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Woman, 6 others held for fraud
n Poses as farmer’s widow
n Sells 10.5 acres for Rs 1.63 crore
Varinder KaurLudhiana, February 11
In a sensational case, a 50-year-old Khanna-based woman, who posed as the widow of a deceased farmer of Sahibana village, pocketed Rs 1.63 crore by selling 10.5 acres of his agricultural land by preparing fake documents. 
                           Varinder Kaur

Blaring violations
Politicians, a civic nuisance
Breaking rules with impunity
Ludhiana, February 11
Politicians love to flout rules by flexing political muscle, a testimony to which is that BJP leaders flouted norms by stealing electricity, blocking the road without permission and putting loudspeakers in prohibited areas for making the rally for inauguration of a project successful.
A view of the rally venue in Ludhiana on Friday. A view of the rally venue in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Parents up in arms over eve-teasing, assault
Ludhiana, February 11
High drama was witnessed outside Atam Public School, Atam Nagar, this afternoon when the parents of some students staged a protest against alleged eve-teasing outside the school by some motorcycle-borne youths.

Cop refutes parents’ claim

...And remembering God, too!
Ludhiana, February 11
The haunting memories of the failure of earlier project of covering of drain from Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran to Shingar Cinema has forced the SAD-BJP leaders to remember God for ensuring completion of this work for which they performed havan and are even taking help of astrologers.

Riot victims eye another 600 LIG flats
Ludhiana, February 11
Even as the police are still to register a criminal case against those who made forced entry into 85 LIG flats of Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) on the Dhandra road at Dugri’s Phase II yesterday, and Surjit Singh, president of the Danga Peerit Welfare Association, who instigated the mob to unlawfully occupy government flats, members of riot-affected families now set their eyes on another 600 LIG flats at Dugri’s Phase III, where more than 150 riot victims, including women, were squatting, while police deployment continued in the area today.


Sewerage connections to villages
SAD, BJP leaders engage in muckraking
Ludhiana, February 11
Battlelines have been drawn between partners of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance over the issue of giving sewerage connections to villages, with the MC Mayor justifying the move while the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission claiming that it was not permissible under the rules.

Despite encroachments, work restarted
Faith stands in the way
Rs 1.5 crore had gone down the drain earlier
Ludhiana, February 11
In a testimony to the poor working of the municipal corporation (MC), the civic body has started the controversial, but politically ambitious, project of covering the drain from Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran to Shingaar Cinema here without removing the illegal religious encroachments on both sides.

Samrala Block
Beneficiaries to receive pension via smart card
Ludhiana, February 11
Putting an end to the woes of the pensioners, the state government has chosen Samrala block from Ludhiana district and Mansa block of Mansa district for the pilot project of the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Scheme.

Rs 5 lakh looted at gunpoint
Naresh Kumar, who was robbed of Rs 5 lakh, in Ludhiana on Friday. Police still investigating, yet to register case
Ludhiana, February 11
An amount of Rs 5 lakh was looted at gunpoint from a young man in broad daylight at Model Town here today. As there were some doubts, the police was still investigating the case. Naresh Kumar, a coal trader at the Radha Swami road, informed the police that two young men looted Rs 5 lakh from him near the ICICI Bank at Model Town around 12:30 pm.
Naresh Kumar, who was robbed of Rs 5 lakh, in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Agitation Day 16
CM to meet PAU students on February 14
Ludhiana, February 11
With the Chief Minister giving consent to meet the agitating students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on February 14, the students heaved a sigh of relief here today.

Rajeev Bakshi, marketing head of Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, India, in Ludhiana on Friday. City high on adventure
Ludhiana, February 11
Ludhianvis are known for their love for designer homes, swanky cars, hi-end luxury brands and finest of the world’s cuisines. But one thing that the world does not know about the residents of “Manchester of India” is their love for adventure.

Rajeev Bakshi, marketing head of Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, India, in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Sumedha crowned Miss College Ludhiana
Ludhiana, February 11
Sumedha walked away with the crown of Miss College Ludhiana-2011. For Sumedha, winning this crown was like a dream come true. “This was the first time that such a contest was held in the city. The exciting part was that only college students were a part of it,” said a visibly elated Sumedha.

Lodhi Club Poll
Contestants throw lavish parties
Ludhiana, February 11
With just a day left for the Lodhi Club elections, contestants are busy throwing lavish parties to woo voters. A dinner was organised by a contesting member in one of the marriage palaces in the city. The fight is between two major groups-Gupta and Jain. Manoj Gupta is contesting for the post of general secretary, KS Dang for vice-president, Nitin Bhalla for mess secretary, Bhushan Gupta for bar secretary, Sanjiv Nharti for sports secretary, Pawan Garg for cultural secretary, IMS Puri and Amritbir Kaur for executive members.

BJP councillors hand over a memorandum to Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura in Ludhiana. Councillor to Mayor: Act or I quit
Ludhiana, February 11
Irked over the non-completion of development works in her ward and the non-removal of a liquor vend from a slip-road on the Chandigarh road, a councillor of the BJP has threatened to resign.

BJP councillors hand over a memorandum to Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Spiralling Yarn Prices
Knitwear Club seeks DC’s help
Ludhiana, February 11
Rising prices of yarn have become a cause for concern for the textile industry. Alarmed at the development, the Knitwear Club has submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner in this regard here.

1,400 litre spurious milk seized
Ludhiana, February 11
The district health authorities seized 1400 litres of adulterated milk being transported in a tanker in Samrala today. Acting on a tip-off, district epidemiologist Dr GP Mangla along with food inspector Rakhi Vinayak went to the Samrala-Behlalpur road along with a police team.

world cup
India, Oz Charu’s favourites
Ludhiana, February 11
Both India and Australia are the hot favourites to win the ICC World Cup to be hosted jointly by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from February 19 to April 2. This observation was made by cricket commentator Charu Sharma, who was in the city to promote T-10 Gully Cricket Season 3 here.

High five for Ramandeep
A student takes part in the high jump event at Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, on Friday.Ludhiana, February 11
Ramandeep Kaur of BA-III hogged the limelight by grabbing five titles on the opening day of the annual sports meet of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town branch, here today.

Over the top: A student takes part in the high jump event at Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Local cyclists bag 7 medals
Ludhiana, February 11
Three upcoming cyclists, enrolled with the Sports Wing and Speed Fund Academy, Ludhiana, under the Punjab Sports Department’s scheme to promote games, cornered glory in the National Track Cycling Championship held between February 1 and 6 at Patiala.




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