Ludhiana roads or driver's
LUDHIANA, July 1 — For motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, journey on most of the town roads is not a pleasant experience. Bumper-to-bumper traffic, chaotic traffic conditions, dug out stretches of roads, haphazardly parked vehicles in busy markets and rampant encroachments on roads are a common sight. Barricades on road-dividers and speed breakers at several places defeat the purpose for which these have been constructed.
Pensioners seek justice
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Mr. B.R. Kaushal, President, Punjab State Pensioners Confederation, today regretted that many of the pensioners were facing loss to the extent of Rs 500 per month, in their pension due to the revised formula laid down by the Punjab Government.
‘Farmers deserve free power supply’
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Welcoming the Punjab Government’s move to continue free power supply to the farmers, Mr Sham Singh Harika, Adviser, Punjab Pradesh Kisan and Khet Mazdoor Dal, called upon the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to earmark power generated from the Bhakra Dam for agricultural use and that from the thermal plants for industrial and domestic use.
YC sends water
tankers for drought
LUDHIANA, July 1 — District Youth Congress President Pawan Diwan today flagged off two water tankers for Jodhpur in Rajasthan to assist in supply of drinking water to the drought affected people in that region.
Pharma unit MD talks to
LUDHIANA, July 1 — Care Vet Pharma is a Punjab-based fast-growing company making veterinary medicines, said Mr Pawittar Singh Grewal, Managing Director of the firm, while talking to the outgoing BVSc. batch at PAU Veterinary College. The company was founded about a decade ago.
PM urged to save animals
LUDHIANA, July 1 — The People For Animals (PFA) and the People For Ethical Treatment (PETA) an American Animal’s Rights Organisation, have urged the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to direct the Chief Ministers of all the states to take effective steps to end cruelty against animals.
A dialogue with the
“Good morning, the trio of martyrs,” I addressed the statues of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. “What is special about this morning”, asked Sukhdev gently. It set me thinking. “What do you mean by trio”, was queried by Rajguru. “And, how do you call us martyrs,” Bhagat Singh spoke in a firm and gentle voice.