Friday, September 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


A view of the MC headquarters in Ludhiana



A view of the MC headquarters in Ludhiana Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Man using fake VIP parking sticker caught
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — The police has caught a local businessman for allegedly using a fake VIP parking sticker with the forged signatures of the Additional Director General Of Police, Security, Mr Bakshi Ram.

MC plans to have a new building 
General house meeting today

LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — The general house of the municipal corporation, which is meeting tomorrow will discuss, among other things, to have a new, spacious and easily accessible building for the civic body.

Daughter’s wish costs her dear
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — Getting her only daughter married to the latter’s beau against the wishes of all village elders has cost a woman an unending separation from her husband and displacement from her home and land.

Several dist offices attached
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — After the attachment orders of several post offices of the city by a district court, it was the turn of several district administration offices here to follow suit.



Telecom Dept told to pay compensation
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the General Manager, Telecom Circle, Ludhiana, to pay a compensation of Rs 8000 to a villager for delaying his telephone connection for more than two years.


Lurking danger on roads
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — Thousands of boys and girls here leave their homes for school or for tuition every day and their mothers keep praying for their safe return.

PPCC president predicts snap poll in February
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, Capt Amarinder Singh, today, predicted a snap poll in the state in February and said, his party was prepared to face the elections.

KBC help books swamp city
LUDHIANA, Aug 31— Kaun Banega Crorepati, Crorepati Baniye, Kheliye Aur Jitiye and Be a Millionaire by Winning TV Quiz Contests.

Best time to plant evergreen trees
LUDHIANA, Aug 31— Dr Amrik Singh Sandhu, Head, Department of Horticulture, PAU, while speaking to mediapersons said it was optimum time for the planting of evergreen fruit plants like mango, sweet orange, lime , lemon, litchi, guava, and papaya as atmospheric temperature cools down considerably and there was enough moisture in the soil.

Measures to control bollworms and whitefly
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — The surveillance and monitoring teams constituted by the PAU for assessing the incidence of pests and diseases have visited the cotton growing areas (Gurusar, Sahnewala, Gehributter, Dunewala, Bangi Deepa, Rama, Giana, Malkana, Talwandi Sabo and Jiwan Singh wala ) of Bathinda, Mansa, Moga, Faridkot, Ferozepore and Mukatsar Districts during the third week of August.

The gesture of a teacher
To be a teacher is to choose the path of renunciation. The mind is attuned to seeking knowledge and then disseminating it. Students listen spellbound to the voice that comes from the pulpit. There is a rapport between the teacher and the taught. The minds are shaped in a systematic manner. The impressions are ever-lasting and, with the passage of time, they are further ingrained. The process goes on and takes the form of a cavalcade.

A clarification


Swindler arrested
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — The anti-fraud staff yesterday arrested Bhagwan Singh, accused of cheating at least six financial institutions of around Rs 11 lakh by taking loans after submitting fake financial statements.

Traders' mixed reaction to central sops
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — There has been a mixed reaction in the local industrial circles to the sops announced by the by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for the small-scale industries at Delhi yesterday.


PAU library hit by cash crunch
LUDHIANA, Aug 31— The truncated annual budget of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has seriously affected the availability of books, periodicals and journals in M.S. Randhawa Library on the campus, undermining teaching, research and extension activities.

Teachers plan new line of action
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — An emergeny meeting of the office-bearers of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union has been called at Amritsar tomorrow to plan the next line of action as the peaceful protest dharnas have failed to move the government regarding their long-pending demands.

Principals call on minister
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — A deputation of the Joint Federation of Managements and Principals of Non-Government Colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh met the Minister for Education, Punjab, Master Mohan Lal, recently.

‘Over 30 pc college boys take alcohol’
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — In India 30 to 50 per cent college going students take alcohol and this is a major cause of academic failure among male students. Added to this, 50 to 70 per cent males and 5 to 10 per cent females are alcoholic in India.


Scintillating sitar vadan by Niladri
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — The long-awaited Virasat-2000, which sought to draw the attention of the younger generation towards the need to preserve and promote rich cultural heritage, took off yesterday by a wonderful solo performance of sitarist Niladri Kumar at Pal Auditorium, PAU.

500 patients examined
LUDHIANA, Aug 31— More than 500 patients were examined and provided medicines free of cost at a medical check-up camp organised by the Lions Club (Vishal) at Shri Krishna Charitable Hospital yesterday.


City mourns death of Amarjeet Singh Grewal
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — Mr Amarjeet Singh Grewal, a well known personality in the field of rural sports promotion, passed away early this morning. He was just 38.

Badminton teams selected
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — The District Junior Badminton Teams (boys and girls) under-19 have been selected by the Ludhiana District Badminton Association.

Trees face axe for road widening
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — The process of depleting the green cover near the Punjab Agricultural University ( PAU ) to facilitate the widening of the Shaheed Joginder Pal Pandey road began today. Twenty fully grown eucalyptus and other trees were uprooted and cut.

Ensure unbiased development: ADC
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — Mr S.R. Kaler, Additional Deputy Commissioner, today, directed the Block Development and Panchayat officers to ensure unbiased construction of roads and drains in villages of the district so that the number of such complaints reported in the weekly Sangat Darshan programme could be reduced.

PSEB withdraws power cut in morning
LUDHIANA, Aug 31 — Responding to a report on water and power scarcity in the city in Ludhiana Tribune on August 30, the PSEB has altered its power cut schedule and the cut imposed in the morning at 6 am for an hour or lesser duration has been withdrawn with immediate effect.

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