Wednesday, December 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Police prepares new accessibility plan
, Dec 26 — With an aim to end the complaints of inaccessibility and as a New Year gift to the residents, the district police today decided to ensure easy accessibility to those in need by working on time management of the force. It has also fixed timings for the officers, above the rank of the DSP, to meet public in their offices daily and regularly.

An old notice board displayed outside Kotwali police station declaring that the SSP or the SP or some other gazetted officer would meet the public every Monday. The notice board is being removed now because the police has formed a plan to meet the public.



An old notice board displayed outside Kotwali police station declaring that the SSP or the SP or some other gazetted officer would meet the public every Monday. The notice board is being removed now because the police has formed a plan to meet the public.

Strike affects work in SBI branches
, Dec 26 — In response to a call for a two-day strike by the SBI Staff Association, work in 144 branches of the State Bank of India in the city and many other districts was virtually paralysed.




A village of eye donors
LUDHIANA, Dec 26 — Gosalan, a small village of a few hundred households near Malaud town in Ludhiana district, has set a noble trend that may help in bringing light into the lives of many people. There is hardly any household in the village which does not have at least one persons registered as an eye donor.

PAU modifies recruitment procedure
LUDHIANA, Dec 26 — The board of management of Punjab Agricultural University has modified the procedure for the appointment of teachers of all ranks in the university. 


Ceasefire extension condemned
Ludhiana, Dec 26 — The All-India Anti-Terrorist Front has taken strong exception to the extension of ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir by the Centre, observing that the government had failed to learn any lesson from the earlier unilateral ceasefire during the month of Ramzan which was marked by unabated violence in the valley.

Phone exchanges out of order
MACHHIWARA, Dec 26 — The telephone exchanges in Chaunta and Baliewal have been out of order for the past 42 days.

Seminar on challenges before women
Ludhiana, Dec 26 — The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle organised a seminar on ''Challenges before women in the 21st century and new avenues'' at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Harnam Nagar, here yesterday.

Xmas celebration by non-Christians
LUDHIANA, Dec 26 — It was a pleasant experience when children of the poor sections gathered to celebrate Christmas in a small church in the Salem Tabri locality.


Politicians, particularly those in power are not known for being on time anywhere. However, there are some honourable exceptions like Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Mr Badal is known for his punctuality. Rather he is always on time and sometimes even ahead of his schedule.

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Man attacked, case registered
LUDHIANA, Dec 26 — The Jodhewal Basti police today booked seven persons by name and some other unspecified number of people, who had allegedly barged into the house of Mr Gurmukh Singh, a resident of Gaunsgarh village here on December 13 and beat him up.


PAU on 'holiday'
LUDHIANA, Dec 26 — Saturday, Sunday, Christmas, Id and a few leftover casual leaves. That makes a good holiday week. In fact more than that. The successive holidays has seriously hit the working in various government offices and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). About half of the staff is on leave everywhere.


Consumer forum orders refund
, Dec 26 — The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has quashed a bill of Rs 66,660, raised as excess non-construction charges by Punjab Urban Development Authority on the owner of a plot in Sector 32-A, Urban Estate, Ludhiana.


Hans Raj HansHans charms alumni
LUDHIANA, Dec 26 — Eh jo silli silli aaundi ai hawa’ sang the Sufi singer, Hans Raaj Hans in his rich, sonorous voice at Government College for Boys, at a function of its Commerce Alumni Association.


Little liquor good for heart
LUDHIANA, Dec 26 — If you are fond of drinking and want a spiritful New Year Eve and yet apprehensive about the bad effects, there is a hope, of course with one condition. Thodi thodi piya karo. Only a small amount of liquor can just not only be harmless, it may rather be beneficial.


Primary school sports
DORAHA, Dec 26 — Primary School, Buani, was awarded the trophy for overall best performance in the annual primary school sports of Doraha block organised on the premises of Primary School, Dhamot Kalan village. Nearly 200 students participated in the meet. Mr Chajja Singh Gill, Block Education Officer, gave away the prizes to the winners.

Cricket tourney
LUDHIANA, Dec 26 — Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), PAU, defeated Sanatan Vidya Mandir (SVM) School, by 31 runs on the fourth day of the Parle-G Cricket Tournament, here today.


Bio-medical waste disposal centre for city
Ludhiana, Dec 26 — A privately set up and run bio-medical waste disposal system, the first ever in the state, will come up in the city in next four months. The municipal corporation had already floated tenders for the project and work would start in the middle of next month.Top

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