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140 villages brought under IRDP
Bhattal gives funds for roads, bridges
Ludhiana, October 15
Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Punjab Minister for Rural Development, Panchayats and Agriculture, lays the foundation stone The state government has decided to develop 140 villages, each with population more than 2,000, as model villages under the new Integrated Rural Development Programme. 
Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Punjab Minister for Rural Development, Panchayats and Agriculture, lays the foundation stone of a link road at Mansooran village on Tuesday.

‘Burning of paddy straw killing soil’
Ludhiana, October 15
Keeping in mind the health hazards caused due to smoke emitted as a result of burning of paddy straw, the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha organised a seminar in collaboration with the Agriculture Department on the management of crop residue at Sawadi Kalan village, here today.

PAU faces an acute shortage of funds
Ludhiana, October 15
The premier agricultural institute of the country, Punjab Agricultural University, is starved of funds and faces difficulty in making payments of salaries to the teaching and non-teaching staff on time every month.



Ravana goes up in flamesDemons die under tight security
Ludhiana, October 15
Dasehra was celebrated with traditional fervour and gaiety with effigies of Ravana, Kumbhkarana and Meghnadha being consigned to flames at numerous venues all over the district.

Ravana goes up in flames at Daresi grounds, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — photo Inderjit Verma

Punjab transport industry in dire straits
Ludhiana, October 15
If bus operators are to be believed, the passenger transport industry in the state is passing through a critical stage.

PSEB men accused of wrong action
Ahmedgarh, October 15
A local industrialist has sought compensation for monetary loss and harassment, allegedly, suffered by him due to the attitude of officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board.

Soaped radishTHE annual ritual of burning Ravana was solemnised at several places in and around the city on Tuesday evening with which Dasehra celebrations came to an end. Millions of rupees went up in smoke as huge, cracker-packed effigies of Lankapati were consigned to the flames to the delight of children and adults alike.

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‘Give private workers social security’
Ludhiana, October 15
The Punjab unit of the Indian National Trade Union Congress has urged the Union Government to provide workers in industrial units and private banks with social security by bringing these institutions under the purview of the ESI and Employees Provident Fund.

Function in memory of Sant Sucha Singh
Punjabi thinker A.S. Grewal addresses participants
Ludhiana, October 15
“Time, space and events are all imaginative terms to explain life in the field of knowledge, learning and science. These terms are not everlasting but have evolved over the ages and in the process of evolution of the human race. 
Punjabi thinker A.S. Grewal addresses participants at a function in the memory Sant Sucha Singh Jawaddi Kalan, in Punjabi Bhavan, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. IV

Cong government a failure: SAD
Ludhiana, October 15
Senior functionaries of the Shiromani Akali Dal SAD made scathing attacks on the Congress government in Punjab for what they termed as betrayal of the masses. Addressing a party meeting at Sunder Nagar here last evening, the party general secretary, Mr Ravinder Pal Singh Khalsa, alleged that the government had failed to fulfill any of its poll promises and had infact, withdrawn several facilities granted to the people by the erstwhile SAD-BJP government.

RSS takes out route march
Ludhiana, October 15
The RSS organised a function to mark its foundation day and celebrate Dasehra , here today. The function was followed by a route march, passing through several localities of the city.

621 widows get relief
Ludhiana, October 15
The Lala Jagat Narain Nishkam Sewa Sangh and the management of Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir jointly held a function here on Saturday at which relief in the form of ration and items of daily use were distributed among 621 widows.



Communication training course concludes
Ludhiana, October 15
An advanced training course in communication and research techniques organised by the Department of Journalism, Languages and Culture, PAU, concluded here today. Presiding over the concluding function, Mr Vardan Kapil, Director, All-India Radio, Jalandhar, said new communication technologies were facilitating the exchange of information at world level.



Enthralling recital by Johar Ali
Ludhiana, October 15
“Violin is not a western instrument as it is commonly believed. The origin of violin dates back to the Mauryan period. ‘Ravna Hatta’ similar to violin was extensively used by Rajasthani folk singers. Even now some Rajasthani tribes use it while singing. The West has modified it to its present state, no doubt,” said Johar Ali Khan, Hindustani violinist and music composer. His violin recital with Asif Ali Khan on tabla, Mohammad Jamil Khan on surmandal and a local college girl, Jyoti Kaur, on tanpura presented an excellent show. This was the first programme of Virasat 2002 held under the aegis of SPIC MACAY.


No longer just gas passers
Ludhiana, October 15
World Anaesthesia Day falls on October 16. Anaesthesiology is vital not only in operation theatres, but also outside in cases of trauma, pain, disasters, explosion, earthquakes, resuscitation and the management of intensive care units. Dr William T.G. Morton, in Boston, had used ether for pain relief in surgery on October 16, 1846. The anaesthesiologists, on this day, remember the pioneers of the field.

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