Thursday, July 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Businessman seeks court help for registration of FIR
Notice to AG for Aug 3

LUDHIANA, July 19 — A local businessman had to seek the intervention of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in order to get an FIR registered against a car dealer, allegedly enjoying the patronage of certain higher-ups in the police. The car dealer reportedly duped the former by selling his car and not paying him the money even seven months after the car was given to him.

Old courts complex faces demolition
LUDHIANA, July 19 — The old district courts complex, probably the last building of the Raj days in the heart of the city, is going to be demolished in near future, it is reported.

Flyover a boon for residents
LUDHIANA, July 19 — Work having commenced on the Dhuri line railway over-bridge (ROB) in the city, residents can look forward to a respite from the chaotic traffic movement, frequent jams and vehicular congestion caused by repeated closure of level crossing on the Ludhiana-Dhuri line on the busy link road in the near future.

Six MC employees suspended
LUDHIANA, July 19 — The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation Dr S.S. Sandhu, has suspended six employees of the Octroi Department in the MC for dereliction of duty and negligence. 

War museum a casualty of neglect
LUDHIANA, July 19 — When will the work on Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, the only one of its kind conceived and owned by the State Government, be complete and the place ‘ officially ‘ opened to the general public ?


Woman Power
A woman of substance

urpreet Mathur’s evolution from an ordinary housewife into a woman of substance has been a long and arduous journey, which she travelled with confidence. She has achieved top positions in various educational institutions. From being a mere graduate, she went on to do three post-graduations. Besides being a scholar, she is also a sharp shooter and an expert flier. This may well be a lesson for the women of Ludhiana, most of whom think that life after marriage is just a round of kitty parties, participation in various contests organised by clubs or attending social events.

LPG distribution to be streamlined in city
LUDHIANA, July 19 — LPG distributors in the city have been asked to strengthen the home delivery and install answering machines in their respective show rooms to facilitate booking of gas for the consumers round-the-clock. These are some of the measures that administration intended to take in a bid to streamline LPG distribution in the city.

New books on farming
LUDHIANA, July 19 — In order to encourage diversification in farming, the Punjab Agricultural University has decided to bring out revised and updated versions of books on dairy farming, agro-forestry, horticulture, vegetable growing, flower production and mushroom growing. 

Payal: historical town in quandary
URING my recent visit to Payal, a town falling in the Ludhiana district, an eminent Punjabi writer and prominent social worker Mr Subhash Bhaskar expressed his deep anxiety over the exodus of a large number of its residents who have settled down in either Ludhiana or Khanna mainly because the town has nothing to offer in terms of higher education. 

Kin of martyrs await possession of land
LUDHIANA, July 19 — Mr S.S. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, today directed the District Revenue Department to give the monthly progress report about providing possession of allotted plots or land to the kin of the defence personnel who sacrificed their lives for the nation.

Morning walker dies of cardiac arrest
LUDHIANA, July 19 — A middle-aged businessman, Romesh Jain, died of cardiac arrest, while he was on a morning walk in the Rose Garden during early morning hours, here today.

Lathi charge on yatris resented
LUDHIANA, July 19 — There is grave resentment among people over the reported lathi charge on Amarnath yatris outside the Tourist Reception Centre in Jammu. The yatris were reportedly lathicharged when there was heavy rush for registration at the reception centre.

CPI’s protest against economic policies
LUDHIANA, July 19 — A large number of Communist Party of India (CPI) cadres, including workers, farmers, peasants and professionals, today participated in a rally at the mini secretariat here to register their protest against the retrograde economic policies of the Central and state governments.


Marital discord leads man to commit suicide
LUDHIANA, July 19 — Marital discord between a couple led the husband to commit suicide by hanging himself and the wife to subsequently attempt suicide by taking an over-dose of her epilepsy medicine.

Bank employee accused of fraud
LUDHIANA, July 19 — A cashier in the Co-operative Bank (rural), Sahnewal, has been accused of embezzling a large sum of money given for depositing in the bank.

City doctors are also health conscious
R K.N. Dogra, a child specialist in Tagore Nagar, is a regular visitor to Nehru Rose Garden. He has been coming for a morning walk for the past twentyfive years. Dr Kewal Sood, a physician, running his clinic on Chauri Sarak, has been residing in Rose Enclave for the past 15 years. He is also a regular morning walker at the Rose Garden. Earlier he used to have a morning walk in a park near his residence in the city.

Anti- drug training camp for teachers
LUDHIANA, July 19 — As part of the ongoing campaign against drugs launched by the District Administration early this week , an anti-drug training camp for teachers was organised at the Naurian Mal Jain Senior Secondary Public School here today.

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