NRI, Canadian help change face of village
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 29
The Village Life Improvement Foundation, Brahampur, near here, has started development works with funds received from the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA), British Columbia, while a matching grant from the state government is still awaited.
Development work on at Brahampur village, near Mandi Ahmedgarh, with the help of the Canadian International Development Agency.
Photo by writer
FLASHBACK 03 CIVIC AFFAIRS
A year of hits and misses
Ludhiana, December 29
It was a year of unfulfilled promises for the Ludhiana district as most of the schemes announced by the district administration with much hype could not see the light of the day. During most part of the year, the residents saw the spread of various diseases that took many lives.
Give them justice, not cake
IF one looks at the visit of Mr George Fernandes to Leh, Kargil and Siachen with 4.5 tonne of plum cake for the troops on Christmas, it was, no doubt, a good gesture. But then, the Defence Minister should have known that the Indian troops are not fond of cakes. Having been a Defence Minister for several years, Mr Fernandes should have also known by now that soldiering is poles apart from politics and trade unionism. The best way to win them over is by giving the soldiers their long-denied due.
The Guards Regimental Centre band that won the Southern Command band competition.
For city not much to remember
or regretLudhiana, December 29
For the city 2003 did not have much to remember or regret. But there were certainly some defining moments in the contemporary history of the city. It was on September 4, 2003, that President, Dr
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visited the city. It was after over three decades that the President of the Republic visited Ludhiana. Given his popularity across the country that cuts across all sections of society, it was really a memorable moment for the people of Ludhiana.
No headway in drive against encroachmentsLudhiana, December 29
Even after one month of the Punjab and Haryana High Court's directions to the Municipal Corporation to clear encroachments on municipal and government land in the city within two months, the MC administration and the political leadership is yet to draw up an action plan to go about the task of clearing more than 9000 encroachments on public roads and street, parks, pavements in the residential and commercial areas.
Pensioners seek old-age allowanceLudhiana, December 29
At a meeting here yesterday, pensioners belonging to the Government Pensioners' Association (
registered) discussed various problems confronting them. They flayed the Punjab Congress government for its anti-pensioner decisions. They regretted that during its 22-month- long rule and after having presented two Budgets, the Amainder Singh regime had not implemented even a single promise made to them.
Seminar on software project managementLudhiana, December 29
Modern projects, especially of software, are subject to technical complexity and require diversity of skills. To deliberate upon the increasing role of management in this field, the local Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology
(GNIMT), Gujar Khan Campus, Model Town, organised a seminar on "Software Project Management".
One killed in accidentLudhiana, December 29
One person was killed and another injured when a bus ran over a motorcycle here today.