Tuesday, June 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Petrol station employees robbed of over Rs 7 lakh
LUDHIANA, June 12 — In a case of daylight robbery, three unidentified men in an Ambassador car snatched a bag containing Rs 7,69,000 from two employees of a petrol station while they were going to deposit the money in the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar branch of the Bank Of Punjab around 10.45 this morning.

Ludhianvis first to buy latest cars 
LUDHIANA, June 12 — Have car, will travel. This seems to be the philosophy of an average Ludhianvi. Although the car craze is spreading rapidly all over the country, it is nothing like it is in Ludhiana. Everybody who is anybody in this city of nearly 25

Free pollution check for 2-wheelers
LUDHIANA, June 12 — Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) organised a free pollution-check-up camp for two-wheelers at their retail outlet Ad Fuel Centre, near Fountain Chowk here today. There was an enthusiastic response to the camp by two-wheeler-drivers of all ages. Besides the free emission-level checking of vehicles, the company officials also explained the adverse effects of pollutants. 

Dimpa fears terrorism may resurface
LUDHIANA, June 12 — "Deteriorating law and order situation in the state and increasing interference by government functionaries, including the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, could lead to the terrorism resurfacing in this border state," said Mr Jasbir Singh Dimpa.



Tamasha bears rescued, owners jailed
LUDHIANA, June 12 — The Judicial Magistrate, Mr Rajiv Beri, today directed that two bears which were being illegally used for tamasha by their two owners be sent to Chhat Bir Zoo near Chandigarh. The two owners have also been sent to the district jail here till they furnish their bail surety.

Gupta’s statue
LUDHIANA, June 12 — Mr O.P. Gupta, a veteran freedom fighter and a senior Congress politican, whose death anniversary was yesterday, contributed a lot of the field of education. 


Young guns who kill for thrill
LUDHIANA, June 12 — The involvement of the youth in many cases of crime solved by the local police in the past couple of days has brought into focus their callous attitude towards the law, besides a growing intolerance among them.

2 factory workers murdered
LUDHIANA, June12 — Two persons were found murdered in a factory on Bajra Road around 10 this morning. Working in the same factory, the two had been allegedly killed after being hit on the head.

LSE round-up
Bullish but volatile stock market
LUDHIANA: As predicted in this column a week ago, the week witnessed a bullish but volatile stock market. The 30-scrip strong LSE index opened at 142 points on Monday and closed at 143 on Friday, showing a small upswing of 1 point.

Furnace oil-using traders feel ST pinch
LUDHIANA, June 12 — Furnace oil and LDO-using industry in Punjab is dire straits. This industry has been getting these oils from depots of oil companies in Haryana, UP and other parts of the country by paying 4 per cent sales tax. 

Price hike hits trade
LUDHIANA, June 12 — Mr G.L. Pahwa, President, Mr D.S. Chawla, Senior Vice-President, and Mr Sudarshan Gosain, Vice-President, respectively, of the United Cylce and Parts Manufacturers Association, have expressed concern over the increase in the price of furnace oil.


Cookery classes a craze during holidays
LUDHIANA, June 12 — Today the girls are so much career oriented that they want to be perfect in every field. They do not want to waste their time and energy, not even during holidays.


Preserving their culture away from home
LUDHIANA, June 12 — This prosperous city of North India has for many decades beckoned many a dreamers from all communities and strata of society. Many of these had been so enamoured by the rich opportunities of the place that they had decided to become its permanent dwellers.

The tree on which two Namdharis attained martyrdom
LUDHIANA, June 12 — The sight of an over 150-year-old banyan tree, better known as the ‘Shaheedi-bohr (banyan) ‘in Kuka Memorial Centre near the Field Gunj area of the old city sends a chill down one’s spine.


Commercialisation at the cost of medical care at DMCH
LUDHIANA, June 12 — Giving a go-bye to all medical ethics, the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) appears to be going for crass commercialisation instead of providing medical service to the people.

Extend medical facilities to villages: DC
LUDHIANA, June 12 — The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, yesterday called upon the managements of the charitable hospital to expand their sphere of activities to the rural areas and provide medical facilities to the poor.


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Cong unit mourns Pilot's death

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