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MC clears projects worth Rs 10 crore
Ludhiana, October 9
The Municipal Corporation has cleared several development projects, including those for resurfacing of roads and streets, laying of sewer and storm water pipes, development and renovation of parks and providing street lights worth around Rs 6 crore in the city localities. In addition, a sum of Rs 4.13 crore was provided to sustain 201 mohalla sanitation committees for a period of one year.

City awaits appointment of Commissioner
Ludhiana, October 9
Ludhiana still awaits the appointment of a regular Municipal Commissioner even after the former Commissioner, Dr S.S. Sandhu, has been appointed as Managing Director, Punjab State Electronic Development Corporation. While there was uncertainty so far, with some reports even suggesting the return of the controversial Commissioner to Ludhiana, the government is learnt to be looking for his replacement after it finally decided not to take any decision which may once again lead to acrimony.

Wanted cop moving around freely
Ludhiana, October 9
In a blatant case of police inaction, a suspended police Inspector, against whom arrest warrants were issued by a district court in December last year and reissued several times later on as well, is not only moving freely but is even residing in a police colony in this city.





PAU awaits grant for National Games
Ludhiana, October 9
With just a month remaining for the arrival of various teams for the National Games, the preparation of their comfortable stay in different hostels in Punjab Agricultural University has been hit allegedly due to the non-payment of the requisite grant of over Rs 13 lakh by the state government through the district administration.

War on terrorism death warrant for LSE?
Ludhiana, October 9
Brokers and investors at the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) are not surprised at the attacks on Afghanistan, but they fear that in case there is a war, it will affect the share market.

‘Bir’ burning issue
Widespread condemnation of sacrilegious acts
Ludhiana, October 9
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee chief, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, today reiterated his stand that the issue of burning of ‘Birs’ and the relationship of various leaders of different political parties should be handled with care and by rising above party considerations.

Worshiping false heroes. This has become true of some media organisations which have been vying with each other in idolising an ordinary bureaucrat who was replaced over a controversial decision. About 10 days have passed since the officer was transferred out of Ludhiana, after widespread protests across the city.
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  • Shirking work

  • Poor vocabulary

  • Oh God!

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Transport staff seek inquiry
Ludhiana, October 9
The Pepsu Road Transport Employees Union has blamed the management of the Ludhiana depot for the decline in profits of the depot during the past one year. At a meeting held here recently, the Indian National Trade Union Congress discussed the causes of the poor performance. The union has urged the government to transfer the General Manager and order an inquiry into the ‘corrupt’ dealings of the management.

Students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, watch a demonstration of cannons used by the Army, at a career counselling session held on Tuesday. Exhibition of Army equipment
Ludhiana, October 9
Career counselling cell of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, in association with the 45 AD Regiment, organised a talk show and an exhibition of Army equipments here today.

Students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, watch a demonstration of cannons used by the Army, at a career counselling session held on Tuesday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

BSNL employees to stage dharna


Police looking for absconding driver
Ludhiana, October 9
The local police is looking for the driver of the truck (PB 03H-2536) who reportedly hit a man near the bus-stop chowk yesterday and fled the scene. The victim was rushed to the Civil hospital who succumbed to his injuries there. The victim is yet to be identified.


Seven-day working at PNB branch
Ludhiana, October 9
The Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar branch of Punjab National Bank started seven-day working from yesterday. At a function held here yesterday, Mr P.N. Khurana, general manager (Punjab zone), declared the launch of seven-day working at the branch.


‘Need to cut down cost of farm production’
Ludhiana, October 9
‘‘We should prepare ourselves to meet global challenges by reducing input costs and enhancing the quality of the farm produce’’. This was emphasised by Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, Agriculture Minister, Punjab, while inaugurating a District- Level Farmers’ Training Camp, organised by the Department of Agriculture, Punjab, at Hambran Focal Point here today.


12 colleges take part in debate
Ludhiana, October 9
The Industrial Pollution Control Committee, a wing of the Ludhiana Citizens’ Health Council, organised an inter-college debate on ‘Slums: The product of modernisation’ at the Devki Devi Jan College of Education for Women, Kidwai Nagar, here today.


Bad presentation mars good effort
Ludhiana, October 9
A scene from the play ‘Kuknus Marda Nahin’, staged by the Ludhiana Kala Manch at the auditorium of the Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Monday.The staging of Dr S.N. Sewak’s Punjabi play ‘Kuknus Marda Nahin’ by the Ludhiana Kala Manch at the auditorium of the Government College for Women here last evening was an attempt to revive theatre, but poor organisation and lack of good sound and light effects marred the play. It started an hour and a half late.

A scene from the play ‘Kuknus Marda Nahin’, staged by the Ludhiana Kala Manch at the auditorium of the Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Monday.

Mazhar, Jawaad give musical treat
Mazhar Ali Khan and Jawaad Ali Khan perform at BVM in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, October 9
The students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir had a unique chance of listening to the classical rendition of raag Bhairav and raag Des this morning by the talented young grandsons of Padma Bhushan Ustaad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, doyen of the Patiala gharana and one of this century’s greatest vocalists. They performed today under Virasat-2001 organised by SPIC-MACAY.

Mazhar Ali Khan and Jawaad Ali Khan perform at BVM in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

225 participate in contests
Ludhiana, October 9
Nearly 225 girls participated in glass and fabric painting contests organised at the Param Institute of Art and Craft, Ranjit Nagar, here last evening.


DMCH doctors honoured
Ludhiana, October 9
Dr Alka Dogra, Chief of the Dermatology Department at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, and Dr Sunil Gupta, Reader in the Dermatology Department of the DMCH, have been honoured for spreading awareness on HIV and AIDS among the masses and doctors by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, at the national conference on HIV and AIDS, organised in Amritsar on October 6.


Fine batting by Charandeep, Amarpal
Ludhiana, October 9
Sargodha National Public School scored a convincing five-wicket victory over SAN Jain Senior Secondary School to register their second win in the Parle-G PCA Cricket Tournament (u-16) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association on the Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, campus here today. This was the second defeat of SAN Jain Senior Secondary School.

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Special scheme for rural funds mooted
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 9
To bring about intensive development in the villages of the state, the government has decided to provide funds as per the requirements submitted by the Panchayats under a special integrated rural development programme.

Recruitment rally

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