Wednesday, December 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Local Government Department alleges misuse of power
Show-cause notice to MC chief and two others
DORAHA, Dec 5 — The Department of Local Government has issued a show cause notices to the president, vice-president and one of the municipal councillors of Doraha for their alleged misuse of power and authority.

Mail bags pile up as Postal staff go on strike
LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — Work in all the post offices in the city and the Railway Mail Service at the railway station here was paralysed after the postal employees went on strike, in response to a call for an indefinite strike, given by the Postal Employees Joint Council of Action.

The first day of postal staff strike: mail bags pile up at Ludhiana railway station.
The first day of postal staff strike: mail bags pile up at Ludhiana railway station.  — Photo by Inderjit Verma



4 held, Rs 3 lakh recovered from suspects
LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — The Police claims to have solved the case in which unidentified persons had robbed Rs 9.05 lakh from the cashier of a local hosiery factory near Dhandari Kalan on October 6.

Privatisation of octroi collection
Civic administration cajoles councillors

LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — Despite vehement opposition to the move by the councillors and rejection of the motion to this effect in the last general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation, the civic administration, under immense pressure from the state government, intends to go in for privatisation of octroi collection in the city.

Ban on use of loudspeakers
LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K Sandhu, has banned the use of loudspeakers in Ludhiana at all hours of the day. This has been done keeping in view the increased number of complaints against marriage palaces and religious groups using loudspeakers to disturb public tranquillity, it is learnt.

PAU’s legal notice to Punwire
LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — The authorities of Punjab Agricultural University have issued a notice to the Punjab Wireless Systems Limited (Punwire) to claim money running into several crores which was lent to the latter a few years ago.

Peer committee visits PAU
The Peer committee, under the chairmanship of Dr Kirti Singh, Secretary, National Academy of Agriculture Science, today visited PAU to review work done by the varsity in respect of teaching research and extension education during the past 10 years.

Body found
DORAHA, Dec 5 — The body of a man who drowned a week ago was recovered near Gurthali bridge in Doraha. It is reported that Karam Singh of Machhiwara, who was to take a bath in Sirhind river, slipped from the stairs and was drowned on November 24.

Awarding grades to primary students
Many for evaluation on class performance

LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — With the examination season having begun, students and their parents have already got down to business. For some students exams are a serious business, while for others, its no different from routine. However, in case of small children, examinations are actually a testing time for the parents.


LUDHIANA is witnessing a spate of Shobha Yatras, Nagar Kirtans, road shows, rallies and demonstrations. Because of their religious sanctity, thousands of devotees participate in these Shobha Yatras and Nagar Kirtans. These are generally held in highly populated areas because this ensures good participation.


CPI blames govt for rail mishap
DORAHA, Dec 5 — Ludhiana district unit of the Communist Party of India, the Youth Welfare Association, the District Congress Committee (Urban), the Nagar Council and various other social and religions organisations have expressed their sympathies with the families of the victims of the train accident near Serai Banjara.

Mali Ganj cries for civic amenities

LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — The winding, twisting lanes of Mali Ganj are typically old-fashioned. The locality was built decades ago. “The closely constructed houses with raised entrance and open centres remind one of the forties when life was lived at an unhurried pace. But today, the locality can no longer boast of its old charm.

Munshi dies in police station
KHANNA, Dec 5 — A munshi of Payal police station died in police station after a massive heart attack, 15 km from here today.


Fake degrees seized, one arrested
KHANNA, Dec 5 — The Khanna police has arrested a self-styled principal and president of the Free Press Journalists Association of India, Naresh Jaggi, in a fake degree racket case.


Schools celebrate annual day
LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — Annual day was celebrated at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Public School, Civil Lines, and Shamrock Christian School, Humbran Road, here today.


157 cases disposed of at Lok Adalats
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Dec 5 — The district Legal Services Authority organised five Lok Adalats at the judicial complex here yesterday. These Lok Adalats were presided over by Mr M.L. Malhotra, District and Sessions Judge, Mr A.N. Jindal, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Vijay Singh, Civil Judge Senior Division, Mr H.S. Grewal, Civil Judge, and Mr Ranjan Kumar, Civil Judge.



Paramedical staff stage dharna
LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — The Paramedical and Health Employees Union has opposed the transfer of five employees of the anti-malaria squad of Ludhiana to Jagraon.



Basketball teams announced
LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — Basketball teams have been announced for the coaching camp for participation in the Youth National Basketball Championship to be held from December 12 to January 1 in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

Basketball veteran Teja Singh speaks out
Identify, reward sports talent

LUDHIANA, Dec 5 — Sports is more than a religion for him and the basketball court is his gurdwara. Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, a sports promoter, spends about six hours in the basketball courts of Guru Nanak Stadium everyday to motivate upcoming players. Having represented the state in handball and basketball several times, he regrets not having become a national player.

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