Friday, November 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India




Get encroachments removed, SDMs told
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — A special campaign to remove the encroachments along both sides of link roads in the district have been launched, under which SDMs of all subdivisions, have been directed to get vacated the land along the roads after proper demarcation by the Revenue Department, positively by the end of the this month.

Rape case: Nepalese flay police inaction
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — Hundreds of Nepalese men and women living in the city today took to the streets in protest against the alleged inaction on part of the local police in arresting three accused in the gang rape of a Nepalese woman here recently.

Woman held for fraud, impersonation
LUDHIANA, Nov 9— The Economic Offences Wing of the district police have arrested a woman, Mrs Poonam Sharma, for impersonation and fraud while her accomplice, Krishan Lal, a property dealer of Haibowal area, is absconding.

Focus on free legal aid
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — On the occasion of Legal Service Day, a district-level seminar to create awareness regarding the free legal service being provided by government was organised at the lawns of the District and Session Courts complex here today

LIC told to pay 1 lakh compensation
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — An aggrieved man finally gets an insurance claim of over Rs 1 lakh for the death of his son in 1997.




Huge consignment of liquor seized
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — The local police has seized 58,77000 mlts.( 653 packets and 7836 bottles) of country liquor during a joint raid conducted with the Municipal Corporation officials.

Brahmins object to Punjabi song 
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — Several social and religious organisations have taken strong exception to the wordings of a Punjabi song Brahmini glass vargi, which they said was “vulgar and offensive” to women.

500 teachers apply under new CAS
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — Over 500 teachers of Punjab Agricultural University, who have applied for placement and promotion under the new Career Advancement Scheme(CAS), which had been introduced retrospectively with effect from January 1, 1996, are eagerly waiting for the process of promotion to get underway.



Insurance firm told to pay compensation
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — After a wait of three years, an industrialist of the city has finally managed to win an insurance claim against United India Insurance Company Ltd here.

Mini-Secretariat cries for care
he Mini-Secretariat of Ludhiana is in a pitiable state so far as the civic amenities are concerned.

High-handedness by MC staff alleged
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — It was a nightmarish experience for Paramjit Singh working as a driver for a local fruit and vegetable trader, at the hands of the officials of the Municipal Corporation Amritsar.

New GM to focus on non-feasible areas
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — Improvement in services, speedy redressal of the subscribers grievances and changing the non-feasible areas into feasible ones are on the top of the priority list of Mr V. S. Srivastava, the new General Manager of the Ludhiana District Telecom Circle of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

PAU bags prestigious agro-tech project
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — The Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has bagged the prestigious National Agricultural Technology Project (NATP) on 'Weather based animal disease forecasts'.

Roads in three colonies opened
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — Work for laying sewerage and water supply lines and construction of roads and streets in Ward No 34 in the city was being taken up on war footing and the area councillor, Mrs Surjeet Kaur Dang, inaugurated roads in three colonies — Dr Ambedkar Nagar, Sant Fateh Singh Nagar and Bebe Nanki Colony yesterday.

Chinese toys a favourite among city kids
LUDHIANA, Nov 6 — Chinese toys seem to be spreading out their roots deep into the Indian toy market. These are easily available at an ‘affordable price’ which suits the Indian clientele.

YC leader flays jagrata report 
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — Mr Narinder Singh Makkar, vice-chairman of the business cell of the Punjab Youth Congress, today criticised certain newspapers (not The Tribune) for carrying the news of a jagrata organised by the YC vice-president, Mr Nirdosh Dhand, in a distorted manner. 



A library for all tastes
he library of Guru Nanak Public School is well stocked, the books numbering around 22,000. Mrs Tripta has been its librarian for the past 15 years. 

Declamation contest results
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — The Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, organised a district-level Youth Club declamation contest at Government Senior Secondary School, Aur, in Nawanshahr district today.

College teachers threaten stir
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — The controversy over the extension to the Principal of Master Tara Singh College goes unabated. Following the signature campaign by the principals of the local colleges yesterday, the teachers of the college have started garnering support from the teachers of other local colleges in the form of a signature campaign against the principal.


Essar told to refund money
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Essar Cell Phones, Chandigarh and its local dealer Ever Growth Telecom Limited and Singal Sons Business Machines Private Ltd.

Speedy dispensation of justice stressed
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — Expressing concern over cases pertaining to labour disputes piling up in the six labour courts in Punjab, Justice Iqbal Singh, chairman, Industrial Tribunal, Punjab, today stressed need for speedy dispensation of justice to industrial workers. Addressing a meeting of presiding officers of the labour courts and senior officers of labour department at Circuit House here, he said labour cases kept dragging on for years.



KVM team wins inter-school quiz
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — Oxford University Press organised an inter-school ‘Find out’ quiz contest at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School here today.

GCB College win hockey tourney
LUDHIANA, Nov 9 — Government College for Boys (GCB), Ludhiana, clinched the Panjab University Inter-College Division A Hockey Tournament here today. 


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