Saturday, October 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Rail roko move fizzles out
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — The much-publicised plan of a number of farmers' organizations to paralyse rail traffic in the district today, in protest against the slow purchase of paddy by government agencies, did not take off as anticipated.

Mere haathon mein nau-nau chooriyan hain. Women and girls flock to a bangle shop in preparation for Karva Chauth, which falls on Monday.

Mere haathon mein nau-nau chooriyan hain. Women and girls flock to a bangle shop in preparation for Karva Chauth, which falls on Monday. For details see also page 2 & 3. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Porn website: police registers case
Satyam Infoways refutes charge

LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — After deliberating on the nuances of the Information Technology Act, 2000 for almost 10 days, the local police has finally registered a case for creating a pornographic website that had cast aspersions on the lifestyles of wards of a number of top guns in the city.

My nightmare with
t was one of those days in September that I logged on to the computer to chat. The chatting bug had really bitten me and the most coveted place to chat for the people in Ludhiana was (I seek you) was the most happening place to chat and if you chatted there, you were considered cool. 

Income tax raids lead to further clues
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — Income Tax officials are believed to have stumbled over revealing details about the earnings of a number of doctors in Ludhiana, who are allegedly in league with some leading scan centres for referring patients. 



PAU cheated of Rs 35 lakh?
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — An electronic firm of the city has allegedly duped Punjab Agricultural University of over Rs35 lakh. The firm had entered into a contract with the university in 1987 to set up an air- conditioning plant in a laboratory of the college of Veterinary Science, but the proprietor of the firm has reportedly disappeared after pocketing the hefty amount.

Alert driver averts mishap
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Oct 13 — The alert driver of a good train saved many lives today at the Sirhind railway crossing when hundreds of farmers led by Dr Harbans Lal, MLA, Sirhind, blocked rail traffic in protest against the distress sale of paddy in the district. The level-crossing was closed and there was green signal for the train coming from the Ambala side at that time.

HE City is going to witness a festival, meant specially for women the ‘Karva Chauth’. Most of the clubs will organise ‘Karva Chauth’ celebrations. They have issued beautiful circulars to their members and have offered many attractions such as lucky draws, punctuality draws, fancy bangles, bindis, candle stands and tombola. 


Melting pot of different cultures
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — Ludhiana is fast becoming the melting pot of different cultures. People from UP and Bihar are the most visible non-Punjabis in Ludhiana. Be it agriculture, craftsmanship or teaching — their presence is significant.

Aggressive beggars fleece Ludhianvis
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — The so-called Manchester of India, may soon be renamed ‘the city of beggars’ as an entirely new breed of aggressive beggars is emerging here.

Sending fax through Internet
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — You can send fax from your place, even if you do not have a fax machine. All you need to have is a computer with the Internet connection and a software which will enable you to fax the message. For this, you need not have the STD or ISD facility for sending fax message to far-off places.

Shobha yatras taken out
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — Several functions were organised and shobha yatras taken out on the eve of Valmiki Jayanti in the city on Friday. 

Made for each other
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — Almost all Indian women keep the ‘Karva Chauth’ fast with great faith and devotion. They wait for the fast with much interest. 

Women gear up for Karva Chauth
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — A two-day fete on the occasion of Karva Chauth was opened at a leading beauty parlour here today

Redress grievances, police told
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Oct 13 — The district police today organised a police-public interaction programme at the Sirhind police station under the community policing scheme initiated by the DGP, Punjab, to strengthen the police-public relations.



Traders against ST at first stage
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — The Punjab Government's reported move to introduce sales tax on steel at the first stage will sound the death knell of hundreds of steel rolling mills in Punjab that are already passing through bad times. 

PSIEC fails to fulfil promises
LUDHIANA, Oct 13 — In a memorandum to the Chief Minister, the Knitwear Club has alleged that industrialists are grappling with problems as a consequence of poor planning and lack of foresight on the part of Punjab State Industries and Export Corporation Ltd. The problem is further aggravated due to the unhelpful attitude of the PSIEC.



Relief camp for needy
DORAHA, Oct 13 — A relief camp for the needy was organised at Satnam Nagar with the joint efforts of the First-Aid Police Post and the B.S.B. Welfare Society, Doraha. A free eye-operation camp was inaugurated by Mr B.S. Sidhu, D.S.P., Payal subdivision.

Donating blood is his passion
SAHNEWAL, Oct 13 — Mr Gursharanjit is a philanthropist whose life speaks volumes about his devotion to humankind. He is 46 and has already donated blood 51 times to the blood bank.Top

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