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Telecom official suspended for duping people
Ludhiana, January 9
The Department of Telecommunication has suspended Dalip Singh Chauhan, a senior telecom office assistant, who was arrested by the Mansa police in December last for allegedly duping many people by taking lakhs of rupees from them in lieu of providing them lucrative jobs in Punjab and Haryana.

327 centres for Class VIII examination
Ludhiana, January 9
The District Education Department has marginally reduced the number of centres for Class VIII examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board this year. 

Schoolgirls prepare for a shabad gayan competition organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Photo Inderjeet Verma


PSEB asked to pay compensation
Ludhiana, January 9
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to pay Rs 1,000 as compensation on account of deficiency in services to Mr Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Meharban village in Ludhiana district.

Kargil martyr remembered
Ludhiana, January 9
Tributes were paid to Army jawan Paramjit Singh, who laid down his life fighting against enemy forces in Kargil sector, at a function held at Government High School in Gill village to mark his third martyrdom day.

Statue of Kargil martyr Paramjit Singh which was installed at his native Gill village, to mark his third martyrdom day. 

Raikot patwari caught on graft charge
Ludhiana, January 9
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau has caught a patwari, posted in Raikot tehsil, on the charge of taking a bribe for completing some official work.


Bitta for stringent law to deal with terrorism
Ludhiana, January 9
Being of the firm view that the anti-terrorism law that replaced POTO had been rendered ineffective and ‘teethless’ under pressure from various political parties, Mr Maninderjit Singh Bitta, Chairman, All-India Anti-Terrorists Front (AIATF), today pleaded for a more effective law to deal with terrorists.

Mr Maninderjit Singh Bitta, Chairman, All-India Anti-Terrorists Front (AIATF), addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Akali wing to mobilise masses 
Ludhiana, January 9
The All-India Youth Akali Dal will launch a mass mobilisation programme in the state to propagate policies and achievements of the SAD-BJP government to create a wave in favour of the ruling combine for the coming Assembly elections.
Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, president, All-India Youth Akali Dal, being felicitated at a function organised by the District Akali Jatha in Ludhiana.

DYC pleads for representation to youth in poll
Ludhiana, January 9
The urban development cell of the District Youth Congress today made an appeal to the party high command to provide adequate representation to the youth in the coming assembly elections in Punjab.


Man beats up wife, booked
Ludhiana, January 9
Jutsana, a resident of Arya Mohalla, has alleged that her husband, Deepak, and two others namely Sanjiv Kapoor and Gaggan Sood entered her parental house and beat her up. She alleged that they threatened her of dire consequences and tried to kidnap her child.
  • Knife seized
  • Man arrested
  • Rash driving case
  • Cylinders recovered


Exporters seek govt assistance
Ludhiana, January 9
The Engineering Exporters Association of India has expressed its apprehension about new export-oriented units that might close down due to lack of support from the state government.

Bharti plans expansion
Humbran (Ludhiana), January 9
In view of the increasing demand of telephone users, Bharti Teletech Limited, a company of the Bharti Group, has decided to enter the market in a big way. The company is increasing capacity of its local plant and two other units at Gurgaon and Goa.


South African team to visit PAU
Ludhiana, January 9
A delegation from the Department of Agriculture, South Africa, under the leadership of Prof G.M. Nkondo, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the university of Venda for Science and Technology, will visit Punjab Agricultural University on January 11. 


Interaction programme for principals
Ludhiana, January 9
A mass interaction and training programme for the principals of schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was organised at the USPC Jain Senior Secondary School, Jamalpur, here yesterday.

Merger of PAU departments on the cards
Ludhiana, January 9
The Academic Council of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), which meets tomorrow, is likely to approve the merger of six departments of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities into three. 


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