Saturday, June 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


6 hurt as lightning strikes near ammunition depot
Army asks residents to vacate the area
The collapsed roof of a labourer's house which was struck by lightening on Friday morning.
The collapsed roof of a labourer's house which was struck by lightening on Friday morning. 
LUDHIANA, June 23 — Alarm bells went ringing around an Army ammunition depot in Baddowal village and surrounding colonies of the city’s periphery this morning when strong lightning struck a labourer’s house leaving six persons, including three minor girls, injured and the house badly burnt and damaged.

Mystery shrouds the death of a businessman
LUDHIANA, June 23 — Mystery shrouds the death of a 29-year-old business man who was found dead at his factory around 7 a.m. today.

Flouting building bylaws norm, not exception
“Everything can be fixed and everyone has a price”
LUDHIANA, June 23 — The gigantic problem of unplanned and haphazard development in the industrial capital of the Punjab which further leads to pathetic state of basic civic amenities to a majority of the population in the city, assumes alarming proportions in view of increasing trend among the residents to flout building bye-laws and to change ‘land use’ with impunity because of little or no penal action taken by the authorities against the offenders.



Cool Ludhiana nights
LUDHIANA, June 23 — Nights have started cooling down with the temperature dipping down by about five degrees during the night.

Disability not a hurdle for him
LUDHIANA, June 23 — Physical disability did not shatter his confidence. When he was eight-month-old, Gurvinder Singh Puniani suffered a polio attack, which affected his two lower and one left upper limb. His father, a cloth merchant, made all efforts to get the best treatment for his son but all his efforts were in vain.

Summer training camp for children
LUDHIANA, June 23 — Times have changed. Unlike the past when kids use to visit relatives in their holidays or “freak out”, they have become more self-conscious. They are eager to learn more and more. Be it dance, skating, singing, computers, kids today have left no stone unturned.

Aping the West blindly
RAIN parties, Halloween parties, discos, dating...the youth of Chandigarh are blindly aping the western trends. Indian values, ethics, principles...shut up, what rabbish are you talking about. The modern generation does not want to live the life of their fathers. Like free birds, they want to enjoy life fully — dancing, romancing and...

Youth Congress remembers Sanjay Gandhi
LUDHIANA, June 23 — District Youth Congress (DYC) led by its president, Mr Pawan Diwan, today organised a function to observe death anniversary of Mr Sanjay Gandhi in Simlapuri area here. Mr. Devinder Singh Baboo, president, Punjab Youth Congress, and Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, Secretary PPCC, among others paid glowing tributes and offered flowers to the portarit of Mr Gandhi.

Helping farmers in operations
LUDHIANA, June 23 — For efficient production of field crops, vegetables and fruit plants, to effect precision and timeliness in farming techniques and reducing the cost of cultivation, much research in farm machinery has been oriented to develop appropriate machinery, equipment and tools.

Phones continue to remain dead
LUDHIANA, June 23 — Thousands of telephones remained dead for the second day running today in and around Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, due to a fault on account of laying of fresh cable wires by a private company.

Master Tara Singh birth anniversary preparations give rise to controversy
LUDHIANA, June 23 — The elaborate preparations being made by the Panth Rattan Master Tara Singh Yaadgari Committee to celebrate the 116th birth anniversary of the veteran Akali leader here on June 25 have given rise to a controversy, which could have far-reaching political repercussions.

Centre set up for kids with cerebral palsy
From Deepkamal Kaur
LUDHIANA, June 23 — For the first time in the city, a rehabilitation centre for children suffering from cerebral palsy has been set up and is successfully taking care of 40 such children.


Two killed in mishaps
LUDHIANA, June 23 — At least two persons were killed in two rail accidents that occurred near the railway crossing at Dhandari Kalan and near the Model Town extension during the past 24 hours.

Caught in his own trap
LUDHIANA, une 23 — The dramatic story of the kidnapping of Ram Singh and the factual story of his reaching the USA is being narrated with astonishment by the police and the public in Doraha.

Why waste the police force on security duties?
War and peace do not go together. War-time methods cannot be used in peace time much less mingled together. In large towns, the criminal feels safe in the crowd. Ludhiana today, coming up as a metropolitan city. 


Sa Re Ga Ma audition
, June 23 — The audition of Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma was held here today at Basant Resorts. The audition was conducted by Annuj Kappu, music director of Sa Re Ga Ma, who is on a tour of the region in search of talent for this musical programme.

Unique surgery at heart institute
LUDHIANA, June 23 — In one of the rare feats in medical surgery, doctors at Sigma Heart Institute and Imaging Centre, here performed tracheal reconstruction (reconstruction of wind pipe) on a patient, who had been stabbed in the neck.


Ramandeep honoured
LUDHIANA, June 23 — Mr Ramandeep Singh, captain of the Indian hockey team, that had won the Four-Nation International Hockey Tournament recently held in Australia, was honoured by Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, senior vice-president of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), at Sarabha Nagar here last evening.

RPO Lok Adalat in Ludhiana today
CHANDIGARH, June 23 — The Regional Passport Office will organise its first-ever Lok Adalat at Ludhiana on Saturday (June 24) between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.Top

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