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Errant drivers dump students on road
Try to give traffic cops the slip, 138 challaned

Ludhiana, January 20
Hundreds of school students were left stranded on the road today by their respective vehicle drivers in Sarabha Nagar, who wanted them to walk a long distance to their schools in order to avoid being challaned for not possessing documents and for overloading of buses.

More than meets the eye

After being deserted by their bus driver, students cross the busy BRS Nagar-Sarabha Nagar road in Ludhiana on Friday After being deserted by their bus driver, students cross the busy BRS
Nagar-Sarabha Nagar road in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo by I.V.


Staff leave bank doors open
Police patrol averts burglary
Ludhiana, January 20
Alleged negligence on the part of officials of Punjab National Bank (loan branch) in leaving the grill door and the main door of the building improperly locked, sent the city police in a tizzy at midnight last night.

Man gets life term for killing woman
Ludhiana January 20
Sessions Judge Mr Harbans Lal has sentenced Anil Kumar Singh, Inspector of Munish Manufacturing Corporation, Ludhiana, to rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing a woman of the local Makkar Colony in April, 2004.

Pollution level alarming
Ludhiana, January 20
Experts at a seminar have underlined the need for maintaining a balance between development and safeguarding environment. They said the progress in agriculture and industry had led to a degradation in the state’s environment.


Chahal under Badal’s shadow!
Ludhiana, January 20
During the inauguration of the Walia Plaza at Ghumar Mandi, photo journalists could not have asked for more when the chief guest, the Adviser to the Chief Minister, Mr B.I.S. Chahal, took a seat on a sofa with a picture of former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, along with the hosts overlooking him.

Power consumers may soon submit meter reading themselves
Ludhiana, January 20
Electricity customers in the state could soon be giving their meter reading to the Punjab State Electricity Board and getting their bills instantly. Based on observations through its training workshops on customer orientation, the PSEB has already sent a proposal to the board chairman regarding this for implementation in the east and west zones in Ludhiana.

Rising prices: BJYM burns CM’s effigy
Ludhiana, January 20
In the course of their ongoing protest against spiralling rise in prices of essential commodities, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers burnt an effigy of the Punjab Chief Minister and held a demonstration at Division No 3 Chowk here today.

Protest against BJP leader’s remarks
Ludhiana, January 20
Activists of the SC/ST cell of the District Congress Committee today staged a protest against the statements by some BJP leaders on the functioning of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

Public Relations Dept to get 24 hi-tech vehicles soon
Ludhiana, January 20
The Department of Public Relations, Punjab, is being revamped for launching an extensive publicity drive to take the achievements of the government to each and every corner of the state. Under this plan, 24 new high tech vehicles will be inducted in the department very soon.

Now, wedding choreography
Ludhiana, January 20

Footloose, a fitness institute, has made exercising pleasurable by introducing a variety of dances like Salsa, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Hula Work Out, aerobics and step aerobics. Now it has started “wedding choreography”.

Family members learn “wedding choreography” at Footloose. — A Tribune photograph
Family members learn “wedding choreography” at Footloose

Award for Delhi writer
Ludhiana, January 20
Jagdish Kaushal of Delhi has been chosen for the Mata Jaswant Kaur Award for 2004 for his book on children. The award had been instituted by Pritam Singh and his brother Kulwant Singh in the memory of their mother to be given to writers of best books on children.

Father looking for son
Ludhiana, January 20
A hapless father from Lokoha village in Bihar is running from pillar to post for the past one month in search of his 12-year-old son, who had run away from his native village to Ludhiana.


Body found


Government misleading on VAT: assn
Ludhiana, January 20
The Auto Parts Manufacturers Association has alleged that the state government is misleading industrialists by giving erroneous statements on the refund of VAT.


BKU calls for crop diversification
Ludhiana, January 20
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), while calling upon the government to formulate an effective policy to safeguard river water in the state of Punjab to sustain agriculture in future, has stressed the need to promote diversification at the same time.

PAU literature catches on with farmers
Ludhiana, January 20
Networking between the PAU and the State Cooperation Department has started to pay dividends and give impetus to “knowledge-based agriculture”. This is evident from the catalyst role village cooperative societies are playing in subscribing to farm literature published by the PAU for the benefit of farmers.


8 PAU students to get gold medal
Ludhiana, January 20
The Punjab Agricultural University Academic Council today approved gold medal to eight students of constituent colleges. Except for Dr J.S. Pruthi prize, the rest of the students will be presented with medal at the next annual convocation of the university.

From Colleges
Kulwant wins intra-college debate

Ludhiana, January 20
The Young Speakers Association of GGN Khalsa College, Civil Lines, organised an intra-college debate competition on the college premises here today. The Principal of the college, Mr Tarlochan Singh, presided over the debate.

GNIMT students excel in PTU exams
Ludhiana, January 20
Students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, have once again bagged several positions in the merit list released by Punjab Technical University recently.

Moral exam result declared
Ludhiana, January 20
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle has declared the result of Moral Examination, conducted each year for students. More than 900 students participated in the examination.

Primary teachers want order revoked 
Ludhiana, January 20
The decision of the Secretary, Education Department, to merge primary schools and middle schools of the state with high and senior secondary schools and bring the management of head teachers and centre head teachers under senior teachers has led to resentment among primary teachers.

GCW bags quiz title
Ludhiana, January 20
A state-level science quiz was organised at Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, here today. More than 20 teams representing Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, took part in the contest.



DMCH doc’s presentation adjudged best
Ludhiana, January 20
Extreme caution is advised if you are wearing a long chunni or dupatta and riding on a two wheeler or rickshaw, lest it should get entangled in the wheels and strangulate you. Always wear a seat belt or in the event of an accident, or sudden applying of breaks, your neck may smash against the steering wheel or the dashboard.


Haryana wrestlers dominate
Ludhiana, January 20

Haryana wrestlers dominated the arena clinching three out of the four titles in the girl’s u-14 years category on the third day of the 51st National School Games being held at different venues here today. The fourth title was bagged by Manipur. In the below 44 kg category, Geeta of Haryana proved her mettle by puting to mat her opponent Sumisha from Uttar Pradesh.

Wrestlers in action during the 51st National School Games in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Wrestlers in action during the 51st National School Games in Ludhiana on Friday

Sanatan Vidya Mandir lads score second victory
Ludhiana, January 20
Sushyant Kohli remained unconquered on 51 runs as Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, by six wickets in the annual PCA Parle Inter-School Cricket Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association at the Baba Bachan Singh Academy ground at Balloke village, near Haibowal Khurd, here today.

Unity Club sail into cricket final
Ludhiana, January 20
The Unity Club, powered by contributions from Punjab Ranji player Karan Goel and Chinton Sehgal, Tarun Passi and Ashish Sehgal, defeated Bhavadas XI by 38 runs to secure a berth in the final of the 10th Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by the Shastri Young Society at Daresi Ground here today.

Winning hockey team honoured
Amloh, January 20
The hockey team of Government Secondary School that won the district under-16 title was honoured at a function organised by the local Guru Gobind Singh Club and the school on the school premises today.

Malwa sports festival begins
Ludhiana, January 20
As many as 175 bullock carts and 55 dogs took part in the preliminary rounds of the 12th Annual Sports Festival, being organised by the Malwa Sports Association and the Gram Panchyat of Bondli, which began at the Malwa College ground of Samrala, near here, today.


Admn comes to aid of NRIs
Ludhiana, January 20
In an effort to end usurping of property of non-resident Indians and government servants, particularly armed forces personnel, posted at far-away stations, the district administration has directed all tehsildars that entries of the khasra girdawaries of land standing in the name of NRIs in the cultivating column not be changed, except with his or prior written consent of owners.


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