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Cable operators in a dilemma
Plan boycott of some channels
Ludhiana, January 22
The cable operators in the city and neighbouring towns are finding themselves in a peculiar situation, as they are finding it difficult to pass on the substantial hike in subscription fee, imposed by the channel networks, to the viewers. 

A day of nominations in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, January 22
It was a day of nominations here today. Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal of Panthic Morcha, Mr Tarsem Jodhan, Independent, and Bibi Gurdial Kaur Khangura of the Congress filed their nomination papers for the Kila Raipur assembly segment.

Mr Milkait Singh Birmi of the Congress, who is contesting from Ludhiana Rural, Mr Avtar Singh Makkar of the Akali-BJP alliance and Mr Harnam Dass Johar, both from Ludhiana West, on their way to file their nomination papers in Ludhiana on Tuesday.


Bonanza for encroachment mafia
Ludhiana, January 22
The encroachment mafia of the city is a happier lot these days . And the reason for this happiness is the election atmosphere prevailing in the city. Because now (it was not the case until a couple of months ago) for every so called “downtrodden” and the “oppressed” and the like who is “tormented” by the law, at least half a dozen leaders would come to his rescue at once, all of them hoping to get their votes.

Budding scientists ready for next challenge
Ludhiana, January 22
Three city students who did well at the state science exhibition at Fatehgarh Sahib a month ago are now preparing for the north zone science exhibition to be held in New Delhi from February 5 to 7.

Robberies at gunpoint scare residents
Doraha, January 22
Two robberies at gunpoint within a span of four days have scared people of the area. In the first incident that took place on Thursday at around 6 pm in the house of a jeweller, four persons came in a car to the house of Paramjit Singh, a jeweller, and robbed his family members of their gold ornaments.

AS the elections to the Punjab Assembly are only three weeks away, campaigning has picked up. All the candidates have already started organising rallies and meetings seeking public support in their favour.
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Promises galore before  Assembly elections
Ludhiana, January 22
Activists of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Youth Akali Dal (SHSYAD) have stepped up their efforts in the Dakha constituency to mobilise support for the sitting legislator and the Panthic Morcha nominee, Mr Bikramjit Singh Khalsa. The party secretary general, Mr Sukhwinder Pal Singh Garcha, said the party workers had launched a door-to-door campaign to reach out to voters.

Police inaction alleged in murder case
Ludhiana, January 22
Only brother of four sisters, Harmeet Singh, 20, a resident of Khalchian village in Amritsar district, was killed in an altercation on January 13 in Barkat Nagar of Jaipur. Government officials are, now, trying to save his killers. 

Kashmiri shawlwalas a disappointed lot
Ludhiana, January 22
As the weather starts turning nippy from November onwards, one sees a large number of young, middle-aged and old Kashmiris selling exotic, plain, embroidered shawls on their bicycles. Most of them have been visiting the city for the past many years. The seasoned traders have fixed clients. Year after year, these Kashmiris frequent the houses of elite and not so elite houses.

Octroi abolition panel submits report
Ludhiana, January 22
The officers’ committee set up by the Punjab Cabinet to suggest ways and means to raise revenue to make up the loss due to the abolition of octroi has submitted its report to the state government. 

Ex-servicemen’s problems  discussed
Ludhiana, January 22
A state-level executive meeting of the Indian Ex-services League, Punjab and Chandigarh units, was held here on Sunday, which was presided over by Lieut-Col C.S. Dhillon (retd), league’s president.


Body with stab marks found
Ludhiana, January 22
Munna Lal, a Bihari migrant in his early 20s and an assistant in an audio-cassette shop near Mata Rani Chowk who lived in the nearby Chhauni Mohalla, was stabbed to death by unidentified persons on Sunday night. His body, bearing about 20 stab wounds, was spotted yesterday morning by a farmer of Sandhu Nagar in whose field it was lying.

5 youths booked
Khanna, January 22
The police has arrested an opium smuggler and booked five youths on the charges of not paying for the petrol purchased by them.



Lecture on career opportunities
Ludhiana, January 22
A guest lecture on career opportunities was organised for the BBA and BCA students of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management Technology (GGNIMT) here today.


Forum tells PSEB to refund penalty amount
Ludhiana, January 22
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) of Rs 9,595 on account of theft of energy from Mr Kartar Singh, a resident of Mangli village. The forum has also directed the PSEB to refund the said amount deposited against the demand from the date of deposit till actual payment.



Workshop on healthcare 
Ludhiana, January 22
A workshop on “Health care of the elderly people” was organised by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare here today.


Sports festival concludes
Ludhiana, January 22
In a ding-dong battle, Border Security Force, Jalandhar, prevailed over the Punjab and Sind Bank 4-4 to win the Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Gold Cup in the 16th annual sports festival, which concluded at Jarkhar village, about 25 km from here yesterday.

Khalsa college win football meet
Ludhiana, January 22
A second half goal by Roami enabled the Guru Hargobind Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, here, to outplay Panjab University team to win the Panjab University Inter-College (Evening and Education) Football Championship for the third consecutive year.

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All set for Assembly poll: DC
Ludhiana, January 22
The Deputy Commissioner and District Electoral Officer, Mr S.K. Sandhu, has said that all arrangements were in place for the smooth conduct of elections in all the 12 assembly constituencies of the district. He maintained that the administration would ensure implementation of the directions of the Election Commission in connection with the model code of conduct.


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