Sunday, September 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India





City’s stinking corridors of power
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — The mini-secretariat which serves as the seat of the district administration and is visited by thousands of people every day from all over the state may well qualify to be the dirtiest administrative block

Scenes like this are common in the Mini-Secretariat, Ludhiana.
Scenes like this are common in the Mini-Secretariat, Ludhiana. 
— Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

in the region, thanks to the couldn’t-care-less attitude of those charged with the task of keeping it clean.

PCO owners fleecing users
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — A number of PCO owners in the city have been fleecing customers by programming their electronic telephone meters in such a manner that the billing of STD calls starts from Rs 4.26 instead of the mandatory Rs 3.26 for a successive call.

1200 kg poppy husk seized; two arrested
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — The local police has achieved a major breakthrough with the arrest of two drug smugglers and has recovered the largest consignment of drugs during the past one year from them.

Taxi driver murdered
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — A taxi driver was murdered, allegedly by a commuter after a dispute over some matter.

PG admissions amidst chaos
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — Chaos ruled at the Government Polytechnic for Women here today where more than 1000 candidates from all over the state had come for counselling for taking admission to the one-year post-graduate diploma course to be jointly conducted by Punjab Technical University and Aptech Limited.

GNPS dispute resolved
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — Normalcy is expected to return to Guru Nanak Public School here from the next week as the warring parties headed by Mr Ranjit Singh Bhai and by Mr R. S. Gill. 


Shrisadanam Bala Krishna at the first-ever live performance of Kathakali.
Shrisadanam Bala Krishna at the first-ever live performance of Kathakali in Ludhiana. 



Infighting in Cong comes to fore
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — The infighting among various groups of the local unit of the Congress owing allegiance to different leaders has again come to the fore with the appointment of Mr Parminder Mehta as president, District Youth Congress, Ludhiana, in place of Mr Pawan Dewan, who has been promoted as chairperson, urban development cell of the IYC.

MC employees submit memo
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — In response to a call given by the Punjab Municipal Karamchari Sangathan, civic body employees organised a protest rally and submitted a memorandum to the authorities and threatened to launch an agitation in case their demands were not accepted within 15 days.

‘Women should be free to choose a career’
Few centuries ago the socio-economic condition of women in the world was not what it is today, thanks to the social reformers who have done commendable work to uplift the status of women.

‘Hindi can set right colonial psyche’
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — Prof Suresh Chandra Vatsyayan, an eminent author and educationist, said, Hindi, with its deep-rooted Sanskrit base in linguistics, sciences and humanities had the potential to “set at naught the colonial psyche knit up by shrewd occidentalists like Lord Macaulay”


City might house biggest solar project
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — Mr R.K. Vimal, Deputy Manager of India Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited, a Government of India enterprise, along with Dr Alex Zachariah, former Principal of CMC, met the Municipal Commissioner, Dr S.S. Sandhu, Mr Prem Nath Gupta, Secretary of Dayanand Medical College, and Dr Silas Charles, Director of Christian Medical College here the other day and had a detailed discussion on how IREDA could provide soft loans to them for various projects.

UNIDO plans for Ludhiana knitwear units
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation has undertaken preparation of a country service framework that would demarcate various priorities of the country as a whole and individual clusters.

Magic of their hands enriches others
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — The people who have created magic with their hands are the most exploited ones. Though they toil day and night, yet they remain without due rewards. 

SBOP opens 15th branch in city
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — State Bank of Patiala is gearing up to face the challenge posed by private banks. Inaugurating the 715th branch of the bank at Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here, Mr A.K. Batra, Managing Director of the bank, said that public sector banks would have to improve their image by improving their work culture.


HC directive on Dhakki Sahib
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Deputy Comissioner, Ludhiana, to decide the representation made by devotees of Dera Dhakki Sahib that they were not being allowed free passage to the dera within three weeks.

HC stays Principal's transfer
DORAHA, Sept 16 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the transfer of the Principal of the Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Girls, Manji Sahib Kottan, which is run by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. The Principal, Mrs Paramjit Kaur Tiwana, resumed her duties yesterday.


Gurmeet Bawa performs in front of audience.
Gurmeet Bawa performs in front of audience. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma.

Gurmeet Bawa brings alive folk strains
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 —Kaharo doli na chaiyo Aje mera babul ayo nahi’
These lines were sung so soulfully that every female member of the audience had moist eyes. The song rendered with so much of pathos and pain even quietened the boys who were busy indulging in cat calls. In the song, the girl refuses to leave her father’s house till he comes.

Kathakali dancer charms audience
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — Ludhianvis had a chance to see the first-ever live performance of Kathakali, and that too of a dancer of eminence P.V. Bala Krishna, fondly called ‘guruji’.

‘Today’s music a collection of beats’
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — Noted lyricist and music composer Ravinder Jain feels today’s film music lacks soul and depth. There is no rhythm and melody in it. 


Citizens council to celebrate World Elder Day
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — The Medical Aid and Anti Drug Abuse Committee of the Ludhiana Citizens Council will celebrate October 1 as the World Elder Day.


KVM win under-19 cricket tourney
LUDHIANA, Sept 16 — City cricketers won the Punjab School Inter-Zone Cricket Tournament (under-19 and under-16, which concluded at A.S. Senior Secondary School, Khanna.

When bricks served as stumps
BADDOWAL (Ludhiana), Sept 16 — Children had to play with block of bricks instead of wooden stumps in the week-long Punjab School Inter-Zone Cricket Tournament that concluded at Government High School here.Top

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