Thursday, November 29, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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MC staff up in arms against irregular promotions
Authorities warned of agitation
Ludhiana, November 28
Municipal Corporation employees here are up in arms against what they term as out-of-turn promotions and direct recruitments at the instance of certain senior bureaucrats and ruling party functionaries.

Forum penalises ISP dealer
Ludhiana, November 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed SAB Infotech Limited, Bharat Nagar Exchange, Ludhiana, to pay Rs 10,000 on account of deficiency in services to Mr Barjinder Singh Kochhar, a resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar.
XXXI National Games, Punjab-2001

Arrangements for closing ceremony finalised
Ludhiana, November 28
All arrangements for the closing ceremony of the 31st National Games on December 1 have been completed. Stating this here today, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S K Sandhu, who is also Chairman of the Regional Committee, National Games, said that the closing ceremony would start at 4.30 in the evening.





Rehearsals on for closing ceremony of National Games 
Ludhiana, November 28
With just three days left for the 31st National Games to conclude, rehearsals for the closing ceremony have begun in full swing at the Guru Nanak Stadium, now that all athletics events are all over.

Girls decked up to carry medals for the victory ceremonies for winners of various events of the National Games. — Photo RB

‘Entertainment missing’ at National Games
Ludhiana, November 28
The National Games have certainly helped the state to bring thousands of guests here, who are more or less satisfied with the arrangement of games. However, a number of them are feeling bored due to inadequate entertainment arrangements.

Decorations for Games to be utilised afterwards
Ludhiana, November 28
Many will be wondering what will happen to the pretty decorations at the main entrance of Guru Nanak Stadium and at the reception area that has been set up to receive the participants of the National Games.
The beautifully decorated entrance of the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium, Ludhiana. —IV

Child kidnapper  gets 10-yr RI
Ludhiana, November 28
A abductor of an one and half year old child has been convicted and sentenced to undergo 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment. The course has also imposed a fine of Rs 1,500 upon the accused.


Tohra loyalist flays sangat darshan programme
Ludhiana, November 28
With eyes clearly on the coming assembly elections, the Akali Dal legislators, owing allegiance to Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, President of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, were now resorting to open criticism of the ruling SAD-B, and its chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

Heavy rush for Cong ticket
Ludhiana, November 28
There seems to be a great rush of aspirants for the Congress ticket for the four assembly segments in Ludhiana urban. While the last date for submitting the prescribed application form is December 3, about 30 candidates have already submitted their applications to the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).

Nagar kirtan processions in city
Devotional songs, gatka mark the occasion
Ludhiana, November 28
An impressive nagar kirtan was taken out from Gurdwara Kalgidhar, Field Ganj, in connection with the birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev here this afternoon. The nagar kirtan, which was led by the Panj Piaras, was greeted by people with bowed heads and folded hands along the entire way to Jagraon bridge, the Clock Tower , division number three chowk and to the gurdwara via Subhani building chowk.
Little Panj Piaras take part in a nagar kirtan on the eve of Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary. —IV

Organisation urges MC for change in billing system
Ludhiana, November 28
Mr A.K. Bhandari, general secretary, Public Cause, a social organisation, has urged Mr. R.L. Kalsia, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, to personally look into water billing system being adopted currently and order suitable changes to mitigate the genuine public problems in this regard.

21.69 cr for sewerage, water supply
Khanna, November 28
The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) has passed a sewerage and water supply scheme amounting Rs 21.69 crore for the town. It has sanctioned a loan of Rs 17.35 crore for the scheme to the Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Punjab, which would execute the work.


Booked for making noise without permission
Ludhiana, November 28
The city police yesterday registered a case under the Noise Control Act of 1956, against some persons for using a public address system mounted on a three-wheeler without having obtained the permission to do so.



Plea to help thalassemic patients
Ludhiana, November 28
Thalassemia minor is the commonest inherited disorder among Indians, and Punjabis are more prone to get the disease. Voluntary organisations and educational institutions should come forward in aid of these patients, as the incidence of the disease was increasing manifold, said Dr J.G.Jolly, former Head of the Department of Blood Transfusion Department at the PGI and visiting consultant at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here today.

32 jaundice cases reported in city
Ludhiana, November 28
The Health Department here today reported over 32 cases of jaundice in the city. All these cases were reported from the Adarsh colony in the Haibowal area.
Dr Rajinder Kaur, Civil Surgeon while talking to Ludhiana Tribune, said, “Though it is in epidemic form in the Haibowal area, there is no need to panic.



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