Tuesday, March 13, 2001,
Chandigarh, India



FMD killed cattle, say PAU experts
Ludhiana, March 12
After visiting the affected villages, where milch and other cattle died recently, veterinary experts of Punjab Agricultural University here declared that it was the foot and mouth disease which had claimed the lives of livestock in Ghaloti and neighbouring villages in this district.

Labourer dies as roof wall gives way
Ludhiana, March 12
Jainendra Singh, a 19-year-old migrant from Bihar, was killed while two of his companions received injuries when they fell onto the concrete floor below from their first-storey residence in Jamalpur village on Saturday.

  • Dowry death

  • Bid to grab land

  • Business premises raided

  • Protesters demand youth’s arrest


  • Satta operator arrested


  • Case of fraud

  • Liquor seized

  • One killed



Income Tax Dept fixes 293 cr target
Ludhiana, March 12
The Income Tax Department has fixed Rs 293 crore as collection target in the Ludhiana range as compared to about Rs 220 crore target in the previous year. By the end of February, the department had already collected Rs 170 crore.

Punjab Board Class X, XII exams begin
Ludhiana, March 12
Thousands of students of Class X and XII appeared for their first annual examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board in nearly 336 centres here today. Of the total centres, nearly 29 were set up in colleges, 113 in private schools and 194 in government schools.

Dr Kande is IMA state president
Ludhiana, March 12
Dr O.P.S. Kande was elected state president of the Indian Medical Association during a recent election held at local IMA house in BRS Nagar. Dr Kande defeated his rival with a margin of over 52 votes.



Contractor alleges harassment by GM
Khamano, March 12
A contractor of Ranwan bus stand, near here, has alleged that he is being harassed by GM, Punjab Roadways. He stated that this bus stand was taken on contract by him in 1997.

Consumer protection week from March 15
Ludhiana, March 12
The Punjab Government will observe a ‘Consumer protection week’ all over the state from March 15 to March 24.

Congmen support PPCC chief on EVM issue
Ludhiana, March 12
The Congress and District Youth Congress activists have welcomed the ‘exposure’ of misusing the electronic voting machines to their advantage by the ruling SAD-BJP combine in successive byelections, held in Punjab.

A short lived wonder?
Ludhiana, March 12
Calibre Plaza, the city’s first air-conditioned market opposite Bhadaur House, was considered quite a wonder by the residents at the time of its completion about four years ago. For the townsfolk, it was another landmark in the history of the town.

The dining room of the designer house

Designer interiors
Ludhiana, March 12
Ludhiana people are said to be trendy and stylish. They want to be unique and ‘out of the world’ in not only their physical appearance but anything they possess. Their biggest possession are their homes. The new innovative designs in housing with inspiration from western tastes and styles are the latest craze among Ludhianvis now-a-days. 

MC meeting postponed
Khanna, March 12
The budget meeting of the local municipal council was postponed due to strong protest of opposition members here today.

Rally against Budget proposals
Khamano, March 12
The Joint Employees Coordination Committee, Khamano subdivision has decided to organise a rally against Budget proposals and other demands in front of PSEB office in Khamano on March 16.



No check on sale of uncovered food
Ludhiana, March 12
“A white shirt hanging in the vicinity of Clock Tower turns greyish by the evening. So what would happen inside our stomachs when we eat food being cooked and eaten in such crowded areas? Tell me any area or any market place where open food is not sold and people are not falling sick after eating such food.

  • Surgeon remakes skull

  • Discarded doors



‘Abolish excise duty on pesticides’
Ludhiana, March 11
The government should abolish 16 per cent excise duty on pesticides to help farmers. The Finance Minister’s decision to provide tax holiday to the food processing industry will not help farmers in any significant manner, except the big industrial groups, said Mr Ram Gopal Agarwal, Chairman, Dhanuka Pesticides Group.


Training course for teachers
Ludhiana March 12
A three-week faculty training programme on “Advances in agricultural machinery design”, organised by the Centre of Advanced Studies, Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Punjab Agricultural University, is underway.

Inter-varsity festival from March 16
Ludhiana, March 12
Nearly 30 management and technical colleges of Punjab will participate in Ehsaas-2001, an inter-varsity festival to be held at the Punjab College of Technical Education, from March 16.Top

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