Sunday, July 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Minister accused of shielding killers
Charges framed, but accused not arrested

, July 15 — It appears to be a long and unending struggle for justice for Surinder Kaur. The young widow is moving from pillar to post to get the killers of her husband punished. Even a year after the incident, the police has not been able to arrest the two accused, who are allegedly being shielded by a senior Akali Dal minister. 

Haven for bootleggers, hell for Excise Dept
SIDHWAN BET (LUDHIANA), July 15 — Villages along the Satluj river, especially this one and Noormahal in Jalandhar district, have become a relatively safe haven for liquor bootleggers and a perpetual headache for the local division Excise Department.

Sloppy morning greets residents
, July 15 — A sloppy morning greeted city residents today.
The city was lashed by torrential showers a little before 5 am. Accompanying the showers was lightning and a strong wind. But it died down within half an hour and it rained lightly but steadily for a couple of hours. A total of 17.2 mm of rainfall was recorded.

Morning rain falls on this tender flower in Ludhiana on Saturday.


  Govt seeking details about paddy shortage
LUDHIANA, July 15 — The Punjab Minister for Food and Supplies, Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, today disclosed that massive shortage of paddy given to rice millers had come to the notice of the government and an exercise had been initiated at the highest level to gather all the details in this regard.

Congress MP reacts to Governor’s statement
LUDHIANA, July 15 — The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president and member Lok Sabha, Mr Gurcharn Singh Ghalib, has taken strong exception to the statement of the Punjab Governor, Lieut Gen J.F.R. Jacob, on the mid-term polls in the state. In a statement, he said, the Governor must maintain decorum of his office and refrain from making politically motivated statements.

PSEB employees hold dharna
LUDHIANA, July 15 — In response to a call given by the PSEB Employees Front, employees held a protest dharna in front of the city central division, demanding administrative reforms in the board and acceptance of the pending demands of the employees.

Foreign lands attract Ludhianvis
LUDHIANA, July 15 — Soon after his Class XII examination, Rohit Jain’s parents made arrangements to send him to the US for further studies. His parents believe that it is better to spend Rs 5 lakh on his education abroad than to spend on donation for admission to some educational institution back home. After taking a specialised degree from the US, Rohit aims to get a good job and get settle there.

Number one destination for migrants
LUDHIANA, July 15 — People are migrating to Ludhiana at a rapid pace. Each immigrant from a big city or a small town is full of ambition. There are many wanting to emulate people like the Oswals and the Munjals.

Cut pieces at throwaway prices
LUDHIANA, July 15 — On Sundays, you can buy dress material at less than half of the original price from Ghumar Mandi without wasting a single minute on bargaining. Several shopkeepers of this market keep on sale a variety of odd-length cut pieces on the roadside outside their shops.

Naik Kuldip Singh dies in Uri sector
LUDHIANA, July 15 — Naik Kuldip Singh of Nathowal village in Raikot tehsil of this district was killed while fighting insurgents in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday.


Hard work, luck and consistency
LUDHIANA, July 15 — City boys and girls have brought laurels to the city. In this continuing series, let us see how these students have worked hard and what are the factors that took them to the top.


Travel company penalised
LUAHIANA, July 15 — In a unique case, the District Consumer Redressal Forum has penalised a travel company for causing mental agony to a resident of the city by giving him a faulty bus for transporting a marriage party to Sangrur in September last year.


Status quo in hot mix case
LUDHIANA, July 15 — Call it apathy, indifference or even negligence on the part of the successive civic administrations during the past two decades, as a result of which a local contractor has been in possession of a piece of land, measuring more than one acre, near Haibowal dairy complex in the city and till date, he has withstood or rather resisted whatever feeble and belated efforts were made by the Municipal Corporation authorities to get back the land, which belongs to it.


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