various departments to solving various problems raised by people at the weekly sangat darshan.



‘FCI to procure grain from Punjab mandis’
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — The Punjab Food and Civil Supply Minister, Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, today sought to set at rest the controversy over the procurement of foodgrain in the state by the Food Corporation of India (FCI).


Badal appeals religious sects to spread education
TALWANDI KHURD (LUDHIANA), Aug 25 — Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has called upon religious and social organisations to come forward and help in spreading education in rural areas.

KBC hits night business
KHANNA, Aug 25—The TV serial, Kaun Banega Crorepati, anchored by Amitabh Bachchan, which has badly affected the other TV channels by drawing maximum viewership and advertisements has also affected the general lifestyles of the public.

Barsi Mela of Baba Gajju Ji
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — The Barsi Mela of Baba Gajju Ji Thapar will be held on August 29 at the samadhi premises in Gurdev Nagar.


Student assaulted for appearing in exam
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — A student was allegedly assaulted by fellow students for appearing in an examination that was boycotted by them.

Tata steel page updated
LUDHIANA, Aug 25—Tata Steel yesterday launched a customer page on its web site


Teachers to protest on Teachers' Day
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — University and college teachers all over the country have decided to observe Teachers' Day as 'Anti-Betrayal Day' to protest against "the betrayal by the HRD Minister."

Talent search contest at KVM School
, Aug 25—An inter-house talent search contest for the students of Kundan Vidya Mandir was organised for the middle section and the senior section on August 23 and 24 respectively. Raman house was declared first in the middle as well as in the senior section.


Basketball teams announced
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — The Punjab sub-junior basketball teams for the national championship scheduled to be held from August 28 to September 1, were announced by Mr Teja Singh, General Seceretary, Punjab Basketball Association (PBA) in a press note issued here today.

Inter-school rifle shooting contest
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — The first Punjab State Inter-School Championship organised by the District Rifle Shooting Association (DRA) began today at the KVM school, here. The meet will continue till August 27.

TT tourney from August 26
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — The fourth North Zone Inter-Medical Table Tennis Tournament organised by the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, will be held here from August 26 to August 28.

Team for National Handball Championship declared
LUDHIANA, Aug 25 — The Punjab junior girls handball team for the National Handball Championship scheduled to be held at Imphal (Manipur) from August 28 to September 2, was announced by Mr S. S. Channy, president, Punjab Handball Association (PHA), in a press note issued here today.



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