Tuesday, August 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Long wait for son amidst mourning for grandson
Ludhiana Aug 7 — Myriad human emotions can sometimes be a problem. And certainly so, if you are mourning and rejoicing at the same time.
Ask Bakhtawar Kaur, 50-year-old widow, who is mourning the death of her 8-month grandson in the carnage that rocked Pahalgam on the night of August 1 and at the same time feeling relieved that her son and daughter-in-law have been brought back from the clutches of death.

Fake degree racket busted
Ludhiana Aug 7 — The police claims to have busted a fake degree racket with the arrest of Paramjit Singh and recovered three fake certificates of class XII, two fake certificates of matric and a few blank certificates.

She struggled to build CMC
LUDHIANA Aug 7 — Way back in 1893, Dr (Miss) Edith Brown, founder of the Christian Medical College and Hospital gave four annas from her pocket to her first student, an old Indian dayee ( mid-wife ) as incentive to visit her regularly for getting training as a nurse. 

Two killed as car hits tree
Ludhiana Aug 7 — Two persons were killed and two injured when a Maruti Esteem car in which they were travelling got out of control and hit a tree near Kadiyan Mor on the GT Road around 11 last night.

Fires in two factories
Ludhiana Aug 7 — Two fires occurred yesterday in different industrial units in the city, according to fire brigade sources.


Malaria, viral fever cases on rise
August 7, 2000
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

Bhagwat warns against nuclearisation
Ludhiana Aug 7 — Adm Vishnu Bhagwat, former Chief of the Naval Staff, has said that nuclear weaponisation can not guarantee peace. Addressing a meeting organised by the Ludhiana Chapter of Indian Doctors for Peace and Development to pay homage to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, he said that nuclear weapons could lead to mass destruction, besides economic losses as a huge amount of money was involved in their production and delivery.

RSS dharna to seek release of activists
Ludhiana Aug 7 — The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) organised a dharna in front of the mini- secretariat here today to impress upon the government for securing the release of the four RSS functionaries who were allegedly kidnapped in August last year by the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT).

JD(S) plans agitation
Ludhiana Aug 7 — The Janata Dal (Secular) has expressed its serious concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab. It has asked the state government to immediately remedy the situation and restore sense of security and confidence among the people, failing which the party would launch a statewide agitation.

PAU Gate No. 2 mishap-prone area
LUDHIANA Aug 7 — What a precious gift life is? Sometimes parents have to wait for years, go to mazars, do penance to get a child. If that very child dies in a senseless accident on the road, how would the parents face such a calamity?

The city owes them a lot
Ludhiana owes its early architecture to the Thapars of Kabul, banking to the Soods of Sirhind, the craft of weaving to the Kashmiris, its western system of medicines to the Christian missionaries, the princely palace (Bhadaur House) to the ruling house of Bhadaur and many more landmarks or institutions to outsiders.

Widow Pension Distribution Day
Ludhiana Aug 7 — Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha, Subhani Building Chowk, celebrated the 36th Widow Pension Distribution Day here yesterday. For the past three years the sabha is engaged in monthly distribution of ration items to the hapless widows of the city.

PAU approves new variety of gram
Ludhiana Aug 7 — The Research Evaluation Committee of Punjab Agricultural University has approved new gram variety FG-703 (PDG-4) for presenting to the Punjab State Seed Committee for its release in the State. 


Parishad dissolves managing panels
LUDHIANA Aug 7 — Arya Vidya Parishad Punjab has dissolved the managing committees of a college and two senior secondary schools in the city and those of some other schools in Punjab are also likely to be dissolved soon. Member of Parliament, Lala Lajpat Rai, has been appointed Administrator for Arya College, Ludhiana.

Postgraduate classes
Ludhiana Aug 7 — The management and staff of the Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharma College for Boys today celebrated the commencement of postgraduate classes. The college which earlier conducted classes for BA, B.Com, BCA and BBA, will begin classes for M.Com tomorrow. 

PAUTA declares election schedule
Ludhiana Aug 7 — The Executive Committee of Punjab Agricultural University Teachers’ Association (PAUTA) has declared the election schedule for the year 2000-2001. It has drawn up the programme for the annual general body meeting for the election of various office-bearers.

Laurels for DMC
LUDHIANA Aug 7 — This year Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has created a new milestone in the history of MBBS admission through PMET in the State of Punjab.


City boy headed for Bollywood
Ludhiana Aug 7 — Vikas Vij is all set to make his entry into Bollywood. A homoeopathic physician by profession, Vikas has completed his medical degree from Lord Mahavira Homeopathic Institute.

‘Virasat Punjab” from Sep 3
LUDHIANA Aug 7 — Come September and ahead lies a month full of classical music, dance, art, literature, crafts, theatre, cinema and yoga for Ludhianvis. The fete is a month-long celebration, “Virasat Punjab” by SPIC-MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth).

Club celebrates Teej
Ludhiana Aug 7 — Teej was celebrated at the Roopika Ladies Club premises here today. The club members were dressed in colourful saris and suits.


Relieving pain of the dying
Aug 7 —Cancer patients are tormented by intolerable pain in their last days — sometimes lasting for weeks. Other than pain, the dying patients may have problems such as breathing difficulties or bloating of the abdomen.

Northern railway pensioners donate eyes 
LUDHIANA Aug 7 — The Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association organised an eye donation camp under the auspices of the Rural Hospital, Mansuran, yesterday. Dr Ramesh, (Eye Specialist), inaugurated the camp and stressed the importance of donating eyes after death. 

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