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Irked, Bhatia courts arrest, may quit SAD
Ludhiana, February 2
The estranged vice-president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Amarjeet Singh Bhatia today hinted that he might resign from the party after his 'humiliation' by the district administration and inaction on the part of the party president. Talking to reporters before courting arrest, he said he would take a final decision on the issue after taking his supporters and other party workers into confidence.
The SAD Vice-President, Mr Amarjeet Singh Bhatia, outside the Model Town police station in Ludhiana before courting arrest.  
— Photo Inderjeet Verma




Free liquor claims another life?
Ludhiana, February 2
In yet another case of death due to free supply of liquor during election campaign, an unidentified person was found lying dead at Dasehra Ground, New Subash Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, here today.

Political activities on school premises alleged
Ludhiana, February 2
The Arya Pratinidhi Sabha Punjab and the Arya Vidya Parishad Punjab are in the thick of controversy once again with members of the management divided on the basis of their political affiliations. The controversy surrounds the management of funds of the Arya Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana.

Poll rallies choke streets
Ludhiana, February 2
It was about 12.30 pm yesterday when traffic near the CMC Hospital came to a halt leaving most of the commuters perplexed as it was not the usual rush hour. It is only the peak morning and evening hours that patience of the city residents is put to a test by such traffic jams.

The cop who fears “amlee’s” curse!
Ludhiana, February 2
Though the cops themselves are generally feared by the criminals and innocent citizens alike, a cop in the city’s police force, remains in perpetual fear of an ‘amlee’s (drug addict) curse’.


Paswan advocates right to work
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 2
The services of more than five lakh workers in coal mines were regularised within a month after his assuming charge of the ministry, said Mr Ram Bilas Paswan, National President of the Lok Jan Shakti Party, while addressing his first election rally in the state at the Dussehra Ground here today in support of Mr Harbhajan Singh Attapuri, party candidate from Amloh (reserved) constituency.
Mr Ram Bilas Paswan, Union Minister for Coal and Mines, discusses a point with Mr Harbhajan Singh Attapur, Lok Jan Shakti candidate from Amloh, at a rally in Mandi Gobindgarh on Saturday. 
— Photo Bhushan Sood

31 take part in beauty contest
Ludhiana, February 2
Herbal Glow, a Delhi-based company organised “Herbal Glow Beauty Queen Punjab” contest here today at Guru Nanak Bhavan. Over 30 participants from cities like Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Moga and Hoshiarpur took part in the contest.

The winners of Herbal Glow Beauty Contest along with judges Shikha Swaroop and Indra Ahluwalia in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi



Sukriti, Iknoor, Kuldeep win painting contest
Ludhiana, February 2
Students from over 32 schools participated in a painting contest organised by a Hindi daily at Nehru Rose Garden here today. Students were divided into three groups according to their classes. Students of Classes II to IV were grouped in sub-junior category, Class V to VII were grouped in junior category and those from Classes IX to XI participated in senior category.

Students participate in an inter-school painting competition held at Nehru Rose Garden on Saturday. — Photos Inderjeet Verma

Harbir tops poetry contest
Ludhiana, February 2
Poetry recitation, histrionics and debate competitions marked the concluding day of the two-day Sahir Memorial Inter-College Festival at SCD Government College here today.

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