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Income tax raids at 15 places in city
Ludhiana, February 23
Close on the heels of CBI raids at various places here yesterday, income tax sleuths swooped on 15 places, including the Ludhiana Stock Exchange, offices and houses of some yarn traders, jewellers and stock brokers, in the city today.

Tight security as counting begins today
Ludhiana, February 23
Tight security arrangements have been made in the district comprising Ludhiana, Khanna and Jagraon police districts for counting of votes which is going to begin tomorrow.

Work commences for flyover in place of ‘Lakkar Pul’
Ludhiana, February 23
The project for the replacement of the “Lakkar pul” (foot overbridge), connecting old city localities with Civil Lines and other areas, lying west of the Ludhiana-Delhi railway line, which was hanging fire for almost seven years, has at last commenced, as the preliminary work has been started towards the Old Courts side of the existing bridge by the Public Works Department.



Probe into flesh trade allegation
Ludhiana, February 23
The Jagraon police ordered a probe today into the allegation of flesh trade and trafficking of women against a Mullanpur-Dakha-based woman levelled by some of her ‘victims’ at a press conference at Jagraon yesterday.

Blockade after clash on GT Road
Ludhiana, February 23
Many persons, mostly tonga men, besides some horses, were injured in a clash with supporters of an industrialist who were allegedly trying to open a gate facing a tonga stand. The tonga men, later, used their horse-carts to block traffic on the GT Road.


Exploited sickle-making kids
Ahmedgarh, February 23
Shaukat Ali is a poor child who works for long hours... not in a school, but in a sickle-manufacturing unit here. His face reflects his misery. As his poor family settled in Dehleej Kalan village, 2 km from here, could not afford to educate him any further than IVth standard in the village school, he was sent here to work in one of the several sickle-making units here.

Children at work in one of the sickle-manufacturing units at Ahmedgarh.

Id celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, February 23
The festival of Namaze-Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id) was celebrated with religious fervour by the devotees at Jama Masjid here today. Over 1 lakh devotees from all over Punjab took part in the celebrations.

Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Plea to arrest culprits
Ahmedgarh, February 23
Leaders of various local social organisations have urged the Ludhiana police to arrest the culprits involved in the death of Geeta Rani, daughter of Babu Lal, a local social worker. According to Mr Babu Lal, his daughter was married to Vinod Kumar of Bangroo Mohalla in Ludhiana.


Woman drugged, robbed of gold rings
Ludhiana, February 23
Ms Jaswinder Kaur, a resident of New Model Town, was robbed of a pair of gold rings worth Rs 20,000 by a person who had made contact with her, saying that her husband had won a lucky draw. According to the information, the woman received a telephone call on Thursday evening about her husband winning the draw, soon after which, this person came to her house.

  • 5 hurt in brawl

  • Cash-bag snatched

  • One dies in accident

  • Assault

  • Dowry cases

  • Liquor seized

‘Betrayal’ leads to suicide
Ludhiana, February 23
A youth of Rishi Nagar here, allegedly, committed suicide yesterday by consuming some poisonous substance in his house after finding himself entrapped with a woman head of a dancing group.

Gang of thieves busted
Ludhiana, February 23
The Focal Point police today claimed to have busted a notorious gang who had allegedly committed a number of thefts besides stealing several vehicles from different parts of the city. Six members of the gang, including local residents and migrant labourers have been arrested. Many two-wheelers, colour televisions and some weapons have been recovered from their possession.


Steps for recovery of textile industry
Ludhiana, February 23
If the textile industry can be made globally competitive, India can also capitalise on opportunities available in the export market . A competitive industry has the potential of achieving export earnings of $ 34 billion by 2010”. This assertion has been made in a comprehensive note presented to the Steering Group on Textile Industry set up by the Prime Minister and the group is headed by Mr N.K. Singh.

Alternative site sought for scooter market
Ludhiana, February 23
The Scooter Seller Association here has decried the “highhandedness” by the police and tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation towards the scooter sellers on Gill Road in the city. In an emergent meeting of the association, presided over by Mr Paramjit Singh Chawla, the scooter sellers lamented that the State Government and the administration were sitting over their demand for providing alternative site to the scooter market for the past over two decades.


New ‘ber’ from PAU lab
Ludhiana, February 23
Dr J.S. Bal and Dr J.S. Randhawa, Horticulture Experts of Punjab Agricultural University, have advised farmers to take up ‘ber’ cultivation. They say there is a great scope of its cultivation as a commercial crop in Punjab because it gives a high yield and excellent returns.


Cultural and literary function
Ludhiana, February 23
Sunrise Ehsaas-2002, an inter-university cultural and literary function, was organised at the Punjab College of Technical Education here today. Thirty teams including those from 18 local colleges and those at Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ambala, Patiala, Moga and Ropar participated in the festival. Contests were held for various literary and cultural events including choreography, quiz, fashion show, flower arrangement, solo dance, duet song, western group dance, short skit and dumb charades.


Sabri Brothers mesmerise Ludhianvis
Ludhiana, February 23
Music, they say has been created in moments. But it often transcends the limits of time and space. And when the composition is based on sufi kalam, it springs from the heart and heads straight for the soul. The most sacred and lyrical melodies reside in the sufiana kalam.

Hazi Farid and Hazi Amin Sabri perform in Ludhiana on Friday. RB


‘Take milk, keep away osteoporosis’
Ludhiana, February 23
“Osteoporosis is common among not only the poor, but also the affluent, due to sedantry lifestyle and wrong food habits,” said Dr S.C. Ahuja, Principal, Professor and Chief of Orthopaedics in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, at the 33rd Health Lecturer on Osteoporosis here yesterday.Top

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