Thursday, September 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Will PAU recover 4 cr loan given to Punwire ?
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Even as Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) struggles to arrange more funds to meet its financial commitments, certain injudicious investments made by the authorities last year in a public sector unit have caused it a loss of Rs 4 crore.

Liquor smugglers’ war continues
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — The attack on officials of the Excise Department by liquor smugglers in Abdullapur Basti here on Saturday and the recent arrest of a woman allegedly involved in smuggling has once again brought to the fore the troubling menace of liquor smuggling in the city and also exposed the weakness of the state government in dealing with the crime.

Principal causing fear: staff
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — More than 350 members of the teaching and non-teaching staff of Guru Nank Public School today met Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, and presented a memorandum, requesting him to direct Mr Ranjit Singh Bhail, General Secretary, Shri Guru Nanak Public School Trust, not to create any tense atmosphere in the school.

Radical, unorthodox and iconoclast
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Inderjeet Gill Vashisht, Principal Government College for Women, Ludhiana, is a born iconoclast, fighting her way out of orthodox mindset, the society is yet to get rid of. And to a considerable extent she has succeeded.



Devotees dig up sand at the Gugga Marhi
Devotees dig up sand at the Gugga Marhi
shrine at Chhapar mela on Wednesday as part of the form of worship to please the snake god. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Chhapar mela losing sheen
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — No doubt the historic Chhapar mela had plenty of attraction today like the horde of political personalities along with exciting games and other festival-related activities yet according to old-timers the festival is losing its sheen.


Integrated development top priority: Tota Singh
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Mr Tota Singh, Education Minister, Punjab asserted that the state would touch new heights of development and prosperity by the completion of the tenure of the present government, as a comprehensive development plan to strengthen infrastructural facilities in all parts of the state, was being implemented speedily.

Cover Ganda Nullah, appeal residents
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Residents of more than a half dozen residential localities along a ganda nullah passing through Kidwai Nagar in the interior of the city have demanded immediate steps for covering the nullah.

Teej celebrated at GCW
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Giddha, mehndi, tatoo painting, stalls of games and eatables marked the Teej celebrations held at Government College for Women yesterday.

Freedom fighters' plea to PM
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — The Punjab Pardesh Freedom Fighters’ Association yesterday urged the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to accept in toto the recommendations of the former Prime Minister, Mr Inder Kumar Gujral, regarding the “sanman” pension of freedom fighters.

The role models of this generation
TIME sails past, fashions change, and so do the role models. The role models of yesteryears no more appeal to the generation of the new millennium.

A town with stunted growth
SAMRALA, Sept 13 — Samrala is the oldest tehsil town in Ludhiana district. Khanna and Khamanon tehsils were formed many years after Independence. Earlier, both these were part of Samrala tehsil. Most of Payal tehsil also was a part of Samrala tehsil. Due to the carving out of these tehsils, Samrala’s development suffered a setback and business activity slowed down.

MCPI to back Chandumajra
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has dissociated itself from the United Front, forged by several parties in the wake of assembly bypoll in Sunam and has further announced its support to the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) nominee Mr Prem Singh Chandumajra.

Mehta is DYC (U) chief again
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Mr Parminder Mehta, a former president of District Youth Congress (DYC) and a member of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has been reappointed president of DYC (Urban) with immediate effect.


Man held with 42 bottles of whisky
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — The CIA staff has arrested one person for illegally keeping 27 LPG cylinders without the required permit and 42 bottles of English whisky.

Man dies as lovers attempt suicide 
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — In a tragic incident, two lovers attempted suicide in a hotel room here last night. While the man died instantly, the girl was rescued and has been admitted to the local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).


Hike in yarn price worries industry
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Unlike in the past over three years, the prices of yarn has increased unusually during the peak season. Consequently, the knitwear industry has started feeling the heat. Representatives of the industry fear that it might affect the export of hosiery goods.“Earlier the cost of yarn used to be around Rs 90-100 per kg during peak season.

Employees not paid salaries by IT firm
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — In the era of information technology when lakhs of Indian IT professionals are becoming millionaire everyday, it sounds strange that some of these companies do not bother even to pay the basic salary, promised in the appointment letters.


Parent education is need of the day
PARENTS’ education along with children’s education is of utmost importance in the new millennium, if we really want to turn out A-one students and want to find a place globally. If we educate the child and forget the parent, it will result in lopsided education and growth of the child. 

Talent search contest big draw
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — The students of Arya College for Women presented poetry, declamation, skit, dances and songs in a talent search contest held here today.

Dhrupad treat for students
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Students of Arya College for Women were treated to dhrupad, a classical form of music, from Uday Bhawalkar from Pune, who had come to perform here in a Spic Macay event organised by Virasat 2000 yesterday.

DMC seeks explanation from 14 teachers
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital is reported to have sought explanation from 14 teachers, asking them to clarify on charges of malpractices. Sources in the college disclosed that the explanation was called from the teachers following the allegations of malpractice levelled against them by a teacher.


Judo teams for school games announced 
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Members of a judo team for the Inter-District School Games have been announced.

Salaries not paid to coaches
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Guru bina gati nahi hoti (nobody can succeed without a teacher) is an old saying. But the Punjab Government appears to mean otherwise. This is evident from the plight of sports coaches in the local Government College.

SHSSS win cricket tournament
LUDHIANA, Sept 13 — Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School (SHSSS), Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, won the Punjab Inter-School Ludhiana Zone II (under-19) Cricket Tournament held here yesterday. SHSSS defeated BCM School by a margin of three wickets.


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