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Too less, say industrialists
Ludhiana, February 26
The Railway Budget presented by the Railway Minister, Mr Nitesh Kumar, in Parliament today, failed to impress the local industry and traders. They were expecting that in view of the claimed initiation of third generation reforms, the Railway Minister would announce some bold steps to improve the competitiveness of the recession-hit hosiery and engineering industries and to boost exports from the region, which already suffer from locational disadvantage.

Morcha made it easy for Congress
Ludhiana, February 26
The Panthic Morcha candidates have played the perfect facilitators for the Congress victory in rural areas of the district, which has managed to pierce into the hitherto Akali bastions. As against the strong dominance of the Congress in urban areas in Ludhiana district, the rural areas are traditionally believed to be Akali strongholds.

Cong leader booked in land-grab case
Amloh, February 26
Tension prevails at Salana Dulla Singh Wala village, 5 km from here, due to the alleged forcible possession of nine-acre plot of Panchayati ‘‘shamlat’’ land with standing wheat crop on Sunday night.


Akali-BJP chasm helped Cong
Ludhiana, February 26
The overwhelming performance by the Congress in Ludhiana district, more so in Ludhiana city, where it swept all the four seats, is being attributed to the growing chasm between the Shiromani Akali Dal-Badal (SAD-B) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the grass root level. 

Businessmen don political mantle
Ludhiana, February 26
Most of the 12 legislators elected from Ludhiana district are more of businessmen than the politicians. A number of them run well established business with turnover worth crores. A few others are agriculturalists with considerable land holdings.

Health Dept sounds alert against plague
Ludhiana, February 26
After death of four persons due to plague and reports of more plague cases in this region, the State Health Department has put the Ludhiana district health authorities on a high alert.

Ministerial berth?
Ludhiana, February 26
With a long list of veterans from the city it is a difficult choice in choosing a minister from here. There are four former ministers among the eight Congress legislators elected from Ludhiana district. Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Mr Tej Prakash, a son of former Chief Minister Beant Singh, Mr Milkiat Singh Birmi and Mr Milkiat Singh Dakha.

As the dust raised by the Assembly elections starts to settle down, politicians and candidates, including those who won and those who lost, have started getting down to business as usual.
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  • CIA competition
  • White turbans
  • PRO without phone
  • High hopes
  • Ill-equipped
  • Craze for pix


Steps for empowerment of physically challenged
Ludhiana, February 26
“The Union Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment has implemented the National Trust Act for statutory measures to make the physically and mentally challenged persons as important members of society and for empowerment of such persons and their families.”


Murder case: suspects identified
Ludhiana, February 26
The Jagraon police today claimed to have identified the suspects behind the gruesome murder of a taxi driver at Binjal village, near Raikot, on Sunday night. The police said the suspects hired the taxi from Jagraon and on return from Raikot they murdered the man.



Nostalgia rules as alumni meet
Ludhiana, February 26
Nostalgia, laughter and a rejoicing union ruled the alumni meeting of the College of Agriculture (COA), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), where the former students of the college relived the good old days and shared their life experiences after passing out from the college at the Pal Auditorium here today.
Dr A.P. Mann and Dr S.K. Mann, and Dr H.S. Dhaliwal and Dr Ravinder Kaur both alumni couples of the PAU.
Dr A.P. Mann and Dr S.K. Mann, and Dr H.S. Dhaliwal and Dr Ravinder Kaur both alumni couples of the PAU. —Photo by Inderjit Verma

With light moments too
Ludhiana, February 26
It was for the first time in the past some months that a person went up to stage at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), made a comment at the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh, criticised some of his policies and did not get chargesheeted.

Fashion outfits impress
Ludhiana, February 26
Students from over 12 colleges participated in a fashion show and poetry contest organised by the Asian Club at the Government College for Women here today.
Fashion show included four rounds in which 70 girls from various colleges participated. 

Flower show ends
Ludhiana, February 26
Anuradha and Sudesh Patiar of DAV Public School bagged first prizes in the fresh and dry flower arrangement categories, respectively, at the two-day flower show, which concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University today.


Forum quashes PSEB demand
Ludhiana, February 26
The District Consumer Forum has quashed a demand by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) of Rs 42,166 from Mr Parshotam Kumar, a resident of Santokh Nagar. The forum has also directed the PSEB to refund the amount deposited against the said demand along with interest at the rate of 12 per cent from the date of deposit till actual payment.


Santoor maestro weaves magic
Ludhiana, February 26
Santoor maestro Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma performed during Fest-2002 at the silver jubilee celebrations of SPIC MACAY held at the Dumra Hall, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here today.
 Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma performs at the Dumra Hall, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — Photos Rajesh Bhambi
Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma performs at the Dumra Hall, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.


Kiranjeet, Gurvinder best athletes
Ludhiana, February 26
Kiranjeet Kaur, a student of Class XII, and Gurvinder Singh of B.Com II were declared best athletes among girls and boys, respectively, in the 51st annual athletics meet of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, held at the Nihang Shamsher Singh Stadium today. They bagged five gold medals each.


MC initiates steps to tackle traffic mayhem
Ludhiana, February 26
In the wake of massive increase in the number of vehicles and chaotic traffic conditions prevailing in the city, the Municipal Corporation is chalking out a comprehensive traffic-management plan to bring some semblance of order to the traffic mayhem through effective regulation and stricter enforcement.


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