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Rs 450 cr earmarked for pension schemes

Ludhiana, June 11
The state government has launched a special drive to give pension to all eligible old age persons, widows, handicapped and destitute children and funds amounting to Rs 450 crore would be spent every year in the state for this purpose.

Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar hands over pension papers to the elderly at a function in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar hands over pension papers to the elderly at a function in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Residents sceptical about City Centre project
Ludhiana, June 11
With the scrapping of the entire bidding process for the proposed Rs 375 crore prestigious City Centre project, the residents of the city are once again sceptical about whether it would ever see the light of the day.


Injured refused admission to Civil Hospital
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 11
Members of the family of a person who was injured in an attack by some miscreants on last Sunday have accused a doctor of the Civil Hospital of demanding money for admitting the patient. Dr Krishan Pilani, in charge, denied the charges levelled against the doctor and claimed that no such incidence was brought into his notice either by the complainant or the staff.

Injured Saudagar Ali with his family members at Rohira village, near Ahmedgarh. — Photo by writer

Injured Saudagar Ali with his family members at Rohira village, near Ahmedgarh.

One killed, 5 wounded in factory blast
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 11
A worker was killed and five others were seriously injured when a blast took place in a steel re-rolling mill at Amloh road near Mandi Gobindgarh late last night.

Injured factory worker under treatment in a private nursing home at Mandi Gobindgarh. — Photo by writer
Injured factory worker under treatment in a private nursing home at Mandi Gobindgarh.

GS Electricals’ property auctioned
Ludhiana, June 11
The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Chandigarh, today auctioned the property of M/s GS Electricals on the Radha Swami road here for an alleged default in payment.


Foundation day celebrated
Ludhiana, June 11
Vivekanand Study Circle celebrated its foundation day at College for Boys, here today. Mr A K Jain welcomed the guests and read the annual activity report of the circle. Mr J B Goyal, IAS (Special Secretary-Technical Education, Punjab) who is also the founder president of the circle, presided over the function.

Contract for collecting market fee cancelled
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 11
Despite support by the civil administration and local market committee officials, the contractor, collecting market fee for fruits and vegetables, could not comply with the norms prescribed by the authorities, who later cancelled his contract.

‘Recite gurbani, get cured’
Ludhiana, June 11
Balbir Singh, resident, suffered from sleep apnoea (obstructive type) in which he would stop breathing during sleep. For the past 10 years, he suffered from the disease and the sonography confirmed it. He was advised to use face mask and a machine to pump oxygen.

Magician O.P. Sharma honoured
Ludhiana, June 11
Prominent magician OP Sharma was honoured at a function organised yesterday. Mr Kamal Tandon president and members of All-India Crime Reforms Organisation, Kanpur honoured OP Sharma with All-India Crime Reforms Organisation award.

‘Green’ units can increase power load without approval
Ludhiana, June 11
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided not to make it mandatory for industrial units covered under green category, which are exempt from obtaining an NOC from the board, to apply to the board for obtaining its consent to increase electricity load up to 100 kw, according to Mr Upkar Singh, joint secretary, Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU).

Abandoned baby found
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 11
One-year-old girl child was found abandoned in a compartment of 3UL passenger train plying from Ambala to Ludhiana at Mandi Gobindgarh railway station. A bag containing some clothes was lying near the child. The matter was reported to the Railway police, who took the child.


3 killed in mishaps
Ludhiana, June 11
Three persons were killed and three others injured in three accidents in the past 24 hours.



Teachers satisfied with panel report
Ludhiana, June 11
The Bhatthal Committee, constituted by the Punjab Government to suggest ways for the improvement in school education, has published the first part of the report.

Yoga classes, debate at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir
Ludhiana, June 11
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir has organised a night camp on the school premises during which Baudhik lectures were delivered yoga classes, open debate and quiz contest were also held . During this, camp students also visited “Godham” temple.

Students of Kiddies Paradise in Ludhiana at a painting competition on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Workshop on computer awareness
Ludhiana, June 11
With the growing impact of computers on the day-to-day life of the people, Doraha Institute of Management & Technology, Doraha will organise a workshop on computer awareness for a week starting w.e.f. June 14 said Dr. R.S. Gupta, Director, DIMT, Doraha.


‘Awaaz Punjab Di’ looks for a versatile singer
Ludhiana, June 11
“Awaaz Punjab Di” a contest organised by Mh1 television channel with the purpose of finding a male and a female voice that has sur and lai and has versatility. The other aim is to promote the Punjabi music. Auditions in Chandigarh have already taken place and response was overwhelming.
From L to R: Sachin Ahuja, Hans Raj Hans and Jaspinder Narula, jury members of “Awaaz Punjab Di”, address a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sachin Ahuja, Hans Raj Hans and Jaspinder Narula, jury members of "Awaaz Punjab Di", address a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday.


De-addiction camp inspected
Ludhiana, June 11
Mr S.R. Ladhar, Director, Social Security and Women and Child Development, Punjab, inspected a drug de-addiction camp being organised by Dr Kotnis Acupuncture Hospital, Salem Tabri, at the Central Jail here today.

Blood Donation Day on June 14
Ludhiana, June 11
The birth anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, the father of transfusion medicine and the scientist credited with discovery of ABO blood group system in the year 1900, would be observed as International Voluntary Blood Donation Day by the Department of Transfusion Medicine of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here on June 14 here.


Ritu, Baljinder win TT titles
Ludhiana, June 11
Ritu of the Divisional Office and Baljinder Singh of Unit-I emerged winners among the women and men participants, respectively, in the Life Insurance Corporation of India Employees Table Tennis Tournament held at Dugri here today.

Kabaddi tourney from June 14
Samrala, June 11
The Young Sports Club of Ghulal village, 5 km from here, will organise a kabaddi tournament on June 14 and 15, according to press secretary of the club Ninda Ghulalia here today.


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