Plant hoppers attack paddy crop
LUDHIANA, Aug 29 — Dr N.S.
Buttar, in charge PAU clinic has informed that during the third week of August, samples of paddy suffering from while backed plant hopper were brought by farmers from Bilaspur
(Moga), Gagra, Majri, Rauni, Kila Raipur and Sidhwan Bet (Ludhiana), Raisar (Sangrur), Goniana (Bathinda) and
Ganjuan/Fazilka (Ferozepore) in the clinic for the diagnosis and remedial measures.
Engineers criticise Electricity Bill 2000
LUDHIANA, Aug 29 — Power engineers at a recently meeting with Power Secretary, Government of India, criticised the proposals of the Electricity Bill 2000. This was stated by M.S.
Bajwa, president, PSEB Engineers Association of the All India Power Engineers Association in a press release today. The representatives of the all-India Power Engineers, the Institution of Engineers and the Confederation of Officers of Government of India participated in the meeting.
‘Kid’ mom seems happy at child's death
24-year-old hearing-impaired woman, is a mother of one, though she looks like a kid herself. Her story seems unbelievable, but is true. After birth, she was thrown in a rubbish bin. Two sadhus, who were passing by, heard her cries and picked her up. They decided to bring her up, but found it a tough job.
A journey through realm of terror
LUDHIANA, MEMORIES always leave an indelible mark on one’s mind. Fiftythree years have passed since the country was partitioned. I was at that time 15 years old and had appeared in the matriculation examination. I fully recollect that we left our home in Khanewal tehsil of Multan district. Though we belonged to
Mianwali, a place populated predominantly by Muslims and Pathans, my father shifted to Khanewal as he was Reader to the DSP there.
AISSF activist honoured
LUDHIANA, Aug 29 — A former general secretary of AISSF
(Mehta), Mr Amarjit Singh Chawla, was honoured for his services to the panth in a joint function organised by nearly 12 political, social and religious organisations at Dugri here today.
Photo ID cards for voters
LUDHIANA, Aug 29 — The voters in the Ludhiana East Assembly constituency, who had not got their photo identity cards, can do so from August 28 to September 6 at Zone Number 7 in Kidwai Nagar here.
Why did Punjab bandh flop?
THE lack of unity among industry and trade
organisations, inadequate involvement of all representative unions and untimely call on Janmashatmi festival day were the reasons behind poor response to the Punjab, bandh on August 23. The bandh call was given by Industry and Trade Forum, Punjab which claims the backing of 50 other affiliated associations. It was to protest against Punjab State Electricity Board’s decision to hike power tariff ranging between 8 and 26 per cent in July and increase in minimum charges for industrial and commercial consumers.
Time is our scarcest resource
LUDHIANA, The scarcest resource we have is our own time. An ounce of gold will not buy an ounce of time. We all have only one thing in common, a 24-hour day. Managing time is the most complex thing and each one of us has a different way to do so. Successful people know how to make the best use of time. We spoke to some of them to know how they manage it.
AISSF celebrations in Sept
LUDHIANA, Aug 29 — The All India Sikh Students’ Federation (Badal) will celebrate its 56th anniversary at Ludhiana in September, according to an announcement by the federation president, Mr Tejinder Singh Sandhu, here today.
Baba Gajju Thapar remembered
LUDHIANA, Aug 29 — Nearly 600 Thapar families along with hundreds of devotees today thronged the 300-year-old Samadhi of Baba Gajju ji Thapar at Gurdev Nagar to participate in the mela which has been held at this place every year for the past three centuries.
Beware of Western designs: Johl
LUDHIANA, Aug 29 — Mr S.S. Johl, a former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University at Patiala, yesterday warned Indian writers of Western designs to influence the Indian literature, which would be detrimental to the national interest. Dr Johl was speaking at a seminar on Gurbhajan Gill’s recently published poetry book — Agan Katha — at Amardeep Singh Shergill Memorial College,
Mukandpur, 40 km from here. The seminar was organised by the Likhari Sabha of
Jatha suggests steps
for traffic control
LUDHIANA, Aug 29 — Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha has suggested various proposals for the improvement of traffic in the city. Appreciating the actions taken earlier for better traffic control, Dr Arun
Mitra, General Secretary said, there was scope for more action.
LUDHIANA is the most affluent city of Punjab. People are loaded with money, though definitely not all. When there is no dearth of money, one wants to spend it. But where to go in Ludhiana. There are hardly any place where one can go. There are only a few good restaurants. How many times one can go there? People heaved a sigh of relief when a five star hotel came up. At least they found a way of dining out at its restaurants but for how long and how many times!