Monday, June 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Man dies in police custody
SSP denies allegation
LUDHIANA, June 25 — Mystery shrouds the death of a 58-year-old man of a heart attack in police custody on June 23 after he was arrested and taken from his residence in Krishna Nagar to Payal police station in a case relating to his running a fake degree racket.

Liquor shop outside mini secretariat
LUDHIANA, June 25 — As another offshoot of the well-known controversy between two liquor contractor lobbies of the city, aptly supported by two senior Akali leaders, a liquor shop has opened right outside the mini secretariat complex which houses offices of the Deputy Commissioner, the SSP and even the Excise and Taxation officers on the Ferozepore road here.

Labourers’ money orders go missing
LUDHIANA, June 25 — There was a visible briskness in Babu Ram's walk when he entered one of the post offices in the city. He had every reason to be elated. For after a hard toil of one month or more he had managed to save a few hundred bucks to send back to his ailing mother and starving wife and children living miles away in a remote under-developed village in Bihar.

Local boys top in AIIMS exam
, June 25 — Two local students have secured top positions in the entrance examination of the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences.



A different summer for kids this time
LUDHIANA, June 25 — Gone are the days when school children or teenagers used to relax, play and sleep for long hours in summer camps. However, the present generation can neither afford to have such a luxury in this highly-competitive world nor do they desire it. It is here that summer camps in various schools step in. These courses not only give special training in selected fields but also help in the development of an individual's personality.

Battle to get revised pay and pensions
Ludhiana: If the democratic structure of a country is ridden with flaws, it sends out wrong signals to the grassroots where the real democracy grows and flourishes. What we find in India is an inter-play of muscle and money power during elections. The turnout is slowly decreasing. The average votes polled in the general election has generally been below 50 per cent. The recent panchayat elections held in UP recorded a polling as low as 12 per cent.

Punwire employees lathi-charged
SAS NAGAR, June 25 — Unruly scenes were witnessed in front of the Udhyog Bhawan in Sector 17 of Chandigarh when the Punwire Employees Coordination Committee raised slogans against the government and entered the building when a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC) was in progress.

Youth Akali Dal activists expelled
LUDHIANA, June 25 — The infighting going on within the top leadership of the Youth Akali Dal, led by former MP Amrik Singh Aliwal, further intensified yesterday with the general house meeting , presided over by Mr Aliwal here, expelling five senior office-bearers of the party, charging them with indiscipline and anti-party activities.

Tributes paid to Master Tara Singh
LUDHIANA, June 25 — The Punjab Government has taken upon itself to organise state-level functions in memory of great martyrs, patriots and freedom fighters so as to inculcate sense of patriotism and interest in our rich heritage among the younger generation. This was stated by Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, while speaking at a function held at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Guru Arjun Dev Nagar, Khud Mohalla here today to observe the 116th birth anniversary of veteran Akali leader Master Tara Singh.

Committee to take care of industry
LUDHIANA, June 25 — The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has announced the constitution of a committee to look into the problems related to the industry. The committee will be a permanent body which will meet from time to time. Members of the committee will be drawn from the industry and administration.

A Clarification
Apropos of the news item published on June 5 with the slug "Harassed NRI vows not to return", Mr Jaswinder Singh, who has been alleged to have been responsible for the harassment of the NRI, Mr Sandeep Gupta, has stated that it was he who had been harassed by the NRI, Mr Sandeep Gupta.



Two killed in mishaps
, June 25 — Two persons are reported to have been killed in road accidents in different parts of the town in the past 24 hours.

Arrest warrants against YC leader
LUDHIANA, June 25 -The police has obtained arrest warrnats, against the Youth Congress leader, Ashok Prashar, alias Pappi Shahpuriya, in the sensational murder case of sanjay Kumar, alias Dabber.


‘Ford IKON Chamat Car’ carnival
LUDHIANA, June 25 — In an exclusive preview, the Ford IKON GT and the IKONcept 2003 went on display from today here, as part of its Ford IKON Chamat Car carnival. Fun-filled events were planned to celebrate to carnival, which included a painting competition of children, game shows, dance and music extravaganza. The event was held at the Bhagat Ford Showroom.


Decline in PAU MBA aspirants
, June 25 — There has been a massive decline in the number of candidates seeking admission to the MBA course of the Punjab Agricultural University here. The number of applicants came down by about 60 per cent this year.


Indo-British society holds dance contest
, June 25 — The Indo-British Cultural Society organised a colourful dance competition at the Aggar Nagar Community Centre here last evening. Children between the age of 2 and 15 took part in the “Kidz Dance’ festival. The society has been organising many such competitions during the past one year.


Ludhiana spikers beat Jalandhar for title
Ludhiana, June 25 — Hosts Ludhiana beat Jalandhar, 25-17, 25-12 and 25-15, to clinch the volleyball title in the girls' section of the NCC Inter-Group Sport Meet at the SD Government College ground here yesterday.


Shop owners resent MC attitude
LUDHIANA, June 25 — About 100 shop owners and tenants around Ghanta Ghar of the city are an unhappy lot over the lack of civic amenities provided by the Municipal Corporation in the area.


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