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Punjab sanctions Rs 242 cr for development projects 
Economy back on the rails, says Finance Minister
Ludhiana, July 15
The government has embarked upon a comprehensive integrated development programme in the state through the District Planning and Development Boards, under which Rs 242 crore have been released for developmental projects and welfare programmes in all parts of the state, says Finance, Planning and Cooperation Minister Lal Singh.

Delay in pregnancy can cause deformity in children
Ludhiana, July 15
Ms Aradhna Sood (not the real name), a 32-years-old local resident, has left no stone unturned to get the taste of motherhood.

Freshers march towards their college when the educational institutions opened Freshers march towards their college when the educational institutions opened in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


New judicial complex opens today
Ludhiana, July 15
The courts, working in the old complex for more than five decades, will start functioning from the multi-storeyed new judicial complex at the Mini Secretariat here from tomorrow. Today, lawyers were seen busy in shifting their offices to the new complex.

Lawyers shift their office furniture to the new judicial complex, near the Deputy Commissioner's office, in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph
Lawyers shift their office furniture to the new judicial complex, near the Deputy Commissioner's office

Dhand meets his nemesis
Ludhiana, July 15
Nirdosh Dhand, booked in several criminal cases by the Ludhiana police in the past, is struggling for life in the DMC Hospital, after a dagger attack on him outside his house in Kundan Puri on Saturday night. His chances of survival, according to the doctors attending on him, are 50 per cent. According to sources, even if he makes it, he would not be able to speak as his vocal cords have been damaged beyond repair.

FOR the people of Ludhiana, Sada-e-Sarhad, the bus that connects people of India and Pakistan, came as a messenger of peace and goodwill between the two neighbours when it passed through the city last week. Contrary to apprehensions of protests, the people went all out to appreciate the gestures of the two governments.
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Ailing medicine market  calls for relief
Ludhiana, July 15
The biggest wholesale market of medicines in Northern India — Pindi Street has gone sick. Faced with problems like rampant encroachments, fire hazards and insanitary conditions, the shopkeepers cry for remedial measures which for the time being, seem to be a far cry.

Passing through Pindi Street is a nightmare for two-wheeler drivers and pedestrians alike due to rampant encroachments all along.
— Photo Inderjit Verma
Passing through Pindi Street is a nightmare for two-wheeler drivers and pedestrians

PPCB chief calls for a plantation drive
Ludhiana, July 15
The newly appointed chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Rana K.P. Singh said the government would deal with the menace of increasing pollution in towns and cities in an effective manner.

Recruitment rally from  Aug 16 to 18
Ludhiana, July 15
A recruitment rally for soldier (general duty) in the Territorial Army (TA) will be held at Camping Grounds, near Jagraon Bridge, here from August 16 to 18. According to the Commanding Officer of 152 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh, on August 16 the recruitment process would be undertaken for candidates of all categories from Punjab, while those from Himachal Pradesh and the state of Jammu and Kashmir could appear for recruitment on August 17 and 18, respectively.

League flays BJP’s stand
Ludhiana, July 15
The Indian Exservicemen League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has taken a serious note of the statements of some of the BJP leaders, who they allege are desperately trying to debunk the anti-corruption drive of the Punjab Government.

2 injured in road mishap


Husband, in-laws booked for demanding dowry
Ludhiana, July 15
On the statement of Ms Ritu Vij, a resident of Sarabha Nagar, a case under Sections 406, 323, 498, 342 and 34 of the IPC was registered at the Sarabha Nagar police station yesterday against her husband Amit Vij, a resident of Adampur in Jalandhar district, his father Surinder Vij, mother Kiran and Dolly, sister of Surinder.


Punjab mobilises record collection in small savings
Ludhiana, July 15
With the induction of professional marketing strategy for motivating the investors and encouragement to small savings agents, remarkable results have been obtained in this field in Punjab by mobilising a record collection of Rs 2904.75 crore during 2002-03 under different small savings schemes as compared to Rs 2135 crore collected during the corresponding year.
Jubilant Jasbir Singh of SAS Nagar with his parents after winning the first prize of 1 kg gold in the 23rd Lucky Coupon Scheme at a state-level function
Jubilant Jasbir Singh of SAS Nagar with his parents after winning the first prize of 1 kg gold in the 23rd Lucky Coupon Scheme at a state-level function organised by the Department of Small Savings, Punjab, at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Multinational launches filters in city
Ludhiana, July 15
Valvoline Cummins, the auto lubricant giants, after creating their own niche in the Rs 750-crore filter industry in the country, formally announced their expansion in Punjab.

New scheme for credit card holders
Ludhiana, July 15
Standard Chartered Bank has announced one of the largest loyalty programme on its Credit Cards - ‘Win a diamond a day’. Under this programme all Standard Chartered credit card holders who use their credit cards between June 15 and September 15 will be eligible for a daily draw and one lucky customer everyday will win jewellery products like diamonds earrings, pendants and chains from Tanishq, India’s most desirable brand of jewellery.



Topic of seminar beats  students, teachers
Ludhiana, July 15
Lack of adequate information on the future of aviation has caused a lot of hardship to all those preparing for a district science seminar. Students in many city schools and their teachers, too, find themselves in a difficult situation with not enough material available in libraries or the latest science journals. The National Council for Education, Research and Training (NCERT) has specially chosen the topic in the memory of Kalpana Chawla.

Havan performed at SDP college
Ludhiana, July 15
A havan was performed this morning at the SDP College for Women to invoke the blessings of God. The havan was attended by members of the management, staff and students.

Course on entrepreneurship introduced
Ludhiana, July 15
The staff of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, organised a seminar on entrepreneurship for the senior section students and their parents here today. The resource persons were Dr Vijay Asdhir, Head of the Department of Commerce, and Mr Ashwini Bhalla, lecturer in economics, both from SCD Government College, Ludhiana.


Seven singers for ‘Sur Milao’ contest
Ludhiana, July 15
“Sur milao, kuch kar ke dikhao” was the name of a contest held yesterday at Red Cross Bhavan. Nearly 200 young men and women of the city had come for audition . Only seven talented singers made it to the last round.


DMCH doctor presents paper at world congress
Ludhiana, July 15
Dr Puneet Aulakh Pooni, a lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital presented a research paper on, ‘A clinical study of pattern of shock in children in Punjab’ at the 4th World Congress on Paediatric Intensive Care held at Boston USA recently. The event was jointly organised by the Children’s Hospital, Boston, and Harvard Medical University. The conference is held after three years.

Health employees give memorandum to FM
Ludhiana, July 15
About 100-odd agitated employees of the district Health Department, who have not been paid their salaries for more than six months, presented a memorandum to the Finance Minister, Mr Lal Singh, here today.



MC staff go on demolition spree
Ludhiana, July 15
It turned out to be a busy day for the staff of the building branch in Zone B of the municipal corporation here. A team of civic officials, headed by the Assistant Town Planner, Mr Nirmal Preet, Singh descended on four different places yesterday and pulled down several structures which were constructed in violation of the building by-laws.


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