Tuesday, October 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PAU team flouts rules
Banned from youth festivals for 2 years
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — The officials in the Punjab Agricultural University here are busy in damage control measures as the PAU team that had gone to participate in the youth festival held at Jorhat in Assam was disqualified and banned for two years from participating in any youth festival for allegedly flouting the rules of participation. The team was also divested off all the medals and trophies it had won in the festival.

Consumers ‘harassed’ by PSEB staff
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — The Management and unions of the Punjab State Electricity Board have been busy in launching protests against privatisation and free electricity supply to the agriculture sector. Various consumer service schemes are talked about by them from time to time but the ground situation is totally different.

SHO refutes allegations
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — Inspector Santokh Singh, Station House Officer, police division No. 5, who has been accused of illegally detaining Congress worker, Mr Rakesh Sood, has refuted the allegations levelled against him. He has accused the Congress worker of being in an inebriated condition and beating up innocent people.


Domestic violence on the rise in city
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — In Ludhiana, domestic violence committed against women is increasing at an alarming rate. Mr Kuldeep Singh, SSP, Ludhiana, said, “In Ludhiana, maximum number of domestic violence cases are reported. And we are very liberal. We register the case of any woman who comes to us with her complaint. 

Govt backing land grabbers: sarpanches
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — Sarpanches from over 36 villages in the Bet area of the district today alleged that massive encroachment of panchayat lands by influential persons at several places and the ruling party functionaries and the administration extending overt and covert support to offenders.

Juggling with the budget
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — The rising prices are like a galloping horse sans rider. It leaves one stunned, gasping and wondering as to how to make two ends meet. The costs of all essential commodities having risen manifolds over the past few years. It is the prime concern of every householder to juggle the budget as best as possible.

MC staff stage dharna 
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — Employees of the Municipal Corporation continued their agitation in support of their demands on Monday with five activists of the Municipal Workers Union sitting on a dharna and a protest rally being organised at the main gate of MC headquarters.

Dhanwantary Jayanti celebrated 
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — Dabur Ayurvedic Specialities Ltd organised a function to mark the Dhanwantary Jayanti celebrations here on Saturday. Mr G. Saran, Commissioner Income Tax, presided over the function.


A school with rich heritage
IME is like an archaeological site. From top to bottom, from layer to layer, you discover the signature of the past, distant past, and the more distant past. Educational institutions deserve a keener and deeper study than they receive. People who forget their past have already lost the future. Heritage is never automatic; a generation has to deserve to inherit it. An institution can develop only if it has developed its traditions. Arya Senior Secondary School (Ludhiana) merits a closer and clearer review by the citizens. It is a rare institution considering its teachers and its alumni.


KIMT girls vie for Ms Fresher’s title 
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — More than 30 first year BBA and BCA students of Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology, Ghumar Mandi, vied for the Ms Fresher’s contest held here today.

Two generations at crossroads
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — The old and the young find themselves in a tight spot due to the gulf between their thinking and behaviour towards each other.

Participants of the Ms Freshers contest held at the Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

A relic of the Ranjit Singh era
PHILLAUR, Oct 23 — Maharaja Ranjit Singh Fort here has come a long way. From ruins in the early 17th century to a serai in 1657, sort of a mud fort in the 18th century, military bastion of the Sher-e-Punjab in 1809-12 to the Police Training College of the British and finally to the Punjab Police Academy after the Independence.

Reports on distress sale ‘motivated’ 
KHANNA, Oct 23 — Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, Food and Supplies Minister, Punjab, criticising leaders of the Congress, the AHSAD and the BKU, said the statements of these leaders regarding the distress sale of paddy and slow procurement were politically motivated.


Man kills wife 
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — A woman is alleged to have been murdered by her husband upon being refused money for buying liquor.


Website on Ludhiana market launched
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — A new website, ludhianamarket.com, has been launched by Unific Information Technology Limited, a software company based at Chandigarh. This website offers the latest update on the industry and market of Ludhiana. Apart from the news section, ludhianamarket.com has separate sections devoted to advertisements, classified, yellow pages, events and my city.

Industry sore with PSEB
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — The PSEB has reconstituted a zonal-level Dispute Settlement Committee which consists of officials of the board, ignoring the long-pending demand of the industry to include industrial representatives in the committee.

Maruti celebrates year of service 


A creative touch to gifts
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — Students of the J.D. Institute of Fashion and Technology spent a week decorating sweet boxes to be presented as gifts. They made use of ordinary cardboard boxes and covered these with a mixture of plaster of paris and flour. After the mixture dried, they painted the boxes with oil colour and added touches of gold and silver colours to enhance their beauty. On some of the boxes, they affixed small statues of gods and goddesses to add to the their appeal.


Thalassaemia project launched
LUDHIANA, Oct 23 — To create awareness against thalassaemia, the Indian Council of Medical Research has planned a new project in community control of thalassaemia in the Christian Medical College and Hospital. The project was inaugurated by Dr Silas J. Charles, Director, CMC.


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