Sunday, August 13, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Sessions Court bomb blast rocks city
, Aug 12 — A powerful blast rocked the District Sessions Court complex here today. The blast occurred around 1.30 am and caused a major damage to a large part of the building, although there was no casualty.

A view of the District and Sessions Court building damaged by a bomb blast. (right) Police personnel search the court complex in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photos by Rajesh Bhambi
A view of the District and Sessions Court building damaged by a bomb blast. (right) Police personnel search the court complex in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photos by Rajesh Bhambi

Girl kept as sex slave by lover
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — A 21-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly abducted by her lover along with three others and kept as a 'sex slave' for over 12 days.

A showroom’s illegal structure demolished in Ludhiana on Friday.

MC demolition team faces resistance, 
12 hurt in clash
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — At least 12 persons, including some employees of the Municipal Corporation, were injured in a clash over the demolition of a cemented platform outside an automobile showroom on the Ferozepore Road here yesterday.


Villagers have sleepless nights as fear of robbers grips them
August 12, 2000
Woman stripped, beaten up
August 11, 2000
‘Kidnapped’ woman admits running away with lover
August 10, 2000
Forced selling of cops' books kicks up row
August 9, 2000
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

Hindus had to pay for funeral
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — Freedom was an avowed dream of all Indians. After Mr Atlee took over as the Prime Minister of Great Britain, India's freedom was a foregone conclusion.

They came for interview, told to write test
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — Hundreds of disabled candidates who came here to appear in an interview for posts of patwari staged a dharna and also blocked traffic for some time when the authorities failed to conduct the same.

Kisan Bhavan not for farmers
KHANNA, Aug 12 — Kisan Bhavan or Kisan Rest House which has been built by the market committee of Khanna at a cost of Rs 5 lakh in Grain Market is perhaps not for farmers.

Councillors warn Ghalib of black flag protest
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — Nearly six Congress councillors of the Nagar Panchayat of Sahnewal have threatened to hold a black flag demonstration against the Congress MP, Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, whenever his visited the township if immediate action is not initiated against another party councillor, Mr Sarbjit Singh Sukhi, for violation of the party discipline.

Tandon opens single-window facility
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — The Punjab Minister for Local Bodies, Mr Balramjii Dass Tandon, today said that despite the BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) holding divergent views on the issues of Udham Singh Nagar and free power supply to the farm sector, there was no threat to the coalition government.

Khanna roads in bad shape
KHANNA, Aug 12 — Roads in Khanna sub-division are in a pitiable condition which causes several accidents.

Budha Darya grieves before Sutlej
“Honey! As far as you are concerned, Papa has given his consent. Mama, as you know, has already spotted in you a suitable son-in-law.... but...”

Teej celebrated
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — The wives, sisters, daughters and friends of the members of the Sutlej Club, yesterday celebrated Teej and sawan at the club lawns. The lawn presented a festive look, with organisers having created an atmosphere resembling the Punjab countryside.

Apple tastes delicious this year
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — There is a good news this year. Apple will taste more delicious. The apple is selling at about Rs 200 less per box as compared to the last year. Besides, the season also started early. The market is zooming with optimism as the demand is growing and supply continues to be uninterrupted.

Flavour of the week
ardly had the anguish of the killing of Amarnath pilgrims dimmed and the protests and anger simmered down when there were strong bomb blasts in Srinagar, killing and injuring a large number of police personnel, scribes and other persons.


Transport Nagar haven for drug smugglers
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — The arrest of a truck driver from Transport Nagar by the CIA staff team here yesterday has revealed that the area is a den of drug peddlers.


PSEB’s day off for industry flayed
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — The Apex Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings has criticised the weekly off-day imposed by the Punjab State Electricity Board on all industries in Punjab and said the measure had come as a shock to the industrial sector in the state.


Embroidery work of students displayed
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — An exhibition of craft work done by school students was organised by Coats India Ltd, at DAV Public School and BCM Arya School, Shastri Nagar, here today.


Martial arts championship
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — Students of Dragon Chinese Martial Art Kung-fu School, Ludhiana, bagged four gold, four silver and three bronze medals at the 11th National Open Full Contact Martial Arts Championship held recently in Sangrur. The championship was organised by the International Veer-Kwan-do Martial Arts Academy and Sangrur Veer-Kwan-do Martial Arts Association.

Double crown for Alpine boys
LUDHIANA, Aug 12 — Alpine International School in the city lifted two crowns, winning the Ludhiana district schools badminton and table tennis tournaments, which concluded here today.

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