Thursday, October 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Racket in sale of women unearthed
KHANNA/ PAYAL, Oct 25 — The arrest of a couple from Jarkhar village, near Khanna, has unearthed a thriving racket in the sale of women from West Bengal to middle-aged men in this region.

Family “beaten up, robbed by police”
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Oct 25 — Mr Manmohan Singh, a resident of Bassi Pathana, in a complaint to the SSP has alleged that last night at about 1.30 am seven to eight persons allegedly in police commando uniforms entered his house and beat up his wife and daughter and took away jewellery they were wearing. 

IMA House dispute ends
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — The long-drawn battle over the possession of the Indian Medical Association building has finally been resolved with the building having been handed over to the IMA on October 16. The building was so far being used as a marriage palace.

Census officers hold meeting
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — A district-level conference- cum-training of Census Officers was held here, yesterday, in which Mr Inderjit Singh, Director Census Operations, Punjab, Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Mr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, Mr S.R. Kaler, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr Dalip Kumar, Additional Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, all SDMs, Tehsildars, BDOs, Naib-Tehsildars, master trainers, etc participated.



Divali sales touch a new peak
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — Culture, tradition and festivals have always been the hot favourites with the Ludhianvis. 


Visually challenged kids getting ready to celebrate Divali.
Visually challenged kids getting ready to celebrate Divali.
— Photo by Rajesh Bhambi



Dairy menace makes life hell for residents
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — In what could turn out to be an unprecedented move and a landmark in judicial history, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PHSRC) has taken cognizance of the dairies menace in some of the residential colonies in the city and the resultant collapse of civic amenities, making the lives of residents miserable.

Cut production costs, farmers told
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — A district-level farmers’ training camp was organised by Department of Agriculture at Pal Auditorium in Punjab Agricultural University here today to educate the farmers about coming rabi crops and to prepare them to face the challenges ahead, posed by GATT agreement. Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, Dr Kundal Lal Choudhry, Joint Director, Agriculture, Punjab and Dr Gurcharan Singh Rajajung, Chief Agriculture Officer, besides other senior officers of the Agriculture Department and the PAU experts, attended the camp.

Appoint SAD dist chief: Akali Jatha
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — A meeting of the district Akali Jatha held at Gurdwara Shahid Darshan Singh Pheruman here under the presidentship of Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, vice president and member SGPC, called upon the party high command to appoint a president of district unit of SAD.

Greeting cards available in post offices now
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — The hopes of the Postal Department, here, to earn quick revenue through the sale of greeting cards supplied by the Department of Postal Service, New Delhi, has failed to materialise due to the delay in arrival of the cards.

Online astrology
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — If you have any problems and want to consult an astrologer, you need not take any appointment and then move to his place. 



Steel re-rolling industry faces bleak future
GOBINDGARH, Oct 25 — The steel re-rolling industry of the this town is passing through a critical phase due to the recent changes in the national and international scenario of the industry.



A teenager dashing forward
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — Nivi Jaswal is a BA I (Psychology Honours) student in the local Government College for Women. The intricacies of human behaviour fascinate Nivi.


Popular Punjabi mirth-makers
LUDHIANA, Oct 25 — You meet Balvinder Bicky at Mohan Singh Mela at Daad Pind and the name does not impress you. But the very mention of ‘‘Chacha Raunki Ram’’ brings a smile on your face and you are reminded of the rustic character who with his satirical skits has been lambasting corruption and other ills of society.Top

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