Sunday, October 29, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Health, education need of hour: Advani
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — It was VIPs’ galore in the city as the Union Home Minister, Mr Lal Krishan Advani, was on a brief visit to lay the foundation stone of a state of the art ‘Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospital’ here today.

Union Home Minister L. K. Advani along with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Namdhari chief Baba Jagjit Singh at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Satguur Baba Partap Singh Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi  Union Home Minister L. K. Advani along with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Namdhari chief Baba Jagjit Singh at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Satguur Baba Partap Singh Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Paddy growers still being exploited: Mann
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today alleged that the exploitation of paddy farmers was still continuing and the so called Rs 350-crore package announced by the Union Government had failed to ameliorate the suffering of the farmers.


2 more dengue deaths reported in city
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — With two more suspected dengue deaths reported from a private hospital, the toll has reached to five. Besides the number of patients suffering from the disease reached 199, with 26 fresh cases reported today from different hospitals.

Farooq confident of getting autonomy
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — While reiterating that he had no objection to the Government of India talking to anyone in Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, today asserted that the autonomy was the only solution to the problem.

Woman commits suicide
KHAMANO, Oct 28 — A young woman, Kuldip Kaur, reportedly committed suicide after some quarrel at home at Bilaspur village, near here, last night.

Gender bias persists among parents
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — Talking to a number of parents from different classes of society, it became apparent that gender bias persists in our society. Most of the mothers have a preference for their sons and love for them surpasses their love for their daughters.

Valmiki Sabha threatens action
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — Ms Suman Devi, vice-president of the womens’ wing of Valmiki Sabha, Ludhiana has condemned the city police for brutally beating a Scheduled Caste youth that led to his death.

Killing in the name of religion
he great bard, he had been composing his masterpieces in this age, would have compared our world with the theatre of the absurd. More than half a century ago, Pakistan came into existence on the basis of the two-nation theory.


Youth held in molestation case
KHANNA, Oct 28 — The Khanna police has arrested Ravinder Kumar Kalia, on the charge of molesting a school girl. Giving details of the incident, the victim said while going to school on October 2 she was molested by two youths who threatened to kill her and her father if she told anyone about the incident.

Import of palm oil flayed
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — The policies of liberal import of palm oil without any consideration for the quality of oil or the interests of farmers and the oil expellers have hit the industry of oil expelling machinery like other small-scale industries of the country.


Students present Vallabh darbar
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — To mark the 131st birth anniversary of Jain Acharya Vijay Vallabh Surishwar Ji Maharaj, a vallabh darbar was organised at Shri Atma Nand Jain Senior Secondary School, Daresi Road, here today.

City tops in number of lawyers
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — Ludhiana is at the top of all the law Bar districts in Punjab. We have the maximum number of lawyers (around 2000) in the district out of which, about 1500 are actively practicing law. Only 30 of these practicing lawyers are women, that configures to 2.1 per cent.


Mental health day at CMC
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — “The challenging task before medical institutions is to educate people at large regarding the mounting depression of stressful life. Many patients with symptoms of heart disease especially women have normal hearts but are suffering from depressions.

Alternative system of medicines: homoeopathy
eeru was suffering from chronic arthritis for the past 10 years. Winter months were specially painful; she could hardly lift a fork with her hands. Neeru tried many remedies but to no avail. One of her relatives suggested her to try homoeopathy.

Haematology meet from Nov 3
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — The Department of Pathology of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), in association with the Medical Council of India, the University of British Columbia (Canada), American Association of Physicians from India and the Association of Indian Pathologists in North America will host a three-day long 4th international CME in haematology and transfusion medicine from November 3 to 5.

Seminar on drug de-addiction
LUDHIANA, Oct 28 — A seminar on acupuncture and drug de-addiction was organised by Dr D.N. Kotnis Hospital here today. Mr K.S. Kainth, Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, presided over the function.



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