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MC to undertake project for 4000 dwelling units in city
Ludhiana, December 15
At a Finance and Contracts Committee meeting of the Municipal Corporation held here yesterday an ambitious project for construction of 4000 dwelling units for economically weaker sections (EWS) and below poverty line (BPL) families under Dr Ambedkar Awaas Yojna (AAY), at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore was approved.

Missing child was murdered: police
Ludhiana, December 15
An year-old disappearance case of a child, Mangat Ram, alias Mangi, has taken yet another curious turn with the city police claiming that they have arrested a man who allegedly kidnapped, sodomised and murdered the 9-year-old boy in November last year. The accused Sanjeev Kumar
The accused Sanjeev Kumar (inset), who allegedly murdered 9-year-old Mangat Ram Mangi. IV






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Nephew’s bid to kidnap uncle
Ahmedgarh, December 15
An NRI nephew tried to kidnap his uncle and force him to sign a registered deed reportedly transferring his property worth Rs 50 lakh in his name. The victim was, however, got freed from the kidnapper’s clutches by two passers by at the local bus stop.

Taxation bar body dissolved
Ludhiana, December 15
In a dramatic development, the District Taxation Bar Association (Direct Taxes) was dissolved in the wake of the general impression that the chartered accountant (CA) members of the executive committee were creating undesirable tension and hurdles in the way of the smooth working of the body.

Hectic activity on for party tickets
Ludhiana, December 15
While the Election Commission of India is yet to issue notification for the elections to the Punjab assembly besides other three states, ticket aspirants of different parties, particularly the Congress and the ruling Akali-BJP alliance have already started their campaign.


 
COMMUNITY

Call for drug-free elections in Punjab
Ludhiana, December 15
A delegation of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle called on the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Mr J.M. Lyngdoh, at Circuit House here yesterday to impress upon the need for ‘drug -free elections’ in Punjab.

Harassed woman seeks justice
Ludhiana, December 15
Geeta Rani may not be married for more than two years but her ordeal has already started. Her in-laws and husband have allegedly turned her out of their house. They have also allegedly taken away her five-month-old daughter.

City decks up for Christmas
Ludhiana, December 15
The city residents, specially the Christian community, are in a mood to have a swinging time on Christmas eve. It’s busy time for shopkeepers as children have already started purchasing various items like gift packs, bells, cards, posters, Christmas trees and Santa Claus, and shops are well stocked with requisite decorations.

Santas have already come to the town, but on pencil tops. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi 
Santas have already come to the town

Guru Granth Sahib in Devnagri script
Ludhiana, December 15
Chand Rani may possess millions of rupees and other assets, besides well-placed children, most of them doctors with lucrative business, yet she does not attach much significance to these. 

LMA to hold workshop on management development
Ludhiana, December 15
The Ludhiana Management Association (LMA), an affiliate of the All-India Management Association (AIMA), is organising a one-day management development program on ‘Performance management and management of change’ on December 16, 2001 here.

PPCC blames PM for security failure
Ludhiana, December 15
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has flayed the NDA government, headed by Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee at the Centre for its failure to provide internal and external security and resultant fears of disintegration of the country. 

Rain brings cheer
Ludhiana, December 15
Early morning showers here today ended the dry spell, bringing cheers among local residents.
As a result of the intermittent drizzle that continued till afternoon in several parts of the town and surrounding areas, temperature came down by a couple of degrees.

A cyclist holds onto an umbrella on Saturday morning in Ludhiana. —RB
A cyclist holds onto an umbrella

 
CRIME

Proclaimed offender nabbed
Doraha, December 15
The Doraha police has arrested a proclaimed offender. He has been identified as Charanjit Singh alias Channi of Navi Aabadi, Sirhind. A case had been registered against him at the Payal police station on Monday-last when he injured two migrant labourers at the First-aid Chowk of Doraha while absconding in a Maruti car (CH01-V-6943) without making payment at a petrol pump in Sahnewal.


BUSINESS

LSE board decides to partially refund members’ security
Ludhiana, December 15
The Board of Directors of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange( LSE), at its meeting held here last night, accepted the demand of members, with certain modifications, to return their security amount deposited with the exchange. The board has also received the sanction of the NSE to start the derivatives trading.


 

EDUCATION

Making mathematics popular his mission
Ludhiana, December 15
It is quite rare for a mathematician to turn into a poet to simplify the complexities of the subject. Local lad Rajeev Bedi has an undeclared mission to make mathematics popular among those students who fear or tend to ignore this subject.

PUTA to observe strike in January
Chandigarh, December 15
The Panjab University Teachers Association has decided to observe a complete strike in January in case its demands are not met immediately.


COURTS

Forum penalises BSNL for deficient services
Ludhiana, December 15
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to pay Rs 1,000 as compensation on account of deficiency in services along with Rs 500 as cost of litigation, to Mr Amar Chand Bansal, a resident of Ram Nagar, Civil Lines. 


 
CULTURE

‘Sculptures are best form of art’
Ludhiana, December 15
Sculptures are the best form of art as they represent three-dimensional structures of various forms of life, believes Harneet Kaur, who has made over 22 sculptures based on various human feelings and facts of life.

Waris honoured with Awaz-e-Buland Award
Ludhiana, December 15
A dance group from the Punjab Cultural Promotions Council enthralled NRIs from the USA, UK, Australia and Norway with traditional folk dances at a function organised at B.J.S. Dental College here last evening to honour the NRIs. 


HEALTH

Course on cosmetic dentistry
Ludhiana, December 15
The Indian Dental Association (IDA) Punjab State Branch is organising one day hands-on course and table clinics with extensive lectures and demonstration on ‘Cosmetic Dentistry, Now and Forever’ on December 16 at Park Plaza.

Blood donation camp for thalassemic patients
Ludhiana, December 15
For the welfare for thalassemia patients, 102 factory workers and the supervisory staff of Highway Cycles Industry, Sahnewal donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in the factory premises.

Dr Mam invited to international conference
Ludhiana, December 15
Dr M.K. Mam, Professor and Head of Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), has been invited to an international conference being held at Hong Kong from December 15 to 19 on ‘Comprehensive bioskill course on Fracture Fixation’.

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