Monday, September 4, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Kidnapped children recovered from Nihangs
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — The city police has achieved a major success with the recovery of two kidnapped children within a few hours of the kidnapping being reported. The accused in the kidnapping case, who have been arrested by the police, are also learnt to be involved in at least four other kidnappings in Raikot, Sudhar and Beas.

A team of Haibowal police and DSP Harmanbir Singh Gill with the two children Manisha and Himmat Kumar.

A team of Haibowal police and DSP Harmanbir Singh Gill with the two children Manisha and Himmat Kumar

Widow gets justice after 6 years
CMC told to pay Rs 3 lakh compensation
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — Six years after the death of her husband due to negligent medical services given in the Christian Medical College ( CMC ), Baljit Kaur and her three minor children who were since then demanding action against the institution have finally received justice.



MC officers not to attend house meetings
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — The presence of senior officials of the Municipal Corporation at the general house meetings will become a thing of the past, if a recent circular issued by the Department of Local Bodies, is given effect in letter and spirit.

IT courses to be introduced
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — The Punjab Technical University (PTU), in collaboration with Asset International, the professional-training arm of Aptech Limited, will soon introduce two new postgraduate IT courses in Punjab. This is to provide IT training to the youth, particularly in rural areas. These short courses are PG diploma in e-commerce technologies and PG diploma in software export technologies.

Police raids city hotels
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — As part of a special operation launched by the CIA staff, the police raided four city hotels in order to check immoral trafficking of women here.

Shrimaan scheme in Ludhiana
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — After success in Patiala district, the popular Shrimaan scheme of the Punjab police has now been launched in the Focal Point area of the city.


300 widows get relief 
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — More than 300 widows of the town were given relief in the form of rations and other items of daily use by the Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha at its 37th monthly function here today. Mr Vijay Chopra, Chief Editor, Hind Samachar group, was the chief guest.

Nudity on TV criticised
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — A paper reading contest on “How far nudity is justified on television” and “Role of husbands in the household work” was organised by the Geetanjli Ladies Club yesterday. More than 12 participants took part in the contest and shared their ideas and feelings regarding the subjects.

CM reviews law and order situation
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — A high-level meeting of the Department of Home was held here the other day to discuss the law and order situation in the state in view of the forthcoming Assembly session. The meeting was chaired by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

Cut flower production booming in Punjab cities 
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — The appreciation of flowers for their aesthetic value has now slowly turned into realisation of economic potential also with a promise of handsome returns per unit area. This has also led to the development of domestic market for cut and loose flowers on sizeable scale in big cities like Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala, besides other towns and cities.

Problems pile up for potato farmers
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — Ujjagar Singh is expecting a bumper potato harvest this year. However, it brings little cheer to him or his family because the crop may not get him the desired income.

A tough going for small dhaba owners
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — “Papi pet ka swal hai”. To fill their bellies, most of the small dhaba owners have left their native homes to Ludhiana to keep their home fires burning. In this article we are not dealing with dhabas on the G T Road, or Deluxe dhabas.


Educational problems of rural children
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — The home environment and socio-economic status of a family contributes immensely towards the school adjustment of a child. A study conducted on 200 pre-adolescents children belonging to rural areas by Shivani Satija in the MSc Human Development Department of PAU has found that better environment at home causes less problems for the child in the school.

Honour for teachers 
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — Dr Joginder Singh Chhabra, ex-head of the Department of Punjabi at GGN Khalsa College, and Dr Yograj Angresh, Head of the Department of Punjabi at Kamla Lohtia S D College, were among 11 persons honoured with Giani Gurbax Singh Puruskar by the Lok Nirman Manch, Punjab.


A play with eternal appeal
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — Debeers, the famous diamond company, is heading towards Chattisgarh, for it has been discovered that the place has got diamonds of good quality, but Habib Tanvir had snatched diamonds from Chattisgarh in 1968 and yesterday, they twinkled on the stage of B.C.M. School during the staging of the play “Charandas Chor.” All characters in the play acted brilliantly. Gobind Ram, who enacted the role of Charandas Chor, stole the hearts of people by his simplistic and seasoned performance.


16 chosen for cricket tourney
LUDHIANA, Sept 3 — After the 10-day training camp, the Ludhiana District Cricket Association has shortlisted 16 players for the under-19 inter-district tournament to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association.


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