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Hosiery units fear excise duty
Ludhiana, February 27
While the country is eagerly awaiting the Union Budget to be presented by Mr Yashwant Sinha tomorrow, over 5,000 knitting, dyeing and other related units here are in a state of panic, fearing an imposition of excise duty. Till now the small-scale units have been exempted from excise duty. 

From Chaura Bazar to College Road
Ludhiana, February 27
There is an exclusiveness to Ludhiana bazars. They are modern and old at the same time. This is because Ludhiana is among those cities in the country which has grown at a phenomenal pace in the post-Partition era. 
Constricting Chaura Bazar of Ludhiana.
Constricting Chaura Bazar of Ludhiana.— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Spare us, say not-so-rich
Ludhiana, February 27
With the Central Government ready to announce its Budget tomorrow, residents of this city are having varied expectations from it. 


Industrialists threaten to close units
Fatehgarh Sahib, February 27
Members of the Mandi Gobindgarh Induction Furnace Association has threatened to close their units till the Central Government amends the Cenvat policy and the Excise Department is not stopped from unnecessarily ‘harassing’ industrialist.


Cell to deal with crime against women and kids
he Ludhiana police has set up a counselling cell to deal with crime against women and children. The counselling cell, during a short period of six months, has done a good job by uniting estranged couples. The cell, a brain child of the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Harpreet Singh Sidhu, is headed by Mr Arunpal Singh, SP (Traffic), another young IPS officer.

Shobha yatra taken out 
Ludhiana, February 27
A shobha yatra was taken out through old city areas by the Vishwa Guru Ravidass Mission here last evening. The yatra started from the Ravidass temple at Ghaati Mohalla. At the head of the yatra was Guru Granth Sahib, which was followed by large vehicular contingents of various organisations participating in the yatra.

He strives for new records
Ludhiana, February 27
He is always striving to make new and unique records. Pawan Kumar Kailey, a resident of Goraya, who has already got his name in Limca Book of World Records for his tailoring skills, is set to create another record this time, this time by passing dozens of threads through a single sewing needle.

Car sickness in dogs
There may be occasions when you may have to take your dog on a long drive. It may be a picnic or a visit to the vet. Dogs commonly feel nauseated or may even throw up. This is disconcerting both for the owner and for the dog. The dogs that become sick, either genuinely suffer from car sickness or have some negative psychological association with travelling.

Roshni Mela concludes
Jagraon, February 27
Circus, magic shows, swings were the main attraction of the historic Roshni Mela, which concluded on Tuesday. The mela was celebrated here for three days. It concluded with songs by Punj Darya Sabhyacharak Kendra.


Murder accused held
Ludhiana, February 27
Savita, an accused in a murder case, was arrested yesterday by the Division No. 6 police station. According to information, Neeru, wife of Brij Mohan, was allegedly murdered by their neighbours, Savita and her husband, Vijay Kumar. The couple doused her in kerosene and burnt her on December 8 at Parbhat Nagar. Vijay had been in police custody since the murder.


New BSNL schemes
Ludhiana, February 27
With a view to generate a demand of new telephone connections in areas where telephone connections are available on demand in the area under the Ludhiana exchange, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has taken certain steps.



Seasons coming
Ludhiana, February 27
Come March, it is convocation time of Christian Medical College and Hospital. Students are preparing a musical titled ‘Seasons’ for the event. Students will unfold the spring, summer, autumn and the winter through songs and dance.


Forum penalises Baron International
Ludhiana, February 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Baron International Limited to refund Rs 12,750 on account of cost of the DVD player purchased by Mr Lakhwinder Singh, a resident of Karnail Singh Nagar, Phase II here. 



Encourage R&D, private sector 
ncouragement to private participation and rationalisation of duty structure is what the government needs to do in the Union Budget 2002, to help improve the healthcare sector, especially pharmaceutical industry, which has the potential to expand worldwide, opine experts.

'Remove garbage to ward off plague'
Ludhiana, February 27
Though plague cases were reported from a village in Himachal Pradesh a few weeks ago, somehow the disease is creeping into Punjab. One case has been reported from Patti and another from Mohali. Since plague is an infectious disease, it can spread if preventive measures are not taken. "Prevention is better than cure.


Trials for state games
Ludhiana, February 27
Trials will be conducted at the local Guru Nanak Stadium and Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, from March 1 onwards to select the district boys and girls’ teams for different disciplines. The selected players will represent Ludhiana in the Punjab State Under-21 Games scheduled to be held at Jalandhar from March 8 to 10, according to Mr S.L. Lotey, District Sports Officer, Ludhiana.


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