Saturday, October 28, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



One bomb was defused by cops, says passenger
Train blast victims in city hospitals
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — A deafening sound, breaking of glass, atmosphere being engulfed by a dark smoke and screaming of people. Then there was a deadly silence and an uneasy calm. This is how the survivors of the Bathinda-Rewari passenger train bomb blast, who are admitted in two local hospitals here, described the incident.

1 dead, 100 injured on Divali
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — While Divali is a festival of joy for many of us, it proved to be a nightmare for more than 100 children and residents of the city, as an 11-year-old boy Anshu fell victim to crackers in the Sham Nagar locality, near general bus stand, last evening.

Divali celebrated with traditional fervour
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — The festival of lights was celebrated with traditional fervour by the city residents. The slump in business and the paddy fiasco failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the Ludhianvis. Divali is the festival that is celebrated by all the people irrespective of their religious affiliations.

Residents fear break out of diseases
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — The claims of the civic body to have improved the sanitation level in the city through sanitation committees with active public participation and partial privatisation, notwithstanding, residents of many localities continue to live in pathetic conditions.



Industrialists honoured on Vishwakarma Day
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — Rich tributes were paid to Lord Vishvakarma on his birthday, which was observed with gaiety and fervour in the city today. 

“Common walls between two houses should
  be preferred”
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — The construction of separate walls between two houses is a sheer wastage of space and money. Studies show that separate walls are constructed at an average width of 30 feet.



Air pollution and respiratory diseases 
ith the ever prevalent high intensity air pollution in Ludhiana, its population is now falling victim to a variety of respiratory problems.

A woman of enterprise and talent
OCT 27 — Shui Nuii Chiu or Sue a qualified Chinese hair dresser married into a local Chinese family, took over the reins of the first beauty parlour in the city from her in-laws after her marriage in 1987 and has been running it very efficiently and successfully ever since then.

Divorce no more a taboo

LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — Ludhiana is becoming the ‘divorce capital’ of Punjab. “When I started practising law 22 years ago, divorce cases were rare.

Cinema halls witness unusual rush
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — After celebrating Divali, watching the much-awaited movies, Mohabbatein and Mission Kashmir, seemed to be the favourite means of entertainment for several Ludhianvis as the theatres where these were released today were packed to their capacity in all four shows.

he city, looked like fairy land with lights covering houses, schools, gurdwaras, and temples on Divali sight. All its ugliness was cloaked by magical lamps.

Raya and sarson not harmful to wheat yield



17 held for gambling
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — The police has arrested 17 persons and recovered Rs 14,710 from them in five separate cases in the past 24 hours.


Sweatshirts in, sweaters out
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — Sweaters seem to be on the way out with people opting for sweatshirts and jackets. A random survey of the market by Ludhiana Tribune revealed that with the declining demand for sweaters manufacturers have been focussing more on jackets and sweatshirts.



Nirmal Sidhu — Punjabi pop’s rising star
eh shishe ka dil
 Dheere dheere nazren milein

This song sung by Nirmal Sidhu and produced by Zee Music rocketed him to the top. But a long hard struggle was behind this journey to the top.


Yeoman service to the needy
LUDHIANA, Oct 27 — Nishkam Seva Ashram ounded in 1975 has been doing yeoman service to the needy. Located in Daad village on Pakhowal Road, the ashram was intended to look after abandoned aged people, but later, it diversified its activities to take care of the downtrodden and destitues.



Inter-district table tennis championship
KHANNA, Oct 27 — The Inter-District Punjab Open Table Tennis Championship, held in the memory of Principal Nand Lal Kalra, started at the indoor stadium of the local Hindi Putri Pathshala, today.Top

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