Sunday, August 6, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Ex-MLA accuses cops of shielding guilty

Cites 3 instances of police high-handedness
LUDHIANA, Aug 5 — There can be hundreds of examples of how the Punjab Police acts to repress the poor and the helpless in order to shield the guilty and the influential. But perhaps three cases are enough to drive home the point.

Mr Tarsem Jodhan (second from left) with the parents of the youths who died after taking Celphos tablets in Khera village, at a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
Mr Tarsem Jodhan (second from left) with the parents of the youths who died after taking Celphos tablets in Khera village, at a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Protests against killings continue
LUDHIANA, Aug 5 — The youth Congress workers, led by Mr Amarjit Tikka, senior vice-president of the Punjab Youth Congress, held an angry demonstration at Gian Singh Rarewala Market, near General Bus Stand here, to protest against the massacre of pilgrims and other innocent people in Jammu and Kashmir by militants.


Gloom, anger mark the bandh in city
August 5, 2000
City observes ‘black day’
August 4, 2000
Traders protest against killing of Amarnath pilgrims
August 3, 2000
Falling water table not due to paddy sowing
August 2, 2000
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

A journey from darkness to light
LUDHIANA, Aug 5 — A quiet revolution is on in nearly 12 slum colonies lying along the northern outer rim of the city, thanks to two schools started by the Sant Nirankari Mission in Indira Puri and Preet Nagar.


Price of furnace oil reduced 
LUDHIANA, Aug 5 — The Indian Oil Corporation is reported to have reduced the rate of furnace oil. According to sources in the IOC, the rate of the oil has gone down by at least Rs 800 per kilolitre from August 2.

RSS to stage dharna on Monday
LUDHIANA, Aug 5 — The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) would stage a dharna at the Mini Secretariat here on Monday to press for the release of its three activists who were kidnapped almost a year back in Tripura by the militants.


400 kg of poppy husk seized
SAHNEWAL, Aug 5 —The Sahnewal police seized 400 kg of poppy husk stuffed in 11 jute bags at a naka at Jandiali village yesterday.


Markets appear to have bottomed out 
Outlook bullish for the next week

he Ludhiana Stock Exchange thirty share index which closed at 137.13 points last Friday opened on Monday, the first day of new settlement, down at 137.07 and finally closed at the end of the settlement cycle on Friday at 133.34, showing a fall of 3.79 points against last weeks closing index.


GNPS students win inter-school quiz contest
LUDHIANA, Aug 5 — Ajay Singh and Gaganpreet Singh in junior group and Puneet and Simranjeet in senior group, all from Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), won the inter-school Cremica Quiz Whiz contest organised by Year of the Kids Quiz, a division of Chandigarh-based Channel Communications.

Punjabis more prone to heart diseases
LUDHIANA, Aug 5 — Dr R.P. Singh, a cardiologist here, has said that the people of Punjab are more prone to develop coronary artery diseases.

Dentist advocates fibrous diet
LUDHIANA, Aug 5 — Indulgence in fast food, negligence of the health of our teeth and the myths about dental care are collectively responsible for the occurrence of dental diseases in almost 99 per cent of the cases.


Shooting range inaugurated
LUDHIANA, Aug 5 — A 10-metre shooting range suitable for air rifle and air pistol events was inaugurated at Kundan Vidya Mandir here today.

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