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Political parties defacing walls
Administration looks the other way; residents speak up against the act
Ludhiana, February 6
Stern warnings issued by the district administration notwithstanding, various political parties continue to deface public property much to the displeasure of city residents. Irked by the action, some city residents have gathered cudgels to take the politicians and their supporters head-on without paying much heed to the consequences.

MC income up, but short of target
Ludhiana, February 6
The abolition of octroi, slack enforcement in the wake of Assembly elections and a poor performance of certain departments in the civic body notwithstanding, the Municipal Corporation receipts have increased in the past 10 months of the current financial year. However, the MC may still not be able to meet the budget targets.

Inadequate space has principals fuming 
Ludhiana, February 6
High number of examinees coupled with inadequate space and seating arrangement at centres set up by the Punjab School Education Board is likely to affect the smooth conduct of examination this year.


‘Identity proof must for voters’
Ludhiana, February 6
The Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has asked all eligible voters in the district to carry their voters’ identity cards on the day of elections, as these cards will have to be shown to the polling staff.


Cong activists join SAD campaign
Ludhiana, February 6
The electoral prospects of the SAD-BJP candidate from Koom Kalan, Mr Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, received a boost as a senior Congress functionary and a former member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr Jagir Singh Dard, announced his support to Mr Atwal along with a large number of supporters.
A former member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr Jagir Singh Dard, joins the election campaign of the SAD-BJP candidate from Koom Kalan, Mr Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, on Wednesday. —IV

Beant Singh sacrifice must not go in vain: Bitta
Doraha, February 6
Addressing election rallies in favour of the Congress candidate, Mr Tejparkash Singh, at Maloud, Ghudani and Begowal, the president of the Anti-Terrorist Front, Mr Maninderjit Singh Bitta, said that the sacrifice of late Chief Minister Beant Singh should not go in vain.

Keen contest likely in Ludhiana North
Ludhiana, February 6
A keen contest is likely between the sitting legislator of the Congress, Mr Rakesh Pandey, and the BJP nominee and a city councillor, Mr Pran Bhatia, for the Ludhiana North Assembly seat.

BJP candidate Pran Bhatia and his Congress opponent Rakesh Pandey carry out door-to-door canvassing in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Photo Inderjit Verma

Cart-pullers submit memorandum
Ludhiana, February 6
The Cart Pullers and Rehri Mazdoor Union, in a memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has urged animal lovers, the police and the People for Animals society (PFA) to learn to differentiate between human strength and horse power.
The Cart-Pullers and Rehri Mazdoor Union has alleged that the traffic police has started a move to challan them for carrying a load of more than 10 quintals, although rickshaw-pullers and ‘rehriwalas’ are allowed to carry that much weight.

Bairagi Mandal welcomes decision
Ludhiana, February 6
The Bairagi Maha Mandal, Punjab, has welcomed the decision of the Central government to release a commemorative postal stamp in honour of Swami Rama Nand.

Road marking to ensure better enforcement of traffic regulations serves rather as an impediment to smooth traffic in Ludhiana since the work is carried out at peak hours. —IV


Free movement of foodgrains to encourage trade
Ludhiana, February 6
The Union Cabinet’s decision on Tuesday to remove all restrictions on the movement and storage of foodgrains, edible oils and sugar and to decontrol the sugar industry in the coming fiscal year has been widely hailed by the farmers’ bodies, traders and agricultural experts here.

Kisan Mela from March 21
Ludhiana, February 6
Punjab Agricultural University will hold a two-day Kisan Mela from March 21. Giving this information, Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director of Extension Education, said that regional Kisan Melas at the Kandi Research Station, Ballowal Saunkhari, would be held on March 5, at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Rauni, Nabha Road, Patiala, on March 14, at the Regional Research Station, Bathinda, on March 18 and at the Regional Research Station, Gurdaspur, on March 26.


Importance of learning anatomy
Ludhiana, February 6
"Basic knowledge of anatomy is pre-requisite for successful clinical practice in veterinary medicine, surgery, gynaecology and other related specialists". These remarks were made by Dr K.S. Sekhon, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, PAU, Ludhiana, while inaugurating a 21-day refresher course on "Recent advances in histomorphological and histochemical techniques for the veterinary anatomist and histologist."

Dhaddi singers delight students
Ludhiana, February 6
SPIC MACAY concluded its Silver Jubilee programme yesterday after having organised a series of concerts, workshops etc in various schools and colleges. The climax of Fest-2002 was the forceful performance by traditional musicians of yore by Sharif Iddu Dhaddi and his sons, Sukhi Khan, Dildar Khan and Vicky Khan.
Sharif Iddu with his sons perform at Shivalik School in Spic Macay Fest-2002 in Ludhiana.


Improvement Trust penalised for deficient service
Ludhiana, February 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, to deliver the possession of the disputed plot or any alternative plot under the same term and condition to Ms Kiran Bala, a resident of Cemetery Road, Civil Lines.

Travel agent’s bail plea declined
Ludhiana, February 6
Mr H.S. Madan, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of an alleged travel agent, Inderjit Singh of Shimlapuri, who is facing charges of duping a person on the pretext of sending his son abroad. 



High BP treated through surgery
Ludhiana, February 6
Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, urologist and transplant surgeon, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, has treated a 30-year-old patient suffering from uncontrollable blood pressure using laparoscopic surgery.


Sports meet enters third day
Ludhiana, February 6
The preliminary matches in table tennis and kho-kho were conducted on the third day of the sports festival of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan campus, Model Town, here today.

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DC to political parties: observe model code of conduct
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 6
Mr Vikas Partap, District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, today told all contesting candidates of the Sirhind constituency and political parties to strictly abide by the model code of conduct during the election campaign.


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