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LIC staff allege torture as police questions 50
Ludhiana, January 1
Even as the city police is yet to make a breakthrough in any of the five robbery and snatching incidents which have occurred in the city in the past one week, its investigation into sensational robbery of lakhs of rupees outside LIC branch office on Wednesday has run into a controversy.

Dance, masti usher in 2K2
Ludhiana, January 1
New Year parties organised all over the city reflected the enthusiasm and zest of the residents as almost every one let their hair down to welcome the year 2002. 
IN THE COMPANY OF STARS: Ravishing Ria Sen (third from left) and singing sensation Sonu Nigam regale audience at a New Year bash held at a club in Ludhiana on Monday. —Photos Rajesh Bhambi


They still dread wrath of Partition
Ahmedgarh, January 1
With darkening war clouds around, all their hopes to visit parental houses on the other side of the border have faded at least temporarily, but they are afraid that nature may not repeat the past.

Suspect in fraud case held
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 1
The prime suspect of the alleged Rs 1 crore embezzlement in the local PWD (B&R) Department has been arrested. The accused, Kultar Singh Kultar, the then XEN of the department, has been arrested by the crime branch of the Punjab Police from his Mohali residence. 

Cancelled train leaves passengers in lurch
Ludhiana, January 1
Hundreds of passengers of the Amritsar-New Delhi bound super fast train were left stranded at the local railway station as well as other railway stations on the train route due to the sudden cancellation of the train here today morning. Scores of passengers who had booked a seat in the train were seen running here and there either trying to make an alternate arrangement or to get the ticket cancelled.
Harried passengers throng the enquiry counter at the Ludhiana railway station on Tuesday. —IV

WORSHIPPING the rising sun. This precisely holds true for people in Ludhiana. More so among the politicians.
  • Everybody is  somebody
  • Celebrating  New Year
  • Homecoming for the Desi Jatt
  • Rewri aur  moongfali

  • Faulty railway  digital clocks

  • Clean police  image


BJP for unity between Badal, Tohra
Ludhiana, January 1
BJP leaders today said they strongly favoured a rapprochement between the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra as the party feels that it would improve the performance of the alliance.
BJP leaders Mr Avinash Jaiswal, Mr B.L. Rinwa and Mr Om Prakash Kohl at a party rally in 
Ludhiana on Tuesday. —IV

Include our demands in manifestoes: SPC
Ludhiana, January 1
The Punjab State Pensioners’ Confederation (SPC), an apex-level representative body of over two lakh Punjab Government pensioners, has appealed to various political parties to include its 15-point charter of demands in their respective poll manifestoes for the forthcoming Assembly elections.

Eventful year in performing arts
he year 2001has merged with the past leaving a meaningful balance sheet. In many ways and several aspects, the year repeated what 2000 did. It was correctly discovered by Heraclitus that no man ever crossed the same river twice.

CALL OF DUTY: A soldier bound for border posting calls his family members from Ludhiana railway station to wish them on New Year Day. —Photo Inderjeet Verma

Miraculous escape for four as car catches fire
Ludhiana, January 1
At least four passengers of a car had a miraculous escape late last night when the car they were travelling in caught fire near the DIG residence on Pakhowal road. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained.

Interesting claim by the police
Ludhiana, January 1
The district police has claimed to achieve a major success in nabbing some proclaimed offenders (POs) by asserting that 263 of the over 2,500 POs have been accounted for by the special staff meant for this purpose in less than a month only.

Market Committee recast
Machhiwara, January 1
The Punjab Government, through a notification, has reconstituted the Market Committee, Machhiwara. Mr Gurcharan Singh Mithewal and Mr Harcharan Singh Jonewal have been renominated chairman and vice-chairman, respectively.


Agro-technocrats to intensify stir
Ludhiana, January 1
The Joint Action Committee of Punjab Agricultural Technocrats has decided to intensify its stir, continuing for the past many months, to press upon the state government to accept its demands.


125 attend NSS camp
Ludhiana, January 1
A 10-day NSS camp organised by the students of the Malwa Central College of Education for Women at Jawaddi village concluded here yesterday. Over 125 NSS volunteers attended the camp alongwith three programme officers, Ms Mohna Khosla, Ms Tripta and Mr Sukhdev Singh.


Magistrate directs printers to abide by rules
Ludhiana, January 1
The District Magistrate, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has directed all printing press owners in the district to strictly abide by the restrictions imposed under the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1951, while publishing pamphlets, handbills and posters relating to the elections and to print the name of the printer and publisher on the face of each such item.


Punjabi folk artistes steal show at national fest
Ludhiana, January 1
Despite great variation and diversity of themes, forms and styles, folk art and folk dances continue to be a distinct category characterised by a unique quality of spontaneity and mass participation, where no barrier exist between creator and the actor, the performer and the audience.

Punjab Cultural Promotion Council artistes led by Mr Davinder Singh Chhina during the National Folk Festival held at Nagpur recently.



Sports tournament concludes
Ludhiana, January 1
Star Sports Club of Jalandhar prevailed over Jasbir Cub of Jattana village 2-1 to win the hockey title in the 5th Sukhchaindeep Singh ‘Sukha’ Memorial Sports Tournament organised by the Boparai Cultural and Sports Club at Gudhani Kalan, near here, which concluded yesterday

Mr Sadhu Singh Ghudani, MLA, with the organisers of the Sukhchaindeep Singh Memorial Sports Tournament at Ghudani Kalan (Ludhiana) on Monday. IV

India-England ODI
Dr Mahal appointed umpire
Ludhiana, January 1
Dr M S Mahal, a senior entomologist with the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to stand as umpire in the fifth One Day International tie between India and England scheduled to be held at Mumbai on February 3.


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