Wednesday, July 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Report recommends adoption of computer education in schools
, July 25 — Punjab, which has ushered in many a revolution like the Green and White Revolutions in the post-Independence period, is now heading for an information technology (IT) revolution. 

Kila Raipur, a centre of bovine trade
LUDHIANA, July 25 — An illegal racket of bovine trade has emerged here allegedly in connivance with some officials of the district administration and the Railways. Even the milching cows are transported in special rakes by the agents to various parts of the country where these animals land up in slaughter houses.

Blast victims admitted to DMC
LUDHIANA, July 25 — Threepersons, including one woman, injured in the recent bus bomb blast near Jalandhar, were today shifted to Dayanand Medical College here today. Their condition though serious is stable, according to the doctors attending on them.

One of the bus blast injured in DMC, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
One of the Jalandhar bus blast injured in DMC, Ludhiana, 
on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

When love goes bust after marriage
LUDHIANA, July 25 — Dalip and Neelam had a love marriage after an affair for over six years. Another six years into married life and while Neelam got busy with the home and hearth, Dalip found a new love interest in Radhika, a sales executive in his dyeing mill. 


Minor girl sold off for Rs 20,000
July 25, 2000
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
Around any corner of the town, you will find construction activity going on. Almost every road has some building material — heaps of sand, bricks or gravel — lying on the ground. There has been an unusual increase in construction activity in the town. Persons are either constructing new houses or adding portions to the old ones. They are either building shops or carrying out intensive renovations.

Amarnath yatra fever unabated
LUDHIANA, July 25 — In spite of landslides on the Pahalgam-Amarnath cave route, city residents are making a beeline to respite themselves for the holy yatra.

YRJD to fight for migrants’ rights
LUDHIANA, July 25 — The Yuva Rashtriya Janata Dal, the frontal organisation of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, headed by Mr Laloo Prasad Yadav, has vowed to carry on a relentless battle to safeguard the rights of migrant workers in this part of the country.

Bal Thackeray not above law: Ghalib
LUDHIANA, July 25 — The Congress MP from the city, Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib has said that the non-acceptance of resignations of Shiv Sena ministers from the Union Cabinet by the Prime Minister Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, was an indicative of this weakness. By buckling under the pressure, Mr Vajpayee had proved that he could make any compromise in order to keep clinging to the office.

Inculcating traffic sense among people
LUDHIANA, July 25 — The Ludhiana police has launched a campaign to create traffic sense among general public, transporters, policemen and school children.


Community policing scheme launched 
LUDHIANA, July 25 — In order to bridge the gap between the police and the public, the Punjab police will launch a community policing in the state in August.

2 bookies held, bailed out
LUDHIANA, July 25 — In a special operation launched, a team of CIA staff raided the premises of two prominent bookies last night.

One booked for attempt to rape
LUDHIANA, July 25 — The police has booked a youth, Harpreet Singh, on the charge of an attempt to rape a four-year-old girl.


New import policy rakes up controversy
Ludhiana’s business community is living under gathering dark clouds of uncertainty. As time passes, implications of the WTO agreement have begun to become clearer and have succeeded in making the businessmen restless and led to an increase in their anxiety levels.


Life returns to PAU campus
LUDHIANA, July 25 — After being dormant for a-month-and-a-half, the PAU campus has sprung back to life. The registration process for all students began today. The campus remained abuzz with activity as thousands of students visited it today.

Lawns preferred to canteen
, July 25 — Some of the most unforgettable memories are attached to campus canteens, a place where students meet, discuss about the teachers and classmates.


Car company dupes consumers
LUDHIANA, July 25 — The District Consumer Forum here has been besieged with complaints against Pal Peugots Ltd., a car manufacturing company based in Thane (Maharashtra). A large number of consumers have approached the forum for the refund of earnest money amounting to Rs 25,000 along with applicable interest and compensation as the company had allegedly failed to produce and deliver the promised new model of the car.


Inter-club dance competition
LUDHIANA, July 25 — The Ludhiana branch of the Asian Club in collaboration with the Indian Cultural Entertainment School held an inter- club dance competition at Rajindra Model Senior Secondary School yesterday.

New life for classical singing
Renowned classical singer of the Patiala Gharana, R.L. Deepak feels that there can be no comparison between classical music and pop music.The Classical singing has feelings, rhythm and meaning whereas pop singing is based on beats only. Deepak started learning classical music under the guidance of his late father, the clarinet maestro, Ram Ditta. His father was a disciple of Ashiq Ali Khan Saheb of the Patiala Gharana.


‘Adopt alternative systems of medicine’
LUDHIANA, July 25 — The Chairman of the Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation (Punsup), Mr Bhag Singh Malla has emphasised the need to adopt nature cure and alternative systems of medicine to avoid the side-effects of modern medicine.

Orthopaedic camp
LUDHIANA, July 25 — Vandana Luthra's Curl's and Curves, organised a free orthopaedic check-up camp on July 23 on its premises. Dr H.S. Kang was the consultant orthopaedician.


Probe ordered against Doraha MC
DORAHA, July 25 — The Department of Local Government has ordered an inquiry into an alleged misconduct by members of the Doraha Municipal Council.

Employee-SDO row irks residents
SAHNEWAL, July 25 — The controversy between some of the employees and the Subdivisional Officer of the Punjab State Electricity Board at Chawa village, about 15 km from here, on the issue of a seized electric motor, has now assumed serious proportions.


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