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Youth’s death: protests lead to ASI’s suspension 
Ludhiana, January 15
The district police today suspended an Assistant Sub-Inspector Ramninder Jit Singh Bhrasht, and registered a case against him and a Head Constable Jarnail Singh for allegedly being responsible for the death of a youth Harjinder Singh of the colony yesterday.

Residents angry over police inaction block traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore Road on Tuesday; (right) Police personnel present on the dharna site to avoid any untoward incident. 

Insurance Company directed to pay Rs 3 lakh for loss
Ludhiana, January 15
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed United India Insurance Company Limited to pay Rs 3,03,800 on account of an insurance claim to M/s Garg Furnace Limited, VPO Jugiana, the GT Road, Ludhiana. 


‘Dead wood’ faces PAU axe
150 termite-infested trees felled
Ludhiana, January 15
Finally swinging into action the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) authorities have axed more than 100 trees devoured by termites on its campus. These trees were posing a threat to life of residents, students and visitors on campus.
From left to right: A green tree with termite colonies; a dead tree with insect colonies; and another tree infested with termites. —IV 

Border tensions affect Army Day celebrations
Ludhiana, January 15
As war clouds continue to hover in the horizon along the Indo-Pak border and heavy deployment of the Army continued along the international border and Line of Actual Control, no parade was held in the city to mark the Army Day. 

Chill in the air keeps people indoors
Ludhiana, January 15
Inclement weather for the past three days has dashed hopes of city residents of clear weather after Lohri. Though the year began on a chilly note, with fog and cold wave, the city had had of sunshine for three consecutive days after the severe winter spell.

Thanks to the moderate and subdued speech of the Pakistan President, General Pervez Musharraf, the apprehensions of war, that were looming large, have also come down. More so after the speech was hailed by the Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani.
  • Time-bound warnings
  • Traffic blues
  • Unpleasant journey
  • Magh & drizzle
  • Crazy Ludhianvis
  • Moustache mania


Public response lifts Panthic Morcha spirits
Kila Raipur, January 15
With the Panthic Morcha nominating all three sitting legislators owing allegiance to the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, the party has been getting a good response from the general public. Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, a former minister, has launched his election campaign with gusto and has addressed public meetings in several villages in the Kila Raipur Assembly segment.

Traders bask in election sun
Ludhiana, January 15
For the first time, wholesale shops of campaigning material for all major parties, including the Congress, the BJP and the SAD, have been opened here in view of the forthcoming Assembly elections. Earlier party workers of various political parties used to bring the material from Delhi and purchase some quantity from a few retailers.

ELECTION FEVER: Calendars (left), pens, badges and insignia (inset) are much in demand; and party workers have a look at a flag.

Congman revolts against party decision
Ahmedgarh, January 15
With the announcement of Congress ticket for Ms Razia Sultana from Malerkotla constituency, the faction of the party led by Chaudhary Abdul Gaffar, a former Minister has declared a revolt against the decision and demanded to change the decision.

Allotment of SAD ticket sparks feud
Doraha, January 15
Mr Sadhu Singh Ghudani, MLA Payal, has resented the decision by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, to give the party ticket to Mr Jagjiwan Pal Singh Gill, state delegate, SAD (B), from Payal constituency.

Seminar on female foeticide
Ludhiana, January 15
The Lions Clubs International District 321 F, has given a call to all its clubs to conduct seminars on female foeticide. As per the directives of District Governor D.K. Sood, member of the club in the region VI and VII jointly conducted a seminar here today at Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Model Town.
A seminar on female foeticide organised by the Lions Club International at Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Makar Sankranti celebrated
Ludhiana, January 15
Makar Sankranti was celebrated at Shree Ayyappa Temple, Focal Point, here, with great religious enthusiasm by devotees of Lord Ayyappa yesterday.

Makar Sankranti yajna
Ludhiana, January 15
A 14-day Gayatri yajna got under way at Arya Samaj, Dal Bazaar, here, in connection with the Makar Sankranti celebrations yesterday. The yajna fire was lighted by Mr Om Dutt Gupta and Pandit Surinder Kumar Shastri conducted the yagya.



IndusInd Bank counter opened
Ludhiana, January 15
IndusInd Bank opened an extension counter at USPC Jain Public School, Jamalpur, here today. It was inaugurated by Mr T.R. Jain, president, Acharya Shri Atma Jain Samarak Samiti.

  • Diamond jewellery exhibition

Body protests against hike in excise duty
Ludhiana, January 15
The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India has flayed the steep hike in central excise duty on petrol from Rs 32 to Rs 90 and 20 per cent on diesel up to March 31, 2002, in order to contain the fiscal deficit.



Salad-making and flower arrangement contest
Ludhiana, January 15
A salad-making competition and a flower arrangement competition was held at Kundan Vidya Mandir here today. Over 65 students participated in the salad-making competition, while 80 students participated in flower arrangement contest.

Students appreciate flower arrangements at salad-making and flower arrangement contests held at KVM in Ludhiana on Wednesday and (right) an entry in the salad-making contest. —Photos Inderjit Verma



Filing of nominations to begin today
Ludhiana, January 15
Mr S K Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner and the District Election Officer, today said that the process for the filing of nomination papers for the elections to 12 Assembly segments in the district would start from January 16 and would continue till January 23 till 3 pm. 


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