Thursday, September 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Ludhiana councillors oppose octroi privatisation
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — Cutting across party lines, councillors belonging to all parties, rejected the proposal put in the general house meeting of the municipal corporation, held here today to discuss entrusting the octroi collection to private contractors.

‘Ceramics mainstay of dental rehabilitation’
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — A leading French dental technician, Mr Gilles Martin, says that ceramics has come to stay as the ultimate material for dental rehabilitation throughout the world.

Cops ‘spare’ murder accused
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — The Daboo murder case continues to be shrouded in controversy. It has been alleged that two persons involved in the murder have been let off after a deal has been struck with top police officers.

French dentist Gilles Martin tries his hand at a cycle-rickshaw in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
French dentist Gilles Martin tries his hand at a cycle-rickshaw in Ludhiana on Wednesday.


Kisan Mela begins in PAU today
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — The Kisan Mela is an interactive process between agriculture technocrats and farmers. While farmers get the latest knowledge, university scientists get a feedback which greatly helps in formulating future strategies.

New seed varieties to be launched
PUNJAB Agricultural University will formally launch some new varieties of seeds tomorrow in the Kisan Mela. The varieties will be launched by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. According to Mr S.Gill, Director Seeds, these varieties are CH3 (chillies), Punjab upma (tomato), Sheetal (maize) and PBDG4 (gram).

Evading tax through bank drafts
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — The misuse of bearer bank drafts worth crores of rupees has come to light in Ludhiana and other major industrial towns, causing great loss to the national and state exchequers through evasion of taxes and levies.

The lost home and sincere friends
THE month of August every year brings a flood of sweet and bitter memories of the days of partition of our motherland. Ours was the only Hindu family in Chak 51/3R in Okara tehsil (now a district) of Montgomery district. I vividly remember my childhood friends and classmates Nazir Ahmed, Sher Mohammed, Sardar Mohd., Ahmed Din, Allah Rakha etc. of my village.

Wireless phone for non-feasible areas
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — A large number of residents of the district, who had applied for a telephone connection but could not get one as their respective areas had been declared non-feasible by the Department of Telecom here, have now a reason to cheer.

Senate poll results
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — Mr Satish Sharma of Arya College here has won the Punjab University Senate poll with 319 votes, the only contestant crossing the quota of 225. He has been elected for the third time on the Senate. Mr Amarjit Singh Dua, a lecturer of Punjabi at Government College for Women here, has also been victorious. He was earlier nominated member on the Senate.


Illegal structures demolished
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — The municipal authorities demolished some shops in the H block of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here yesterday following complaints by some local residents that the constructions were illegal.

Women volunteers to assist BSF
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — The Punjab Home Guards have started recruiting women volunteers to assist the Border Security Force in frisking women going across the security fence along Indo-Pak Border to undertake agricultural work in their family fields.

YC protest against power tariff hike
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — Youth Congress and Congress activists, led by the District Youth Congress chief, Mr Parminder Mehta, and the party legislator, Mr Rakesh Pandey, took out a procession, carrying candles and lanterns in the city last evening to voice their protest against massive hike in power tariff.

Staff misuse alleged
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — Are the recurring faults in the telephone services in the city due to the shortage of staff, heavy traffic or because of posting of non-specialised staff at certain exchanges?

Vanamahotsava organised
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — The department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana organised the 51st Van Mahotsav function at the Government High School, Rampur, district Ludhiana. It was attended by members of village panchayat, heads and teachers of adjoining schools and students. Mrs Gurdip Kaur, Deputy District Education Officer, Ludhiana, appreciated the efforts of the department in channelising the energies of the rural youth and contributing to their allround personality development.

Free legal aid service scheme for poor
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — To provide free legal services to litigants belonging to weaker sections, under the free legal aid service scheme of the government, a panel of reputed lawyers would soon be formed.


Accused in loan cases arrested
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — The Economics Offences Wing has succeeded in arresting one of the prime accused in the case relating to securing loans worth lakhs of rupees from several financial institutions after furnishing fake income tax returns, registries and other documents.


Neglected Khamano
In 1992, when Fatehgarh Sahib was made a district and Khamano a subdivision, the residents of Khamano hoped for all-round development of this town. But this remained a dream and even after eight years, the town continues to lack basic amenities. There is no bus stand, no public library nor a community centre in the town. The roads are in a state of disrepair. The Nagar Panchayat has failed to provide an efficient drainage system.


GNP school case: Bhail seeks clarification
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — Even though normalcy has returned to a large extent in the Guru Nanak Public School here, the controversy over the management committee of the school refuses to die down.


Khatoo Devi of the Langas and Manganiyars troop performing Kalbelia dance at Guru Nanak College (Gujjar Khan)

Folk music casts a spell
FOLK songs of the Langas and Manganiyars of Jaisalmer have an earthy feel, as land and culture are inextricably linked. The pattern of seasons and its associated images of change are woven into the fabric of the country’s music, dance and folklore tradition. Langas and Manganiyars have been instrumental in preserving the rich tradition of Jaisalmer from the times of Lord Krishna.

Khatoo Devi of the Langas and Manganiyars troop performing Kalbelia dance at Guru Nanak College (Gujjar Khan) — RB

A painter of distinction
AMONG the painters of Punjab, J.S. Garcha of SAS Nagar holds a place of distinction for his paintings on a large number of themes such as life, society, nature and environment. In a brief conversation on the current trends in art forms, Garcha said that through his art he was trying to get to the bottom of things so as to discover the mystery of life.

Saving history hidden in monuments
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — Ms Gurmeet Rai, a postgraduate in preservation of architecture from Delhi School of Planning spoke candidly to the students of Guru Nanak Engineering College on the need to preserve monuments. The programme was organised by SPICMACAY. “Historically, kings have constructed monuments and gone. Now it is up to us whether we want to prolong or reduce their longevity,” said Ms Rai in a lecture-cum-demonstration talk.


Bhavna swims in glory
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — Bhavna Maheshwari, the best swimmer of Punjab Agricultural University this year, is a champion in the making.

‘Paying’ for playing hockey
LUDHIANA, Sept 20 — Though the state Sports Department is not facing any financial crunch, it is charging a rent from players for providing them with practice facilities on the PAU Astroturf here.


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