Friday, August 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Murder accused booked for light offences
Mishap victim left for dead

, Aug 24 — Money, it seems, can help you get away with anything, including murder, and make law enforcers do whatever you want.

Merit is incidental in PAU selections: inquiry report
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — "....process of selection (in PAU) and placement is not objective. There is too much litigation probably more so than in the Govt. This only shows that the authorities are not able to give a picture of impartiality and objectivity in selections. Merit is incidental to the process of selection."

NRI returns to start college
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — A non-resident Indian who made a fortune in London returned in 1996 to do his bit for improving conditions in his motherland. Today, due to his zeal to provide education at the doorstep of the rural folk, a much-needed college for girls is coming up in Kamalpura village of this district. 



Yoga camp held for senior citizens
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — Mr Hari Krishan Jain, an octogenarian, organised a psychiatry and yoga camp for senior citizens at Senior Citizens Home, Sarabha Nagar, yesterday.

A community dedicated to laughter
t is better to laugh with others than to laugh at others. It is still better to laugh at yourself. Robert Kennedy was once talking to a friend over the phone.

Misuse of rumalas a sin: Vedanti
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — Use of sacred rumalas (pieces of cloth used to cover Sri Guru Granth Sahib) to make dresses for women and donating the dresses to an ashram by the managing committee of Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Sarabha Nagar of the city has sparked a controversy, with the Head Priest of Akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, giving a verdict that it was an act of sacrilege and a sin.

Telecom staff strike work
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — More than 500 telecom (groups C and D) employees observed strike and staged a dharna in front of Telephone Bhavan here today in response to a call given by the national action committee of six national-level trade unions.

DYC seeks release of Surjewala
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — Protesting against the lathi charge on peacefully agitating youth congress activists and arrest of the All-India Youth Congress (AIYC), Mr Randeep Singh Surjewala, in Varanasi (UP) on August 22. 

Plea for revision of pension
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — Pensioners of the Punjab aided schools are agitated over the non-implementation of the fourth pay commission report. A meeting of the aided school pensioners has been called at Arya Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, for August 27 to discuss the future course of action in this regard.


Woman poisoned for dowry
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — A woman has accused her husband and in-laws of poisoning her for bringing insufficient dowry.

Police remand for Aman killer
KHANNA, Aug 24 — The local police today produced Budh Parkash, main accused in Aman Sood’s murder case, in the court of Civil Judge (First Class) J.S. Bhinder here today.


Throwing a grand daawat
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — India’s leading basmati rice producing company, L.T. Overseas Ltd., has set a target of a 25 per cent increase in its overall turnover this year.

Hike in power tariff flayed
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — The Ludhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers Association has criticised PSEB for raising the power tariff in the state. The association said PSEB had given another blow to the industrial, commercial and domestic circles by making tremendous increase in monthly minimum charges.


BBA (II) students await results
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — Punjab University has not yet given the BBA (II) student a date regarding the date of their result.


PAU students become umpires
, Aug 24 — Three PAU students — Jagroop Singh Bal, Sukhdeepak Singh Gill and Navdeep Singh — have been selected as umpires by the Punjab State Hockey Umpires Association.

Judoka dreams of Olympic win
LUDHIANA, Aug 24 — Meet Navjot, an upcoming judoka of the town. This teenager already has a number of championship victories in his kitty. These days, he trains for five hours daily in the Speed Fund Academy run by the Sports Department of the

state near Guru Nanak Stadium here. He aims to win an Olympic gold one day. He was the junior national champion from 1997 to 1999.
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