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Boy kidnapped, beaten up, thrown from train
Gang forced him to beg
Ludhiana, August 30
The alleged sensational incident of throwing a 10-year-old boy from a running train by a member of a gang which kidnaps and forces children to beg, took a more heinous form today with the boy alleging that the accused person sodomised him also while keeping him in captivity for the last 8 days.

Janmashtami celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, August 30
Many schools celebrated Janmashtami today. The primary and senior wing of DAV Public School organised a dance and music programme. 
Students of DAV School in Ludhiana celebrate Janmashtami on Friday.
Students of DAV School in Ludhiana celebrate Janmashtami on Friday.



The filthy condition of one of the streets in Upkar NagarGastroenteritis claims child’s life
Ludhiana, August 30
Panic has gripped residents of the Upkar Nagar area following the death of four-year-old Ram Narayan reportedly with the gastroenteritis-like symptoms here last evening. The Civil Surgeon, Dr S.N. Tiwari, who along with senior officials of the Health Department visited the area today, said the situation was not so serious and requested the residents to maintain calm.

The filthy condition of one of the streets in Upkar Nagar in Ludhiana where a child died of gastroenteritis on Thursday evening.

65 labourers sacked
Ludhiana, August 30
Sixtyfive labourers working in a paper mill on the Humbran Road have alleged that they were turned out of their job without being given three months salary. Despite pleading their case with the management and the Labour Department, neither were the services of the labourers restored nor were they paid their salaries.

Mr Baldev SinghWaiting for a good Samaritan
Ludhiana, August 30
An ex-serviceman, suffering from a serious heart ailment, has been knocking at the doors of the NGOs and the Sainik Welfare Officers for the past few weeks in order to arrange money for his operation.

Mr Baldev Singh



MC ‘lenient’ with contractual employee
Ludhiana, August 30
It sounds stranger than fiction but it is true that Mr Harpal Singh, appointed as a traffic consultant in the Municipal Corporation on a contract basis in 1999, has been allowed to continue in his post for the past 18 months despite the fact that his period of contract expired on December 31, 2000, and subsequent extension of one-year term till the end of 2001, granted by the then Finance and Contracts Committee was disallowed by the Local Government Department.

Seminar on ‘solid waste management’
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 30
To provide clean environment in urban areas, solid waste management should be undertaken, which could also keep a tab on the spread of epidemic diseases. Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, stated this while presiding over a one-day seminar on “Solid Waste Management”, at the Indoor Stadium here organised by the local Municipal Committee.

Reduce diesel price, demand farmers
Ludhiana, August 30
Activists of the Kirti Kisan Union today held a meeting to highlight the ‘anti-farmer’ policies being pursued by the government besides the decision of the Punjab Government to impose power surcharge on the farmers.

YC workers plant 100 saplings
Ludhiana, August 30
The Pradesh Youth Congress has launched plantation drive in the city to make it green. The plantation drive started from the Government High School, Sarabha Nagar, where the Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh, planted a sapling. This was followed by the planting of about 100 saplings in the school and in area around it by the leaders and workers of the Youth Congress. 

Cong function: vehicles impounded
Ludhiana, August 30
Hundreds of private vehicles have been impounded by the district administration in Ludhiana to keep them at the disposal of the Congress leaders who will in turn use these vehicles for ferrying people to Payal for participating in the programme organised to make the death anniversary of former Chief Minister, Beant Singh to be held there tomorrow.

Rival SAD youth factions merge
Ludhiana, August 30
The newly nominated office bearers of the All India Youth Shiromani Akali Dal today claimed that some of their former colleagues who had announced a parallel set up after the new unit was announced had decided to merge with the parent party.

Works managers hold meeting
Ludhiana, August 30
A meeting of the general house of the Punjab Roadways Works Managers Association was held here today. The managers demanded an increase in their promotion quota. They said several managers had been stagnating for the past more than 15 years despite the fact that they were highly qualified and having meritorious service records.

Citizens Club meeting
Ludhiana, august 30
The Citizens Club here today held its annual general body meeting under the chairmanship of its president Mr N.S. Nanda. According to a press note the annual general elections to the club were also held. 

Boparai’s appointment welcomed
Ludhiana, August 30
Senior leader of the Sarb Hind Akali Dal and former minister Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal has hailed the appointment of Mr S S Boparai as the Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala.

Attack on Jindal decried
Ludhiana, August 30
The state BJP has condemned the attack on Malerkotla acting Municipal Council chief Kewal Krishan Jindal and he said that it is a pointer to political opponents under Congress rule.



PNB meet organised
Ludhiana, August 30
In order to get on the spot feedback from the customers, Punjab National Bank, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, organised a customer relation meet. Other branches of the bank, including those in Basti Jodhewal, Aggar Nagar, Bazar Kharadian, Chowk Saidan and Jawadi also participated in the programme.



Teachers resent J&K poll duty
Ludhiana, August 30
A meeting of the working committee of the Government Primary Teachers Association Ludhiana, under the chairmanship of its president, Mr Baldev Krishan Maudgil, has resented the decision of the State Government for deputing primary school teachers for the J & K Assembly elections.


Health authorities’ decision decried
Ludhiana, August 30
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association has condemned the decision of the Health authorities to hold an official meeting of the Civil Surgeons and Deputy Medical Commissioners of the state along with their spouses at a picnic spot in Ropar district on September 2 and 3.


Judo championship results
Ludhiana, August 30
Girl judokas from Government Senior Secondary School, Division no. 3, stole the limelight in the Ludhiana District-Level Schools Judo Championship held today at the R S Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.

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