Sunday, February 18, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Court restrains striking DMCH workers
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — The confrontation between DMCH employees and the management took a new turn today, with a local court restraining the striking employees from staging any demonstration within a radius of 50 metres from the outer limit of the complex of the hospital and the college. Objections if any, can be filed on or before February 23.

Undertrial missing from hospital?
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — Hardly a day after the district police suspended five of its employees for helping undertrials Nirdosh Dhand and Gurmeet Pinki for roaming freely in the city, reports of a similar incident involving another undertrial Roop Lal have surfaced.

Bar coding deadline extended
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — The Central Government has extended the deadline of April 1, 2001, for implementing the mandatory bar coding of all the exports from the country. The deadline of April 1, 2001, was set in November, 2000 after various representations of industry and trade had expressed their inability to meet the deadline. 



Land allotment creates row
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — Allotment of over 2,000 square yards near old jail by the Punjab Waqf Board to a local businessman has created a controversy, with certain persons enjoying political patronage trying to interfere and threatening the allottee against raising any construction.

Eviction starts tomorrow
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — The district administration has decided to start eviction in four colonies of Kulliewal village on the Tajpur road from Monday. This decision was taken at a recent meeting of kanungos, tehsildars and Subdivisional Magistrates.

Vehicle hits tree, 1 killed
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — One person was killed in an accident near Gate 1 of Punjab Agricultural University here in the wee hours today when a Tata Sierra (DL-4CD-7444) collided head on with a tree on the road. The deceased, Vikram Gupta (22), was driving the vehicle and was going to Jagraon from Ludhiana at around 3:30 am.


A great Ludhianvi
LL individuals are different from each other. Among the qualitatively top ones, some are unique. If worth is inherent, one’s work is its manifestation. The individuality of a person can be partly known by the kind of contribution he or she makes to family, society, nation and the humankind. One such individual is amidst us, right here in Ludhiana.

‘Subsidies will not help’
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — Those who are thinking to face the challenges of the WTO regime through increase in subsidies to the agriculture sector and by imposing anti -dumping duties on the cheap imports, would prove wrong in the near future. It is not easy to compete with the developed countries in providing subsidies to the agriculture sector as the total subsidies of the developed countries were even higher than the total Budget of the Central Government, said Mr S.P. Shukla, former Indian Ambassador to GATT in Geneva.

‘Punctuality is not a virtue’
HE boss wants his staff to be present at certain time. They are all professionals, the professionalism is sadly lacking. The boss, says ruefully: “Everyday I have to call them from their homes which is quite tiresome. They are all grown up, so I feel odd scolding them, but work suffers. I wish everybody realises his responsibility. We pay least attention to punctuality which was considered a virtue in earlier days”.

Telephone lines play hookey
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — Several traders, shopkeepers and office employees in the area falling under Mata Rani Telephone Exchange had a tough time today as the telephone lines remained disrupted for more than six hours.

Abolish income limit : URMU
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — The Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union has submitted a memorandum to the Railways Ministry to abolish income limit for the payment of bonus in the next railway budget. Mr B.C. Sharma, general secretary, URMU, has urged the Central Government to provide bonus to all the railway employees without any discrimination.

Pammi, Suman win antakshari contest
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — An antakshari contest was organised by the Geetanjali Club at a local resort today. The five teams included Sagam, Prana, Alankar, Kavya and Rachna.


Six held under Gambling Act
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — The city police yesterday arrested six persons in two separate cases under the Gambling Act. In the first case, Raghunath, Kewal Krishan and Dalip Kumar, all residents of Bajiwal village and Shimla Puri, were arrested by Mr Joginder Singh, ASI, while gambling. The police recovered Rs 740 and a set of cards from their possession.

  • Case registered

  • Dowry case


Non-teaching staff threaten boycott
KHANNA, Feb 17 — The executive committee of the Private Colleges Non-Teaching Employees Union (Punjab and Chandigarh) has threatened to boycott the forthcoming annual examinations of Panjab, Punjabi and Guru Nanak Dev Universities if their demands are not met in time.

Inter-college poetry recitation contest
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — Students from 11 colleges participated in an inter-college poetry recitation contest held at the Government College for Women here today. Each college was represented by two students. While majority of the participants recited poems in Punjabi, few spoke in English and Urdu. Six participants recited self-composed poems.

650 kids participate in fancy dress contest
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — Nearly 650 tiny tots of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, participated in a fancy dress competition held today. 

Kids of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, dressed up as jathedarni and granthi at a fancy dress competition held in Ludhiana on Saturday.  — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Kids of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, dressed up as jathedarni and granthi


Talk on reassessment of Punjabi novel
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — A seminar on the ‘Reassessment of Punjabi novel’ was organised here today by the Ludhiana chapter of the Punjab Sahit Academy. The seminar was attended by leading litterateurs who dwelt on various aspects of Punjabi novel.


Kawaldeep, Parambir are best athletes
LUDHIANA, Feb 17 — Kawaldeep Kaur Bajwa and Parambir Singh were adjudged best athletes in boys’ and girls’ section, respectively, in the 81st annual athletics meet of Satish Chander Dhawan Government College, which concluded here today.


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