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Complainant made accused under ‘pressure from top’
Ludhiana, January 20
Strange are the ways of the police in Ludhiana. It does not require much effort on part of the police here to change the nature of a case, thus making a complainant accused and vice-versa, depending on who is more influential. This has happened with one K.L. Chhabra, a local property dealer. He was allegedly assaulted on the night of January 11. The police registered an FIR, on January 12 in this connection.

4.5 lakh administered polio drops
Ludhiana, January 20
The main function of dispensing polio drops was held in slum area dispensary, Haibowal Khurd. The chief guest on the occasion was Deputy Commissioner, S.K. Sandhu. He administered polio drops to few children.
Children being administered polio drops in the second round of the Pulse Polio campaign.—Photo by Rajesh Bhambi


Guinness is coming to assess wonder tailor
Ludhiana, January 20
Hard work and persistence have made Pawan Kailey come close to fulfilling his ambition of entering the Guinness Book of World Records. This 26-year-old tailor of a small town called Goraiyan has been trying tailoring feats for the past two years. Kailey, a school dropout, says, “I was never interested in studies. After reading Limca and Guinness Books of Records, I had a burning desire to see my name in these books. 

Pawan Kailey with his two-inch night-suit. —RB

Villager beaten to death
Phillaur, January 20
A villager, Bhupinder Singh, was beaten to death and his brother, Surinder Singh, injured allegedly by five Tata Sumo occupants near Goraya, in Phillaur subdivision, last night.


Parties mobilise teams
Ludhiana, January 20
The Congress Sewa Dal activists have resolved to support Mr Harnam Das Johar, party candidate from the Ludhiana West Assembly constituency. The decision was taken at a meeting in Model Town here, where the chief organiser of the Sewa Dal, Mr Sushil Parashar, was also present.
Mr Sushil Prashar, chief organiser of the Congress Sewa Dal, addresses an election meeting in Ludhiana. —IV

Does it ring a phone bell? 
Ludhiana, January 20
A retired Colonel has complained that despite repeated complaints, his telephone has remained non-functional since March, 2001. In a written complaint, Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal, a retired Colonel and a resident of Sukhdev Nagar, Focal Point, said his telephone (676428) had remained only partially functional for over the past 10 months. He did not receive outside calls most of the time.

Young Voice
‘Sport cheers me up’
S Amandeep Dhillon, a BA-III student of Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, believes in the maxim “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. She loves playing games and makes it a point to exercise daily. She says, “In these taxing times, playing is the best way to keep oneself physically as well as mentally fit.”


Woman beaten up
Ludhiana, January 20
The Division No. 4 police station has registered a case under Sections 452, 506, 323 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act on the complaint of Ms Mamta Rani, a resident of Bajwa Nagar, against Varinder Singh and Anita Duggal. She has stated in her complaint that the accused came to her house and beaten her up at gunpoint on Friday.
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  • One held
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RK Machine Tools clarifies
Ludhiana, January 20
The management of RK Machine Tools Limited, in a press note issued here today, has claimed that they have repaid the loan amounting to Rs 8.89 crore taken from Allahabad Bank in March 1993 and have also cleared the loans taken from the ICICI .



Seminar in college
Ludhiana, January 20
A Punjabi sahitik seminar was held at the Guru Nanak College for Women, Model Town, here yesterday. Dr Balwinder Kaur Brar, Head of the Punjabi Department, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Dr Satish Verma, a Punjabi dramatist, presided. 


Wonderful exhibition
Ludhiana, January 20
Probably it would be hard to believe that lowly things like empty plastic bottles, sawdust, straw and semolina could be used tastefully in creating beautiful paintings. But that is what Ms Kanika Dhanda and Ms Shewta Tripathi along with their students have achieved. They have used these and other commonly-used things to give extraordinary effects.

Visitors at a painting exhibition in Ludhiana. —Photo Inderjit Verma 


Hero XI, Double Decker Club win
Ludhiana, January 20
Hero XI drubbed Wills XI by 153 runs while Double Decker Club defeated Unity XI to join LDCA XI and Star Paradise Club in the quarter-finals of the 6th Rajeev Gandhi and Ist Master Vishav Walia Memorial Cricket Tournament being held at Daresi ground here today.


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