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Big ones arrive on last day of nominations
Ludhiana, January 23
As the nominations for the February 13 Assembly elections closed today, the poll campaigns by respective party candidates gained momentum. There were several election meetings, door-to-door contacts and election offices being set up by supporters of various political parties in the fray.

Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, Panthic Morcha candidate from Kila Raipur Assembly segment, with his supporters while campaigning in his constituency on Wednesday. —RB

Waiting to be with his family again
Ludhiana, January 23
Babu Singh, a resident of Kheri Sodhian village in Sangrur district, has been unable to locate his son, Kaka Singh (40), daughter-in-law, Gurmit Kaur, and three minor grandchildren, for the past four months despite his best efforts. He alleges that they have been kidnapped by Sukhwinder Singh, a landlord of Suniar Heri village in Patiala district, with whom his son worked as a contractual farm labourer.


Postmaster alleges harassment 
Ludhiana, January 23
Mr Lachhman Singh, postmaster at Butahri village, about 25 km from here, has approached everyone from police authorities to the human rights panel, seeking justice after he was allegedly implicated in a case, but to no avail.

Courageous family donates body
Ludhiana, January 23
For the first time in the history of north India a courageous family donated the body of its head of the family, Mr Krishan Bargari, to Christian Medical College and Hospital for dismembering it for scientific learning. Mr Bargari breathed his last recently after suffering from blood cancer for last 7-8 months.
Ravinder Bargari, son of Late Krishan Bargari, and (right) Dr Molly Paul, Head of the Anatomy Department, CMC, addresses members of the Tarksheel Society. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi

10-year-old girl crushed to death
Ludhiana, January 23
A 10-year-old girl, Neeraj, was run over and killed by a tractor-trailer at Durgri Road here this morning. She was crossing the road with her cousins, Payal and Ravi, when the vehicle coming with high speed crushed her to death. 


Cong promises single-window system for traders
Ludhiana, January 23
The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Capt Amarinder Singh, has said that the Congress government will start single-window system for settling all issues related to trade and industry. He was speaking at a function organised by the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal president, Mr Jagmohan Sharma, in support of the Ludhiana East candidate of the party, Mr Surinder Dawer.
Mr Jagmohan Sharma, president of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, garlands the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Capt Amarinder Singh, in Ludhiana, on Wednesday. 

Digging of roads causes inconvenience
Ludhiana, January 23
While competition among private telephone companies has provided subscribers many benefits, it has also caused a lot of nuisance and inconvenience to the general public. Earlier it was BSNL and Connect, responsible for the digging of roads in the city, but now a new company, Reliance Infocom, has started the cable-laying process in the city. 

NRI to get award
Ludhiana, January 23
Mr Jasbir Singh Sethi, a US citizen, is one of the 30 NRIs to be awarded ‘Hind Rattan Award’. The award will be presented at the 21st international congress, which is being organised from January 24 to 26 at Hotel Meridian, New Delhi. 

Young Voice
‘Admn’s apathy makes me sick’
FTER completing a course in fashion designing, what would a young girl like to do? Of course, look for a career in fashion world, one would say. However, one is mistaken if one meets Ms Prabhjot Kaur (24), who has entered a totally different field after completing a course in fashion designing. 


Attackers injure doctor couple
Ludhiana, January 23
A doctor couple was injured here yesterday evening when a gang of about 10 miscreants entered their clinic near Meharban police post and attacked them with sticks and sharp-edged weapons. 

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Allegations of fraud against many
Ludhiana, January 23
The Sarabha Nagar police has registered a case of cheating and forgery under Sections 406, 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Balraj Dhillon, a resident of Moga Road here.

JE held for taking bribe
Ludhiana, January 23
The Vigilance Bureau here arrested a Junior Engineer, Rajesh Kumar working with the Punjab State Electricity Board, on charges of taking bribe. According to a statement issued by DSP Gurjeet Singh Romana, the accused was caught red-handed when he took Rs 3,000 for showing low electricity load of Hotel Pawan, near the railway station. He reportedly showed less than actual load in the records.



Teachers go for protest march
Ludhiana, January 23
To protest against the “anti-higher education polices” of the Punjab government, hundreds of teachers from aided and private colleges of the city along with a few political leaders, trade union leaders, students as well as their parents had gone to Jalandhar to join the march organised by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) today.

Cultural  festival opens at college
Ludhiana, January 23
Contests for music, choreography, case presentation and just a minute, painting and poster-making marked the opening of “Expressions”, a three-day cultural festival, for the students of BBA, BCA and MCA of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Model Town, here today.


Refund amount, PSEB told
Ludhiana, January 23
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed PSEB’s demand of Rs 11,660 from Mr Vijay Kumar, a resident of College Road, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. It has also directed the board to refund the amount along with interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit till actual payment.


Debu’s sitar moves students
Ludhiana, January 23
Sitar recital by Padmabhushan Debu Choudhary along with his son, Prateek, and tabla accompanist, Sumitra Mitra, weaved magical spell of music which made the students of DAV School forget the discomfort of sitting on bare and cold floor of the auditorium. The trio gave a performance in the morning hours in the school auditorium. 

Renowned sitarist Debu Choudhary and his son, Prateek, perform in DAV School, Ludhiana, on Wednesday.— RB


Hero XI, Riat XI enter semis
Ludhiana, January 23
Rajiv Gagat (58) and Tarun (31) enabled Hero XI to an easy 5-wicket victory over title contender LDCA XI and enter the semifinals of the 6th Rajeev Gandhi and Ist Master Vishav Walia Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Daresi ground, here today.


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