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Elevated Road Project
Sarabha statue comes in way of inauguration

Ludhiana, October 15
The much awaited elevated road, which was expected to be opened by the Chief Minister, would not be inaugurated by him during his visit to the city tomorrow. The hitch this time is the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha, which is situated under the Rs 51 crore worth elevated road. The Municipal Corporation plans to shift the statue to a proper place before actually allowing traffic movement on the newly constructed motorable bridge.
The statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha which has led to a delay in the inauguration of the elevated road project in Ludhiana
The statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha which has led to a delay in the inauguration of the elevated road project in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Machine shortage hits fogging
Ludhiana, October 15
Shortage of fogging machines continues to hit the city with residents of different areas alleging that fogging was not carried out on the scheduled time.


Man’s fight for justice
Chakk Kalan (Ludhiana), October 15
Justice eludes octogenarian Gurdial Singh Gill of this village, who is fighting to get the killers of his son punished. His son was done to death by workers of a liquor contractor in May in front of his eyes.

Ludhiana calling
Divali is around the corner and the pollution is touching an all-time high in the city. But more than the crackers, it is burning of paddy stubble by farmers in the countryside that is worsening the matters. So does falling temperatures that cause the smoke mix with mist and remain closer to the surface of earth. One cannot help the natural reasons but at least the farmers can avoid burning stubble.


Punjab BJP in a disarray
Ludhiana, October 15
The BJP has seen a progressive decline in Punjab for the past some time. With most of the senior leaders having been pushed to the oblivion, there are not influential young leaders who could make the party a force to reckon with.

35 given artificial limbs, calipers
Ludhiana, October 15
35 physically challenged persons were given artificial limbs and calipers free of cost at the 726th ‘‘viklang sahayta’’ camp, organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust, Punjab, at Rishi Nagar here today.

Artificial limbs and calipers being provided to physically challenged persons at a camp organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by I.V
Artificial limbs and calipers being provided to physically challenged persons at a camp organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust in Ludhiana

Youth Congress to hold rallies
Ludhiana, October 15
Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Water Supply and Sanitation Minister, Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, and Mr Vijay Inder Singla, newly appointed president of the Punjab Youth Congress , today exhorted the workers of the Youth Congress to fan out in all parts of the state to propagate the achievements of the Congress government headed by Capt Amarinder Singh to ensure massive support from the people in the coming elections.

Govt committed to development of towns: minister
Ludhiana, October 15
Local Bodies Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh has said that the government has implemented a special programme to provide water supply and sewerage to 100 per cent population in all 124 towns of the state. These projects would be completed in 122 cities and all towns of the state by March, 2007.

Dr Jain appointed Hony Wildlife Warden
Ludhiana, October 15
Dr Sandeep K. Jain, former Executive Member, Animal Welfare Board of India (Ministry of Environment and Forests, and state coordinator, People for Animals, Punjab, has been nominated as Honorary Wildlife Warden of Ludhiana by the state government.

Assn seeks action in assault case
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 15
Taking a serious notice of an attack on Gurmeet Singh, Naib Tehsildar, Bhadaur, the Punjab Naib Tehsildar Association has urged the state government to take action against the culprits and ensure the safety of revenue officers while they are on duty.

Valmiki sabha function



In-laws booked for seeking dowry
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 15
The Dehlon police has booked three members of a family of Hathoor village in Ludhiana district for allegedly harassing and forcing a woman to bring more dowry. No arrest has been made so far.



City students excel in BPT exams
Ludhiana, October 15
Students of All Saints Institute of Medical Sciences and Research made a clean sweep in BPT second and third year examinations, conducted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences by securing the top two positions in second year and second and third positions in the third year examinations.

KVM celebrates Innovation Day
Ludhiana, October 15
Kundan Vidya Mandir celebrated Innovation Day here today to mark the birthday of President APJ Abdul Kalam. The function was presided over by Mr Ashok Gupta, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana. The Principal of the school Mr S.C. Saxsena welcomed the chief guest and in his address urged the students to be inquisitive and curious in pursuit of knowledge.

BVM school players honoured
Ludhiana, October 15
The Sarvhitkari Education Society, Punjab, organised a function to honour students of different schools from the state who gave outstanding performance in the state and national tournaments during the last academic session.

Students showcase fashion for a cause
Ludhiana, October 15
Fashion designing students of the Sportking Institute of Technology (SIFT) exhibited their talent in the form of a carnival today to help the needy and poor section of society. The donation generated by the students during the carnival would be given to the District Red Cross Society.

GK exam
Ludhiana, October 15
Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad conducted a ‘general knowledge’ test for school students here today. Mr Sahil Verma of ABVP said the test was held for 1,000 students at five centres.

Contests mark second day of youth fest
Doraha, October15
Theatrical and literary items were performed today on the second day of the Ludhiana Zone-A Youth Festival being held at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha. The chief guest of the morning session, was Bibi Bhagwant Kaur, Chief patron of the college Management Committee , and Mr Jogeshwar Singh Mangat, senior vice-president, was the chief guest in the evening session.

Nishkam students get stipends, certificates
Ludhiana, October 15
Mr Rakesh Pandey, Minister of Science and Technology, gave away stipends and certificates to students passing out from Nishkam Computer Centres at a function held here today in Nishkam Ashram, Daad.



Dengue helpline launched




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