Tuesday, August 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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When celebrations ended in mourning
Prompt action could have saved lives
Sahnewal , August 26
A pall of gloom descended on this town today when six bodies of the yesterday’s tragic accident near Macchiwara were brought to their native place at Purana Bazaar here today. .

CBI continues to grill cops in Mukhija 
murder case
Ludhiana, August 26
The Ludhiana angle of the sensational murder case of congress leader Harmesh Kumar Mukhija, in which the prime accused Gurmukh Singh Kuku had allegedly claimed he was in the custody of the Sadar police here at the time of the murder in far away Moga, has again gained spotlight with the accused sticking to his statement even after his questioning by CBI sleuths for over a month.

PARAS AND MANI PARAS AND MANI: Two Royal Bengal Tiger cubs born at the Tiger Safari in Ludhiana with their mother Rita, on Monday. Tribune photo


‘Petrol pumps owned by Congmen’
Ludhiana, August 26
Apparently in order to counter the Congress demonstration scheduled to be held on August 28 against petrol pump allotments, the BJP leadership today came out with a list of 20 petrol pumps and gas agencies reportedly owned by various Congress leaders, workers or their relatives.

Two labourers drugged, robbed
Ludhiana, August 26
Two unidentified migrant labourers were drugged and robbed on board a train last night. They were admitted to the local Civil Hospital by some labourers late last night, who did not return today. 
Two migrant labourers lie unconscious in the Civil Hospital
Two migrant labourers lie unconscious in the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Tribune photo

Cong’s ‘anti-employee’ policies flayed
Ludhiana, August 26
Lambasting the Congress government in Punjab for persistently pursuing such policies that are detrimental to the interests of employees and other sections of society, the Punjab State Karamachari Dal has threatened to intensify the agitation.

Members of the Punjab State Karamchari Dal, Ludhiana, hold a rally in the city on Monday. 
— A Tribune photograph
Members of the Punjab State Karamchari Dal, Ludhiana, hold a rally in the city

Cong gears up for dharna
Ludhiana, August 26
Activists of the Congress party, led by Mr Harwinder Singh Hanspal, president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, will hold a dharna here on August 28 against “scams and scandals” of the NDA government at the Centre and the BJP, the leading constituent of the ruling coalition.

Concern over financial  health of PSEB
Ludhiana, August 26
A Zonal meet of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) employees has expressed serious concern over the financial status of the board. Other issues discussed were power sector reforms, reduction in transmission and distribution losses, curbing theft of energy, steps to improve consumer service, work culture and implementation of various circulars relating to junior engineers.

Ghumar Mandi traffic problem persists
Ludhiana, August 26
Notwithstanding the recent assurances by shopkeepers of Ghumar Mandi that they will not park their vehicles on the road, two main roads passing through this market remain choked during peak hours.

Consumers rue poor phone services
Amloh, August 26
Telecom services being provided here and the surrounding villages by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have become irksome. Consumers complain that they repeatedly visit telecom offices at Amloh and Mandi Gobindgarh but they have found no solution to their problems.

10,000 Thapar families to take part in mela
Ludhiana, August 26
As many as 10,000 Thapar families from all over India and abroad are likely to participate in the annual mela to pay homage to Baba Gajju ji Thapar. The mela is being held on September 7 in Gurdev Nagar by the Samadhi Shri Baba Gajju ji Thapar Biradari.

Poets discuss book
Ludhiana, August 26
The book ‘Warjana Ton Par’ written by Baldev Parwana was the subject of discussion by the Punjabi Sahitya Academy at Punjabi Bhavan. The discussion was part of the ongoing monthly discussions undertaken by members of the association to discuss a new book.

Police probe on in note case
Ludhiana, August 26
While there is immense interest in the media regarding the authenticity of the million-dollar note, the district police continues its slow probe into finding whether the note was genuine.


House burgled
Sahnewal, August 26
Robbers decamped with cash and jewellery from the house of a master and mistress of a government school. The couple, Mr Sher Singh and Ms Inderjit Kaur, had gone to the school and their children too were out when the incident took place. The robbers entered from the bathroom window and took away gold ornaments.



PCCTU flays state govt's policy
Ludhiana, August 26
A meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the PCCTU (an apex body of privately aided and unaided colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh) was held at GTB National College Dakha yes.

Teachers ‘getting  raw deal’
Ludhiana, August 26
The Punjab Non-Gazetted Employees Organisation (PNGEO) has charged the government with giving a raw deal to the teaching community. The teachers were not only being denied their rightful demands but were also being given non-teaching duties.

Class VII student invited for nature camp
Ahmedgarh, August 26
Dilshad Akhtar, a Class VII student of Government Senior Secondary School, Nathumajra, has been invited by the Centre for Environment Education for a two-day Nature Discovery Camp at Jim Corbet National Park. 

Declamation contest at  Khalsa College
Ludhiana, August 26
A declamation contest for both junior and senior sections of students of Khalsa College for Women was held on the college campus today. More than 20 students participated.




‘Female foeticide should be eliminated’
Ludhiana, August 26
“Female foeticide is a social evil that can be eliminated by women only. Whenever a woman goes in for such a thing, she has another woman in her background. It is either her mother-in-law, sister-in-law or somebody else. So we all have to get together and stand like a rock against this practice.”

Compulsory workshop on dentistry
Ludhiana, August 26
The dental wing of the state Health Department under its reorientation programme, organised a one-day compulsory workshop on orthodontics, prosthodontics and restorative dentistry here today.



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