Saturday, December 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Paying the price for blind faith
Shopkeeper faces police action
Ludhiana, December 21
A Pakhowal-based shopkeeper’s blind faith in a self-styled saint in Malerkotla instead of the police regarding the search of his lost VCR has proved too costly for him. He is facing police action as on the advice of the ‘Siana’ (as such person is known in local parlance), the shopkeeper along with some friends forcibly searched a house, where the saint had told him the VCR would be found.

MC releases funds for projects
Ludhiana, December 21
With the release of funds to the tune of Rs 9.20 crore by the state government to the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, as first monthly instalment to compensate it for the loss of octroi income, there has been a sea change in the general mood of depression and gloom, which has now given way to an upbeat attitude of the MC top brass.

Lok Morcha to contest 70 seats
Ludhiana, December 21
Punjab Lok Morcha, a conglomerate of eight national and regional political parties, has decided to contest 70 assembly seats in the forthcoming elections.


Forum directs BSNL to investigate
 Issuance of inflated bill
Ludhiana, December 21
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to investigate how a telephone subscriber, Mr Ram Kishan Singh a resident of Bhutta village, was issued a bill for Rs 3,904.06 on October 18, 2000, while his bill never exceeded Rs 500.

Landlord harassed by migrant labourer!
Ludhiana, December 21
In a bizarre incident of the growing clout and assertiveness of migrant labourers settled here, another case of highhandedness with a local landlord has come to light.

Two held for extortion
Ludhiana, December 21
An employer’s refusal in increasing the salary led an employee of the company along with three other youths to steal vital records of the company and blackmail the employer. 


Show of unity at Cong rally
Ludhiana, December 21
As the elections draw closer the Congress leaders seem to be keen on closing ranks to ensure better performance. These leaders, belonging to different factions presented a united show today at a rally organised by the District Congress Committee (DCC) Ludhiana, at Sufian Chowk under the leadership of Mr Surinder Dawer.

Kite sales picking up 
Ludhiana, December 21
As the Lohri and Basant Panchami festivals fall early next year, the sale of kites has started picking up in the city. The wholesalers have already filled their godown with a wide variety of kites and strings to serve the taste of kite-flying lovers of all age groups.
Though there are some localites which made kites and strings, a large stock of kites and strings are transported for the city consumers from distant places like Kolkatta, Muradabad, Barielly, Jaipur and Lucknow.
A young boy buys kites in Ludhiana on Friday. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi
A young boy buys kites

Young Voice
Master Microsoft computer engineer
Ludhiana, December 21
Jaireet Singh Dhindsa, now Class XI student from Guru Nanak Public School, was probably the youngest Microsoft certified system engineer of Punjab in the year 2000. 

Sant sammelan
Ludhiana, December 21
A sant sammelan will be held on December 23 at the New Grain Market near Ambedkar Chowk on the Jalandhar bypass by the managing committee of Shri Guru Ravidass Mandir, Basti Jodhewal , and other city-based Ravidass and Valmiki organisations.


Applications invited for award
Ludhiana, December 21
The Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University PAU, has invited applications for the Sardar Dalip Singh Dhaliwal Memorial Award from progressive farmers of the state.

Advice to bee-keepers
Ludhiana, December 21
Experts of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have given tips for the care and maintenance of beehives during the month of December.


Kids have a date with Santa
Ludhiana, December 21
Tiny tots of Small Wonders Nursery School had wonderful time as they celebrated Christmas today. Children were in the best of their spirits as they, along with their teachers, decorated the school rooms with colourful frills, balloons, bells and stars.
Tiny tots from Love Dale Montessori, Sarabha Nagar, celebrate Christmas at a function held in Ludhiana on Friday.—Photo inderjeet Verma 
Tiny tots from Love Dale Montessori

Exhibition at USPC Jain School
Ludhiana, December 21
Kala Vithika, an annual exhibition, was organised at Upadhaya Shri Phool Chander Jain Public School, Jamalpur, here today. The exhibition was divided into various sections, including science, social studies, art and mathematics. Students from all classes participated in the exhibition.

Students of USPC Jain School display models at an exhibition in Ludhiana on Friday.—Photo Inderjeet Verma
Students of UPSC Jain School display models

Vaidya Shiromani award for three
Ludhiana, December 21
Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, the oldest ayurvedic institution in the country has conferred Vaidya Shiromani award on the Ludhiana-based ayurvedic physician and writer Dr R. Vatsyayan for his active role in the practice and propagation of ayurveda in India.

Harsimran wins painting contest
Ludhiana, December 21
A portrait of Guru Tegh Bahadur painted by Harsimran of R.S. Model Senior Secondary School fetched her the first prize in the painting contest organised here today at the school by the Ved Parchar Mandal.

Knitting contest winners get prizes
Ludhiana, December 21
Vardhaman spinning and General Mills Limited organised an inter-school Aao Bune Extempore Speech Contest at Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. Famous TV star, Renuka Shahane was the chief guest. In all nine teams from the leading schools of the city participated in the contest.
Renowned TV star Renuka Shahane with winners of a contest organised by the Vardhman Spinning Mills in Ludhiana on Friday.
Renowned TV star Renuka Shahane with winners


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