Tuesday, August 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Pardis behind spate of robberies
Booty is usually sold off in MP
LUDHIANA, July 31 — The recent cases of armed robberies in Ludhiana and Jagraon being attributed to the kaale kachhewala gang could actually be a handiwork of the Pardi tribe from Madhya Pradesh.

A delightful blend of the tradition and the modern
LUDHIANA, July 31 — It was an evening full of glitz and glamour flavoured with music and dance that held the entire audience in awe for over two hours. The occasion was the ‘Annual Designers Contest’, organised by the National Institute of Fashion Design here on Sunday.

PUDA colonies lack basic amenities
Residents’ have a long list of complaints
LUDHIANA, July 31 — The residential colonies developed and maintained by the Punjab Urban Planning and Development authority (PUDA) in the city leave much to be desired, with the residents of Urban Estate in Dugri and the LIG and MIG flats on the Chandigarh road crying hoarse over lack of basic amenities, poor maintenance of roads and parks, inadequate drainage system, stagnating water in vacant plots and proliferating encroachments. There seems to be nobody to listen to them.

Mahabharata narrated mathematically in 42 poems
LUDHIANA, July 31 — And now read the Mahabharata mathematically. Sounds incredible. However, Mr Rajeev Bedi (30), a local resident, has put in all his efforts to narrate the entire epic in 42 poems mathematically.

30 injured in mishap near Laddowal
July 31, 2000
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

Tributes paid to Master Tara Singh
LUDHIANA, July 31— The Sarb Hind Bir Khalsa Dal has organised a function to mark the 116th birthday of veteran Akali leader Master Tara Singh at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Purani Sabzi Mandi, here.

Mera yaar charha hai ghori
he wedding season is on once again. Marriage palaces of Ludhiana are aglitter every night, with baratis performing bhangra in front of the groom astride a ghori clogging the main roads of the city.

Superstitions still prevail
July 31
— Superstitions! What are they? They are beliefs that certain events cannot be explained by reason or science. Superstition, people feel, bring good or bad luck; fear of what is unknown or mysterious.

Rotary installation ceremony
LUDHIANA, July 31 — Real service towards fellow brethren, which is the main objective of the Rotary Club, is best done in smaller places which have limited resources.

‘Stop cruelty to cows’
LUDHIANA, July 31 — Two local organisations, the Shri Ram Lila Committee and the Shri Jain Muni Shyam Vihar Charitable Trust, have taken up the case of cruelty to cows at Kila Raipur reported recently in these columns.

Rally by auto-rickshaw drivers
LUDHIANA, July 31 — A rally of auto-rickshaw drivers was held at the children traffic park recently to discuss the problems which they face, one of them being the number of children to be carried in auto-rickshaws.

Beware of parshad
LUDHIANA, July 31 — Beware of parshad that is offered to you by a stranger for it could be laced with a poisonous substance. It happened with a young photographer, Mr Mandeep, who was discharged from DMC today after being admitted there on Friday night.


No headway in speed post smuggling case
LUDHIANA, July 31— The investigation into the recent case of recovery of mobile phones and imported cigarettes from packets reaching the city through the speed post service of the Indian Postal Department seems to have come to a stand-still as neither the postal officers here nor the officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence have been able to trace the persons to whom the packets have been addressed.

Companies to gain from ERP software
LUDHIANA, July 31 — Now you can manage finance, sales, purchase, production, human resource, maintenance, administration and costing of your organisation in a more efficient manner. A simple click of the mouse can help you procure the updated information you need.


Private college teachers’ dharna today
LUDHIANA, July 31 — The non-government college teachers’ month-long action plan of staging series of protest dharnas at different places in Punjab will begin on August 1.

School denies certificate
LUDHIANA, July 31 — Nav Bharat Public School is allegedly denying school leaving certificate to Nisha, who has passed class VIII from the school.


Champion of karate at 8
LUDHIANA, July 31 — He is just eight. He is a karate champion. Arjun Adhikari, a student of New Public High School, started learning karate at the age of 3. Today he is the winner of 13 gold medals. He won his first gold when he was just 4.


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