Tuesday, October 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Deaths not related to paddy issue: Admn
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — While reports of mysterious deaths of farmers due to poor paddy procurement continue to pour in from different parts of the state in general and the district in particular, the administration here contradicted the reports, claiming that the deaths were not at all related to poor paddy procurement.

Cong rejects paddy package
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — The General Secretary of the All-India Congress Committee and controller of the party affairs in Punjab, Mr Moti Lal Vora, today, rejected the Rs 350 crore central package for Punjab for the purchase of paddy.

Siti Cable stealing Star TV signals
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — While watching the Star Plus show Kaun Banega Crorepati the other day, viewers of the city saw a message “Siti Cable saada signal chori kar riha hai” flash on their TV screens repeatedly.

Four killed in road accident
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — Four persons were killed and six injured in a head-on collision between the Canter and a truck on the GT Road near the Jagraon Sugar Mill this morning. Two cattle were also injured in this accident.

Woman, child kidnapped
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — A woman and her eight-month-old child are alleged to have been kidnapped by some unidentified persons on the evening of October 14.

Body found
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — The police recovered the body of a Gorkha youth on a roadside near Government Polytechnic in the Rishi Nagar locality this morning. 

One held for fraud
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — The anti-fraud staff have arrested a man on the charges of cheating, fraud, impersonation and hatching a criminal conspiracy in order to get a piece of land in his name by putting up a fake identity of Seetal Singh.

Ms Asha Miglani, President of the Geetanjali Ladies Club, gives away prize to one of the participants during the Karva Queen contest in Ludhiana on Monday.
Ms Asha Miglani, President of the Geetanjali Ladies Club, gives away prize to one of the participants during the Karva Queen contest in Ludhiana on Monday. 
 — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


One of the mentally challenged students of Ek Prayas sells items at a stall specially set up at the Laxmi Ladies Club in Ludhiana. A "prayas" in the right direction
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — Ek Prayas a school for mentally-challenged students, grooms the personality of such children in the best possible manner. The students are made to feel that they are part of society.

One of the mentally challenged students of Ek Prayas sells items at a stall specially set up at the Laxmi Ladies Club in Ludhiana.
 — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Tributes paid to Banda Bahadur
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — Rich tributes were paid to Banda Bahadur on his 330th birth anniversary at a function organised by the Bairagi Maha Mandal (BMM) in Guru Nanak Bhavan here today.

Designer gardens: a respite from industrial ennui
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — Cascading waterfalls, gushing fountains, pebble-strewn streams-the ambience is perfectly suited to luxuriate in the lap of nature. 

Ludhiana owes it to Kashmiris
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — Ludhiana is popularly known as ‘Manchester of India’. But few persons know how huge concentration of industry took place here. 

Sheetal is Karva Queen
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — The Geetanjali Ladies Club today celebrated Karva Chauth by choosing Karva Queen and presented gifts to the club members.



2 held for storing crackers
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — The police has booked two persons in Mohalla Ranjit Nagar for violating the orders of the Ludhiana District Magistrate by storing crackers and other explosive material in their house. 


‘Textile industry has bright future’
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — There have been some apprehensions among local garment manufacturers in recent times about the entry of China into the WTO, and about the threat from new competitors like Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Words can’t make products good
dvertising is the fine art of exaggeration. At times, it can be most misleading. Advertisements have a great impact on people, so, advertisers should project in the advertisement what is true and not vulgar.

Ludhianabiz.com launched
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — To give a boost to business in Ludhiana, ludhianabiz.com, a web portal, was launched by Web Creations Internet Services here yesterday.



Harad — king of medicinal plants
ARAD (Sanskrit — Abhya, Pathya and Haritaki; Botanical — Terminalia chebula) is a well-known plant of ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. Its medium-sized tree is found in the forests of hilly areas up to the height of 5000 feet. 

Rotary Club to start campaign against polio
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — The Rotary Club Ludhiana Southend yesterday honoured former Test cricketer Yashpal Sharma and Mr Hari Bassi, an expert in quality control, and announced launching of a campaign against polio in the city in near future.



SDP College wins debate
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — Industrial Pollution Control Committee, an off-shoot of Ludhiana Citizens Health Council, organised an inter-college debate on “Ludhiana : rich in wealth and poor in health” at the Government College for Women here today.

Ludhiana girls win overall title
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — Ludhiana athletes dominated the proceedings at the Punjab State Women’s Games that concluded on Saturday at Hoshiarpur.

City needs cricket stadium: Yashpal
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — Yashpal Sharma , a gutsy middle order batsman of the Indian cricket team and the only cricketer of repute produced by this industrial city, is a sad man when it comes to the prevailing facilities of cricket here.

Punjab & Sind Bank sport meet
LUDHIANA, Oct 16 — Bara Singh and Mohan Singh stole the show in the two-day Annual Sports meet of the Punjab and Sind Bank (Ludhiana zone) that concluded here, yesterday. Bara Singh and Mohan Singh won three golds each in athletics.Top


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