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Police comes to rescue of shopkeepers
Car bazar dealers told to stop blocking lanes, pavements
Ludhiana, December 28
The district police has come to the rescue of shopkeepers of the Feroze Gandhi market, directing car bazar dealers to stop blocking lanes and pavements. Sarabha Nagar DSP B. S. Bakshi, after visiting the market, found that the shopkeepers had valid points to offer on the issue.

Lockup break: probe begins
Initial findings go against cops
Ludhiana, December 28
The district police began a high-level inquiry here today into yesterday’s reported escape of two burglars from the Laddowal police post. Strong action is likely against erring policemen.

PAU experts puzzled at lions’ deaths
Ludhiana, December 28
Even as the post-mortem of two more lions, brought dead here from Chhatbir Zoo, yesterday was conducted by PAU veterinary experts, the scientists remained inconclusive on the exact cause of death.




Where ancestors are worshipped
Samrala, December 28
The Saddi community at Otalan village, 2 km from here, is doing something to preserve the sacred memory of its forefathers. In 1984, a modest temple dedicated to Shiv Sati was built here by bringing holy bricks from Tarn Taran.

A memorial to ancestors being raised in Otalan village near Samrala. A Tribune photograph

A memorial to ancestors being raised in Otalan village near Samrala.

Inspector held on graft charge
Ludhiana, December 28
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau today claimed to have caught red-handed an inspector with the Food and Civil Supplies Department while accepting a bribe of Rs 500 in return of a favour from a shopkeeper at Ropar here yesterday.

Chill marks economic divide
Ludhiana, December 28
With the mercury dipping and icy winds blowing, city clubs are busy preparing for big bashes to usher in 2003. There is an atmosphere of gaiety as hotels and restaurants are being dressed up to give a festive look while some people are planning private parties to welcome New Year. 

As mercury dips, poor women collect firewood to keep warm. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

As mercury dips, poor women collect firewood to keep warm.


Cultural antidote to drug abuse
Ludhiana, December 28
The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Mr Ashwani Sekhri, has conceptualised an ambitious project to counter the meance of drug abuse in the state. Feeling concerned over a large number of youths falling prey to the drugs, the Minister has decided to counter the drug addiction by way of cultural activities.

Kisan union flays PSEB move
Ludhiana, December 28
The Kirti Kisan Union has condemned the disconnection of tubewell connections in the state and has warned the PSEB authorities that the farmers will be forced to launch an agitation if the board persists with its wrong policy.

Freedom fighters honoured
Ludhiana, December 28
The District Congress Committee (Urban) organised a function to mark the ‘foundation day’ of Congress at the party office here today. Mr Lakhwinder Singh, general secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, was the chief guest. A score of freedom fighters and blood donors were honoured at the occasion.

Grant for pensioners bhavan released
Ludhiana, December 28
Construction of a Punjab Pensioners Bhavan in the Mini Secretariat, which was stalled due to paucity of funds, will soon be initiated as a special grant of Rs 6 lakh has been given for the work by Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, Member, Parliament.

Withdrawal of excise duty demanded
Ludhiana, December 28
The Federation of Tiny and Small Scale Industries of India has called for the withdrawal of excise duty on bicycles and total exemption on the parts and accessories of the bicycles and cycle rickshaw, as at present these items attracted zero per cent duty.

British Columbia minister to visit DMCH
Ludhiana, December 28
The Minister of State for Mental Health in the Government of British Columbia (Canada), Dr Gulzar Sigh Cheema, would be visit Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) here on December 30, 2002, from where he passed his MBBS examination in 1977 and also did his internship and house jobs in the Departments of Paediatrics and Psychiatry.


Lineman’s scooter taken away
Ludhiana, December 28
Mr Mehar Chand, a lineman posted at the Chaura Bazar office of the Panjab State Electricity Board, was robbed by a rickshaw-puller and two of his accomplices, also took away his scooter yesterday. They took away two gold rings and Rs 4,500.


Loans worth 1.82 cr disbursed
Ludhiana, December 28
State Bank of Patiala, Bharat Nagar Chowk branch, organised a loan mela here today. Mr S.P. Mittal, Deputy General Manager, Jalandhar Zone, presided over and distributed 60 loans amounting to Rs 1.82 crore under bank’s various schemes like housing loans, karamchari suvidha loans, trade and industry loans.



50 award-winning entries at science fair

Ludhiana, December 28
In a science exhibition organised on the occasion of golden jubilee of Vidya Bharti, 50 award winning entries of science projects from the north region were displayed at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana.

Students display their projects at a science fair in Ludhiana on Saturday. — IV

Students display their projects at a science fair in Ludhiana on Saturday.


Four aquitted
Khamano, December 28
Mr G.S. Gill, Sessions Judge of Fatehgarh Sahib, has aquitted Mr Bhinder Singh Ranwan and three others, Mr Dilwar Singh, Mr Sher Singh and Mr Baljit Singh, in a case filed by Mr Ram Singh. Mr Ram Singh had alleged that the accused had beaten up him in Manderan village and burnt his turban on December 5, 2000.


Hundred-flower revolution, Punjab style

Ludhiana, December 28
Floriculture can play a big role in the diversification of agriculture in Punjab, as there is a big scope for its development as an industry here. Punjab has already made a beginning in this direction and some enterprising farmers have taken up the cultivation of flower seeds, bulbs, cut flowers and loose flowers.


Tips to check stress
Ludhiana, December 28
“The present system of education is based on senseless and rote learning and is giving sleepless nights to mothers which is an important reason of ongoing stress among school-going children,” said Dr Rajeev Gupta, city-based psychiatrist during the 56th orientation course in Ramgarhia Girls College yesterday.


1,000 take part in annual meet
Ludhiana, December 28
The Annual Sports Meet and Cultural Programme of GMT Senior Secondary Public School was organised here today. The show was well-managed and it began with a march past, in which, about 1,000 students participated.

Students of GMT Public School, Ludhiana, participate in a lemon race during their annual sports meet and cultural programme on Saturday. — IV
Students of GMT Public School, Ludhiana, participate in a lemon race during their annual sports meet and cultural programme on Saturday.


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