Monday, September 25, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Armed robbers strike at Kargil victim’s house, kill 2
MULLANPUR DAKHA (Ludhiana), Sept 24 — Two persons were killed and six others, including a Kargil war victim, were injured during an armed robbery in the house of a farmer, situated on the periphery of this township under Jagraon police district, 17 km from here, last night.

The DIG, Ludhiana range, Mr P.S. Sandhu, the SSP, Mr Jaskaran Singh, and others inspect the site of crime. The DIG, Ludhiana range, Mr P.S. Sandhu, the SSP, Mr Jaskaran Singh, and others inspect the site of crime. (right) One of the victims, Simranjit Kaur.
 — Photos by Rajesh Bhambi

BKU activists burn paddy
KHANNA, Sept 24 — About two lakh bags of paddy are pending disposal in the local grain market, supposed to be biggest in Asia. During the past few days the arrivals have been large, while the purchases have remained steady, particularly after the lacklustre attitude of various government agencies.

Girl forced to marry rapist
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — A case where rape has been used as a weapon of revenge has come to light. A Gujjar girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped and forced to marry her rapist, a close relative of hers. The provocation for this crime was the victim’s and her brother’s refusal to marry her to the main accused as he had been married twice earlier.

Railways suspends cutting of trees
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — The Railways authorities have decided to temporarily stop the cutting down of nearly 290 trees on the premises of the railway station here. 

A view of the Jagannath Rath Yatra taken out in Ludhiana.
A view of the Jagannath Rath Yatra taken out in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Lathi charge on women flayed
KHANNA, Sept 24 — Some municipal councillors, leaders of political parties and residents of the city have criticised the police lathi charge on women protesting against the diverting of sewerage water by municipal authorities on Friday near the cremation ground.

2 car thieves nabbed
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — The CIA staff has succeeded in nabbing a group of car thieves, while they were travelling in a stolen car.

Mini-secretariat a bit tidier now
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — The authorities seem to have woken up to the conditions in the mini-secretariat and taken some steps to clean the corridors of power, following a report in Ludhiana Tribune about the filthy conditions in this building.


Arhtia’s protest against DFSC’s attitude
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Sept 24 — The District Arhtia Association yesterday held a demonstration against the dictatorial attitude and highhandedness of the DFSC towards the delegation of commission agents. 

Badal govt a failure, says Dawar
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — A special meeting of the DCC(I) Urban, Ludhiana, was held today at the party office here under the chairmanship of the district president, Mr Surinder Dawar, in connection with the Sunam byelection.

Crowds throng rath yatra
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 —Traffic on the Jagraon bridge came to a halt for a while yesterday afternoon as Bhagwan Jagannath rath yatra reached it after starting from the Mata Rani temple at 3 p.m amid chanting of Hare Krishna mantras.



Poppy husk seized
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — The anti-goonda staff today arrested a drug peddler, who had been operating in the city and peripheral villages for almost seven years.


Investors in Botswana can reap riches
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — “Botswana is a small developing African country, having rich natural resources of minerals, copper and diamonds. The government policies for foreign investors are quite favourable. 



Slide show at Mohan Singh mela
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — For the first time, a 30-minute slide show depicting the 21-yea- old history of Prof Mohan Singh Memorial mela, will be run on both days of the mela on October 20.


IMA backs Civil Surgeon
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — The Ludhiana unit of the Indian Medical Association today assured the Civil Surgeon, Hoshiarpur, of full backing in the current tiff with a former MP, Mr Kamal Chaudhary following his alleged high-handedness and show of muscle power in a post-mortem case on Friday night.



Looking at the Olympics
LUDHIANA, Sept 24 — The Olympics symbolise the striving for excellence and the spirit of a global community. Ankur Berri, an inter-college hockey player, says, “The Olympics are the true test of a player’s calibre; it is here that he gets a chance to prove himself to the world. To represent one’s country in the Olympics is a great honour and I wish some day I will be able to do that. But I am not happy the way Indian hockey is going these days.”Top


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