Friday, December 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PDS kerosene being sold on the black market
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — Thousands of litres of kerosene meant for sale under the Public Distribution System is being sold in the open and black market, allegedly by a few leading dealers here in connivance with the police. The connivance surfaced recently when the police seized two tankers on separate occasions, carrying kerosene unauthorisedly. However, no action was taken against any of the dealers, although FIRs were registered in each case.

Sewerage project faces resource crunch
KHANNA, Nov 30 — The 852-crore sewerage project started here a few months ago may suffer as the state government has backed out to give its share of Rs 2.13 crore . The state government had directed to the local municipal council to take the burden of its share, as the MC is already facing difficulties to deposit its own share of Rs 2.13 crore in the project.

Colourful procession on Gurpurb eve
Ludhiana, Nov 30 — It was a sea of saffron and blue, dotted with serpentine rows of tractor-trailers, light commercial vehicles and several other modes of transport, carrying the devotees, in an impressive ‘nagar kirtan’, which was taken out in the city on the eve of martyrdom day of the ninth Sikh guru, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur.



Malkiat, Gursewak rock GNE campus
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — Malkiat Singh and Gursewak Maan set the campus of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College on fire, belting peppy numbers. The function was organised in the open by GNDE College in collaboration with Times Music and Pepsi. The function started two hours late, much to the irritation of the audience. 

Malkiat Singh and Gursewak Maan perform at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College at Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Dowry death case registered
Ludhiana, Nov 30 — The police has registered a dowry death case against Gurinder Singh and his mother Satwant Kaur, residents of Urban Estate, Focal Point, for allegedly killing Prabhjot Kaur, wife of Gurinder. According to the complaint lodged by Prabhjot’s father, Niranjan Singh, resident of Sector 35, Chandigarh, his daughter was allegedly administered poison on November 28 last as he could not give more dowry and Rs 2 lakh in cash, as demanded by the accused.

Accident control gadget devised 
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — A novel instrument which may go a long way in helping to check road accidents has been devised. According to Mr S.P. Syal, a Ludhiana resident who has devised it, the instrument will help in reducing confusion on the road. The gadget has been named as ‘‘TYrR’’. It has been developed in two models, alphabetic and symbolic.

Are fashion shows becoming monotonous?
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — Ludhiana recently witnessed a Miss Punjaban contest. It was different from other beauty contests in that the girls wore traditional clothes. Other beauty contests and the fashion shows do not conform to such norms. It is often asked if we really need such beauty contests and fashion shows.


Eve-teasing on the rise
Ludhiana, Nov 30 — With the eve-teasing menace assuming new proportions, the women commuters of the city are finding it extremely difficult to travel by public transport systems like mini buses and autos. The district administration has done little to curb this menace, giving rise to a feeling of insecurity among women commuters.

Orchestras give way to DJs
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — Disco jockeys, who blend sound and music, providing non-stop entertainment have replaced the earlier trend of orchestras in the market. Earlier, traditional music used to be the soul of parties and functions. People would prefer to listen to soft music. Gradually, the concept changed and orchestra music became popular among people. No marriage or party was considered complete without an orchestra party. But today jazzy beats and lighted dancing floors of DJs have overshadowed functions and dance parties in the city.

Pavement of streets taken up
Ludhiana, Nov 30 — Mr Kulwant Singh Dukhia, Councillor (Wrad No 51) laid the foundation stone of the project for pavement of streets and drains in various localities in the ward. Speaking on the occasion, he assured the residents that the project would be speedily executed and other pending development works would also be undertaken soon.

World Disabled Day function
Ludhiana, Nov 30 — A state-level function to observe World Disabled Day will be held at the Government Institute for the Blind, Jamalpur, on December 3 at 9.30 a.m. The function will be presided over by Ms Romilla Dubey, Chief Secretary, Social Security, Punjab. Mr Gobind Singh Kanjhla, a state Cabinet Minister, will be the chief guest on the occasion.

Dr Aulakh selected fellow of soil society
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — Dr M.S. Aulakh, senior soil scientist of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been selected as fellow of the Indian Society of Soil Science.

Boy succumbs to injuries 
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — A 10-year-old boy, Minto, who was admitted to Civil Hospital here last Friday with multiple injuries and whose body was eaten by worms succumbed to his injuries here yesterday.

Garbage dump peeves residents
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — Sufian Wala Chowk in the Industrial Area presents an appalling state of civic amenities. A huge garbage dump lies in the middle of the chowk itself. A part of the garbage spills out to the road, littering it with all kinds of refuse.

Meet on feed, fodder and quality control 
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — An interactive seminar on feed, fodder and quality control was organised on November 28 by the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, PAU, Ludhiana.

Pensioners to launch memorandum campaign
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — In a meeting of the Government Pensioners’ Association held here today, it was decided that a memorandum campaign will be launched demanding implementation of the Punjab Pay Commission recommendation made in February 1998.


Another dowry victim
JAGRAON, Nov 30 — The police has registered an FIR at Sidhwan Bet police station in connection with the death of Seelo Bai, daughter of Amar Singh, of Madepur Raian village. She was married to Diwan Chand, son of Shankar Singh of Talwara village.


School library faces financial crunch
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — Government Multi Purpose School came into existence about 120 years ago and so did its library. The school is located in a crowded area opposite Naulakha Cinema.

Drawing contest for tiny tots
LUDHIANA, Nov 30 — Sun, moon, stars, ladder, apple, cat, flowers and balloon. With their tiny hands, the kids at Hollyhock Nursery School sketched all what they could imagine at a drawing contest held here today.

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