Monday, August 21, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Mixed response to RBI guidelines
, Aug 20 — The Reserve Bank of India has revised the guidelines for the recovery of dues related to non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks in the country.

Big haul of poppy husk, 4 arrested
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — The city police has arrested three persons at two different places and seized 325 km of poppy husk from their possession.

Rawat Ram gives finishing touches to these idols of Lord Krishna and Radha near GT Road, Ludhiana. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
Rawat Ram gives finishing touches to these idols of Lord Krishna and Radha near GT Road, Ludhiana. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Idols of Krishna beckon buyers
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — With Janmashtami a few days away, people want to buy idols of Lord Krishna. In Ludhiana, Rawat Ram, a 50-year-old artist of Jodhpur, makes beautiful idols of Murli Manohar. You can buy colourful idols Lord Krishna and Radha at a little price. The idols on roadside fill you with admiration for Rawat Ram and his team.
Dr Rajinder Singh, eye surgeon, with his patient Balwinder Kaur. He operated upon her eye for glaucoma using a new technique.— Photo by Inderjeet Verma
New painless cure for kala motia
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — Dr Rajinder Singh, surgeon, of Rajinder Eye Hospital today claimed to have made a major breakthrough in treating cases of glaucoma, commonly known as kala motia.

Dr Rajinder Singh, eye surgeon, with his patient Balwinder Kaur. He operated upon her eye for glaucoma using a new technique.— Photo by Inderjeet Verma


PPCC gearing up for mid-term poll
August 20, 2000
Short of funds, PAU pays salaries from PF
August 19, 2000
School child sustains neck injury after being slapped by teacher
August 18, 2000
7 road mishap victims cremated
August 17, 2000
Gaiety, fervour mark Independence Day in city
August 16, 2000
Their grit turned crisis into opportunity
August 15, 2000
Police intensifies patrolling after 

August 14, 2000
Sessions Court bomb blast rocks city
August 13, 2000
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

New Rotary and Innerwheel teams installed
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — Thousands of crores of rupees have been spent worldwide by Rotary clubs on the eradication of polio. Due to the untiring efforts of members of Rotary and Innerwheel clubs, Ludhiana, Mid Town, in Rotary District 3070, no polio case has been detected this year, said Mr Arun Jain, Governor of the district, at the installation ceremony of both the Rotary and Innerwheel Club of Ludhiana Mid Town here last night.

Beant Singh's anniversary
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — As part of preparations to observe the fifth death anniversary of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in a befitting manner, a meeting of congress functionaries was convened by a former vice-president of the Punjab youth congress, Mr Sukhwant Singh Dugri, at Dugri village last evening.

DYC honours Indian spy
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — The District Youth Congress (urban) organised a function to honour Indian spy Baba Lachman Singh who had been in Pakistan jails for 18 years and had twice escaped the death sentence.

Cong, YC pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — Former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi's birthday was celebrated by the congress and the Indian youth congress at two different functions in the city in which the party activists paid rich tributes to him, saying the slain leader was instrumental in bringing about a scientific and technological revolution in India.

Mending shoes whole day for a pittance
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — The cobblers on the Ferozepore Road, Sarabha Nagar, Civil Lines do keep the shoe ready by half past two, but most of the time the people do not come to collect at the scheduled time. Since they do not have shops, they have to lug the shoes to their homes and bring them back the next day. Very inconsiderate.

In defence of the medical community — I
f late, the medical profession has come under close scrutiny by the media in Ludhiana. Doctors have been called commission agents and blamed for being insensitive to the needs of the community.


Graduating from driving schools
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — Every day about 100 new cars are coming on to the roads of Ludhiana. The craze for acquiring new cars is growing among the people of Ludhiana.

Are we e-ready?
It took two weeks for Europe to hear about Lincoln’s assassination, and only 1.3 seconds to get word from Neil Armstrong that man could walk on the Moon. Neil Armstrong had rightly said that it was a small step for a man, but a giant leap for mankind. That was the first time technology touched our lives.

Designer wear for handicapped
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — Most of the time, the disabled wear clothes which do not cater to their individual requirements. As the task of dressing, undressing and manipulating buttons and hooks is too cumbersome for many of them, they tend to develop inferiority complex.


Medicos allege disparity in exam rules
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — Resentment prevails among students of two private dental colleges here — BJS Dental College and CDC — over the alleged discrimination in certain examination rules.

Three elected unopposed to PAUTA
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — For elections of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association, three councillors of the Hari Singh Brar group now stand elected unopposed after the last date of sending and withdrawing nominations today. 

PGDCA entrance test on Sept 3
LUDHIANA, Aug 20 — The entrance examination for the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) to be conducted by Panjab University will be held on September 3.

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