Monday, October 16, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Case registered against DSP
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Oct 15 — The district police today registered a case against Mr Gurpreet Singh, DSP, Khamano, and Mr Ramesh Kumar, munshi, Kheri Nodh Singh police station, for allegedly torturing and keeping Harbhajan Singh in illegal custody.

Inquiry against principal sought
LUDHIANA, Oct 15 — The Brown Memorial Hospital Employees Union here has sought an inquiry against the Principal of the Christian Dental College and the Deputy Director (General Administration) of Christian Medical College and Hospital, Dr J.L. Joshi, for his alleged “misuse of powers and misconduct”.

Nanaksar limps back to normalcy
Compromise between rival groups
LUDHIANA, Oct 15 — After a week of tension, Nanaksar gurdwara, an ancient shrine, at Jagraon, about 45 km from here, appears to be limping back to normalcy with the rival groups arriving at a compromise for performing sewa and ardas.

A treasure trove of Rajasthani craft
LUDHIANA, Oct 15 — Chelsea Clinton went to Jodhpur to celebrate Holi. Even President Bill Clinton broke into an impromptu dance in the company of Rajasthani women in Nyla village. Rajasthan is on the itinerary of almost all foreign tourists for its sights palaces and it beautiful handicrafts.

CMC rejects chauvinist demand
LUDHIANA, Oct 15 — The governing body of the Christian Medical College and Hospital has rejected the demand of some chauvinistic elements seeking deletion of the name of Tara Devi from the private OPD of the college.


Boom time rare for mehndiwalas
MEHNDIWALAS in Ludhiana can be seen sitting outside shops that sell women’s things like cosmetics, clips, jewellery, bindis etc.

A painter of distinction
LUDHIANA, Oct 15 — Material progress is easily visible in the form of farms and factories. Cultural progress implies improvement in the quality of living. Universities, theatres, art galleries, fine-art clubs etc. form a city’s cultural profile.

MEHNDI TIME: Women in Ludhiana get mehndi applied on their hands on the eve of the Karva   Chauth festival. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Women in Ludhiana get mehndi applied on their hands on the eve of the Karva  Chauth festival.



‘Need to publicise India’s secular image’
LUDHIANA, Oct 15 — India’s secular charachter is not much known in the world and if the country has to fight menaces like cross-border terrorism, as practised by Pakistan, the secular image has to publicised more.

Congressmen finalise demonstration plan
LUDHIANA, Oct 15 — A meeting of the District Congress Committee (Urban) was held here today under the presidentship of Mr Surinder Dabar to finalise preparations for taking part in the demonstration against the Punjab Government in Chandigarh on October 17.Top

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