Wednesday, December 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



PSEB employees observe strike
Striking PSEB employees hold a rally in Ludhiana.
Striking PSEB employees hold a rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— Photos by Inderjit Verma
Privatisation move resented
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 —Employees of Punjab State Electricity Board, in the district observed a strike today, to protest against attempted privatisation of the power sector. 

Public bears the brunt of postal strike
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 — The postal strike has hit the life of the common man here. The huge floating population of Ludhiana is the worst affected.

A day of strikes

PUDA’s decision on ring road shocks residents
Over 300 houses may be uprooted

LUDHIANA, Dec12 — The recent approval by the Chief Administrator, Punjab Urban Development Authority for construction of a ring road connecting Pakhowal Road to Doraha Canal Road and land acquisition for the same has rattled the lives of as many as 1,000 residents of the area.



Finance companies cheat investors
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 — Two finance companies owned by the same family have reportedly duped a number of city residents of lakhs of rupees. The owners have also run away leaving behind the office employees who, too, have not been paid salaries for the last few months.

College teachers’ strike
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 — In response to a call given by the All India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisations, teachers of several colleges of the city went to Delhi to join the protest march to the Parliament.

Should the govt act tough with striking employees?
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 — The postal strike has entered the eighth day. The deadlock between postal employees and the government continues. What is the view of the common people about the strike? Do they think that the strike is justified? Should the government come down heavily on the employees? Or is a soft approach the need of the hour?

DESPITE the disgrace that some players have brought to themselves and the game by fixing matches, cricket continues to be not only attractive but also seductive as ever for young men. The other sport continue to suffer.




MCPI charges BJP with pursuing hidden agenda
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 — The Marxist Communist Party of India has strongly reacted to the statement of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee over the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, charging the BJP with pursuing its hidden agenda.

Where are all bicycle coolies?
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 — Coolies have been carrying bicycles on their shoulders across Lakkar Bridge to earn their livelihood for years now. Soon, there might not be any of them left.

Road named after Basant Singh Khalsa
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 — The road from Durga Mata Mandir to Fountain Chowk in the city was today named after former Punjab Minister and veteran akali dal leader Basant Singh Khalsa, who died in a road accident on the crossing of Ferozepore Road and Durga Mata Mandir a few years ago.


Trade unions flay economic policies
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 — Activists of Centre of Indian Trade Unions attacked the economic policies of the NDA government and criticised the communal agenda of the Vajpayee government. 



Quiz, declamation contests at KVM
LUDHIANA, Dec 12 — Various contests, including a quiz, a declamation contest and competitions in poetry and jokes, were held for students of Classes III to V at Kundan Vidya Mandir, city branch, here today.


‘Humour has a message’
umour is the presentation of day-to-day activities in a lighter vein with a message. Nowadays life is full of stress and hurry and in it the aim is to make people laugh for a while.Top

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