Thursday, September 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Verification of land records ordered
Dalits allege usurping of land

LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — The District Development and Panchayat Office here has ordered the verification of land records of Birmi village dating back to 1972 in connection with a complaint filed by 92 Dalits of the village, alleging that certain influential persons of the village, actively supported by its panchayat, had usurped about 8 acres of land allotted to them 28 years ago.

Number fixation in lotteries goes unchecked
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — The satta operators in the lottery market here are having a field day by duping thousands of unsuspecting customers of their hard earned money, by allegedly fixing the results of the one digit and two digit lotteries.

Councillors divided on controversial issues
MC meeting adjourned
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Having failed to evolve a consensus on many controversial issues, which form the agenda of the general house meeting of the municipal corporation slated for tomorrow, the meeting has once again been adjourned for an indefinite period.

PCTE starts first-ever students’ mutual fund
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has launched the first-ever students’ mutual fund in India. With the opening of this fund, the students of the college would be able to buy and sell actual shares from the stock markets. The students have chartered out investment guidelines and they evaluate the company on its market price, profits, dividends and other factors, informed Dr K.N.S. Kang, director of the college.


Court order against school body members
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Mr B.K. Mehta, Civil Judge, Senior Division, Ludhiana, today issued an injunction temporarily restraining Mr Jagat Singh and Giani Bhagat Singh from posing and acting as secretary and member of local managing committee of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana.


SAD (B) ranks demand Bhatia's removal
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — More than 24 functionaries of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), owing allegiance to Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, have urged the party high command to expel Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, a contender for the post of district Jathedar of SAD(B), for what they said was involvement of Mr Bhatia in illegal activities, which were tarnishing the image of the party.

DYC criticises anti-people policies of govt
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — The District Youth Congress (DYC) has flayed the SAD-BJP government in Punjab for allegedly pursuing anti-people policies which had wrecked the state economy and had made lives of the people miserable.

Qualified women find it hard to sit at home
LUDHIANA, Sept 6— For 27-year-old Meetu Nayyar, a change of scene from Chandigarh to Ludhiana brought about by her wedding here late last year has been a shock. And she has been struggling ever since to come to terms with it.

Paddy transplantation without puddling
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Dr Daler Singh, an agricultural technocrat, has successfully transplanted paddy without puddling in his six-acre family farm at Ladhowal village, near here. He is presently working in the state Agriculture Department.

Cut-throat competition bane of society
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Star plus became very popular with the staging of mega buck programme Kaun Banega Crorepati. This ignited a competition among various TV channels. Numerous other shows have come up which offer lakhs. Now Zee has announced a show called Kaun Banega Dus Crorepati?

Return gifts — a costly affair 
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Children of rich and famous here celebrate their birthdays in style. Today, the birthdays are celebrated with great pomp and show, which means a day of fun, costly decorations, lavish parties and exchange of costly gifts. The latest craze with kids, children and youngsters in Ludhiana is getting and giving expensive “return gifts”. No birthday is complete without return gifts.

Stamp demanded in Beant Singh's memory
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Senior Vice-President, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, yesterday urged the Central Government to release a postal stamp in memory of Beant Singh, a former Chief Minister of Punjab.


Two book stores raided
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — The police yesterday raided two prominent book stores in the city and recovered a large number of pirated books after a complaint had been filed in this regard by the Manager of Publications Bureau, Punjab, Mr H.R. Grover.


Once bitten twice shy 
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — It is a typical case of once bitten twice shy. Hundreds of small scale industrial units running in old city and Civil Lines areas are placed in a piquant situation over the issue of seeking ‘no objection certificate’ by the Municipal Corporation to get their unauthorised enhanced load registered with the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB).

Movement of petroleum products sought
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India and Focal Point Association, Ludhiana, have condemned the government’s decision to ban the movement of petroleum products from one state to another. They alleged that this decision was helping only the vested interests and had put the consumers and the Indian Oil Corporation to heavy losses.


VC rescinds his own order
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Strange are the ways of functioning of Punjab Agricultural University. Things are apparently done and undone at the personal whims and fancies of the authorities here. The moment one gets into power in PAU, he seeks to undo all that he does not like.

Senate election fever grips teachers
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — With elections to the Panjab University Senate just 10 days away, the teaching community in the city is in the grip of the election fever these days. The city which has the maximum number of the university’s affiliated colleges is infact witnessing much vigorous campaign than Chandigarh itself as about 37 per cent of the voters belong to this place.

Annual function of SVM School
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — The annual prize distribution function of Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School was held today. Prizes were given away to the students for their outstanding achievements in academics, sports and cultural activities.

Kids learn healthy food habits
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Yesterday, pre-KG students of DAV Public School brought stuffed paranthas in their tiffins to school. Today, they had paranthas with lady’s finger. Tomorrow, they will have paneer. The menu for all days of the month has been fixed by the school authorities. This has been done to inculcate healthy food habits in children.


IMA comes to aid of ‘harassed’ doctor
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Dr Gursharan Singh, President, local chapter of the Indian Medical Association, has expressed his support to Dr Satish Arora, who is being accused of removing the kidney of a patient without his knowledge.


SDP School enter semi-final of inter-school tournament
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Sanatan Dharam Pracharak (SDP) Senior Secondary School reached the semi-final of Ludhiana Zone1 Inter-School (under-19) Cricket Tournament. SDP defeated Sanatan Vidya Mandir by six wickets in the quarter-final held here today at Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU.

Punjab ‘A’ chess team announced 
LUDHIANA, Sept 6 — Vikas Sharma, Arvinderpreet Singh and Harkamal Singh, all from Ludhiana, and Ashwani Tiwari from Jalandhar form the Punjab ‘A’ chess team, which will participate in the National ‘B’ Chess Championship, scheduled to be held at Jamshedpur (Bihar) from October 9 to 24.

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