Sunday, April 15, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



No decision on free water, sewerage
Ludhiana, April 14
The state government is yet to take a decision on the proposal of providing free water supply and sewerage facility to residents of Ludhiana. 

Rain brings relief and grief
Harvest scene near LudhianaThakkarwal (Ludhiana), April 14
Rain in the region has come as a relief from the hot weather to some, but at the same time it has brought lot of anxiety and apprehension to farmers whose standing and cut crop has been substantially damaged.

Power cuts residents’ nightmare
Ludhiana, April 14
Though the Punjab State Electricity Board claims to have imposed just a two-hour power cut in Ludhiana, residents have been subjected to six to eight hours of unscheduled power cuts since the past few days.



Investors losing confidence in stock market
Ludhiana, April 14
The investors in Ludhiana Stock Exchange region, that includes Punjab, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, have virtually panicked as the Sensex has touched a new 27-month low. 

Consumers flourish at PSEB’s cost
Ludhiana, April 14
Electricity consumers are benefiting every time they approach the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, thanks to the negligence of the officials of the PSEB, who do not adhere to the prescribed norms to book a consumer who tempers with electric meters.

Kirtan singer par excellence
hai Samund Singh was born in Mulla Hamza village in Montgomery district on March 3, 1901. His father, Hazura Singh, used to play the taoos, a stringed instrument. He shifted to Nankana Sahib, where he rose to be the head priest. The entire family was a listener of devotional music.


City suffers as leaders fight
Ludhiana, April 14
Ludhiana has carved out an international image, thanks to the large-scale development of industries and the establishment of Punjab Agricultural university. But, alas, Ludhiana has lacked in the development of a political leadership to give a proper direction to it in the recent past.

Conference on road safety at CMC
Ludhiana, April 14
Road accidents account for 40 per cent of the total accident deaths, according to a study conducted by the Department of Health Education and Family Welfare, CMC, Ludhiana.

Designer wear? Where is the originality?
Ludhiana, April 14
“The only place you can fool all the people all the time is in designer clothes,” says a graffiti. How true it is. Do not think the designer clothes have originated recently. Remember a story of a king who was made a fool by a designer, who had promised him a most astonishing costume at an exorbitant cost? He gave the king one month’s time.


Bid to kill child: three held
Ludhiana, April 14
Charanjit Kaur, wife of an Army man (posted outside) and resident of Sohian village, near Jagraon, had allegedly developed illicit relations with Chindi, who once worked in her house. Charanjit is mother of three children, including Gurdeep (13).

College principal, 4 others booked for cheating
Ludhiana, April 14
The principal of a local college and the head of its Physical Education Department have been booked by the city police along with three others for making outsiders play as students in a weightlifting tournament organised by Panjab University.


Teachers make a fast buck through tuitions
Ludhiana, April 14
Despite instructions to the contrary, many college teachers of the city are doing a brisk business in private tuitions at homes and in academies set up by them in the names of their kin.

No proposal to close BEd colleges: VC
Ludhiana, April 14
‘‘Panjab University does not propose to close any college of education for the next five years as suggested by the Education Minister and the Minister of Higher Education. Nor has the university received any such directions from the state government.’’

120 students get degrees
Ludhiana, April 14
Students of BCM College of Education were awarded degrees at an impressive convocation and prize distribution function held here today.


50 pc students are anaemic: study
Ludhiana, April 14
A large number of youngsters in the city are anaemic. This was revealed in a study done by Dr Tejinder Singh, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, CMC. The study comprised postgraduate students of the college. The study attributed their poor state of health to habit of eating junk food.

Rare heart surgery
Ludhiana, April 14
When Manjit Singh, barely 22, suffered from frequent breathlessness, little did he realise that he was suffering from a heart disease. Had he been born a decade ago, his illness would have only turned into a nightmare for his family. 

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