Monday, August 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Industry portfolio thrust on me, says Jagir
, Aug 27 — The Punjab Industry Minister Prof Jagir Singh, has no interest in industry. He is doing the job, just because he was told to do so by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. He wanted to be the Minister for Education.

‘Nehru forced the Army to withdraw in 1948’
, Aug 27 — Had the politicians not interfered at a critical stage of the Pakistan aggression in Kashmir in December 1948, the Indian Army, which was in a strong position, would have wrested several strategic areas in the current Pakistan occupied Kashmir and there would not have been any Pakistan-backed insurgency problem in the troubled valley.

No headway in Aman murder case
, Aug 27 — Even after 27 days of the murder of master Aman Sood the police still appears to be clueless and groping in the dark about the case. Although it claims to have identified the main culprits responsible for the crime, they still continue to be at large.

Woman behind child’s disappearance
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — An exorcist landlady is alleged to be involved behind the sudden disappearance of the fourteen-year-old son of her tenant.



Fight against corruption ‘need of the hour’
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — The former CBI Director, Mr Joginder Singh, has called for a mass movement to end corruption in the country. He said corruption was one of the worst problems the country was facing and it needed a sustained and integrated effort by all the countrymen.

Lecture on stress management 
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised a lecture on stress management at the Dumra Auditorium here. The lecture was delivered by Mr Nityanand Trehan, Course Director of the Art of Living organisation. Dr S.C. Ahuja, Principal, DMCH, said that the motto of the lecture was to create awareness about how to remain happy and bring peace in life. Mr Ahuja said, "One should not exist, one should live life."

Blood donation camp organised by SBI 
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — The State Bank Of India, Zonal Office, today celebrated the second anniversary of its establishment. A blood donation and medical check-up camp was organised on the occasion. Mr Deepak Shantaram Bengali, Deputy General Manager, inaugurated the camp.

The kindness of Doctor Bibi
e know that the world is changing fast; but Ludhiana is changing even faster. With the migration of three-fourth of the city’s population, the demography looks different. The influx of migrants has further affected the character and composition of its population.

Badal attends bhog of Makkar’s wife
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, was in the city, today on a social visit to console his associates in grief. He participated in a bhog of akhand path in memory of Mrs Mohinder Kaur, wife of Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, a senior SAD leader and one of the vice presidents of the district Akali jatha, at Model Town Extension here.


1 kg of opium seized
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — The police has seized 1 kg of opium from a miscreant during a naka near the Jawaddi bridge, here last night.


he Ludhiana stock market index closed slightly higher at 132.95 points on 25.08.2000 ( the last day of current settlement) against the close of previous settlement at 132.15 ( 18.08. 2000). In all, the index gained .80 points this week. The market though opened with bullish trend, had volatility in all major scrips during all the days of this settlement and finally closed with bullish mood ruling all over the market.

Seminar on product diversification
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — A seminar on product diversification and technology trends will be organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation in cooperation with National Institute of Fashion Technology and Knitwear Club here on August 29.


Sri Lankan students in PAU
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — Career advancement may be what brought them across the sea, miles and miles away from their near and dear ones, yet they pine for home. Although these students from Sri Lanka feel nostalgic yet they are resolved to stay here and complete their studies in Punjab Agricultural University.

Exhibition on philately held
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — Preet Kanwal of Kundan Vidya Mandir School was adjudged the best speaker in a seminar-cum-exhibition on philately, organised by the Department of Postal Services, local city division, at the PAU extension library here, today.


Nribhai, Ashpreet win skating tourney 
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — The local Sacred Heart Convent School and Guru Nanak International Public School, Sarabha Nagar, shared the honours at the 3rd District Roller Skating Championship organised by the District Roller Skating Association, Ludhiana, which concluded today at Satguru Pratap Singh Academy, Sri Bhaini Sahib.

Federation releases sports calendar
LUDHIANA, Aug 27 — The Volleyball Federation of India has released a sports calendar for the year 2000-2001.The calendar begins with the organisation of sub- junior nationals from October 18 to 22 in Andhra Pradesh and ends with the National Beach Volleyball at Goa in the second week of April, 2001.


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