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1,000 live bombs recovered from steel scrap
Ludhiana, July 27
Dhandhari Kalan, the dry port situation about 10 km from here, has literally been sitting over a powder keg so far. About 1000 live bombs were recovered today from the steel scrap lying in the Container Freight Station there, in a massive combing operation launched jointly by the district administration, Army and the police. 

Cong leader’s body found
Ludhiana, July 27
Sukhdev Singh Manewal (52), member of the Ludhiana Zila Parishad, vice-president of the District Congress Committee and a close aide of Mr Ishar Singh Meharban, former Congress minister, was found dead under mysterious circumstances on the banks of a canal at Garhi Tarkhana, village near Machiwara, late in the evening, today.

Marriages of convenience?
Ludhiana, July 27
They cannot talk to each other. For the simple reason that one is German and the other a rustic Punjabi. And still they say, they love each other. And they are already husband and wife. 

Palvinder Singh with his German wife Reita Fefe.
Palvinder Singh with his German wife Reita Fefe in the office of the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner. 
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi



HC ultimatum to Punjab on pension issue
Ludhiana, July 27
Retirees of private colleges of Punjab should be happy after yesterday’s judgment of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the pension and gratuity scheme for them. 

Sr officials to raid police stations
Ludhiana, July 27
In order to check incidents of illegal detention and consuming of liquor during night hours at the police stations, posts or pickets in the four police district under the Ludhiana Range, a Range Officer of the rank of a DSP or above will conduct surprise raids at two places every week.

Drug addict’s journey to reformation
Ludhiana, July 27
Having realised the futility of drugs, a hard-core addict himself for two decades, Pradeep Goel has today not only given up the habit by sheer grit and determination, but has also turned into a reformist. His only mission in life is to save all those people who have succumbed to the lure of drugs.



Panches told that they’re powerful
Amloh, July 27
“Panchayati Raj should be made more purposeful for implementing ambitious welfare schemes of the government,” said Mr J.S. Kesar, Principal Secretary (Rural Development and Panchayats) of the state, on the first day of a seminar in Sangam palace here on Thursday. 

Lok Morcha mobilises masses
Ludhiana, July 27
The Punjab Lok Morcha organised a political convention here to moblise support for the state-level rally being organised in the first week of September. The rally will either be organised in Ludhiana or Jalandhar.

Teej and saawan celebrations by ladies’ clubs
Ludhiana, July 27
Though the events associated with the celebration of teej may have changed over the years, the essence continues to remain the same. This was evident from the manner in which members and dependents of the Niharika Ladies Club celebrated the festival of teej — a traditional Punjabi festival today. The celebrations began with the traditional jaago with ladies dressed in their brightest best. Jaago was tastefully decorated with flowers and small diyas. A swing was also made for the members.

Members of the Venus Ladies Club.
Members of the Venus Ladies Club mill wheat during the Saawan celebrations in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Sikh morcha against misguiding community
Ludhiana, July 27
A new Sikh body, Shri Hemkunt Sikh Morcha, has given a call against misguiding the Sikh community as far as the creation of Khalistan is concerned. In a press release here today, Mr G.S.Middha, the working general secretary of the morcha, said that the so-called panthic leaders had always betrayed the community.

Summer queen contest
Ludhiana, July 27
The Sarabha Ladies Club organised a summer queen contest at Hotel Le Baron yesterday. The participants were dressed in chiffon in summery colours with appropriate accessories.



Pest attack affects cotton crop
Ludhiana, July 27
Cotton growers in the state are facing problem of pest attack on their crop due to the prevailing weather conditions. The population of American Bollworm or American Sundi has appeared 30 days earlier in the cotton crop and is causing damage to it.


PAU to introduce new course
Ludhiana, July 27
Punjab Agricultural University will introduce the rural agriculture work experience in its BSc (agriculture) course from this session. According to Dr M.S. Tiwana, Dean, College of Agriculture, PAU, RAWE is being introduced to make students familiar with the socio-economic situations prevailing in villages and to inculcate confidence and competence for solving problems related to agriculture .

ABVP honours 90 toppers

Ludhiana, July 27
Toppers of all batches in the BA, BSc and BCom examinations conducted by Panjab University this year were honoured by the local unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad at a function organised at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir here last evening.

Toppers of Panjab University examinations.
Toppers of Panjab University examinations seated in the Bharatiya Vidya Mandir hall during a prize distribution function organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in Ludhiana.

A ‘cool’ journey back home with buddies
Ludhiana, July 27

What’s the best way to beat heat in hot, humid and sultry weather? The obvious answer would be to eat lip-smacking ice-creams. If it is a “softy” and is shared with friends, especially after the school, the enjoyment increases manifold. 


Bail plea of ASI rejected
Ludhiana, July 27
The Special Judge, Mr G.R. Banyal, has rejected the anticipatory bail application moved by ASI, Ajmer Singh, posted at Samrala police station, in a corruption case registered against him on a complaint by Narinder Kumar.

Lok Adalat today
Ludhiana, July 27
A Lok Adalat will be held in the local courts tomorrow, under the supervision of Mr S.S. Arora, Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Ludhiana.



‘Working out’ how to be ‘Mr Universe’
Ludhiana, July 27
With ‘Mr Commonwealth’ and ‘Mr Asia’ titles already in his kitty, Vitender Singh Panwar is working hard these days to become ‘Mr Universe’. Vitender is confident of winning this title at the next World Body Building Championship that is to be held in Japan from August 15 to 20.

Trials for PCA tourney today
Ludhiana, July 27
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association will conduct trials on the grounds of the Arya College for Boys on July 28 at 2.30 pm to select the team for the inter-district tournament of the Punjab Cricket Association. Players born on or after September 1, 1987, are eligible for the trials.


MC to enforce control over electrical wing
Ludhiana, July 27
The Municipal Corporation has mooted several measures to enforce strict supervisory control over the working of its electrical wing and to bring about qualitative improvement in the streetlight system in the city.Top

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