Friday, November 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Armed robbers strike again in periphery; kill two of family
NANDPUR(Ludhiana), Nov 2 — Two persons were killed and eight seriously injured in yet another daring incident of armed robbery in the city when a group of seven to eight miscreants struck at a house in Nandpur village, 16 km from Ludhiana, last night.

Avtar Singh, whose wife was killed by the robbers, 
narrates the sequence of events at his residence
in Nandpur, near Sahnewal, and (right) people who
gathered at their residence to mourn the tragedy
on Thursday. — Photos by Rajesh Bhambi

Randhawa best book award for Jalota, Prihar
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — The book, Reducing Soil Water Evaporation With Tillage and Straw Mulching by Dr S.K. Jalota and Dr S.S. Prihar has been selected for the Dr M.S. Randhawa best book award for the year 1998.



Telecom men face the music
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — Officials of the local division of the Telecom Department here faced the ire of the newly appointed Telephone Advisory Committee members in the first meeting today since August this year.

Run-for-power rally by PSEB
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — In a bid to step up its efforts to curb theft and misuse of electricity, the Punjab State Electricity Board organised a run for power in the city today.

The scientist as creative writer
HE other day he told me that it was very difficult to write for children. One has to be at the intellectual level of children to compose poems, short stories and plays for them. To write plays and then enact them on the stage is an uphill task.



Review power tariff hike, pleads BJP
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — In a significant move, the district unit of the Bharatiya janata party (BJP) today pleaded for rolling back the recent hike in power tariff in the state in view of, what it described, ''the crisis facing the trade and industry for quite some time and the inability of the consumers to absorb any additional financial burden.''

Pensioners' plea to government
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — The Fifth Pay Commission made recommendations for the pensioners i.e. restoring of commuted pension after 12 years instead of 15 years, pension on the last pay drawn instead of 10 months and 1 per cent hike in pension per year who had put in more than of 33 years of service.

Hobby classes: a hot favourite among women
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — In the last two years, many hobby classes for women have opened in Ludhiana. One can find an art centre in almost every corner, from Dugri to Haibowal, to Dandi Swami.



Exporters’ charge against Concor
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — Is the local branch of the Container Corporation of India (Concor) at Dry Port Dhandari Kalan amassing profit worth crores of rupees “wrongfully” at the expense of exporters of this industrial city?



IT students face problems
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — Namita is doing a one-year diploma course in web engineering from a national-level computer institute. She started the course in November last year with much zeal, thinking that in a year she would be a diploma holder and would move abroad. 

Few students visit PU extension library
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — The Panjab University Extension Library was set up in 1968 in Ludhiana.

Computer institute sans computers
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — Ever seen a computer institute sans computers? Well! visit the Government Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, to witness this unique situation.

Career Advancement Scheme for teachers controversial
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — Even as scores of teachers of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) are anxiously waiting for assessment and promotion under the new Career Advancement Scheme, which has been introduced with retrospective effect from January 1, 1996, the scheme itself has been bogged down by controversies.



Anti-ageing cures: how effective?
Youth as a stage of life has fascinated humankind since time immemorial. But never has the yearning for youth been so conspicuously overwhelming as in the present times.

Dental camp at Ek Prayaas
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — A dental check-up camp was held at Ek Prayaas, an institute for children with special needs, by doctors of Christian Dental College here today.



PU women’s sport meet
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — The Panjab University Inter-College Women Tournament is scheduled to be held from November 6 to 7 at Shri Har Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Gursar Sidhar.

Basketball tourney from Nov 6
LUDHIANA, Nov 2 — The 51st basketball championship and second Ludhiana League championship for senior and junior (school section) and women and men will start on November 6 at Guru Nanak Stadium.Top

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