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New twist to Pammian kidney case
Rights panel asks its ADGP to conduct probe
Ludhiana, December 31
Taking a serious note of the ‘one-sided’ inquiry conducted by the crime branch of the Punjab Police in the infamous Pammian kidney case, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has, in a rare order, directed its ADGP to personally investigate the case.

Sand mining banned, five booked
Khasi Kalan, December 31
Finally answering the SOS calls of residents of this village and virtually admitting that illegal sand mining was going on, the district administration today banned sand mining from this village, near here, and booked five persons for removing sand illegally from government and private land.

ADC told to look into Dalits’ protest
Machhiwara, December 31
Reacting to the news published in Ludhiana Tribune regarding the Machhiwara police’s excesses in dispossessing Dalits of the land they have held for the past 50 years in Powat village and implicating them in false cases of theft, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, directed the ADC(D), Mr Sumer Singh, to look into the matter.



PIMS asked to pay Rs 5 cr to university
Ludhiana, December 31
The Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr Y.S. Ratra has directed functionaries of the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences to immediately pay Rs 5 crore to Punjab Agricultural University in lieu of the land for the Sugarcane Research Station at Jalandhar.

Sharma approaches senior partymen
Ludhiana, December 31
The Secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Ashwani Sharma, is learnt to have taken up the issue of his “victimisation” with the senior party leaders who have advised him to meet the Chief Minister. Meanwhile, a number of Congress workers and leaders have condemned his detention by the police and alleged that it was being done to victimise him.

City hails Aggarwal’s elevation
Ludhiana, December 31
The Ludhianvis are proud of son of the soil Sudardhan Aggarwal, who has been appointed Governor of Uttaranchal. Mr Sudarshan Aggarwal comes from a well-known Aggarwal family of Mr Muni Lal Aggarwal, a known taxation lawyer.

Penaz MasaniPenaz Masani loves Ludhianvi hospitality
Ludhiana, December 31
She loves Ludhianvis for their hospitality, for their large-heartedness, their receptivity and appreciation of her singing. Penaz Masani, in an exclusive interview with Ludhiana Tribune today said: “Singing is my life. Without singing, I cannot survive. My latest album ‘Lakeerain’ is a big hit. The new gazal album is yet untitled but will come in the market in February, 2003. Though gazal singing is my forte, I have taken to pop singing too. Pop music reminds me of free fun-filled college days.”

In a rare gesture, the division no. 3 police has put up banners outside the police station wishing a happy and prosperous New Year to the city residents. It is the only police station in the city that has taken this step. 

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MC contractor assaulted
Ludhiana, December 31
A contractor for the MC works, Mr Harish Kumar, has alleged that he was beaten up by some fellow contractors in the MC office on Monday, who were upset over his offer for a particular work. 

Transporters meet CM
Ludhiana, December 31
A delegation of private bus operators of Punjab led by its president, Mr Fateh Singh Libra, met the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, at Chandigarh and apprised him of the problems being faced by them in the state. The bus operators demanded at least a “nominal hike” in bus fares. 

Slum development top priority
Ludhiana, December 31
The Municipal Corporation has drawn up an ambitious programme for area- specific development of slum areas and providing better amenities to weaker sections .

SEBI suspends LSE director
Ludhiana, December 31
The SEBI has suspended Mr D.P. Gandhi, a director of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange and LSE Securities, for a period of six months from January 1 for allegedly committing irregularities in the capital market.

Youth hit by scooter, dead



Cyclist killed in mishap
Ludhiana, December 31
Mr Mool Chand, 24, a resident of Beant Singh Nagar, who was admitted to the Civil Hospital on Sunday after he was injured by a Punjab Roadways bus near Transport Nagar, succumbed to his injuries late on Sunday night. The victim was going home on a cycle when the accident took place.

Foetus aborted in scuffle
Ludhiana, December 31
The foetus of a pregnant woman is feared aborted in a scuffle that took place on Sunday evening in New Anand Puri falling under the Salem Tabri police station.



Mushaira’s stress on teetotalism
Ludhiana, December 31
A mushaira was organised by Bazm’e Adab last night at Mini-Rose Garden here. A candle was lit to inaugurate the mushaira by counseller Gurdip Singh Neetu. The secretary of the Bazm’e, Gurdeep Singh, first invoked God’s blessings and then read out a couplet to dissuade people from drinking.


Vedic camp concludes
Ludhiana, December 31
The concluding programme of Vedic Karmayoga - 2002 (winter camp for girls) started with a performance of yoga asanas followed by speeches highlighting the true significance of Satyarth Prakash. A dance item by girl students of Class VIII on popular tunes Shara ra shara ra mein hook ek shara ra spell bound the audience. 

Participants at Vedic camp, BCM, on the concluding day in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — photo Pardeep Tewari



Hockey championship from today
Ludhiana, December 31
As many as 16 teams from all over the state and those from Punjab Agricultural University and Panjab University, Chandigarh, will vie for top honours in the Prithipal Singh Memorial Punjab State Senior Hockey Championship being organised by the District Hockey Association, Ludhiana, here on the astro turf ground of the PAU, which begins tomorrow. In the inaugural match of this five-day tournament, Amritsar will take on Ropar.Top

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