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Case against former Speaker,
40 others
Offence: blocking traffic, burning CM’s effigy
Ludhiana, December 22
The district police has registered a case against a former Deputy Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha and senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Satpal Gosain, his PA, municipal councillor Mr Gurdeep Singh, a local leader, Pappu Bhagat, and at least 40 other party workers for staging a sit-in at Clock Tower Chowk yesterday and burning the effigy of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Cultural bonanza at Sur-Taal 2002
Riot of colours
Riot of colours: Participants of Sur-Taal 2002 at a preliminary round in Ramgarhia College, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Photo Pardeep Tewari


Magic of Gurbani that cured cancer
Ludhiana, December 22
“I turned from a non-believer to a firm believer in the existence of God when I got a new life after having lost all hopes of survival,” says Mr Vasu Bharadwaj, a journalist on ‘Gujarat Mittar’.

Officers’ club opened; civilians kept out
Ludhiana, December 22
A long-pending demand of defence officers and ex-servicemen, of having a club of their own in the city, was fulfilled today with the inauguration of the Ludhiana Officers Institute at the 152 TA Battalion Officers’ Mess.

Solar-powered rickshaw developed
Ludhiana, December 22
The research and Development Centre for Bicycle and Sewing Machine Ludhiana has developed a solar-charged goods cycle rickshaw at a cost of Rs 42000 ($1000) funded by UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).


Shops decked up with Xmas goodies
Ludhiana, December 22
With Christmas just around the corner products like bells, stars, Christmas trees, soft toys, decorative hangings and huts are in great demand especially among schoolchildren. The shopkeepers in the city are also busy stocking their shops with the requisite decorations.

NSSO conference concludes
Ludhiana, December 22
The four-day regional conference on the 59th round of national sample survey, which commenced on December 18 at SISI Auditorium, concluded here today. The sample survey, to be taken up from January 1, would focus on land and livestock holding of debt of investment and household consumer expenditure with some key characters of employment and unemployment. 

Action against Tangri deplored
Ludhiana, December 22
The BJP has deplored the vindictive and repressive steps against Jagdish Tangri, President, Shiv Sena, and other functionaries of the party. It said the way false and fabricated cases were being slapped against him and his supporters, the memories of black days of Emergency were refreshed.



Trade, industry resent ‘unending’ tax surveys
Ludhiana, December 22
Close on the heels of the arrest of Income Tax commissioner (appeals), Mr ML Dhunsa, for taking bribe, several trade and industrial associations have resented the “unending surveys” conducted by the Income Tax Department in the city. The associations alleged that the surveys were being used as an instrument of terror by the Income Tax authorities to harass the tax payers like the traders and industrialists.

CICU flays PSEB for transferring Padamjit
Ludhiana, December 22
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has condemned the action of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to transfer Mr Padamjit Singh, Chief Engineer, System Operation, without giving him any posting orders.

Exhibitions galore in city
Ludhiana, December 22
It is certainly a consumer’s world in Ludhiana if holding of exhibitions-cum-sales in recent days by various event management companies is any indication. Quite familiar with the pulse of city residents, these exhibitors have come from places like New Delhi, Jaipur and Hyderabad for getting good business.



Where stress is on moral education
“Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. It is the best of all devices for feeling for one’s peers. It is the best of all devices for leading mankind by the nose.” Keeping this in mind, the Hero Group of Industries felt that it should provide educational facilities by opening a school for the coming generations when Westernisation was influencing India culture.
A view of the BCM Sr. Secondary School. — Photo Pradeep
A view of the BCM Sr. Secondary School

Individual’s energy must be converted into synergy’
r Shivdatta Kalia, Principal, has a clear-cut vision and pursues it single-mindedly. He says, “Hardest stone must be in the foundation”. He tries to be the hardest stone of the foundation and absorbs all jolts and shocks.

Art-and-craft exhibition
Ludhiana, December 22
A cultural function was held at SMD Senior Secondary School here this morning. Different contests were organised on the occasion. The show was stolen by Srishti's rangoli of a dancing girl with a lamp in her hands.


Forum rejects PSEB demand
Ludhiana, December 22
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Punjab, has rejected the appeal of the PSEB against an order of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum quashing the demand of Rs 42,166 against a city resident, Mr Parshottam Kumar, on alleged charges of energy theft.


Garhwalis present cultural programme
Ludhiana, December 22
The entire Punjabi Bhavan, the venue of Garhwal cultural fest, was filled to capacity as a large number of Garhwalis had turned up to see their native dances and hear the music of their hilly terrain. In a programme titled ‘Reebaar’, the aim of the organisers, Gahwal Pratinidhi Sabha, established in 1979, was to keep their culture and language in the hearts of more than two lakh Garhwalis living in the city.
Artistes from Chomoli perform a dance at the annual cultural programme of Garhwalis at Punjabi Bhavan
Artistes from Chomoli perform a dance at the annual cultural programme of Garhwalis at Punjabi Bhavan in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Sufi group from Iran to regale audience
Ludhiana, December 22
Lovers of arts will get a unique opportunity to enjoy dance performances and hear divine sufi music from Rumi Sufi group from Iran. SPIC MACAY ( Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Among Youth ) celebrating its Silver Jubilee and Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam, an organisation that has completed three successful years in the service of performing arts, have joined hands to arrange a extravaganza of dance and music for three days beginning December25 at GRD Academy here.


Workshop on female foeticide
Ludhiana, December 22
A workshop on “Female Foeticide” was organised at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women as a part of “health education week” by the Ludhiana Citizens’ Health Council yesterday.


PNB inter-region sports meet
Ludhiana, December 22
Participants from Kapurthala region hogged limelight as they bagged overall trophies in the men’s as well women’s section in the two-day 20th Punjab National Bank Inter-Region (Punjab) Sports Meet which concluded here today. Kapurthala region also clinched the best march past trophy.

  • Athletics meet


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