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7 held in fake-witness case
Ludhiana, March 4
In a first of its kind in the region, the police today booked 14 persons for committing forgery, cheating, submitting false documents and perjury (lying under oath in a court) at the local district courts.

Banks punch RBI order
Stapled wads of currency notes in circulation
Ludhiana, March 4
Even after the Reserve Bank of India issued a directive to all banks, government offices and credit societies against stapling of currency notes, the practice goes on unabated in almost all bank branches in the city.
Stapled wads of currency notes Stapled wads of currency notes are being issued by bank branches in Ludhiana despite an RBI directive. IV


‘Waive’ excise duty on knitting units
Ludhiana, March 4
The National Textile Committee of the CII has hailed the decision of the Finance Minister in the Central Budget concerning textile industry and suggested some more changes to create employment and give relief to the knitting sector.

MLAs race for ministries
Ludhiana, March 4
With the Himachal poll over and the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, having announced that the Cabinet would be expanded shortly, lobbying has already begun for seeking ministerial berths.

Candidates out in streets
Khamano, March 4
All candidates of the 11 wards here started campaigning today through loudspeakers and mass meetings. There are 32 candidates in the fray, including 12 women. Both the Congress and the SAD are playing a major role though there are no official party candidates. All of them are contesting as Independents.

Women to tell tales of abuse on their day
Ludhiana, March 4
The rising incidents of sexual harassment on educational campuses and religious “deras” in the state will be the focus of attention on the International Women’s Day function to be held at the local District Courts on March 8.

Bank staff seek more holidays
Ludhiana, March 4
The Indian National Bank Employees Congress (INBEC) has resented the alleged discrimination being meted out to bank employees regarding gazetted holidays under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, which are usually at a par in all states with state government employees.

City airport to be upgraded
Ludhiana, March 4
The Ludhiana airport is likely to be upgraded very soon so that regular air services can be started from here to other places in the country. This was stated by the president of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab, Mr N.S. Nanda, here today.

THE frenzy after winning the Indo-Pak match held at Centurion Park recently reached such a pitch that even the police cops let themselves loose and started dancing in the Sarabha Nagar market.
  • Beggars are back
  • Politically correct MP
  • Kadi chawal
  • Natural selection
  • School father?
  • Slip of tongue


Shankaracharya decries Sonia’s comment
Ludhiana, March 4
Swami Madhavasgaran Jagadguru Shankaracharya of the Jyotishpeeth has regretted the controversy generated over the installation of the portrait of Vir Savarkar in the Central Hall of Parliament. He criticised the Congress for deliberately triggering the “unnecessary controversy.”

Wasteland of integrity
hen the earth loses its moisture, it becomes an arid land where nothing grows. The deserts might have been oceans in the days gone by. When the surging waves departed, they left behind wide stretches of long furrows of shifting sands. T.S. Eliot considers the wasteland as the indicator of absence of ethical values. Something goes wrong, in an inexplicable manner, in the mind due to the drought of ideas. As a result, certain aberrations in one’s behaviour creep in.

Assurance to union on LIC issue
Ludhiana, March 4
The Deputy Registrar, Co-operative Societies, Ludhiana, has assured the Primary Agriculture Co-operative Society Employees Union (PACS) of not blocking the LIC facility being given to the employees by the state government and upheld by the Supreme Court of India.


Man beats up father
Khanna March 4
A man beat up his father at Bhamadi village, 8 km from here, on Tuesday. According to information, Santa Singh hit his father Bachan Singh with a wooden stick. The reason behind the incident was reported to be a property dispute. The victim was rushed to the civil hospital at Khanna.



College girls display creative skills
Ludhiana, March 4
Home science and fine arts students of the Khalsa College for Women organised an exhibition here today. In the first section, dupattas, sarees, suits and bedcovers with different tie and dye patterns were on display. 

Dr Chawla to speak at Adelaide meet
Ludhiana, March 4
Dr Livtar Singh Chawla, founder Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and president of the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the anti-nuclear conference, being held in Adelaide, Australia, from March 14 to 16.


Captivating images of rural Punjab
Ludhiana, March 4
The preview of a documentary, “Punjabi Village”, produced and directed by Joginder Singh Kalsi, a Canada-based cinematographer, was organised here. The 42-minute documentary presents captivating images of village life. The director goes down memory lane to show the daily chores in his village.


Arya College XI triumph
Ludhiana, March 4
A superb knock of 143 runs by Rajiv helped Arya College XI to rout GGNIMT XI by 93 runs in the inter-college TCY cricket Tournament being played at the SD Government College for Boys ground here today.


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