Wednesday, August 9, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Forced selling of cops' books kicks up row

, Aug 8 — The alleged forcible selling of two books — one written by a serving Deputy Inspector General of Police and the other by a retired Inspector General of Police — to all police officers in the district has become a major issue here.

Britannia biscuits told to pay compensation
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — In a landmark judgement, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has asked the biscuit giant, Britannia Industries Limited, to pay Rs 60,000 compensation to Rashpal Singh for its failure to sponsor him to Britain for watching a cricket World Cup match as promised under a scheme.

SI booked in murder demoted
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — The sub-Inspector of police involved in a contract killing of a Canadian woman, Jaswinder Kaur, alias Jassi, has been reverted to the rank of a head constable.

Good Samaritans help mishap victims
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — It is a tale of apathy and kindness. While a group of people unconcerned watched two accident victims struggling for help, two other youngmen rushed out of their vehicles to pick up the injured and take them to the nearest hospital.

Traders on fast against power tariff hike
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — The President of the Federation of Punjab Small Industries Association, Mr V.P. Chopra, and several other representatives of the industry today began a fast against the hike in power tariff. The federation has said that the hike will prove disastrous for small-scale industries.


Long wait for son amidst mourning for grandson
August 8, 2000
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

Not just another newspaper hawker
first saw Deepak Kumar, a boy of 15, along with his mother selling newspapers outside the cycle stand of DMCH here. He is the son of Surinder Kumar, a newspaper hawker.

CWA submits memorandum
LUDHIANA, Aug 8— Mr Yunish Masih Hans, Chairman, Christian Welfare Association, Punjab, met the Governor of Punjab,Lieut-Gen J.F. R. Jacob (retd) along with Brother Iraq Gopal Singh, in charge, Church, Ludhiana and Dr Jarnail Singh, Legal Adviser of the association at Chandigarh yesterday and submitted a memorandum apprising them of the difficulties being faced by Christians and other minorities.

‘Scrap NOC for load extension’
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — Mr Parminder Mehta, a member of the Panjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has written a letter to the Chief Engineer, Panjab State Electricity Board, Ludhiana, urging him to do away with the practice of insisting on a No-Objection Certificate from the Municipal Corporation for extension-of-load applicants.

Katani Kalan the ideal village
F the countless villages in Punjab, Katani Kalan, can be counted as an exception. Possessing almost every basic requirement, it is an ideal village to live in.


Ludhiana's culture — agriculture
Ludhiana has seen tremendous growth in the past few decades, but the only culture which seems to have flourished here so far is agriculture. Although Ludhiana is the biggest and central town of Punjab, cultural activities here are not many.


Woman alleges police inaction
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — A 90-year-old widow has alleged inaction on the part of the police to trace down her jewellery and cash stolen by her own son from a joint locker being operated by them.

46 liquor bottles seized
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — A total of 46 bottles of illicit liquor have been seized by the police in four separate incidents during the past 24 hours.


Exporters-importers meet organised
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — An exporters-importers meet was organised by the State Bank of Patiala here today with the objective of familiarising them with new products available in the international trade, particularly derivatives which have recently been introduced in Indian markets. The meet was presided over by Mr M. Sitarama Murty, Chief General Manager of the bank.


PAU gears up for accreditation
LUDHIANA, Aug 7 — The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has introduced a process of accreditation of state agricultural universities and constituent colleges. Accreditation is a self-regulation and review process aimed at strengthening and sustaining the quality and integrity of higher education and improving the transferability and marketability of students at the national and international levels.


Immunisation symposium held
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — A symposium on immunisation was held at 9 Air Force Station, Halwara, last evening.

Seminar on breast-feeding held
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — The Indian Academy of Pediatrics held a weeklong seminar on breast-feeding during the World Breast-feeding Week, from August 1. The Ludhiana branch of the IAP held talks on the subject at various places which included ESI Hospital, Punjab Agricultural University, Extention Library, GTB Hospital, Vardhman Spinning Mills and Government College for Women.

Blindness: a cause for concern
LUDHIANA, Aug 8 — There are about 1.6 million blind children in the world and a child goes blind in the world every minute. Disclosing this here the other day, Dr T.M. Jaison, acting Director of Christian Medical College, said about five lakh blind children were added to the population every year.


Show-cause notices issued to MCs
KHANNA, Aug 8 — The Punjab Government has issued show-cause notices to the President of the Municipal Council, Khanna and six other municipal councillors. Mr N.K. Arora, Principal Secretary, Local Bodies, Punjab, vide his orders dated August 4 has issued these notices under Section 16(1) (E) of the Punjab Municipal Act, 1911, alleging misuse of power.


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