Tuesday, December 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Encroachments mar beautification drive in Khanna
Khanna, December 17
Narrow political interests have led to the downfall of the much-publicised ‘Beautification and Save Environment Scheme’ launched by the Khanna Municipal Committee in 1996 in the town.

Encroachments along National Highway 1 in Khanna.

Encroachments along National Highway 1 in Khanna.
— Photo Iqbal Singh

High morale will help in World Cup: Baljit
Ludhiana, December 17
Captain of the winning Indian squad in the Champions Challenge Hockey Tournament, Baljit Singh Dhillon, was accorded a warm welcome by enthusiastic hockey lovers, his relatives and friends at Ludhiana Railway Station, on Monday.


Working women under greater stress: study
Ludhiana, December 17
Women in the city will face problems of retarded thinking, social withdrawal, fatigue and weight loss if they do not control the level of stress. Besides, both the working as well as non-working women when in stress, take out their frustration and misery on children and uncontrolled stress can create some other problems.

Investment company penalised
Ludhiana, December 17
In an ex parte order, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Western India Securities Limited, Safdur Jung Enclave, New Delhi, to pay Rs 7,998 to a local resident, Ms Ranjana Bansal.

6 hurt in clash between cops, slum dwellers
Ludhiana, December 17
A clash between some slum-dwellers and a police party left at least six persons including two policemen, injured near Bhagat Singh Nagar late last night. The incident has stirred up a row due to conflicting claims over the issue of clash made by the two parties.

Prayers being offered at the Jama Masjid in Ludhiana on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr, on Monday.Muslims decry equating Islam with terrorism
Ludhiana, December 17
Thousands of Muslims here today decried the attempts of certain vested interests to equate Islam with terrorism. They also condemned the terrorist actions committed in the name of “jehad”, which have brought a bad name to Islam. They said, “jehad” was being misused and crimes were being committed in its name.

Prayers being offered at the Jama Masjid in Ludhiana on the occasion of Id-ul-Fitr, on Monday.
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Facelift to Industrial Area
Ludhiana, December 17
The Municipal Corporation has prepared a plan to give a facelift to the Industrial Area, Industrial Estate and Industrial Focal Point in the city.

Tongues wag as Congress withholds announcement
Ticket aspirants’ hopes soar
Ludhiana, December 16
The decision of the Congress high command to withhold the announcement of Assembly ticket to the sitting MLA, Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, has sparked off speculations and raised expectations of other aspirants.Natasha Ahluwalia

Young Voice
Unravelling the secrets of beauty
ATASHA Ahluwalia is just 21 and she has already made her mark felt in the world of beauty culture. She has been doing solo workshops on beauty culture for the past two years. This has given her such a great confidence to claim, “age may add to your experience, but it has nothing to do with talent”.


Decked with bells and little Santas, a Christmas tree graces one of city’s churches.
Decked with bells and little Santas, a Christmas tree graces one of city’s churches.
— Photo D.B. Chopra

Focus on pending demands on Pensioners’ Day
Ludhiana, December 17
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, today assured the government pensioners that their problems related to the government treasury, nationalised banks, office of the Civil Surgeon and other government departments would be redressed speedily and further the state government would be asked to accept and implement of their pending demands.

YC activists burn Musharraf’s effigy
Ludhiana, December 17
Hundreds of Youth Congress activists led by the chairman of the Indian Youth Congress (Urban Development Cell), Mr Pawan Dewan, today took out a procession and also burnt the effigy of the Pakistan military ruler General Pervez Musharraf and the Pakistan Flag, to protest against the December 13 suicide attack on the Parliament House by Pakistan's supported militants.

Malnutrition looms large, says study
Ludhiana, December 17
The danger of malnutrition is looming large over children belonging to lower socio-economic strata and those living in charitable institutions of the state, according to a study conducted by the Department of Food and nutrition, Punjab Agricultural University.

Canal bridge inaugurated
Ludhiana, December 17
The Punjab Mandi Board Chairman, Mr Mal Singh Ghuman, inaugurated a Rs 58 lakh canal bridge and a water supply scheme in the Barewal locality and also laid the foundation stone of a community centre in the area, falling in ward 44 in the city yesterday.

Mr Mal Singh Ghuman, Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, being honoured after the inauguration of a canal bridge and a water supply scheme in Barewal (Ward No 44) in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Ludhiana’s image makers
Ludhiana, December 17
Factors that determine the growth of a town or city are universal. But the causes of decay or decline may not be the same in all cases. Ludhiana is simultaneously growing as well as decaying. Growth is measured in terms of quantity, and decay is noticed from organic decomposition and hospitals.

Inqalabi Kender flays govt
Ludhiana, December 17
Leaders of Inqalabi Kender will organise a convention and protest rally against the policies of government on December 20 at Mini Secretariat.

Ban on payment of DA decried
Ahmedgarh, December 17
The Punjab State Subordinate Services Federation had condemned the state government for banning the payment of DA, arrears and loans against the GPF.

Contest for amateur fashion designers
Ludhiana, December 17
To help the students explore their creativity, an amateur fashion designers’ contest was organised at the Guru Nanak Polytechnic for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, last evening.



Plastic bag manufacturers sore over reports
Ludhiana, December 17
The manufacturers of recycled plastic carrybags are sore over misleading reports, suggesting that the use of recycled plastic bags was banned in the state, which had caused immense loss to the industry in terms of loss of business.



Sacred Heart School auditorium stone laid
Ludhiana, December 17
The foundation stone of the new auditorium of the Sacred Heart Convent School at Sarabha Nagar was laid down today. The auditorium would be constructed with state of the art technology.

College teachers to hold relay fast
Ludhiana, December 17
The Joint Action Committee comprising teachers, principals, members of management and non-teaching employees of aided and unaided colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh have decided to hold a 10-day relay fast at Matka Chowk in Chandigarh from December 20 onwards to demand the implementation of their demands.



Course on cosmetic dentistry
Ludhiana, December 17
The Indian Dental Association, Punjab state branch, organised a one-day hands-on course on “Cosmetic Dentistry, Now and Forever” here yesterday at Park Plaza.


Sports festival begins
Samrala, December 17
The three-day annual sports festival of the Malwa Sports Association, Samrala, started here yesterday with the offering of Ardas.

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