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‘Spit-fire’ feat claims youth’s life
Ludhiana, January 31
Performing a “spit-fire” feat during a nagar kirtan claimed the life of an 18-year-old youth who died last night after fighting severe burns at the DMCH.

Going, but only for now
Ludhiana, January 31
The tehbazaari department confiscates goods from the roadside in Ludhiana on Thursday. The anti- encroachment drive of the tehbazaari department is proving to be an exercise in futility as encroachments come back soon after the squad leaves.

The tehbazaari department confiscates goods from the roadside in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


6 get life term in double murder case
Ludhiana, January 31
The court of the additional sessions judge, MS Virdi, has sentenced six persons to rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of killing Harbhajan Singh of Bhaini Gujra village and Albel Singh of Sunet village in June 1997.

Construction on commercial building halted
Town planner to probe charges
Ludhiana, January 31
The MC today stopped the construction of a commercial complex in Gobind Nagar that was threatening a three-storeyed building.

Farmer donates Rs 2 lakh to PAU
Ludhiana, January 31
A Doraha-based progressive farmer, Surjit Singh Dhillon, has donated Rs 2 lakh as an endowment fund for starting an award for progressive growers excelling in farming on the occasion of kisan mela.

Fight For Justice
Migrant couple, kids stage dharna outside DC’s office
Ludhiana, January 31
With no government authority being able to deliver them justice, a migrant couple, Raj Nath and Sumitra Devi, and their five children today sat on a dharna in front of the office of the deputy commissioner, seeking an end to their harassment.

City Centre Scam
Hearing on bail today
Ludhiana, January 31
Anticipatory bail application moved by Sunita Gambir, N. Gambhir, Yeshu Gambhir, Vikram Gambhir, family members of managing director of Today Homes Company G.K. Gambhir in the City Centre Scam, would come up for hearing before the Sessions Court on Friday.

Dairy owner attacked, robbed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 31 A gang of robbers took away cash and valuables from the owner of dairy at Rangian village after injuring him with crude weapons at a deserted place near Brahamanmajra village, near here, last night.


Beware of gold tricksters
Ludhiana, January 31
The city residents would have to be cautious about the activities of a gang of tricksters, who lure “gullible” customers claiming that they were selling real gold found at a recent digging in Uttar Pradesh or any other state.

Employees get PF on retirement day
Ludhiana, January 31
Five employees of Verka and Hero Industries today got a surprise gift on their retirement when officials of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation handed them cheques of their provident fund.

‘Gas agencies harassing consumers’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 31 Accusing local gas agency’s owners of harassing consumers by selling cylinders at a premium price, some consumers have urged the civil authorities to initiate action against the agency owners and direct food supply officials to monitor distribution of refills to streamline the supply.

GLADA elects office-bearers
Ludhiana, January 31
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Supervisor Union of Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority: Balihar Singh -- president; Amarjit Singh -- general secretary; Madan Lal -- treasurer; Parkash Singh -- senior vice-president; Nacchattar Singh -- vice-president; Jagir Singh --vice-president; Sain Singh -- vice-president; Gurcharan Singh -- assistant secretary; Bikramjit Singh -- assistant secretary; Harbhajan Singh -- propaganda secretary; and Swaran Singh and Manohar Singh -- assistant treasurers.


Agriculture dept to purchase literature from PAU
Ludhiana, January 31
The farm literature brought out by the PAU is in great demand among the farming community not only of Punjab, but also of other states. The department of agriculture, Punjab, has made a plan to popularise farm literature of the PAU among subject matter specialists and farmers of the state under the national food security mission.


Students of the DMCH participate in an Ad Fad contest in Ludhiana on Thursday. Ectopia-2008 kicks off at DMCH
Ludhiana, January 31
The three-day annual cultural programme Ectopia-“2008” began at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today. During the three-day festival, undergraduate medical students would compete for top honours in various talent hunt competitions.

Students of the DMCH participate in an Ad Fad contest in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Radiance-2008 begins at KIMT
Ludhiana, January 31
The cultural fiesta “Radiance- 2008” kicked off at Khalsa Institute of Management & Technology for Women, Civil Lines, today.

Scientists from Australia, China visit PAU
Ludhiana, January 31
A team comprising 14 scientists from Australia and China led by Dr Phil Salisbury, Australian Canola programme leader, visited the PAU today to see the collaborative research experiments on rapeseed and mustard under the “Oilseeds brassica improvement in China, India and Australia” project financed by the Australian centre for international agriculture research.

Dean of PAU retires
Ludhiana, January 31
Dr Gulzar Singh Chahal, dean of the College of Agriculture, retired after attaining the age of superannuation. A farewell function was organised to honour him at the committee room of the VC today.



Poor eating habits cause tooth decay
Ludhiana, January 31
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital organised a free dental check up and awareness camp at Gurdwara Bhaini Sahib on Chandigarh Road, about 20 km from here yesterday.

City radiologist felicitated
Ludhiana, January 31
Dr Priyanka Singh, senior consultant in radio-diagnosis at Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, was felicitated during the annual national conference of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association in Bangalore.


An athlete in action in a long jump event during the annual athletics meet of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Thursday.
An athlete in action in a long jump event during the annual athletics meet of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Winners of National School Games felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 31
Proud winners of National School Kabbadi games, Manjit Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur and Sukhpreet Kaur of Shaheed Kartar Singh Dukki Government Senior Secondary School, Latala, were felicitated at a function organised on the school premises yesterday. Harpreet Singh Garcha, member SGPC, was the chief guest of the function.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Mohali, January 31
The Association for Twenty20 Cricket, Punjab, will be conducting trails to select probables for the forthcoming 1st under-19 National Twenty20 Cricket Championship, on February 2 at 11.30 am at Paragon Senior Secondary School, Sector 71, here.

Central excise offices shifted
Ludhiana, January 31
Offices of the assistant commissioner, central excise, all ranges, have been shifted from Dandi Swami Chowk and New Prem Nagar to Savitri Complex, near Dholewal Chowk here.




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