Saturday, June 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Sahir Ludhianvi centre project shelved
LUDHIANA, June 2 ''Masroof zamana mere liye kyon waqt apna barbad kare (why shall the busy world waste time on me?). These immortal lines from the pen of acclaimed lyricist, poet and writer Sahir Ludhianvi have been proven true in this city, the place where he was born and spent most of his youth.

Colourful statues adorn the park in Lajpat Nagar	 in Ludhiana					 Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
Colourful statues adorn the park in Lajpat Nagar in Ludhiana Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
A park that is a panorama 
of Punjabi culture


  Both God and government seem to have given up hope on Ludhiana
LUDHIANA, June 2 The annual outbreak of gastroenteritis and cholera in certain localities of Ludhiana which has so far resulted in four deaths and hospitalization of more than 100 persons has highlighted once again the miserable living conditions which its citizens are forced to suffer year after year.

Our photographer Inderjit Verma clicks an addict in action.
Our photographer Inderjit Verma clicks an addict in action. 
Almost every school has kids hooked to drugs
LUDHIANA, June 2  "What ? A Class II student is a drug addict!" This was the shocking reaction of the activists of a visiting anti-drugs social work organisation of the city when a school principal informed them of the recovery of a popular and cheap drug gutka from such a small child.


Power cuts irk residents
LUDHIANA, June 2 Residents of New Kitchlu Nagar and its surrounding areas today said they were a harassed lot due to frequent and long power cuts in their colony.


Cash, jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh stolen
LUDHIANA, June 2 Two unidentified persons broke into the house of Mr Sudesh Sharma in Kitchloo Nagar around 3 this morning and decamped with cash and jewellery amounting to Rs 2 lakh.


Problems of liquor shop owners mount
LUDHIANA, June 2 The problems of the new liquor contractors in the city continue to mount as the members of the old liquor syndicate, led by a close relation of an Akali minister, have now allegedly resorted to arm-twisting tactics in order to hamper the business interests of the new contractors.


A treat for government school kids
LUDHIANA, June 2 Thousands of students going to government primary, middle and high schools located in the rural areas and poor localities of Ludhiana are in for a treat this summer: they will have jute mats to sit on, ceiling fans overhead to beat the heat and pucca toilets.

Teachers flay transfer policy
LUDHIANA, June 2 The Government School Teachers Union, here yesterday, strongly criticised the decision of the Punjab Government and the Education Department which said teachers who had stayed for 15 years in urban areas would be shifted to rural areas.

PAU employees threaten stir over pay
LUDHIANA, June 2 The PAU Employees Front has threatened to launch a stir and hold a protest rally this month, in case the Executive Council fails to make the administration accept their long-pending demands.Top

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