Friday, December 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Communal amity marks Id celebrations
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — The Id celebrations here today were marked by a sense of brotherhood among different communities. 

Muslims greet one another on the occasion of Id in Ludhiana on Thursday. 
— Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

  • Anti-Ahmedia slogans raised
    LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — It was the anti-Ahmedia sentiment that dominated the Id congregation here, with a strong crowd of about 1 lakh Muslim devotees denouncing the Ahmedia faith and passionately shouting slogans against the sect. 

Boy sodomised to teach employer a lesson
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — An 18-year-old boy, allegedly sodomised by three youths in the office of an oil depot in the Industrial Area here on the night of December 24, suffered the ''torture'' as the alleged the accused wanted to settle a score with the depot owner in whose shop the boy was working as a servant.

Bonded labourers freed
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — After getting wind of a raid on his premises by a warrant officer appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in order to release some bonded labourers, a Gobindgarh based industrialist released five bonded labourers along with their wives and children here last evening.



‘Underworld conspiracy to tarnish Hrithik’s image’
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — Four people were killed and many others injured in Kathmandu, due to a clash between police and the demonstrators who were up in arms against Hrithik Roshan for making derogatory remarks against Nepalese and Nepal.

City may get well-planned bus stand
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — If all goes well with the ambitious plans and efforts made by the Punjab Urban Development Agency and Punjab Roadways, Ludhiana is likely to have an overdue well-planned bus terminus.

Confusion over change in history syllabus
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — Confusion prevails among students and teachers of class 10 of the Punjab School Education Board regarding the changes introduced in the history syllabus this year.

Nearer to the heart's desire
T is never too late to turn a new leaf in one's life. Of course it is dangerous to change horses midstream, but it is advisable to change one's profession even after a decade. Job satisfaction is a must to enable a person to lead a purposeful life. In the absence of satisfaction in one's job, the mind remains restless. 



Prolonged dry spell may damage rabi crops
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — Prolonged dry spell with hardly any signs of rain continue to worry the farmers. Their worries are shared by the farm scientists at Punjab Agricultural University here, who feel that the continued dry spell may spell doom for the rabi crops.

DYC (Urban) office-bearers announced
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — The District Youth Congress (Urban) President, Mr Parminder Mehta, has nominated the office-bearers of the party unit, which have been approved by the Indian Youth Congress Chief, Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Tribune Crusade
Remove encroachments from Gaushala Road too
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — Residents of Gaushala Road and Islamia School Road feel that these roads should also be included in the list of roads earmarked for removal of encroachments by the traffic police.

Dosanjh meets Punjab Speaker
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — The British Columbia Premier, Mr Ujjal Dosanjh, today met the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, at his residence in Model Town Extension here. Mr Dosanjh, who is on a private visit to Punjab, was accompanied by his wife, Ms Raminder Dosanjh, son Mr Amber, Under Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry, Mr N.P. Singh and Liasion Officer Mr Arun Pal Singh.



Dalit alleges daughter’s rape
KHANNA, Dec 28 — A Dalit, Jarnail Singh, of Madonpur village near Payal has complained to Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana and SSP, Khanna, to take action against a young man Gurdip Singh of the same village for allegedly raping his daughter repeatedly.


‘Adopt agro-techniques to face WTO’
LUDHIANA, Dec 28 — There was no alternative before the farmers of India except to cut the cost of production and improve the quality of their crops. The farmers should adopt modern agro-techniques which emphasise the production of eco-friendly crops through integrated pest management, judicious use of natural resources and bio-technical methods.Top

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