Sunday, July 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Ten Nihangs held under NDPS Act
, July 22 — In a special drive launched by the CIA staff, 10 members of the Nihang community, alleged to be selling cannabis (bhang) in various parts of the city, have been arrested.

Ten Nihangs who were arrested by the CIA staff during a special operation in Ludhiana.
Ten Nihangs who were arrested by the CIA staff during a special operation in Ludhiana.

YC leader alleges illegal detention
LUDHIANA, July 22 — Youth Congress leader Nirdosh Dhand, who had been missing since July 20, has alleged that he had been illegally detained by the Patiala police in a case relating to murder in Ludhiana.

PSEB leads in consumer complaints
LUDHIANA, July 22 — A dubious distinction earned in recent years by the Department of Telecommunications of facing the highest number of complaints by consumers in the District Consumer Redressal Forum, here, is all set to be overtaken by the Punjab State Electricity Board .



Cong’s protest against price hike
LUDHIANA, July 22 — Congress and youth Congress workers today took out a massive protest march to voice their concern over spiralling prices of essential commodities, power tariff hike, corruption and ‘anti-people’ policies of the government.

Badal’s effigy burnt
LUDHIANA, July 22 — The Bhartiya Valmiki Sabha, Ludhiana, today burnt an effigy of the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, at Ghanta Ghar chowk here in protest against the “anti-people, and anti-Dalit” policies of the government and the increase in power tariffs.

A penny for your dreams...
A small and insignificant hamlet, Mir Hota, changed its character with the arrival of the Soods from, Sirhind descendants of the skilled Kashmiris from the valley; the migration of the Gujars from the Lower Shivaliks in search of greener pastures, and later, the addition of the Kabuli Thapars whose ancestors had fought countless battles but later craved for a peaceful way of life.

AIYC plans to gherao Parliament on July 24
LUDHIANA, July 22—The All India Youth Congress (AIYC) treasurer, Mr Shailendra Singh Chauhan , has condemned the Centre for what he described as 'misusing the Constitution and Parliament for its political motives'.


One killed in accident
LUDHIANA, July 22 — Ajay Kumar was killed and Asha sustained serious injuries when their Maruti car was hit by a Mahindra Jeep bearing registration number HR-23A-4246.


A touch of magic to your dream home!
LUDHIANA, July 22 — “Alas! the door should not have been here and the window should have been higher and if this cupboard had been on the other side then we could have used this space for a nice picture!” Sounds like you have heard it before. This cribbing occurs in almost all households as we had to imagine our dream homes with the help of maps drawn on the paper. Though, there is nothing wrong with it, the plans do not provide for minute details.

The markets went in to tail-spin during the week ended 21.07.2000. The BSE sensex opened at 4874.41 on Monday and closed at 4463.66 on Friday showing the net loss of 8.42%. LSE index opened at 148.62 on Monday and closed at 141.87 on Friday showing the net loss of 6.75 points.


ICAR award for PAU Director
LUDHIANA, July 22— Dr P.P. Gupta, Additional Director of Research (Veterinary), Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been awarded the national level Outstanding Teacher award for 1998-99, by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for his outstanding teaching contributions in the field of veterinary pathology. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000 and a citation.

Home decoration course a big draw
LUDHIANA, July 22 — The concluding function of a short course on Home decoration was organised by the Department of Family Resource Management, College of Home Science. Dr( Ms) S.K. Mann, Dean, College of Home Science was the chief guest on this occasion. Dr (Ms) M.K. Dhillon, head of the department welcomed the chief guest.


Bindrakhia's case adjourned
LUDHIANA, July 22—The District Consumer Redressal Forum yesterday adjourned the hearing till July 25 of a complaint against popular Punjabi singer Surjit Bindrakhia by a Sangrur resident, seeking compensation of Rs 4 lakh from the singer for his failure to turn up and perform at his son's marriage recently.


Art and science exhibition
LUDHIANA, July 22 — With an aim to develop creativity in school students, an art and science exhibition was organised at Sanatan Senior Secondary School here today.


Doctors feeling victimised
LUDHIANA, July 22 — Growing incidents of mob fury against doctors are causing concern for all of them. Whenever anything goes wrong, the anger is let loose on the doctor. In fact, the doctors feel that the administration, including the police, take undue side of the public without verifying the facts.


AIYAD launches plantation drive
LUDHIANA, July 22 — The All India Youth Akali Dal today launched a plantation drive with party chief Amrik Singh Aliwal planting a sapling in the Community Club of south city here. Speaking at the function, Mr Aliwal emphasised the need to protect environment and to plant more and more trees for this purpose.



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