Monday, August 14, 2000,
Chandigarh, India




Cops searching a vehicle following the beefing up of the security in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Cops searching a vehicle following the beefing up of the security in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Police intensifies patrolling after blast
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — It took a powerful bomb blast in the district and sessions court to shake the district police out of its inertia and swing into action. Surprisingly the Saturday’s blast here caught the police force napping despite the fact that intelligence agencies had sounded a warning about possible sabotage by subversive elements on the eve of Independence Day.

A night of cultural extravaganza
3 faces of city’s life

LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — Ludhiana may have excelled in agriculture to become the heartland of Punjab's Green Revolution and its citizens may have become adept in the art of making money, but they have still not completely forgotten their cultural roots.

DJs set dance floor on fire
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — It was a colourful musical night, with DJs making Ludhianvis dance with a varied fare of Hindi, Punjabi and western songs, virtually setting the dance floor on fire for over four hours. The occasion was the annual Friendship Day celebrations organised by the Sutlej Club here last night.



Ghasiram Kotwal captivates Ludhianvis
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — ‘Marvellous! Brilliant! Stupendous! Magnificent! Mind blowing!’ were some of the adjectives used for the play Ghasiram Kotwal which was staged here last night in the newly-built Guru Nanak Dev Auditorium, a state-of-art theatre, under the aegis of the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam.

Chanchal mesmerises thousands
with devotional songs

LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — There is something pious in Narinder Chanchal’s voice that attracts thousands to listen to his devotional songs. And he was at his devotional best last night at a jagrata organised at Vishal Towers on the Ferozepore Road.

Man found murdered in rented room
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — The body of a man was found in a house in the Santosh Nagar locality, around two days after he was murdered.


'Freedom did not bring any cheer'
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — Faiz Ahmad Faiz's couplet — yeh dag dag ujala, yeh shab guzeda sehar, jiska intizar tha hamei, yeh woh sehar to nahin — probably best reflects the plight of people like Mr Rajinder Pal Sayal. It was a contradiction of sorts for people like him. He was a Congressman and believed in Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of secularism. He never considered himself a Hindu but an Indian. Independence made him a compulsive Hindu.

YC activists protest against ISI role
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — Hundreds of the Youth Congress workers led by PPCC member Parminder Mehta took out a protest march against the ISI of Pakistan, in Salem Tabri here today.

AISSF (Badal) forms 51-member panel
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — Mr Tejinder Singh Sandhu, president of the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) (Badal), announced the formation of a 51-member committee at a press conference here today.

Self-reliance courses for girls
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — The Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha, Subhani Building Chowk, is holding courses for girls on cooking, stitching, embroidery and beauty therapy at the mandir.

Rural parents are more harsh, says study
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — Parents in rural areas have been found to be more punishing towards their children as compared to those living in the urban areas. Also the people belonging to the affluent classes are more tolerant towards their children than those belonging to the economically weaker sections.

Medical officers given certificates
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — The valedictory session of the national programme on the orientation of 25 medical officers working in the primary health centres in disability management was held at the Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre for Blind and Disabiled today.


Course on textile ecology at PAU
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — A course on textile ecology has been introduced in the PhD curriculum in the Department of Clothing and Textiles, Punjab Agricultural University.


Rakhis for all tastes
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — With the festival of Raksha Bandhan round the corner, a large number of people are seen flocking the markets for the last minute purchases of rakhis and delicacies prepared by sweet shops.

A festival of dance and swings
SAHNEWAL, Aug 13 — In the month of sawan, when we heave a sigh of relief from the sweltering heat, the festival of Teej arrives and lasts for 15 days. Teej is the festival of women folk, especially new brides, who are given a warm welcome at their parents' village.

Raj, Hema declared best singers
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — Tamanna Arts, in association with G.S. Radiators, organised ‘Awaz ke Sitare’, a live singing competition, at Guru Nanak Public School here yesterday.


Diagnostic kit for rabies being developed
LUDHIANA, Aug 13 — Rabies! The name itself makes people fearful. It is a fatal disease which affects farm animals as well as human beings. Since this disease cannot be cured, the diagnosis at the earliest is mandatory to save the human or animal by post-exposure vaccination.


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