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A night of celebrations
Ludhiana, March 2
From a virtual curfew-like situation after the start of the Indo-Pak match to a night of festivities, the city witnessed two divergent scenes yesterday as India scored an exhilarating victory over Pakistan. 
India’s victory over Pakistan being celebrated India’s victory over Pakistan being celebrated in Ludhiana on Saturday night. — IV

Budding Sachins of Saplings Nursery School, inspired by the Little Master’s performance Budding Sachins of Saplings Nursery School, inspired by the Little Master’s performance, defeated “Pakistan” in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Inderjit Verma


Rivalry over love leads to murder
Ludhiana, March 2
In a hair-raising incident, a man madly in love with a minor girl murdered his rival by damaging his private parts and later buried the body in his own house at Makkar Colony three days ago. The case came to light today when the Focal Point police exhumed the body from the house.

Plan to open computer labs in schools: DPI
Ludhiana, March 2
The Punjab Government has decided to make computer education compulsory in every school. The government will open a computer laboratory in every school of the state. Mr J.S Khatra, DPI (Elementary) Education, Punjab, said while talking at a state-level seminar on “non-monetary inputs to re-invigorate education in government and Adarsh schools of Punjab”, held at Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Two arrested for forgery
Ludhiana, March 2
Police investigations into the mysterious disappearance of a scooter from the Atam Park police post in January have led to the arrest of two agents operating from the district courts complex. The two agents had allegedly forged some court papers to take away the scooter.


Budget unkind to farmers: BKU
Ludhiana, March 2
Terming the Budget as ‘anti-farmers’ and influenced by the policies of WTO, the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has said that it would send the stagnating farm economy into deeper crises.

Set up panel to settle Panthic issues: Badal
Khamano, March 2
The Shiromani Akali Dal working committee will chalkout its next course of action against the Congress government at the next meeting. This was stated by the President of the SAD, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, talking to mediapersons at Gurdwara Baoli Sahib, Bathan Kalan, near here. He was here to attend the Annual Sant Sammelan.

Doctors resent admn move
Ludhiana, March 2
The district administration and the city doctors appear to be heading towards a conflict over what is being termed as an “overzealous drive to implement the PNDT Act” by the former. 

Welfare schemes launched: MLA
Amloh, March 2
The Congress has launched a phased programme of welfare schemes in the state, as promised to the electorate. This was stated by Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA, Amloh, while talking to mediapersons today after the first death anniversary function of Jagjit Singh Dhami at Sounti village, near here.

Readers’ day organised


Marriage palace owners booked
Ludhiana, March 2
After facing demolition for allegedly violating the Supreme Court’s stay orders on the marriage palaces located within 1,000 yards of the Baddowal ammunition depot, the owners of the palaces are in for more trouble. The district police has started registering cases against them for flouting the Deputy Commissioner’s orders banning the bursting of fire-crackers.


SSI sector hails cut in bank rates
Ludhiana, March 2
The small scale industry (SSI) has hailed the cut in interest rates by commercial banks as indicated by the Union Finance Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, in his Budget speech. The minister made an announcement that the banks would not charge interest from small scale units at more than 2 per cent over the PLR under any circumstances and at the same time the interest rate would not be less than 2 per cent below the PLR from any unit.



This school offers true education
The Sanatan Dharam Parchark School, a century-old institution and pioneer in the field of education, was established in 1904 in the heart of the city. This school runs under the patronage of the SDP Sabha. It started as a “pathshala”. This school has played a pivotal role in imparting education to Ludhianvis when there were hardly any schools.

A view of SDP Sr. Secondary School in Ludhiana
A view of SDP Sr. Secondary School

Modern education seems to lack soul
r RC Kalia , Principal of S. D. P. Senior Secondary School had been teaching in the school from 1975 and was appointed Principal in May 2002. Been here for a long time, he knows the school’s weaknesses and strengths. He has paid attention to computer education, the need of the hour.

Budding singer felicitated
Ludhiana, March 2
Arshpreet, a student of plus I of Ramgarhia Girls College has received no formal training in music except what she learnt at the college. A function was held on Sunday at Maharaja Regency to felicitate her and other singers who had participated at the national level.


Narulas promote ‘Gwandi Munda’
Ludhiana, March 2
“We do not like vulgarity in video cassettes and do not like showing scantily dressed girls in video clips, but it is beyond our control,” said the sister-brother duo of Jaspinder and Mickey Narula, playback singers. They were interacting with the media on Sunday at the pre-release of their album titled “Gwandi Munda”.


Tribune XI beat Pepsi XI
Ludhiana, March 2
A fine all-round performance by Pankaj (31 n.o. and 3 wickets for 22 runs) and equally good batting display by Amritpal Singh (31)and Maninder Singh (22) helped The Tribune XI to register a four-wicket victory over Pepsi XI in a match held at the Arya College for Boys ground here today.

Match put off due to wet outfield
Ludhiana, March 2
The inaugural match of the Ludhiana district inter-college TCY cricket tournament, which was scheduled to be held between Punjab Agricultural University and Khalsa College at the SD Government College ground here today, could not be held due to a wet outfield.


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