Saturday, December 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Beware... finance companies on the prowl
, Dec 15 — White collar crime is a lesser known evil in comparison to the incidents of petty theft, robbery and murder, in this city. Of late, not only has it assumed alarming proportions but has also become a major headache for the city police. It is the cause of serious concern for the public as well.

DUCT HOLE OR DEATH TRAP: Even the death of a kid after falling in a manhole has not forced the Telecom Department to put up a ‘caution’ or ‘work in progress’ sign near these duct holes on a road in Ludhiana.

DUCT HOLE OR DEATH TRAP: Even the death of a kid after falling in a manhole has not forced the Telecom Department to put up a ‘caution’ or ‘work in progress’ sign near these duct holes on a road in Ludhiana. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Problems dog fish farmers of Punjab
, Dec 15 — Though fish farming has become a popular vocation among the farmers in several parts of Punjab, several problems continue to dog farmers engaged in fish farming. More and more farmers across the state have taken to fish farming with a view to supplement their income.

Polluting units making city hell
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — “Ludhiana has become the third most polluted city of the nation,” Mr S.S. Sandhu, Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, said recently.




Postal strike
Local traders suffer huge losses
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — With the ongoing strike of employees of the Postal Department, public, especially the business class of the city, has started feeling the heat of the strike. The traders of the city especially the dealers of hosiery goods, cloth merchants and garment manufacturers, here are bearing the brunt of the situation by suffering losses worth lakhs of rupees.

Retired DSP duped
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — A retired DSP has allegedly been duped of Rs 8 lakh by two persons who had taken the money as loan from him for running a tyre agency. However, the duo later vanished without returning the loan.



Ghanta Ghar cleared of footpath vendors
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — The chaos created by footpath vendors near Ghanta Ghar has been cleared following two days of operation "footpath clearance" by cops of the regular police.

Gender sensitisation programme
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — Mr A.A. Siddiqui, Director Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, has called upon the police to realise and overcome the cultural problems arising out of sex-based discrimination. He has asked the policemen to work as agents of social change and uproot this discrimination, even if, they are levelled 'Sympathisers' of women cause.

Killjoys at weddings
HE marriage season is on and the marriage palaces are heavily booked. One of the joyful duties of a marriage arrangement is to receive the near and dear ones who come from all over the world — the USA, Canada, the Far East, or from distant parts of India. 

A view of the area near Ghanta Ghar on Friday morning after all roadside vendors were removed from the place.
A view of the area near Ghanta Ghar on Friday morning after all roadside vendors were removed from the place.


Charas smugglers held
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — With the arrest of two persons from different areas of the city, the district police today claimed to have achieved a major success in busting a gang of charas smugglers active in the city for the last few months.


No chill, no thrill in hosiery trade
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — Tax raids are not the only thing that is worrying local hosiery manufacturers and traders. Nature also seems to have turned against them as the winter here has been mild so far.


Pilferage of books has hit PAU library
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — Out of the numerous problems that Central M.S. Randhwa Library of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is facing, perhaps none is so serious as the pilferage of books. The library is considered to be one of the most well-equipped for research on agriculture and allied sciences.

Row over appointments in Arya College
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — Confusion prevails over the appointment of lecturers for Hindi, economics and history for which the interviews are scheduled to be held on December 17. While the management is divided over the issue, some lecturers have also opposed the move.


Forum rejects PSEB’s demand
, Dec15 — In a significant decision the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand of Rs 30,623 raised by the Punjab State Electricity Board on Mr Surinder Singh, a resident of Udham Singh Nagar, here on account of excess current load and tampering with the meterglass.


Love Dale kids celebrate Christmas
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — The Love Dale was decorated with Christmas trees and Santa Claus danced with the tiny tots of pre-nursery and nursery classes as they celebrated Chrismas here on Friday. The programme began with a prayer dance on Jai Jai Santoshi maa. 


50,000 children immunised
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — The Social and Preventive Medicine Department of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital immunised more than 50,000 children during the first two rounds of Pulse Polio Programme.


Yashpal disapproves of Ganguly’s suspension
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — Former test cricketer Yashpal Sharma is sore over the harsh treatment meted out to the captain of the Indian cricket team, Saurav Ganguly, for protesting against some of the umpiring decisions. Yashpal, in an exclusive interview to The Tribune, said, "the punishment to Ganguly is a bit too harsh".

PAU announces rolls of honour
LUDHIANA, Dec 15 — Punjab Agricultural University has announced its "rolls of honour" for the session 2000-2001. The honoured players are Bimi Singh (athletics), Harpal Singh and Sukhdeepak (hockey).


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