Tuesday, August 22, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


A memorial raised in memory of the 1846 war and a tree near the well once connected with an erstwhile fort of the village. — photographs by Rajesh Bhambi
A memorial raised in memory of the 1846 war and a tree near the well once connected with an erstwhile fort of the village. — photographs by Rajesh Bhambi

PAU gives students health insurance
Mishap victims Anshuman, Deepak to be beneficiaries
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — After some initial reluctance, the Punjab Agricultural University has finally come to the rescue of its students in distress. In a case probably the first of its kind, the PAU authorities will provide financial assistance to two students, Anshuman Kohli and Deepak Panth, who were injured seriously in a road accident some time ago.

India’s first powerbike launched
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Hero Cycles Limited added a new product to its stable by launching Hero Powerbike — the first electric bicycle of the country.

  Norms flouted while issuing NOCs
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Despite strict laws against the export of cows for slaughter to other states, the bovine mafia continues to indulge in the trade, thanks to the complicity of some officials in the Deputy Commissioner's office who issue the no-objection certificates.

Baddowal awaits memorial to Sikhs who repulsed British
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — The sleepy village of Baddowal, about 14 km from the city towards Jagraon, is more in the news because of its dangerous proximity to an Army ammunition depot, particularly after the Bharatpur depot tragedy. Few are, however, aware of its historical importance that dates back to more than 150 years.

The birth of Natkhat Kanha
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Janmashtami, the birth of Krishna is celebrated on Bhadrapad Krishnashtmi. The most lovable and naughty of the 22 avtaars of Vishnu, Lord Krishna was born on this day in Mathura in the Dwapar yug, in the jail of Kansa. People call him by various names like Murlidhar, Kanhaiya, Shamsunder, Ghansham and Natkhat.

Gill gets Sarkar Praman Patra
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Dr M.S. Gill, Senior Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, Punjab Agricultural University, has been awarded the Punjab Sarkar Praman Patra, 2000. The award was presented to Dr Gill at the state-level Independence Day function held at Amritsar by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. The award carries Rs 11,000, a gold medal and a citation.

Ruling party charged with exploiting youth
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — The youth wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) has charged the ruling SAD (B) and Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, with exploiting the Sikh youth for their personal political gains.

NGOs urged to work in villages
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Punjab, urged voluntary and social organisations involved in charitable services to work in rural and remote areas also.

A man who never tires
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Work hard and you can make it to the top. That’s the message Hawaldar Joginder Singh wants to give to the younger generation. And the wisdom behind the words is based on a lifetime of experience.


Bid to steal car
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — The police thwarted an attempt by four youths to steal a car at gunpoint on the Ferozepore road on the night of August 18.

300 kg of poppy husk seized
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Ten bags of poppy husk, weighing 300 kg, and 1.5 kg of opium have been seized from two persons during the past 24 hours.

Congress man steals MC records
LUDHIANA, Aug 21— In yet another incident of politicians taking the law in their own hands in order to reiterate their position and their leadership, a Congress leader snatched the old records of the Municipal Corporation from employees while they were trying to destroy these and ran away with the same.

Porno sites gain popularity
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Porno sites offered on the Net are becoming popular. Watching such sites is the second most sought after activity on the Net after chatting. While there are many such sites, the appearance of a new one keeps the browsers interested.


Painting competition for children
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — The District Child Welfare Council organised an inter-school on-the-spot painting competition in RS Model Senior Secondary School here today. More than 200 students of 27 schools took part in the contest.

Technique for time-saving surgery
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Sukhwinder Singh’s right foot was crushed and mangled by an autorickshaw in an accident. He was treated by an orthopaedic surgeon. He lost skin and other tissues from his foot and needed reconstruction.

Pollution in Ludhiana damaging eyes
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — Toxic elements present in both the air and the water in the city are causing several eye diseases, the incidence of which is the highest among two-wheeler drivers and industrial workers.

In defence of medical community — II
his is the second and concluding part of my defence of the medical community of Ludhiana which has been at the receiving end of criticism from the public and the mass media in the recent days.


Hall being readied for National Games
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — The renovation work of Multipurpose Hall near Guru Nanak Dev Stadium is in the full swing. This hall will be one of the venues for the National Games scheduled to be held in March, next year. The events to be held here are basketball (men and women) and volleyball (men and women).

New rural sport policy on anvil 
LUDHIANA, Aug 21 — The Punjab Rural Sports Development Council yesterday decided to formulate a new rural sports policy, besides resolving to oppose all games causing cruelty to animals.Top

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