Monday, July 31, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



30 injured in mishap near Laddowal
LUDHIANA July 30 — In all, 30 members of a family were injured, 18 of them seriously, when the four-wheeler in which they were travelling overturned near Laddowal, 10 km from here, today. The accident happend at about 11 am.

Some of the persons who were injured in an accident near Laddowal, in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Sunday
Some of the persons who were injured in an accident near Laddowal, in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Sunday

Protest against encroachments
LUDHIANA, July 30 — Residents of Nanak Nagri and many other localities around New Sabzi Mandi on the GT Road staged a dharna and obstructed traffic on the national highway for more than two hours to protest against encroachments in their areas by vendors and vegetable sellers.

Residents of Nanak Nagri and its adjoining localities stage a dharna near Subzi Mandi, Ludhiana.
Residents of Nanak Nagri and its adjoining localities stage a dharna near Subzi Mandi, Ludhiana.




Park or parking? — A contentious issue
July 30, 2000
9000 undertrials in Punjab jails
July 29, 2000
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

Misplaced optimism about leprosy eradication
, July 30 — Contrary to the claims of the government about wiping out leprosy from Punjab, on an average about 30 such cases are reported every year from various parts of the state. While most of the leprosy cases have been reported from among the migrant labourers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, some local patients have also been found suffering from this disease.


Cricketers, not cricket, lose appeal in town
LUDHIANA, July 30 — Who says that cricket is losing its mass appeal? Even after the match-fixing scandal, the number of persons interested in this game has not declined.

Education, healthcare can help curb population growth
LUDHIANA, July 30 — Setting up a national agenda, providing good healthcare and mass education were some of the measures suggested at a seminar, organised here, for curbing the population growth in the country.

Faith helps kanwarias on their way
, July 30 — Sawan has many references in the Hindu mythology. This month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and ends on a chadusi, a day before purnima.

Remembering Udham Singh
N the history of our country’s freedom struggle Udham Singh holds a place of prominence for his exceptional courage, bravery, spirit of patriotism, and the supreme sacrifice of his life for avenging the ruthless killing of a thousand of unarmed and peaceful Punjabis by British troops at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, on April 13, 1919.

Ludhiana Rotary chief installed
LUDHIANA, July 30 — Mr Arun Jain, district governor of the Rotary International, has called upon all the Rotarians to rededicate themselves for the uplift of society. He was addressing a function organised in connection with the installation ceremony of the new president of the Rotary Club Ludhiana Central.

Towards peaceful coexistence
hen the Indian politicians, strategists and intelligentsia were occupied in debating nuclear tests at Pokharan, Pakistan undertook a tit-for-tat action which sent the so-called intelligent debaters into a tailspin.

he rain that lashed the city on the first of this month was lapped up greedily by the parched earth. But it did not rain regularly, leaving ‘mother earth’ thirsty for more rain. In Ludhiana, a funny phenomenon was observed.

Challenges for modern dairy farming
The future of India’s dairy Industry will be high-technology oriented. However, its base will continue to be in the hands of a large number of small rural masses.


Gold jewellery losing its sheen
LUDHIANA, July 30 — The overall recession gripping the industry for the past some time seems to have had its impact on the local jewellery market as well. The jewellers claim that the business has come down by about 25 per cent. Ludhiana with a potential affluent class fond of spending lavishly has a prosperous jewellery market.

Converting cassettes into CDs his forte
icky Bindra, a local studio owner, specialises in converting cassettes into C.Ds. Necessity and circumstances made him choose this line as his old business of lending video cassettes and video library petered out due to the invasion of cables.


Bael : a boon for intestines
HE famous bael tree [Sanskrit- Bilva, Botanical-Aegle marmelos ] is found in the sub-mountainous regions and plains all over India. It has strong axillary thorns with leaves in a set of threes. Since time immemorial bael leaves have been used as an offering to Lord Shiva. With the onset of summer season, the bael trees start bearing round fruits. Initially, these unripe fruits are green and soft with yellowish green pulp. But as the rainy season approaches, they are ripened to turn into hard shell like balls which are mostly yellow in colour.Top

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