Tuesday, September 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Old management of GNPS restored 
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — The court of Mr Justice B.K. Mehta, Civil Judge (Senior Division) of Ludhiana, today, issued an injunction in favour of the old management committee of Guru Nanak Public School and restored Mr Jagat Singh and Giani Bhagat Singh as its Secretary and member, respectively.

‘Women promoting self-exploitation’
HY do we need to debate the issue? This is because some persons are not prepared to accept the equality of women. in education, business or any other field, women have proved their mettle. Then, what is wrong with modeling — a career of fame, money and glamour? Women have proved to be much stronger than men in the once male-dominated positions. 

Bassian Kothi — a crumbling monument
RAIKOT ( LUDHIANA ), Sept 18 — Bassian Kothi, a 200- year-old monument of Sikh heritage in Bassian village, 3 km from here, is in a dilapidated condition, thanks to official apathy.



PAU wheat research lauded 
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — The 39th All India Wheat Research Workers’ meet was organised by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, recently where 14 wheat scientists from PAU, led by Dr G.S. Nanda, Professor and Head, Department of Plant Breeding, participated.

Select a lawyer on the Net 
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — Are you looking for a suitable lawyer? The Internet has simplified your search. All you need to do is to go to lawyersonclick.com, select the type of specialisation you are looking for and also the location of the lawyer. Press the search button and the list of the type of lawyers you want along with telephone numbers will be in front of you.

Removal of garbage sought
LUDHIANA, Sept 17 — A number of residents living near the State Bank of India treasury branch in a street connected to the Rani Jhansi road are sore over the apathetic attitude of the Municipal Corporation towards their demand of shifting a garbage container from a park facing their houses.



4 kidnappings in one day; two cases solved
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — Four kidnappings have been reported in two separate incidents during the past 24 hours. While two young girls were reportedly kidnapped from near their house in New Vishkarma Nagar, Focal Point, last evening, the police succeeded in tracing out the children and also arrested the accused.

Man booked for cheating 
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — The police has booked a man for allegedly extracting thousands of rupees from the wife of an accused. He had reportedly taken the money on the pretext of getting her husband released from the police custody.



Apparel exports from Punjab on the rise 
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — The European Union has recently released an extra quota of about Rs 300 crore for readymade garments and other fabrics that will be imported from India. The news has enthused exporters, especially the apparel exporters of Punjab, who had experienced a lean season last year. 

Unrestricted import hits oil industry  
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — As a result of unrestricted imports of palm oil and other edible oils permitted by the Union Government, the oil mills and allied trades like solvent extraction plants, oil mill machinery, expeller industry and packaging material units are facing crisis. The industry sources claim that a large number of oil mills and allied units, all over the state had already closed down and many more were on the verge of closure.

Garment industry website launched 
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — We do not need any kind of subsidy from the state or central government to face the competition in the international market. But government should not create problems by imposing so many restrictions and high taxes on our products. We can easily achieve the target of textile exports of Rs 35,000 crore in 2003 if suitable policies and congenial environment are created through wider dialogue between industry representatives and government departments. 

Preparations on for Kisan Mela 
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — Preparations for the Kisan Mela to be held at PAU Ludhiana have been completed. Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director of Extension Education, stated that 20 sub-committees set up to make various arrangements for the convenience of the farmers, were working round-the-clock to give final touches to the arrangements. 



Burden of education
ISIT any school, and you will see children carrying ugly load of books on their shoulders as if they are being trained to become porters. You have to open their textbooks to see how our educationists, who design the syllabi, want to make sure that the minds of these students become useless fossils and their creativity is killed.

All boys’ colleges now co-ed 
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — With the introduction of BBA and BCA in G.G.N. Khalsa College for Boys, girls have also been allowed admission to the college. The last bastion of all-male colleges has fallen. Almost all colleges in the city are now co-educational.




Tulsi: a wonderful home remedy for many ailments
ULSI (Ocimum sanctum) is a wellknown sacred plant of India grown in houses, temples and gardens all over the country. A small plant, with about 5 cm long leaves, it gains a maximum height of 1 metre. Its leaves having a peculiar smell, have small hair on their upper and lower surfaces. The flowers are in small compact clusters on slender spikes. Tulsi is of two types – white and black. Both have medicinal value.


Punjab boys win basketball title 
LUDHIANA, Sept 18 — Punjab defeated Uttar Pradesh 62-58 to grab the title in the 51st Junior National Basketball Championship at Sarkaghat (Himachal Pradesh) yesterday, according to Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, General Secretary, Punjab Basketball Association.

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