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Hosiery strike draws flak from people
Ludhiana, April 8
There is much resentment among the people over the continued strike by hosiery manufacturers who continued to suspend work for the ninth day today. The strike has been described as “unjustified and uncalled for as it aims only at getting tax evasion legalised”.

Head teachers cry foul over postings
Ludhiana, April 8
It was a shock for over 50 head teachers who had come to Government Senior Secondary School for Boys at Jawahar Nagar for an interview to get promoted as centre head teachers.

Children take out march against US attack on Iraq
Ludhiana, April 8
Over 1000 children of various schools took out a march here today in protest against the US invasion of Iraq, which has left thousands of people, including children, dead and seriously wounded. They decried the attack and demanded immediate cessation of the hostilities. The military action, they felt, had totally ignored the human factor and had been done with an eye on Iraq’s oil and Bush’s arrogance to show the USA’s military might to the world.


Effigies of Bush, Blair burnt

Sikh forces’ victory over British remembered
Hassanpur, April 8
The 157th anniversary of the Anglo- Sikh war was celebrated at an impressive and largely attended function here today. The gathering resolved to raise a befitting memorial to the soldiers and said it would come up on 50 acres at a cost of Rs 30 crore.

SIKH GALLANTRY GALORE: The chief sewadar of the Anglo Sikh War Trust, Mr Surat Singh Khalsa, addresses a gathering to celebrate the 157th anniversary of the great battle at Hassanpur village on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Mangoes make entry into city markets
Ludhiana, April 8
When the summer comes, can mangoes be far behind? Mangoes have made their royal entry into city markets much to the delight of mango lovers. Like other years, this season too, the first to enter the markets are two varieties — ‘totapari’ and ‘safeda’.

WHICH OF THESE IS THE ‘KING’? A customer surveying a pair of mangoes, called king of fruits, which are seen flooding the market these days in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

‘Declining water table affected farm produce’
Ludhiana, April 8
Reiterating the commitment of the Punjab Government to the growth and development of agriculture in Punjab, Mr Amarjit Singh Samra, Minister of State for Agriculture, remarked that the Punjab Government averted the drought-like conditions in the state through its meticulous crisis management strategy.
Mr B. Mishra, Project Director, DDR, Mr Amarjit Samra, Minister of State for Agriculture, Dr K. S. Aulakh, PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr G. Kalloo, Deputy Director-General, ICAR, at the 38th Annual Rice Group Meeting at PAU on Tuesday. — Photo IV
Mr B. Mishra, Project Director, DDR, Mr Amarjit Samra, Minister of State for Agriculture, Dr K. S. Aulakh, PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr G. Kalloo

It is interesting to watch as to how a professor of a college in Civil Lines has publicised about his own premature retirement.
  • Pensioners’ blues
  • Dodging propaganda
  • Canine concern
  • Ash dear
  • Snoozing cop
  • Politically correct PPA
  • Sheepish UK chief
  • Chaati di lassi
  • Unreliable diagnostic labs
  • Irresponsible  two-wheeler drivers
  • Tailpiece


Toll tax issue has commuters fuming
Doraha, April 8
As per a notification issued by the Government of India, same toll rates will continue for all vehicles at Doraha till further orders. The notification has once again come as a bolt from the blue for commuters who were under the impression that the toll tax collection will end after March 31.

PMCs threaten to move court
Ludhiana, April 8
The local Federation of Park Management Committees has decided to launch direct action against the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, and Secretary, Ministry of Local Self Government, Punjab, if they failed to release the outstanding legitimate payments due from February, 2001, within 15 days. The corporation entered into a legal agreement with respective PMCs of various localities in October, 1999.

Streetlights ‘inaugurated’


Rs 60,000 looted



PAU makes strides under Aulakh
Ludhiana, April 8
Punjab Agricultural University has witnessed rapid strides during the first two years of the four-year term of the present Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh. The biggest achievement of the Vice-Chancellor has been enforcement of strict discipline on the campus and a check on absenteeism. The university has been witnessing a number of agitations by teachers before the appointment of Dr Aulakh as Vice-Chancellor.

PCCTU seeks CM’s intervention
Ludhiana, April 8
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Association has urged Capt Amarinder Singh to resolve the financial crisis which the colleges were facing following the 20 per cent cut in their grant in the current financial year.

5000 students for talent hunt contest
Ludhiana, April 8
Nearly 5000 students of Classes IX and X from over 16 schools of the city will participate in a talent hunt contest to be organised by Steps, a coaching centre, to be held on April 27.



‘Homeopathy can check SARS’
Ludhiana, April 8
Dr Paramjit Singh Ranu, Member, Central Council of Homeopathy, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, here today said that the dreadful SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) could be prevented by homeopathic prophylaxis.


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