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PSEB staff boycott work
Ludhiana, February 4
Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) employees today went on a day-long strike in protest against the recommendations of the Haldia committee suggesting the privatisation of the board.
PSEB employees raise slogans against the move to privatise power services in the state PSEB employees raise slogans against the move to privatise power services in the state in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Traders protest against Exim form
Ludhiana, February 4
Hundreds of people representing various trade and industrial associations today held demonstration on Gill Road in protest against the introduction of Exim form in the state.


Migrant labourer gets money back
Ludhiana, February 4
An MC employee, belonging to Uttar Pradesh was allegedly duped of Rs 56,000, by the employees of the local Post Office in Mata Rani chowk here, who had ‘pocketed’ this amount out of Rs 62,000 deposited by the labourer to be sent to his home in Uttar Pradesh by money order.

11 judicial employees sacked
Ludhiana, February 4
Acting on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to dispense with surplus staff, the District and Sessions Judge, Mr Baldev Singh, has terminated the services of 11 judicial employees — eight stenographers and three Class IV employees — with immediate effect. The employees had been working against temporary posts for the past many years.

Hazaroon sal nargis apni be noori pe roti hai, badi mushkil say hota hai chamman mein deedar paida.... India will continue to mourn Kalpana Chawla's death like that. For she probably may not have been as famous if she had survived, as she became in her death.
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Long wait for son’s body
Ludhiana, February 4
Even after the lapse of more than a month since a youth, Jagrop, belonging to Dhamnewal village near here died in Hong Kong, his body has not reached his native village yet.

ABVP dubs Mann traitor
Ludhiana, February 4
The local unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has condemned the celebration of the birth anniversary of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale at Fatehgarh Sahib by the SAD(A).

Residents told to pay for development
Ludhiana, February 4
In response to the local resident’s resentment over the lack of basic amenities, including paved roads, proper sanitation and streetlights, the administration has attributed the slow pace of developmental work to the residents’ failure to pay development charges.

Every 2nd cop ‘suffers from hypertension’
Phillaur, February 4
Almost every second police personnel in Punjab and Haryana suffers from hypertension without being aware of it. This was revealed by Mr V.K. Kapoor, a former IPS officer and the Director Institute of Stress Management and Research, Panchkula, while delivering a lecture on Stress Coping Strategies for senior management at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Police Academy here today.
Mr V.K.Kapoor, Director, Institute of Stress Management and Research
Mr V.K.Kapoor, Director, Institute of Stress Management and Research, Panchkula, delivers a lecture on “stress coping strategies for senior management” at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Police Academy, Phillaur, on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 

Chinese food festival
Ludhiana, February 4
A Chinese food festival is on at Pak Plaza since February 1 and will continue till February 16 at the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, Orient Blade. The festival coincides with the Chinese New Year, which started on February 1.

Councillors upset over map issue
Khanna, February 4
Resentment prevailed among councillors of the opposition group and other candidates likely to contest municipal elections over the display of map of the wards notified by the Delimitation Board. Some municipal councillors and local leaders had sent telegrams to the Secretary, Local Bodies, and to the State Election Commissioner alleging that the municipal council had not displayed the map as directed by the department.

SAD mourns Kalpana’s death
Machhiwara, February 4
SAD workers of Machhiwara circle in meetings held under the presidentship of Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, MLA, Koomkalan, expressed their deep sense of sorrow and grief on the demise of Kalpana Chawla, the only woman astronaut of India. They added that India had lost a great daughter, the void created by whom would never be filled.


Smuggler held
Ludhiana, February 4
The district police has arrested a member of poppy husk smugglers, gang which had attacked and seriously injured two policemen near Lalton Kalan village last month. According to a press note issued here today, a suspected drug peddler Gurmez Singh alias Shammi, has been arrested.



Farewell to KVM’s plus two students
Ludhiana, February 4
Keeping alive the custom of giving a warm farewell to the outgoing class, the students of Class XI today organised a get together for Class XII students. The students of Class XI gave a traditional welcome to the Principal, Ms Neena Khanna, the guest of honour, of the afternoon. Flowers were strewn all the way from the office to the hall.

Lecture on export marketing
Ludhiana, February 4
The Department of Foreign Trade Practices and Procedures of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College organised an extension lecture on the topic ‘Export Marketing- Procedures and Documentation’ here today.

GNIMT students excel
Ludhiana, February 4
BCA students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus Model Town, have secured six positions among 10 top positions of 1997-2000 batch of the PTU. The positions are based on the overall total marks scored by the students in all six semesters. 

Declamation contest
Ludhiana, February 4
Swami Vivekananda Study Circle celebrated an inter-school declamation contest on Vivekananda at Helianthus Day Boarding in Sunder Nagar here yesterday. Mr C.S.Talwar, the founder of the organisation, was the chief guest on the occasion. He inaugurated an exhibition on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.


Athletics meet on February 8
Ludhiana, February 4
One-day Ludhiana District Athletics Meet for boys and girls (under-14, 16, 18 and 20) will be conducted here at the Guru Nanak Stadium on February 8. According to Mr D S Walia, President, Ludhiana District Amateur Athletic Association (DAAA), the interested boys and girls have been advised to report to Mr S.S. Pannu, athletics coach and organising secretary of this meet at 9 am at the venue.
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