Saturday, July 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



9000 undertrials in Punjab jails

, July 28 — There are around 9000 undertrials and a mere 3200 convicts lodged in the different jails of Punjab. The total capacity of the 16 jails in the state is, however, a mere 9600.

Resident thwarts robbery 
LUDHIANA, July 28 — After a daring robbery in Humayunpura village on the night of July 26, the Kaale Kachchewale gang made another unsuccessful attempt to rob a house in the Ashok Vihar locality in the wee hours of the morning today.

Martyr's widow waits for promised land
, July 28 — The family of Naik Paramjit Singh, who sacrificed his life in Operation Rakshak, is still to get a compensatory plot as promised by the state government.

India's first website on Bhagat Singh
, July 28 — India's first website on Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh has become operational putting rare and invaluable information about revolutionary's life, ideas and writings just a mouse click away.




Kaale Kachchewale kill man, 
injure wife

July 28, 2000
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

Forced to live in filth and stench
LUDHIANA, July 28 — Residents and shopkeepers on the Harnam Singh Makkar road, near the main commercial centre of Campa Cola Chowk, are destined to live with the filth and stench caused by overflowing sewage for quite some time now.Thanks to the indifference and apathy of the civic authorities.

A body of blood donors
LUDHIANA, July 28 — Even in the materialistic world of today, there is no dearth of persons like Mr Mast Ram Joshi, who are selflessly devoted to the poor and the needy.

Enhanced relief issue contentious
LUDHIANA, July 28 — Mr Joginder Kumar, Mr O.P. Jindal, Mr Vinod Dhall, Mr Rajan Gupta and Mr Manmohan Singh Ubhi, President, Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India, President and General Secretary, Focal Point association, President, Focal Point Phase -IV-A Association and Secretary, the Ludhiana Electroplaters Association, respectively in a joint press statement while reacting to the concessions announced by the PSIEC,extending the date for payment to August 10 for the defaulter allottees alleged that the Board of Directors of the PSIEC had not considered the issue of enhanced compensation of Phase-V in the right perspective.

Jassowal’s biography released
LUDHIANA, July 28 — The much-awaited book on the life and achievements of Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, the cultural czar of Punjab, was released here today by Dr L.S. Chawla at a function held in Punjabi Bhavan. Harbhajan Mann was also present on the occasion.

Refreshing rains
Come Monsoons, come Sawan. What a change of mood and to the mind frame it brings! The whole atmosphere changes; from the dry sultry weather, it becomes refreshingly pleasant. Rain! There is magic in the very name. It rains, it pours, it drizzles. There are showers of rain. There is rainbow in the sky much to everyone’s delight.

‘Kids are becoming depressed’
LUDHIANA, July 28 — Dr Rajeev Gupta, a consultant psychiatrist, gave a lecture to the teaching staff of the GRD Academy on “stressed out children yesterday”. He told that various psychological and behavioural problems were increasing among school-going children.

Fire in power station
LUDHIANA, July 28 — A big fire broke out yesterday noon in the Jamalpur power station here that engulfed 5 transformers.


ASI arrested, flees
LUDHIANA, July 28 — An Assistant Sub Inspector of Police, posted at Ludhiana, who was caught red handed by a flying squad of the Vigilance Bureau, Chandigarh, while accepting a bribe last night, ran away from police custody.


Result delay irks students
LUDHIANA, July 28 — Hundreds of students who had vocational subjects in 10+2, have been left high and dry as the Punjab School Education Board has still not declared their results. Due to delay, students are not able to get admission in any college and fear wastage of an academic year.

PAU honours eminent personalities
LUDHIANA ,July 28 — In a function at the Farmers’ Reception Centre of the PAU, on Wednesday evening, the university honoured Dr Surjit Patar, Associate Professor of Punjabi, Dr P.P. Gupta, Additional Director Research (Veterinary) and a progressive farmer, Mr Darshan Singh Tabiba

Science journal launched
LUDHIANA, July 28 — The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr G.S. Kalkat, released the inaugural issue of the Journal of Punjab Academy of Sciences at a function in Wheat Auditorium of the university yesterday.    


Expressions of the earth
In the sphere of modern Punjabi poetry, Kulwant Jagraon is widely recognised as a bard singing of progress. But study of his verse established his multifacetedness. In a majority of his poetic outpouring, he has expressed the concept of metaphysics in a most striking manner. His views on the philosophy and essence of things have two vital basis—the existence of the “First Cause” (or Creator age Controller of the universe), and of man as an “immortal being”, for whose well-being, he pleads and argues.


Adulterated oils causing illnesses
LUDHIANA, July 28 — Oil industries in India due to their poor infrastructure facilities and lack of technologies are facing a very pitiable situation. Just to compete with the multinational companies, in terms of price, they are using adulterants to minimise the cost as much as possible. They are not bothered about the health factor of the humans. The exposed case of dropsy act as the burning example of this. But, still adulteration is on, though the adulterants have been changed.

Health talk
, July 28 — The district branch of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics will organise a health talk on breast feeding during the World Breast Feeding Week which will be from August 1 to 7.

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