Top stories | Community
Education | Courts | Health


IOC-dealers’ spat: petrol stations go dry
Ludhiana, January 6
City residents faced a tough time as several Indian Oil Corporation petrol stations went out of stock today. Owing to the problem on the issue of transportation between dealers and the IOC, dealers have refused to accept stock from the company's godowns.

An IOC petrol station that ran out of stock in Ludhiana on Friday An IOC petrol station that ran out of stock in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo by I.V.


Road safety council soon: Kaypee
Ludhiana, January 6
Mr Mahinder Singh Kaypee, Transport Minister, Punjab, said accidents were increasing day by day. To avoid accidents, a State Road Safety Council would be formed and the chairman would be Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, while the vice-chairman would be the Transport Minister.

Haibowal residents protest against delay in sewerage work
Ludhiana, January 6
In protest against the delay in laying of sewerage in their area, residents of Jassian Road in Haibowal staged a dharna today and raised slogans against the authorities for not heeding to their complaints.

2 firms surrender Rs 2 cr concealed income
Ludhiana, January 6
Two groups of steel companies and woollen yarn manufacturers in the city have surrendered concealed income of nearly Rs 2 crore after survey operations were launched by Income Tax officials, which continued throughout the day on Thursday.

Coldest day of season
Ludhiana, January 6
With the temperature touching the 0.2 degree Celsius mark, residents shivered and the cold wave persisted in the city. Though the sun was shining bright, chill was present in the air that made the conditions worse.


Conspiracy to malign Ramdev, claims BJP
Ludhiana, January 6
Senior BJP leader Lala Lajpat Rai today claimed that there was a “deep-rooted Communist conspiracy” in the tirade against Swami Ramdev. He alleged that the Communists were afraid of the growing popularity of the Swami who was preaching Indians to be proud of their culture and heritage.

Pirated CDs on home delivery!
Ludhiana, January 6
Those running the illegal multi-crore trade of duplicate DVDs-VCDs of movies and music albums have become smarter by starting home delivery facility of the discs only ordered by a “trusted” client.

BKU (Lakhowal) to join kisan mahapanchayat
Ludhiana, January 6
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal) will join the kisan mahapanchayat being convened by BKU national president Mohinder Singh Tikait at Kashipur on January 9 in protest against the police excesses on farmers there.

Drivers, beware of fog
Ludhiana, January 6
Dr Naresh Malhotra, a leading physician and an ENT specialist, today said drivers needed to be meticulous about driving during the fog. Dr Malhotra, who is also one of the leading dealers of the Maruti Udyog Limited, pointed out that a number of accidents had taking place recently and most of these could have been prevented with little more precaution.

Dharna against factory pollution
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 6
The Mohalla Welfare Society, representing ward Nos. 13, 14 and 15, Mandi Gobindgarh, staged a dharna here today in protest against the alleged damage caused to buildings due to vibration and emission of polluted substances by Kumar Engineering Corporation, a hammer-producing unit.

Warm sendoff to Rupan
Ludhiana, January 6

Ms Rupan Deol Bajaj, Financial Commissioner, Revenue, who retired on December 31, was given a warm farewell by the Punjab Naib Tehsildars Association here this evening.

Ms Rupan Deol Bajaj, who retired as Financial Commissioner, Revenue, being honoured at a farewell function in Ludhiana on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph
Ms Rupan Deol Bajaj, who retired as Financial Commissioner, Revenue, being honoured at a farewell function in Ludhiana on Friday

Taxmen call on gift shop
Ludhiana, January 6
Excise and Taxation officials today conducted a raid on a high-end gift shop in main Sarabha Nagar market in a bid to unearth tax evasion and unaccounted transactions.

Khalsa Dal condemns Ajmer’s arrest
Ludhiana, January 6
The Shiromani Khalsa Dal has condemned the arrest of Mr Ajmer Singh, a leading scholar and author of ‘Beeswi sadi di Sikh Rajniti’ from Chandigarh recently. In a statement issued here today, the Dal demanded his immediate release and alleged that this reflected badly on the working of the Chandigarh police.



IGNOU course for unskilled workers
Ludhiana, January 6
To target more than 31 million unskilled workers in the construction industry, Indira Gandhi National Open University today launched its diploma in civil engineering nationwide. It has taken the initiative to train the workers both technically and practically.

Programme on interpersonal relations
Ludhiana, January 6
A one-week programme on “Interpersonal Relations” organised by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh, at Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic College concluded here today.

Chanana on Parmar varsity academic council
Ludhiana, January 6
The head of PAU’s Department of Horticulture, Dr Yog Raj Chanana, has been nominated as member of the academic council of Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan for two years.


Don’t ply unfit school vans, SDM tells principals
Khanna, January 6
SDM Jaspal Mittal has warned the school managements against plying unfit vehicles to carry schoolchildren. Mr Mittal said, while addressing a meeting of school Principals, members of school managements and Headmasters of Khanna subdivision organised at his office, here today that drivers of school vans must have five years experience.



‘Revolutionary advances in eye surgery boon for mankind’
Ludhiana, January 6
Dr Navjot Singh Chugh MD, a leading eye surgeon of Ludhiana who has worked as consultant ophthalmologist at the local Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and Hans Raj Jain Eye Hospital, and is engaged in private practice since 2001 in Model Town, believes that revolutionary advances in eye surgery have come as a boon for mankind.

2 medical camps tomorrow
 Ludhiana, January 6
A free medical camp will be organised at Physio Farm Pain Clinic, Vikas Nagar, on Pakhowal Road here on January 8.

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |