Monday, July 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



City bookies back in business
Deal reportedly struck with police
LUDHIANA, July 2 —The bookies of the megacity, who were forced to shift out of Ludhiana following a crackdown by the police after a top district police official was reportedly named in the match-fixing scandal, have allegedly returned back after a deal has again been struck between the two sides.

Here every male is a drug addict!
MEHMOODPUR, July 2 — The presence of a drug- addict in any locality is a common thing but have you ever come across a village where almost all males are hooked on to one drug or the another ?.

Want to be a “beggar” and have lot of fun?
Come to Ludhiana railway station and join other criminals

LUDHIANA, July 2 — A railway station may be safely defined as a place where trains halt on the way to their destination, downloading many a passenger and picking many more or there may exist a better definition of the place. 

A Baba sitting on the platform no.5 and some persons having a bath at a rail hydrant.
A Baba sitting on the platform no.5 and some persons having a bath at a rail hydrant.


YC demands ban on Bajrang Dal
LUDHIANA, July 2 — Activists of the District Youth Congress (DYC) led by its president, Mr Pawan Diwan, would organise a protest demonstration at Jagraon Bridge here on Monday to press for their demand for a ban on communal organisations like the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad “who had launched a systematic campaign of violence and atrocities against the minority communities all over the country.”

‘Protect farm sector from trade agreements’
LUDHIANA, July 2 — Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, senior vice-president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (B) and chairman of the party disciplinary action committee, has urged the union government to come forward with concrete steps to save Punjabi farmers from disastrous effects of international trade agreements like GATT.

PFA honours animal lovers
LUDHIANA, July 2 — On the occasion of its annual day celebrations the People For Animals ( PFA ) honoured a number of persons at Panjab University Extension Library here today for showing extraordinary compassion towards animals and helping the organisation for achieve its objective of preventing cruelty to the animals.

Govt committed to ex-servicemen’s welfare: Capt Kanwaljit
LUDHIANA, July 2 — The state government has directed all Deputy Commissioners to deal with the cases of ex-servicemen and the serving officers directly and speedily. Further, the ex-servicemen would be given adequate representation in district planning and development boards and district grievances removal committees.

Demand to shift Baddowal Ammunition depot
LUDHIANA, July 2 — Mr Sat Pal Gosain, the local BJP MLA, said today that the recent lightening struck near Baddowal Ammunition Depot had come as a rude shock for residents of Ludhiana.

AISSF to launch ideological fight against RSS
LUDHIANA, July 2 — The All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has resolved to fight an ideological battle against “communal and disruptive” propaganda of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and its front organisation, the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, as also to lead the struggle for a constitutional amendment for declaring the “Sikh community a separate nation”.

A journey down memory lane
This is a true story. In the lives of many it was a historic episode. The evening wore on. The sky turned to deep crimson. As the sun slipped behind the horizon, a crimson sky changed into the colour of gun metal in the furnace. It was June 28, 1942, and we were frantically engaged in getting the supplies and canteen were depots on a small sea port Mirsa-Matru, Egypt, in North Africa .

Dance contest big draw
LUDHIANA, July 2 — The Indian Cultural Entertainment School organised a colourful dance competition here last evening. About 50 students from various age groups took part in the competition. The competition was divided into three categories. The children between three to eight years.

For leading a stress-free life
LUDHIANA, July 2 — The Art of Living Foundation, claiming itself to be a non-profit organisation, promises remedy for your ills by teaching you the ancient Indian philosophy on life derived from Vedas, Upanishads and other scriptures condensed into a format.

City has showers
LUDHIANA, July 2 — It was a bright sunny morning today that greeted the city residents after yesterday’s rainfall, as a strong west wind had cleared the sky of all clouds overnight.


Two weapons stolen
LUDHIANA, July 2 — A .32 bore Webley Scott revolver and a .12 bore England-made gun were stolen in two incidents of robberies in the city in the past 24 hours.


Class X gazette may be available today
LUDHIANA, July 2 — One more sleepless night for students, as well as their parents, who had appeared in the Class X examinations of the Punjab School Education Board as the gazette of the results will be available here on Monday.

Value time and work hard
LUDHIANAJuly 2 — City boys and girls have proved their mettle by topping in various exams. What took them to the top? As part of the continuing series we ask another topper the secret of his success.

IT courses soon in 36 institutes: minister
LUDHIANA, July 2 — In a bid to introduce information technology (IT) courses in a big way in Punjab, the state government has decided to introduce two crash courses, of one year and six months, in several institutions in the state from the next academic session. These courses to be run in the evening and likely to be introduced in collaboration with Aptech.


Ousted hospital director moves court
LUDHIANA, July 2 — The ousted director of Satluj Hospital Limited, Dr Balvir Singh Sekhon, has lodged a complaint in a local court accusing the police of not taking any action in a case of cheating. Dr Sekhon had on June 21 filed a complaint with the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sarabha Nagar, against Dr Sarvesh Mathur, Dr T N Shadangi and Dr Ravinder Tah for cheating and fraud.


Leprosy makes inroads into Punjab 
LUDHIANA, July 2 — Leprosy is an endemic, chronic constitutional disease but some healthy Punjabis are also being affected with the scourge. It is undoubtedly a communicable and contagious disease. According to Dr Jasbir Dhanoa, Vice Principal of Christian Medical College and Hospital “Punjabis normally have very strong resistance against leprosy, but continuous influx of workers in hotels, sculleries and residential houses from other affected states increases the chances of communication.

SBI holds free medical camp 
LUDHIANA, July 2 — The overseas branch of the State Bank of India celebrated the SBI day with a medical camp at Rama Charitable Hospital here today. More than 100 poor patients were examined and provided medicines free of cost by a team of doctors headed by Dr Solanki. Top

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