Saturday, November 11, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Jewellery worth 35 lakh looted from shop
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — Gold and silver jewellery worth around Rs 35 lakh was stolen from a jeweller’s shop on the Metro Tyres Road in the Focal Point area here at around 12:30 pm today. 

Nagar kirtan organised on Gurpurb eve
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — Virtually the whole town was turned into blue and ‘kesriya’ by the banners, arches, bunting and other decorative material to welcome an impressive ‘nagar kirtan’ taken out in the city today on the eve of birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Children lead the nagar kirtan organised on the eve of the Gurpurb in Ludhians on Friday; (left) a view of the procession.
Children lead the nagar kirtan organised on the eve of the Gurpurb in Ludhians on Friday; (left) a view of the procession.
— Photos by Rajesh Bhambi

BBA, BCA syllabi to be reviewed: Pathak
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — In his first official visit to the city, the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dr K.N. Pathak, was literally flooded with problems being faced by the students and the staff of the local affiliated colleges.




Faulty cards: DoT send's SOS to Japan
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — After the breaking down of a Japanese Telephone Exchange yesterday which partially affected the working of over 10,000 telephone lines in the Bharat Nagar exchange, the local telecom authorities has sent an SOS to the Japanese company through the BSNL head office in New Delhi for immediate supply of about 10 cards for ready replacement.

Police denies Nepalese body's allegation
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — Denying the allegation made by the All-India Nepalese Unity Society about the police playing a partisan role in the case of a gang rape of a Nepalese woman, the police has said that it had acted rather quickly in arresting the accused.

rabhat Pheris have been taken out throughout the city for days now in memory of Guru Nanak Dev, whose Parkash Divas falls on November 11. Processions have been taken out from different localities. Fruits, sweets and chana kulchas were offered to the people participating in the procession.

In the sphere of the Muse
he stretch spanning Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and Punjab Mata (Bhagat Singh’s mother) Nagar, two minute’s drive from the one point to the other, is a small stretch of poetry to me. In Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar live Punjabi poets Gurbhajan Gill and Ravinder Bhathal.



Forum: PSEB can’t club connections
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — In a significant judgement, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum today ruled that the PSEB cannot compel a complainant to get his electricity connection clubbed with another connection which is in the disputed premises.

Multi-cropping system stressed
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — Mr Mohinder Singh Dhaliwal, Joint Secretary, Agriculture, Punjab, was shown round the fields of Dr Daler Singh and a progressive farmer Mr Manjit Singh, at Ladhowal here today to apprise him of the diverse farming, adaptive innovations and multi-cropping systems, being promoted by technocrats of the Department of Agriculture.

Most clubs beyond common man’s reach
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — Ludhianvis do know how to live it up in style and are doing better than others anywhere else in the country.

25 LIC officers honoured
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — With the opening of insurance sector to the private sector the monopoly of LIC was coming to an end.



Cash, artefacts stolen from temple
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — Some unknown persons are alleged to have stolen gold and silver artifacts and cash from Mata Shakti Guddi Mandir on Jassian Road.

Poppy husk seized
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — The Dehlon police has succeeded in arresting a resident of Kulahar village and recovered 35 bags of poppy husk from his house.


WTO: machine tool makers seek govt help
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — The Government is opening the domestic market of machine tools industry like other industries to the foreign competitors.

‘Packaging not up to mark’
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — International industry spends about 2 per cent of the cost on packaging but most of the Indian industries, especially the small-scale engineering units are not ready to spend even 0.5 per cent on the packaging.

Jewellery exhibition inaugurated
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — The second Swaran Sambandh mega jewellery exhibition being jointly organised by Sercon India and the World Gold Council here opened at Hotel Park Plaza this morning.



PU Youth Festival Zone B concludes
KHANNA, Nov 10 — On the concluding day of the Panjab University Youth Festival Ludhiana Zone B, Arya College, Ludhiana, bagged the first position in Shabad Gayan competition.

Signature campaign by lecturers
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — A group of 15 teachers of Master Tara Singh Memorial College launched a signature campaign for getting support for their demands from the teachers of other colleges here today.

Fancy dress contest organised
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — A fancy dress competition for the kids of nursery, LKG and UKG was held at Guru Harkrishan Public School, Dugri Road, here today.


Transport firm told to pay relief
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — In an ex-parte judgement, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Nav Bharat Goods Carrier, Transport Nagar, here to pay Rs 23,440 along with interest of 18 per cent per annum from April 1999 till the date of payment to M/s C. R. Aulak and Sons Ltd. for not delivering his consignment to an Una- based company.

DoT to pay for deficient service
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — The act of the local Telephone department of providing a telephone connection to an applicant, after he complained of the non-release of the connection for two years, could not save it from paying a compensation to the complainant for the delayed service.



Cultural programme
KHANNA, Nov 10 — On the eve of Gurpurab, a cultural programme was organised by the Software Technology Group International Ltd. at Satkar Palace.

Surinder Shinda honoured
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — Pakistani singer Shaukat Ali, Ludhiana-based Surinder Shinda and Canada-based Hazara Singh Ramta have been awarded with the ‘Millennium Award’ at an impressive function held at California, recently for their outstanding performance in the field of Punjabi folk singing.


Hope for the bald
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — There is a new hope for the bald. Mr K. Mohan, a Dehradun-based scientist claims to have developed a herbal product which not only prevents hair from falling but also helps in the growth of fresh hair.



Volleyball title for GCB
LUDHIANA, Nov 10 — The Government College for Boys (GCB), Ludhiana, won the Panjab University inter-college division A volleyball tournament which concluded here today. It defeated Government College, Sardargarh, in one-sided match by 3-0 (25-10, 25-11,25-14).Top

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