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Protest continues against illegal sand mining
Ludhiana, October 31
Residents of Kadian and neighbouring villagers continued their protest here today against the inaction of administration against the illegal sand mining from the Sutlej riverbed.
Residents of Kadian village continue protest against illegal sand mining
Residents of Kadian village continue protest against illegal sand mining from the Sutlej bed. —A file photo 

Docs for stringent kidney transplant laws
Ludhiana, October 31
In the backdrop of the infamous kidney racket, doctors of the CMC say that taking kidney from donors instead of relatives is not a wise step, as records reveal that kidney transplant cases wherein the organ was donated by a close relative were more successful than where a professional donor was involved.Kidney is one of the most transplanted organs around the world, as humans have got two kidneys and one can lead a normal life with one kidney.




‘We shall not be blackmailed’
500 doctors hold protest rally
Ludhiana, October 31
Over 500 doctors in the city held a protest rally here today to demand the arrest of those responsible for blackmailing a local doctor couple and ransacking their house. The bandh call was given by the local unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

The doctors in the city during the protest rally.—Photo by Rajesh Bhambi.
The doctors in the city during the protest rally

Man waits for 13 yrs to seek revenge
Ahmedgarh, October 31
A man waited 13 years to get his revenge and murdered another person. Avtar Singh of Dolan Kalan allegedly murdered Harnek Singh (40) of Jagera village on October 22 to seek hi revenge.
The reason behind the enmity goes back to 1988 when Avtar Singh had injured Harnek Singh and was sentenced to three years’ jail term following a case registered under Section 307 at police station, Ahmedgarh.

College’s help to patient
Ludhiana, October 31
In response to an appeal by the members of Public Cause, a forum voicing common problems of people and focusing public attention on various ills plaguing the society, to save a human life suffering from infection endocarditis in aortic valve currently undergoing treatment at Hero DMC Heart Institute, the Principal, staff and students of the D.D. Jain Memorial College for Women has donated a sum of Rs 11,932.


Congress and Youth Congress activists pay tributes to Indira Gandhi to mark her 17th martyrdom day
Congress and Youth Congress activists pay tributes to Indira Gandhi to mark her 17th martyrdom day, at a function at Abdullapur Basti in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Cong, YC men pay tributes to Indira Gandhi
Ludhiana, October 31
The Youth Congress activists observed the 17th martyrdom day of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as ‘prerna diwas’ (inspiration day) and paid tributes to her at several functions, held in the city today.
Speaking at a party function at New Shivpuri, the district Youth Congress (Urban) president, Mr Parminder Mehta, exhorted the youth to take inspiration from the dedication and the patriotism spirit of Mrs Gandhi and come forward to serve society and nation to the best of their abilities.

‘Condemn Operation Bluestar’
Ludhiana, October 31
Shiromani Akali Dal legislator from the Ludhiana West assembly segment Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal has asked the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to use his good offices for adoption of a resolution, condemning Operation Blue Star and massacre of thousands of Sikhs, including women and children, at several places in the country in November, 1984, on the opening day of the meeting of National Executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Amritsar on November 2.

Please-all policy ‘posts’ Congress nowhere
Ludhiana, October 31
Scramble for posts in political parties is nothing new and Congress is no exception in this regard, but the method devised by the head of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), Capt Amarinder Singh, to ease the pressure on him for distributing party posts is rather unique.

Dalits being ignored: Cong
Ludhiana, October 31
The Chairman of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe Cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Mohinder Singh Kalyan, today said that his party had always taken the Dalits seriously. He claimed that this section of society had always remained loyal to the party and the party had also, in turn, acknowledged its support.

Cookery contest at VLCC
Ludhiana, October 31
A cookery contest was organised by the VLCC to add new colours to the festive season. About 17 ladies presented over 20 innovative recipes. The emphasis was mainly on sweet dishes. A variety of Indian as well as continental dishes, like dhokla, phirni, queen’s pinni, green tauphat and chinese cutlets were displayed.

Panthic Morcha to organise Akali conference
Ludhiana, October 31
The Panthic Morcha would organise an All India Akali conference here on December 2 to mobilise the people of the state against the SAD-BJP government and the Congress party.
Stating this today, Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, convener of the Panthic Morcha, said that preparations for the conference had started and a meeting of the senior leaders of the party was held here. 

Karva Chauth celebrations by women’s panel
Ludhiana, October 31
The GEM India Women Welfare Council celebrated Karva Chauth in a different way here yesterday.
Ms Avinash Kaur Walia, spokesperson of the club, in a press release said that the festival was celebrated with some difference. 

Shobha yatra held
Ludhiana, October 31
A shobha yatra to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Valmiki was taken out here today with all the religious fervour and zeal.
The shobha yatra, which started from Daresi Grounds, covered almost all parts of the old city, including Chowk Division 3, Chaura Bazar and CMC Road before culminating at Chowk Ghanta Ghar.

Landlords demand notification on rent Bill
Ludhiana, October 31
The Ludhiana House Owners Association (LHWA) in a press note issued here today, alleged that the state government had been delaying the issuing of notification of the Punjab Rent Bill 1995 under the pressure of the ruling BJP.

Photo I-cards from November 3
Ludhiana, October 31
The electorate in the Ludhiana East assembly segment would be able to get themselves photographed for issuance of voters identity cards from November 3 and the detailed programme for polling station-wise photo sessions would be announced in a day or so, according to Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner.



War jacks up prices of dry fruits
Ludhiana, October 31
As a result of the US attack on Afghanistan, the prices of dry fruits and assafoetida (heeng) have skyrocketed as consignments from Afghanistan have not been arriving here. The trade of dry fruits like raisins, almonds and dried apricots, besides ‘heeng’, has been affected due to the war.



Students display art and science models
Ludhiana, October 31
An art and craft and science exhibition was organised by the students of Atam Public Senior Secondary School here today. Over 200 working and non-working models were exhibited by the students of Class I to Class XII. The main attraction of the exhibition was a ‘bhoot bangla’ in which a school hall was converted into a dark haunted house. 

Contests mark end of science fair
Ludhiana, October 31
Students of over 35 schools participated in a science fair organised by the District Education Department that concluded in Sanatan Vidya Mandir here today. On the occasion, a science exhibition, a chart-making contest, a quiz contest, a teaching aids contest and an extempore-speech contest were held.

Prize-winning students of a speech contest held at Green Land Senior Secondary School to mark Vigilance Awareness Week in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Prize-winning students of a speech contest

Students observe Vigilance Awareness Week
Ludhiana, October 31
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School organised an inter-house declamation contest to mark the beginning of Vigilance Awareness Week here today.
The students spoke on various topics, including “Have the will to fight corruption”, “Daring soul to achieve your aim”, “Follow the path of righteousness, no matter what the world says”, “Dishonesty is never impulsive” and “He who loses honesty has nothing else to lose”.


Forum slaps penalty on transport firm
Ludhiana, October 31
In an ex parte judgement, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the M/s Gati Cargo Management Services and M/s Gati Corporation Limited to pay Rs 62,750 as cost of goods booked for transportation to the complainant, Ms Samrat Textiles, Shivala Road, Ludhiana. The forum has also directed the respondents to pay interest on the amount at the rate of 15 per cent per annum from April 1, 2000 till actual payment.


Busy time for mehndi artists
Ludhiana, October 31
Its busy time for mehndi artists in the city as the festival of Indian women, ‘Karva Chauth’ is near. Persons mastering the art of tattooing and mehndi are booking hundreds of orders daily in the city. Be it the leading beauticians of the city or the roadside mehndiwalas, city women are approaching them to get the best of mehndi design on their hands on the eve of Karva Chauth.



CJM deputes Duty Magistrates
Ludhiana, October 31
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ludhiana, Mr Arunvir Vashishta, has deputed the Duty Magistrates in Khanna, Samrala, Jagraon and Ludhiana for the month of November, 2001.
As per the duty roaster issued by CJM, Ludhiana, yesterday, Mr Sanjay Agnihotri, JMIC, Ludhiana will also work as Duty Magistrate from November 1 to 4 apart from the regular work.


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