Wednesday, November 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Suicide or triple murder?
Were mother, daughter killed before being burnt?
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — The mysterious death of a pregnant woman and her eight-month-old baby at the residence of her husband in New Janakpuri here on October 28 has turned out to be a case of triple murder for dowry.

Rs 2 lakh looted at gunpoint
KHANNA, Oct 31 — Red alert was sounded in Khanna after three car-borne youths looted Rs 2 lakh at gunpoint from near the Oriental Bank of Commerce on the GT Road here this morning.

Rail traffic remains suspended
JAGRAON, Oct 31 — Rail traffic remained blocked for the fourth day today on the Jagraon-Moga line with the farmers sitting on an indefinite dharna at Ajitwal railway station since October 28.

Decline in defence supplies hits SSI units
LUDHIANA, Oct 31— Scores of small scale industrial units in Ludhiana have either been closed down or are on the verge of closure with the steep fall in the supplies to defence services.




‘High interest rates hitting Punjab economy’
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — The economy of Punjab is facing an ironical situation. On the one hand, the savings in the banks and small saving schemes are increasing every year, on the other hand, sufficient demand for credit is not picking up.

Quackery thrives as govt keeps eyes shut
LUDHIANA, Oct 31— Thousands of quacks are doing good business in different parts of Punjab with the government keeping its eyes closed. 

The night was scorning at darkness and refusing to get dark as the sky was set ablaze to mark the Divali celebrations. The night was not only devoid of darkness but also without the usual calm and quiet with crackers being burst for the entire night. Ludhianvis have their own style which they never shy away from exhibiting.


Brides-to-be can economise
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — Girls have always been crazy about their wedding dresses. If they find a particular dress appealing, they just coax and cajole their parents into buying one for them.

No action against Jagir Kaur, says Vedanti
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — The Head Priest of akal Takht, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, has ruled out any immediate action against the SGPC President, Bibi Jagir Kaur, who has been booked by the CBI in the case of the death of her daughter, Harpreet Kaur.

Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — Activists of the Congress and its youth wing paid tributes to Indira Gandhi in various functions organised here today on her 16th death anniversary.

City gardens cry for attention
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — Shrivelled trees, broken benches, unkempt grass — Gol Bagh that is adjacent to Rakh Bagh presents an ugly view of gardens in Ludhiana.

Young docs face uphill task
Deepak and Ashwani were batchmates in the MBBS course. After completing the course, Deepak qualified UCMLE and went to the USA for a three- year residency programme. During residency itself he was getting an annual stipend of about $ 25,000 to $ 30,000 and could live a fairly good life.

Flowers — the loveliest creation of God
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — Flowers speak the language of love. The sheer variety, the fabulous range of colours, the unique formation and pattern of flowers can only be created by the supreme artist — Nature. 

Need to arrest decline of soil organic matter
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — ‘‘Arresting the decline of soil organic matter is the most potent weapon in fighting against soil degradation and imperiled sustainability of agriculture in tropical regions, particularly those under the influence of arid, semi-arid and sub-humid climate. 



Man found murdered
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — An 85-year-old man was found strangled at his residence in Parbhat Nagar here this morning.


Vigilance awareness week in PNB
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — Employees of the Punjab National Bank commenced observance of a Vigilance Awareness Week in all its branches in the district,from today.



Asgandh: nature’s tonic for the nerves
Asgandh, also known as ashwagandha and withania somnifera is a well-known ayurvedic medicine. Its a one to two feet high branching plant which grows wildly in the drier parts of the Indian sub-continent. 



Khalsa School girls do well
LUDHIANA, Oct 31 — Girls of Khalsa School stole the limelight in the Ludhiana Zone I Inter-School Athletics Meet in Sanatam Dharam Pracharak Women’s College.Top


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