Saturday, September 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Bomb blast case top priority: IG
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — Mr J.P. Birdi, the new Inspector-General of Police, Jalandhar zone, today earmarked the solution of bomb blast case in district courts here and the Aman kidnap and murder case of Khanna as top priority of the respective police officials.

Hoardings violate HC directive
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — While the Punjab and Haryana High court had a few years back directed removal of all advertisement hoardings along the national and state highways, the railway tracks and roads within the municipal limits, yet several such hoarding can still be seen in the city.
Ugly looking iron structures with small advertisement boards under these stand in violation of the Punjab Haryana High Court orders.
Ugly looking iron structures with small advertisement boards under these stand in violation of the Punjab Haryana High Court orders. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Brain behind lottery racket held
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — It was the lure of making quick money that propelled Virender Kumar into the world of fake lottery racket. He was arrested by the city kotwali police here today as the main accused behind the sale of Shubh Diwali Bumper lottery of the Azad Hind Lotteries company.

AISSF again guns for Daler
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — The All India Sikh Students’ Federation (AISSF) is at it again — Daler hunting. 



Firm directors charged with forgery
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — The Directors of Ind-Swift Limited, a Chandigarh-based pharmaceutical company, having an annual turnover of about Rs 150 crore, have been charged with forging signatures and breach of trust.

Turn your hobby into a profession
LUDHIANA, Sept 14 — We can learn oil painting and Tanjore painting in just a few months if we work hard. It is a real experience coming to this school for we have much to learn and we are happy when we finish our paintings. I have started my painting school in Ambala where I reside now. I earn Rs. 4000-5000 a month sitting at home and running an art school,” said Reena, a former student of a painting school run by Rekha.


Dharna by Milkfed workers
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — Employees of the Punjab Cooperative Milk Producers Federation will stage a demonstration in Chandigarh on September 20 to protest against the delay in payment of arrears, pending since 1997.

Where friendships have gone
ometime I realise that I have not been able to know my friends as well as adversaries throughout my life. I am unsuspecting by nature and, at the same time, I believe in the dictum of ‘ forgive and forget.’ I consider everyone who comes into my contact a friend, unless he proves otherwise. 

PAU warning on pest attack
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — Scientists of Punjab Agricultural University, have cautioned farmers against the outbreak of pest attack on cotton crop in near future.

Flavour of the week
Our roots are steeped into religion and religious rituals. So every week we are engrossed into one religious activity or the other. The past week marked the end of 11 days of festivities revolving around Lord Ganesh. Finally the idols of Lord Ganesh were taken in a procession to the Satluj for immersion. Soon followed ‘sharads’. This period is marked for our dead ancestors.

‘Maize best substitute to rice, wheat’
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — Winner of the World Food Prize for 2000, Dr S.K. Vasal, along with other scientists, visited Punjab Agricultural University today to see various research experiments on maize crop in the university.

Mehta’s appointment opposed
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — Mr Narinder Singh Makkar, a former vice-chairman of the Congress (I) business cell, today, strongly opposed the appointment of Mr Parminder Mehta as the president of the Ludhiana Youth Congress in place of Mr Pawan Dewan.

Chattisinghpora victims given relief
MACHHIWARA, Sept 15 — A Sikh delegation headed by Mr Kirpal Singh Ghumana (Mangat) has recently visited Chattisinghpora in Jammu and Kashmir and distributed Rs 18 lakh as relief among members of families affected during the massacre of civilians.

Ban on Jai Hanuman sought
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — Dr Ambedkar Sangharsh Morcha yesterday demanded a ban on the telecast of “Jai Hanuman” serial because “it depicted Bhagwan Balmiki in a bad light”.



People go crazy over expensive watches
LUDHIANA, Sept 15— Not an ordinary watch to watch. It costs, hold your breath, Rs 3.2 million. It is on display in a leading jewellers shop on Mall Road. Obviously not for sale. It is there for attracting people to show them other watches.


Has GNP school stalemate ended?
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — The stalemate in Guru Nanak Public School appears to be heading towards a solution, with parents and teachers forming a coordination committee headed by the Ludhiana mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal.

Bogus voters aplenty
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — In the run-up to the Panjab University Senate elections scheduled for September 17, things appear to have taken an ugly turn as reports about names of dead persons, non-resident Indians and retired persons figure in the voters’ list of the graduates’ constituency continue to pour in.

PAU chargesheets ‘not guilty’ scientist
LUDHIANA, Sept 15— Although an inquiry instituted against a senior scientist of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has reportedly absolved him of charges, surprisingly the university administration has issued a show-cause notice, asking him to explain why punitive action should not be taken against him.

Talent search
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — Dance, music, choreography and mime marked the annual talent hunt contest of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College was held today.


Prerna casts spell on students
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — Prerna Shrimali’s kathak performance at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir proved to be a source of Prerna or Inspiration to many young students of both Bhartiya Vidya Mandir and Convent School, Sarabha Nagar.


Bhavna wins 9 gold, 2 silver medals
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — Bhavna Maheshwari, an MBA student of PAU, stole the show by winning nine gold and two silver medals on the second day of the PAU Inter-College Swimming Championship held at PAU swimming pool, today. 

GSA gesture to animals
LUDHIANA, Sept 15 — In a significant development, the Grewal Sports Association (GSA) has resolved that in future all events which involve the violation of the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty Act will not be allowed in the Rural Olympics scheduled to be held in February, 2001 at Kila Raipur.


Paddy procurement measures reviewed
, Sept 15 — The district administration today claimed to have finalised all arrangements for the procurement of paddy in 110 purchase centres of the district by various agencies, scheduled to start from September 21.


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