Wednesday, October 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Police closes in on Satyam Info
Hosting of porn site
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — One of the major players in the Indian IT world, Satyam Infoways, finds itself embroiled in the controversy over a local netizen creating a website,, that cast aspersions over the lifestyles of the wards of some top guns in the megacity.

Amarinder confident of retaining PCC presidentship
JAGRAON, Oct 10 — Notwithstanding the defeat in the Sunam assembly byelection, the Pradesh Congress Committee President, Capt Amarinder Singh, appears to be confident about retaining his job in the organisational elections scheduled for next month.

Re-appear students seek grace marks
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — Resentment prevails among MA first year students of Panjab University who appeared for partial re-appear of the examination this year.

Kidnapping turns out to be elopement
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — That love is all powerful and can force one to revolt against one's family is evident in the case of elopement of two adults.

‘Shopping mall culture alien to India’
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — The Indian consumer market may have expanded rapidly in recent years but it is still quite far off from the "shopping mall culture" which pervades the West as also some of the countries of the East and West Asia.

Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, and SAD leader Jagdev Singh Talwandi visit the mandis in Raikot area in Ludhiana district to supervise the paddy procurement.
Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, and SAD leader Jagdev Singh Talwandi visit the mandis in Raikot area in Ludhiana district to supervise the paddy procurement on Tuesday. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma
DC warns staff of procurement agencies
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — With a view to speeding up the procurement and lifting of paddy in the mandis Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, senior vice-president and chairman of Disciplinary Action Committee of SAD. 

Sukhleena Minhas


Divali may still be a couple of weeks away, but candle illuminations at night have become the order of the day in Ludhiana. Illumination at night is not entirely attributable to the Divali spirit. A part of the illumination is due to the superstitious beliefs some people have even in this modern age: they want to ward off evil spirits at an auspicious occasion .


Excellent coverage of medical topics
he coverage to the various topics related to the medical community has been extraordinary in Ludhiana Tribune. Since the various controversies erupted regarding the medical profession, your paper has shown an ethical path to the public as well as the medical community.


KVKs a boon for farmers
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — Krishi Vigyan Kendras are district-level farm science centres which have been established in the length and breadth of the country by ICAR, for speedy transfer of technology to the farmers’ fields. 

PAU experts’ advice on rabi crops
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — Experts of Punjab Agricultural University(PAU) have given some important hints to the farmers for getting maximum yields from the rabi crops which are to be sown in October/November.

Youth crushed under train
SAHNEWAL, Oct 10 — A youngman of 27 was crushed under Shatabdi Express near Sahnewal yesterday.

Govt pensioners seek old-age allowance
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — The Government Pensioners’ Association has demanded the immediate implementation of the old-age allowance at the age of 65.

Shiv Sena assists 51 widows
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — The Shiv Sena extended assistance in cash and kind to 51 widows in a function organised in Mahavir Mandir in Gur Mandi here. 



Industry criticises petrol price hike
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — Mr Joginder Kumar and Mr O.P. Jindal, president of the Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India and president of the Focal Point Association, Ludhiana, respectively, have criticised the hefty hike of petroleum products. They said the proposed oil price hike will have an inflationary effect on the entire economy, particularly in the industrial sector a and on the common man in general.

Container freight station commissioned
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — The opening of a new container freight station in Ludhiana will go a long way to help importers and exporters of the region.



PCCTU demands equal pay for equal work
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union has urged Master Mohan Lal, Minister of Higher Education, Punjab, to issue instructions to all the non-government colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh not to flout the principle of equal pay for equal work in their institutions, in light of the recent judgement of the Supreme Court in this regard.

Inter-college debate on Oct 16
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — The Ludhiana Citizens’ Health Council is organising an inter-college debate on the topic "Ludhiana: rich in wealth and poor in health" on October 16 at the Government College for Women.

Polytechnic inaugurated at Jodhan
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — To impart training in tailoring, radio and television technology to unemployed, rural youth, a new polytechnic was inaugurated by Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Minister for Technical Education, at Jodhan, 20 km from here, yesterday.



Dancing is her passion
LUDHIANA, Oct 10 — Tall and lissome Sukhleena Minhas is a girl who holds promise. Dancing, especially classical, is her forte. Her feet work magic bringing alive the old world charm of grace and dignity. "Dance, for me is sheer poetry in motion, " explained Sukhleena when asked about her passion for dancing. She is the final year student of business administration in Khalsa College.


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