Monday, September 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



FIRs or twisted facts?
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — Are the FIRs registered by the local police statements of fact? Are these manipulated by the police to suit the law or the accused?

Bogus voting in PU Senate poll
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — Polling for the Panjab University Senate elections for the 31 seats of the principals, lecturers and graduates constituencies passed off peacefully here today amidst reports of bogus voting in the for graduates constituency.

Punjabi scholars honoured
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — “Our government is not encouraging Punjabi in Punjab by not laying enough stress on teaching of Punjabi in schools at elementary level, and further harming the interests of Punjabi by introducing English from class I. It is unfortunate that Punjabi culture is not being encouraged by the government.

Information warehouse at PAU
LUDHIANA, Sept 17— Punjab Agricultural University has developed an information warehouse, which will serve as ready reference for postgraduate students and teachers in different agricultural and allied fields. The research work done during the past 30 years has been compiled by Dr M. S. Bajwa, Director, Research, with the help of Dr V.K. Dilawari and Dr Jagrup Singh Sidhu.


Shamreshta Mukherjee presents a dance at a musical night in Ludhiana on Saturday.India, Pak need to talk: Nayar
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — “Rulers of India and Pakistan should understand that peace is the need of the hour and dialogue is the only way to achieve this. However, a conducive atmosphere has to be created for a productive dialogue. For this, goodwill gestures by both sides, including a total ceasefire, were the prerequisites,” said Kuldip Nayar, a member of the Rajya Sabha and a former Indian High Commissioner to the UK. 

Pirouetting feat by dancer
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — Imagine a girl carrying eight pitchers on her head, closing her eyes, bowing to pick up a handkerchief with her teeth and pitchers remaining positioned stable on her head, undisturbed.
Shamreshta Mukherjee presents a dance at a musical night in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Farmers hold back paddy
KHANNA (LUDHIANA), Sept 17 — Hundreds of quintals of paddy has accumulated in Asia’s largest grain market here, as the farmers are holding back their produce in the hope that government agencies may provide them at least Rs 540 per quintal against the rates offered by the commission agents and sheller owners.


Puncturewalas — rescuers on highway
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — One may own any vehicle, but the person that rescues drivers often is the man who fixes punctured tyres. Every driver gets stranded on the road, at one time or the other, in intense heat or rain, on a highway or a lonely spot, with a punctured tyre. Without a puncturewala, it is difficult to get out of such a situation.

Their tools are expensive and their earnings meagre, but life on highway can be tough if such puncturewalas are not there.
Their tools are expensive and their earnings meagre, but life on highway can be tough if such puncturewalas are not there. — IV

DYC chief lashes out at SAD-BJP govt
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — The newly appointed president of the District Youth Congress (urban), Mr Parminder Mehta, today asked the youth in general and the YC activists in particular to ‘come out on roads’ to protest against policies which had virtually ruined the lower and middle class people.

Makkar hits back
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — Mr Narinder Singh Makkar, a former Vice-Chairman of the Congress Business Cell, today lashed out at the supporters of Mr Parminder Mehta, President, Ludhiana Youth Congress, for digging up his past since Mr Makkar opposed the appointment of Mr Mehta a few days ago.

The Seven Sisters (Part V)
PUNJAB is a land with glorious past. In education, Punjab made a significant mark. The university of Taxila is too great a landmark of learning to be briefly written about. Pannini compiled his Sanskrit grammar here. It was a seat of higher learning known all over the world. It is an irony of history that Punjab suffered the worst at the hands of raiders and marauders. During the middle ages, classical education gave way to madrasas and deras.

Meeting on ozone layer depletion
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — The Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha observed International Day for the preservation of ozone layer by organising a meeting at the Government College for Boys here today.

Youth festival begins
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — The 12th Professor S.N. Kakkar memorial youth festival began with on-the-spot sketching and poster-making competitions here yesterday.

Parents no more averse to modelling
THE woman has been playing a wonderful role of a model since time immemorial, but this role has been that of a model daughter, model sister, model wife and model mother. She was considered to be the pride of the home and never allowed to become a show-piece.

Chinmaya Mission chief arrives today
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — The Chief of the Chinmaya Mission (Northern India), Swami Subhodhanandji, would be accorded a warm welcome on his arrival here tomorrow for delivering a series of spiritual discourses at Lions Bhavan, Udham Singh Nagar.

Missing child found
KHANNA, Sept 17 — Navjot Singh alias Jyoti (13) a resident of Ismailpur village and class V student of Sacred Heart School, who went missing yesterday was found this morning at Gurdwara Rara Sahib while taking a bath in the sarovar.


Body found in PAU
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — The body of a 23-year-old man was found on the Punjab Agricultural University campus, near Gate No 2, last evening.


Shearing: a new-found attraction
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — The rich, industrial city walks parallel to metropolitan cities in the changing trends of fashion. Ludhianvis do not lag behind in the rat race of the changing world of fashion. They organise national-level fashion shows and seminars on the latest moods in the fashion world by renowned choreographers, models and beauticians to encourage new ideas on the subject.


PAU — the nucleus of Kisan Melas
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — “Melas are an integral part of Punjabi culture. Whether a mela has a historic background or is associated with some myth, one thing is common to all melas. They provide an opportunity to people to get away from their routine work and enjoy a few moments of eating, singing and dancing,” says Dr S.S. Gill, Aditional Director Extention Education, PAU.


Forum quashes disputed bill
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — The District Consumers Redressal Forum here has quashed an electricity bill for over Rs 7,071 charged on a dead meter by the Punjab State Electricity Board.


Inter-club dance competition
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 —The Geetanjali Ladies Club held an inter-club dance competition yesterday on the club premises. The members of five ladies’ clubs of the city took part in the contest.

Jassowal not to attend mela
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, who had organised the annual Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Mela for the first time, will be conspicuous by his absence on the 22nd such occasion in Punjabi Bhavan here on October 20.


Inter-school cricket tournament
LUDHIANA, Sept 17— In a thrilling final of the Ludhiana District Inter-High School Cricket Tournament organised by the Education Department, Sargodha National Public School, Field Ganj, pipped Government High School, Cemetery Road, Civil Lines by one run on the campus of the B.C.M. Model School, Jamalpur, here yesterday.

Ludhiana team for Katoch Shield
LUDHIANA, Sept 17— A sixteen- member team led by Punjab Ranji Trophy seamer Gagandeep Singh was announced by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association here yesterday at the conclusion of a training camp in the local Arya College for Boys.


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