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Dharmendra walks down memory lane
Lalton (Ludhiana), January 3
It was literally a journey down memory lane for film star Dharmendra to this village, where he spent his childhood among other children. Dharmendra’s father, Kewal Kishen Deol, was the headmaster in the local school in the fifties.

Dharmendra with friends at Lalton village near Ludhiana. Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Police suspects it is contract killing
Ludhiana, January 3
Police investigations into last night’s murder of industrialist Nirmal Jain are indicating it out to be a case of contract killing, allegedly at the behest of some business rivals. It is after a gap of several months that a gang of contract killers has resurfaced in the city.

Patient dies due to lack of funds
Ludhiana, January 3
The only breadwinner in his family Hardev Chand, who was suffering from infective endocardites that had damaged his aortic valve, died at one of the city hospitals on December 29 due to lack of funds.


Change in school timings
Ludhiana, January 3
Keeping in view the foggy conditions, the District Magistrate, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has ordered change in school timings with effect from January 7 to 31.


A dismal New Year for panchayat staff
Once again no salaries for them
Ludhiana, January 3
While the state government is busy preparing itself for the elections, and officials were celebrating the arrival of the New Year, about 4000 employees of 141 panchayat samitis in the state were a demoralised lot as they failed to get their salaries once again.

AISSF (Mehta) supports Badal
Ludhiana, January 3
The All-India Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) today came out with unambiguous support for the policies of the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

Mr Gursharan Singh Grewal, president, All-India Sikh Students Federation (Mehta), addresses party activists at Gurdwara Akalgarh in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Valmiki society flays Badal
Ludhiana, January 3
A meeting of the Bhagwan Valmiki Seva Society was held at Habib Ganj here yesterday which was attended by members and others. Addressing the meeting, the chief guest, Mr Jasbir Kumar Johny, chairman, SC/ST Cell, Punjab Youth Congress, exhorted the Valmiki and Dalit youth to give up the path of social evils and gain knowledge for doing progressive things in life.

Rs 15 crore of black money unearthed
Ludhiana, January 3
About Rs 15 crore of black money has been surrendered to the Income Tax Department after surveys conducted by the department over the past two months.

Traffic cops issue blank challan slip
Ludhiana, January 3
The allegation that the local traffic police is on blindly issuing challans seem to have some truth in it, if the experience of a city resident is considered. An traffic policeman, alleged to be drunk, issued the challan slip to this city resident named Dara Singh, who was going on a scooter near Phulanwal village yesterday.

Tension as  bulldozers arrive
Ludhiana, January 3
Tension gripped a market near Shingar Cinema in Shivaji Nagar here today when a demolition squad of the Municipal Corporation came there with a heavy police security to clear the footpaths and the corporation land in front of the shops of encroachment. Shopkeepers gathered in front of the bulldozers and threatened to turn violent if the machines moved for demolition.
A mob near Shingar Cinema, Ludhiana, after the arrival of a demolition squad of the Municipal 
Corporation. Photo Inderjeet Verma


Mother, son booked on abduction charge
Ludhiana, January 3
The Division Number two police station has registered a case of abduction under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against Poonam Kakkar and her son for allegedly kidnapping a 15-year-old girl from outside her house on Wednesday.
  • Snatching case
  • Student beaten up
  • Case registered
  • One held
  • Knife seized
  • Liquor seized
  • Pedestrian dies
  • One booked



‘PNB will achieve  target in retail banking’
Ludhiana, January 3
Punjab National Bank (PNB) is likely to achieve its target of Rs 220 crore lending through retail banking in Punjab this year, despite general recession and war-like situation in the region.



PCCTU convention on Jan 10
Ludhiana, January 3
The ongoing struggle of teachers from aided and unaided colleges, principals and managements will be intensified in the form of ‘Save higher education’ convention to be held at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on January 10.

PAU college to honour alumni
Ludhiana, January 3
A meeting of the Alumni Association of the College of Agriculture of Punjab Agricultural University will be held on February 26 and 27. Dr M.S. Tiwana, head of the association and Dean of the college, gave this information here today and said a technical symposium would also be held on the ‘Future of Punjab Agriculture’, where, implications of the WTO on Punjab agriculture would be discussed.


Trust directed to refund consumer
Ludhiana, January 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, to refund Rs 4,500, Rs 1,098, Rs 4,500 and Rs 500 to Mr Satpal Singh of Kalsian Street, Gill Road, on account of price enhancement, penalty interest, interest on price enhancement amount and security wrongly charged twice, respectively.



DC pulls up PSEB over apathy
Ludhiana, January 3
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S. K. Sandhu, today took serious note of the apathy of officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) towards a consumer. The consumer, Mrs Jasbir Kaur, alleged that the PSEB officials were not entertaining her grievances.


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