Tuesday, July 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Cattle being loaded in a wagon at Kila Raipur, which has become a major centre of illegal bovine trade in north India.
Cattle being loaded in a wagon at Kila Raipur, which has become a major centre of illegal bovine trade in north India.

Minor girl sold off for Rs 20,000
8 booked in the case
LUDHIANA, July 24 — If you thought that the case of Ameena Begum of Hyderabad, who she had been sold off to a middle-aged Arab, was a thing of the past and was only restricted to poverty-stricken families, you need to think again.

SI involved in YC leader kidnapping arrested
LUDHIANA, July 24 — Can a police officer facing suspension pick up a person from another police district and take him to a third police district? Even after this episode can he pick up another police constable after a minor altercation and then subject him to third-degree torture?

Confusion over security cess
LUDHIANA, July 24 — Strange are the ways of the Punjab Government, which is trying to enforce a law that has not been enacted. The confusing and contradictory instructions issued by the state government and the Excise and Taxation Department on collection of social security cess, which has replaced the additional tax with effect from April 11,2000, has perplexed the industry and trade circles.

PAU sets up new department
LUDHIANA, July 24 — The Department of Livestock Products Technology has been set up in Punjab Agricultural University here. This was decided at the recently held meeting of the Academic Council of the university.

Vigil to be stepped up at railway station
July 24, 2000
Ten Nihangs held under NDPS Act
July 23, 2000
Two serial killers on prowl
July 22, 2000
Hospital occupying MC land without lease pact
July 21, 2000
Businessman seeks court help for registration of FIR
July 20, 2000
3 of a family killed as van falls into canal
July 19, 2000
Torrential rain hits morning life
July 18, 2000
Two killed in armed dacoity at Raikot
July 17, 2000
Minister accused of shielding killers
July 16, 2000
Appointment today, farewell tomorrow
July 15, 2000
Multi-storey complex violates building rules
July 14, 2000
Daler album taken off air
July 13, 2000
Ludhiana is unprepared to combat fire mishaps
July 12, 2000
PAU gets own computer network
July 11, 2000
Exorcists drive them to insanity
July 10, 2000
Tigers at Ludhiana safari safe: docs
July 9, 2000

Astronomy, Vastu Shastra go hand in hand
LUDHIANA, July 24 — Indian philosophy confirms the existence of Vastu Shastra, on the basis of which different astrologers predict the impact of various plants and their respective positions on the human being on the earth.

Forgotten ancestral house of Sukhdev
LUDHIANA, July 24 — Shahidon Ki Chitaon Par Lagenge Har Baras Melay,
Watan Par Mitne Walon Ka Yehi Baki Nishan Hoga.

The magic number 786
LUDHIANA, July 24 — The three numbers seven, eight and six are connected with Allah. Muslims generally say ‘Bismillah’ at the start of something auspicious just like, Hindus say ‘Om Ganeshay Namah’. The number 786 has to do with Bismillah.

SSF to hold political convention in city
LUDHIANA, July 24 — The Sikh Students Federation (SSF) will organise a convention in the city on July 28 to discuss the future of Punjab and mobilise its ranks to 'foil the evil designs of its political opponents'.

Book on Jassowal
LUDHIANA, July 24 — A biographical book on the life and achievements of Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, the cultural Czar of Punjab, will be released at a function to be held at Panjabi Bhavan on July 28.


Stolen bus recovered within 18 hrs
LUDHIANA, July 24 — The police achieved success with the recovery of a Punjab Roadways bus within 18 hours of its being stolen. The accused in the case, Gurtej Singh, has also been arrested.

16 bottles of liquor seized
LUDHIANA, July 24 — Sixteen bottles of liquor, including 11 bottles of illicit liquor, have been seized by the police in three separate incidents.


Website brings US employers to you
LUDHIANA, July 24 — How do you look for a job? You have to scan newspapers daily, find out jobs that go with your qualifications and then send resumes at all those addresses. But at maxicomonline.com, there is a reverse option.

Farmers urged to shift to cash crops
LUDHIANA, July 24 — The Punjab Mandi Board Chairman, Mr Mal Singh Ghuman, today assured the farmers that the state government would make all efforts to insulate them against the disastrous effects of international trade agreements. He urged farmers to understand the challenges posed by the WTO agreements and brace themselves for the global competition by using new techniques.

Consumer distributors seek representation
LUDHIANA, July 24 — The Ludhiana Consumer Product Distributors Association has demanded representation in the Sales Tax Advisory Committee.


Registration starts at vet college
LUDHIANA, July 24 — Veterinary College in Punjab Agricultural University is abuzz with activity as the registration process for the first, second and third-year students started today.

Rotary Club selects Sarabha Nagar school
LUDHIANA, July 24 — New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, has been selected by Rotary Club, Ludhiana, for the formation of Interact Club. This club, which will comprise middle, high and senior secondary students will take up projects relating to personality development of the students, academics, extra-curricular and extra mural activities, including career counselling, tree plantation, traffic safety, blood donation etc.


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