Wednesday, August 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Falling water table not due to paddy sowing
Study proves efficient use of fertiliser, energy by rice
LUDHIANA, Aug1 — Rice cultivation has been held responsible for declining water table, excessive use of commercial, energy and fertilisers, water pollution and soil health deterioration in Punjab. But a recent study conducted by a scientist previously with Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has produced different results.

Colourful contests mark Teej
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — A mehndi and rangoli competition was held today at Kundan Vidya Mandir School to celebrate Teej and Sawan. Senior students of the school took part in the contest.

Students show mehndi patterns made on their hands during the contest. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Students show mehndi patterns made on their hands during the contest. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Two more youths fall prey to “living it up”
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — This is yet another case of two young cousins taking to theft for 'living it up.' While one of the them, 20-year-old Jaswinder Singh has been arrested, the other Kuldeep Singh is still at large.

Rs 45,000 relief on power bill awarded
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — An industrialist of Haibowal Kalan locality in the city has finally won a seven-year-long struggle with the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), when the District Consumer Redressal Forum today ordered quashing of an over Rs 45,000 worth power bill pending against him. 




Pardis behind spate of robberies
August 1, 2000
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

City youths return after harrowing experience abroad
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — They left the country with dreams of reaching out to the stars in a foreign land. Today, after a harrowing experience in Thailand and Malaysia, and their dreams shattered, the two wait for justice from the police in the form of nabbing of the travel agent responsible for their woes.

Daresi Ground cries for attention
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — It witnessed the Indian freedom struggle and even carried some part of the movement in its lap. It also provided a pedestal to leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, who addressed rallies of national importance from here. The Hindi agitation movement is said to have been launched from here and for the past so many decades, it has been ‘the place’ for several political rallies.

Shani beggars favour change of profession
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — The narrow Dal Bazaar street in Chaura Bazaar leads to a Gugga Mari situated within the precincts of the old city, which has probably been there well before the city came into being. There are a number of other approach paths also.

Postal stamp on Sobha Singh demanded
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — The Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Andretta, has urged the Union Minister for Communications, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, to release a postal stamp on the birth centenary of saint-philosopher-artist late Sobha Singh, which falls on November 29,2001.

Use of residues for combating water pollution 
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — A study conducted by a scientist of the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering Technologies has underlined the need for developing low-cost waste water treatment technologies having high efficiency and simplicity for handling effluents.


People for Animals, a non-government voluntary organisation, is doing a yeoman’s service in the field of animal care and ensuring for them a more humane treatment from the human beings in Ludhiana. It has been active in the city for the past several years but it is only in recent months that it has begun to make an impact on the problem.


Community policing plan launched
LUDHIANA, Aug1—Mr Sarabjit Singh, Director- General of the Punjab Police, inaugurated a special orientation programme on community policing at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, today.

Woman booked for forgery
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — A woman has been booked by the police on charges of defrauding and cheating by making forged signatures.

DMC guard beats up driver
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — A private car driver was allegedly beaten up by the guard in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital for not complying with their wishes of parking the car elsewhere.

Five gamblers arrested
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — In a major success, the police has arrested five gamblers and recovered Rs 27,000 from them, which they had put on stake.


Begging nuisance in shopping areas
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 —About a dozen beggars, most of them women, who throng the Bhadaur House aree here, have become a nuisance for local people as well as visitors. The moment a person enters the complex he is swarmed by these beggars.

Soaring high onself-reliance
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — Even though Ramandeep Singh Suri is vision impaired, he is a competent software maker of the city. His undying spirit to become self-reliant made him soar high. He decided not to take over his father's business and instead chose to be an entrepreneur. He now has over 100 clients from hosiery, cycle parts and other companies of the city. Ramandeep has been awarded Young Innovative Entrepreneur of 1999-2000 by the Ludhiana Management Association.


Fee hike: CM’s intervention sought
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — A Senior Akali leader and member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly, Mr Maheshinder Singh Grewal, has sought the intervention of the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to review the decision on fee hike in various professional education institutions.


Cultural festival big draw
Ludhiana, Aug 1 — A cultural programme was organised at the School for Deaf and Dumb Children here yesterday.


Golf tournament
LUDHIANA, Aug 1 — The winners of the All India Invitational Golf Tournament were honoured here on Sunday. About 80 participants took part in the tournament. Raja Ranjit Singh Cup was given to the winners.



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