Monday, June 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Gale, rain lash city; many areas flooded early morning
One child electrocuted; extensive damage to property reported

Children frolicking in rain and floating paper boats
Children frolicking in rain and floating 
paper boats in a Ludhiana locality on Sunday.

LUDHIANA, June 4 — The city and the surrounding areas were today hit by a gale that flooded most parts of the city. It also resulted in the death of one child and serious burn injuries to another because of electrocution in Ganeshpuri area and loss of property in various parts of the city.



Badal loyalists at daggers drawn
LUDHIANA, June 4 —The unsavoury violent clash between two groups of Badal loyalists led by Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia and Mr Avtar Singh Makkar which marred the nagar kirtan taken out on the eve of the martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev in the city on Saturday was in fact the culmination of long-drawn-out battle for supremacy and oneupmanship between the two SAD activists.

Nehru Rose Garden — a hub of yoga enthusiasts
LUDHIANA, June 4 —Anyone can live a normal, healthy life of 100 years. All that one has to do is to adopt the yogic way of life and do a few yogic asanas every morning.

Government draws plan for IT development
LUDHIANA, June 4 — The Punjab Government has chalked out a multi-pronged long-term strategy for information technology infrastructure development to promote both IT industry and human resource development in IT, while at the same time ushering in electronic governance for open and efficient administration through the deployment of information technology.

Harassed NRI vows not to return 
LUDHIANA, June 4 —It was not just his business interests here but also a strong love for his motherland that brought NRI Sandeep Gupta from the United Kingdom to this mega city almost twice a year. 


Village to get 24-hour power
LUDHIANA, June 4 — The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today said that the state government was committed to provide adequate power to meet the needs of both agriculture and industry in the rural and urban areas, respectively, and to achieve this objective, ongoing work on various power generation projects would be accelerated.

Nagar kirtan marks martyrdom day
LUDHIANA, June 4 — An impressive nagar kirtan was taken out in the city yesterday by the Shaheedi Dal to mark the martyrdom day of fifth Sikh Guru Sri Arjun Dev, which falls on June 5.

Confronting physical handicaps with courage
LUDHIANA, June 4 — Fate appears to have been unfair to Avtar Singh Randhawa. Born without arms and with one deformed leg, Avtar may be physically challenged, but mentally he is as strong as any normal person. 

Environment Day just as polluted
LUDHIANA, June 4 — World Environment Day, which will be celebrated tomorrow, promises little for the people here, given the level of pollution around. The pollution is crossing all possible limits.

Yeoman’s service by Sikh religious body
ntouched by controversial issues like Nanakshahi Jantri and langar service, Alag-Shabad-Yug, an organisation which distributes Gurmat Literature free of cost with the active cooperation and help of sangat is doing yeoman service to humanity.Sarup Singh Alag, a prominent writer, scholar and orator is the force behind this body. 

Dirty colonies cry for ‘strong’ MC action
LUDHIANA, June 4 — By suspending a few employees and taking some ‘token’ corrective measures in the gastro-affected areas, the task of the local Municipal Corporation seems to be far from over as a number of other dirty colonies exist in the city just waiting for some germ and bacteria to come and breed.


Land grab attempt thwarted
LUDHIANA, June 4 — The city police has thwarted an attempt to grab land and booked four persons under Sections 452, 447, 448, 511, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC.

Riches raise "Uski sari...meri sari" race
he material progress and technical advances have made our lives more complex and tension-ridden. Numerous ambitions are creating anguish and anxiety in our minds. The demands on physical comfort, material consumption and sensual gratification have alienated us from the elemental qualities of our being.

Bullish, but volatile days ahead
LUDHIANA, June 4—This week the market opened with a very bearish note and ended not very bullish. The 30-scrip LSE Index opened at 133 on Monday and closed at 141 on Friday.

Small traders fear WTO terms may wipe them out
LUDHIANA, June 4 — The World Trade Organisation conditions are likely to have an adverse impact on the small-scale industry in the country. Punjab, the home of small-scale industry, may be severely hit.


Deaf and dumb schooled to face world
June 4 Hundreds of children with serious speech and hearing impairment have become useful members of society. Thanks to the training given by the school for the deaf being run by the Ludhiana Educational Society, which is rendering yeoman’s service especially to the underprivileged section.Top

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