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Seven-year-old abducted from house

Ludhiana, July 21
A child was abducted from the Tagore Nagar area, near the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here last evening. The police is clueless while his relatives are inconsolable.

The grandmother of Chirag, who was abducted on Tuesday evening, is consoled by a relative in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
The grandmother of Chirag, who was abducted on Tuesday evening, is consoled by a relative in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.

Daytime crime up despite patrolling
Ludhiana, July 21
Round-the-clock patrolling by 200-odd PCR motor cycles all over the city notwithstanding, daytime burglaries are becoming a routine here. Hardly a day passes when a theft does not take place in the city.


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Six students found locked in school
Ludhiana, July 21
Tension gripped the Field Ganj area here as a large number of people staged a demonstration today to protest against the locking up of six students in Mohindra Model School for not doing their homework. The students were later released by the school principal, who claimed that it was a mistake and not a deliberate act. One of the students, Arti, had to be hospitalised as she fainted.



Parents protest against the teachers of Mohindra Model School, Field Ganj, after six students were found locked inside on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Parents protest against the teachers of Mohindra Model School, Field Ganj, after six students were found locked inside on Wednesday.

Rail traffic blocked for three hours
Khanna, July 21
Rail traffic was blocked at the railway crossing on the Samrala road here by residents and traders of the area today in protest against the delay in the completion of the overbridge and the lack of a passage through the crossing.

Power shortage as monsoon fails
Ludhiana, July 21
The monsoon delay in Punjab has created serious conditions of power shortage in the state.

SCO fetches Rs 1.11 cr in PUDA auction
Ludhiana, July 21
The Punjab Urban Development Agency (PUDA) today auctioned 61 commercial sites in Sector 32-A, Samrala road, and in Phase-I and II, Dugri road. The auction fetched a record revenue of Rs 1.11 crore for a shop-cum-office (SCO).

 
COMMUNITY

Day of celebrations at Dr Manik’s home
Ludhiana, July 21
It was a matter of ultimate joy for Mr Amrit Lal, a retired teacher of Kundan Vidya Mandir, to learn that his son, Dr Manik Kumar, had led his team to win the prestigious space settlement competition in Florida beating seven American teams.


Family members of Dr Manik Kumar (inset), who won the prestigious space settlement competition in Florida, USA, celebrate in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V
Family members of Dr Manik Kumar (inset), who won the prestigious space settlement competition in Florida, USA, celebrate in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

RJD announces office-bearers
Ludhiana, July 21
A meeting of the Punjab unit of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (U) was held under the chairmanship of Mr Rajinder Parsad Jaiswal, president of the dal, here yesterday. Addressing the meeting, Mr Jaiswal said their party would shortly launch a enrolment drive to strengthen the party in the state.

Free sewing training centre opened
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 21
With an intention to make poor and destitute women earn their livelihood, the management committee of the local unit of Shri Ram Sharnam Ashram has opened a free sewing training centre, which was inaugurated by Mr Prem Gupta, a renowned industrialist, and philanthropist.

BJP anti-Punjab, says Khalsa panchayat
Ludhiana, July 21
The Khalsa panchayat has alleged that the BJP has worked against the interests of Punjab and the party’s stance against the abrogation of water accords by the state only reinforces that impression.

 

BUSINESS

Developing manufacturing sector crucial: Munjal

Ludhiana, July 21
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president, Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, has underlined the need for depoliticising the regulatory structures in the country. These need to be made transparent and accountable, he says.



CII president Sunil Kant Munjal addresses members of the Ludhiana Management Association in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by IV

CII president Sunil Kant Munjal addresses members of the Ludhiana Management Association in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Opposition to steel regulatory panel resented
Ludhiana, July 21
The small-scale industry appears to be peeved at the opposition to the constitution of a steel regulatory commission by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president, Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, here yesterday.

Bank employees hail govt stand
Ludhiana, July 21
The Punjab Bank Employees Federation (Ludhiana) held a meeting to mark the 35th anniversary of the nationalisation of banks at the State Bank of Patiala, Miller Ganj branch, here on Monday.

Milk producers hold meeting
Ludhiana, July 21
Milk Plant, Ludhiana, organised an annual general body meeting of members of the Ludhiana District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd, on its premises yesterday. The Joint Registrar., Cooperative Societies, Patiala Division. Mr Tejinder Singh Virdi was the chief guest and the function as presided over by Mr Raghbir Singh Saharan Majra, Chairman, Cooperative Milk Union, Ludhiana.

PNB to enhance rural credit by 30 pc
Ludhiana, July 21
Punjab National Bank, zonal office, Ludhiana, organised a seminar on rural credit here today. Branch managers of rural and semi-urban branches of Ludhiana district participated in the seminar.

Banks to focus on farm finance
Ludhiana, July 21
Punjab and Sind Bank has increased loan disbursement to the agricultural sector by about 30 per cent over the previous year. This was stated at a special standing committee meeting of all the banks and government agencies called by the lead bank office of the bank here yesterday. 

CICU seeks relief for engineering industry
Ludhiana, July 21
A delegation led by Mr Inderjit Singh Pardhan, president, Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings, Ludhiana, met MPs from Punjab in New Delhi yesterday. The delegation was scheduled to meet the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh. However, it could not meet him due to some last minute engagements of the Prime Minister.

 

EDUCATION

Award for PAU Prof
Ludhiana, July 21
Dr G.S. Dhaliwal, Professor of Ecology, PAU, has been chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Allelopathy Foundation for his contributions to pest management.

 
SPORTS

Green Land, KVM paddlers enter last four
Ludhiana, July 21
Hosts Green Land Senior Secondary Public School along with Kundan Vidya Mandir School and Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, secured their berths in the boys ( u-17 and 19) semifinals of the Ludhiana Sahodhya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament, which began here today.

27 cricket probables for Katoch Shield
Ludhiana, July 21
The following 27 probables have been selected by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association for the coaching-cum-training camp to be organised prior to their participation in the Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield to be conducted by the Punjab Cricket Association.

Cricket probables, selected during the trials for the Katoch Shield tournament, at a practice session in Ludhiana. — Photo by I.V
Cricket probables, selected during the trials for the Katoch Shield tournament, at a practice session in Ludhiana.

Appointed
Ludhiana, July 21
Mr R.S. Behal, honorary general secretary, Ludhiana District Badminton Association, has been appointed chairman, sports promotion, Rotary International District — 3070.

ADMINISTRATION

Rs 138 cr to be spent on water, sewerage
Ludhiana, July 21
Mr Surinder Dawer, Parliamentary Secretary, Power and Housing, Punjab, has said that the state government has chalked out a comprehensive programme to provide clean drinking water and sewerage facilities throughout the state during this year. Rs 138.87 crore will be spent to achieve this purpose.

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