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Local bus service to check pollution problem
Ludhiana, December 4
In a move to make Ludhiana— the second most polluted city of the Northern region after Delhi— pollution free, the district administration will soon start local transport system in the city replacing the auto-rickshaws that cause maximum air-pollution in the city.

Ripples of panic in finance market
Ludhiana, December 4
Panic has gripped hundreds of creditors who invest their money in unauthorised private financial market after a leading city financier owing an amount of over Rs 20 crore claimed insolvency.

BEVY OF BEAUTIES BEVY OF BEAUTIES: Slovak girls at a dance festival at Guru Nanak Public School in
Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Young girls admire the beauty of chrysanthemums at an exhibition
Young girls admire the beauty of chrysanthemums at an exhibition at PAU in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Snake in milk bottle costs Rs 50,000
Ludhiana, December 4
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ludhiana, has imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 besides a cost of Rs 1000 on Asian Lakto Industries and Dinesh Bhushan, contractor of the canteen number 4 of the CMC Hospital, for supplying contaminated milk to one Ekta Uppal.

Board meeting put off
Khanna, December 4
The meeting of the delimitation board of the Khanna Municipal Council scheduled for December 6 has been postponed. According to information received from the Deputy Director Local Bodies, Ludhiana, the meeting of the board will now be held on December 23 at the Municipal town hall at 12 noon.

PPCB relaxes conditions
Ludhiana, December 4
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has relaxed certain conditions for bio-medical waste management. The members of Indian Medical Association, Punjab, had expressed their inability regarding arranging some documents to be annexed with authorisation case.

Ban Noormehlia sect: YAD
Ludhiana, December 4
Taking strong exception to alleged acts of sacrilege committed by followers of Ashutosh, chief, Noormehlia sect, in a gurdwara in Mahilpur, the youth wing of the SAD has urged the Punjab Government to impose a ban on the sect.


Lal Singh promises proper use of funds
Ludhiana, December 4
Mr Lal Singh, Finance Minister, has asserted that with the enforcement of financial measures and efficient management, there would be 100 per cent utilisation of the state annual plan amounting to Rs 2,795 crore sanctioned by the Union Government, as against only 58 per cent utilised during the last year in the SAD-BJP regime.

Bring culprits to book: YC
Ludhiana, December 4
The District Youth Congress, while charging some of the BJP ministers and other senior functionaries in the SAD-BJP government with gross misuse of power and amassing personal fortunes, has urged the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to order a high-level inquiry into their misdeeds and bring the culprits to book.

No escape from noise, air pollution
Ludhiana, December 4
The noise and air pollution in the city continue to make the lives of residents and patients suffering from hypertension, respiratory diseases, including asthma, nose and throat problems, miserable. Despite numerous complaints to the authorities concerned, city residents continue to face the threat of fumes, gases and noise.

Nanda is Dhan Pothohar chief
Ludhiana, December 4
Mr N.S. Nanda has unanimously been re-elected president of the Dhan-Pothohar Brotherhood Punjab . The elections were held here at the annual general body meeting of the brotherhood yesterday. Mr Nanda has been elected president for the fifth consecutive term.

‘Correct action secret of success’ 
Ludhiana, December 4
“Everybody craves for success. Few know what it is. Fewer still understand that success belongs to the future. The cause of success lies in correct action in the present. What follows is an analysis of what exactly constitutes correct action as well as the impediments to correct action. It sounds strange but the fact remains that the greatest impediment to success is one’s own mind.

God, save Punjabis!
ote bank politics has once again vitiated the social atmosphere of Punjab, much more than any other state. Punjab has been earlier snatched of land to carve other states out of it. Punjab, which once encompassed the Shivalik Hills on the one side and Delhi on the other, has been reduced to a petty state where politicians fight to wash their dirty linen in public all the time at the expense of the public, to whom they care a fig for. 

Bhai Vir Singh’s birth anniversary
Ludhiana, December 4
The 131st birth anniversary celebrations of Bhai Vir Singh, a pioneer in modern Punjabi literature, will be held at Shimlapuri here on December 5. The function is being organised by the Teja Singh Sutantar Memorial School and College in collaboration with the Punjabi Sahit Kala Parishad. A new block will be inaugurated by shabad kirtan and ardas, followed by an academic session.


Dairy owner alleges fraud
Sahnewal, December 4
A dairy owner of Sahnewal has alleged that he was cheated by another dairy owner while paying the price of buffaloes bought from the farmer on Tuesday. Somnath, of Kohara Road, Sahnewal, has complained to the Sahnewal police that Naresh Kumar, of Tajpur Road, Ludhiana, had bought three buffaloes from him and in return gave him three cheques for Rs 23,000 , but he found that there was no cash in his account.


Hero Cycles launches new-series
Ludhiana, December 4
Hero Cycles today announced the launch of its six high-end all- terrain bicycles. The latest additions in the Hero portfolio are the models developed after the strategic tie-up with another world giant National Panasonic of Japan.


Applications invited for progressive farmer award
Ludhiana, December 4
The Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, has invited applications from the progressive farmers of Punjab for Sardar Dalip Singh Dhaliwal Memorial Award for Innovative Farmer which will be given on the eve of kisan mela to be held at Ludhiana in March.


Declamation contest winners
Ludhiana, December 4
The Department of Extension Education, PAU, organised a state-level declamation contest at Government Senior Secondary School, Nurpur Bet, Ludhiana. The winners of the district-level contests held at Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Nawanshahr participated in the contest. Dr V.K. Sharma, Registrar, PAU, was the chief guest, while Mr Bachittar Singh, District Education Officer, presided over the function.

Seminar on student, teacher relationship
Ludhiana, December 4
A seminar on student-teacher relationship was held here yesterday in which principals, professors and students, who had gathered under the auspices of Central Students’ Council of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, resolved to strengthen the relationship.
A speaker at a seminar organised by the Central Students’ Council of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, on student-teacher relationship in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
A speaker at a seminar organised by the Central Students’

Teachers’ protest on December 11
Ludhiana, December 4
The Democratic Teachers’ Front, Punjab, in a press release today said that all its district-level committees would protest against the new education policy 2002 in Chandigarh from December 11 to 13 in front of the Education Directorate.

NAAC team to visit college
Ludhiana, December 4
A four member team constituted by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, will visit Malwa Central College of Education for Women on December 10 and 11 to grade the institution according to its standards.

Private schools to hold meeting
Ludhiana, December 4
The Association of the Private Schools will hold its annual meeting on December 7 at Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Tenti Foot Road, said press secretary of the association Deepak Manan.


Truck driver’s conviction upheld
Ludhiana, December 4
Dismissing the appeal filed by a truck driver Harjinder Singh and Meheli, accused of causing death of two youngsters, by his rash and negligent driving, the sessions court has upheld the conviction of two years awarded to him by the trial court.


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