Thursday, December 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Plenty of  schemes but no check on crime
Ludhiana, December 19
Does the Ludhiana city remain crime-prone because the schemes aimed at crime control and public service proposed by one officer are ignored by another ? This is what seems to be the case if the present status of schemes initiated by a number of Senior Superintendents of Police during their respective periods is taken into account.

Mini Rose Garden in eye of storm
Ludhiana, December 19

Even as the dust has not settled on the vigilance raids on the horticulture wing of the Municipal Corporation here for alleged acts of corruption and other irregularities, the recently inaugurated Mini Rose Garden in Kidwai Nagar locality has come in the eye of the storm, with charges of misappropriation both in civil works and purchase of plants and other material.

College teachers end strike
Ludhiana, December 19
With the decision of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union to end their strike, over 172 aided and unaided colleges which were closed for the past 16 days will be re-opened tomorrow.


HDFC enters insurance business
Ludhiana, December 19
The monopoly of the LIC in the life insurance business in the region ended today with the launching of insurance business by HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company, a joint venture of the Housing Development Corporation and Standard Life Insurance Company of the UK.

No takers for focal point scheme
Ludhiana, December 18
The state government had relaunched the rural focal point scheme with much fanfare after coming to power in 1996. Five years on, no one is ready to work in rural focal points. 


Cong panel interviews ticket aspirants
Ludhiana, December 19
As many as 100 applicants appeared in the interview for nine assembly segments of the Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency at Chandigarh today. They were interviewed by a six-member panel, headed by former Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Raghunandan Lal Bhatia. 

Training programme on industrial sewing machines
Ludhiana, December 19
The Bahadurke Textile and Knitwears Association in collaboration with the Small Industries Service Institute, Ludhiana (SISI), the SBI (Uptech) and UNIDO has started a three month skill development training programme on industrial sewing machines for 30 candidates at Baba Jai Ram Das Charitable Trust Building, Dana Mandi, Ludhiana.

Lajpat Rai raps POTO critics
Ludhiana, December 19
Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Lala Lajpat Rai has lambasted all those leaders and political parties, who were criticising the promulgation of the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO) for narrow political and vested interests.

Martyrs remembered
Ludhiana, December 19
Tributes were paid to Ram Parsad Bismil, Ashfaaq Ulla Khan, Roshan Singh and Rajinder Nath Lahiri, martyrs of the Indian freedom struggle, at a function held here yesterday at Shri Mahavir Vidyalaya, Harcharan Nagar, by the Arya Yuvak Sabha.

Young Voice
A struggle against all odds
ife has been a series of mixed experiences for 35-year-old Rima Jain. She has already seen the best and the worst of times. Married while she was studying in her BA second year only she continued her studies after marriage and topped in Delhi University in commerce stream.

Rally organised
Ludhiana, December 19
The All-India Exservicemen Action Committee organised a rally to celebrate Victory Day at Bharat Nagar Chowk.
Major Harchand Singh Nilon, president of the committee, in a press statement today said that leaders of all ex-servicemen unions of Punjab, including Atam Raksha Sangh, the Punjab Pensioners Association and the Railway Pensioners Association were present.The members paid homage to the martyrs, including those who died defending Parliament on December 14.



Customer service is survival mantra: expert
Ludhiana, December 19
Domestic companies would have to provide customer service by adding value to their product chain, on a par with the international standards, if they want to survive in the changing scenario of increased competition.


Course for young farmers
Ludhiana, December 19
The Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), will organise a three-month training course in scientific agriculture for young farmers of the state.


Tributes paid to Shradhanand 
Ludhiana, December 19
Martyrdom Day of Swami Shradhanand was observed at SKN Model High School, Tilak Nagar, here today. Pandit Surinder Kumar Shastri from Arya Samaj Mandir recited vedic hymns and performed havan. 

Students presents a group song on Martyrdom Day of Swami Shradhanand at SKN Model High School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Students presents a group song





Inter-district police meeting held
Ahmedgarh, December 19
An inter-district meeting of police officials was held under the chairmanship of Mr Gurpreet Singh, SP (Detective), Sangrur, and Mr G.S. Sidhu, SP (Detective), Khanna, at Canal Rest House, Jagira, near here, yesterday.


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