Thursday, September 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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MC contractors boycott tender calls
Apprehension on octroi front
Ludhiana, September 26
Even though the proposal to do away with octroi, the mainstay of local bodies in Punjab, is yet to be given effect and there is no significant fall in the daily receipt from octroi in the city till date, the contractors enlisted with the Municipal Corporation are shying away from offering bids for the development works for quite some time now.

Terrorist attacks affect hosiery industry
Ludhiana, September 26
The September 11 strikes in the USA by terrorists have caused a setback to the export of hosiery items from this industrial hub of Punjab. There is gloom in the industry as the local manufacturers have not received enough order for the knitwear goods which include cotton, blended and woollen garments.

Loan sharks thrive as police found wanting
Ludhiana, September 26
Notwithstanding the arrest of some illegal financiers in the city in the recent past, the business of illegal moneylenders, infamous as loan sharks, thrives in the city. The number of such loan sharks has risen to at least 40 in the past couple of months even as the police struggles to find effective ways to curb their growth.



Traffic police for status quo on number plates
Ludhiana, September 26
Seeking an end to confusion prevailing in the city over the issue of orders regarding number plates of vehicles, the traffic wing of the city police today announced that city residents should maintain the status quo regarding the number plates.

PAU accepts 10 employees’ demand
Ludhiana, September 26
Punjab Agricultural University has finally given in to the demand of 10 employees fighting a legal battle to get their dues from the university for the past 20 years.


War movies are the rage now
Ludhiana, September 26
The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, a fortnight back seems to have proved a blessing in disguise for those giving films on rent and for bookshop owners in the city. There has been an upsurge in the number of people demanding video cassettes and CDs of war movies. Books on terrorism, especially regarding the rise of the Taliban or containing details about Afghanistan, are also selling like hot cakes.

Youth Akali factions to stage protest
Ludhiana, September 26
The Sarb Hind Shiromani Youth Akali Dal, the All-India Sikh Students Federation, the Youth Akali Dal (Amritsar) and the Dal Khalsa would hold a demonstration and stage a dharna at Rajpal Bhawan in Chandigarh on October 5 to highlight several key issues concerning Panthic bodies in the state. These include increasing instances of sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, release of detained Sikh youth, proposal to grant amnesty to police officers and voting rights to Sehajdhari Sikhs, among them.


‘Revenue laws discourage corporate farming’
Ahmedgarh, September 26
The present land revenue laws have discouraged the corporate farming in the state, said Mr Jagjit Singh Ghungrana, Chairman, Punjab Agro Corporation, while addressing farmers at Ghungrana village. Expressing concern over implications of the GATT and WTO, the Chairman asserted that small and marginal farmers could not compete in world market with an average holding of 2.7 hectare.

Students not to obstruct Kisan Mela
Ludhiana, September 26
Students of the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, who had threatened to create a ruckus at the Kisan Mela to be organised by PAU tomorrow to protest against the non-fulfilment their demands, today said they would not do anything that would cause inconvenience to farmers.


Employee moves HC against PAU
Board’s rejection of appointment as Comptroller
Ludhiana, September 26
An employee of Punjab Agricultural University, has moved the High Court against the PAU Board of Management’s decision of not approving his appointment as the Comptroller of the university.

PCCTU flays govt’s ‘rigid attitude’
Ludhiana, September 26
Protesting against the non-implementation of its demands, the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union has decided to continue with traffic blocking and court arrests.

Inter-school contests held
Ludhiana, September 26
Inter-school contests for painting and skits marked the second day of the three-day cultural festival being organised by the Education Department in various schools of the district today.

Abolition of road tax on buses sought
Ludhiana, September 26
Demanding abolition of road tax on school buses, the Association of Principals of the Punjab School Education Board affiliated schools sent a memorandum to Mr Tota Singh, Education Minister, here yesterday.


Elite label fetches art its market
Ludhiana, September 26
The beautiful, well-designed display window of a big showroom can easily change the worth of an artifact. While the showroom owner makes instant profit, the artist behind the product continues to live a life of penury.

Will this artifact fetch me a good price? A potter arranges pieces of art for sale on a roadside in Ludhiana. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Surjit Pattar’s book lauded
Ludhiana, September 26
A get-together in the honour of Surjit Pattar was organised at the Communication Centre of Punjab Agricultural University today. Bhai Narinder Singh, member, Board of Management, PAU said the university had achieved high levels of excellence not only in the field of agricultural research and development, but also in the field of literature.

Bhai Narinder Singh with the book of Surjit Pattar at PAU on Wednesday.

A rare feat in stitching
Ludhiana, September 26
Mr Pawan Kumar, a local tailor, has designed a trouser that can be converted into 10 different kinds of jackets and shirts. This unique trouser-cum-jacket-cum-shirt require just1.5 m of cloth.


SDP School win baseball title
Ludhiana, September 26
Boys of the SDP School prevailed over the Ramgarhia School team to win the baseball title while in the girls’ section, the team of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Model Town, emerged winners in the district-level championship which concluded at the SDP School campus here today.


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