Thursday, June 15, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


Mass transfers threaten 
functioning of ESI

95 posts of doctor declared surplus 
LUDHIANA, June 14 — The wholesale transfer of PCMS doctors ordered by the Punjab Government recently and declaration as surplus the posts of 95 doctors working in ESI hospital and its allied 35 dispensaries in Ludhiana district have created a piquant situation in the city.

No room, food for 50 mini zoo ducksNo room, food for 50 mini zoo ducks
LUDHIANA, June 14 — The fate of about 50 ducks, kept in the now closed Mini Zoo of Nehru Rose Garden here, hangs in the balance as neither the Municipal Corporation can keep them nor can the state wildlife authorities take possession of them as the species does not come under the wildlife animal category.

Army jawan killed in encounter near LOC
LUDHIANA, June 14 — Naik Bhagwant Singh, a resident of Bhaini Arora village, near Pakhowal, on the outskirts of the city, was reported to be killed near the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir in an encounter with anti-national elements in yesterday.


Congress flays move to hike power tariff
LUDHIANA, June 14 — The Congress has taken strong objection to the PSEB and the State Government move to effect an increase in power tariff. Addressing a rally of the party workers, Mr Ramesh Joshi, General Secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress, said the rates of power were high in the state and another hike was unjustified.

BKU rejects farm prices
LUDHIANA, June 14 — Bharati Kisan Union has rejected the farm prices for kharif crops as recommended by the agricultural costs and prices commission describing them as totally inadequate and incommensurative with the cost of inputs.

Upcoming hotel brings woes
LUDHIANA, June 14 — Residents of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar are having sleepless nights over an upcoming hotel in G-block of the posh colony as hectic construction work at the site has damaged the water mains, disrupting the water supply to a large number of houses and massive excavation carried out for a large basement in the building has damaged a portion of a road, which has caved in, besides uprooting a few streetlight poles.

Bears damage ambulance
LUDHIANA, June 14 — For hours, Raju and Sonu , the two male bears rescued by the People for Animals Organisation and the district wild life officials freely entertained the lawyers and litigants at the District and Sessions Court here on Monday. They had probably got an inkling of their freedom from the captivity of a madari.


Cops save kidnapped man of Haryana
LUDHIANA, June 14— A 25-year-old man was rescued by the Ludhiana Police here late last night after he landed up from Kurukshetra under mysterious circumstances at around 11 pm at the Ludhiana bus stand.

Shopkeeper assaulted
LUDHIANA, June 14 — A middle-aged man was injured when he was attacked by a group of youths at Mata Rani Chowk in broad daylight. Hundreds of bystanders watched the gory incident, but nobody came to his rescue.

Tearful adieu to Gurjot
LUDHIANA, June 14 — The family, relatives, friends and other villagers of Dhandran today bid a tearful adieu to seven-and-a-half-year-old Gurjot, who was kidnapped by a farmhand for ransom and later killed as the accused did not have the resources to keep the boy in hiding till the ransom amount was paid to him.

Sunday bazar draws large crowds
LUDHIANA, June 14 — Millions of rupees are transacted every Sunday in and around Chaura Bazar here on account of sale in the Sunday market. Sunday is no exception for the market to get relief from the multitude of people. In fact, on Sundays the bazar is more overcrowded with people coming from the adjacent areas to make purchases.

Santro sales upSantro sales zoom in Punjab, UT
LUDHIANA, June 14— Hyundai Motor India, the country's second largest car manufacturer, has grossed cumulative sales of 10,279 units of Santro and 678 units of Accent in the region of Punjab and Chandigarh since the beginning of national deliveries in October, 1998.

Making it big in designer wear
LUDHIANA, June 14— It is dreams in various colours and hues that she sells and quite successfully too. Dreams in cotton, silk, crepe, organdy or the fashionable lycra and in colours like burgundy, peach, ashes-of-roses or the other usual colours.


Where heart diseases flourish
LUDHIANA, June 14 — Heart illnesses induce tension in the mind of the strongest and the Ludhianvis are no exception. Ludhiana is a city of rich people. For a majority of the citizens who are in business, the pace of life is very hectic and strenuous.

CMC enlists epileptic pregnant mothers
LUDHIANA, June 14 — The Neurology Department of Christian Medical College and Hospital has initiated a number of measures to better safe-guard the pregnant woman afflicted with epilepsy. Research and incessant observations have proved that the fertility rate of women suffering from epilepsy is comparatively less than those who are not suffering from this disease.


City swimmers strike gold
LUDHIANA, June 14 — Two local swimmers, Vibha Babbar and Mridul, were the star performers and declared the best swimmers amongst girls and boys, respectively, in the 16th Punjab State Sub-Junior swimming championship held at Ferozepore on June 10 and 11.

LIT to raise Rani Jhansi centre
LUDHIANA, June 14 — Even with a portion of the 2.22-acre piece of land at prime location on Maharani Jhansi Road in the city under the possession of a private party and another 1,000 square yards, in all probability to go the same way, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust is all set to go ahead with the construction of yet another commercial centre to be named as Rani Jhansi centre, albeit with a revised lay out plan.

Tandon canvasses for candidates
LUDHIANA, June 14 — Mr Balramji Das Tandon, Punjab Minister for local bodies and senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, today addressed a couple of election meetings at Sahnewal and Machhiwara in this district to garner support for candidates of the ruling SAD (B)-BJP alliance contesting the nagar panchayat elections, to be held on June 16.Top

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