Wednesday, September 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Millers to get incentive on levy rice
Meeting to decide on slabs soon
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — The rice millers will be paid an incentive of Rs 30 per quintal on supply of levy rice, in excess of the fixed quota of 25 per cent and the government would soon convene a high-level meeting at Chandigarh to work out different slabs for incentive to encourage the milling operations.

Punjab Food and Supplies Minister Madan Mohan Mittal discusses the issue of levy rice with millers at Khanna on Monday. Punjab Food and Supplies Minister Madan Mohan Mittal discusses the issue of levy rice with millers at Khanna on Monday.

Oberoi accuses Gujral of financial misdeeds
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — The controversy surrounding the UT Home Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral’s marriage to a local girl and the subsequent registration of an FIR on charges of polyandry, fraud and criminal conspiracy on part of his bride, Manpreet Oberoi, father- in-law S.S. Oberoi and her ‘former husband’ Vishal Aggarwal got murkier with one of the accused S S Oberoi accusing the Home Secretary of large-scale financial bungling.

  Probe begins into teleprinter scam
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — The vigilance wing of the local division telecom circle has started an inquiry into allegations of a teleprinter spare parts scandal levelled against a senior official by an employee of the department.

Release gas connection without chullah: forum
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — In a significant judgement that may end woes of consumers regarding the forcible selling of chullahs (gas burners) by the gas agencies, the District Consumer Redressal Forum today directed a local LPG company to give connection to a consumer without the chullah along with compensation of Rs 5000.

Shaan, Saagarika enthral audienceShaan, Saagarika enthral audience
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — The entry of Rado watch company in the local market here was celebrated last night with the famous brother- sister duo of Shaan and Saagarika swaying the select gathering to their tunes.

Unlocking the power of mind
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — One can develop the power of mind by doing yogic ‘kriyas’ and meditation. It is the power of the mind that can save us from all mental tensions and physical diseases like hypertension, diabetes and heart ailments. 

Insurance firm told to pay relief
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — The District Consumer Redressal Forum today directed New India Assurance Company to pay Rs 62,445 as payment of an insurance policy to Arora Samrat Woolen Mills, Hargobind Nagar.

Husband kills wife’s paramour
LUDHIANA, Sept 26— A husband, along with two of his friends is alleged to have stabbed his wife’s paramour to death.


THE TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati has caught the fancy of Ludhianvis like the rest of the nation. Critics have been trying to analyse the show to explain its success. Many of them feel that one of the reasons is that every participant gets a chance to rub shoulders with Amitabh Bachchan.


30,000 bags of paddy procured
KHANNA, Sept 26 — Although the FCI is yet to start paddy purchase, various government agencies on Tuesday purchased 30,000 bags of paddy in the local mandi.

Ram Lila panel
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — The launch of a parallel Ram Lila Dashehra Committee was announced at a press conference by the splinter group of the Ram Lila Committee, Daresi Grounds, here today. 


Maid arrested in theft case
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — The police has solved a theft case with the arrest of a woman and recovered a large part of the booty.


Rado chief unveils future goals
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — The opening up of the huge Indian market, that remained closed for over half a century, has resulted in flooding of the foreign consumer goods, the prices of which may seem incredible not only to the poor people but also to the so-called neo rich software millionaires. 


S.M. Ilyas joins as Director, CIPHET
Sept 26 — Dr S.M. Ilyas today joined as the first regular Director of the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology.

Honour for Samrala don
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — Dr N.L. Sharma, Head of the Department of English, Malwa College, Bodli-Samrala (Ludhiana) was invited by the India-Australia Asia writers, Teachers and Scholars Association to present his research paper on India-Asia-Australia connections and Asian immigration experience in Australia, as reflected in the fiction of Asian diaspora in Australia with special reference of Yasmine Gooneratane’s ‘Quest for new Horizons’ as articulated in her pioneer work.


Satpal Gosain honoured
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — The field of homoeopathy needs to be given more attention keeping in view the growing faith of the masses and such institutes should be equipped with modern means and technology, said Mr Satpal Gosain, Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, at Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic Medical College, here today.


Parents hope Gurcharan wins gold medal
LUDHIANA, Sept 26 — Boxer Gurcharan Singh is the lone Indian hope for another medal in the Sydney Olympics. He entered the quarter- finals of the boxing competition in 81 kg class. He is a resident of Rorewal village near Machhiwara, 40 km from here.


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