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Tangri supplied arms to Gujarat rioters: ex-cohort 
Ludhiana, March 6
A former accomplice of former Shiv Sena leader Jagdish Tangri has given under oath some startling details of how the leader and his son allegedly supplied arms and ammunition to members of a particular community in Gujarat last year, which were allegedly used in the riots in the state.

Wakf Board claim on evacuee property rejected
Ludhiana, March 6
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Ms Bhawna Garg, rejected the petition filed by the Wakf Board for the recovery of rent and eviction of a person and held that the disputed property in the Khasi Kalan village does not vest in the board.

Pear bloom Pear bloom in Ludhiana. Photo: Pradeep Tewari


More Youth Cong members quit
Ludhiana, March 6
The spate of resignations from party posts in the district unit of the Youth Congress in protest against the party leadershipís decision to sack its president Parminder Mehta continued today, with 24 office-bearers, including two vice-presidents and three general secretaries, quitting their posts.

Power bills can be paid at SBP
Ludhiana, March 6
To facilitate the payment of bills, the PSEB has signed a memorandum with the State Bank of Patiala (SBP) where people can deposit bills with the branches of the bank in their respective localities.


BIS downs Bisleri's credibility
Ludhiana, March 6
The Bureau of International Standards (BIS) has cancelled the licences of some of the Bisleri mineral water's bottling plants after the reports of detection of hazardous chemicals in its mineral water.

Abid Hussain: transparency best policy
Ludhiana, March 6
Noted diplomat and former Indian Ambassador to the USA, Mr Abid Hussain today said that all ministers, legislators, bureaucrats and others running the government should not be administered the oath of secrecy, but the oath of transparency. He said, the rulers must be made accountable to the public for their omissions and commissions.

Rotaract representative elected
Ludhiana, March 6
Rotar Rajat Deep Kaur of Government College for Women was today elected district rotaract representative for 2003-04 at a Rotaract district conference of the Rotary International District 3070 at main auditorium of the GCW, Ludhiana.




Need to strengthen co-op sector
Ludhiana, March 6
Mr Raghubir Singh Sharanmajra, chairman, Milk Plant Ludhiana, in a statement here yesterday expressed the need for strengthening the cooperative sector. He stressed the participation of the people in the cooperative sector.



Nutrition meet
Ludhiana, March 6
As many as 13 members of the staff alongwith three students from the Department of Foods and Nutrition of College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, participated in the Ninth Asian Congress of Nutrition held at New Delhi, from February 23 to 27.



Poor patients seek help
Ludhiana, March 6
Her world came crashing down when the doctors at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) told Mohinder Kaur of Moga that her 12-year-old son was suffering from rectal cancer.


PAU athletics meet begins
Ludhiana, March 6
Gungeet Kaur, a student of the College of Home Sciences, and Harnarinder Singh of the College of Veterinary Sciences won the 100 m race in the womenís and menís categories in the 37th annual athletics meet of Punjab Agricultural University which began today.

Shweta (left) and Harnarinder on their way to breasting the tape at the PAU annual athletics meet in Ludhiana on Thursday. ó Photo Pradeep Tewari
Shweta and Harnarinder on their way to breasting the tape at the PAU annual athletics meet

Sourabh, Rimjhim sprint to victory
Ludhiana, March 6
Sourabh Shahi of BCA-II and Rimjhim of MCA-II emerged as the fastest runners among boys and girls, respectively, in the annual athletics meet of the Punjab College of Technical Education, Baddowal, near here, yesterday.


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