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PUDA notices to 883 violators of bylaws 
Ludhiana, February 1
Taking a tough stand against building bylaws violators, the Punjab Urban Development Authority, (PUDA) has issued notices to as many as 883 violators to ‘mend their ways or face stringent action’.

Can’t call cops, they haven’t paid bills
Doraha, February 1
As the telephone supply to the Payal police station and the Doraha police post has been off for the past more than a-month-and-a-half due to the non-payment of bills, townsfolk can’t call the police in emergency.

BSNL bills not on time
Ludhiana, February 1
Thousands of subscribers of the BSNL have been put to undue harassment and financial losses as they could not get bills in time. The subscribers had to collect the bills on their own and pay along with penalty. And a number of those who did not go to collect bills had to pay with their telephone services being disconnected.

Maghar Singh from Damdama Sahib displays his skill at Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival
Maghar Singh from Damdama Sahib displays his skill at Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Wrong report costs woman her life
Machhiwara, February 1
Mr Bahadur Singh had got his wife Raj Ravinderpal Kaur medically examined in 2000 at a nursing home for pain in her breast. Doctors said an operation would have to be performed and asked him to bring medicines for operation. After the operation, a sample was sent to Chandigarh and the report mentioned no features of cancer.

Conductor pushes out student from bus
Doraha, February 1
A bus conductor reportedly whistled and blocked the entry of a student who boarding the bus, making him fall. Jasbir Singh of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, said after attending college he went to the bus stand where a state roadways bus had stopped. 

YC to gherao Vajpayee
Ludhiana, February 1
About 10,000 Youth Congress workers from Punjab are likely to participate in a rally to gherao the Prime Minister. The rally will be organised by the Indian Youth Congress on February 4 in New Delhi. The Pradesh Youth Congress president, Mr Devinder Singh Babbu and the senior vice-president, Mr Pawan Dewan, said the arrangements were being made for mobilising the workers.


Judiciary saffronised, says Mann
Ludhiana, February 1
The president of the SAD (A) and MP Simranjit Singh Mann today announced that the party would celebrate the birth anniversary of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale on February 12 at Fatehgarh Sahib.

SAD (A) morcha from Feb 12
Amloh, February 1
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) has served an ultimatum till February 12 on the centre and the Punjab government that in case they fail to make payment for cane to the farmers at the rate of Rs 105 per quintal as announced by the government, the SAD (A) would jam trail and road traffic at the Phillaur bridge indefinitely .

Arrest Sudarshan: Talwandi
Ludhiana, February 1
A senior Akali leader and former president of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, has criticised the remarks made by the RSS chief, Mr K.S. Sudarshan, in which he had reportedly described Sikhs as Hindus and said that Sikh gurus were propagating Hindu religion.

Residents seek removal of encroachments
Ludhiana, February 1
While the Municipal Corporation here claims to be committed to the removal of encroachments, an altogether different approach is adopted when the defaulters are well-connected. This has been alleged by the Dr Kitchlu Nagar Residents Association.

Raise memorial to city heroes

Ludhiana, February 1
Raise a memorial, but only if the intention is good. Great cities perpetuate great memories and good citizens offer gratitude. History is the creation of our love for the past, inspired by a matching curiosity.

City Walk — a thematic restaurant
Ludhiana, February 1
City Walk, an entirely new theme for an eating place, the first of its kind in the city, has come up at Ferozepur Road at a place earlier known as Vijay Palace. It had a grand opening recently. The theme is of a street surrounded by eating joints with specialities where one can just walk in and pick according to his wish.

Class IV staff hold rally
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 1
Members of the Class IV Government Employees Union organised a protest march in the main bazaar here today and staged a rally in front of the municipal council complex where the indefinite fast of two employees, Kishmiri Lal and Rajinder Kumar, entered its third day.



Govt indifferent to industry
Ludhiana, February1
The Bharatiya Janata Party, while condemning the exim form imposed by the state government, has said that the Congress government in Punjab appears to be completely indifferent to the ailing condition of trade and industry and is pursuing policies that would destroy the economy.

Industry opposes exim form
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 1
The Punjab Government's notification of January 13 to impose exim form without considering related problems is great injustice to trade and industry, said. Mr Bharat Bhushan Jindal, president and Mr J.P. Sharma, general secretary, of the Steel Chamber in a joint statement.

Knitting contest for jawans’ wives
Ludhiana, February 1
Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Limited in association with the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) organised a knitting contest for wives of Army jawans. Over 100 women ladies participated in the contest at Dholewal Army Complex.


Seminar on animal nutrition
Khanna, February 1
A seminar on animal nutrition was organised by a Holland company, Provimi Research and Nutrition, and its Indian partner, Vetcare, at Golden Grain Club here today.
Ruminant nutritionist Dr Karine of Holland and Dr V. Shrishar, animal nutritionist, addressed the gathering. Dr Karine told feed mill owners of the area that how in the developed countries balanced feed was being provided at lower price.


NCC cadet wins R-Day parade medal
Ludhiana, February 1
Sixteen NCC cadets of Ludhiana who participated in the Republic Day parade at New Delhi were given a warm welcome at the local 3 Punjab Battalion, today.
Most of the cadets have decided to pursue their career with the Army. ‘‘We will serve the nation by joining the Army,’’ they said in unison when asked by mediapersons about their future plans.
NCC cadets with commander Col R.P.S. Dhillon
NCC cadets with commander Col R.P.S. Dhillon

Students present cultural show
Ludhiana, February 1
“Youth should come forward to solve social-political problems of today,” said General Himmat Singh Gill (retd). He was the guest of honour at the annual function of Gupta Model High School organised in Nehru Sidhant Kender today. He also said the youth should show more discipline and restraint, as they could lead the nation.

Students of Gupta Model School, Ludhiana, who presented a ‘Jungle Dance’ on Saturday.
Students of Gupta Model School, Ludhiana, who presented a ‘Jungle Dance’

Students get prizes on annual day
Ludhiana, February 1
The annual-day celebrations and prize-distribution function of St Bawra Public High School were organised in Guru Nanak Bhavan here today. Dr Inderpal Singh, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University of Amritsar, was the chief guest. A cultural function was presented by students of the school.

Students of St Bawra School present a dance at their annual function in Guru Nanak Bhavan, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Students of St Bawra School present a dance at their annual function in Guru Nanak Bhavan

21 honoured for social service
Ludhiana, February 1
At a function held at Ramgarhia Girls College, the Shaheed Memorial Seva Society honoured 21 persons for service to the society. Mrs Inderjit Kaur Gill Vashist, Principal of Government College for Women, lighted the traditional lamp. Those honoured were awarded with a trophy and a shawl.

Book exhibition in school
Ludhiana, February 1
A book exhibition was organised on the campus of G.T.B. National Public Senior Secondary School, Dakha, by the Principal, Ms Gurpreet Kaur Dhillon, with the efforts of teachers and students yesterday.


Lok Adalats settle 330 cases

Ludhiana, February 1
As many as 330 cases involving an amount of Rs 50,59,396 pertaining to co-operative credit institutions were settled in five Special Lok Adalats organised here today. A total of 382 cases were placed before the Lok Adalats. The District Legal Services Authority organised the Lok Adalats under the supervision of its Chairman, Mr Baldev Singh, District and Sessions Judge, with the active participation of the Deputy Registrar, Co-operative Department .

Mr J.S. Chauhan, Civil Judge, Senior Division, at a Lok Adalat
Mr J.S. Chauhan, Civil Judge, Senior Division, at a Lok Adalat in Ludhiana on Saturday.


PNB’s inter-region cultural meet opens
Ludhiana, February 1
Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager, Punjab National Bank, Punjab zone, inaugurated the 20th PNB inter-region cultural meet here today in which about 130 participants from eight regions of Punjab Zone participated. Competitors participated in items like light vocal-solo, classical vocal-solo, classical instrumental (a) tal and b) string, western classical instrumental, rare and innovative music (instrumental) and group song. Competitions in items like one-act play.


Junk food causing hypertension among kids
Ludhiana, February 1
There is bad news for urban school going children in the district with junk food taking a toll on their health. A survey conducted on school children has revealed high presence of hypertension and obesity. Shocking as it may sound, the prevalence of hypertension and obesity among Ludhiana children is almost double of that found among similar age groups in any urban population all over country.

Challenges in checking female foeticide
Ludhiana, February 1
In 2001, 66,109 cases of female foeticide or sex selective abortion were reported in the country, whereas in 2000, the number was 69,298. More than 6,21,790 cases of female foeticide were reported in the country in the last decade. This data was given by Ms Rupan Deol Bajaj, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare of Punjab, at a state-level seminar on female foeticide at Guru Nanak Bhavan here yesterday.

Hospital for Gujarat quake victims
Ludhiana, February 1
The IMA Ludhiana has congratulated former national president of the IMA, Dr Ketan Desai for getting a hospital constructed for the benefit of earthquake victims. The IMA has constructed a hospital at Gandhidham and it will be handed over to the Gujarat Government tomorrow. Mr I.K. Jadeja, the Health Minister of Gujarat will inaugurate the hospital.


Sahil is best athlete
Ludhiana, February 1
Sahil Diwedi, a student of class VIII, emerged winner in five events and was adjudged the best athlete in the inter-house competition during the annual sports meet of the Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar here today. Ramman House bagged the running trophy.

Boxing body office-bearers
Khanna, February 1
The Ludhiana District Amateur Boxing Association has elected new office-bearers, according to Mr G.S. Saro, honorary secretary of the Punjab Amateur Boxing Association. He has said this in a letter issued here today by boxing coach and technical adviser of the association, Mr J.S. Garewal.


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