Monday, December 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Forest Dept move to acquire land stalled
Ludhiana, December 29
Despite the interim order of the Supreme Court directing the Forest Department to take over encroached forest land, the move of the Divisional Forest Department to take over hundreds of acres in 39 villages along side the Sutlej river has come to a naught for want of police security.

2002 saw rise in burglary, theft incidents
Ludhiana, December 29
A significant decline in murder, dacoity and robbery incidents and a sharp rise in burglary, theft and incidents of assault on public servants, mainly police personnel, were the salient features of the crime scenario in the Ludhiana police district in 2002.

A seller in Ludhiana displays a 4x4 feet kite with New Year greetings A seller in Ludhiana displays a 4x4 feet kite with New Year greetings. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 


Oswal’s gesture to native village
Jodhan Ludhiana,  December 29
Eightyfive years ago, an 11-year-old boy left this village in search of livelihood. And over a period of time he created a business empire of over Rs 2000 crore. After 85 years he returned today to his native village to show his gratitude by way of getting a concrete road constructed which joins the main road to the local gurdwara.

Mr Vidya Sagar Oswal interacts with people of his native village, Jodhan. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Mr Vidya Sagar Oswal interacts with people of his native village, Jodhan


Kin of Kargil martyrs honoured
Ludhiana, December 29
As many as 11 families of Kargil martyrs were honoured at a function organised to commemorate the death anniversary of Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, who laid down his life fighting the enemy in the 1971 war, by Nirmaljit Singh Memorial Trust in Mullanpur village near here today.

Kargil widows break into tears at a function organised to honour them in Mullanpur village on Sunday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Kargil widows break into tears at a function organised to honour them in Mullanpur village

51 widows given monthly pension
Ludhiana, December 29
Fiftyone widows were provided with monthly pension and ration by the Bhartiya Kalyan Jyoti at a function organised at Rajindera Model Senior Secondary School, Shankaracharya Nagar, here today.


NRI woman found dead
Ludhiana, December 29
The body of Mohinder Kaur, 72, who had come here from Canada to sell off her land, was found in her Jamalpur house in a burning state by the police on Friday night. It is being feared that she was murdered after which killer(s) made an attempt to destroy evidence by burning.

Four persons rounded up
Ludhiana, December 29
The Sadar police today reportedly rounded up four suspects in connection with the escape of two persons from the lock-up room of the Laddowal police post two days ago.



Following principles of Arya Samaj in letter and spirit 
The oldest school of the city, Arya Senior Secondary School, housed in the majestic colonial building of the last century has churned out doctors, lawyers, statesmen and many other eminent people of the society. The school has inherited a rich legacy since 1889.

A view of the school building. — Photo Pradeep Tiwari
A view of the school building

Dedication has given way to materialism 
r Balraj Krishan Verma has spent his student days, his days as teacher and finally as the Principal of the school spanning over half a century in Arya Senior Secondary School. He joined the institute as a student in 1950 when the school was one of the leading institutes.

Science fair results
Ludhiana, December 29
Vidya Bharti celebrated its 50th anniversary with a science fair here today, in which 50 different science models from five states were displayed. The competition was divided into two categories: junior and senior. Mr Madan MohanVyas, President, North Zone Vidya Bharti, inaugurated the exhibition.



All set for Pulse Polio campaign
Machhiwara, December 28
The local health authorities have completed all arrangements for the first phase of the intensified Pulse Polio campaign. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, the SMO, Dr Harvinder Singh, said in the Machhiwara block 10 urban posts, 59 rural posts, two transit posts and a mobile post were established to administer polio drops to 13,367 children in the age group of 0-5 years.


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