Wednesday, December 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



GPO working hours extended to 8 pm
, Dec 19 — The local Postal Department has started late evening service in two post offices in the city with immediate effect. The working hours at Central and Head Post Offices have been extended till 8 pm everyday and these will also remain open from 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays.

Bank strike on December 21
Industry looks for alternatives

, Dec 19 — The call for a strike given by the various bank employees’ unions on December 21 has created a panic among the local industrialist, trade and business community.

PDFA discusses WTO
LUDHIANA, Dec19—The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Punjab Agricultural University organised a meeting of the Punjab Dairy Farmers Association (PDFA) on December 14,2000, at PAU.

PAU approves Samra’s appointment
LUDHIANA, Dec19 — While the board of management of the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) has approved the appointment of Dr J.S. Samra as Director, Seeds, in the university, the post of the Director, Students Welfare of the Punjab Agriculture University will be renotified.

Shortage of officers in civic body
KHANNA, Dec 19 — The functioning of the local Municipal Council has come to a standstill because no appointment has been made against the post of Sectional Officer( Mechanical) for the past 20 days.




Woman succumbs to injuries
LUDHIANA, Dec 19— Hema Dhir, succumbed to her injuries at the CMC Hospital here today. She had been married to a resident of the Iqbal Gunj area of the city two months ago. She was allegedly pushed down from the roof of her in-laws house on Saturday last.


A signboard announces the site reserved for the PUDA zonal office on Ferozepore Road in LudhianaMC to debate PUDA decision
Fireworks expected on December 22
LUDHIANA, Dec 19 — The much awaited general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation, to be held on December 22, is likely to be anything but stormy since sensitive issues, much debated in public by councillors belonging both to the ruling SAD-BJP alliance and the Congress, find no mention in the agenda.

A signboard announces the site reserved for the PUDA zonal office on Ferozepore Road in Ludhiana. The foundation stone of the complex was laid by Mrs Upinderjit Kaur, the Minister for Urban Development, Punjab in August 2000.

Sant Kirpal mission to set up orphanage
LUDHIANA, Dec 19—The Sant Kirpal Vidyak Mission will set up an orphanage at Manj Phagowal, G.T Road, to take care of the less fortunate children. The children will be given free accommodation and free education at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar bypass.A victim of electric shock: Gurpreet Singh.

A Little help can make big difference
LUDHIANA, Dec 19 — Gurpreet Singh (22), a resident of Shastri Nagar, has been lying in a local hospital with 75 per cent burns and a fractured arm for the past six months.Gurpreet sustained burns at Jamalpur where he had gone to his friend’s place. He had climbed the roof of his friend’s newly constructed house to water it. 

Bhatia Parivarik Mela big draw
LUDHIANA, Dec 19 — A Bhatia Parivarik Mela (gettogether for families) was organised by the Bhatia Sabha, at New Shivaji Nagar here to mark the annual day of Sabha. A large number of families of the Sabha members had turned out at the function. Mr Ram Swaroop Bhatia, President of Central Bhatia Sabha, New Delhi, along with a few members, also attend the function.


THE menace of encroachments all over the city has indeed assumed alarming proportions in spite of the fact that PUDA and the city’s Municipal Corporation have their own anti-encroachment wings.

  • ‘Choosy’ sales kid

  • The elusive Mukherji

  • Net Users’ Club

  • ‘Starred’ junk

  • An ordeal for kids

  • Macho chimneys


TV dealer arrested
LUDHIANA, Dec 19 — The city police today arrested a TV dealer running a shop in Bhadaur house for allegedly selling five TV sets to the Govt. Civil Hospital here at a much higher price than the one prevailing in the market.


Technical varsity signs MoU for IT courses
LUDHIANA, Dec 19 — One year post-graduate diploma courses in e-commerce, mobile commerce, web engineering and medical transcription, certified by Punjab Technical University, will begin in the city soon.


Hope for childless couples
LUDHIANA, Dec 19 — In the country like India whose population is about 100 crore, there are couples who are unable to bear a child. It is estimated that 20 per cent of spouses experience difficulty in conceiving and a major portion of them need proper assistance in managing their fertility.


Badminton tourney
LUDHIANA, Dec 19 — SD Government College, Ludhiana, and DM College (DMC), Moga, clinched the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Tournament in the Ludhiana and Moga zone, respectively, here on Monday.


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