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Savings schemes agent dupes residents of lakhs
Ludhiana, September 14
A woman agent of small savings schemes with the Post Office and District Small Savings Department has allegedly duped hundreds of city residents of lakhs of rupees by pocketing their monthly instalments instead of depositing these with the departments concerned for the past five years.

Villagers, students up in arms
Seek resignation of Malwa institutes’ chief
Samrala, September 14
Residents and students of more than 15 villages in this area are up in arms over the ‘rampant mismanagement’ prevalent at the local Malwa College and Malwa Modern School, besides the alleged autocratic style of functioning of the president of the management committee.

Legal notice to doctor
Ludhiana, September 14
An aggrieved client has served a legal notice on a city doctor, accusing him of harassing and charging money from him without performing surgery on his 13-year old son. He has demanded that the fee should be refunded to him with the interest amount.


Campaign against bank defaulters
Ludhiana, September 14
In its campaign against bank defaulters and fiscal mismanagement in the country, the local Citizens Action Front today organised a people’s assembly on ‘Fiscal Crisis, Corporate Loan and Challenges Ahead’. It demanded that immediate action should be taken for the recovery of loans from the defaulters.

No threat of floods: DC
Ludhiana, September 14
With the Sutlej flowing several feet below the danger mark, there is no immediate threat of flash floods in the district. The district administration is taking all precautions and has deployed employees of the Drainage Department for round-the-clock vigil of the Dhussi Bund.

Power supply position to remain critical
Ludhiana, September 14
Despite heavy rain during the past two days in the catchment areas of the hydroelectricity generation plants, the power supply position in the region is going to be critical during the next six months.


Badal asks partymen to unite
Doraha, September 14
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister of Punjab and President of the SAD(B), today called upon his partymen to be united and fight factionalism as “this was the reason that had created circumstances for the Badal government to loose in the Assembly election” .

Poor man’s appeal for his child
Ludhiana, September 14
Eleven-year-old Dhanpat Ram is suffering from ventricular septal defect and pulmonary artery hypertension and needs an immediate open-heart surgery. Maya Ram, father of the child, is a washerman and earns about Rs 2,000 per month. He has huge family to feed. Among his six children, Dhanpat Ram is the eldest. “My wife also works but she gets only Rs 500 a month”, said Maya Ram “Dhanpat used to have continuous fever for almost six months.



Club for awareness about ‘Italian Line of Credit’
Ludhiana, September 14
The local Knitwear Club, a conglomerate of different hosiery and knitting industries, has underlined the need for creating awareness about the “Italian Line of Credit”, which it says is a beneficial facility available to the industry for importing machinery from Italy. 

Mr Rajeev Bhatnagar, Chairman of the NSIC, interacts with members of the Knitwear Club in Ludhiana on Saturday. — IV
Mr Rajeev Bhatnagar, Chairman of the NSIC, interacts with members of the Knitwear Club

Udyog Rattan award
Ludhiana, September 14
M/s August Industries has been awarded the Udyog Rattan award by the Institute of Economic Studies for its outstanding achievement in the export of engineering goods. The award was presented to its sole proprietor, Mr Rajeev Nanchahal, in New Delhi recently. Mr Nanchahal (31) is probably one of the youngest entrepreneurs to have received this award.



Hindi Divas celebrated
Ludhiana, September 14
Punjab and Sind Bank today celebrated Hindi Divas. On this occasion, Mr R.S. Chhatwal, Deputy General Manager of the bank, emphasised to do maximum work in Hindi. He said: “Since our office falls in the ‘B’ region, our target of Hindi work is 90 per cent and we should make full efforts to achieve it”.

Students present a cultural programme during the Hindi Divas celebrations at the Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 
Students present a cultural programme during the Hindi Divas celebrations


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