Tuesday, September 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Farmers taken for a ride
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — Have the farmers been taken for a ride by the government? “Yes”, is the unanimous answer of most of the farmers who have come to sell their produce to Khanna, Jagraon and Samrala. “Our apprehensions about the reluctance on the part of the government to purchase have come true”, said Mr Amarjit Singh, who had to spend several days to sell his paddy. 

“Proud painters”: slum children of Janata Colony show their works to students of Government Arts College in the Art Gallery in Chandigarh on Monday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
“Proud painters”: slum children of Janata Colony show their works to students of Government Arts College in the Art Gallery in Chandigarh on Monday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Farmers’ protest a conspiracy: Aulakh
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, has alleged that the protest of the farmers on kisan mela was a conspiracy hatched by a few people to defame the university.


‘Make cops aware about child abuse’ 
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — There is an urgent need to include child rights information in the syllabi of different classes. Children of government and public schools are being victimised by their teachers and parents. Therefore, it has become important to educate not only the parents and the teachers but also police personnel to deal with the cases of child abuse.

Last remnant of an Afghan king lost
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — An Afghan king Shah-Shuja-ul Mulk is well- known in the country for his act of gifting the famous diamond ‘ Kohinoor ’ to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the powerful Sikh ruler. However, few Ludhianvis are aware of the Afghan King’s connection with the city.

Rape case filed against doctor
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — A doctor has been booked by the police on charge of raping his patient after injecting her with a sedative.

Bail for YC leader in murder case
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — A Youth Congress leader, Ashok Prashar, alias Pappi Shahpuria, who was named as a conspirator in the sensational Dabbo murder case, was today granted bail.


City Scan
An embodiment of ilm, taleem
NE of the wisest as well as the wittiest educationists, Principal A.S. Bukhari, in a general assembly at Government College, Lahore, differentiated between ilm (learning) and taleem (education). He said that ilm was the lifelong pursuit of knowledge — studying, discovering, verifying, learning as well as living, whereas taleem is an institutionalised process of educating others to obtain a certain degree in an academic discipline. 

Woes of working couples
esides the pressures of work, the compulsions of proving a good son a good husband and a good father, always haunt him. She has to balance her duties as a mother, as a wife and a daughter-in-law with the demands of her job. This is the plight of today’s working couple trying to live in some degree of comfort in the high-cost urban set-up. No wonder, stress related diseases are on the rise.

Saris only for special occasions
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — Notwithstanding the relative decline in the overall attraction of saris, the sale of saris has started picking up with the beginning of the marriage season. Figures collected from some leading sari stores in the city suggest a rising trend in the sale of saris over the past few months.

DYC flays proposed oil price hike
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — The District Youth Congress has warned the Centre against the proposed hike in prices of kerosene, diesel and cooking gas and threatened to launch a mass movement against the anti-people step.

SAD(B)-BJP govt on last legs: Babbu
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — The Punjab Youth Congress president Mr Devinder Singh Babbu, has said the SAD(B)-BJP government, headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal is on its last legs and after the defeat of its candidate in the Sunam byelection, a change of government is imminent.

Sena protests against postal delay
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — The labour wing of the Shiv Sena led by party president Jagdish Tangri, took out a protest march and blocked vehicular traffic in Clock Tower Chowk in the city yesterday to raise its voice against non-delivery and delayed delivery of money orders by the Department of Post.

Cotton pests on the rise
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — A cotton surveillance report received from the co-ordinator of teams constituted by the Punjab Agricultural University for monitoring pest and disease incidence in Bathinda and Mansa districts of the state has indicated an upsurge in the population of American bollworm and cotton whitefly.


Kidnapping scare in city
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — The police was today kept on the tenterhooks for almost an hour-courtesy over anxious parents who scared the police by alleging that their children had been kidnapped when they were actually playing in the vicinity of their house.


WTO: experts warn against complacency
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — Mr S.D. Kaushik and Mr Amirullah Khan, two leading experts on intellectual property laws have warned against the complacency about World Trade Organisation regime. They were speaking here at workshop organised by the Ludhiana Management Association, on ‘Globalisation Competitive Laws and Intellectual Property Rights’ here on Saturday.

Watch outlet inaugurated
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — An outlet of Rado, the world famous Swiss watch company, was inaugurated by the President of Rado Watch Company, Mr Roland Streule, here today.


Use of CDs makes learning fun
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — Tired of looking for a good teacher to teach your children and that too at charges well within your budget? Well, now there is no need for this strenuous exercise as hordes of education compact discs (CDs) to be played on computers are available in the market. Not only do these provide an endless knowledge on various subjects but some versions even teach syllabus of a class.


Rich traditions from the East
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — Charu Mathur and Raj Kumar Singhajit, both great exponents of the Manipuri school of dance, won the audience’s heart by their gentle dance movements, typical of Manipuri dance.

Punjabi singers to get website
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — punjabisinger.com, a web directory on Punjabi singers and their songs will be launched by Artcave, a web designing company, at Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan tomorrow.

Pencil portraits his forte
ANJIT SINGH draws portraits in pencils. He has put up an easel in the corridor of Sarabha Nagar Market. He is good at sketching portraits. The resemblance between the person and the work of the artist is amazing. A graduate from the Delhi School of Art, he had spent five years learning painting and drawing. 


400 gm brain tumour removed
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — The Neurosurgery Department of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has given a new lease of life to 47-year old-Kusum of Sangrur district by removing a brain tumour of an unusual size. The tumour was removed through a surgery carried out by Dr Ashwani Chowdhary, a micro neurosurgeon at the institute. The tumour weighed about 400 gm.


Weightlifters complain of poor facilities
LUDHIANA, Sept 25 — Karnam Malleshwari proved her mettle despite all criticism by becoming the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics. She was the first woman weightlifter who did the country proud. She could have won the gold medal if unwanted pressures like undue criticism by the media were not there.


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