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Re-laying of road violates code, say residents
Ludhiana, March 18
Laying pre-mix carpet on a part of the road leading to a shawl factory in Bhaura Colony here has sparked a controversy, with a section of residents charging the civic body with violation of the code of conduct. The municipal administration has claimed that the work has been carried out as a part of the ongoing road project in the area.

People’s help saves child
Ludhiana, March 18
Kamaljit, 10, who was successfully operated upon for a hole in the heart in the Sigma Newlife hospital here, was discharged today. A resident of Shimlapuri, Kamaljit, had to undergo surgery.

Kamaljit, before being discharged from the Sigma Newlife hospital, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Kamaljit, before being discharged from the Sigma Newlife hospital, Ludhiana


Bet area ignored, says Sharanjit
Ludhiana, March 18
The government has totally ignored the bet area, which unlike other places, has specific problems. The villagers are feeling ignored and feel that they are being discriminated against other parts of the state.

Man gets 1-year RI in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, March 18
The Judicial Magistrate, Mr Jasbir Singh, has sentenced Tarlok Singh of Arjan Nagar to undergo rigorous imprisonment of one year in a cheque bounce case. A fine of Rs 1,000 has also been imposed upon him. The accused had issued a cheque to his brother, but it was dishonoured.


Meeting on poll arrangements
Ludhiana, March 18
To ensure that the Lok Sabha elections are conducted in a free and fair manner, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of district election officer-cum- Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma here today.

Staff demand probe into SBI promotions
Ludhiana, March 18
Alleging favouritism, nepotism and misuse of power in the promotion of clerical staff to officer cadre (scale-I) in the State Bank of India (SBI), the Indian National Bank Employees Congress (INBEC) has called for a CBI inquiry into the scandal.

Parcels blocking way on platforms
Ludhiana, March 18
Parcels stacked at railway platforms here have been creating nuisance and inconvenience to passengers. At the Ludhiana railway station, where 106 trains stop daily, the problem seems to be the worst, particularly on platform one, from where most down -trains pass. It becomes difficult to walk as passengers have to negotiate the parcels and find way towards the train.

Parcels block the way at the railway platforms in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Parcels block the way at the railway platforms in Ludhiana

Chicken back at low price
Ludhiana, March 18
As the bird flu scare is over, chicken delicacies have started finding their place back on the dinning tables. Some restaurants have even hiked the prices of various delicacies following a rise in demand. A broiler is being sold for anything between Rs 75 to Rs 90 in and cooked chicken between Rs 100 to Rs 170. Eggs cost Rs 20 a dozen.

Residents savouring chicken delicacies in a hotel in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Residents savouring chicken delicacies in a hotel in Ludhiana

Prof Alexander MasovianusLove basis of all religions, says theologian
Ludhiana, March 18
Mr Alexander Masovianus, a visiting Professor of Punjabi University who was here to attend the golden jubilee celebrations of GGN Khalsa College, said that spiritually, all religions were the same.

At The Crossroads
Poet of love, peace and friendship
Kulwant JagraonW
hen a person embarks on the path of creative writing, he has no idea of his destination. He never makes a choice at any stage but is prompted to go ahead by the urge in him to express himself. A time comes when he looks back and takes stock of things. He is sometimes pleasantly surprised to see the corpus of his writings. At that time he wants to put the things in proper order for posterity.

Migrants could disturb social fibre, says assn
Ludhiana, March 18
The Ludhiana Welfare Association has expressed its concern over the increase in the migrant population here and other towns of Punjab with the apprehension that if not checked, it could disturb the social fibre.

Readers write
Stop cops from harassing people
had applied for a passport and the papers were sent from the SSP’s office to Basti Jodhewal police station for verification vide no. 11109-ssp dated 15.11.2003. These documents were entered at No. 1561 in PS Basti Jodhewal register.


Three satta operators held
Ludhiana, March 18
Three satta operators, including Chaman Lal, alias Cheema, an alleged don of satta operators of the city who operates from the Cheema chowk, were arrested by the police and booked under the Gambling Act yesterday.


Zipper brand to be launched
Ludhiana, March 18
The Managing Director of Ansun Multitech India Ltd, Mr Sunil Monga, today said they had joined hands with East Dragon Zippers, one of the largest ISO-9002 certified manufacturers and exporters of zippers from Taiwan, to provide world class zippers under the brand name of Ansun YCC Zippers.

WLL introduced in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, March 18
Mr G.M. Julfa, General Manager (Telephones), Ludhiana inaugurated the wireless in local loop (WLL) system here. He congratulated the DGM, Dinesh Garg, DTO and SDO along with the Telecom staff as the system was the first to be introduced at Jagraon in Punjab. He said about 1,000 connections would be given under the system, especially in the areas where telephone lines had not yet been installed.

LG may hike AC prices
Ludhiana, March 18
LG Electronics is likely to raise the prices of air-conditioners (ACs) by about 5 per cent. Stating this here yesterday, the Managing Director of LG Electronics India, Mr Kwang Ro Kim, said it was being done due to the increase in the prices of steel and copper.

Petroleum consumers’ meeting on March 25



Conference on business challenges
Ludhiana, March 18
Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) will organise its first conference on ‘Managing challenges of change and innovation in Indian business’ on its premises tomorrow.

From Colleges
Students given college colours

Ludhiana, March 18
As many as 750 students of GCB college received roll of honour and college Colours at the annual convocation held in the Sahir Auditorium of the College here today.  The following students received prizes.

Graduates of Government College for Boys receive their degrees in Ludhiana on  Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Graduates of Government College for Boys receive their degrees

R. C. Sharma is teachers’ body chief again
Ludhiana, March 18
Dr R.C. Sharma has been re-elected president of the Arya College Teachers Unit here. He took over at the general house meeting of the unit today and thanked the general house.

Teachers make models
Ludhiana, March 18
A five-day teaching learning material workshop was held at DIET under the Education for All (EFA) project for the primary and elementary schools of this district.

Farewell party at Small Wonders
Ludhiana, March 18
Children at Small Wonders Nursery School, Civil Lines, had a farewell party on the school campus which was decorated with balloons and bunting. Games were arranged for the kids and all children were given gifts. They also sang songs and recited poems, besides presenting a fashion show.
Children at a farewell party at Small Wonders Nursery School in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by IV
Children at a farewell party at Small Wonders Nursery School in Ludhiana



Cosmetic surgery at CMCH made easy on purse
Ludhiana, March 18
Dr Emy Alexander, acting Head of the Department of Dermatology, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), has said people are getting more conscious of their physical appearances and get carried away with advertisements easily. “It is not that cosmetological treatments performed in parlours are not correct, but these require the expertise of a specialist.

57 tubectomy operations performed
Ludhiana, March 18
As many as 57 labroscopic tubectomy operations were performed at a family welfare camp at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital here today. The camp was organised by the Health Department.

Health quiz for women
Ludhiana, March 18
To educate women about health issues, the manufacturers of Ricela organised a health and fitness contest at a women’s club here yesterday. There were three teams named Fitness, Health and Energy having three members each. The rounds of quiz involved questions relating to general health, heart and cooking oil.

350 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, March 18
CMC Hospital with the cooperation of the Medical and Social Welfare Society, Kila Raipur, had organised a medical camp for persons suffering from ENT, eyes, dental, cordiac and skin diseases at Kila Raipur recently.


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