Monday, December 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Pension for disabled from Jan: Kanjla
Ludhiana, Dec 3 — A demonstration by the blind marked the state-level function to observe World Disabled Day here today. Speaking at the function the Minister for Social Security and Woman and Child Development, Mr Gobind Singh Kanjla, announced that all disabled persons would get a pension from next month.

Blind students surround Punjab Social Welfare Minister Gobind Singh Kanjla to press their demands on World Disabled Day at Ludhiana on Sunday.
 — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Parents, teachers team up to raise school building
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — This project, the first of its kind in Punjab, may set the ball rolling for other government schools in the state operating out of buildings that are dilapidated.

Tota Singh spells out new exam plan
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — The Punjab Government has decided to increase vigil during the next Punjab School Education Board examination with a view to eliminating copying. The State Education Minister, Mr Tota Singh, said the government was concerned over the growing number of complaints of cheating in the board examination.



Campaign to bring light to the blind
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — Eye donation is the supreme gift that one can bestow on humankind. In fact, it is one of the best ways to outlive oneself, was the message of Mr N.K. Grover, District Governor, Lions Club, on the occasion of the ‘Journey for Sight Rally’ organised by the Lions Club International, District 321- F.

Elevated road project in soup 
Ludhiana, Dec 3 — An ambitious project of 2.5 km long elevated road, the first of its kind in the region, proposed to be constructed over the existing GT Road from Jagraon Bridge to Chand cinema, appears to have run into trouble, even before commencement of the work.

Man held for burning wife
KHANNA, Dec 3 — The Khanna police has arrested Kala Singh, a local resident, on the charge of attempting to murder his wife. 

Woman booked for ‘abducting’ husband
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — The police has registered an FIR against a woman and some of her relatives for allegedly kidnapping her husband with a motive to kill him.


Husbands’ night out
Ludhiana, Dec 3 — It was one night in the year, when the husbands were really pampered. To give them all the attention and a few memorable moments that they miss all through the year, the members of Niharika Ladies Club organized a “Husbands’ Nite” here last night.

Dog show a big draw
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — Hundreds of people today thronged Shaheed Bhagat Singh Stadium to watch the third and fourth Twin All Breed Dog Show organised by the North Star Kennel Club, Ludhiana. About 250 dogs belonging to 32 breeds participated in the show.

Mahashas demand 33 pc reservation
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — “Even 53 years after Independence, we have failed to get a reservation of 33 per cent, which Dr B R Ambedkar had recommended for our community, out of the total reservation for the Scheduled Castes,’’ Mr Chaman Lal Jaswal, president, All-India Mahasha Welfare Association, said at the fourth annual conference of the Mahasha Employees Welfare Association here today.

PFA activists rescue 200 hens 
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — Activists of the People for Animals (PFA) today claimed to have rescued about 200 hens, which were being taken to a meat shop. The hens along with the rickshaw-puller who was carrying them were being taken to a police post at Basant Park.

College teachers stage dharna
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — Fifteen teachers of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women along with members of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union staged a dharna in front of the college here yesterday to protest against the extension given to the Principal of the college, Ms Kuldip Kaur.

Widows given relief 
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — A total of 351 widows were given free rations and household items of daily use at the monthly pension disbursement function by Shri Gyan Sthal Temple Sabha here today.

Nagi’s tips on make-up
Ludhiana, Dec 3 — Make up is for adding to the beauty and not spoiling it. One should apply such make up only which enhances beauty. These observations were made by Mr Neeraj Nagi while giving tips on the latest make up and hair styles to the members of Geetanjali Club, here today.


College entrance dirty
LUDHIANA, Dec 3 — The entrance to Master Tara Singh College is full of filth. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune many students and lecturers expressed concern at this problem. “In the morning, when we come to the college, our clothes and slippers get dirty. We have to move about with great care,” says Navneet, a student of the college.

School celebrates annual function
KHANNA, Dec 3 — The annual function of Radha Vatika Senior Secondary School, Khanna, was organised on the school premises today. A cultural programme was organised which started with sarswati vandhana and a welcome speech of the school chairman, Mr Nirmal Sofat.


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