Sunday, November 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Suspected armed robbers kill constable
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — In yet another incident involving suspected armed robbers, constable Jasbir Singh was shot dead in an open ground in Sector 32 of Urban Estate here past night. He was shot while trying to catch four robbers.

Policemen and relatives with the body of constable Jasbir Singh who was killed by suspected armed robbers, in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma Policemen and relatives with the body of constable Jasbir Singh who was killed by suspected armed robbers, in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Saturday.

College teachers complain of harassment
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — The controversy surrounding the post of the principal of Master Tara Singh College, which has been simmering for the past few days, intensified further today as the staff of the college has submitted a written complaint to the Vice- Chancellor of Panjab University of being harassed by the principal.

Crisis in milk products market not far now
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Dairy farmers in Punjab and other milk producing states are going to face one more crisis, this time its not due to over-production of wheat or paddy but due to inefficient milk production and processing .




Textile policy faces flak
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — The government has withdrawn the small-scale-industry status from the garment sector. This has enabled the corporate sector to make huge investments in garment manufacturing. The foreign direct investment (FDI) upto 100 per cent, too, has been allowed. This way, there will be a free entry of corporate players and multinational companies in the domestic trade.

‘Astrology begins where science ends’
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Well-known astrologers from across the country today claimed that astrology was a higher from of science and was defamed only by people who practiced it without thorough knowledge. 

Little known facts about a school
N the first half of the 19th century, the sapplings of European languages were planted in our region. Whereas Lahore was exposed mainly to French, Ludhiana watched the rise of English. Instructors of the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh were mostly from Europe.


Residents hail demolition of structures
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — In a rather unusual development, the welfare society of Shahid Karnail Singh Nagar (Phase II) on Pakhowal Road in the city, has not only lauded the action of the municipal corporation to demolish a large number of illegal structures in the locality earlier this week, but has claimed that in view of strong resentment among the residents, the society had impressed upon the MC authorities to swing into action.

Silent soldiers of fight against polio
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — The country is going to launch a final assault on polio tomorrow. Though media, school and college students, teachers, voluntary and non voluntary organisations are participating in this campaign, however, the backbone of this fight is the infantry of anganwari workers. Their number is not in thousands, but in lakhs in the country.

Anuradha visits city
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Anuradha Paudwal enthralled the audience at the second Vishal Bhagwat Jagran organised at College Road Civil Lines here today.

Cases against Naib Tehsildars
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — A case was registered at the Jodhewal police station against 12 persons, including two Naib Tehsildars and a woman, for cheating and giving false evidence in the court.


IT bug bites city
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Information technology — is no longer a formidable phrase, nor is it some distant phenomenon. IT is right here in our city and it is here to stay. All leading computer institutes have a branch in Ludhiana.

Students meet college staff on fee hike issue
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Following strike in two local colleges over the issue of fee hike, student committees held a meeting with the Principal and the staff representatives of their respective colleges to solve the issue.

GCW’s well-stocked library
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Poornima, a B.Sc second year student finds the college library very useful. She finds people working in the library very co-operative. She says, “We love coming to the library for it is very peaceful.

Grants for renovation
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — The Punjab government has allocated a grant of Rs 12 lakh to every assembly constituency for renovation in primary schools and Rs 20 lakh for improving the infrastructure of the middle, high and senior secondary schools.

Old Students’ Day Celebrated
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — The Old Students Association of the Government College For Women celebrated the Old Students’ Day at the college premises, here, today. The function started with an invocation to the college as the alma mater of the students.


Haematology conference a success
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — The second day of the 4th International conference in Haematology and Blood Transfusion Medicine, organised by the Pathology Department of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in association with the University of British Columbia, Canada and the American Association of Physicians, Association of Physicians from India and the Association of Indian pathologists in North America was a great success.


They win ‘despite the challenge’
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Nirdosh is a special institute for mentally challenged children run by the Inner Wheel Club of Ludhiana. Its students gave an excellent performance in the third Special Olympics for mentally challenged children that was held in Hoshiarpur past week.

Inter-college basketball final today
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Guru Nanak College, Killianwali, and Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Abohar, reached the final of the Panjab University Division-B Inter-college Basketball Tournament that began here today at the Government College of Boys, Ludhiana.

PAU teams announced
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Names of the players have been announced who will represent Punjab Agricultural University in the 2nd All India Inter-Agriculture University Sports Meet, scheduled to be held from November 25 to 28 at Acharia NG Ranga Agriculture University, Hyderabad. According to Mr J.S. Toor, Joint Director Sports, PAU, the list is as follows:

GHS athletes bag two gold
LUDHIANA, Nov 4 — Government High School, Gill, shined on the second day of the Ludhiana District High School Athletics Meet held here today at Gill village. Jaitnder Singh and Pritpal Singh bagged a gold each in 100 m and long jump, respectively.


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