Friday, July 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India






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Kaale Kachchewale kill man, 
injure wife

LUDHIANA, July 27 In a daring incident, the Kaale kachchewale gang has struck at Humayunpura village, near here killing one person and injuring another seriously.

The victim Balbir Kaur, lying in an unconscious state in CMC (right) relatives of the deceased, Kamikkar Singh, inspecting the house where the gang struck.  Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
The victim Balbir Kaur, lying in an unconscious state in CMC (right) relatives of the deceased, Kamikkar Singh, inspecting the house where the gang struck. Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Looters of passengers arrested
LUDHIANA, July 27 The police has achieved a major success with the arrest of eight members of a gang, including a woman, involved in drugging and looting train passengers.

Liquor is cheaper by the roadside
LUDHIANA, July 27 Those fond of drinks never had it so good. The current cold war between the old, established liquor cartel and the new group of vend contractors has warmed the cockles of their hearts. For now they can easily buy a bottle of country liquor for just Rs 50 as against the stipulated rate of Rs 80 and a bottle of Indian made foreign liquor for Rs 100 as against the vend rate of Rs 150 or so.


 

EARLIER STORIES
Kapil to lose award if found guilty
July 27, 2000
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
 
COMMUNITY

PAU experts treat dystocia in a cow
LUDHIANA, July 27 A high-yielding crossbred cow of a progressive farmer was brought to the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Punjab Agricultural University for relieving dystocia today. The cow worth Rs 30,000 had a normal pregnancy but suffered from dystocia at the time of parturition.

Torchlight procession marks Vijay Divas
LUDHIANA, July 27 The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a torchlight procession to observe Vijay Divas in the town yesterday. Hundreds of party activists led by the President of the district unit, Mr Harbans Lal Sethi, took part in the march. The procession began from Clock Tower Chowk and passed through Chaura Bazaar, Ghas Mandi, Division No. 3 Chowk, Khwaja Chowk, Gokul Road and Kesar Ganj.

AT THE CROSSROADS
Ambassador of Punjabi culture

J
agdev Singh Jassowal, lovingly called 'The Ambassador of Punjabi Culture,' is always in the limelight. He is seen either sailing ahead of others towards the arch of victory or burning his boats ceremoniously on the shore of disenchantment. He has been down many a time but has never been out. He has emerged stronger after every setback on the political front. But in the field of Punjabi culture, he has conquered new domains with the each passing year.

 
CRIME

Opium seized
LUDHIANA, July 27 The police has allegedly seized 1 kg of opium from Balbir Singh at Puli Gobindgarh by SI Harbans Singh of the Focal Point police station.

BUSINESS

 Country's first branded rice bran cooking oil
LUDHIANA, July 27 A Dhuri-based company has begun marketing what is claimed to be India's first cooking medium prepared from rice bran under the brand name of Revola.

Debittering citrus fruits 
LUDHIANA, July 27 People in the West prefer juices of citrus fruits with a slightly bitter taste, but Indians are very sensitive to the bitter flavour of juices that have been stored or canned.

From shoe maker to hotelier
LUDHIANA, July 27 Mr Hupley Schiu Panjsinn and his wife, Chung Meng Lan, came to Ludhiana in 1959. At that time, Mr Hupley was 30 years of age and his wife six years younger to him. They were the only Chinese couple in the city. Their relatives are spread all over India.

Toyota not to make new model for India
LUDHIANA, July 27 The Japanese auto giant, Toyota, has no intention of introducing a new automobile model in India in the near future.

 
EDUCATION

Humanities not favourite with students
LUDHIANA
, July 27 Tell someone that you are taking a course in the humanities and you will get a quizzical look. And before you start explaining, the subject's relevance or rather the lack of it in the modern day world, it will be discussed aloud.

COURTS

Stamp vendors feel pinch of limit
LUDHIANA, July 27 About 300-odd stamp vendors in the District Courts complex here have been accused of overcharging as well as black-mailing. But, the vendors deny the accusation and claim they are the victims as they are struggling hard for existence.

 
CULTURE

Painting workshop concludes
LUDHIANA, July 27 A free painting-training workshop concluded here yesterday. It was one of the biggest workshops in the northern region so far and was organised in Param Training School at Ranjit Nagar here.

HEALTH

Health employees stage dharna
LUDHIANA, July 27 In response to a call given by the coordination committee of paramedical and health employees union, Punjab, employees staged a dharna in front of the civil surgeon's office here today to press their demands and to lodge protest against the anti-employee policies of the state government.

Aashram providing free medical aid
LUDHIANA, July 27 The Nishkam Seva Aashram at Jhujhar Nagar, initially started as a dispensary, has gone a long way. About 150 to 210 patients visit the OPD everyday. Patients suffering from eye diseases are given treatment in the Nishkam's Hospital Vridh Ashram Camps (Daad). 

 
ADMINISTRATION

VC flags off ambulance van
LUDHIANA, July 27 For providing specialised veterinary care at farmers doorstep, as well as training veterinary students under field conditions, a new van was flagged off today by Dr G.S. Kalkat, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, Ludhiana. It will be apt to say that it is a 'veterinary hospital on wheels'.

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