Monday, June 12, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Ultra modern bus stand for Ludhiana
Project to cost Rs 7 crore ; Foundation stone on August 15
LUDHIANA, June 11 — Ludhiana is set to acquire a new ultra modern bus stand, putting an end to hopelessly chaotic conditions which prevail at one of the most prominent landmarks of the city frequented by thousands of passengers from all over the state every day.
A model of the proposed bus stand

Major crackdown on liquor smugglers
LUDHIANA, June 11 — In a major crackdown on liquor smugglers operating in the Dhokkan Mohalla area, the Excise Department conducted a raid on four alleged liquor smugglers and seized more than 10 cases of both countrymade and Indian Made Foreign liquor and a few loose pouches of liquor late last evening.

Slump in sale of second-hand cars 
LUDHIANA, June 11 — There are cars and cars but a few customers in the two biggest Sunday car bazaars in the city which also happen to be the top markets in the sale and purchase of second-hand four-wheelers in the state.

No law, order in Punjab: Tohra
LUDHIANA, June 11 — The Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) president, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, has assailed the SAD-BJP government in Punjab for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, which, if unchecked, could once again bring back the dark days of militancy.



Urban Estates sans civic amenities
LUDHIANA, June 11 — The urban estates (phases I and II) on Dugri road here appear to be nobody's babies and the residents, faced with lack of basic amenities, unsanitary conditions, broken and potholed roads, faulty and inadequate sewerage and drainage systems leading to stagnation of water on the roads and vacant plots, temporary and permanent encroachments and absence of a community centre and other common facilities have been persistently crying for attention but have failed to elicit any response so far from the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) and other government departments concerned.

Training institute for models
LUDHIANA, June 11 — Octopus Multivision will start exclusive training for models contesting for the Miss India and Miss World titles. Octopus Multivison will also carry out shootings in various parts of the country as well as abroad for providing better exposure to the models.

Medical aid for poor sought
LUDHIANA, June 11 — Deputy Commissioner S. K. Sandhu today called upon the managements of the charitable hospitals to expand their sphere of activities to rural area and provide medical facilities to the poor people.

Walk your way to health
alking is considered one of the most effective ways of living a healthy and sickness-free life. It is good to see that Ludhianvis have adopted walking as part of their daily routine. At Nehru Rose Garden, Rakh Bagh or PAU campus, you can see a rising number of enthusiastic walkers trying to beat others in speed and duration. A physician of the town says, "Consistent fall in the number of patients in the town is because persons here have become health conscious and take regular walks and yoga seriously."

For the forces
The honour of ex-serviceman is at stake

here is an acute requirement that the powers-that-be in the country as a whole have an inward peep and identify the causes which have undermined the social and political rights of veterans of the armed forces who have given so much for the security and integrity of the country for the past fifty years of Independence.

What does adolescence mean to adolescents?
LUDHIANA, June 11 — While all periods in our lifespan are important, adolescence has certain characteristics that distinguish it from the periods that precede and follow it. This transition period is the threshold of adulthood. Adolescence, the spring time of life is a period of change. A child puts away childish things and tries to imitate adults.

Police harassing tenant: Thapar
LUDHIANA, June 11 — Dr Malti Thapar, General Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, yesterday criticised the local police for harassment and intimidation of the Shahnai TV Centre in order to force them out of their rented premises.

Communists flay power tariff hike
LUDHIANA, June 11 — A joint meeting of representatives of the state unit of the MCPI, CPI, ML (Liberation) and CPI, ML (New Democracy) was held here today.


Woman caught smuggling poppy husk
LUDHIANA, June 11 — The Sahnewal police has arrested Sukhwinder Kaur for allegedly smuggling poppy husk. As much as 8 kg of poppy husk has been recovered from her .


Workshop for revival of theatre
Harpal Tiwana, a well-known theatre personality, seems to be all set with his guns to revive the theatre culture in Ludhiana, with the launching of a month-long theatre workshop with eminent theatre personalities like Nirmal Rishi and Neena Tiwana.


From darkness to light again
LUDHIANA, June 11 — A 58-year-old man started having vision problems in both eyes six years back. He never realised that in few years his world would be dark and even to move around he would need someone’s help. He got treatment but to no avail. In the past 8 months he could barely recognise a moving object close to his face.


The lab of Asian Games
LINK three key words: Ludhiana, Laboratory Asian Games. It looks futile. Think of some relevance. No sense would solve the puzzle. Logic would lead to more confusion leading to a blind-alley.

Night cricket tournaments popular in Ludhiana
LUDHIANA, June 11 — Nights are no longer reserved for dining and dancing and partying. Cricket is the latest addition to the long list of activities Ludhianvis have been doing during the night. It is not the street cricket, but the organised tournaments are being played here during the night under bright gaze of electric bulbs.



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