Saturday, October 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Protect rights of disabled: Governor
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — Punjab Governor Lt-Gen (retd.) JFR Jacob today called upon people to ensure that human rights of people, particularly the disabled, are protected. He emphasised the need to strive for the recognition and protection of human rights of all in the new millennium. He regretted that the basic human rights were denied to a major section of the population, including 600 million disabled children, women and men in the world.

MC men sore at losing office vehicles
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — The order of the state government to take back office vehicles from officials of all municipal corporations in the state have created a difficult situation. Apparently, the decision will create more problems than it will solve.

Wife’s ‘affairs’ force man to end life
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — A man allegedly committed suicide here after being reportedly humiliated by his wife and her paramours. The police has booked the man’s wife, her brother and two paramours on charges of inciting the person to commit suicide.

Mohan Singh Mela a big draw
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — The two-day 22nd Professor Mohan Singh Mela began here today. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, and the city Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, garlanded the statue of the great Punjabi poet at Aarti Cinema Chowk on Ferozepore Road. Mr Sandhu said the 22-year-old literary and cultural event had now become a mass movement.


Mini-buses, major discomfort
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — In this ever-expanding industrial city, simple rules of the road like keeping to the left and giving way to an overtaking vehicle, it seems, apply to every road-user except the privileged lords of the road — the yellow mini-local buses.

HE city is wearing a bridal look, with most of the marriage palaces brightly illuminated. The ambience in markets is cheerful as people have begun their Divali shopping sprees.


District Courts need overbridge
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — The need for a pedestrian overbridge to connect Old District Courts and the new complex across the fountain chowk and courts chowk near the Punjab Agricultural University Extension Library, is being strongly felt these days.

Villagers demand shifting of poultry farm
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — Residents of Lalton village near here have expressed resentment over the setting up of a poultry farm near their village. They have also criticised the ‘attitude’ of some officials of the Deputy Commissioner’s office who had not forwarded their complaint for inclusion in one weekly Sangat Darshan programme.

Hans happy to find talent in city
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — Tara Punjabi channel held a talent-hunt contest Tara Suran De Hamsafar here. The compere of the show was Hans Raj Hans. The event was held in Guru Nanak Bhavan by past evening and continued well past 2 a.m. It was a memorable night. Hans took digs at himself and demonstrated his tremendous knowledge of Punjabi folklore. However, he presented only one song.

Hans Raj Hans and Satinder anchor Tara Suran De Humsafar in Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi


13 held for gambling
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — The police has arrested 13 persons for gambling in four different cases and recovered a sum of Rs 23,925 from them. According to information available, the CIA Staff team arrested three persons — Mangat Rai Gupta, Anil Kumar and Jusaf — while they were gambling in Hotel Tip Top near the local bus stand here last night. A sum of Rs 8700 was also recovered from them along with a pack of playing cards.


Stress on poverty alleviation 
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — To discuss the achievements of the Annual Credit Plan 2000-2001, the Punjab and Sind Bank convened the district consultative committee meeting for the quarter ending June 2000.

Tempting readers with gifts
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — The readers of magazines never had it so good. They have been flooded with offers of a wide variety of gifts that go with long-term subscriptions. The offers are so tempting that many are willing to pay the lump sum subscription.


Students exhibit painting skills
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — A talent search for students of commercial arts was conducted at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, here today.

Topper awaits scholarship
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — Antarjyoti Ghai who passed MA (II) from the Khalsa College for Women in 1998 and was topper of Panjab University is still awaiting national scholarship for the session 1997-98.

Schools upgraded
LUDHIANA, Oct 20 — Out of the total 1,053 government schools upgraded by the Punjab Council of Ministers, the status of seven city schools has also been raised.


Seminar on prostatic diseases


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