Monday, October 23, 2000,
 Chandigarh, India



PAU campus school Principal shifted
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — The Principal of the PAU campus school, Mr Chander Hans Puri, has been transferred. According to sources, the transfer is the fallout of a scuffle between two students of the school.

FCI godowns nuisance for residents
Weevils, fungi make life miserable

LUDHIANA, Oct 22 —Godowns of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the residential area of focal point have become a nuisance for the residents of neighboring colonies. The reasons are not far to seek.

Bibi should quit on moral grounds: Tohra
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — Without demanding the removal of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Bibi Jagir Kaur for her alleged role in the death of her daughter, the former SGPC chief and the president of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, feels that she should resign on moral grounds for all that has happened.

Road digging in Chaura Bazar evokes protests
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — Massive road digging work carried out by a contractor of the municipal corporation to lay storm water drainage pipes in the main commercial centre of Chaura Bazar has evoked strong resentment from the shopkeepers and traders.

Farmers sitting on an indefinite fast in the Khanna grain market .
Farmers sitting on an indefinite fast in the Khanna grain market on Sunday. —  Photo by Iqbal Singh

Cha di chaa hai.



Chandraswami solemnises 500 marriages
BADHOWAL (Ludhiana), Oct 22 — Notwithstanding the chaos, confusion and stampede, it was a colourful occasion on the sprawling premises of Bhai Ghanaya Charitable and Public Service Society for about 1000 young men and women from various states and different religions, who were paired into 500 couples. 

Lure of foreign land: two youths duped
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — Two youths of the area have been duped in different cases under the pretext of sending them abroad.

Aliwal warns against anti-party activities
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — The youth wing of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and controversies have become synonymous with each other and the youth wing president Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, a former member of Lok Sabha, has been, of late finding it difficult to keep his flock together, more so due to the fact that all those challenging his leadership and demanding his removal, claim to enjoy the support of former union minister Mr Sukhbir Badal.

Kidnapped boy found
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Oct 22 — Sandeep Kumar, a student of Class XI of Baba Dayalpuri Senior Secondary School, Sirhind township, who was allegedly kidnapped on October 19, was recovered in an unconscious condition on Friday evening.



Fast by farmers continues
KHANNA, Oct 22 — Indefinite fast by two Khanna farmers against the negative attitude of the government procurement agencies entered the second day today.

‘Check the menace of Divali gifts’
SAMRALA, Oct 22 — Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, national general secretary of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, while talking to media demanded that the Punjab Vigilance Department should stop running after “small fries of corruption” and “prepare to catch big fishes” keeping in view the Divali festival.



28 arrested for gambling
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — Twentyeight persons were arrested here today from various parts of the city on gambling charges.


The cup that cheers
Cha di chaa hai. These days most of the people want a cup of tea by their bedside and only after sipping a few sips, the eyes open and the person becomes functional.

10 bank branches earmarked for depositing cess
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — In order to facilitate dealers to deposit the Social Security Cess levied by the Punjab government under the Punjab Social Security Act from April 11, 2000, at the rate of 10 per cent on sales tax or purchase tax, ten branches of different banks have been earmarked in the Ludhiana district, where accounts of Social Security and Development of Women and Child Department, Punjab, have been opened, in which the Security Cess can be deposited.

PNB gets award
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — The Governor of Punjab, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob, presented 20th Century Best Services Award to Mr Keshav Aggarwal, Deputy General Manager, PNB, Punjab zone, and Mr K.I. Singh, Senior Regional Manager, PNB, Ludhiana region, at a function held on Saturday in connection with the celebration of Disability — 2000 Millennium and International (World) White Cane Day.

Bank registers 25.57 net profit
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — IndusInd Bank has registered a 25.57 per cent increase in net profit for the half year which ended on September 30, as compared to the corresponding period of the last year. Bank’s thrust on retail segment has brought in a number of initiatives providing for all customer needs under one roof. 



PAU’s distance courses benefiting farmers
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — Apart from numerous other ways in which Punjab Agricultural University is lending a helping hand to the farming community of the state, it is also running correspondence courses for both practising farmers and farm women. 

IT export units seek help
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — The Association of Computer Entrepreneurs celebrated Divali nite at a resort here on Friday. Several local software engineers, hardware dealers and website designers took part in the celebrations.

Founder’s day celebrated
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — The students, staff and the management of the four Sidhwan institutes, Guru Hargobind Public Senior Secondary School, Sikh Girls’ High School, GHG Harparkash College of Education and Khalsa College for Women, celebrated founder’s day on the campus here yesterday.

Painting contest a big draw
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — A painting competition was held at Arya Boys’ Senior Secondary School, Old Sabzi Mandi, here yesterday. All the students of the school participated in the competition. The contest was divided into five groups.



Awareness about dental diseases lacking
LUDHIANA, Oct 22 — There is a lack of awareness among school students regarding dental diseases. The students of rural and semi-urban areas are unaware of the techniques of brushing and flossing. Even some school teachers lack knowledge about these diseases.


Football tourney

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