Tuesday, September 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Tension in Gurdwara Dakki Sahib
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Tension is brewing up in Maqsudra village, 15 km from here, following the “seizure of all routes” leading towards the Dera Gurdwara Dakki Sahib. Hundreds of followers of the dera staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office and submitted a memorandum to him seeking his intervention.

Principal booked for misappropriating funds
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — The controversy about the tussle for power in the management of the Guru Nanak Education Trust today took a new turn with the Principal of the Guru Nanak Girls College being booked along with six others in a case of breach of Trust and fraud.

One held with fake currency
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — The arrest of a local ginger trader for bringing and selling fake foreign currency here via Siliguri near the Nepal border has exposed the inefficiency of the General Railway Police in trying to contain the large-scale smuggling of goods through the Railways. The police has seized 50 American dollar bills of 100 dollar denomination, that were recently brought here by the accused in a train, last night.

CIA personnel along with the accused Gurdeep Singh (right). Fake US dollars seized by the police. — photo by Rajesh Bhambi

RPI rejects statue review panel
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — The state unit of the Republican Party of India (RPI) has rejected the Constitution Review Commission, describing it as ‘un-constitutional and 
undemocratic’. Further, the party said the commission might damage the secular fibre of the country and adversely affect the rights of the minorities and Dalits.

Idol of Maa Durga
 One of the idols of Durga made by artisans from Bengal for Navratra celebrations.— A Tribune photograph


A forgotten archaeological treasure
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Sunet, a village on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore road, which hogged headlines in the mid eighties when thousands of coins and sealings dating as back as first century A.D. were found during excavations carried out by the National Department of Archaeology Punjab, is today gradually passing into oblivion

13.51 cr for development works in city
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Punjab Finance Minster Kanwaljit Singh today promised accelerated development in the state in the next one and a half year, the period left for the completion of the tenure of the Badal government. He said this while addressing the District Planning and Development Board meeting here today.

SAD will win Sunam byelection: Tandon
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — The Punjab Local Bodies Minister, Mr Balramji Das Tandon, today claimed that the ruling SAD(B)-BJP combine would win the Sunam Assembly byelection by a big margin. Talking to mediapersons at Circuit House here, he said BJP workers were being mobilised and duties being entrusted to ensure the success of Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa, nominee of the Akali Dal.

Bengali artisans for Navaratras
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Navaratras are celebrated to worship Durga, the divine mother, to seek her blessings and guidance to follow the right path in life. Even Lord Rama invoked the blessings of Durga to destroy Ravana, the symbol of evil. The worship of Kali in Bengal symbolises the removal of darkness from the mind and imbuing it with virtue.

White-backed plant hopper may hit paddy yield
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Scientists in Punjab Agricultural University are apprehensive about attack of white-backed plant hopper. They fear that the hopper may hit the paddy yield badly.

Garcha to donate eyes
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Technical Education Minister of Punjab, has pledged to donate his eyes after his death.

The inimitable Sardar Begum
ardar Begum, mother of the legendary poet Sahir Ludhianvi, was born in the first decade of the 20th century. She was no ordinary woman. Throughout her life, she stood like a rock in the face of odds. She personified the glory of womanhood. It is a challenging task to portray her as a mother. Her maternal instinct was an inexhaustible source of energy.


Liquor seized at Chhapar before mela
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — In its efforts to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during the annual Chhapar Mela which begins tomorrow, the Dehlon police has seized over 100 litres of alcohol in the past two days.

Truth behind zero interest schemes
Sometimes zero is not always equal to zero, at least when it comes to various finance schemes prevalent in the market for cars and other consumer durables. Some facts about zero per cent interest finance schemes................

Now eco-friendly furniture
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Eco-friendly furniture will not require felling of trees any more, Sauder of America has started making furniture from waste wood.

‘Love’ and ‘hate’ Web sites flourishing
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Internet can propagate the varied emotions of love and hate. While some sites give bring people of different faiths together, there are several such sites that aim to arouse the Netizens against wrongs committed against a community. On the Internet flourish several ‘love sites’ and ‘hate sites’.


Modern vet lab for Jalandhar
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — A four-day workshop on latest advances in veterinary science for specialists of veterinary polyclinic of Punjab was inaugurated at PAU here today.

Gill is patron of symposium
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Dr S.S. Gill, Additional Director of Extension Education, Communication Centre, PAU, has been nominated patron of the national symposium on Modernising Indian agriculture in 21st century: challenges, opportunities and strategies being held on November 15 and 16 at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. 


Soothe sore throat with mulathi
ulathi or liquorice (Madhuyashti, or Glycyrrhiza glabra) famous as a household remedy for cough and cold and other chest complaints is a widely used medicine in ayurveda. Its tall erect shrub grows in northern parts of Kashmir. 

Vaccination drive by Rotary Club
SAHNEWAL, Sept 11 — Rotary Club, Doraha, has launched a programme of providing hepatitis-B vaccination to people on no profit no loss basis. Campaigning is on to make rural people aware of the deadly disease.


Teams for school games announced
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — Trials of lawn tennis, fencing and table tennis of school teams for the Inter-District School Games were held here today. Members of lawn tennis (under-19) girls' team are: Kirandeep Kaur and Kulwinder Kaur of GGSSS, Gill; Shakshi of the local RS Model School; Rajdeep Kaur and Neha of HPPSSS, Khanna. Jasvir Kaur will be the in charge of the team.

15 crore to be spent on sports
LUDHIANA, Sept 11 — The 11th sports festival in memory of Baba Kehar Das Kukaran concluded yesterday at Bhambia Kalan village in Ludhiana district. The tournament was organised by the Bhambia Kalan Sports Club.


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