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HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014

Ludhiana

Industries dept forgets board set up for promotion of MSME

Even more than a year after the formation of state-level advisory board for promotion of  Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), only one meeting was held to discuss various issues last month, pointing towards negligent attitude of the state government towards industries of Punjab.

Specialist doctors to go on strike

 Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Specialists Doctors Association will observe a one hour strike on Wednesday in places across the state to demand the fulfilment of various demands. The state unit has asked its district units to organise rallies and remain on strike between 11am to 12pm.

Counselling for diploma in stock exchange on Aug 20

As many as 35 applicants have applied for 50 seats of University Grants Commission (UGC) Community College's diploma in stock market and trading operations at SCD Government College.

Encroachments leading to traffic chaos,MC yet to find permanent solution

Claims of the municipal corporation to make city roads free from encroachments have fallen flat. The encroachments made by vendors are still witnessed in every nook and cranny of the city.

Accepting gifts, favours can now lead doctors into trouble

 Now the doctors cannot accept expensive gifts or any kind of favours from the pharmaceutical and allied health sector industry. As per Clause 6.8 of the medical ethics, acceptance of such gifts will invite disciplinary actions against the defaulter.

Quilling: New art form to attract locals

To create decorative designs using colourful strips of paper is a new art form known as quilling, which is much loved craft by the city students these days. Not only students but people from all walks of life are enjoying this new craft.

No grants for INSPIRE awards from govt

As many as 511 students are waiting for grant to prepare models to participate in innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) awards.

Despite government ban, factories in city still manufacturing polythene bags

Despite complete ban on use of polythene bags to save the environment and to control the pollution, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) had failed to take any action against those still manufacturing banned polythene bags.

Bicycle industry rift widens, separate teams to attend fair

The rift in cycle industry will be again visible as two different groups have decided to take part in Euro Bike 2014 show in Germany from August 27 to 30.

Wait for opening of underpass gets longer

The wait for opening of underpass on the Lodhi Club Road in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar is getting longer due to the delay in construction of a sump to avoid waterlogging.

Two neighbours held for kidnapping girl

Two men abducted a 13-year-old daughter of their neighbour and also allegedly tried to rape her. The accused have been identified as Noorshed and Ajmad Alam of Krishna Chowk, New Kundan Puri.

Engineering student shoots himself

A 22-year-old youth of Mujara village of Sahnewal shot himself to death with a licensed rifle of his father on Saturday night. The deceased identified as Harjinder Singh was a civil engineering student.

With 3 ATPs shunted out, anti-encroachment drive loses steam

Left with only two assistant town planners, the municipal corporation's drive against unauthorised encroachments in the city appears to have spluttered to a halt despite being given more time in May by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to raze the structures. With the next hearing on the matter coming up on September 9, time is fast running out for the civic body, which has not even decided when to resume the drive.

No mercy to Barnala youth who tossed shoe at Badal

Showing no mercy to Bikram of Dhanaula village in Barnala, who hurled a shoe at chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday, the Khanna police have booked him and three accomplices for non-bailable offences.

Man who set self afire dies

Following heated arguments with his wife and father-in-law, a man had set himself on fire on August 15 and was admitted to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, where he died on Sunday.
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