Saturday, December 29, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Burglary bid in bank 
Police caught napping
Ludhiana December 28
Sheer luck prevented a major burglary in the New Shiv Puri branch of the Punjab National Bank after midnight last night.

The strong room door of Punjab National Bank which was almost cut opened by a gang of burglars in Ludhiana on Thursday night. —IV 
strong room door

Clouds of war cause tension in city
Ludhiana, December 28
In the wake of tension on the Indo-Pak border, the railway authorities have pressed into service Punjab commando battalions for the security of vital installations like bridges, oil tanks, railway workshops and other sensitive places.
Heavy artillery being sent to the border

Heavy artillery being sent to the border on Friday as part of the Army build-up. —Photo Inderjit Verma


Thief dies while fleeing
Ludhiana December 27
An alleged thief died while fleeing from a four-wheeler body building unit near Kangowal village after the owners and workers of the unit foiled the burglary attempt early this morning.

Country boy on national radar
Ludhiana, December 28
Ravinder Singh Grewal, a Class X student of Government Senior Secondary School at Thereekey, a village on the outskirts of Ludhiana, may look like any other country boy, but he possesses uncommon creativity. 

Ravinder Grewal (centre), creator of a working model of a radar, along with his mathematics teacher, Mr Taneja, and the school Principal, Ms Kamaljeet Kaur. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi
Ravinder Grewal (centre), creator of a working model of a radar

Begging racket busted
Ludhiana December 28
The worst fears of the Ludhianvis about the possibility of a well-organised gang of beggars in the city, which was contributing in the sudden increase of beggars, have finally come true with the busting of a gang of criminals indulging in kidnapping of children from different parts of the country and then forcing them to beg.


Badal pledges steps for uplift of Dalits
Ludhiana, December 28
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, announced that the government was committed for emancipation and empowerment of Dalit communities and it was in this context that several welfare schemes were launched for the uplift of weaker sections in general and the Dalit community in particular.
Mr Vijay Danav, national joint secretary, Bharatiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj, Mr Lakshman Dravid and other activists of the body before leaving for Chandigarh to meet Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday. —IV

Left parties to oppose Cong, BJP
Ludhiana, December 28
Various Left parties in the state have decided to oppose both the Akali-BJP alliance as well as the Congress, which they described were communal and corrupt, respectively.

Lots of ups and downs for MC
Ludhiana, December 28
The year 2001 had many an upheavals in store for the local Municipal Corporation. The civic body in the industrial hub of Punjab was embroiled in quite a few administrative and political controversies, witnessing many ups and downs in the process.

Mystery over child’s disappearance
Ludhiana, December 28
The mystery over the disappearance of a child from a market near Do Moria Bridge and the subsequent recovery four hours later from a far-off place continues as neither the police nor the victim family has any clue to the incident.

Complaint against cable operators 
Ludhiana, December 28
The Rajguru Nagar Welfare Association has condemned the cable operators of Rajguru Nagar for being “indifferent and callous”.

Eyes of father, son donated
Ludhiana, December 28
The eyes of both seven-year-old Mukul Verma and his father Sukhwinder Pal Verma, who died in a road accident recently, were donated to the Eye Bank Mansuran by their family.



Textile sector suffers due to lack of official survey 
Ludhiana, December 28
The potential of the knitting and other garment manufacturing units here, which are the hub of the Ludhiana and the state’s industrial sector, has not been fully explored due to lack of any comprehensive survey in the sector.

ICICI organises safety yatra
Ludhiana, December 28
ICICI Capital Services Limited (ICICI Caps), a wholly owned subsidiary of the ICICI, today announced here the launch of the “ICICI Safety Yatra” — a mobile investor awareness campaign, in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and the Union Territory of Chandigarh.



Kalsia outlines agenda for year ahead
Ludhiana, December 28
Unfazed by difficult conditions created by abolition of octroi which translated into a loss of monthly revenue of around Rs 10 crore, the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Mr R.L. Kalsia, appears steadfast with respect to his commitment to making Ludhiana a better place to live in.


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