ransom soughtLudhiana, December 24
The Koom Kalan police yesterday registered a case under sections 364-A and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Mr. Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Chaunta village, against two unknown scooter-borne youths.
Fake VCDs, DVDs seizedLudhiana, December 24
The police here today seized over 10,000 VCDs, DVDs and audio discs from three shops at Bhadaur House. The CDs were alleged to be fake and duplicate. Three persons have also been arrested in this connection.
units cry for reliefLudhiana, December 24
Thousands of small and tiny industrial units in the industrial hub of Punjab are facing many problems and struggling to survive. They have urged the government to initiate remedial measures, failing which, they say the economy of the state will suffer an irreparable damage.
|Manufacturers make hay while the sun plays hide and seek
Ludhiana, December 24
Continuous cold wave that has engulfed the entire north has brought cheer to thousands of hosiery manufacturers in Ludhiana. It is not only the severe cold this time, but the increased duration of the winter which has increased hosiery sales. If hosiery manufacturers are to be believed it is after a decade that such a prosperous season has come.
|With an increase in demand, workers put in extra hours during the night to give finishing touches to hosiery products.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Seminar on insurance protection to medical professionals
Ludhiana, December 24
National Insurance Company Limited, the second largest General Insurance Company in India organised a seminar for the Indian Medical Association, Ludhiana, on the subject “Insurance protection available to medical professionals, nursing homes, hospitals, diagnostic centres, technicians, nursing staff and other paramedical staff’” here.
Hotel industry opposes move on tariff hikeLudhiana, December 24
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab has criticised the proposed hike of 33 per cent in power tariff made by Punjab State Electricity Board.
In a statement, Mr N.S. Nanda, president of the association said the hotel industry would be adversely affected with this hike and it would be quite unjustified.
Corporation Bank, IndusInd Bank
tie-up over ATM Ludhiana, December 24
Corporation Bank, a premier Government of India enterprise, and IndusInd Bank Limited, the first new generation private sector bank have signed an agreement facilitating mutual sharing of their automative teller machine network.
Dry cleaners oppose service taxLudhiana, December 24
The Punjab Dry Cleaners and Dyers Association has opposed service tax, imposed by the union government, saying that it was adversely affecting the viability of the trade.