Sunday, July 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Mobiles alert petrol stations to raids
, July 1— The use of mobile phones is alleged to have thwarted a bid by the the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S. K. Sandhu, to organise a surprise check of petrol stations in the city.

Heavy rain floods city
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Just about two hours of heavy downpour and the whole city was virtually flooded this afternoon.

DA to re-employed ex-servicemen stopped
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Thousands of ex-servicemen in the state, who have been eagerly awaiting the payment of dearness allowance on their re-employed posts for the past more than one year, as recommended by the Fifth Central Pay Commission, will now have to wait longer as the Civil Defence Account Office in Meerut has stopped payment of DA to these persons.



Ludhiana roads or driver's nightmare?
LUDHIANA,  July 1 — For motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, journey on most of the town roads is not a pleasant experience. Bumper-to-bumper traffic, chaotic traffic conditions, dug out stretches of roads, haphazardly parked vehicles in busy markets and rampant encroachments on roads are a common sight. Barricades on road-dividers and speed breakers at several places defeat the purpose for which these have been constructed.

Pensioners seek justice
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Mr. B.R. Kaushal, President, Punjab State Pensioners Confederation, today regretted that many of the pensioners were facing loss to the extent of Rs 500 per month, in their pension due to the revised formula laid down by the Punjab Government.

‘Farmers deserve free power supply’
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Welcoming the Punjab Government’s move to continue free power supply to the farmers, Mr Sham Singh Harika, Adviser, Punjab Pradesh Kisan and Khet Mazdoor Dal, called upon the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to earmark power generated from the Bhakra Dam for agricultural use and that from the thermal plants for industrial and domestic use.

YC sends water tankers for drought hit
LUDHIANA, July 1 — District Youth Congress President Pawan Diwan today flagged off two water tankers for Jodhpur in Rajasthan to assist in supply of drinking water to the drought affected people in that region.

Pharma unit MD talks to students
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Care Vet Pharma is a Punjab-based fast-growing company making veterinary medicines, said Mr Pawittar Singh Grewal, Managing Director of the firm, while talking to the outgoing BVSc. batch at PAU Veterinary College. The company was founded about a decade ago. 

PM urged to save animals
LUDHIANA, July 1 — The People For Animals (PFA) and the People For Ethical Treatment (PETA) an American Animal’s Rights Organisation, have urged the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to direct the Chief Ministers of all the states to take effective steps to end cruelty against animals.

A dialogue with the martyrs
Good morning, the trio of martyrs,” I addressed the statues of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. “What is special about this morning”, asked Sukhdev gently. It set me thinking. “What do you mean by trio”, was queried by Rajguru. “And, how do you call us martyrs,” Bhagat Singh spoke in a firm and gentle voice.


Feel the urge to top from inside 
, July 1 — City boys and girls have proved their mettle by topping in various medical entrance exams. What took them to the top? As part of the continuing series we ask another topper the secret of his success.


Designs based on Taj Mahal
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Aesthetic grace is reflected in the creations of Harpreet Narula, an upcoming designer. Assisted by his wife Rimple, Harpreet has already started making waves with his designer creations.



Shortage of dental technicians
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Dentistry has come a long way from the time when it just meant pulling out damaged and loose teeth. It has become an advanced and highly sophisticated speciality, with new techniques, equipment and material available with each passing day. It ensures not only the function, but also the beauty of teeth and gums, making one smile beautiful and confident.

Appeal for blood donation
LUDHIANA, July 1 — The Punjab Thalassaemics Welfare Society, through a press statement today, made an appeal to the citizens of Ludhiana to come forward for voluntary blood donation.




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