Wednesday, September 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Cash-starved PAU loses interest on EPF
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — While on the one hand, Punjab Agricultural University is facing a severe financial crunch, it is understood to be loosing lakhs of rupees every month by way of interest on the employees’ contributions towards the provident fund.

Tiger died ‘unnatural’ death
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — With the post-mortem report of a fully grown-up tiger, who died mysteriously in the camp of a visiting circus in Chappar mela in Ahmedgarh town on September 3, hinting towards an “unnatural” death, the People For Animals (PFA) organisation has sharpened its attack on the circus owners.
A lion kept in a small cage in the circus allegedly against laid down specifications.
A lion kept in a small cage in the circus allegedly against laid down specifications.

  Running PG courses without MCI nod
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — Two medical colleges here are reportedly running several postgraduate courses without being approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The two colleges are being accused of keeping the students in the dark as these do not mention in their prospectus and information brochure that these courses are not recognised by the MCI.

Principal granted bail
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — The Sessions Judge, Mr. S.S. Arora, here today stayed the arrest of the office-bearers, trustees and Principal of Guru Nanak Girls College till September 15 in a bail application moved by the respondents in a FIR registered against them on charges of fraud and breach of trust.

Nothing flourishes like quackery
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — The industrial megacity, it seems, is fast emerging as a haven for the quacks who have set up their kiosks in almost all parts and are doing brisk business .

A city within a city
he PAU campus presents the look of a city within a city. Far from the madding crowd, the peaceful and quiet campus is marked by its lush greenery when the rest of the city has a high level of pollution and noise.



Parties gear up for Sunam byelection
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — The economic and planning cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has hailed the decision of the party high command in fielding Mrs Parmeshwari Devi, widow of sitting legislator Mr Bhagwan Das as party nominee from the Sunam Assembly constituency.

Paddy procurement on schedule: Mittal
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — The Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, today claimed that the state government would make arrangements for purchase of ‘each grain’ of paddy brought to the markets by the farmers. Talking to mediapersons here today, he dispelled apprehensions over procurement of paddy and maintained that the government procurement agencies were gearing up for the operations.

Shradhs bring life to halt
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — Life comes to a standstill for 15 days across the country in the month of Bhadrapad shuklpaksh. The fortnight is exclusively reserved for paying obeisance, called shradhs in the Hindu parlance, to the ancestors.

108 idols of Lord Ganesha immersed
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — Hundreds of devotees immersed 108 idols of Lord Ganesha in the Sutlej here last evening, marking the conclusion of the fortnight long Ganpati festival. The immersion was done following a shobha yatra which passed through various areas in the city.

Expert favours new farm approach
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — Mr Dan Stav, Charge-de-Affairs of Israeli Embassy in India, emphasised an integrated approach by various countries for solving their agriculture related problems.

Lok Bhalai Manch conference
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — The Lok Bhalai Party launched a frontal attack on the Akali Dal, the BJP and the Congress at its political conference at Chhapar today.

NCP dist unit dissolved
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — In keeping with the guidelines issued by the party high command, the district president of the Nationalist Congress Party, Mr Rashpal Singh Gill, has dissolved the district unit, relieving all members of the executive committee and office-bearers from their respective posts. In addition, the identity cards of all kinds, issued to the office bearers and others have been cancelled and directions have been issued to deposit these in the party office.

Telecom officers start relay fast
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — A batch of 25 junior telecom officers (JTOs) today started a three day relay fast in front of the office of the General Manager, Telecom, in support of their pending demands.

When man became beast
was born and brought up in Isru village in Ludhiana district, where my father was a doctor. Near the village were Muslim inhabitated villages — Isru Khurd, Ghamma, Ghaurala and Ghunghrali. There was peace and amity among all the villagers.


Theft in Urban Estate
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — Armed theives attacked the house of a local businessman in Sector 32, Urban Estate, last night and decamped with around 20 tolas of gold and Rs. 40,000 in cash.


Industrialists meet PSEB chief
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — Enhanced rates of minimum electricity charges are of a great concern to the industrial consumers. A large number of consumers had to pay much more than the consumption. Minimum charges should be related to contract demand instead of the connected load. Consumers’ contract with the board was the contract demand on which the entire system was designed.


Principals protest against booking of colleague
KHANNA, Sept 12 — The Association of Principals of Non-Government Colleges Affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, has protested against the “unjustified and hasty booking” of Ms J.K. Minhas, Principal, Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, on charges of cheating and forgery by the Ludhiana police.


Donate eyes, says Chawla 
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — The ESI dispensaries and hospitals in the state would be equipped with latest medical and surgical equipment, diagnostic aids and adequately stocked with medicines at a cost of Rs 6.47 crore to ensure better medical facilities to the working class.


Results of judo championship
LUDHIANA, Sept 12 — The following were the results of the Ludhiana District Judo Championship for the sub-junior boys and girls’ category which was conducted at Sargodha School, Jail road, here yesterday.


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