Wednesday, December 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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DIG residence land transferred to PUDA
To be used for commercial purposes
Ludhiana, December 25
With the transfer of DIG’s residence land in Canal Colony, Pakhowal Road, here, to the Punjab Urban Development Agency (PUDA) under the optimum land utilisation policy of the state, decks have been finally cleared for the commercial use of the prize piece of land worth crores of rupees.

The outside view of the DIG residence in Canal Colony, Pakhowal Road, in Ludhiana. —Photo Inderjit Verma

Petty crime on the rise
Ludhiana, December, 25
Scene I: A Maruti Zen came to a stop along the outer wall of Laxmi Cinema, three begging women with little children in tow, rushed towards it.


Officials told not to leave headquarters
Ludhiana, December 25
In view of the growing tension along the international border and the coming state Assembly elections, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has directed all district heads not to leave their headquarters without his permission till further orders.

Ludhiana parks to be given a facelift
Ludhiana, December 25
Even as the inquiry report in the incident in which a young  girl, Gurpeet Kaur, was killed when a pillar of the main gate in a park in Rajguru Nagar fell upon her, was still awaited, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has embarked upon a comprehensive repair and renovation work, initially in all the seven parks in the locality and subsequently in several other parks, located in other residential schemes of the trust.
Public parks
Public parks in Rajguru Nagar are in a pathetic state of maintenance and disrepair; and in the absence of immediate steps, some sort of mishap is just a matter of time. —IV

India seems to have become literally a ‘holiday’ home. Besides about 100 Saturdays and Sundays, there are holidays on religious festivals, birth and death anniversaries and the other occasions. 
  • The Christmas spirit
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Badal holds back tickets
Ludhiana, December 25
Though there has been no surprise in the announcement of candidates for 45 Assembly constituencies by the Punjab Chief Minister and head of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, much is being read into his silence on who would be the party candidate from Ludhiana West and Ludhiana Rural constituencies.

Panthic Morcha receives 750 applications
Ludhiana, December 25
The Shiromani Akali Dal Panthic Morcha has received as many as 750 applications from aspirants for ticket to contest the ensuing Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections in February.

Reliving the Dec 26 horror
Jagraon, December 25
Life has come to a halt for Mr Santosh Kapoor, a small-time pan vendor near the local committee gate. He is yet to forget the horror of receiving the body of his 20-year-old son Lucky, exactly 10 years ago.

Faith prevails upon death
he historic Gurudwara of Shri Fatehgarh Sahib bears a living testimony to the unique and unparalleled martyrdom of the two younger Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, Baba Jorawar Singh aged 8 years-10 months and Baba Fateh Singh aged 5 years-8 months. This is the place where they were bricked alive by the tyrannical Mughal Ruler Nawab Wazir Khan.

They too celebrate Christmas
Ludhiana, December 25
The inmates of Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa’s Home celebrated Christmas here today. Over 150 persons, including children, have been residing in this home. These include mentally retarded, physically handicapped and destitute also.
Tiny tots and other inmates of Missionaries of Charity enjoy at a function organised on  Christmas in Ludhiana. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi 
Tiny tots and other inmates of Missionaries of Charity

Masihi Dal celebrates ‘parkash utsav’ to mark X’mas
Ludhiana, December 25
The United Masihi Dal organised a musical evening “Parkash Utsav 2001” on the Christmas eve at Sanjay Gandhi Colony at Tajpur Road here last evening. The programme, with an impressive gathering of members of the Christian community, opened with a hymn, invoking the blessings of Jesus Christ.

Young Voice
Helping others is her mission
reeti Singh, a young bubbly girl who is a postgraduate in Mass Communication from Panjab University, is an upcoming human rights activist.


Several injured in bus-trolley collision
Sahnewal, December 25
Passengers of a Punjab Roadways bus (PB-10-AN-9613) received minor injuries when a tractor-trailer coming from wrong side hit it at Nichi Mangali on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana road.



‘Issue concessional bus passes’
Ludhiana, December 25
Students from Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College, Mandi Gobindgarh, have been demanding concessional bus passes for the past five years, but have still not managed to procure them.

JBT candidates meet DC
Ludhiana, December 25
The selected JBT candidates, who had been denied appointment last Sunday, met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, yesterday demanding that they be issued orders by the Education Department.

Schools celebrate annual day
Ludhiana, December 25
Students and staff from Shefaly Public School and Helianthus Day Boarding School, Sunder Nagar, organised their annual-day functions here yesterday. The programme began with Vande Mataram, followed by a musical drama, ‘Mere desh ki dharti’ which was a tribute to the Army personnel.


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