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Nine-hour power cut has residents fuming
Ludhiana, December 15
Normal life in the city was thrown out of gear today with a major power cut for over nine hours. Even though the electricity authorities issued a circular a day before, it escaped the attention of most of the residents who could not enjoy Sunday at home.

Tangri’s police remand extended
Ludhiana, December 15
All-India Shiv Sena (Rashtrawadi) chief Jagdish Tangri’s police remand was today extended for a day in connection with a case of supply of arms, allegedly used in the Gujarat riots. Yesterday, he was remanded in police custody for a day by the Ilaqa Magistrate.
Jagdish Tangri being taken to the District Courts in Ludhiana Jagdish Tangri being taken to the District Courts in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

ARE THEY ABOVE LAW ? School students on two-wheelers without helmets. — Photos Pradeep Tewari

Endless struggle to make both ends meet
Ludhiana, December 15
Three years ago when Jagsher Singh had decided to donate his kidney in the hope of striking it rich abroad, he had no inkling that one day he would have to struggle even to get two square meals for his family. Life is becoming tough with each passing day for Jagsher Singh, the alleged victim in the Pammian kidney case.

School heads from master cadre: DPI(S)
Ludhiana, December 15
The New Education Policy-2002 has raised a lot of dust. According to the new policy, the primary and middle schools have been planned to be merged. The question remains, who would head the institution?


Don’t deride Tohra, Talwandi warned
Ludhiana, December 15
Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, former president of the SGPC, who has been expelled from the Shiromani Akali Dal led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has been asked to use caution and restrain himself from making any statement against Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, president, All India Shiromani Akali Dal.

Forest Dept to resume drive
Ludhiana, December 15
Notwithstanding threats of violence by villagers, the Divisional Forest Department has decided to continue its drive of resuming 450 acres of forest land. The drive that is on for the past many days was suspended for two days after armed villagers of Kot Umra village allegedly injured three employees of the department on Friday night.

Protest march by federation
Phillaur, December 15
The General Categories Welfare Federation Punjab yesterday organised a protest march in which a large number of federation workers and leaders from various districts of the state took part.

Sewerage problem persists in Samrala
Samrala, December 15
The sewerage problem at Samrala has become a chronic one. The administration has in the past tried to solve the problem but all efforts have proved futile. All planned schemes have failed. Rather, they have added to the woes of the town dwellers and the public in general.

‘Address migrant workers’ problems’
Ludhiana, December 15
The Muslim Aman Society, while expressing concern over the plight of a sizeable population of migrant workers in the industrial city, has urged the government to immediately intervene and address the hardships being faced by migrants.



LSE shows rise in business
Ludhiana, December 15
The volume of business in the Ludhiana Stock Exchange through its subsidiary LSE Securities Limited has witnessed a sharp rise during the past two months ever since the markets throughout the country started looking up. The average daily volume of business which hovered around Rs 45-50 crore about two months ago has shot up to Rs 90 crore daily, showing an increase of more than 50 per cent. 

‘Soyabean is food of future’
Ludhiana, December 15
Soyabean is going to be the food of the future. And more so in India, where health consciousness is growing among people. Soyabean being rich in protein has very less fat and cholesterol contents. The American Soyabean Association (ASA), a conglomerate of about six lakh soyabean producing farmers of the USA with an annual turnover of $ 26 billion, is targeting India as its potential market.

‘Need to promote pilgrim tourism’
Ludhiana, December 15
Mr N.S. Nanda, president of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab, has congratulated the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for his efforts towards getting the Golden Temple in Amritsar declared as a world heritage site.



Education neither cramming nor sharpening of intellect
Bharatiya Vidya Mandir School (BVM), Kitchlu Nagar, was inaugurated on April 23, 1993. At present the school is running classes from pre-Nursery to class IX. The magnificent school building stands on 5.2 acres with 90 rooms, spacious modern library and a reading room, a fully equipped science lab. Computer lab is equipped with 1 P-III system. The school has the strength of 2,300 students, 75 teachers, five office/administrative staff and 26 Class IV employees.

A view of the BVM school. — Photos Pradeep Tiwari
A view of the BVM school

‘Discipline is the backbone of successful educational process’
outam Gupta has been teaching for more than a decade and has been the Principal of BVM for a year and a half. Being sensitive to the needs of students, he believes in positive counselling and says that it has brought excellent results.

Sur Tal programme
Ludhiana, December 15
The Punjab Government has launched an ambitious programme, Surtal-2002, to promote culture and bring out the hidden talent among all age groups. The competitions for participants from Ludhiana, Ropar and Moga districts will be held from December 20 to 22 at 10 a.m. at Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, and will be dedicated to renowned Punjabi singer Lal Chand Yamla Jatt. Age will be no bar in song and painting competition.



How to prevent cold and flu
olds occur throughout the year, but are most common in late winter and early spring. An average child has six colds a year, adults have fewer. All of us have experienced sore throat, running nose, bodyaches and general sense of misery that announces the onset of the common cold. Other familiar signals include a cough, headache and dry sore or sensitive breathing passages.

Hospital needs more staff
Khamano, December 15
The building of a government hospital here was completed about a year and six months ago, but no permanent doctor has been posted in the hospital. It was constructed by Punjab Health Systems Corporation with the help of the World Bank at a cost of Rs 86 lakh. Apart from this, apparatus of Rs 7 lakh have been provided.

A view of the hospital in Khamano. — A Tribune photograph
A view of the hospital in Khamano


28 attend cricket selection camp
Ludhiana, December 15
Twenty-eight cricket probables are attending a coaching camp at the local SD Government College for Boys grounds. The boys are preparing for the 48th All-India Vinoo Mankad Cricket Championship to be held in New Delhi on December 23. 

Probables return after the morning practice session at the SD Govt College ground in Ludhiana on Sunday.— A Tribune photograph
Probables return after the morning practice session at the SD Govt College ground

Borstal inmates outplay Amateur XI
Ludhiana, December 15
Borstal Angels, the cricket team of the Ludhiana Borstal jail, today defeated Amateur XI by a margin of 45 runs. After winning the toss, Borstal Angels decided to bat. They lost three early wickets in the first four overs of the game at a meagre score of 14. However, Rahul Raja and Pumma stabilised the innings.

Dashmesh Sports Fest
Ludhiana, December 15
The 74th edition of the Dashmesh Sports Festival will be held at Phalewal village, near here, from January 24 to 27. This was stated by Mr Gumit Singh, president of the Dhashmesh Sports and Welfare Club, today.


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