Saturday, November 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



No clue to Nandpur robbery
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — Even as the police remains clueless about the series of armed robberies in the region, the robbers continue to strike.

Re-registration of doctors in the offing
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — Doctors across the country will soon need to get themselves re-registered after every five years. 

All medical colleges must have blood banks: MCI
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — The Medical Council of India (MCI) has made it mandatory for all medical colleges in the country to establish a blood bank with all required facilities.

Auction of centre stayed
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — The auction of commercial sites on the land reserved for a community centre in the posh Model Town Extension locality in the city, conducted by Ludhiana improvement trust here today, has run into trouble, following a stay order granted by the court of Mr A.K.Mehta, additional civil judge (senior division), on the application filed by Mr J.S.Chugh, advocate.

Record proves costly for Telecom Department
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — The fortnightly telephone-meter-reading record proved to be costly for the local division of the Telecom Circle. On the basis of this record, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum figured out that the claims of the department regarding a complaint filed by an advocate were wrong.



College students go on strike
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — To protest against the fee hike introduced by Panjab University, students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College went on strike today.

Youth programmes extended
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — In addition to accomplishing its avowed mandate of serving the farmers of Punjab, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is also harnessing the energies of the rural youth to achieve the cherished goals of socio-economic development and national reconstruction through its Rural Youth Development Programme. 

One has not seen a blue sky in Ludhiana for a long time now. Early morning, one can see a misty sky of nondescript colour. It saddens one to see rampant pollution. Chill in the air in the morning foretells the arrival of winter, but the afternoon heat suggests that it will be mild.


Laljit Singh, Surinder Kumar and Gurvinder Singh Punani. Physically challenged get a raw deal
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — “Why do we need to live on people’s mercy? I know, I can not compete with others as I am physically challenged.

Laljit Singh, Surinder Kumar and
Gurvinder Singh Punani. 
— Photos by Inderjit Verma

PSEB directed to refund amount
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to refund an amount of Rs 2,903, charged excessively from a consumer.

Will the PAU post row end now?
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — The post of the Director of Seeds of Punjab Agricultural University has been controversial ever since its creation by the Academic Council of the university on August 8, 1994. 

Astrologer predicts victory for Bush
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — Vinod Kumar Gupta, a local astrologer, has predicted victory of George W Bush in the forthcoming US Presidential elections.

Transport company fined
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum yesterday directed a transport company to pay compensation to a shopkeeper for not delivering an order of a quantity of shoes.



Woman harassed for dowry
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — Police have registered a case under Section 406/498A IPC against Balwinder Singh, his parents Balwant Singh and Kailash Kaur, all residents of New Ashok Nagar locality, for allegedly harassing Paramjit Kaur, wife of Balwinder Singh. 


‘Small-scale garment units have bleak future’
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — The new textile policy released by the Union Textile Minister, Mr Kashi Ram Rana, released yesterday has sent shock waves in the small scale units in the city, which were enjoying a sort of monopolistic position in garment manufacturing.



A unique library facing financial crunch
“COMMERCIALISING libraries is not in vogue in India. Libraries are the facilities to be extended to students, and service to students is our top-most concern,” said Mr S.C. Uppal, the enthusiastic Chief Librarian of PAU library.



Quality music is forever
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — Well-known playback singer Arvinder Singh believes that only quality music can survive the test of the times.



High school athletics meet concludes
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — Government High School (GHS), Gill village, boys shined in the Ludhiana District High School Athletics Meet concluded here today at village Gill.

Selection trials for rural games
LUDHIANA, Nov 3 — Punjab state rural games for under-16 boys and girls are scheduled to be held from November 8 to 10, at Sangrur. 

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