Thursday, August 31, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Cases of missing children on rise
Parents worried about safety of their wards
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — Cases of ‘missing’ persons, mostly of children, are on the rise in the city and its vicinity spreading panic among parents about the safety of their wards .

Cop’s ‘brutality’ unpunished
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — To travel by train holding a valid ticket is a fundamental right of every Indian. But some policemen think otherwise. On August 20, Reshma was going back to Bangalore after attending her mother’s funeral here. Her two nieces, one of them pregnant and the other with an infant, and her sister had come to the railway station to see her off.

Ludhiana ‘needs’ fashion institute
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — A seminar on Product diversification in fashion technology held here, emphasised the need for integrated approach for the small-scale industry in meeting challenges, particularly those resulting from the policy of liberalisation and globalisation.

She leaves her indelible mark on stained glass
FOR Anu Aulakh, a housewife, it began as a rather unusual hobby. Her passion for stained glass has now turned into a profession. And it is paying too.



Trees, plants improve environment
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — Tremendous increase in urbanisation, industrialisation and use of electricity has exerted a great deal of pressure on the environment. The growth of population and industry has thrown many challenges to the central, state, local government bodies and environmentalists to provide proper healthy environment for human, animal and other lives.

Dearth of persons with a heart, says NRI
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — India is not short of intelligentsia or resources, but there is dearth of persons with a heart who are willing to come forward to work for the welfare of their nation. This is the observation of Dr Rajan Gupta, an NRI who visits India twice a year with an aim to bring awareness on social and environment issues among the masses here.

Colourful start to police meet
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — The first-ever Punjab police inter-zonal meet got off to a colourful start at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, here yesterday.

“Declare Banda Bahadur’s birthday a holiday”
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — Bairagi Maha Mandal, Punjab, yesterday urged the state government to declare a holiday on October 16, the birthday of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and also release a postal stamp in his honour as early as possible.

Litigants inconvenienced
JAGRAON, Aug 30 — The city had two judicial courts till August 14, when Mr Kishore Kumar, Additional Civil Judge (Senior), relinquished charge. On that day, all the 2000 civil and criminal cases in his court stood transferred to the court of Mr Ajaib Singh, Additional Judge, raising the total number of cases to about 3850.

Nothing is too dear for our dear ones
PARENTS are willing to spend a fortune on their kids. It doesn’t matter if the dress for their darlings costs Rs 2000. It doesn’t matter that the child would outgrow the dress in a few months, or the dress is made of synthetic material. It could cause rash on the body and could be very uncomfortable to wear, but it should smack of money.

Camp on environment awareness
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — The Youth Development Unit of the Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, organised an environment awareness camp at Nav Bharat Model High School, Virk. Addressing a massive gathering, Mr Alok Shekhar, Registrar, PAU, advised the teachers to spend a part of their study time with the students in discussing the problems faced by them and by society.

Kahlon invited to biotech conference
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — Dr R.S. Kahlon, Professor of Microbiology, Punjab Agricultural University has been invited to present his research work at Biotechnology 2000: the world congress on biotechnology, scheduled for September 3 in Berlin.

Forecasts: how true?
MANY persons seem to be crazy about the weekly forecast column in newspapers. They feel happy at the positive predictions and upset at the negative ones.

Jain Biradari to celebrate Harmony Day
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — The local S.S.Jain Biradari would organise an all-religions’ harmony day here on September 24 coinciding with the birthdays of five Jain acharyas that day, according to Parvin Rishiji Maharaj.

Widow pension function on Sept 3
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — The Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha will hold a 37th widow pension distribution function here on September 3, according to Mr Naresh Goyal, press secretary of the sabha. During the function as many as 301 widows will also be given ration items.

Cheema heads SDEs’ association
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — Mr Sukhdev Singh Cheema was unanimously elected the president of the Subdivisional Engineer’s Association, Punjab PWD, B&R.

He irons away wrinkles
OUR presswallah irons the wrinkles away from your clothes. With power charges going higher and housewives getting busier, it is difficult to iron clothes at home. In order to get started in this field, one needs an initial investment of Rs 5000.


5 booked in YC leader’s abduction case
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — A former joint secretary of Punjab Youth Congress was allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by five persons from his factory in Moti Nagar here last evening.


Pasricha is Arya Vidya Parishad gen secy
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — Mr Om Parkash Tandon, a retired principal, has been appointed as acting general secretary of the Arya Vidya Parishad by Dr K.K. Pasricha, acting president of the organisation. Mr Ashwani Kumar, advocate, a former general secretary, was suspended by Dr Pasricha for alleged irregularities committed by him.


Dance competition for 'Nirdosh' kids
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — Students of "Nirdosh", a school for mentally challenged children, run by the Inner Wheel Club of Ludhiana, danced with gay abandon to the strains of popular songs such as "Tunak Tunak" and "Maine payal hai chchankai" at a dance competition held in the school here today.


Effects of smoking discussed
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — A multimedia presentation on ‘Ill effects of smoking’ was held at Kundan Vidya Mandir today. The presentation was prepared by Class XII (Medical) students of the school.

‘Arthritis most common in north India’
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — There is an urgent need for teaching rheumatology at the undergraduate and post graduate level, as there has been a phenomenal rise in the number of arthritis cases in the northern region. As on now, rheumatology is neither covered at the graduate nor at the postgraduate level in most of the medical colleges.

Vaccination camps on Sept 3
DORAHA, Aug 30 — The Rotary Club, Doraha, will organised vaccination camps at six different venues in Doraha and Payal on September 3.

Health council to honour teachers
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — The school health committee of Ludhiana Citizen Health Council will celebrate Teacher’s Day on September 2 at DAV Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar.


Budding shooter of city
LUDHIANA, Aug 30 — Mandeep Singh Nalwa, is an upcoming rifle shooter of the city. In the beginning of his teens, he has got a number of medals in his kitty.


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