Thursday, November 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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‘Plot’ for setting up petrol station
Owners ignorant, admn grants NOC to HPCL
Ludhiana, November 13
In an interesting case district administration has issued a no-objection certificate to Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for setting up a petrol station on the DMC road on a plot which belongs to 11 different persons, who are not even remotely concerned with the setting up of the petrol station.

Travel agent nabbed for fraud
Ahmedgarh, November 13
The Punjab Police has arrested the kingpin of a gang who has reportedly been duping innocent people of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh on the pretext of sending them abroad and securing jobs in government departments for them. 

Diabetes becoming common in youth
Ludhiana, November 13
Rahul, a young businessman of 30 years of age, had increased urination and fatigue for the past three weeks. He got his urine tested and was shocked to see the results. He was declared diabetic. Ten-year-old Vikramjit developed a habit of bedwetting. He was found to be diabetic.


Roadways staff strike work
Ludhiana, November 13
On a call given by the joint action committee, employees of the local depot of Punjab Roadways observed a strike from 8 am to 10 am to press for their demands and register their protest against ‘anti-employee’ policies of the government. Commuters had to face a lot of inconvenience due to the strike.
The bus stand wears a deserted look, following a two-hour strike by Punjab Roadways employees in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma 
The bus stand wears a deserted look, following a two-hour strike by Punjab Roadways employees

City at monkey’s mercy
Ludhiana, November 13
Several thickly populated localities here continue to be affected by the monkey menace. The simian is running amok, causing damage to property and biting children. The Departments of Forests and Wildlife remain indifferent to the situation.


DCC gears up for rally
Ludhiana, November 13
The District Congress Committee (Urban) convened a meeting of party functionaries here today to make preparations for the party rally in the city on November 18. The DCC (U) president, Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa announced that both the urban and rural units of the party were mobilising the workers and the masses for the convention. The party office-bearers had been entrusted duties to make the programme a big success.

Badal for action against rebels 
Samrala, November 13
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, SAD, said here today that the Akali Dal had got 11 votes less in the SGPC Presidential elections and action against those Akali Dal members, who had not voted for the official candidate, Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, would be taken by the political affairs committee.

Kelkar team visits city tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 13
A high-powered consultation team led by Dr Vijay L. Kelkar will be visiting Ludhiana on November 15 to interact with representatives of the industry on the issues related to both direct and indirect taxation.

Money for gaushalas on Gopal Ashtami
Ludhiana, November 13
Gopal Ashtami, a festival dedicated to the service of cows, was celebrated with religious fervour. A number of functions were held at various ‘gaushalas’ of the town yesterday.

Exorbitant charges for disposal of biomedical waste

here was a meeting for the collection of charges from doctors for disposal of biomedical waste by a private company (appointed by LMC) on November 10 at IMA house, B.R.S. Nagar.
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In-laws booked in dowry case
Doraha, November 13
The police booked in-laws of Sukhwinder Kaur of Payal under sections 406, 506 and 498-A of IPC of the Tuesday yesterday. The victim has complained of physical and mental harassment by her husband Darshan Singh and in-laws , including Babu Singh, father-in-law and Surjit Kaur, mother-in-law.


‘Need to review policies to attract FDI’
Ludhiana, November 13
India will have to review its policies to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) as has been done by China. This was stated by Mr Satish Dhanda, newly elected chairman of the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), in an exclusive interview.

Award for Machhiwara bank
Machhiwara, November 13
The local Land Mortgage Bank has been awarded first prize for its performance during 2000-01 among the primary cooperative agriculture and rural development banks of the state by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).



BCM students mesmerise
Ludhiana, November 13
A function to mark the week-long silver jubilee celebrations of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School was held last evening. Mr OP Munjal, MD, Hero Cycles Ltd. was the chief guest. School students presented a dazzling cultural bonanza.
The president of the managing committee, Mr Satyanand Munjal, and other members of the committee and parents were present.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHACHA NEHRU: Cheerleaders of BCM Arya School during the silver-jubilee function of the school, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Functions on Children’s Day eve
Ludhiana, November 13
The birthday of “Chacha Nehru” is a day of celebrations for school students. Since many schools remain closed on November 14, Pandit Nehru’s birthday, the Children’s Day functions are held a day earlier. Children, on this occasion, presented puppet shows and cultural programmes here.

Kids enjoy a puppet show at ‘Kids Carnival’ in St Xavier Playway School. — Tribune photo
Kids enjoy a puppet show at ‘Kids Carnival’ in St Xavier Playway School

350 to attend congress of biological chemists
Ludhiana, November 13
The Society of Biological Chemists will organise its three-day 71st annual conference on the PAU campus from tomorrow.
Dr M. R. S. Rao, an eminent scientist of the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, will be the chief guest, and Dr K. S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, will preside over the inaugural session which will be held in Pal Auditorium.


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