Thursday, November 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Police to involve public in regulating traffic 
, Nov 29 — The police is contemplating a novel scheme of involving the public in regulating the city traffic which has assumed an unmanageable proportion.

Govt scraps Sahir memorialA portrait of Sahir Ludhianvi
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — When the legendary Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi wrote in one of his poems “Kal koi mujh ko yaad kare, kyon koi mujh ko yaad kare, masroof zamana mere liye, kyon waqt apna barbaad kare”, may be he was foretelling the kind of shabby treatment his native city (Ludhiana) was going to give him.

Afternoon water supply restored
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — Relenting to the widespread resentment among all sections of people in the city and the vehement criticism of the move by the councillors belonging to various political parties, including the ruling SAD-BJP combine, the municipal corporation has decided to restore water-supply in the afternoon, with immediate effect. 

Nine robbers arrested
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — With the arrest of nine persons in two separate raids, the city police hopes to solve at least two dozen cases of theft, robbery and murder that have taken place in the city in the recent past.



A long line of Government College girls waiting to pay their college fees.  Paying fees a test of patience
Background : The students of BA IInd year will roll numbers beginning from 1800 have to deposit their fees by the afternoon, or else they will either have to pay Rs 100 as fine or they will not be allowed to take the terminal examinations.
A long line of Government College girls waiting to pay their college fees.

Youth Congress protest against J&K killings
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — Hundreds of Youth Congress activists, led by Mr Pawan Dewan, national president of the Indian Youth Congress Urban Development Cell, today staged a demonstration to protest against the killings of innocent people in Jammu and Kashmir.

Are present-day kids brighter?

LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — It is a familiar sight to see tiny tots starting a computer game at the click of a mouse. They can operate the latest electronic gizmos with ease. They can access information at the press of a button.

Alarming rise in road mishaps
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — Three persons are killed in road accidents every week in the Ludhiana police district. Besides, four others are seriously injured in these

Space beneath flyover is virtually a dustbin
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — The Ludhiana bus- stand flyover has been operational for more than eight months, providing relief to the people from traffic jams, but the filth accumulating beneath the flyover has virtually converted the entire area into a huge dustbin. Heaps of dirt and filth can be seen all around.

Chrysanthemum show begins
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — An exhibition-cum-sale of chrysanthemum, known as autumn queen, started here today. The exhibition is being organised by the Landscape Division of Estate Organisation, Punjab Agricultural University, in collaboration with the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping in the Open Air Theatre of the university.

Employment office refutes charges
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — The District Employment Officer, Mrs Daljit Inder, has condemned certain functionaries of the Nationalist Congress Party who had levelled allegations of irregularities in the employment exchange through a press note, carried in these columns November 26.


Wife, lover arrested for man’s murder
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — The Basti Jodhewal Police today arrested a woman and her alleged lover on the charges of killing Joginder Singh , the woman’s husband, about four months ago.

Four injured in attack
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — Four persons were injured, one of them seriously, when about 12 persons armed with sharpedged weapons attacked the office of a coloniser near Chhuharpur Road in Haibowal area of the city here today afternoon.


HC directive to SSP
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Senior Superintendent of Police to consider and look into the complaint of Ms Rima Jain, widow of Sunil Jain, against Sudershana Jain and Sangeeta Jain.


Painting exhibition in memory of Sobha Singh
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — A painting exhibition was organised by the University Fine Arts and Photography Club in collaboration with the Sobha Singh Memorial Arts Society, in the Students’ Home at Punjab Agricultural University today.

Philately popularity on the decline
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — “Each stamp unfolds a unique story. A few hobbies are as educative as philately or stamp collecting. Sadly, over the past few years there has been a waning of interest in this field among Ludhianvis,” says an avid stamp collector.

Music, fine arts contests mark youth fest
LUDHIANA, Nov 29 — Music, plays and fine arts contests marked the second day of the zonal youth festival for postgraduate students of Panjab University colleges at Guru Hargobind Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, here today.


Chickenpox cases in Machhiwara
MACHHIWARA, Nov 29 — Many cases of chicken pox have been reported in Machhiwara in the last few days. The representatives of various social organisations have urged the local health authorities to make the people aware of the precautionary measures and vaccination regarding this disease.Top

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