Monday, July 24, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Vigil to be stepped up at railway station
, July 23 — The Ludhiana Tribune carried on July 3 a report on the unlawful presence of beggars and petty criminals at the local railway station and on July 5 another one on the pathetic conditions regarding sanitation.

Garbage dump at the Ludhiana railway station platform.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Garbage dump at the Ludhiana railway station platform.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma

BJP to strengthen rural base: Rinwa
LUDHIANA, July 23 — The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the alliance partner of the ruling SAD(B), is all set to strengthen its base in the rural areas of the state and bring about a change in its image of being a party of the urbanites and traders. This was stated by the newly elected state President, Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, and the national General Secretary of BJP, Mr Narendra Modi, in the city today are any indication.

Irrigation team inspects Dhussi bundh
LUDHIANA, July 23 — In the wake of reports of rise in the water level in the Sutlej and erosion of the dhussi bundh at some points, a team of Irrigation department officials led by Mr Sukhjinder Singh Sandhu, Superintending Engineer, Ferozepore division, inspected the flood protection work here on Saturday and ordered immediate repair of certain sensitive points identified by it.




Harbhajan heads new Rotary team
LUDHIANA, July 23 — The new Rotary team headed by Mr Harbhajan Singh was installed at a colourful function held at Rotary Bhavan, Sarabha Nagar,here last night.

A million dollar gamble
LUDHIANA, July 23 — By now, it is obvious that the only person who will make more than a crore out of the gameshow Kaun Banega Crorepati is Amitabh Bachchan and no one else. This show has captured the fancy of Indians like few other shows have been able to. It appeals to the gambling nature of man.

Undergraduates may soon contest club poll
LUDHIANA, July 23 — A regulation barring undergraduates from becoming office-bearers of the prestigious Satlej Club and contesting its elections may soon be reviewed.

Battlefield is most beautiful and terrible
ar is not a thing to fight. But it is necessary to fight its agonising aftermath notwithstanding.

Sahnewal — a small holy town
, July 23 — A unique personality possessing the qualities of virtue and valour, service and sacrifice, soldier and scholar — that was Guru Gobind Singh. The aim of his life was to uphold righteousness, lift the good and destroy the evil-doers.

Working hard to shape own destiny
LUDHIANA, July 23 — Without a single penny in his pocket, Sunil Kumar Yadav is fighting adverse circumstances to emerge a winner.



Hammocks for the common man
LUDHIANA, July 23 — Nearly 10 Telugu speaking people have come all the way from Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to sell hammocks here at throwaway prices.

Post-harvest facilities poor: study
LUDHIANA, July 23 — There is an urgent need to strengthen the post-harvest infrastructural (PHI) facilities in the state either by increasing their number or the capacity of the existing facilities.


‘Primary education needs boost’
LUDHIANA, July 23 — A meeting of the Save Education Committee was held here today with Principal Jagmohan Singh in chair. A number of educationists participated in the meeting. Principal Sardool Singh emphasised the need for strengthening primary education and primary healthcare. Principal B.S. Bajwa felt the need of involvement of people for bringing about qualitative changes in education.


UTI directed to pay compensation
LUDHIANA, July 23 — The State Consumer Redressal Commission, Chandigarh, has set aside an order of the District Consumers Forum here and ordered the Unit Trust of India, New Delhi, to pay compensation and costs to a consumer, Mrs Bharti Gupta, of this city.


Deaf children are not dumb
LUDHIANA, July 23 — Any child who is handicapped physically or mentally, has to bear untold amount of hardship, discrimination and neglect. However, if this child is treated as a gift from God, life for him or her becomes worth living.

Rise in TB cases in old city
LUDHIANA, July 23 — Rise in the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the old city has been a cause of concern among the doctors here. Most of the TB cases have been reported among the migrant labourers working in hosiery and dying units. A number of doctors practising in the old city reveal that there has been a constant flow of TB patients mostly from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.


Training centres in12 districts: ADGP 
Doraha, July 23 — "Road safety in Punjab can tremendously improve if the police, public and social organisations join hands with each other," said Mr A.P. Bhatnagar, Additional Director- General of Police, attached to the Punjab Human Rights Commission, while addressing a road safety committee on national highway at first aid post in Doraha.


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