Friday, July 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Hospital occupying MC land without lease pact
Over 200 shops built along boundary wall

, July 20 — It sounds incredible but it is absolutely true. Dr B. L. Kapoor Memorial Hospital, not only continues to occupy more than 12 acre land belonging to the Municipal Corporation for the past about 20 years, without a valid lease agreement, but the hospital management, during the period, has constructed 214 shops along the boundary wall on Old Sabzi Mandi Road in gross violation of the building bylaws and an undertaking given in the Punjab High Court in the course of a civil writ petition way back in 1955.

Shops outside Dr B.L. Kapoor Momorial Hospital 
Shops outside Dr B.L. Kapoor Memorial Hospital 

in Ludhiana

Goldsmith held for theft at jeweller's shop
LUDHIANA, July 20 — It turned out to be a theft committed in order to get even with a former mentor and business associate who had led to the downfall of the accused.

No breach in Sutlej river
LUDHIANA, July 20 — Life remains normal in villages along side river Sutlej in this district as the river continues to flow far below the danger level. Though soil from the Dhusi Bundh has eroded at a few places, the situation is well under control and there is no immediate cause of alarm.



Brave boy aborts robbery attempt
LUDHIANA, July 20 — A brave young boy here yesterday not only aborted an attempt by three men to rob his house but also managed to lock them inside one of the rooms. However, two of them managed to escape while the third was rounded up by the police.


Will power is key to success
We are all familiar with the saying-’’Where there is a will, there is a way.’’ An individual with an iron-will, will have indomitable, unassailable rock-like determination. He will have the mental stamina to stick to his decisions and tasks. Nothing will deter the strong willed individual from his or her chosen mission.

Where have childhood pleasures gone?
Where have simple pleasures and joys of childhood vanished? Where have the simple joys of playing gilli danda, kho-kho, unch-nich, pithu garam, gittas and kanche gone? Today, most of the children are not aware of these games, let alone play these. The games mentioned above do not cost money, don’t need much space and provide a lot of exercise, specially hopscotch and jump.

No thoughts for others
It appears to me as if we were standing at the crossroads of history. The sense of destitution has given way to the feeling of plenty. It is indeed a step forward. But this is not the end of the road. The ultimate aim of production is not production of goods. The “humanistic conception” should reign supreme in the materialistic world. Only then human beings will be associated with one another in terms of equality. This will help create “wise citizens of a free community” in which liberty and individual creativeness will flourish. The people will be the masters of their fate and not merely tools of production. In the final analysis, the human mind would expand to a desirable degree.


Ludhiana hosiery gets good response in fair
LUDHIANA, July 20 — Ludhiana hosiery got a good response at the Indian International Garment Fair, which concluded recently at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Leading hosiery brands from the city participated in the fair jointly under the banner of the Knitwear Club.

Farmers advised to grow moong
LUDHIANA, July 20 — Dr J.S. Kolar, Director of Extension Education, PAU, has suggested to the farmers to sow moong crop in the fallow areas of the state. Because of the recent widespread rains in the state the farmers can sow this crop immediately.

IOB, CMC launch health scheme
LUDHIANA, July 20 — Indian Overseas Bank in association with CMC Hospital, Ludhiana, yesterday launched a health check-up scheme, Aarogya savings scheme. The scheme was launched by Mr R.Venkataramni, general manager,IOB.

Dye industry dying for govt incentives
LUDHIANA, July 20 — The dumping of industrial and chemical dyes by Peoples Republic of China at rock bottom prices in the Indian market during the past two years has led to virtual closure of a large number of demostic units engaged in the manufacture of dyes and the resultant mass unemployment and idle capacity has created so many other problems.


Pursuing the cause of organ donation
LUDHIANA, July 20 — Mr Upinder Singh an administrative officer in Punjab School Education Board, presently posted at Hoshiarpur, is obsessively inclined towards launching organ donation campaign.

Take a drink for longer life
IF you’ve been reluctant to give up your martini at the end of a hard day or your favourite wine with dinner, here’s some good news. According to Richard Doll, one of the pioneering researchers in the field of smoking and lung cancer , and one who caused a whole generation to swear off cigarettes, says that we can relax when it comes to moderate indulgence in the pleasures of alcohol.


Ludhiana players shine in karate tourney
LUDHIANA, July 20 — Ludhiana boys and girls achieved a remarkable feat at the third Punjab State Full Contact Karate and Shotokan championship which concluded at Nakodar recently.


DC assures prompt disposal of complaints
LUDHIANA, July 20 — The deputy commissioner, Mr S.K.Sandhu, today emphasised time bound disposal of complaints and asked the officials to give top priority to redressal of grievances of the Army personnel and the ex-servicemen.


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