Monday, November 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PFA statement creates rowPFA statement creates row
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — The statement of the People For Animals organisation that all events involving animals in the ongoing 53rd Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Rural Sports Meet at Sarabha village and future meets have been banned by the district administration, has generated a controversy.

Police role in robbery case questioned
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — Even as there are several loose ends to be tied by the police to substantiate its claims of having solved the Rs 35 lakh robbery case, it has now arrested the main accused, Sukhminder Singh.

Village without water for fortnight
SAHNEWAL, Nov 12 — The water supply to Nandpur village near Sahnewal has got snapped and the residents have been without water for the past 15 days.


Handicapped alleges threat to life
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — Balwant Singh, alias Bant Singh, of Phullewal village, near here, who was beaten up along with Darshan Singh, another villager, by some persons of the same village on November 8, today decried non-arrest of the attackers, and demanded police security as his life was in danger.


Balwant Singh shows the injuries he received to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi 

Balwant Singh shows the injuries he received to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday.


Rehriwallahs exploited by MC authorities
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — Hundreds of rehriwallahs who sell virtually everything from vegetables to bright-coloured plastics and spicy snacks in residential colonies and market places of the city continue to be exploited at the hands of the municipal corporation.

Osho meditation camp concludes
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — An Osho meditation camp was organised by Swami Satyaniranjan of Osho Commune International (Pune) from November 9 to 12 here in Ludhiana. About 150 people from various parts of Rajasthan, UP, Haryana and Punjab participated in the camp.

Bank employees to observe strike on Nov 15
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — More than one million bank employees will observe one-day strike on November 15 to protest against the proposed privatisation of the public sector banks and to press their other pending demands.

Should the foreign press come in

LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — The BJP which has been proclaiming itself to be a 'swadeshi' party is now inviting 'videshi' press to enter the country. But do we really need foreign press to monitor our thinking, and our policies?

They bring warmth in winters
S the winter season sets in, people start getting ready to face the season. Woollens and quilts are taken out and spread in the sun to get rid of moisture. Many migrant labourers from Bihar come to Ludhiana to make quilts and stitch them either in the ordinary or in Jaipuri style.

Well-equipped animal clinic
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — The veterinary clinic at PAU is one of the most well-equipped hospitals for the treatment of animals. Although the clinic in its present form came into being not very long ago, it can rightly boast of having all the modern facilities to treat animals for complicated diseases on scientific lines.

Tributes paid to Aliwal's father
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — Cutting across political and social barriers, people from all walks of life thronged to village Aliwal today to pay tributes to the renowned agriculturist and a prominent social figure, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, father of Shiromani Akali Dal Youth Wing President, Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal.


Car thieves beat up driver, take away vehicle
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — Four unidentified persons forcibly entered into a car on the G.T. Road, beat up the driver, Shiv Shambhu, and fled with the vehicle after pushing the driver out near Bulara village on Gill Road on the outskirts of the city on Friday night.

Man crushed by vehicle
DORAHA, Nov 12 — A man was crushed by a speeding vehicle near Khudani village yesterday.


Inter-school painting contest
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — Over 3,200 students from nearly 40 schools participated in a painting competition organised by Talent Search, a Delhi-based event organiser, at Hardy’s World here today.

‘Raise retirement age to 62’
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — The age of retirement for the staff of all colleges should be raised to 62 years by the Punjab Government as per the UGC notification and decision taken by the PU Senate. This issue was discussed by nearly 30 principals of non-government colleges affiliated to Panjab University at a meeting held at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College here last evening.



Healthy baby contest
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — A healthy baby contest, organised by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, was held at Lions Bhavan here today. The tiny tots were dressed colourfully for the occasion. The selection of the ''healthy baby'' was done according to the physical and mental growth, complete immunisation, general appearance of the child and the parents' knowledge about childcare.


PAU scientist umpire for Faridabad match
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — Dr Manjit Singh Mahal, an entomologist of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), will be an umpire for the three-day cricket match between President XI and Zimbabwe at Faridabad. Tomorrow is the first day of the match.

CoVS win cricket match
LUDHIANA, Nov 12 — The College of Veterinary Sciences (CoVS) registered their first victory in the first match over the College of Agriculture Engineering (CoAE) by a margin of 110 runs in the PAU inter-college cricket tournament here today.

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