Saturday, December 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Pedestrians exposed to heavy highway traffic
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — Pedestrians have been pushed off the footpaths, on the stretch of the National Highway between Jagraon Bridge and Chand Cinema, particularly in front of the railway station and Kamla Nehru Market. This exposes them to the hazards of sharing the road with the fast moving traffic.

Kirtans, diwans on Martyrdom Day
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — The Martyrdom Day of Guru Teg Bahadur was observed at various places in the city today.

Ragis perform kirtan on the occasion of Gurpurb in Ludhiana on Friday.
Ragis perform kirtan on the occasion of Gurpurb in Ludhiana on Friday.

Take public complaints seriously, DC tells officials
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — Presiding over the weekly sangat darshan programme in the mini secretariat here yesterday, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K.Sandhu, pulled up officers for taking the complaints of the public lightly. 



First Jumma Namaz of Ramzan being offered at a mosque in Ludhiana.Fervour marks Jumma Namaz of Ramzan
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — A large number of muslim devotees gathered at the local Jama Masjid to celebrate the first jumma of Ramzan.

First Jumma Namaz of Ramzan being offered at a  mosque in Ludhiana.


For her, life is a mission of compassion
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — “My life has been a rollercoaster ride. I have seen the desecration of human relationships. But then, I think forgiveness enriches our life,” says Ms Poonam Kalra.

Villagers resent ministerial apathy
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — Residents of three adjoining villages, Nurpur Bet, Khaira Bet and Gorsian Hakim Rai — are agitated over the “indifferent attitude” of Punjab ministers and bureaucrats towards martyrs, as none of them reached Nurpur Bet yesterday on the occasion of the bhog ceremony of Sepoy Gurpal Singh who was cremated on November 21.

A man with a mission
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — There are several people who make it big in life, but there are very few who remember their past and draw inspiration from it.                                                   

Talwandi’s appointment hailed
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — Mr Sukhwinderpal Singh Garcha, General Secretary, Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, today congratulated Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi on being elected as the new SGPC president.

Beggars high on drugs
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — They may not be able to get food two times a day, but they definitely manage a bit of charas or opium at least four times a day. 

Bus operators’ association threatens stir
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — The Punjab Roadways Bus Operators Association (kilometer scheme) has appealed to the Punjab Government to look into its demands immediately, failing which the association will be left with no option but to resort to agitation.

Non-lethal technique to ward off harmful birds
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — A new harmless technique to ward off harmful birds from fields has been developed in Punjab Agricultural University. 



Making a niche after retirement
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — They may have retired, but are still full of zest for life. About 30 odd former principals and lecturers of the Government College for Women (GCW), Ludhiana, meet religiously, once every month to discuss various issues relating to education and social welfare.

Annual alumni meet in Feb
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — The Ludhiana Chapter of the Alumni Association of the College of Agriculture, PAU, congratulated Dr S.S. Prihar on the selection of his book, Reducing Soil Water Evaporation With Tillage And Straw Moulding for the Dr M.S. Randhawa best book award for the year 2000. 


Two books of Alam released
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — Two books by Punjabi poet, Dr Tara Singh Alam, were released here today by the Mayor of Ludhiana, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal.



World AIDS Day
Increase in number of HIV positive cases
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — World AIDS Day was observed in Ludhiana with the usual hoopla that normally surrounds such occasions. Unfortunately, the AIDS scenario remains as grim as before.

Amla — the mother of all herbs
HAT gold is to minerals, amla is to herbs. Also known as amlaki, dhatriphala and Emblica offcinalis, it is a small or medium-sized tree which is found in wet forests of hilly areas throughout the Indian subcontinent.

Campaign to make Punjab TB free
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — The International Association of Lions Club has taken up a project to make the state of Punjab free from tuberculosis. According to the region chairman (Region II), Mr Y.S.Walia, the first awareness camp-cum-seminar on 'TB free Punjab' will be held on December 10 at 12.30 p.m. at Lions Bhavan in the city.


Sidhu inaugurates GRD sports meet
LUDHIANA, Dec 1 — A two-day annual inter-school sports meet got off to a colourful start in the sprawling campus of the Guru Ram Dass Academy.Top


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