Wednesday, October 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PAU staff allege improper PF account maintenance
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — The employees of Punjab Agricultural University are concerned over the improper maintenance” of their provident fund accounts.

Pin-pricking mystery solved
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — The faction ridden Ramlila committee could well be responsible for the panic over the “ pin pricking gang” scare that has gripped residents of the city over the last couple of days.

SI arrested in hotel
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — In an unsavoury incident, a Sub-Inspector of police posted at CIA Staff here, was reportedly caught with a woman in a compromising position by the police in a city hotel late last night. He has been booked under Section 109 of the Cr PC.

Oberoi writes to SSP against Gujral
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — The Home Secretary of the Chandigarh Administration, Mr R.S. Gujral's father-in-law, Mr S.S. Oberoi, has written to the Ludhiana Senior Superintendent of Police, requesting him for registering a case of criminal trespassing and theft against Mr Gujral and his friend, Mr Kuljit Singh Sehgal.

Live web casting
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — “Alas! My son will not be able to attend my daughter’s marriage. He is stuck up with an important assignment of his company at Toronto. He will be able to view the function at least a fortnight later through the video tape”.


Massive tax evasion by yarn traders
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — Ludhiana is famous for its hosiery and bicycle-manufacturing industries and notorious for its trickster businessmen who use manipulations to increase their profit. The local industry is be passing through a recession and facing threats from national and international players.


IT was literally jungle mein mangal in the wilderness of Punjab when thousands of people from Ludhiana, Chandigarh and villages surrounding Lalru gathered at a jagrata organised by Mr Jawahar Lal Oswal, Chairman of the Ludhiana-based Nahar group of companies, last week.The occasion was the launch of the group’s integrated fabric manufacturing complex.


Industrialists harassed by Electricity Dept
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — The Punjab State Electricity Department Manage-ment and Engineers Association might be busy in organising seminars and workshops to mobilise consumers’ support to improve the functioning of the board and to support their struggle against the threat of privatisation of the board, but the cases of consumer harassment by board employees continue to come into light.

Talwandi jubilant over victory
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, Senior Vice-President, Shiromani Akali Dal and Chairman of the party’s Disciplinary Action Committee, today termed the victory of the party candidate, Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa, in Sunam as the victory of the people of Punjab against the repressive policies of the Congress and the crafty designs of Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra.

Jatha to visit shrines in Pak
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — The Guru Gobind Singh Sewak Jatha, Ludhiana, plans to send a jatha of devotees on a pilgrimage of all gurdwaras situated in Pakistan in November in connection with the Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev.

Ria, Abraham at dandia function
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — The cultural kaleidoscope of the city witnessed yet another star attraction today in the form of fresh and charming Ria Sen and Glad Rags supermodel John Abrahm.

Models Ria Sen and John Abraham in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Models Ria Sen and John Abraham in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Wadali brothers enthral audience
KHANNA, Oct 3 — Renowned classical singers Puran Chand Wadali and Pyare Lal Wadali mesmerised music-lovers with their songs at a function organised by the Indian People Theatre Association here last night.


Herbs & Health
Erand: a medicinal wonder
Dr. R. Vatsyayan
ERAND (gandharvahasta, ricinus communis), a tall shrub that sometimes grows to the height a small tree is a common medicinal plant of the Indian subcontinent. It has large, broad and rounded leaves that are further divided into seven or nine toothed margins. The fruit, like a prickly capsule, contains some hard-shelled seeds. The giri of the seed contains castor oil.

Doctor invited to world conference
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — Dr J.L. Bassi, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon, has been invited to attend the international conference, World Tribology, in Switzerland from October 5 to October 7. More than 800 orthopaedic surgeons from all over the world are expected to attend the conference.


Alok, Bhuvan shine in Satluj Club meet
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — Former National Champion Alok Kumar won the Satluj Club Open Snooker Championship by defeating Ashish Dhanda here last night 5-3, in the best of nine match that continued for more than two hours. However, Bhuvan Dhanda scored a clean sweep in the Badminton events winning four titles.

GNIPS wins inter-school bhajan contest
LUDHIANA, Oct 3 — Students of Guru Nanak International Public School won the overall trophy in inter-school bhajan and kirtan singing competition held at Shastri Memorial Public School, Shivaji Nagar, here yesterday.


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