Thursday, July 27, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Kapil to lose award if found guilty
LUDHIANA, July 26 — The Ludhiana Citizens Council, which honoured cricket star Kapil Dev by giving him the highest cash award in the country amounting to Rs 4.32 lakh when he broke the world record by taking the highest number of wickets in test cricket, has decided to claim the award back if Kapil Dev is found guilty in the match-fixing scandal.

Moment of grief and pride for martyrs' kin
LUDHIANA, July 26 — Their heads were held high but the eyes were moist. And when they reached the podium to receive a token of honour from the district administration and the Army authorities at Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum here today on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Kargil conflict, relatives of 10 martyrs hailing from this district could not held the tears back, and they broke down inconsolably.

Brig A.K. Verma honours the widow of a Kargil martyr in Ludhiana on Wednesday. (Right) Mandeep Kaur, another widow, is consoled by her son. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Cop, prostitute caught defrauding people
LUDHIANA, July 26 — A police constable and a prostitute joined have joined hands to dupe gullible persons.
It is alleged that constable Amrik Singh with number 2636, at present posted in Subhash Nagar Police Post and sex worker Kashmiri, a resident of Simlapuri, were blackmailing people after defrauding them.


Report recommends adoption of computer education in schools
July 26, 2000
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

Phula Singh award
LUDHIANA, July 26 —The Youth Akali Dal headed by Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal has decided to honour the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, with Akali Phula Singh Award.

Homage paid to Army martyr
LUDHIANA, July 26 — Cutting across political and social barriers, people from all walks of life thronged the bhog ceremony of Army martyr Nk. Kuldeep Singh, who had laid down his life during exchange of fire near the LoC on Jammu and Kashmir border on July 13.

Punjab pensioners plan dharnas, rallies
LUDHIANA, July 26 — Mr B.R. Kaushal, president, Punjab State Pensioners Confederation, today criticied the state government for giving a raw deal to its pensioners.

PAU Rock Garden cries for care
LUDHIANA, July 26 — A tiny Rock Garden in Punjab Agricultural University has lost its magnetic pull.Students have indulged in vandalism and destroyed the beautiful work done by Mr Nek Chand, the famed creator of Chandigarh's Rock Garden. The authorities also do not seem to be much concerned about the upkeep of the garden.

Laughter is the best medicine
July 26 — “Laughter is the best medicine” is an oft-repeated phrase, but no one, simply no one, can deny the profound truth behind this short and powerful statement.


Gang of car thieves busted
LUDHIANA, July 26 — The police appears to have opened a Pandora’s box with the revelations regarding the involvement of a brother of Kunwar Sena chief, Surinder Singh, in an inter-state gang of car thieves.


Punjab ready for IT revolution
LUDHIANA, July 26 — Punjab with a dynamic population and a large reservoir of NRIs is yet to make a significant stride in the field of information technology (IT).

Credit cards gaining popularity
LUDHIANA, July 26 — Sachin Tendulkar says in one of the advertisements: ‘If there is a heaven above and ground below, all I need is Visa Power”. Cards like Visa, Master and bank cards like Citi, American, S.B.I. are getting very popular.

Pindi Street , a hub of chemists
LUDHIANA, July 26 — Want to buy a particular medicine which is not available with chemist in your locality? Come to the local Pindi Street.

Protesting mazdoor workers seek bonus
LUDHIANA, July 26 — In response to a call given by the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) national executive, a large number of workers today took out a protest march from Clock Tower Chowk and held a rally at Mini-secretariat here to observe 'bonus demand week'.

Fighting against odds, but silently
LUDHIANA, July 26 — Silently she works in her beauty parlour. Even though Dipika Agarwal suffers from hearing and speech impairment, it does not seem to be any hurdle in her work. At the age of 24, unlike some other girls of her age, she earns an independent living in spite of her handicap and it is indeed creditable.


Summons to Cong leader
LUDHIANA, July 26 — The District Sessions Judge has issued summons to a Youth Congress leader, Mr Sushil Kumar Thapar alias Raju Thapar for August 30 in a case under section 3 of the Prevention of Atrocities Act and Section 7 of the Prevention of Civil Rights Act


Fashion show on July 30
LUDHIANA, July 26 — The National Institute of Fashion Design will organise a show - Rock and Walk - on July 30 at Magnet Resorts.


Free medical camp
LUDHIANA, July 26 — A free medical camp was organised here yesterday at the Navjot Senior Secondary School, Gurpal Nagar, in which about 800 people with various ailments were attended to.


Mandi Board to speed up development work
LUDHIANA, July 26 — The Punjab Mandi Board would speed up the repair and construction of link roads in the state. This was announced by Mr Mal Singh Ghuman, board Chairman, while addressing a meeting of the secretaries, chairmen and vice-chairmen of the market committees of this district here yesterday.

Truck drivers asked to drive cautiously
LUDHIANA, July 26 — The fifth gathering of Mobile Traffic was held in Sahnewal yesterday. The main focus was on the regular and systematic implementation of rules of the road. Another point of discussion was the ways to minimise accidents.

Another chance for voters’ identity cards
LUDHIANA, July 26 — Voters in the district, who were yet to get the identity cards, will have another chance to get themselves photographed under a special programme from August 1 to September 2.

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