Sunday, September 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Postal employees at head office in Ludhiana feed information in computers.
Postal employees at head office in Ludhiana feed information in computers, as part of preparations for the inauguration of fully computerised postal services on Sunday.  
— Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Computerised postal services to be inaugurated today
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — Union Minister of Communication Ram Vilas Paswan will inaugurate a fully computerised Head Post Office here tomorrow.

Indian postal services software becoming popular
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — ‘Meghdoot’, a postal services software, developed in-house by the Department of the Postal Services, is becoming popular in other countries, which are placing orders to get it installed.

Precision farming can save crops
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — Scientists of Punjab Agricultural University here have stressed the need for precision farming for higher returns with less inputs. 


  Vigilance Department rewards informers
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — Under the special scheme of the Punjab Government to give cash awards for helping the Vigilance Department in nabbing corrupt officials redhanded, an amount of Rs 3.5 lakhs was distributed among 14 persons.

Extension of VDS sought
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — Mr Kirpal Singh Sagar and Mr Sukhdial Singh, General Secretary and President, respectively, of the Ludhiana Machine Tool Makers Association, have urged the Punjab State Electricity Board to extend the voluntary disclosure scheme at least for one month. 


PYC joins Sunam election campaign
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — The Pradesh Youth Congress will depute its cadres at all the polling booths of the Sunam Assembly constituency to ensure that the ruling SAD-BJP coalition government does not resort to any foul play.

Focal Point a focus of neglect
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — While the Punjab Government has been wooing the big industrial houses and NRIs to invest in the state, local industrialists are treated shabbily by government agencies. In the Focal Point the visitor is greeted by traffic jams, potholes on the roads, and slush and foul smell.

Stagnant Water
Stagnant water due to choked drains, outside an industrial unit in the Focal Point area.

An eco-dye house in your kitchen
RADITIONALLY kitchen is a place which provides you with palatable delicacies but if you have probing eyes it also has a veritable dye house with a riot of mystic eco-friendly colours waiting to be splashed on your clothes like turmeric, tea, coffee, onion, carrot, beetroot, spinach, mint, fenugreek, etc.

Punjab’s renaissance man
MR Jagdev Singh Jassowal is recognised in Punjab as a person who has influenced the politics of Malwa, especially in the Ludhiana belt.

Kisan Mela at Bullowal
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 —The first Kisan Mela organised by PAU in September was held at the Regional Research Station Ballowal Saunkhri in Nawanshahr district yesterday. 


2 held for making fake T-shirts
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — The Sahnewal police has arrested two persons on the charge of making fake branded T-shirts and selling these in Ludhiana markets and in other parts of the country.


Knitwear industry hops on to web
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — The Knitwear Club and King Infotech Software Solutions Limited (developers of the portal signed an MoU to use information technology for the knitwear industry of Ludhiana. The signatories agreed to give various services to the other party.

Industry welcomes lifting of ban
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — The Union Petroleum Ministry has lifted the ban on the inter-state movement of furnace oil. This ban was imposed on furnace oil and high-speed oil.

LSE roundup


Ghosh in search of Punjabi beauty
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — Kaushik Ghosh, a top fashion model and choreographer of India, was here today in search of young, beautiful and intelligent models.


Hepatitis B vaccination camp
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — The health education cell of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised a Hepatitis B vaccination camp at Dumra auditorium yesterday.


Inter-Convent School Cricket Tournament
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — Sacred Heart Convent School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, registered a thumping eight-wicket victory over Sacred Heart Convent School, Jagraon, to set up the title clash with Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, in the Millennium 2000 Inter-Convent School Cricket Tournament being played here.

Hockey tourney
LUDHIANA, Sept 9 — The Ramandeep team and the Prithipal team recorded victories in the Harpal Six-a-Side Hockey League tournament being organised by the PAU Hockey Club at the Astroturf stadium of Punjab Agricultural University here today.


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