Phones ring at rail enquiry, but many get engaged
LUDHIANA, Dec 4 — Railway enquiry services continuously remain paralysed, with the telephone numbers either remaining consistently engaged or nobody responding. If someone picks up the phone, there is no one to respond to the enquires. If one is lucky enough to find a voice at the other end, it asks the caller to come to the railway station, as all details cannot be narrated on telephone.
Another monument in a state of
LUDHIANA, Dec 4 — Islamia High School is one of the oldest schools in the city. While before Partition it was run on religious lines, after Partition the government started a high school for girls in the building.
Residents install own
LUDHIANA, Dec 4 — The Ludhiana Mayor Mr Apinder Singh Grewal inaugurated street lights in the B block of the Model Town Extension here last night. The street lights were installed with the voluntary contributions by the residents and the Municipal Corporation.
Computer art won’t
LUDHIANA, Dec 4 — A recent advertisement in newspapers asked readers to buy works of art of relatively less known artists. In good time these works of art procured cheap can become prize possessions as the artist climbs up the ladder of success. But the price of art created with the help of a computer will never escalate.
Ludhianvis wary of working
Ludhiana has seen a marked increase in the number of women who prefer to pursue an independent career, rather than sit at home.
LUDHIANA, Dec 4 — Lakkar bridge continues to attract beggars and babas from all over the country. Whenever a well-to-do businessman arrives at the bridgeway with a couple of men in tow carrying buckets and baskets containing food, the beggars form a cluster around him.
Nauseating side of Bhadaur House
LUDHIANA, Dec 4 — The city’s first upbeat market, the Bhadaur House, built in the early seventies with great aplomb has over the years become a paradox of sorts.
Deprivation of rank hurts
There is a feeling among ex-soldiers and former officers that their respect is fading and their social and political rights are under threat. This is despite the Army keeping the country’s honour and integrity intact over the past half a century.