Saturday, December 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Unruly scenes at MC meeting 
Mayor, councillors trade charges
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — The general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation held in the committee room of the civic body here today witnessed angry exchanges and trading of charges between the Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, and several councillors.

Complainant turns out to be accused in forgery case
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — In an interesting turn of events, a complainant in a cheating case had turned out to be the prime accused in it. The alleged involvement of a policeman in the case makes it a larger forgery than what came to light earlier.

Rape case: victim's mother-in-law alleges police inaction
LUDHIANA, Dec 22— The mother-in-law of the alleged rape victim of Parbhat Nagar here while talking to Ludhiana Tribune, decried the police for not registering a case against the three suspects , one of whom is known to the family. Officials at the Focal Point police station, however, said they had received a complaint only today and would be taking some action.

Dept of Posts postpones phone bill scheme
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — The Postal Department has been forced to postpone its much-touted “door-to-door collection of telephone bills” scheme and the night mail service scheme which were to be started this month.



Badal for restraint in religious affairs
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — In an obvious bid to stay away from the controversy raised by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, over the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activities in Punjab with an objective to involve the Sikhs in its fold, the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, advised restraint and said no religion or religious organisation should interfere into the affairs of others.

1,100 acres earmarked for industry: Badal
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — The local industrialists were given an assurance by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, the CM, that Ludhiana would be developed as a modern textile city in the near future.

Punjab Roadways declares 33 buses as junk
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — The Punjab Roadways depot here has put 33 more buses on the condemned list. It had auctioned 43 buses earlier. A senior official of the depot said of the 165 buses 50 per cent were to be put on the condemned list. However, these buses were still operational.

Shweta Shetty to perform on Dec 24
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — Lodhi Club will organise 'Millenium Eve 2k -1' to celebrate Christmas and New Year on December 24 in the club lawns.

The age of Narcissus
N this age of the media, to exhibit themselves has become the primary concern of a large number of persons, jostling with others to be in the limelight in all fields of activity. To some extent this tendency can be attributed to a human weakness but it takes the form of an obsession when one falls in love with one’s image.



Govt has betrayed people, says Cong
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — The SAD-BJP government, led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has betrayed the people of Punjab and has miserably failed to fulfil any of its poll promises.

Lisa Ray at Lakme Saloon, which she inaugurated on Friday.Beauty lies in good health, says Afreen girl
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — Lisa Ray was in the city in connection with the opening of Lakme beauty saloon. The radiant and beautiful model-turned- actress was candid, ready to answer the questions put to her. Voicing her opinion on the concept of beauty, she said, “The real beauty is not skin deep. Beauty for me includes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual beauty. Yet good physical health is the most important ingretient of beauty. For looking radiant, I would advise young people to eat balanced food and do regular work-outs”.

Lisa Ray at Lakme Saloon, which she inaugurated on Friday in Ludhiana. 

Workers prevented from entering factory
SAS NAGAR, Dec 21 — Employees of Jaiparabolic Springs Limited were allegedly prevented from entering the factory premises by the management for the second day here today.

Prediction on Bush comes true
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — The prediction of Mr Vinod Kumar Gupta, an Executive Engineer with the Bhakra Beas Management Board, before the United States presidential elections that Mr George W. Bush will win has come true. His prediction was carried in different newspapers in the first week of November, much before the elections.

Traders allege harassment
KHANNA, Dec 22 — A meeting of the traders of the city to discuss the complaints against the private octroi contractors was organised at the local police station under the chairmanship of Mr Harinder Jit Singh Sidhu, S.P.(H) today.



Antakshri, quiz at KVM
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — An inter-house quiz for students of Classes VI to VIII was held at Kundan Vidya Mandir, city branch, here today. 


Inter-school cricket meet begins today
LUDHIANA, Dec 22 — The Parle-G inter-school cricket tournament will be held from December 23 to 28 at Government Model School, PAU.Top

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