Monday, January 8, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


Judge vows to weed out polluting industrial units
Justice Kuldeep SinghLUDHIANA, Jan 7  Justice Kuldeep Singh, a former Supreme Court Judge, is known for his historic judgements in cases related to the protection of environment. Now, he has launched a movement against the polluting industrial units of Ludhiana. The focus of the campaign will be on getting these units shifted out of the city. “I am not against industrialisation, but mindless devastation of natural resources cannot be tolerated. Industrialists should behave as responsible citizens.

A dense fog engulfed Ludhiana and its surrounding areas on Sunday morning. Vehicles had to move at a slow speed and with their lights on because of the reduced visibility. 
— Photo by Inderjit Verma 




Bullock-cart racers up in arms against PFA
LUDHIANA, Jan 7 — The bullock-cart racers are up in arms against those animal rights activists who have been opposing the race and seeking a ban on it. These people, mostly from the countryside, described the campaign by certain animal rights activists as ill-conceived since it had no justification.

Rape case witnesses new twist every day
LUDHIANA, Jan 7 — The alleged rape case of a 30-year-old migrant labourer, who was kept locked in a room and raped for four days by a foreman of a factory in Sahnewal near here, was assuming serious proportions and witnessing new twists every day.

BSNL move worries PCO owners
LUDHIANA, Jan 7 — While the Bharat Sanchar Nigam’s declaration of extending the direct dialing facility has brought cheers for the general public, the PCO owners are fuming at the move fearing heavy losses in their business.

Chill steals warmth out of PAU campus
ITH temperature dipping to an all time low in Ludhiana the life seems to have become cold on Punjab Agricultural University campus. While most of the students had left for homes during the brief vacation, a number of students who had stayed back seem to be confining themselves to their hostel rooms.




Antelope handed over to Wildlife Dept
LUDHIANA, Jan 7 — An antelope (sambhar ) rescued by People For Animals in Ludhiana from Haibowal dairy complex, has been handed over to the wildlife department for sending it to Bir Takkhani (sanctuary) in district Hoshiarpur. Mr Varinderpal Singh Chawla, District Inspector, Wildlife, contacted his senior officers for its rehabilitation, and was instructed by them to shift it to the notified sanctuary.



Big haul of poppy husk
LUDHIANA, Jan 7 — Exposing a novel method of smuggling poppy husk, the Phillaur police has busted a gang of drug traffickers. The gang used to bring the poppy husk from Rajasthan to the Nawanshahr district of Punjab.


Learn from them art of making salad
LUDHIANA, Jan 7 — Everyone knows the value of vegetables in our diet. Radish, carrot and cucumber not only give us fibre but also vitamins and minerals. In winter, these vegetables are available in abundance. These look good if cut and arranged artistically.

Mixed response to Knit Vision 2001
LUDHIANA, Jan 7 — The exhibition of knitting and hosiery garment machinery manufacturers has generated a mixed response here. The five-day exhibition was inaugurated by Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, Mayor, Ludhiana, on January 4. More than 150 stalls have been put up in the exhibition by knitting, spinning, processing, cutting, finishing and sewing machinery manufacturers.Top

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