Tuesday, October 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Special team arrives to probe dengue
No cause for panic, says Civil Surgeon
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — Following the outbreak of dengue in the city which has so far claimed one life, a special team from the Directorate of the National Anti-Malaria Programme (NAMP), Ministry of Health, Government of India, arrived here today to study and investigate the reasons for the outbreak of disease in the city. 

Row over fireworks’ stalls ends
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — The ongoing tussle between the District Sports Department and the district administration regarding the decision of setting up fireworks stalls on the premises of the Multipurpose Sports Complex came to an end here today.

Mr Kuldeep Singh, SDM, along with Mrs Inderjeet Gill Vashist, Principal, Government College for Women Mr Kuldeep Singh, SDM, along with Mrs Inderjeet Gill Vashist, Principal, Government College for Women, inspect the site which is allotted to put up the fireworks stalls in the premises of the college. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Rules bent to favour individual?
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — An employee of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been on deputation with an American multinational company for the past 11 years allegedly in violation of the varsity rules and regulations.


Fake bank drafts seized
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — In a major achievement, the police has seized fake bank drafts worth Rs 2.19 lakh from two residents of Bihar while they were distributing these to gullible businessmen here as payments for the goods that they had ordered.

Dot coms prepare for Divali
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — This Divali Ludhianvis are not only receiving Divali greetings. They are in fact, getting puja thalis, set of divas, candles, crackers, all kinds of sweets, dry fruits and cakes from their NRI relatives and friends.


Sukhbir Badal to lead shobha yatra
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — Former Union Industries Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal will lead the ‘shobha yatra’ to be taken out on the eve of ‘Bhagwan Valmiki Pragat Divas’ in the city on October 12.

Violence in hospital
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — The local Civil Hospital was a witness to yet another incident of violence and street fight last night when two groups who had come here to get their medico legal examination done following a fight they had in Shivaji Nagar last evening, clashed again last night.

PFA shocked at killing of tigress
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — The People For Animals (PFA), today, expressed shock over the killing of a tigress in a zoological park of Hyderabad.

Cinema halls face bleak future
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — In this month of festivals when all the industries are doing brisk business, the cinema houses are not finding too many viewers. In fact, the cinema industry of Punjab is passing through a very critical phase and the future seems rather dismal. 

Yaudheys first inhabitants of city
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — From a small village called Mir Hota in the 15th century, the city has come a long way to attain the character of a metro-polis.Though little is known about what the place was in ancient period due to the dearth of material, it is accepted by the historians that not many districts in Punjab have as great a historical significance as Ludhiana.

Tuitions hamper child’s creativity
his has reference to the article “Tuitions — a bane of education system”. The tuitions have become more of a fashion today than a necessity. Mushrooming of tuition seekers and tuition hunters leaves much to be desired. Little attempt is made to assess whether tuition is needed.

Trauma of today’s child
Lovers commit suicide’ ‘Teenagers run away from home’ ‘Sons leave parents on roadside’. These are headlines one often sees in newspapers these days.

Roadside entrepreneur
He plays key role in our lives
ne has often lost the keys of one's scooter, car, almirah and even of the door. What does one do then ? It is difficult to break the locks and replacement of locks cost a lots of money. So the next best thing is to find a person who makes duplicate keys that can open your locks. One can find they are becoming a rare specie these days. Yet one has to look for them.

When guarantees fail in ties
Ashima fought with her parents so that she could marry Arvind lyenger, a boy from another caste. She was a kayasth from North India and he, a Brahmin from the South. 


Cyber crime on rise in the city
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — A case of cyber crime has recently come to light in the media. The police as well as citizens concerned are quite worried about the increasing cases of such crimes.

Thieves held, goods recovered
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — The police has arrested three thieves and recovered coloured three televisions, one gas cylinder and eight bicycles from them.

Sweets turn sour, dry fruits preferred
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — Festival season seems to bring little cheer for the sweet-sellers as most people have been opting for dry fruits instead of sweets. Leading sweet-sellers in the city revealed that unlike the past, this year they had not received any advance orders so far.


Batch timings irk students
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — Resentment prevails among students of postgraduate diploma in software exports and e-commerce which was started as a joint venture by Punjab Technical University and Asset International. 


Preparations on for Mohan Singh Mela
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — Prominent writers and singers from abroad would take part in the two-day 22nd Prof Mohan Singh Mela to be organised here on October 20 and 21.

Divine craftmanship for festive season
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — Indian craftsmen are known for their craftsmanship all over the world. During the festival season of Dasehra, Diwali, Gurpurab and later on Christmas and New Year, people do the year's purchasing of statues and idols.

DMCH celebrates founders' day
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — Dayanand Medical College and Hospital celebrated its foundation day today with pomp and show. The function was, among others, attended by faculty members, students, employees, former principals and students.


District teams announced
LUDHIANA, Oct 9 — The Ludhiana district teams of hockey, handball and kabaddi were announced here today for the Punjab State Women Games, scheduled to be held between October 12 and 14 at Hoshiarpur.


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