Monday, February 19, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Bill to bring direct funds for local bodies soon
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — The Punjab Government is planning to introduce a legislation which will facilitate direct flow of funds collected by various government departments, to local bodies.

DMC management threatens no work, no pay
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — While appealing to the striking employees to lift the dharna in front of the main gate of the hospital and return to duty, the management of the DMCH here today said that it would go by the principle of no work, no pay against all those employees who had been abstaining from duty.

Drive to clean signboards
Policemen clean a signboard along a road in Ludhiana.
Policemen clean a signboard along a road in Ludhiana. 
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — The local police has launched a drive to clean all signboards on roadsides to make these more visible. Under the drive, all the rusted signboards will be cleaned and cleared of all posters glued to these.



‘15,000 posts of teachers lying vacant in schools’
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — The lack of education facilities and vacant posts of teachers in the educational institutions were clear violations of the human rights of the students. The provision of teachers and other education facilities are equally important as the safeguarding of fundamental rights by the state.

Deadly machines on manholes
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 —Through the Municipal Corporation is regularly cleaning gutters of the city, it does not bother to remove its cleaning machines that are fitted on manholes. It has become common for MC employees do the cleaning job and leave the machines on manholes for days together.

Kumar SanuA musical night with Kumar Sanu
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — It was a night the husbands would always love to come frequently and regularly. It was the husbands’ night organised by a local club with noted film singer Kumar Sanu in the lawns of the Golf Course at the Police Academy, Phillaur. The withering cold heralding the arrival of spring coupled with the beautiful ambience canopied with diamond dotted blue sky that was crystalline blue.

THE weather has become pleasant and one feels that the cold may have abated in Gujarat. The team of doctors from CMC hospital has returned from Gujarat after performing a number of operations and rendering medical aid to thousands of injured persons.




PFA camp for owners of animal-driven carts
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — To make the owners of animal-driven carts aware about the Prevention of Cruelty towards Animals Act, the local chapter of the People For Animals organised a camp at Brij Lal Aggarwal Dharamshala at Bute Shah Mandi here yesterday.

Illegal mining worries villagers
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — Illegal sand mining which has been going on unabated in the Satluj river bed in and around Kallewal village in Bet area about 20 kms from here, has been a cause of worry for the villagers who fear that this may lead to devastating floods as the contractors were disrupting the natural flow of water.



In-laws booked
KHAMANO, Feb 18 — The Khamano police has registered a case of dowry and rape against the in-laws of Sukhwinder Kaur. Sukhwinder Kaur in her statement said that she was married to Kuldeep Singh of Jatana Ucha village, on June 13,1999. 


Traders remind government of octroi issue
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — The Akalis and the BJP had promised at the time of elections to abolish the octroi within the state if they came to power but they forgot their promise which has annoyed the trading community and transporters. Moreover, the differences between the rate of octroi on different goods at different posts have further aggravated the problem.

‘IT development a thrust area for Punjab’
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — The development of information technology is a major thrust area for the Punjab Government and various ambitious plans have been formulated to accelerate the IT development in the state. 

‘Market to be flooded by imported goods’
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — The days are not far when the domestic market would be flooded by cheap imported goods as the quantitative restrictions on the imported commodities would soon come to an end under the WTO agreement.



Team award for PAU scientists
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — It was the team work and incessant spirit to help the farmers which brought award to him as well as his fellow scientists. Prof V.K. Sehgal, Senior Research Engineer-cum-Head of the Department of Processing and Agricultural Structures, Punjab Agricultural University, has been awarded Team award for his and his team's research contribution in the area of post-harvest technology for the past five years.

PAU to organise Indian Veterinary Congress
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — The College of Veterinary Science, Punjab Agricultural University, will organise the Indian Veterinary Congress and National Conference of Indian Association for the advancement of Veterinary Research and National Symposium on February 22, 23 and 24 on the PAU campus.


Resentment among primary teachers
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — There is widespread resentment among more than 50,000 primary teachers in the state over the government proposal to replace the primary directorate with elementary directorate from April this year.



Roadside ‘dental clinics’
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — According to poet Ogden Nash, “Visit to a dentist is a vicious circle. One keeps one’s teeth in good condition so that one does not have to go to a dentist, but in order to keep the teeth in good condition one has to go to a dentist.” What he says is true. Dentists have opened ultra-modern clinics in cities where their clientele is invariably affluent class.

A roadside dentist at work on the Gill road in Ludhiana. 
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Athletics meet concludes
SAHNEWAL, Feb 18 — The 27th Annual Athletics Meet of Guru Nanak National College concluded here on Saturday. Sarbjit Singh was adjudged the best athlete among boys and Sandeep Kaur among girls. Mr Balkar Singh Bajwa, Principal of the college, gave away prizes to the winners among boys and Dr Kewal Singh, PU Assistant Director Sports, gave away the prizes to winner among girls.

Kabaddi title for Joddhan
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — Bullock-cart races and kabaddi matches attracted spectators in the Gujjarwal Sport Festival that concluded here today. The open kabaddi final was won by the team of Joddhan village after defeating Sayankalan village, 25-19. In the bullock-cart race, 5 winners were announced.

Annual sport fest ends
LUDHIANA, Feb 18 — Baljeet Kaur clinched the best athlete title in the annual sports festival that concluded at Khalsa College for Women here today. Student of BA I, Baljeet scored gold medal, in 100 m hurdles and ropeskipping, and a silver medal in sack race. Mr M.M. Vyas, Chairman of the Improvement Trust, presided over the prize distribution ceremony.Top

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