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Panic buying of petrol
Ludhiana, March 20
The proposed indefinite strike by petrol dealers all over the state from March 20, which was called off late last evening, led to panic buying, which continued today.

Not the US-led war on Iraq, but the proposed indefinite strike by petroleum dealers led to panic buying at petrol stations on Wednesday Not the US-led war on Iraq, but the proposed indefinite strike by petroleum dealers led to panic buying at petrol stations on Wednesday and Thursday in Ludhiana. 

2 held in watchman murder case
Ludhiana, March 20
A watchman employed with Ludhiana Steel Shuttering Store, Dugri Road, whose body was found from the store on March 15, was murdered by two youths.

Notice served on MC for demolition
Ludhiana, March 20
The issue of demolition carried out by the Municipal Corporation at a controversial PUDA land near Lakshmi Cinema last week to clear certain unauthorised construction took a new turn with the property developer serving a notice on the civic body to claim damages.


CMCH Ďviolatesí law on charitable bodies
Ludhiana, March 20
The Brown Memorial Hospital Employees Union has served a memorandum to the members of the Governing Body of Christian Medical College and Hospital alleging that the present management is responsible for the decline of the institution and has failed to provide justice to the employees.

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2 PCTE students among BCA toppers
Ludhiana, March 20
Manpreet Kaur Makkar and Saakshi Khanna of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), 1999-2002 batch of BCA have bagged overall first and ninth positions out of first 10 positions in BCA examinations held by Punjab Technical University.

Kisan Mela from tomorrow
Ludhiana, March 20
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, will inaugurate a two-day Kisan Mela at the PAU on March 22. The mela would focus on rational use of natural resources.

Cong nominees for Doraha MC poll
Doraha, March 20
The Congress has declared its candidates for the election to the local Municipal Council to be held on April 5.


Gurdev Badal not to attend Budget session
Ludhiana, March 20
Former Agriculture Minister- Gurdev Badalís case today took a new twist, when his counsel told the court that his client was not in a position to attend the Budget session, due to illness, so their application seeking permission to attend the Budget session may kindly be dismissed as withdrawn.

Dharna by postal staff
Ludhiana, March 20
Members of the local unit of the All India Postal Employees Union, Class III, staged a dharna in front of the head post office here today.

Blaring speakers worsen noise pollution
UDHIANA has the dubious distinction of being a populated and polluted city. Besides air pollution, noise pollution has assumed alarming proportions and is the greatest irritant for the residents. Blaring speakers from religious places and marriage palaces have snatched the peace and tranquillity from our lives.

  • Ex-servicemenís pension

  • Appeal to PPSC

  • Mobile dispensaries

  • Selective demolition



Farmerís body found
Ludhiana, March 20
Body of a farmer Amolak Singh with multiple sharp-edged injuries has been found from his fields on Dholan-Rumi Road.

Body found
Ludhiana, March 20
A decomposed body of a middle-aged woman was found in a gunny bag from near Dad village today morning.


Daikin Shriram opens Solution Plaza
Ludhiana, March 20
The leader Daikin Shriram Air Conditioning Pvt. Ltd. today opened their Solution Plaza, the first in Punjab and fourth in the country, to provide a single window interactive platform to air conditioner buyers.



Dr Lall Singh BrarGold medal for PAU scientist
Ludhiana, March 20
Dr Lall Singh Brar, Head, Department of Agronomy and Agrometeorology, PAU, has been awarded a gold medal and a citation by the Indian Society of Weed Science at its biennial conference held at GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, in recognition of his significant contributions made in the field of weed science.

Rs 3.35 lakh aid for school
Amloh, March 20
Mr Sadhu Singh Dharmsot, MLA, gave two cheques for Rs 3 lakh and Rs 35,000 each to Mr Nirbhay Singh, Sarpanch, for the development of Government Middle School, Sounti, at a function organised on the premises of the school, today.

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