Monday, August 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Malaria, viral fever cases on rise
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — The city is again in the grip of malarial and viral infection. Hundreds of cases of malaria and viral fever have been reported during the past one week from various parts of the city.

A jaggery seller makes a deal in Gur Mandi, Ludhiana
A jaggery seller makes a deal in Gur Mandi, Ludhiana
Gur Mandi develops new tastes
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — Gur Mandi has been the hub of wholesale trade in the town for ages. The place has all kinds of dealers and traders who sell virtually anything you want to buy. Enter the market from the Chaura Bazar side and you find some karyana shops selling spices, pulses and things like that. Tikki-Gur displayed prominently in all these shops is a silent introduction of the market. There are also some muniari shops (general stores) which are a hit with womenfolk.

Boundary wall broken, residents sore
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — Residents of the Rajguru Nagar locality and Improvement Trust Colony on the Ferozepore Road here are angry over the demolition of a 2.5-foot boundary wall, erected at the dead end of the colony, by some anti-social elements. They also took away the material and an iron grill put up on the top of the wall.

PUDA sangat darshan a damp squib
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — Residents of PUDA colonies, in their over zeal to explain their problems to the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, Mrs Upinderjit Kaur, and senior PUDA officials, created a chaotic situation in the sangat darshan programme, which followed an inauguration of the computerised single-window system in the PUDA headquarters at the Samrala road, Urban Estate here on Friday.

Power generators a necessary evil during power cuts
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — When electricity plays truant in Ludhiana, the streets echo with the roar of thousands of generator sets. While the user relaxes in the comfort of his cool bedroom, he is oblivious to the harassment caused to his neighbours or passers-by.

Mystery shrouds kidnap case
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — The alleged kidnapping of Mrs Priya Grewal (32), a schoolteacher of Gurdev Nagar, remains a mystery.


Ex-MLA accuses cops of shielding guilty
August 6, 2000
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



Youngsters need another hero
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — After the fall from grace of most of our heroes, people, especially youngsters, have been left with few role models.

Tej Parkash on Indo-Canadian lawyers’ panel
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — Mr Tej Parkash, an immigration lawyer and consultant, has been appointed Legal Representative of the Indo-Canadian Lawyers Association.

High-speed rakes by CONCOR
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — The Inland Container Department of CONCOR has introduced high speed rakes for the speedy movement of export cargo between ICD and JNPT port. A press release by the Engineering Exporters Association of India informed that this had reduced the transit time of export cargo laden containers from four days to 52 hours. 

Sapling plantation drive launched
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — The Wildshot Joint here has launched a drive to keep the city green and clean. Saplings were planted, from Sarabha Nagar crossing to R.S. Model School in this connection.


Thieves on prowl in Humbran
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — Thieves are reportedly prowling in the Humbran police station area.
Two incidents of theft were reported on Friday night from Birmi and Basimi villages, both falling under this police station.


PPCC chief to interact with traders 
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — The Punjab pradesh congress committee president, Capt Amarinder Singh, has convened a meeting of intellectuals, members of trade and industry and other prominent people from all walks of life here for August 19 to discuss in detail the policies and programmes that were required to be pursued by the party in the larger interests of the people and the state.


Schools criticise board’s conduct
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — Members of management committees of private-aided schools of Punjab demanded that instead of the Punjab School Education Board, Panjab University should be given the responsibility of conducting the Class X examinations in future.

Officers back stir of jobless vet graduates
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — Veterinary officers of Punjab have supported the ongoing agitation of the unemployed veterinary graduates and students of the College of Veterinary Science, PAU, who are on strike since August 1.

DEO shielding steno: front
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — The Punjab Democratic Teachers Front has condemned the inaction on the part of the education department against a stenographer of the District Education Officer (DEO), Mrs Usha Sidhu, Ludhiana, for using insulting language against a woman teacher in the presence of the DEO on July 26 in the latter's office.

New club formed in school
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — When civilization began, first tree was cut. When the last tree is cut, it will be the end of civilization. To plant new trees, the New Interact Club was formed today in New Senior Secondary School. It is sponsored by the Rotary Club.


Ghasiram Kotwal comes to city on Aug 12
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — The Ludhiana Sanskrit Samagam (LSS) will organise the presentation of a famous play, Ghasiram Kotwal, written by renowned Vijay Tendulkar, on August 12 at the Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan auditorium, here.

A budding poetess
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — Poetry comes naturally to Jimmy Khullar, who writes under the pseudonym 'Pratibha.'
Her father, Mr V.K. Khullar, spotted her talent and encouraged her. Today the number of poems written by her has reached 500.



Protection from typhoid fever
TYPHOID fever is unique to humans. It remains a significant health problem in many developing countries and poses a risk to travellers who visit the endemic regions. The number of cases has continued to rise. The risk of typhoid fever should not be underestimated as a travel-related illness.

Hospital officials deny allegations
LUDHIANA Aug 6 — Responding to a news item published in Ludhiana Tribune on July 21, the management of Dr B.L. Kapoor Memorial Hospital here has denied that it had collected any money from the shopkeepers through underhand means. 


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