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Industrialist dupes govt of Rs 1 cr
Ludhiana, December 21
Close on the heels of busting a certificate scandal, the district administration today claimed to have unearthed another scandal in which a local industrialist allegedly duped the state government of more than Rs 1 crore.

No complaint from SSP, says DGP
Ludhiana, December 21
The Director-General of Police, Mr M.S. Bhullar, today categorically stated that there was no truth in reports that the DIG, Jalandhar Range, Mr Rohit Choudhry, had conspired with a ‘known criminal’ to eliminate the SSP, Ludhiana, Mr Harpreet Singh Sidhu.

Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral being received by Mr N.S. Nanda, president of the Punjab Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood, Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral being received by Mr N.S. Nanda, president of the Punjab Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood, at the Ludhiana Railway Station on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Experts: integrated yoga can bust stress 
Ludhiana, December 21
“Stress management has become the new focus for efficiency and health of executives in the corporate world. Besides being a ‘major killer’, research shows that in a very big way, stress is adversely affecting efficiency, productivity and overall effectiveness of individuals at work and at home across the entire spectrum of society. The World Health Organisation has officially described 1990s as the decade of epidemic of stress.

Guddu faces 9 more cases
Ludhiana, December 21
With more skeletons emerging from the closet of Punjab Police Inspector Shamsher Singh Guddu booked by the State Vigilance Bureau under corruption charges earlier this week, the Vigilance Bureau has found that the cop was facing charges in as many as nine cases of land grab, illegal detention, misuse of authority and lodging false complaints.


Cultural groups to work for the destitute
Ludhiana, December 21
Folk groups from the city and Bratislara (capital of Slovak Republic) have decided to work in close coordination towards “Culture of peace and international friendship throughout the world”.

L/Nk Avtar Singh Parents of soldier felicitated
Samrala, December 21
Residents of Kakrala Kalan village, 10 km from here, rejoiced on hearing the news that Lance Naik Avtar Singh of their village had been awarded Sena Medal for his courage and valour in the Eastern Sector. Sweets were distributed amongst the villagers by the father of Lance Naik Avtar Singh, Gurmel Singh, and his relatives.


Bid to kidnap child foiled
Ludhiana, December 21
A bid to kidnap a class III student from a school in Sherpur was foiled yesterday due to the alertness of two citizens who happened to witness the kidnapper’s sweet talk to lure the child.

Four burglaries in 24 hours
Ludhiana, December 21
Three shops and a house were found burgled in the city during the past 24 hours. Two of the shops burgled at New Shakti Nagar in Basti Jodhewal while one is at Moti Nagar Main Bazar in Focal Point. A burglary also took place at Durga Puri in the Division No. 6 area.


Industrial policy to give priority to border districts
Ludhiana, December 21
The border districts of the state including Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Ferozepore will get top priority in the new industrial policy being formulated by the state, where emphasis is being laid on the revival of the sick industry and also on setting up of new industry.


CIPHET valedictory function
Ludhiana, December 21
The valedictory function of the two-month training programme on agri-clinics and agri-business, conducted by the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), concluded here yesterday.


Minister promises better education in village schools
Ludhiana, December 21
Transport Minister Tej Parkash Singh has reiterated that the state government was fully committed to provide vocational education and with shifting to the new education system, the standard of education in the rural areas would definitely improve.

Training course concludes
Ludhiana, December 21
A training course on "Principles and practices of management" organised by Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI), in association with the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), concluded here today.

Five singers shortlisted
Ludhiana, December 21
The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of Punjab, organised a three-day cultural bonanza Sur-Taal 2002 at Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, to promote Punjabi culture. 


Life term for murder
Ludhiana, December 21
Mr S.M.S. Mahal, Additional Sessions Judge, has convicted Chhinda (32) of Sarva Nand Colony, Sekhewal Road, Ludhiana, to rigorous life imprisonment for the murder of Ashok Kumar.

Panel rejects PSEB appeal
Ludhiana, December 21
The Punjab Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has rejected the appeal of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) against an order of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum quashing the demand of Rs 42166 from a city resident, Mr Parshottam Kumar, on the charge of theft of electricity.



AFDR backs minister on regulation
Ludhiana, December 21
The Association For Democratic Rights (AFDR) has come to the defence of the Health Minister over the recent decision to impose a regulation on private hospitals regarding the fee structure and unethical practices. Taking a serious note of the statement by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the AFDR said by opposing such a regulation, the IMA was ignoring a right of the common man.

Workshop on rehabilitating disabled
Ludhiana, December 21
The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), North Zone, under the chairmanship of Dr E.M. Johnson, Chairman, RCI, Zonal Advisory Committee, conducted a workshop here today.


16 boys selected for tourney
Ludhiana, December 21
At the end of the training-cum-coaching camp, 16 boys have been selected to represent the Punjab school team (u-16) in the 48th All-India Vinoo Mankad Schools Cricket Championship scheduled to be held in Delhi from December 23 to 30.

Members of the Punjab schools cricket team which will take part in the 48th All-India Vinoo Mankad Schools Cricket Championship (u-16) to be held at Delhi from December 23 to 30. 
Members of the Punjab schools cricket team which will take part in the 48th All-India Vinoo Mankad Schools Cricket Championship

Results of Malwa sports festival
Samrala, December 21
On the second day of the three-day sports festival of the local Malwa Sports Association, the main attractions were the bullock-cart races, kabaddi matches, dog races, weightlifting and races of men and women. 


Holding of circus cancelled by admn
Khanna, December 21
The inaugural show of Jambo Circus which was to be staged here last evening was cancelled when the local SDM, Mr Manvesh Singh Sidhu, did not grant permission for the holding of the circus. The SDM said that the circus authorities had failed to show the permission of the Animal Welfare Board of India, which is necessary to run a circus.


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