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Several petrol stations sealed in Ludhiana
Owners in New Delhi seek stay orders
Ludhiana, August 16
The sword of Damocles finally fell on at least a dozen petrol stations in the district today after a team of various petroleum companies sealed the pumps following the orders of the Union Government cancelling all allotments after January, 2000. 

Dyeing units in dire straits
Ludhiana, August 16
The Ludhiana dyeing industry is up in arms against the government decision to raise the disposal charges of the water used by them.

Depicting punjabi culture Depicting Punjabi culture: Students of Guru Nanak International Public School dressed up in Punjabi attire at an exhibition organised by the school in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma


3 accused in rape, murder case arrested
Ludhiana, August 16
Three of the five persons accused in a heinous rape and murder case at Hargobind Nagar here have finally fallen in the police net after remaining fugitives for about four months.

PAU scientist honoured by CM
Ludhiana, August 16
Dr N.S. Buttar, Professor of Plant Protection and incharge, Plant Clinic in the Directorate of Extension Education in Punjab Agricultural University, here was presented with a state government Parman Pattar, 2002, by the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on the Independence Day at a state level function at Patiala.


Municipal workers to agitate against govt decision
Ludhiana, August 16
A joint meeting of various municipal employees’ bodies held here today decided to launch an agitation against the government decision of imposing ban on recruitment on compassionate grounds. Several bodies of civic employees, which attended the meeting, will organise a protest rally at the municipal headquarters here on August 20 and submit a memorandum demanding restoration of the provision.

CM’s foreign visit hailed
Ludhiana, August 16
The Senior Vice-President of the Pradesh Youth Congress and member of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Amarjeet Singh Tikka, has hailed the recent visit of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to foreign countries to get aid for the state.

Govt urged not to scrap whole batch
Ludhiana, August 16
The Punjab Government’s move to scrap the whole batch of candidates selected by PPSC during Ravi Sidhu’s tenure is altogether unjust and ill-advised, stated the PPSC Selected College Lecturers Association in a press statement today.

Protect animals’ rights: PFA
Ludhiana, August 16
The local chapter of the PFA (People for Animals) has urged the Chief Minister of Punjab to ensure that the rights of animals in the state are properly safeguarded. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr Sandeep Jain, secretary, PFA, stated that universal declaration of the rights of the animals has been adopted by the International Meeting on the ‘Rights of the Animals’, held in London by the United Nations Organisations.

Complaints of water scarcity
Ludhiana, August 16
Residents of New Prem Nagar and some of the adjoining localities around Hathi complex near Punjab Agricultural University campus are facing acute water shortage for last about one week due to failure of the tubewell. 

Chandigarh-Morinda rail by April
Bathinda, August 16
Union Railway Minister Nitish Kumar today said the Chandigarh-Morinda rail link would be made operational for passenger and goods traffic by April, 2003, while the remaining rail link from Morinda to Ludhiana would be taken in the second phase.

Summer Queen contest held
Ludhiana, August 16
The Ramgarhia Ladies Club organised a Summer Queen contest here today at Hotel Mariot. The contest was divided into two groups. Group I was for the ladies between 25 and 35 years and Group II was for the members above 35 years of age.



Independence Day celebrations in schools 
Ludhiana, August 16
“Sare jahan se achha, Hindustan hamara” said it all about the deep love for the country in the hearts of students. Various schools yesterday celebrated Independence Day by organising cultural functions on their school premises here.

Tiny tots of Dil’s Nursery School, Model Town Extension, during Independence Day celebration in Ludhiana on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph
Tiny tots of Dil’s Nursery School, Model Town Extension


Forum quashes PSEB plea, given relief
Ludhiana, August 16
In a significant judgement, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ruled that the dues on account of energy consumption by the tenants in a premises having separate power connections can not be recovered from the owner of the property.



DMCH employees hold state-level rally
Ludhiana, August 16
The union of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) supported by other unions accused the DMCH management of not being serious about finding a solution of the imbroglio during a massive rally held near Haibowal Kalan here today.


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