Wednesday, November 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Rs 2,550 cr for farm loans in 10th Plan
Ludhiana, November 19
With a view to bailing out farmers from the present financial crisis, the Punjab Cooperative Department has drawn up a comprehensive programme to effectively implement the crop diversification scheme, under which loans amounting to Rs 2,550 crore would be advanced during the 10th Five Year Plan to farmers on simple interest rate. 

Beggars make merry as jail staff toil
Ludhiana, November 19
From the polluted crossings of the city to the comparatively peaceful and trouble-free confinement in the Ludhiana Central Jail, over 250 beggars in the city have come a long way. Hot baths, better food and new clothes have given them a better appearance.

Docs up in the arms against PPCB
Ludhiana, November 19
The managements of various city hospitals, members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the doctors running nursing homes and clinics in the city are up in the arms against the Punjab Pollution Control Board’s (PPCB) adamant attitude of demanding several documents with application for authorisation under the provisions of Bio Medical Waste (Management and Handling), Rules, 1998.


Vegetables grown alongside nullah pose danger
Ludhiana, November 19
Next time when you think of buying green leafy vegetables to provide yourself the required vitamins and minerals, do not forget to ask your grocer about the location of the fields where these vegetables were grown in the city.

Vegetables irrigated with contaminated water from Buddha Nullah near Haibowal in Ludhiana pose a threat to the lives of consumers. — Photo Pardeep Tewari
Vegetables irrigated with contaminated water from Buddha Nullah near Haibowal

Gurpurb celebrated with gaiety & fervour
Ludhiana, November 19
The city wore a festive look as birthday of the first guru of Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev ji, was celebrated with usual fervour and gaiety all over the city today. Apart from government offices and banks, a large number of private establishments also observed a holiday today.

Devotees partake of langar at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Subzi Mandi, Ludhiana, on Gurpurb. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Devotees partake of langar at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Subzi Mandi, Ludhiana

Tercentenary celebrations of Guru Granth Sahib
Ludhiana, November 19
The tercentenary of Guru Granth Sahib will be celebrated in 2008 and the United Nations is being approached to declare 2008 as the year of “Ecology and spirituality” throughout the world.

Congress seems to be the ‘most democratic’ party in the state, at least when it comes to allowing the dissidence and opposition within itself. And this was best reflected during the workers’ convention scheduled to be held in Feroze Gandhi Market on Saturday
  • Sri Ayyappa temple
  • Singing or begging?
  • Biharwala havaldar
  • Media shy?
  • Catching butterflies
  • Litmus test


PTDC staff decry disinvestment policy
Ludhiana, November 19
Condemning the policy of disinvestment being pursued by the Punjab Government, the Punjab Tourism Employees Union has threatened to launch an agitation to safeguard the interests of the employees of the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC).

‘Order on buffaloes not implemented’
Doraha, November 19
Residents of Ward Number 3 here have, in a written complaint, shown their resentment against the nuisance being created by buffaloes in the area, and the non-compliance of the order of the SDM, Payal, by the police in this regard.

Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi
Ludhiana, November 19
Glowing tributes were paid to late Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi on her 85th birth anniversary here today. A number of functions and programmes were organised by different sections of the Congress to mark the occasion.

The District Congress president, Mr K.K. Bawa, leads a Sadhbhavna Yatra to mark the 85th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV
The District Congress president, Mr K.K. Bawa, leads a Sadhbhavna Yatra to mark the 85th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

PFA for action against circus owner
Ludhiana, November 19
The local chapter of the People for Animals has written to the District Magistrate of Patiala for getting a case registered under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, against Jumbo Circus performing at Patiala.

HP Chief Justice visits CMC
Ludhiana, November 19
The Chief Justice of the Himachal High Court, Mr Justice W.A. Shishak, visited the CMC, here today. He was accompanied by his family members and the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ludhiana. 

Passing out parade of ITBP recruits


Four booked for fraud
Ludhiana, November 19
The Division No: 3 police has registered a case of fraud against four persons on the complaint of Mr Amit Kumar Gupta, a resident of Civil Lines, who alleged that the accused duped him of Rs 4 lakh on the pretext of securing a government job for him.

4-yr-old crushed to death


Dakha to come up as ‘adarsh gram’
Ludhiana, November 19
Dakha village in this district has been selected to be developed as adarsh gram under a scheme launched by the department of Animal Husbandry. Under the comprehensive project, steps would be taken to improve the economic condition of dairy farmers and those pursuing allied professions.


‘Young Scientist Award’ for PAU student
Rajdeep KaurLudhiana, November 19
Dr Rajdeep Kaur of the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Punjab Agricultural University here was presented the prestigious ‘Young Scientist Award’ at the 3rd National Conference of the Indian Society of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (ISVPT) held at GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Her research work on selenium toxicity was adjudged the best at the national conference.

87 participate in contests
Ludhiana, November 19
Students of several educational institutions expressed concern for environment through charts, posters, models and other displays at a function organised by the Eco-Club of the Government College for Women on “Environment concern and suggestions for sustainable development”, here today.

Zonal youth fest begins today
Ludhiana, November 19
Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival Ludhiana Zone-C will be held at Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Kamalpura (Ludhiana) from November 20 to November 22, 2002. Convener of the festival Prof Kamaljit Kaur informed that more than 700 students from 10 colleges of the zone would participate in almost in 31 events during the three day festival.


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