Friday, April 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Five police pickets closed
Ludhiana, April 11
The district police has closed down a number of police pickets erected specially during the terrorism era in the district in order to meet shortage of staff, reduce financial burden and to meet the demands of police presence in the freshly coming up colonies in the Ludhiana police district.
A police picket closed down by the district police at Lalton, Ludhiana. A police picket closed down by the district police at Lalton, Ludhiana. —Tribune Photo Pradeep Tewari

Mayor, 6 councillors join SAD(Badal)
Ludhiana, April 11
The City Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, along with six other councillors, today formally joined Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal). The announcement was made by Mr Grewal and his colleagues in the presence of former Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, during a hurriedly-convened news conference at the official residence of the Mayor.


Scientists warn against early paddy sowing
Ludhiana, April 11
Coming together to discourage early sowing of paddy in order to reduce the pressure on underground water, eminent agricultural experts have warned farmers to start cultivating paddy nurseries only by mid-May.

PAU seeks more funds
Ludhiana, April 11
Punjab Agricultural University has a deficit budget of Rs 18.90 crore for 2002-2003 and the Punjab Chief Minister has been urged upon to meet the financial needs of the university. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh, has met the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, in Chandigarh and brought to his notice the financial conditions of the university.

Bio-technology course for CBSE schools 
Ludhiana, April 11
Keeping in view the immense potential of bio-technology with regard to career opportunities and academic pursuits, the Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to introduce bio-technology course as an independent elective subject in its affiliated schools from the current session.

25 interrogated in robberies’ case
Khanna, April 11
More than 25 suspects have been grilled by Criminal Investigation authority (CIA), Khanna, in connection with the three robberies which took place at Mahoun and Bhadla Tota villages on GT Road in which three persons were injured and Rs 45,000 and gold worth more than Rs 1 lakh was looted on Monday night. 


Bhattal all praise for Amarinder
Ludhiana, April 11
A senior Congress leader and Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, yesterday described Capt Amarinder Singh as the “best Chief Minister”. She also said there was no need to appoint a separate president of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), since Capt Amarinder was performing the dual responsibility very well.

MC poll: Cong invites applications
Ludhiana, April 11
The aspirants for Congress tickets for the ensuing municipal elections in the city could have the application forms from the office of the District Congress Committee (Urban) and filled up forms could be submitted during office hours, along with the stipulated fee, latest by April 17, according to the DCC (U) president, Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa.

BJP leaders discuss defeat
Ludhiana, April 11
The foundation day programme of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised here last evening was marked by leaders blaming for the defeat of party candidates. Mr Satpal Gosain, in whose area the function was being organised, came to the dais after repeated requests from the stage secretary. 

Rescuers of blast victims honoured
Doraha, April 11
Mr D.R. Bhatti, IPS, ADGP, Punjab and Chairman Punjab Police State Apex Committee of NGOs, honoured the rescuers of the bomb blast victims that occurred here last month.

How to care for beauty
Ludhiana, April 11
Ms Asha Hariharan, a Mumbai-based beautician, was in the city to conduct a beauty seminar on hair care, hair styling and skin care, organised by Beauty and Salon, the personal care and beauty magazine, here today.


Cop, family booked
Ludhiana, April 11
The district police has registered a case against a head constable and his three family members including his wife for allegedly teasing, harassing and threatening a school principal, her staff and students near Club Road here.


Excise duty on bicycle units flayed
Ludhiana, April 11
The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India has criticised the government’s decision to levy Central Excise Duty on the parts and accessories of bicycles and cycles rickshaws.



PAU employees meet Bhattal
Ludhiana, April 11
Demanding fulfillment of their long-pending demands, a deputation of the PAU Employees Union met the Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, at Punjab Agricultural University, here yesterday.

School principals meet education minister
Ludhiana, April 11
To apprise the Education Minister of their problems, a deputation of principals from local schools affiliated with the Punjab School Education Board held a meeting with him yesterday at Chandigarh.

Toyroom for BCM children
Ludhiana, April 11
To provide an array of indoor activities to tiny tots, a new toy room was inaugurated at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today. The room has been divided into three sections. In one section, colourful soft toys, blocks, magnetic alphabets and numbers, battery-driven toys and other educational toys have been kept. 

The toyroom of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, which was opened on Thursday.
The toyroom of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, which was opened



Of health and happiness
ealth? What Health? Who is healthy and where? Health is the first casualty, more so, in a mushrooming metro!” A whole Pandora box opens throwing up a score of questions, a hundred of comments. Some caustic and acidic. Enough reasons for paper to burn out. 

600 eye patients examined 
Doraha, April 11
Nearly 600 eye patients were examined in a free eye check-up camp organised by Mrs Lajwanti Saini Memorial Charitable Hospital Trust (Regd) at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School on Tuesday.


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