Wednesday, July 19, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



3 of a family killed as van falls into canal
Two-year-old boy among dead; 4 hurt
LUDHIANA, July 18 — Three members of a family, including a two-year-old boy, died when the van in which they were travelling fell into a canal near Harnampura village here this afternoon.

(Left) Police personnel and a few good Samaritans help in retrieving the ill-fated van from the canal; (right) Satnam Singh, who lost three family members during the accident, being consoled by a relative. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
(Left) Police personnel and a few good Samaritans help in retrieving the ill-fated van from the canal; (right) Satnam Singh, who lost three family members during the accident, being consoled by a relative. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Residents accuse MC of discrimination
LUDHIANA, July 18 — Residents of many localities in the city are sore, not only over inadequate water supply and sewerage facilities, but also for the reason that even these basic facilities were being provided in a discriminatory manner by the MC authorities.

Gang of thieves busted, five held
LUDHIANA, July 18 — The Focal Point police here today claimed to have achieved a major success with the arrest of five persons in a special naka.

A passion that led him to collect over 1 lakh songs
LUDHIANA, July 18 — Tejinder Miglani has a rare passion for music. A passion that led to him collect over one lakh Hindi songs. Most of these songs are recorded on gramophone discs. Ask for any number he has it. From K.L. Sehgal, K.C. Dey, C.H. Atma Ram, Mukesh, Rafi, Kishore, Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, Shamshad Begum, Lata Mangeshkar, Suraiyya, Begum Akhtar to Mallika Pukhraj, Mehdi Hassan and Ghulam Ali. The list is long and seemingly endless.



Kalanauri is Rotary Club president
LUDHIANA, July 18 — Mr Mohan Singh Kalanauri was installed president of the Rotary Club of Ludhiana-North for the year 2000-2001 by Dr S.S. Johl.

Function to mark death anniversary
LUDHIANA, July 18 — The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has chalked out an elaborate programme to mark the third death anniversary of the slain Chief Minister of Punjab, Beant Singh.


Cool dudes and swinging babes. Where will you find them in Ludhiana....anywhere and everywhere. By cool dudes, we mean the guys who wear funky clothes, chunky jewellery, have one ear pierced, wear brand names, flaunt their latest Samsung or Nokia mobiles and zipabout in their swanky cars of the latest models. They sport the most expensive watches and wear ‘phoren’ shoes. They look like the V.J’s of M.TV or Channel V. Or they look like the boys shown dancing in the videos of the latest songs.

Fiscal crunch hits consumer forum
LUDHIANA, July 18 — A piquant situation has arisen in the District Consumer Redressal Forum here as no summons or orders have been dispatched to the persons or parties concerned since May for want of funds.

Bank starts health scheme
LUDHIANA, July 18 — Indian Overseas Bank, in association with the CMC Hospital, Ludhiana, has launched the “aarogya savings scheme,” which provides regular health check-up for the customers keeping in mind the theme “prevention is better than cure,” according to a press note issued here yesterday.


‘Punjabis more prone to heart diseases’
LUDHIANA, July 18 — Because of their lifestyle and food habits the Punjabis, particularly those living in urban areas, are more risk prone to heart diseases. According to Dr Murtaza Chisti, a renowned cardiologist and Chief Cardiac Surgeon, Sigma Heart Institute, the Punjabis are habitual of taking ‘‘unhealthy diet’’, which is rich in animal protein and animal fat, including ghee and butter.

Treatment of hypertension — a critical overview
Elevated arterial pressure is probably the most common and important public health problem, both in developed as well as developing countries. The estimated prevalence of hypertension amongst adult population ranges from 10-20 per cent.


MC panels: oppn members elected
KHARAR, July 18 — All members belonging to the opposition group in the local municipal committee were declared elected by majority votes in the election for four sub-committees held here today. All members of the committee, including Mrs Daljeet Kaur, MLA Kharar and the opposition’s present president, Mr Ranbir Singh were present on this occasion.Top

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