Friday, July 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Piara Singh lying in an unconscious state in the hospital as his nephew looks on   Two of the injured Mohinder Kaur and Shaminder Kaur lying in Satluj Hospital in Ludhiana
Piara Singh lying in an unconscious state in the hospital as his nephew looks on    Two of the injured Mohinder Kaur and Shaminder Kaur lying in Satluj Hospital in Ludhiana Photos by Rajesh Bhambi

 Kale kachhewale gang strikes again; 4 of family hurt
LUDHIANA, July 6 — In a third daring strike by members of the Kale kachhewale gang in just four days in Ludhiana district, three houses in a village of Raikot subdivision were looted and four persons of a family were injured.

Fund scarcity likely to delay the project
LUDHIANA, July 6 — The shortage of funds is set to become the toughest hurdle in the path of the much awaited Chandigarh-Ludhiana Rail line and it can even take more than 15 years for its completion.

Ads: how they affect our mind
LUDHIANA, July 6 — Advertisements: Can you imagine life without them? This article would not have been possible and would not have seen the light of the day if advertisements were not being published in the newspapers. All the media TV, cable TV, magazines, journals, newspapers thrive on advertisements only. So in this case it is a boon.



‘Old city needs a facelift’
LUDHIANA is a city with two faces — the bright and the dark. While some parts of the town are neat and tidy, others are no better than slums. The well-kept parts include more than 50 posh colonies which house the palatial buildings. The Mall, the Rakh Garden, the Rose Garden and the Punjab Agricultural University campus are the beauty corners of this part of the mega-city.

Tohra flays Centre on autonomy issue
LUDHIANA, July 6 — The SHSAD President, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, today flayed the Union government led by Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee for rejecting the autonomy demand raised by the J and K government.

Railway inquiry goes hi-tech
LUDHIANA, JULY 6 — In order to end the problems faced by the public, especially railway commuters of the city, the local railway authorities have upgraded the railway enquiry from the present manual system to the hi-tech Inter-Active Voice Recording System ( IVRS ).

Cop’s suspension recommended
LUDHIANA, July 6 — The recommendation for the suspension of a Sub-Inspector posted as a head clerk in the SSP’s Office has been made to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Ludhiana Range.

City Mayor lauds Rotarians
LUDHIANA, July 6 — City Mayor Apinder Singh Grewal has lauded the commendable services done by the Rotary Club and exhorted the Rotarians to work for the upliftment of the weaker sections of society.

Patar awarded Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Puruskar 
LUDHIANA, July 6 — Surjit Patar, an eminent Punjabi poet, has been awarded the coveted Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Puruskar for the year 2000. He received this award from the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 30. This award is presented to four literary figures every year.

Three killed in mishap
SAHNEWAL, July 6 — A retired militaryman, his wife and a daughter, were killed on the spot when a truck rammed into their scooter on the Sahnewal-Dehlon road, last evening.

Traffic disrupted on highway
LUDHIANA, July 6 — Traffic on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana highway was adversely affected after a truck loaded with apples and plums overturned near here late last night.

City in grip of heat wave
LUDHIANA, July 6 — The city is beginning to hot up again after the relatively cool weather that followed the heavy downpour on Saturday last.

The greatest national sin
“I CONSIDER that the greatest national sin to be the neglect of the masses and that is one of the causes of our downfall. No amount of politics would be of any avail until the masses in India are once more well educated, well fed and well cared for ——. If we want to regenerate India, we must work for them.

Remembering Krishan Adeeb
Krishan Adeeb was not an enigma but an open book. Whenever he talked of his past, he was truthful to a fault. He left his home town Phillaur, where he was born on November 21, 1925, after doing his matriculation. After trudging a long path that passed through Delhi, Assam and Bombay, he settled in Ludhiana in 1965. He was a tramp that loved leading a carefree life. He could sleep on the pavement under the star-studded sky without entertaining in his mind any thought for tomorrow. At long last he lived his life 'not wisely but too well'.


Satluj Hospital row deepens
LUDHIANA, July 6 —The controversy surrounding Satluj Hospital today deepened further with the four directors of the hospital accusing its former Managing Director of criminal trespassing and violence in the hospital, and the latter also alleging that he was beaten up by the other doctors.


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