Thursday, August 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



7 road mishap victims cremated
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — Seven of the nine pilgrims killed in a road mishap near Raikot late last evening were creamated here amidst heart rending scences. The bodies of the victims were brought to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination today.

Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner S.K. Sandhu visits one of the injured admitted in the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner S.K. Sandhu visits one of the injured admitted in the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Luring people with male child bait
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — Though it may defy natural and genetic logic, a number of doctors here have been luring hundreds of gullible persons by promising them a male child. They have been exploiting the desire among such parents to have a male child by offering medicines.

Woman tortured, foetus killed
SAHNEWAL, Aug 16 — A woman is reported to have been physically tortured by her dowry seeking in-laws, resulting in the premature death of her unborn child.



PAU indroduces career advancement scheme
, Aug 16 — Punjab Agricultural University has decided to introduce career advancement scheme for its teachers with respective effect from January, 1996. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Board of Management of the university held recently.


Life ‘learning process’
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — For the dynamic Principal of Guru Nanak Polytechnic College, life is but a “learning process” and each day comes with its own challenges, joys and sorrows.

Independence was an anti-climax
It was after a long struggle by the freedom fighters that India gained freedom on August 15,1947. On that day when I went to my housetop, I looked up at the sky. The sun had risen but it was bereft of its shining rays. In our neighbourhood, the entire locality had been gutted a day earlier and the smoke was still swirling up at some places. 

Convent Road : lovers' paradise
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — People may have changed, the venues may have changed and times too may have changed.

Schedule for kisan mela announced
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — Punjab Agricultural University has declared the schedule for kisan melas to be held during September this year. The main mela will be held here on September 21 and 22.

Independence Day observed with enthusiasm
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — The Independence Day of the country was observed with great enthusiasm in the city, with all major political parties organising functions.

Don't postpone anything that you can do today
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — This proverb literally means that if a tear in the cloth is immediately mended, it would require only one stitch. If neglected, the tear would surely become bigger and require nine stitches.

Aarushi Saksena — a budding artist
HESE days a number of organisations are holding summer workshops for children. But do the children gain by joining such workshops? “Definitely,” says Rajendra Saksena of SCL, whose nine-year-old daughter is learning painting in one of such classes. “Such workshops serve dual purpose for working parents. 

Endless wait for reimbursement
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — It has been a long wait for 70-year-old pensioner Radha Krishan Gandhi to get his medical bills reimbursed from the Government Institute of Textile Chemistry. Although he has submitted the bills three years ago, he is yet to receive the payments.


Website on Punjab becoming popular
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — The website,, launched this Saturday by a Ludhiana-based company, has achieved a hit rate of more than one lakh. The site has information about Punjab and Punjabis.

Man with instinct for innovation
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — Mr Patwant Singh Bhogal has to his credit several inventions, the latest being a low-cost automatic machining solution, for which he has used indigenous components.

Traders hail cut in ST rates
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — The recent announcement of the Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab, to slash the sales tax rates over 24 items has come as a great relief to the trade and industry circles.

‘Shares, unlike diamonds, are not forever’
LUDHIANA, Aug 16 — At 29, Mr Vishwa Nath Dhiri, is the youngest president of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange. At present he is in his second term as the president. During his first term (1989-1992) he spent most of his time supervising the construction of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange building.Top

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