Tuesday, June 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



17-year-old held with booty of Rs 1.25 lakh
City youths take to crime for flamboyant lifestyle
LUDHIANA, June 19 — It is yet another case of school kids taking to theft in order to suit their flamboyant lifestyle. The CIA staff police led by in charge B. S. Brar has arrested a 17-year-old boy with a booty of around Rs 1.25 lakh that was stolen from a house of a business man in Faridkot on the intervening night of June 12 and 13.

Beauty conscious Y2K generation
LUDHIANA, June 19 — Looking good has become almost a national obsession. Women today, want it all — the job, social life, home and above all beauty. Weathering 10 hours a day without wilting takes more than the best long-wear lipstick and strong head-styling spray.

The well digging process on in Laolta village in Ludhiana district. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi
The well digging process on in Laolta village in Ludhiana district. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi
Falling water level hits paddy sowing-operations

Police rescues girl who was kidnapped and raped

MEHARBAAN ( Ludhiana), June 19 — A 13-year old-girl was rescued from her foster-father after being allegedly kidnapped and repeatedly raped by him for almost a month — in connivance with and with the consent of his keep — whom he had bought for Rs 15,000 six years ago.





ghanta gharLudhiana’s clock tower the only one in Punjab
LUDHIANA, June 19 — For decades, the ‘Ghanta Ghar’ witnessed the growth of this megacity around it. Now the city is viewing its gradual decay.

Novel protest by farm technocrats
LUDHIANA, June 19 — In a novel way of protest against non-acceptance of their demands, agricultural technocrats from the Departments of Agriculture, Soil conservation and Horticulture organised a farmers' training camp at Dhandra village, near here on a 'holiday'.

Congress MP seeks Badal’s resignation
LUDHIANA, June 19 — Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, Congress M.P., Ludhiana, has asked the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to quit and go in for a mid-term poll in the state in view of defeat of the ruling alliance in the Nagar Panchayat elections held in four towns of the district on Saturday.

‘Replace Akali Dal Youth Wing chief’
LUDHIANA, June 19 — Simmering discontent among party workers against the leadership of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Youth Wing virtually led to a revolt here today, with the party general secretary, Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, seeking the removal of the party president, Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal.


Murderer of two on prowl
SAHNEWAL, June 19— A murderer is on the prowl after he allegedly stabbed two people to death and then stuffed their bodies in a jute bag.

Civic contractor blacklisted
LUDHIANA, June 19 — The Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Dr. S.S. Sandhu, has debarred a contractor from tendering in the MC for a period of one year and has also ordered the forfeiture of his earnest money.

4 traders booked
LUDHIANA, June 19 — The District Food and Civil Supplies Comptroller, Mr Praveen Vij, said the department had registered cases under the Excise Act against four merchants.

India lacks infrastructure: experts
LUDHIANA, June 19 — The panelists at a discussion on "WTO's unilateral and multilateral trade liberalisation: stakes for India" organised by the Ludhiana Management Association here last evening were of the general view that India lacked basic industrial infrastructure for global competitiveness.

Workshop on personal grooming
LUDHIANA, June 19 — The Niharika Ladies Club today organised a personal grooming and personality development workshop at IMA House. The workshop will continue till July 5.

Central Excise Customs Officers meet
LUDHIANA, June 19 — A meeting of the Central Excise and Customs officers was held here under the chairmanship of Mr Someshwar, Chief Commissioner, Central Excise.

Oh boy, what a shoe-shine!
LUDHIANA, June 19 — Along the wall outside the main bus stand, there sit everyday on the narrow footpath, nearly 20-odd shoe-shine women under makeshift canopies doing brisk business , though through dubious ways.Top


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