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Ghati Ravidassian sans regular water supply for four years
Ludhiana, June 23
For the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC), Ghati Ravidassian does not exist. That is the opinion aired by residents as they have not been getting a regular drinking water supply for the past four years. ‘
SURROUNDED BY WATER, BUT NOT A DROP FOR THEM SURROUNDED BY WATER, BUT NOT A DROP FOR THEM: Residents of Ghati Ravidassian protest against the erratic and muddy water supply in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Council finds discrepancies in homoeopathy exams
Ludhiana, June 23
The Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine (CHSM), Punjab, has sought comments from the Controller of the Examination and the Principal of Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College on various discrepancies found during the fourth year practical examinations of the BHMS course conducted at the college in February 2002.


Family Welfare Project rendered sterile
Ludhiana, June 23
A major challenge to the National Family Welfare Project is the rural practice of putting children to work. Though the Health Department is trying hard to popularise family planning, for the rural masses and the poor, more children still mean more money.

Urdu mag in English shows what’s wrong
Ludhiana, June 23
It seem strange, but ‘Urdu Alive’, a journal of creative and critical writing in Urdu, is published in English — tragedy, as you would say... for a language originally conceptualised to be Hindustani by Amir Khusrau. However, the journal seems to be serving its purpose well by promoting current trends in contemporary Urdu literature.



CICU flays toll collection
Ludhiana, June 23
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has flayed the collection of toll at the Doraha barrier. Mr I.S. Pardhan and Mr Avtar Singh, president and general secretary of the chamber, respectively, said three posts had been created on the National Highway No. 1 from Jalandhar to Ludhiana, at Doraha, Shambhu and Karnal.



Dr Sandhu member of ICAR team
Ludhiana, June 23
Dr A.S. Sandhu, Additional Director of Extension Education (Training), Punjab Agricultural University, has been nominated as a member of a committee constituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, to visit Uttaranchal for the establishment of krishi vigyan kendras in four districts.


Police remand for LeT militant
Khanna, June 23
Abdul Shakil alias Vijay Kumar, a militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba was remanded in police custody till June 30 for interrogation in Doraha train bomb blast by the court of Senior Sub Judge, Mr Munish Arora, here today. He was arrested from Ludhiana on June 19.


‘Dhvani’ strikes musical chords
Ludhiana, June 23
“Dhvani”, an organisation devoted to art, culture and music, held a musical show ‘Dastak’. Welcoming the audience, Ms Ravneet Bhullar, organising secretary, said “Dhvani” had the energy of the youngsters and experience of the veterans who patronise the organisation. These include Surjit Patar, Prof N K Kalia, Dr Kanwal and Dr Kewal Dheer.

Artistes of ‘Dhvani’ present a musical programme in Ludhiana on Saturday night. —  A Tribune photograph
Artistes of ‘Dhvani’ present a musical programme in Ludhiana


LDCA XI clinch cricket title
Ludhiana, June 23
The final match in the VIth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament for Boys (u-15) organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association here today at the Arya College for Boys ground between LDCA XI (A) and Sargodha National Public School proved to be a mismatch as the former romped home comfortably by eight wickets.

LDCA XI (A) with their coach after winning the VIth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
LDCA XI (A) with their coach after winning the VIth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament


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