Friday, October 13, 2000,
 Chandigarh, India



Gambling on the rise as police looks the other way
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — With the festive season just round the corner, the gamblers in the city are having a field day with crores of rupees exchanging hands everyday in the organised form of the game.

SDM told to get encroachment removed
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — About 40 complaints, most of them dealing with land disputes, revenue records and harassment by the police, were dealt with in the weekly ‘sangat darshan’ programme, presided over by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K.Sandhu, at the Mini Secretariat here today.

Kanshi warns against statute review
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — Bahujan Samaj Party chief Kanshi Ram today charged the BJP led National Democratic Alliance government of trying to subvert the Constitution of the country in the name of reviewing it.
BSP chief Kanshi Ram talking to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday.
BSP chief Kanshi Ram talking to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

PSEB told to pay for deficient services
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — In a significant judgement, the District Consumer Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to pay a compensation of Rs 4000 for harassment caused to a consumer due to deficient services rendered by the board.

Defer recovery of farmers’ loans: Barnala
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, former Union Food Minister, today urged the Punjab Government to defer the recovery of loans given to farmers by the cooperative societies in the wake of losses in the ongoing paddy procurement. 




By N.S.Tasneem
Nanda’s craving for song and music
lassical dance and classical music are ethereal by nature, whereas light music is earthy in essence. The common people develop a taste for geet and ghazal during their humdrum routine. 


Facts about sun dials
HIS refers to the write-up “Timeless wonder lying in wilderness”. I wish to state that these sun dials were installed in canal colonies on the banks of the big canals of Punjab during the British rule. Rain gauges and weather cocks, along with sun dials were a must in every big canal colony.



Shifting of telephone not easy in Ludhiana
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — How much time does it requires for shifting a telephone connection a distance of only 150 yards? Indefinite is the answer, if the Department of Telecommunication of the city is assigned the task.

Novel way of sowing paddy appreciated
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — To review the agricultural activities in the district and to see the paddy fields without pudding, Mr S. R. Kler, Additional Deputy Commissioner, and Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation along with Dr Gurcharan Singh Rajajung, Chief Agricultural Officer, yesterday visited farms of Dr Daler Singh.

YC protest against price hike
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — The Youth Congress workers, led by district Youth Congress president, Mr Parminder Mehta, took out a protest march on Rajpura Road in Haibowal area today to raise their voice against the increase in prices of petroleum products, effected by the Union Government.

Is dua more powerful than dawa?
nee surgery on the Prime Minister has been a hot topic of discussion. In one of the news channel, a report by Dr Ranawat said he was doing fine and was walking with the help of an attendant.



Bausch & Lomb, NIIT tie-up
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — To increase awareness about vision care and offer career counselling to students, Bausch & Lomb and NIIT have tied up to hold roadshows titled ‘Confident Look E-Fest’ at 10 colleges here.



PAU panel to review research
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — Acting on the advice of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the Punjab Agricultural University here has constituted PEER Committee for reviewing the research, extension and teaching work in the university. 

Recast of college governing bodies to be mandatory
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — With the publication of the Panjab University gazette of this year, implementation of certain major amendments regarding the restructuring of managing committees of non-government colleges, decided earlier by the university Senate, will come into operation.

Students made aware of dengue
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — To educate the students about causes, effects and prevention of dengue fever, an awareness programme was organised by the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha at the Sanatan Dharam Senior Secondary School for Girls and S. N. Jain Senior Secondary School here today.



Dance drama on Oct 29
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam will present a unique dance drama titled “Ram” by the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra here on October 29.


Dengue prevention measures reviewed
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — A high-level meeting of the officers of the Health Department and the Municipal Corporation was held here today. 

IMA members' clarification
LUDHIANA, Oct 12 — Local members of the Indian Medical Association took an exception to the statement of one of its former president that the IMA bhavan was under the managing committee of 10 persons, who had contributed towards its construction.Top


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