Saturday, December 30, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Admn to shift polluting industrial units
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — Ludhiana may get the desperately sought-after breathing space in the new year, with the district administration having decided to shift the polluting industries out of the city. A new industrial complex measuring about 1100 acres has been earmarked for the purpose which will provide space to the displaced industrial units.

Councillor’s husband hurt in assault
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — Bhupindher Singh Gogi, an activist of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and husband of Akali councillor Manjit Kaur Gogi was seriously injured in an armed assault by some unidentified youths in Pavitr Nagar area here today.

Knitting in office hours lands women in trouble
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — Come winter and ladies are busy with their knitting needles. Knitting for a family member, especially in bright sunshine, gives them immense joy. However, this joy turned into trouble for at least three women employees of the Education Department here today.

School lying closed for five years
MACHHIWARA, Dec 29 — The Government Primary School at Lakhowal Kalan village near here has been lying closed for the past five years, causing great hardships to the village children.



Ultimatum to police
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — At an emergency meeting held here this afternoon, local municipal councillors led by the Mayor gave three days' time to the police authorities to arrest those involved in the violent attack on Mr Bhupinder Singh Gogi, husband of municipal councillor, Ms Manjit Kaur Gogi.

Setting the tone for New Year Eve
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — Every new year eve is a keenly awaited event. Rather there is something more to the New Year Eve this time, as it heralds the arrival of new millennium.

MC concedes safai workers’ demands
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — In a meeting of the Municipal Safai Mazdoor Union with the Commissioner of MC, Dr S.S. Sandhu, held here today, many of the pending demands of safai workers and Class IV employees were accepted. 

Pensioners demand revision of medical allowance
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — In a memorandum sent to Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab, the Government Pensioners Association has demanded a revision in their medical allowance.



SGPC takes serious note of RSS activities
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has taken strong exception to the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat plans to observe Gurpurb in temples from Jan 5 to 21 in Punjab and to organise akhand paths during this period.

Avtar Singh GrewalA multi-faceted personality
VTAR Singh Grewal was a dynamic man known for his contribution in the field of education and religious activities. A well-known philanthropist of Ludhiana, he was born in Kaunke village on June 17, 1919. Avtar Singh Grewal was a graduate from Khalsa College, Amritsar, and he got law degree from Lahore.

NRI donates 50 lakh for hospital
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — Anonymity in charity is a great virtue. And Kulwinder Singh, a non resident Indian, settled in Fremoutn California in the USA lives by this virtue. He has already donated Rs 50 lakh for a hospital in his native village, Lohara.



SI held in bribe case 
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — The local Vigilance Bureau achieved a major success today with the arrest of Ram Ji, Sub-Inspector of police, in charge of Jodhan police post, in Jagraon police district, who was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.


Masters’ organisation seeks changes
DORAHA, Dec 29 — A meeting of the Masters’ Organisation was held here in which removal of anomalies in the present promotion system was demanded and necessary amendments were sought.

Annual day function
LUDHIANA, Dec 29 — Contests for mehndi, sewing machine maintenance and cultural item contests marked the annual day celebrations at Param Sewing School, Ranjit Nagar, here today.Top

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