Wednesday, October 18, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Mend ways or face action
Administration tells marriage palaces
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — The district administration has decided to come down heavily on the city marriage palace owners who have been directed to strictly comply with the rules and regulations and the directions issued with regard to control over noise pollution, failing which stern action would be taken against them.

One of the marriage palaces in Ludhiana.

Sweets’ sales up, quality down
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — Sweets have a special significance in Divali season. Sweet makers do a lot of business at this time of the year. 

Number of dengue cases reaches 65
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — After 12 more patients were admitted to various hospitals here today, the number of persons suffering from dengue in the city has risen to 65. 

CMC controversy takes new turn
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — The controversy regarding the naming of the private out patients department in the Christian Medical College and Hospital after Taradevi, the mother of a local businessman, took a new turn today with most of the people who were reportedly opposing the move dissociating themselves at the last minute.



BJP President to visit Punjab on Oct 19
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — The national President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mr Bangaru Lakshman, will visit to Punjab on October 19. This was stated by the district President of the party, Mr Harbans Lal Sethi, while presiding over a party meeting here today.

CPF accounts of PAU employees updated
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — Contributory provident fund (CPF) accounts of about 7,000 employees of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, have been updated.

BKU contests govt version on suicides
SAHNEWAL, Oct 17 — The National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union Mr Rajewal, while condemning the attitude of the government, told reporters that he was surprised to note the version of the administration regarding the deaths of farmers. 


Graduating from driving schools
PROPOS of the article on “Graduating from Driving Schools”, I would like to draw your correspondent’s attention towards sub section 4 of section 9 of the Indian Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, which runs as under :


The cultural scene in Ludhiana, where culture was synonymous with agriculture till not very long ago, is slowly but surely undergoing a change, thanks largely to the efforts of the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam, a voluntary organisation floated at the initiative certain eminent citizens with the avowed objective of promoting artistic expressions through dance, drama, music and other performing arts as also creating awareness about our culture.



Inspired by woman-centred serials
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — A doctor who fell in love with a fellow student in medical college, married him against the wishes of her parents.

PAU employee awaits retirement benefits
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — Dr Bhag Singh Sohi,who retired from Punjab Agricultural University as entomologist on September 30, 1998, has alleged that despite the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the university authorities have not yet made the payment of all his retirement dues.

‘Pest control should be biological’
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — The Indian Society for the Advancement of Insect Science (INSAIS) organised a lecture by Dr S.P. Singh, Project Director of the Directorate of Biological Control in Bangalore, in the Punjab Agricultural University, here today. Dr G.S. Kalkat, Vice-Chancellor of the university, also attended the function.

City goes the party way
LUDHIANA, October 17 — Though the city is still miles from acquiring a true cosmopolitan character, it is certainly on the way to the Western party culture hitherto confined to only Goa and cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai.

AISSF supports Bibi Jagir Kaur
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — Bibi Jagir Kaur has been ditched by her followers in the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) after the CBI has registered an FIR in the Harpreet Kaur case.

Talwandi hails package for farmers
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, Senior Vice-President of the Shiromani Akali Dal and Chairman of the Disciplinary Action Committee of the party, has hailed the special package of Rs 350 crore announced by the Union Government for Punjab farmers by way of compensation for distress sales and further relaxation in the specifications of foodgrain.

'Release salaries of panchayat staff'
SAMRALA, Oct 17 — Mr Hari Singh Tohra, President, Punjab State Karamchari Dal, requested Mr Parkash Singh Badal to order the release of the salaries of the panchayat secretaries and samiti employees.



A shopping treat on roadside
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — Ferozepore Road that leads to Wagah Border is buzzing with activity these days. Not the entire road of course, but the stretch that starts from Milk Plant onwards till the octroi post.



He beat odds to become champion
LUDHIANA, Oct 17 — Imagine an underprivileged boy, living in a small room in a stadium, becoming a national badminton champion. Harish Chander is that boy. His father is a watchman in the local Shastri Badminton Hall.Top

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