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Smog engulfs city, stubble burns unchecked
Ludhiana, October 11
Despite the orders of the District Magistrate banning the burning of paddy straw in the district, farmers continue to burn paddy stubble flouting the orders with impunity. 
A thick blanket of smong engulfs the city as farmers resort to rampant burning of paddy stubble
A thick blanket of smog engulfs the city as farmers resort to rampant burning of paddy stubble in the district.— Photo Pardeep Tewari 

City roads to wear new look
Ludhiana, October 11
The Municipal Corporation has taken up the task of reconditioning of all city roads and the first phase of the project, which will cover all major roads and highways, will be completed by October 31.

Hi-tech Ramlilas take city by storm
Ludhiana, October 11
The high-tech Ramlilas being staged in various parts of the city have taken residents by storm as is evident from the overwhelming public response to these shows.


Teachers resent education policy
Ludhiana, October 11
Members of Govt Primary Teachers Association, Punjab, and many other teachers’ associations have expressed resentment over enforcing the new education policy 2002. The president of the Primary Teahers’ Association, Mr. Piara Singh Dhillon, has said due to this new policy the Punjab Primary Education Act of 1960 would lose its relevance as the new education policy aims at handing over the school affairs to the village districts and block-level committees.

Woman succumbs to burns, husband booked
Ludhiana , October 11
The Salem Tabri police yesterday booked Bhupinder Singh, husband of Gurmit Kaur, and his two married sons under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC after Gurmit Kaur succumbed to her burn injuries in the CMC on Wednesday night. An autopsy on the body was performed at the Civil Hospital yesterday.


MSP and bonus on paddy ‘ambiguous’
Ludhiana, October 11
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has asked the central and the state governments to clear their respective positions regarding the increase in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy and bonus because no orders or directions, giving effect to the announcements in this regard had so far been issued to the authorities concerned.

With roots in Punjab she dons Order of British Empire
Ahmedgarh, October 11
Former Mayor of London Jagir Kaur Hissowal credits the teachings of her father for being the first Sikh woman to be conferred the coveted Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth II.

Welfare schemes for ex-servicemen under focus
Ludhiana, October 11
Brig Kuldip Singh Kahlon, Director, Sainik Welfare Punjab, during his visit to the District Sainik Welfare Office at Moga on Wednesday addressed a large gathering of ex-servicemen, widows and dependents of Army personnel in which he provided details of several measures being taken by the government for the welfare of members of the defence forces and their families.

Employees’ solidarity convention today
Ludhiana, October 11
Led by the Democratic Employees Front, Punjab, the district unit of the body will organise a solidarity convention of the employees at Jawahar Nagar Camp School in the city tomorrow to focus on the “anti-employees policies” of the government and implications of the 73rd constitutional amendment.

Telecom engineers to step up stir
Ludhiana, October 1
The Telecom Engineering Officers Association today held a protest rally in front of the GMT’s office here today in protest against the non-acceptance of their demands.

Technology in banks discussed
Ludhiana, October 11
Managers of 73 branches of the Bank of India met here yesterday to discuss issues of technological developments in the banking sector. Zonal Manager, Mr H.S. Bhatia, underlined the need for passing on the benefits of technology developments in the banks to the customers.

Shri Nand Maharaj from ISCKON addresses a press conference to announce a plan for the construction of a Jagnanath Temple
Shri Nand Maharaj from ISCKON addresses a press conference to announce a plan for the construction of a Jagnanath Temple in Ludhiana on Friday. — IV

Study on CPA
Ludhiana, October 11
High degree of ignorance is being cited at the major reason for limited use of CPA (Consumer Protection Act), 1986. The lack of advertisement and awareness efforts on part of the government was also cited as another reason for not making use of CPA, which is aimed at protecting consumer rights.

Railway officials clarify
Ludhiana, October 11
With the latest technology having been introduced by the Railways at Ludhiana railway station, all possibilities of a train collision here have been ruled out.

Dr Kaile honoured
Gurusar Sadhar, October 11
Old students of the GHG Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organised a “sanmaan samaroh” to honour noted educationist Dr Harnek Singh Kaile who retired recently as Principal of the college after rendering meritorious services to the institution for more than 35 years.



SBoP branch inaugurated
Ludhiana, October 11
Mr A.K. Purwar, Managing Director, State Bank of Patiala, inaugurated the new premises of its commercial branch at Miller Ganj today. Speaking on the occasion, he said the branch along with other commercial branches already functioning in Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh, had been established to give high quality service to the corporate and other commercial sectors, with state of the art technology and highly motivated staff.



Science seminar series starts
Ludhiana, October 11
A two-day science seminar series started at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, Ludhiana here today. The series is being organised by the Science Department of the college comprising botany, zoology, physics, chemistry, maths, biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology and industrial chemistry streams.

A two-day science seminar series being organised at Guru Nanak College for Women in Ludhiana. — Photo IV
A two-day science seminar series being organised at Guru Nanak College for Women


‘Dastak’ exhibition impresses
Ludhiana, October 11
Dastak, an art exhibition by Nona Khanna and Dolly Kalra, is on at the Nehru Sidhant Kendra. The exhibition lays emphasis on affordable art — art within the reach of the common people. It also aims to revive traditional rural art forms of various parts of India. Many paintings have used mud and cow-dung with colours to make these more attractive.
One of the exhibits at the art exhibition at the Nehru Sidhant Kendra in Ludhiana. — IV

One of the exhibits at the art exhibition at the Nehru Sidhant Kendra


Concern over harmful effects of trauma and violence on kids
Ludhiana, October 11
Trauma and violence may shatter children's sense of security,’’ keeping this in view the College of Nursing, Christian Medical College and Hospital celebrated Mental Health Day yesterday.

Privatisation of hospitals opposed
Ludhiana, October 11
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has opposed the plan of the Punjab Government to privatise the state health services. Dr Hardeep Singh, state president and Dr Surinder Single, general secretary of the association, said the government had reversed the health planning of the state from a social cause of “health for all” to profit generation for private entrepreneurs.


Muktsar team in Basketball meet final
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 11
The second semifinal and final of the State Basketball Competition for both boys and girls under-14 will be played tomorrow in which Mr Raghubinder Chettlay (Ghuggi), proprietor Amarjeet Enterprises, will be the chief guest.

National championship team
Ludhiana, October 11
The list of Punjab boys and girls teams for the 19th Youth National Basketball Championship to be held at Jalandhar from October 13 to 19 has been released. Mandeep Singh of Gurdaspur and Tarunjit of Ludhiana will lead the teams.


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