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Govt scraps bylaws amendment
Ludhiana, July 28
The state government has stayed the implementation of a May 2000 amendment in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Building Bylaws of 1997, withdrawing several relaxations that were given for regularising commercial buildings here. 

Education official sacrificed in ‘public’ interest
Ludhiana, July 28
Just imagine where is the merit list for the selection of teachers in the category of ETT (Elementary Teachers Training) and the JBT (Junior Basic Training) being finalised. Not in any of the offices of the Education Department, but at the residence of a senior minister in the Badal government.

Cong leader’s murder: ‘personal enmity
suspected motive’
Machhiwara (Ludhiana), July 28
It appears that Sukhdev Singh Manewal, a Congress leader whose body was found on the bank of a canal near here yesterday, was killed because of a personal enmity. Though the police has not ruled out the other possibilities, including political rivalry, evidence shows that Manewal’s troubled relationship with some of his relatives might have possibly led to the murder.



SHO sent to police lines
Ludhiana, July 28
The alleged case of forcible collection of funds from an employee of an octroi contractor by the Samrala police for the organisation of a football tournament took a new turn today when Inspector Arvind Puri, SHO, Samrala, who allegedly took Rs 10,000 from the complainant, was sent to the Police Lines in Ropar district.

No irregularity in Dean’s appointment: VC
Ludhiana, July 28
Refuting all allegations of misuse of norms while appointing Ms Manjit Sodhia, former Principal, Government College for Women, Ludhiana, as the Dean, College Development Council, Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the Guru Nanak Dev University, said that he had committed no violation of rules in the process.

Addl SHO shifted after dharna
Ludhiana, July 28
Mr Desraj Singh, Additional SHO, Division No. 5 police station, has been shifted to the Police Lines in the wake of allegations of favouring an accused. 
Angry city residents and some political activists.
Angry city residents and some political activists stage a dharna in front of the Division No 5 police station, Ludhiana, in protest against the registration of a case against a shopkeeper. RB

From plough to tanpura
Ludhiana, July 28
Once Akbar asked Tansen how he had become Tansen. The master musician replied: “Your Majesty, I was initiated into listening by an inner force. Good music made my ear more and more sensitive.



At the receiving end
T is the third generation that makes the scene. The old man has retired, the young man is in the thick of the battle and the grandson is coming into his own. With the passage of time, the roles undergo a change even further. 

Approval of road project a step towards development: RJD
Ludhiana, July 28
The Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Yuva Rashtriya Janata Dal have described the approval of elevated road project by the MC General House as a big step towards development of the mega city and a victory for the party.

Alcoholic Anonymous — kindles hope for alcoholics
Ludhiana, July 28
Not many may know it, but there is a forum that provides men and women a platform where they share their experiences, strengths and hopes to overcome alcoholism. 

Serving the humanity
Ludhiana, July 28
In a rare philanthropic gesture, a childless couple has sold their entire land to set up a charitable trust to ensure that their fortunes are not misused after their death. Today, Buta Singh and Gurdev Kaur are satisfied as they have been able to see their efforts bearing fruit during their lifetime.

Lok Jan Shakti to stage dharnas in Punjab
Ludhiana, July 28
The Lok Jan Shakti Party would organise protest dharnas at all district headquarters in Punjab in protest against anti-people policies of the state government from August 1 to 7, according to its district president, Mr Kartar Singh Patna.

Feeding your dog
HE elementary reality: the dog is best described as an omnivore, just like man. So a whole meat diet could be as overstraining for the kidneys of dog as for man and kill the dog quickly. So once your pup has reached the stage where you know that it will be able to relish, you have to be very careful as to the diet you put it on.



Relaxation in excise law sought
Ludhiana, July 28
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs to exempt owners of industrial units from adding 15 per cent to the sale value of products if these are sold to relatives or related undertakings, including common partners or directors.

Restructuring plan of knitwear industry
Ludhiana, July 28
The Knitwear Club, KNIDGRO and UNIDO organised a two-day interaction between Licensing Plus (India), a company dealing in licensing of international brands and characters for marketing and manufacturing, and knitwear manufacturers catering to high-end domestic market here. 

‘15 pc more tax and traders will be spared’
Ludhiana, July 28
Mr Parampal Singh, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, convened a meeting of the District Sales Tax Advisory Committee here. Several members of the committee and the other officials attended the meeting. Participants said many of urgent notices of the Sales Tax Department reached the public after much delay.



College of Agriculture Engineering offers new course
Ludhiana, July 28
The College of Agriculture Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, has mooted a proposal to include a new course of human-computer interface in postgraduate diploma in information technology offered by the college.

School lecturers to support ETT teachers’ stir
Ludhiana, July 28
The Government School Lecturers’ Union, Punjab, has decided to support the struggle of unemployed ETT teachers who were sitting on a fast unto death at Chandigarh to protest against the Punjab Government’s policy of not giving preference to them while filling about 7,200 posts in the primary schools of the state.

Students of Kundan Vidya Mandir make rangoli designs.

Rangoli, mehndi contests mark Teej at KVM
Ludhiana, July 28
Rangoli and mehndi competitions marked Teej and sawan celebrations at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, here today. 

Students of Kundan Vidya Mandir make rangoli designs during a contest to mark Teej in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
— photo Inderjit Verma

Heavy school bags irk parents
Ludhiana, July 28
Despite continuous efforts by teachers and principals of several schools to modernise education, the burden of heavy school bags has not been reduced. With increase in the total number of courses and an ever-expanding syllabii, the burden is more for students.

Students display skills in model making
Ludhiana, July 28
An inter-house model-making contest on history, geography, handicrafts, mathematics and science was organised at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here today.


Forum penalises BSNL
Ludhiana, July 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited to pay Rs 500 as compensation for deficiency in services to Ms Savita Kumar of Sector 39 on the Chandigarh Road here. The forum also ordered the BSNL to pay Rs 500 as cost of litigation to the consumer.



Adolescent awareness week
Ludhiana, July 28
With a view to spread awareness among the adolescents and their parents about the physiological and emotional changes taking place in their lives, the Indian Council of Paediatricians has decided to celebrate adolescent week from July 25 to July 31 and August 1 will be celebrated as the Teenager Day.



Basketball tourney from Aug 2
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 28
The Punjab State Basketball Championship (boys and girls) would be organised at Gobindgarh from August 2 to 5, 2001. To make arrangements for the event, a meeting of the organising committee was held here today under the chairmanship of Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner.

Swimming competition
Ludhiana, July 28
A two-day swimming competition for the members of the Lodhi Club and their dependents began at the clubs’ swimming pool this morning. Preliminary heats were conducted today and Finals would be held tomorrow.Top

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