Saturday, October 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Dengue spreads while MC, Health Dept sleep
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — Despite the denials of officials of the District Health Department regarding the outbreak of the dengue fever in the city, it is all set to assume epidemic proportions. While the office of the Civil Surgeon says that only four cases of dengue have been confirmed, Ludhiana Tribune has found that hundreds of persons have been infected. 

Stagnant water near Model Town Extension in Ludhiana. Such sites are perfect breeding grounds for aedes mosquito that spreads dengue fever.

Stagnant water near Model Town Extension in Ludhiana. Such sites are perfect breeding grounds for aedes mosquito that spreads dengue fever.  — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

PAU to test paddy samples from Punjab mandis: VC 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — Punjab Agricultural University has collected a number of samples of fresh crop paddy brought by farmers to mandis in various district of Punjab to test the veracity of the claim by the Chairman of the FCI, Mr Bhure Lal, that 80 per cent of the paddy being brought to the mandis was defective.


Cyber crime baffles police 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — Lack of knowledge about cyber crimes and provisions for booking the accused under the Information Technology Act, 2000, by the local police and district legal experts have caused a major delay in booking the creator of a pornographic website, the visitors to the site and the Internet Service Provider that had cast aspersions on the lifestyles of the wards of some select 'rich and famous' of the city, even as the said website was withdrawn today.

Medical transcriptionists face no threat: expert 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — Voice recognising systems cannot be a threat to the career of the medical transcriptionists because according to the US law, a legal report made by a machine is not valid. The voice system also picks up other sounds around the doctor, thus, introducing errors in the report.

Star TV, Siti Cable standoff continues 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — A meeting between officials of Star TV and Siti Cable today failed to resolve the standoff between the two which has disrupted the viewership of Star TV channels in large parts of Ludhiana city.

Sports complex or cracker market? 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — The government-owned multipurpose sports complex near Guru Nanak Stadium here, is no longer being used for the promotion of sports. It has, instead, become a perfect place for selling crackers.


Kar seva begins at Taliana Sahib 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — Kar Seva for the construction of a diwan hall at Gurdwara Taliana Sahib Rohtak at Raikot started yesterday. The kar seva is being undertaken by Sant Baba Harbans Singh Delhiwale and Baba Karnail Singh of Sant Baba Gurmukh Singh Ji Kar Seva sect. 

Mechanised milking parlour inaugurated at PAU
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — Dr Rattan Singh, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries, Punjab, inaugurated a machine milking parlour at dairy farm of Punjab Agricultural University yesterday. 

Bangiya Sansad celebrates Durga Puja
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — The resounding beat of Dhak, lotus-studded baskets, the aroma of coconuts and colourful saris — as if one had stepped into a traditional Bengali village. But this Bengali ambience was very much in Ludhiana. Of course, the occasion was typically Bengali — the Durga Puja celebrations.

Oct, 6 — The new festive month of October began with a lot of ‘shobha yatras’ on account of Ramlilas. Ludhiana finally has become a pot pourri and melting pot of cultures of different regions.

Lost girl found 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — A five-years-old girl, Praveen, who had lost her way, was found crying near the Fountain Chowk by two scooter-borne youth at around 12.30 p.m. today.

Honesty is still alive 
LUDHIANA, Oct, 6 — Bhola Chaudhry of Punjab Assam Roadways was sent to withdraw Rs. 22400, from the Dhandari Kalan branch of Punjab National Bank. In the evening, he counted the money, and found that the bank had given him Rs. 10,000 extra. He immediately returned the extra amount to the cashier. 

MCPI flays FCI for poor paddy purchase
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — The Marxist Communist Party of India has taken strong exception to statement of Mr Bhure Lal, Chairman of the Food Corporation of India that almost 80 per cent of paddy, lying in Punjab mandis, was defective. The Punjab State Committee of the party has condemned the ‘negative’ attitude of the FCI regarding procurement of paddy in Punjab and has alleged that the FCI officials were deliberately rejecting paddy on one pretext or the other.

Spreading light in our lives 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — They are the ones who light up others’ houses, but their homes remain filled with darkness. Still, they try to remain contented and happy because they take life as it comes.

Modelling workshop concludes
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — Renowned choreographer and leading fashion model Kaushik Ghosh conducted an International Modelling Workshop in association with the National Institute of Art and Fashion, Ludhiana.


SHO held for taking bribe 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — The Vigilance Bureau, Ludhiana range, has achieved a major success in the past two days, with the arrest of the Station House Officer, Humbran, and a Taxation Inspector of Ropar while accepting bribes.

9 lakh looted in daylight robbery 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — In a daring daylight dacoity, a group of four persons is alleged to have snatched Rs 9 lakh from a group of three member group from Greatways Hosiery at around 1 pm near the factory in the afternoon today.

Kidnap hoax 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — The local police was kept on tenterhooks for almost an hour following a kidnapping scare created by an overzealous lady constable who mistook two men pushing a patient in an autorickshaw as kidnapping.


DMCH Founder’s Day on Oct 9
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — The Founder’s Day of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will be celebrated on October 9 in Dumra Auditorium here. Faculty members, management officials, students, employees, former principals and students of the DMCH will attend the function.



Seven year wait for phone connection 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — A resident of Raqba village in this district has finally won a legal battle against the General Manager Telecom Circle, Ludhiana, after a long wait of more than seven years.


‘Soyabean products are ideal food’ 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — "Human health depends upon what we eat, how much we eat and when we eat". This observation was made by Mr Upender Singh Grewal, Mayor, Ludhiana, while inaugurating Soya Fresh Point, an innovative sale point for nutritious and cholesterol free soya foods at Pakhowal Road, here today. Mr Grewal said that in today’s life style, which does not involve physical labour, the consumption of sugar and cholesterol has to be drastically reduced, the processed soyabean products are the ideal foods from this point of view.


Masih, Ramnik enter final 
LUDHIANA, Oct 6 — Little known Punjab Masih (a class X student of local Malwa Senior Secondary School) upset second seed Anuj Dhand in the semi-final of the Ludhiana District Mini and Veteran Championship at the Shastri Hall in the Guru Nanak Sports complex last night.


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