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Master swindler arrested
Harpal Singh Top shots’ bid to save him
Ludhiana, September 8
Despite the efforts of many senior police officers to secure the release of a master swindler, a group of businessmen belonging to Delhi, Faridabad and Ludhiana stuck to their guns and refused to let the police browbeat them at Sarabha Nagar police station late last night.

Baba ‘elopes’ with disciple
Ahmedgarh, September 8
A so-called saint, known as ‘Dhulkotla baba’ has allegedly abducted one of his female disciples from Babanur village in Sangrur district. Though a week has passed, the parents of the girl have not reported the matter to the police. Some relatives of the girl are learnt to be in search of some goons who may finish the matter. 

Liquor smuggling rampant in district
Ludhiana, September 8
If the rivalry between two Akali ministers was the cause behind large-scale smuggling of liquor in Ludhiana during the SAD-BJP regime, business rivalry between Congress politicians and liquor contractors, was facilitating smuggling of liquor in the district now.



Robbing to build love nest
Koom Kalan, September 8
Love makes people do strange things. Two lovers, Raju and Raveena, belonging to financially weak families of Jandiali village near Kohara on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road, who had vowed to marry, decided to loot shopkeepers or liquor shops in the area to mop up money to lead a comfortable life.

Amputated leg found in garbage dump
Ludhiana, September 8
A decomposed amputated leg was found in a garbage dump in Krishna Nagar here today. The leg, wrapped in bandages, was spotted by some rag-pickers who were busy rummaging through the garbage in the afternoon. They immediately informed the police, which sent the decomposed leg for examination to the local Civil Hospital.


BKU condemns withdrawal of free power
Ludhiana, September 8
The Bharatiya Kisan Union, Punjab unit, yesterday condemned the decision of the Punjab State Electricity Board Regulatory Commission to withdraw the free power supply to the agricultural sector.

Nothing much to write home about
Ludhiana, September 8
Full supplementary pullouts in newspapers, massive advertising campaign that would match probably the best in the marketing world plus posters and banners spread across the city seemed to have worked well for the volunteers of the Art of Living Foundation (ALF) to manage a red-carpet welcome for their Guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, in the megacity. 


Two liquor smugglers caught
Ludhiana, September 8
In a joint exercise, the Dehlon police and a team of the Excise department caught two liquor smugglers trying to smuggle a country liquor brand “Jugni” in Ludhiana district.


Industrialists resent power tariff revision 
Ludhiana, September 8
The proposal of revision of the power tariff retrospectively has caused considerable concern among the industrialists who see the proposal as ‘‘irrational and uncalled for’’, which would ultimately hit the industry hard. Industry, they pointed out, was passing through deep recession and the tariff revision with retrospective effect would further aggravate the problem.



School for physical, mental & spiritual development
Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, is one of the most reputed and prestigious co-educational schools of Punjab. It celebrated its silver jubilee last year. The school has come a long way since it was established on April 4, 1976, with just 224 students on its rolls. It had classes till LKG to V. It now has a strength of 4745 students. It now has a strength of 4745 students and graded up to plus two and is affiliated to CBSE Board.
A view of Guru Nanak Public School. — Photo Pradeep Tiwari
A view of Guru Nanak Public School

‘CBSE exams should be given weightage’
Mr. R.S. Gill, Principal, is a busy man. He day starts early in the morning and remains on his toes throughout the day. He resides on the campus. Therefore, he is available round the clock. He complains that no weightage is given to the achievements of a student in CBSE exams in the various competitive exams. Atleast 30 to 40 % weightage should be given to these exams as students work very hard. R.S. Gill, Principal R.S. Gill
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Poems by students

World Literacy Day celebrated
Ludhiana, September 8
The boys and girls unit of the NSS of GHS Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar (Ludhiana), celebrated the World Literacy Day today by organising a one-day camp.
Dr C.L. Narang, Director NSS, Panjab University, was the chief guest on the occasion. More than 300 NSS volunteers and staff members participated in the function. 

Trinjan celebrations mirror Punjabi culture
Ludhiana, September 8
The traditional folk festival of Punjab ‘Trinjan’ was celebrated with great enthusiasm Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, yesterday. The rich cultural heritage of Punjab was brought alive by an impressive display of traditional handicraft, baag, phulkari, charkha, chullah and sawan ke pakwan made the festival memorable one for the students.


HC relief for traders
Ludhiana, September 8
In a major decision the Punjab and Haryana High Court has clarified that no excise and taxation officer can refuse to release goods on furnishing of surety bond. The judgement was delivered by a division bench comprising Mr Justice N.K. Sodhi and Mr Justice Varinder Singh on September 5, 2002 in a case filed by a hosiery exporting unit.


Rural sports meet ends
Machhiwara, September 8
The four-day rural olympics of Punjab, being held at Kot Gangu Rai village, concluded yesterday after entering into the fifth day because final matches of volleyball and kabaddi open were conducted yesterday. Baba Nag Bhag Cup of Kabaddi was clinched by Otalan after beating Khurd kabaddi team. In volleyball, Panjeta defeated Gado-Lakhowal team.

Maghar Singh (80) bends a steel rod at the Kot Gangu Rai rural sports meet on Saturday.
Maghar Singh bends a steel rod at the Kot Gangu Rai rural sports meet

A date with Kapil
Ludhiana, September 8
It was ‘gali’ cricket, but there was much more to it, with the Cricketer of the Century, Kapil Dev, playing cricket with the street cricketers. It was not just a playing session for street cricketers, but an interactive innings with one of the greatest cricketers of the world, to whom they bowled 10 balls each with some of them getting him out.

“Cricketer of the Century”, Kapil Dev gives tips on fast bowling to budding cricketers at the PAU Cricket Ground in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
“Cricketer of the Century”, Kapil Dev gives tips on fast bowling to budding cricketers

Ludhianavis honour Kapil, Pandey
Ludhiana, September 8
The Cricketer of the Century, Kapil Dev and the Chief Director, Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, Mr A.P. Pandey, were honoured here yesterday by the Ludhiana Citizens’ Forum at a colourful function for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields.


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