Tuesday, October 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Mela mafia active under police protection
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — The festival of Dasehra symbolises the victory of good over evil. It was on this day that Ravana, the incarnation of evil, was killed by Lord Rama.

WTO agreement — a challenge to Punjab economy
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — With the agreement on agriculture as part of the multilateral trade negotiations coming into force, the agrarian economy of Punjab faces major challenges.

‘No need to privatise PSEB’
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — The country has witnessed the debacle of power sector reforms that have been thrust upon it by the World Bank and despite failure in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh the Ministry of Power is bent upon extending these to the entire country through the Electricity Bill-2000.

YC activists burn copies of Spokesman
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — Youth Congress activists today called for a ban on Sachi Sakhi , a book written by former ICS officer Sardar Kapur Singh, which carries comments against martyrs Bhagat Singh and Lala Lajpat Rai.

Protest against petro price hike
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — Youth Congress workers, led by the Dist  - rict Youth Congress President, Mr Parminder Mehta, took out a demonstration to protest against the massive hike.

Youth Congress workers, led by District President Parminder Mehta, hold a demonstration to protest against the oil price hike.
Youth Congress workers, led by District President Parminder Mehta, hold a demonstration to protest against the oil price hike in Ludhiana. 


Dry day orders violated
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — The observance of dry day on the birth anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was violated with impunity here today.Liquor flowed freely as almost all liquor vends remained open. 

The Seven Sisters 
he present series, ‘The Seven Sisters’, should not suggest that only seven daughters of Ludhiana qualify to be included in this series of write-ups.




When Ludhiana tasted freedom for 2 days
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 —Like uprisings in the whole country, the great revolt of 1857 swept parts of this district as well. Said to be the country’s first struggle for freedom from the British rule, the movement, however, lasted for a few days and could bring freedom for two days only.

351 widows get relief 
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — As many as 351widows of the city were given relief in the form of ration and other items of daily use at the 38th monthly widow pension distribution programme held by the Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha here yesterday.

Tributes paid to Father of the Nation
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — Gandhi Jayanti and the birthday of Lal Bahadur Shastri were observed by Congress activists with traditional devotion and commitment to the cause of the people. 



12 kg of poppy husk seized
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — The Sadar police has arrested a woman and seized 12 kg of popy husk from her possession.


Roadside tailors barely make a living
Who is an entrepreneur? A person who undertakes a job on his/her own. We have been talking about women entrepreneurs who have made it good. But there is another breed of entrepreneurs, unsung, unappreciated, yet working quietly and with dedication in adverse situations, earning a meagre sum.

Computer exhibition concludes
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — IT@Punjab 2000, a two-day exhibition organised by the Association of Computer Entrepreneurs at the Ludhiana Stock Exchange concluded today.



What a way to treat your kids!
icky a 24-year-old, almost bedridden due to muscular atrophy, is a victim of his father’s cruelty for poor helpless boy sits on the bed, helplessly watching his muscles wasting away, his hold on his actions getting lesser and lesser. 



Kiran teaches nuances of Odissi 
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — Outstanding as a performer and brilliant at choreography, Kiran Segal stands out as a leading exponent of one of the oldest classical dance forms of India, Odissi.

People who worked tirelessly to make SPIC MACAY a success
he Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth brought a month-long cultural programme for the students of colleges and schools of the city to make them appreciate the richness of their culture and to make them aware of our cherished arts.


‘Need to encourage vegetarianism’
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — On the occasion of World Vegetarian Day today, the People for Animals organisation has appealed to the public to contribute in conserving the nature and its resources by pledging for vegetarianism.

NGO task force on AIDS
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — Two non-government organisations, Elim India International (EII) of Ludhiana and Indian Society for Youth Development (ISYD) of Chandigarh, have formed a joint task force for creating awareness about the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Paediatrics conference held at DMC
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — The second annual conference of the Punjab branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, hosted by the department of Paediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, was inaugurated yesterday with an aim to update the knowledge of paediatricians of Punjab and to enable them to provide the best healthcare facilities to children.



Alok, Daljit in snooker semis
LUDHIANA, Oct 2 — Former national champion, Alok Kumar, along with Ashish Dhanda, Daljit Singh Pooni, and Sanjay Jain reached the semifinals of the Satluj Club Open Snooker Tournament held, today.


Market Committee Secretary suspended
KHANNA, Oct 2 — The Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana, Mr S.K. Sandhu, ordered the suspension of the Secretary, Market Committee, Samrala, during his visit to the grain market of the district.Top

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