Monday, March 26, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



Liquor contractors keep fingers crossed
Auction of vends today
Ludhiana, March 25
The Punjab government is unlikely to meet the total target of Rs 1370 crore it had set for the auctioning of liquor vends in the state over the Rs 1310 crore of the previous year.

DCC stages demonstration
Ludhiana, March 25
Hundreds of Congress activists today took out a procession in support of the high command demand for the resignation of the Vajpayee government at the Centre in view of the tehelka revelations.

Congress activists take out a procession in Ludhiana on Sunday. Congress activists take out a procession in Ludhiana on Sunday.
— Photo Inderjeet Verma 

Punjab millers threaten stir
Sahnewal, March 25
The Punjab Rice Millers Association has threatened stir in case the government fails to accept their long-pending and ‘genuine’ demands. They have issued a 10-day ultimatum to the Punjab Government.




PAU project to popularise dairy farming
Ludhiana, March 25
Punjab Agricultural University will soon develop some villages as information villages. These villages will act as models for farmers of the other villages. In a project started under European-India Cross Cultural Innovation Network, the PAU will train certain farmers of selected villages in dairy farming and organic farming.

Net users dissatisfied with ISP services
Ludhiana, March 25
It was after several trials that Anirudh, a music lover, was able to connect on the Internet for a chat session with his all-time favourite Jennifer Lopez on a music website. He was yet to get the reply to his first question that he got disconnected. Little later when he tried to log on again, his ISP failed again.

Sahir Ludhianvi remembered
Ludhiana, March 25
There were all elements of wit, humour, pun and satire at the Jashn-e-Saher All India Mushaira organised by the Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust and the Adeeb International to celebrate the 80th birth anniversary of great urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi here last night.


Use of solar energy highlighted
Machhiwara, March 25
A one-day training camp for operation and maintenance of solar photovoltic pumps was organised by the Punjab Energy Development Agency, Chandigarh at the farmhouse of Mr Raj Naresh Singh in Khokhran village yesterday. Mr A.K. Sinha, ADC(O), Ludhiana, inaugurated the camp.

Mangat’s book released
Ludhiana, March 25
The Art Cave and Nav Lekhak-Rahra Manch today organised a function at Punjabi Bhavan to release Trishanku, a collection of short stories, written by Major Mangat. The writer is an NRI writer from Canada. The function was well attended by luminaries of Punjabi literature.

Kiosks removed
Ludhiana, March 25
About 15 illegal kiosks of lottery agents were removed from near the Cheema Chowk by a team of Division No 6 police here today afternoon.

Behind the silver screen
inemas houses of today trace their origin and development to over seven decades. The business itself has undergone a series of ups and downs. Once a picture hall came up, no one would fail to notice it. Even roads were popularly christened after them. ‘Raikhy’ and ‘Naulakha’ led to the Cinema Road in the thirties, while Deepak gave rise to Deepak Cinema Road in the early fifties.


Booked for murder
Sahnewal, March 25
A case of murder was registered by the Sahnewal police, yesterday. Mukhtiar Singh, on whose statement the FIR has been registered said, “I and one of my brothers came to Kalewalan village on March 23, in order to inquire about the health of the eldest son of my sister Manjit Kaur. 

Land grab alleged
Ludhiana, March 25
Balraj Singh, a resident of Joshi Nagar, has allegedly garbed 41 kanals and six marlas of land which belonged to his brother, Late Jagjeet Singh. The accused and his two brothers were the owner of 15 acres of land in Chuarpur, village of Ludhiana.


Shortage of question papers
Ludhiana, March 25
There was a shortage of question papers at most of the examination centres for Classes X and XII of the Punjab School Education Board, on Saturday.

Students of SCD Government College being awarded degrees 500 students awarded degrees
Ludhiana, March 25
Nearly 500 students of SCD Government College were awarded degrees at the annual convocation held here today.
Students of SCD Government College being awarded degrees by Mr Ramesh Inder Singh, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Punjab, at the annual convocation held in Ludhiana on Sunday. Also seen in the picture is Prof S.S. Sooch, Principal of the college.

Silver jubilee function of school
Ludhiana, March 25
About 182 students of Tagore Vidya Mandir were given away prizes at the silver jubilee function organised here today.


IMA opposes decision on viagra prescription
Ludhiana, March 25
The Punjab Chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has reacted strongly to the directive of the Government restricting the prescription of miracle drug “Viagra” (Sildenafil Citrate). The IMA feels that every qualified medical practitioner is competent enough to prescribe this drug.


PAU vet college in semis
Ludhiana, March 25
Veterinary College of Punjab Agriculture University and host Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNE) ‘A’ team reserved their seats in the semifinals of the 6th Pilot Officer MS Gill Memorial All-India Inter Professional College Hockey Tournament being played on at GNE College here.

  • Volleyball tourney


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