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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

Ludhiana

FICO to meet CM today

The delegation of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organization (FICO) will meet Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh on Wednesday regarding under-noted problems faced by the city industry.

National symposium on farm diversification begins

A national symposium on 'Agricultural diversification for sustainable livelihood and environmental security' began at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Tuesday amidst a gathering of eminent farm scientists and delegates from across the country.

Truck mows down toddler

A recklessly driven truck allegedly mowed down a one-year-old boy in Shimlapuri on Monday night. The driver, identified as Ravinder Singh of Dashmesh Nagar at Gill Road, was nabbed by passers-by and handed over to the police.

Railway to accept donations for better facilities at station

Taking note of the lack of basic facilities for passengers at railway station, Ferozepur Division of northern railway had decided to accept donations from outsiders.

FCI godown workers protest in Ludhiana

Punjab Palledar Union and Food Corporation of India (FCI) staged a protest at District Food Supply and Controller (DFSC) against certain proposed labour policies of the government.

22-year-old cyclist hit by MC truck

A 22-year-old cyclist suffered severe injuries after being hit by a speeding garbage truck hired by the MC in Jodhewal on Monday. Rakesh Kumar, a daily wager, was cycling to work when the truck hit him from behind.

Fudged water bills force MC to check all records

After an incident in which water and sewerage bill entries in the municipal corporation’s (MC) consumer database were falsified surfaced recently, civic officials have decided to verify all such entries made since April 1, 2006.

With BRTS a distant dream, locals forced to grin and bear it

Strapped by the lack of efficient public transportation facilities, the city’s long suffering residents have been waiting for years for projects like the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) and the metro rail that were announced with great fanfare by the state government during the past few years.

Angered with govt’s inertia, docs refuse to lift scalpel

Patients awaiting surgery were forced to wait longer with specialist doctors refusing to perform surgeries at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital on Monday. On the call of the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Specialist Doctors’ Association, these doctors proceeded on a strike to protest against the government for not fulfilling their long-pending demands.

Over 80,00 children receive polio drops

As many as 87,121 children were administered polio drops on Monday as part of the five-day pulse polio programme. Monday was the second day of the programme.

Industry left embarrassed over issue of polluting Buddha Nullah

Industry leaders were left embarrassed when members of an NGO from Rajasthan told them that the industry of Ludhiana needs to mend its ways in treatment of effluents released from different units that was causing cancer among the residents of northern parts of the state.

Girl dies as stem cell donor backs out

Civil surgeon Dr Subhash Batta had marked an inquiry into the death of Harleen Kaur, who died at Christian Medical College and Hospital on November 4, as her stem cell donor backed out at the last minute. Even conditioning chemotherapy was given to her.

PAU produces audio drama to discourage stubble burning

As the state struggles to implement its ban on stubble burning, Punjab Agricultural University's Centre of Communication and International Linkages (CCIL) has come up with a novel way to discourage people from resorting to the technique.

AAP commemorates death anniversary of Rai

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) commemorated Lala Lajpat Rai's 86th death anniversary at Lala Lajpat Rai Park in Jagraon on Monday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu continues tirade against SAD leaders

Continuing his outburst against the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Navjot Singh Sidhu called upon the people to give their verdict against corrupt leaders in the next assembly elections. Sidhu refrained from naming the party or leaders as he was addressing people at the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana but he did not hold back the retort.
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