Sunday, July 9, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



One of the tigers at the tiger safari in Ludhiana.
One of the tigers at the tiger safari in Ludhiana.

Tigers at Ludhiana safari safe: docs
, July 8 — It is good news for animal lovers in the city. Minto, Pinto, Subash, Sunil and Sunita and Rani and other Royal Bengal tigers and tigresses living in the tiger safari on the outskirts of the city are hale and hearty.


  Punjab branch of IMA, nursing homes on warpath
‘Ads to lure patients unethical’
LUDHIANA, July 8 — A war of words has broken out between the Punjab state branch of the Indian Medical Association and one of the better known infertility centres of Ludhiana over the advisability of publishing advertisements in newspapers to solicit patients.

MCPI flays Vajpayee government
LUDHIANA, July 8 — The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has flayed the anti-people, anti-national and anti-democracy policies of the NDA government led by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, saying that under the dictates of imperialist bodies like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organisation, and the so called policies of globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation, the second generation economic reforms had played havoc with the economy of the country.

PCCTU plans dharnas
LUDHIANA, July 8 — The executive committee of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union has decided to launch a series of actions, starting from August 1 to September 1, in protest against the police excesses against teachers on examination duty in Amritsar and the indifferent and apathetic attitude of the Punjab Government towards their long-pending demands. This was decided at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Prof K.B.S. Sodhi, president, PCCTU.

Two stolen cars recovered
LUDHIANA, July 8 — A team led by Inspector Ranbir Singh has recovered two more cars stolen by the notorious gang of car theives led by Harwinder Singh Bittu. The gang was busted by the Ludhiana and the Bathinda police with the arrest of five miscreants at Bathinda last month and two miscreants from Ludhiana a couple of weeks ago.

POWs’ issue: MP’s plea to Jaswant Singh
LUDHIANA, July 8 — The President of the Lok Bhalai Party and MP, Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, has urged the External Affairs Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, to take up the issue of the prisioners of war (POWs) of 1971 with pakistan.

DYC flays govt
LUDHIANA, July 8 — The District Youth Congress (DYC) has flayed the “anti-people” and “anti-industry” policies of the state government, which it apprehended, would lead to large scale closure of small industrial units and ruin the state economy.

65 attend cooking course
LUDHIANA, July 8 — A free cooking course for girls organised by the Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir sabha concluded here today.

Ban on movement of furnace oil decried
LUDHIANA, July 8 — The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has decried the ban on inter-state movement of furnace oil, the basic raw material for the cycle industry.

Theme of a poetic monologue
INDIA has a number of metropolitan cities. Most of these are the product of imperial capitalism. India is blessed with a number of Maha Nagars with a glorious historical past and heritage. In these cities /towns, we still can see and feel the grandeur of architecture, the echoes of classical music, the traditional design and texture of dresses and hobbies of inhabitants.


Man making fake RCs caught
LUDHIANA, July 8 — The Focal Point police has claimed to have busted a racket involved in the making of fake registration copies in four districts of the state with the arrest of one of the members of the racket.

SI involved in contract killing booked
LUDHIANA, July 8 —Sub-Inspector of Police, Joginder Singh, a co-accused in the first-ever proven case of contract killing in Punjab, has been booked by the Ludhiana Police in a case relating to fabrication of false evidence even as he claims his innocence in the murder of the Canadian woman and has obtained a stay for his arrest till July 11.

Servant held for theft
LUDHIANA, July 8 — A domestic servant in the house of a businessman is alleged to have found a novel way of getting even with his employers after they had accused him of theft by actually committing a theft.


Career awareness lacking in govt school students
LUDHIANA, July 8 — None of the students studying in the government schools have high level of career awareness whereas 54 per cent of students studying in public schools have high level of career awareness. This study was conducted in Ludhiana by Dr Sukhdev Singh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Mrs Maninder Kaur, Assistant Professor of Economics and Dr S.S. Gill, Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources.

Hard work is the key to success
What Took Them To The Top
, July 8 — 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.


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