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Poisonous flour making way into market
Ludhiana, June 21
The worst fears of the local residents that the rotting wheat lying in open godowns all over the district would make its way into households in the form of wheat flour have finally come true.

Residents up in arms against trust authorities
Ludhiana, June 21
Members of the Kitchlu Nagar Residents Association, while alleging that the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) authorities had failed to check encroachments and enforce regulations in their colony, have complained that no action had been taken against demolition of public toilets in the main market of the area in January 2004 or towards restoration of the public utilities.
The demolished toilet block in Kitchlu Nagar market The demolished toilet block in Kitchlu Nagar market in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


Verification on in over 200 kidney transplantation cases
Ludhiana, June 21
A massive exercise is on in the city regarding the verification of over 200 kidney transplantation cases, which had figured in the state-wide post ‘Sareen Kidney case’ police investigation in September 2002.

Hosiery units on the verge of closure
Ludhiana, June 21
A number of hosiery and garment units falling in the small scale sector here are on the verge of closure. Several factors are being attributed to it. While it is the stiff competition among the city manufacturers that has created the situation, the import of cheap Chinese products is also one of the main reasons.

Farmers warned against harmful fertilisers
Ludhiana, June 21
The Director of Extension Education, Dr Amrik Singh Sandhu, has cautioned farmers that some companies were deceiving them by selling fertilisers and chemicals which though speeded up the growth of plants, but had not been recommended by the scientists of PAU.


BJP to protest against delay in MC House meeting
Ludhiana, June 21
Taking exception to long gaps in between the general House meetings of the Municipal Corporation, BJP councillors have decided to hold a demonstration in front of the corporation’s headquarters here on June 25 to focus on several issues of public interest that have been pushed on the back burner by the Congress.

Councillors ask MC chief to prove majority
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 21
Ten of the 15 councillors of the Municipal Council have urged the council president to call a meeting and prove his majority on the floor of the House. They have expressed no-confidence in his policies.

Ex-Jathedar concerned over mudslinging in SGPC poll
Ludhiana, June 21
A former Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib, Baba Daljit Singh, has expressed dissatisfaction at the unsavoury way in which the SGPC poll campaign is being conducted.

Doctors hail outcome of Indo-Pak talks
Ludhiana, June 21
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) has hailed the outcome of the confidence building talks between officials of India and Pakistan, which it termed as a positive step towards reducing tension between the two neighbouring countries. It, however, felt that much more was still needed to be done to achieve the desired results.

Workshop on communication held
Ludhiana, June 21
A workshop was organised by the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) on “personality enhancement through effective communication, listening public speaking and presentation skills” here yesterday.

Mr R.P.S. Luther addresses a workshop on effective communication organised by the Ludhiana Management Association in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Mr R.P.S. Luther addresses a workshop on effective communication organised by the Ludhiana Management Association

Marriage of two poor girls performed
Ludhiana, June 21
Marriage of two girls was arranged by members of Maa Bhagwati Club and Bharat Vikas Parishad (Shivaji Branch). The marriages took place in Deep Nagar Gurdwara. The gurdwara management allowed the marriages there free of cost. Head Granthi Harmmet Singh presided over the marriage.

Two poor girls, whose marriages were performed on Sunday, at Deep Nagar Gurdwara in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Two poor girls, whose marriages were performed on Sunday, at Deep Nagar Gurdwara

Tribes Dal’s plea on more jobs
Ludhiana, June 21
The All-India Tribes Dal has urged the government to earmark 25 per cent of the budget to provide more jobs for the growing unemployment in the country. Rana Bawa Singh Sansi, chairman of the outfit, said as the budget was being drawn up the government should raise the present ratio.

Fire in pottery factory
Ludhiana, June 21
Two upper floors of a three storey pottery products factory in Karimpura Bazaar were partially burnt when the building caught fire after sparking took place in a generator. The fire broke out in Messrs Desh Raj and Raj Kumar Ltd at about 5:30 p.m. today.

Website on city launched
Ludhiana, June 21
A website on Ludhiana, ludhianadistrict.com, was launched by Mr N.S. Nanda at a local hotel today. The website would be dedicated to Ludhiana district and would offer the latest update of the industry and people of the industrial and agricultural hub of the region.



Bharat Overseas Bank achieves target
Ludhiana, June 21
Bharat Overseas Bank, a Chennai-based joint sector bank, has performed well during the last financial year. Mr G Krishna Murthy, Chairman of the bank, in a communiqué said it had achieved targets with the net profit increasing to Rs 35.08 crore from Rs 28.52 crore, thus, registering a growth rate of 23 per cent.



From Colleges & Schools 
Topper aspires to become lecturer
Machhiwara, June 21
Davinder Kaur brought laurels to Shakti Public Senior Secondary School, Machhiwara, by securing 402 out of 450 marks in Class XII (Humanities) exam results declared by Punjab School Education Board today. She stood fourth in Punjab and got third position in Ludhiana district.

Girls learn garba, dandiya



Hospital starts laser eye treatment 
Ludhiana, June 21
Jyoti Kendra Charitable Hospital in Kitchlu Nagar here today started Lala Kidar Nath Sukh Devi Jain Laser Treatment Centre in the Department of Ophthalmology with support by industrialist Mr Suraj Bhan Jain. The new facility was inaugurated today by Mr K.K. Goyal.


MC XI win by 27 runs
Ludhiana, June 21
Abhi Behal’s 63 and Dheeraj’s 52 went in vain as Abhi Cricket Club went down fighting by 27 runs against M C XI in the ongoing cricket tournament being played here at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys ground.


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