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Coop society staff swindle Rs 54 lakh
Farmers find themselves in a soup for no fault of theirs
Ludhiana, January 18
More than 350 farmers belonging to several villages in the region and listed as agriculture members with the Pakhowal Co-operative Society are in a financial mess due to a scandal worth Rs 54 lakh allegedly committed by four society members led by the branch manager.

Staff see political hand in transfer
Hold dharna in front of Chief Engineer’s office
Ludhiana, January 18
The Technical Services Union ( TSU) and other unions of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) have condemned the board management’s decision to transfer a union leader under political pressure from a local minister.

Members of the Technical Services Union of the PSEB at a dharna in Ludhiana on Friday. 


Doctor accused of negligence
Ludhiana, January 18
Mr P.K. Maini, a resident of Mohalla Ram Nagar, Jagraon, has alleged that negligence by a city doctor led to failure of kidneys of his father. Mr Maini said his father, Som Nath Maini, was admitted to Umraiya Urology Centre here on February 11, 2001, for operation of prostrate gland. 

Ignorance is bliss for politically illiterate
Ludhiana, January 18
One can easily spot people discussing politics without knowing the difference between Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. For them, it is a matter of pride to talk of political leaders, parties and the power game.

Homoeopathy, allopathy or simply apathy !
Ludhiana, January 18
The abuse of the word ‘natural’ is becoming a major concern for many followers of homoeopathy. The experience of Malini Kapoor, a housewife, is a befitting example of this fact. Finding no cure in allopathy for her asthma, Malini visited a homoeopathic practitioner. 

MC inspection today
Ludhiana, January 18
A team of senior officials of the Municipal Corporation, led by the Commissioner, Mr R.L. Kalsia, will go round the city tomorrow to inspect the implementation of the directive of the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding commercial buildings, parking places, hoardings and encroachments on highways and roads and enforcement of traffic rules in the city.


Congress workers revolt against ticket to Beermi
Ludhiana, January 18
Fierce factionalism, witnessed among the Congress activists during the allotment of party ticket, refuses to die down even after the names of party candidates for all Assembly seats in the district have been decided by the party leadership and the respective nominees have also launched their poll campaigns.

Dawer, Gabria file papers
Ludhiana, January 18
Congress candidate Surinder Dawer and Panthic Morcha candidate Hira Singh Gabria filed their nomination papers from Ludhiana East and Ludhiana Rural, respectively, today. Both were accompanied by hundreds of supporters.
Mr Hira Singh Gabria (left) and Mr Surinder Dawer file their nomination papers in Ludhiana on Friday.

Gosain defends role in land transfer
Ludhiana, January 18
The Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker and BJP candidate from Ludhiana East, Mr Satpal Gosain, today claimed that he was far ahead of his Congress rival, Mr Surinder Dawer. Mr Gosain, who has won consecutively from this segment, maintained that he would score a “hat-trick” and also improve on the victory margin.

Finally, girl child gets importance
Ludhiana, January18
Come January, the girlchild who gets killed in the womb most of the time and is not given a chance to be born, will be in focus this month. The Social Security Women and Child Department has organise a month-long celebration of girlchild at the state level as well as at the block level.
Boys present bhangra on the occasion of Lohri celebrations on the birth of a girlchild at Pamal village.


One killed in road accident
Ludhiana, January 18
The Sarabha Nagar police is on the lookout for the driver of a car (PB-10-AP 0119), who allegedly hit Jasmel Singh, a resident of Burj Hari Singh village, yesterday. Jasmel died on the spot. A case under Sections 279, 427 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered.
  • Four arrested
  • Fraud cases
  • Assault cases
  • Driver booked


Experts stress on inventory management
Ludhiana, January 18
Hosiery manufacturers can cut their cost of production drastically by efficiently managing inventories and emphasising on quality production, said Mr A.K. Agnihotri, task force leader, Project Uptech, State Bank of India, here yesterday.

‘Blended yarn holds the key’
Ludhiana, January 18
The knitwear manufacturers of Ludhiana can no more bank upon traditional yarns, they will have to use the new yarns if they want to reach new segments of domestic and international markets, said Mr Thomas Varghese, Executive President, Marketing, Grasim Industries Ltd, here last night.




Develop parks, DC tells trust
Ludhiana, January 18
Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, yesterday directed the Improvement Trust authorities to develop and maintain the public parks properly on the pattern adopted by the Municipal Corporation through societies of members of public and industrial houses.


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