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PHRC saves family from wrath of IPS officer
Ludhiana, February 9
Report harassment by a policeman and suffer the consequences — ask this local family that suffered it. An elderly woman and a physically challenged youth of this family were, first, harassed by an IPS officer during a train journey four months ago and, then, charged with lodging a false complaint against him.

Betting on for cricket World Cup
Ludhiana, February 9
As the cricket World Cup started today in South Africa on a grand note, the betting game started simultaneously in the city with crores being put at stake by punters on various teams.

Ashok Dewan, goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team which won the World Cup in 1975, waves to the crowd Ashok Dewan, goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team which won the World Cup in 1975, waves to the crowd during the annual sports festival at Jarkhar village near Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari


Tipsy youths thrash NRI; four arrested
Ludhiana, February 9
Drunken youths yesterday mercilessly beat up an NRI youth near Samrala Chowk yesterday. The incident occurred in the afternoon when NRI Gurmeet Singh was travelling in his new Maruti Zen along with his cousin, Kuldeep Singh. They were going to their native place, Nabha.


MC ban on car bazaars causes tension
Ludhiana, February 9
Tension prevailed in the local Feroze Gandhi Market and the Gian Singh Rara Wala Market today after the MC officials did not allow car dealers to hold a car bazaar in the markets and towed away the vehicle of a man who had visited the market for shopping.
Locked parking lot of Feroze Gandhi market
Locked parking lot of Feroze Gandhi market, Ludhiana; and (right) the car of a shopper being towed away. — Photo Pardeep Tewari

Work on Budha Nullah spells doom for residents
Chuhar Pur (Ludhiana), February 9
The laying of sewer by the local water supply and sewerage board of the Municipal Corporation to make the Budha Nullah here pollution-free has been spelling doom for the residents of this village. Due to the digging of road to lay the pipeline, many houses have collapsed.

Mohinder Singh, a resident of Chuhar Pur village, shows a portion his house that collapsed due to digging near Ludhiana on Sunday. 
Mohinder Singh, a resident of Chuhar Pur village, shows a portion his house that collapsed due to digging


Gang of robbers busted
Ludhiana, February 9
The local police claims to have busted a gang of robbers with the arrest of Harbinder Singh, alias Binder of Manuke, Harvinder Singh of Dhurkot, Sikandar Singh of Acharwal, Manjit Singh of Sodiwal, and Satwant Singh of Shahkot near Sohian with weapons while planning to commit a crime.


e-monitor launched
Ludhiana, February 9
A product of Access-Online Private Limited, Mumbai, a wonderful software e-monitor, was launched today at Sherpur, Ludhiana, by a global entrepreneur, Satinder Pal Singh Chadha. e-monitor is essential for confidential information. In other words, it is a safeguard for computer data.



Founders’ aim was to promote Sanskrit
The founders of Arya Samaj, Model Town, started this school in 1956 with the aim of teaching Sanskrit, a beautiful language almost dying out. That is why the school was named Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyalaya. It started as a primary school and followed the Punjab School Education Board’s syllabus. In 1959 it was upgraded to Middle School and was recognised in 1964. In 1965 it was upgraded to High School and got permanent recognition on April 1 1976.
A view of the R.S. Model School.
A view of the R.S. Model School

Discipline should percolate from Principal to staff and students
r Mohan Lal Kalra, Principal, R.S. Model School, Shastri Nagar, is a seasoned educationist working in this field for past 34 years. Mr Kalra, has won the Best Teacher Award at national level in 1999 and received it from the then President of India, Mr K.R. Narayan.

Experts attend multi-speciality CME
Ludhiana, February 9
The Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, is celebrating 50 years of its starting the MBBS course. As part of year-long celebrations, a multi-speciality continuing medical education (CME) programme was held at the college today. 

Colourful show by students 
Ludhiana, February 9
The students of Sutlej Public Senior Secondary School, Rahon Road presented a cultural programme at their annual function here yesterday. Various items presented by students, including folk songs, giddha, skits, qawwali and bhangra mesmerised the audience. Rhymes sung by tiny-tots of nursery class received a huge applause.

Extravaganza of fun, frolic
Ludhiana, February 9
“Fate-2003” was organised on the premises of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College Subhash Nagar, Daresi Road, Ludhiana, today. It was an extravaganza of fun and frolic. Students put up different kinds of stalls, displaying items ranging from D.J, games, eatables and cold drinks.
Students of Kamla Lotia College break out into bhangra at the college fete in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Students of Kamla Lotia College break out into bhangra at the college fete



Four lakh given polio drops
Ludhiana, February 9
In the second phase of pulse polio campaign, around four lakh children in the age group of 0-5 years were administered polio drops in the entire district by organising static medical posts by the Health Department with cooperation of voluntary organisations and medical institutions.


Cash prize, buffalo for Sihan Daud
Machhiwara, February 9
In the final of the Kabbadi Club Tournament at Lal Kalan, Sihan Daud defeated Bhinder Kalan, while Rurki beat Sehjo Majra in the volleyball (smashing) final. The Sihan Daud Kabaddi team was won a cash prize of Rs 6,100 and a buffalo.

Double Deckor Club win tourney
Ahmedgarh, February 9
The Second Sabina Cup Tournament concluded at the local Shanti Tara College. It was won by the Double Deckor Club, Ludhiana, by defeating Friends Club, Malerkotla. The tournament was inaugurated by Mr Anil Kumar Aggarwal, executive director, Shreyans Industries Limited. Twelve teams from various noted cricket clubs of the area participated in the tournament.


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