Tuesday, September 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



College girls, leaders active in flesh trade
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — Prostitution is thriving in Ludhiana. About 150 sex workers live here who do business outside the town as well.

Large haul of drugs seized
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — The Dehlon police has achieved a major breakthrough with the arrest of two drug traffickers and recovery of some weapons and 13 bags of poppy husk, weighing three quintals, hidden in 235 sacks containing cattlefeed during a special naka on
September 2.

The Dehlon police along with the seized weapons and accused Gurdeep Singh (inset) in Ludhiana. The Dehlon police along with the seized weapons and accused Gurdeep Singh (inset) in Ludhiana.

District Attorney booked for murder bid
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — The police has registered a case against the District Attorney of Ludhiana and about 20 other persons for attempt to murder, threatening and illegal carrying of arms.


  Arjuna Awardee feels discontented
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — Tara Singh, an Arjuna Awardee, is a nine-time national champion in weightlifting. He has created new national records 38 times and is the first weightlifter to win two medals since 1951 in the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi. 

Government pensioners stage dharna
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — In response to a call given by the Punjab Government Pensioners Association, a large number of pensioners sat on a dharna in the Mini Secretariat here today and later submitted a memorandum in support of their pending demands.

Sikh League upset over Takht dictum
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — The Sikh league yesterday expressed its surprise over the dictum issued by the Akal Takht head priest, imposing an indirect ban on all deliberations in connection with the Dasam Granth of Guru Gobind Singh.

Symbol of religious devotion
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — A three-century-old shrine of Baba Gajjuji Thapar located in Gurdev Nagar here is not only a symbol of religious devotion but also of immense historical significance.

Kharif support price ‘inadequate’
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — Hundreds of farmers, led by the district President of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Mr Jagir Singh Nurpur, staged a dharna in front of the mini Secretariat here today to protest against the inadequate minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, cotton and other kharif crops and to focus on other demands of the farming community.

‘Plan modern gaushalas’
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — The Animal Welfare Board of India, a wing of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has called upon the non-government organisations to set up modern gaushalas with the financial-aid provided by the board.

Inquiry ordered
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has ordered an inquiry under para 39 (b) of the Manual for the Superintendence and Management of Prisons in Punjab to probe the circumstances leading to the escape of convict Tajinder Singh, alias Bhola, from Central Jail, Ludhiana, on February 16.

Unforgettable Sudha Sen
UNJAB and Bengal, western and eastern provinces of the British India, respectively, suffered a similar fate. What the East India Company did in Bengal in 1757 (Battle of Plassey) was more cunningly repeated in Punjab a century later (annexation of the Punjab in 1849). Again, after another 100 years, India faced Partition. Both Punjab and Bengal suffered as provinces. Both lost their bigger parts. If geography separates Bengal from Punjab by about a 1000 miles, history unites both emotionally, academically, economically and in many more ways.

Mobile maintenance workshop at PAU
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, flagged off a mobile maintenance workshop to give quick service to the campus residents for the repair of electrical and other installations in their houses.


2 booked for selling off PUDA land
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — The police has booked two persons for illegally selling off plots from a piece of land allotted to them by PUDA and without obtaining a licence.

Computer stolen from PAU office
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — A computer has reportedly been stolen from the Forestry Department of the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, recently.


Teachers’ Day goes mod
For the past one week, school and college students have been crowding gift shops here, searching for the best greetings and other gift items for their favourite teachers.

A day of reflection for teachers, students
LUDHIANA, Every school will be singing paeans of praise to the teachers on Teachers Day. Teachers will be paid compliments and many students will pay them tributes and praise them by terming them ‘‘nation builders’’ and so on and so forth. Teachers will be given flowers and cards, cultural programmes will be organised and teachers in return will thank the students. And another Teachers Day would pass without any gain either for teachers or for students.

A good teacher gives his best
A good teacher gives us his or her unconditional love without labelling students good or bad, clever or dull, hardworking or lazy, rich or poor because the latter are very much his or her own. He is a positive person, an optimist, has full self-control and does not display anger. He practises what he preaches.

Computer centre inaugurated
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — Infopark, an institute of computer education, was inaugurated by Dr D. J. Singh, Deputy Director, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, at the Focal Point here yesterday.

ICAR grant for PAU
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has sanctioned Rs 7.14 crore to Punjab Agricultural University for the payment of arrears of the revised UGC scales to the teachers for the year 1996-97. 

Consumer court penalises contractor
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — The three-year-long determination of a retired professor finally paid off when an overcharging parking contractor was penalised by the consumer court.


City youth dance till dawn
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — At Hotel Park Plaza, venue of the Night of the Bat bash sponsored by a liquor company, a huge crowd was there to dance to the tunes of DJ Bhanu.

Counselling can help heart patients
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — Coronary heart disease is emerging as a major health problem in the city. This is mostly because of the lifestyle and food habits of the people here.


Tandon inaugurates MC website
LUDHIANA, Sept 4 — The Municipal Corporation has achieved a distinction of becoming the first civic body in the state to have its own website which was formally inaugurated by the Punjab Minister for Local Bodies, Mr Balramji Das Tandon, here. Mr N.K. Arora, Principal Secretary, Local Government, Mr J.B. Goyal, Director Local Bodies, the city Mayor Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, the MC Commissioner, Dr S.S.Sandhu, and other senior civic officers were present.



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