Tuesday, November 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Bad blood between riot victims,
MC over allotment of booths

Ludhiana, Nov 13 — As the municipal corporation here has initiated the process of scrutinizing the applications of victims of anti-Sikh riots of 1984 for the allotment of booths on reserve price at several places in the city, the procedure adopted for this purpose and charges of favouritism have led to widespread resentment among the affected persons.

Some of the victims of ’84 anti-Sikh riots in consultation with the Municipal Corporation authorities in Ludhiana on Monday.

Martyr’s house in bad shape
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — The death anniversary of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha falls on November 16.A team of Ludhiana Tribune visited his native village Sarabha to know how the natives looked at his legacy of ideals.



Stress on integrated weed control methods
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, has emphasised the need to develop environment-friendly agronomic practices for control of weeds so as to reduce dependence on costly herbicides and to get rid of their ill-effects on the ecosystem.

Gold lure made him poor
KHANNA, Nov 13 — The Khanna police has registered a case of cheating and fraud against a tantrik of Machhiwara and another case against Rajinder Kumar of Khanna. According to the SSP Khanna, Mr R.N. Dhoke, Pritam Singh, resident of ward no 8, Machhiwara, had filed a complaint against the tantrik, Satwant Singh, that he had cheated him by making him believe that there was a lot of hidden gold in his house left by Muslims.

Rs 50,000 stolen
Ludhiana, Nov 13 — As more cases of theft continue to be reported each day, the local police is having sleepless nights.


Organisers mad at ‘ban’, athletes love it
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — The administration’s reported order to ban all events involving animals in an ongoing rural sport meet at the insistence of the People For Animals has offended many persons here.


A journey down the drain
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — There is no other apt example of the environmental degradation than the sad tale of the city's Buddha Nullah. From a clean water channel just four decades ago, along whose left bank the city flourished in the late 19th century, it has today turned into a slow moving stream carrying black coloured and foul-smelling toxic elements from the city to Sutlej river.


Youth exhorted to fight social evils
Ludhiana, Nov 13 — The District Youth Congress (DYC) President, Mr Parminder Mehta, has exhorted the youth to launch a fight against corruption, rising prices, unemployment and other social evils.

Animal welfare camp
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — The Blue Cross Society organised an animal welfare camp at Sarabha Nagar yesterday. A group of animal lovers from the Veterinary College of Punjab Agricultural University launched this socio-welfare organisation two years ago.

Gurcharan Singh honoured
SAMRALA, Nov 13 — Olympian boxer Gurcharan Singh Rurewal, was honoured by Shahi Rural Educational Society, Samrala, here today. It was first time in the history of Punjab that first women boxing championship was organised by a private sports institute run by Mr Gurbir Shahi.

City’s waste pollutes canal
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — Along the villages around Ludhiana, the Sidhwan Canal flows like a stream of crystal clear water. Once it enters the city, its waters become murky. The reason for this pollution becomes clear when the canal is dry. Its bed is littered with all kinds of junk and polythene bags.

Tributes paid to robbery victims
SAHNEWAL, Nov 13 — Tributes were paid to Harbans Kaur and Amarjit Kaur, victims of the Nandpur robbery case, at Gurdwara Reru Sahib on Sunday.

Arhtias call on minister
KHANNA, Nov 13 — A delegation of the local Arhtias Association met Capt Kawaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab, at Desheri village, 6 km from here, today and submitted a memorandum to him, protesting against the delay in making payment of wheat and paddy by government agencies,

What a street !
Ludhiana, Nov 13 — Number seven is generally supposed to be lucky. But if you happen to visit street number 7 of New Janta Nagar located on the Gill road in the city, you are most likely to form an opinion to the contrary.


Man succumbs to injuries
Ludhiana, Nov 13 — Ram Nivas, who was seriously injured in an accident with a DCM Toyota at around 8 p.m. on November 11, succumbed to his injuries at Oswal Hospital within a few minutes of being admitted. A case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered.

Accused serves notice on dept
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — The Rs 6.5 lakh postal fraud case of Abdullahpur Basti that was registered against a person named Garib Dass, has taken a new turn. The accused, pleading not guilty, has served a notice to the Department of Posts, seeking the repayment of Rs 80,000 that he had deposited with the department, along with an interest. The department had allegedly forced his son to deposit this money after the detection of the fraud.

Acid thrown on woman's face
Ludhiana, Nov 13 — A man is alleged to have made an attempt on the life of his beloved by throwing acid on her face in a fit of rage.


‘Save higher education’ 
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — A meeting of Punjab Federation of University Teachers Association (PFUTA) was held yesterday, on a call given by the AIFUTA. The PFUTA decided that all the universities in Punjab would observe November 22, 2000 as ‘save higher education day’ by organising discussions/seminar to highlight the crises of university education in India due to policies of the Union and the state governments towards higher education. The university teachers will participate in the protest dharna in front of the UGC office, New Delhi, on November 22, 2000 from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reading habit on the decline
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — Mr A.K. Maleri has been working as a librarian with Arya College for Boys for the past 28 years. He is assisted by one restorer, one clerk and four peons. He says, “Our staff is inadequate. That is why we have to lock all the almirahs to safeguard the books.”

Nov 14 celebrations go modern
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — Children’s Day will be hi-fi this year as kids are devising new ways to celebrate it. There is no bar on money that is to be spent on the celebrations.

School in bad shape
KHANNA, Nov 13 — The dilapidated condition of government schools here has put a questionmark on the claims made by the Punjab Government regarding the Education Department spending lakh of rupees to improve the condition of government schools.

Teachers to hold dharna
LUDHIANA, Nov 13 — In a meeting of the district council of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, it has been decided that teachers from Ludhiana colleges will stage a dharna outside the venue of the PU syndicate meeting scheduled on November 18, at Chandigarh.


Punarnava – nature’s own diuretic
ell known as a diuretic, punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) is found in almost all parts of India. This is a much branched herb which generally spreads on the ground. Punarnava plant looks well nourished during rainy season whereas in winters it usually dries up. Ancient ayurvedic texts describe punarnava as of two types, white and red. Both of them have identical medicinal value. The whole plant, particularly the root, leaves and the seeds, constitute the drug punarnava.


Km scheme by Punjab Roadways
Ludhiana, Nov 13 — The new kilometre scheme, launched by the Punjab Roadways aims to bring out substantial improvement and provide better facilities to the commuters.


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