Friday, June 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



In Chowni Mohalla crime is the rule of the day
LUDHIANA, June 22 — Petty caste and class politics between four local politicians has manifested itself into violence and shamelessness in the Chowni Mohalla area even as the residents of the area continue to blame the police for the situation going from bad to worse.

Complaint against sarpanch to be probed
LUDHIANA, June 22 — The Deputy Commissioner Mr S. K. Sandhu today ordered a probe into the complaint against the sarpanch of Gondwal village for failing to utilise a grant of Rs 3 lakhs for a development project in the village. 

Chamber opposes proposed hike in power tariff 
LUDHIANA, June 22 — Mr P.D. Sharma, President of the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab, today opposed the proposed hike in power tariff in the state.

An inundated street in Shiv Puri area of the old city after mild showers lashed Ludhiana on Thursday morning. 						                — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
An inundated street in Shiv Puri area of the old city after mild showers lashed Ludhiana on Thursday morning. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Pre-monsoon showers in city
LUDHIANA, June 22 — Pre-monsoon showers lashed Ludhiana in the morning today. It was welcome breather for the people here and around as the atmosphere was full of humidity.



Drink deep, or taste not 
by N.S.Tasneem

o be interested in literature is not the end but the beginning of a long affair with words. Some persons confine themselves to reading while others venture forth into the area of creative writing.

Mandir association bags award for social work
LUDHIANA, June 21 — Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha,Subhani Building Chowk, has won the Bhagwan Dass Sharma Shakti Sewa Award from Durga Sewa Sangh for public welfare activities for the current year. 

Suffering Kashmiri woman gets a new lease of life
LUDHIANA, June 22 — Kusum Bhardwaj had lost her husband when he was kidnapped by the Kashmiri terrorists in Chandanwadi district on July16, 1997 on his way to the holy shrine of Amarnath.

Declare Jats as BCs: BKU
LUDHIANA, June 22 — The Bhartiya Kisan Union, has urged the government to declare the Jat community in the state as ‘backward class’ and to take up with the Centre, the issue of granting the same benefit to other states as well. 



Fake cassettes seized; 1 held
LUDHIANA, June 22 — The police has arrested the owner of a video shop at Gill Market, near Daba Chowk, on the charge of making duplicate copies of new films. The police seized four video cassettes of ‘Josh’, three video cassette recorders and one television set from his possession.

Garment makers to put up joint show
LUDHIANA,June 22 — Garment manufacturers of Ludhiana will put up a joint show at the forthcoming ‘Indian International Garment Fair 2000’ being held from July 15 to 17 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Want comfort, style, elegance? Go for Punjabi juttis!
LUDHIANA, June 22 — When does a Punjabi look complete? His distinct attire a kurta pyjama and a tille wali Punjabi jutti gives him the complete Punjabi appearance.


Charitable hospital for a cause
LUDHIANA, June 22 — Vijayanand Diagnostic Centre here is one of the few charitable hospitals with modern facilities. Due to massive rise in medical expenses, some affluent members of the Jain community decided to constitute a charitable trust for building a hospital.

Mango: excellent source of vitamins Mango: excellent source of vitamins
The mango was known in India from very early times. Visitors to Ajanta and Ellora would have noticed many paintings and sculptures in which mango leaves, fruits and trees are depicted in all their beauty and grandeur. Ever since the Vedic period, mango has been extensively extolled in the Sanskrit literature.


Postal Department to encourage stamp collection
LUDHIANA, June 22 — Facing stiff competition from private courier services, the increasing modes of communication and the pressure to maintain the revenue generation, the Department of Postal Services, Punjab Region, has began tapping the otherwise ‘ignored’ sources of revenue.Top

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