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Cops move court against swindlers 
Hundreds of youths duped of more than Rs 10 crore
Ahmedgarh, January 4
The Punjab Police has moved a local court to initiate proceedings with the Himachal Pradesh Government for the attachment of land measuring 26 bighas at Dharampur and Mashobra so that it could be auctioned at the earliest and its proceeds utilised to compensate more than 100 innocent persons who were duped by a swindler and his wife with promises of lucrative jobs abroad.

110 underweight LPG  cylinders seized
LPG cylinders being weighed by officials in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, January 4
In a drive against defaulting LPG gas distributors, four teams of district administration officials swooped on at least 40 LPG distribution points and seized 110 underweight cylinders here today. 

LPG cylinders being weighed by officials in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma


Chill brings thrill to hosiery units
Ludhiana, January 4
At last hosiery manufacturers in the city are a happy lot. Notwithstanding denials, it is learnt that most of the units have managed to get their stocks cleared. those who had started special sales offering heavy discounts also reaped a good harvest.

NRI woman’s murder case solved
Ludhiana, January 4
The police yesterday claimed to have solved the murder case of a 72-year-old NRI woman whose body was found in a “burning” state at her residence in Jamalpur on the night of December 27 last year.

Evading tax at railway station
Ludhiana, January 4
Even as the Railways here has closed several doors to have only one entry and exit point to check sales tax evasion, the closed doors have ironically become the perfect points to smuggle out goods for the ‘‘smart’’ tax evaders. This despite the fact that the sales tax officials have stepped up vigil to nab the tax evaders. The evasion continues unabated in the outer area of the city’s railway station, causing annual revenue loss of lakhs of rupees to the public exchequer.


‘Mul Di Teenvi’ author in town
Ludhiana, January 4
One does not expect a woman writer explicit about sex. But these are exceptions, such as Veena Verma based in the UK. She was in the city on the invitation of Punjab Sahitya Akademi which had organised a function at Punjabi Bhavan late last evening. Mr Surjit Patar, president of the Akademi, accorded her a welcome.


Runaway thieves arrested
Ludhiana, January 4
The Laddowal police has managed to nab the two thieves and their alleged accomplices who had escaped from police custody a few days ago. The thieves were apprehended by some shopkeepers and handed over to the police.



Mann enthrals college students
Ludhiana, January 4
After two days of competitions, a fete was held on the third day at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women as a befitting culmination of the ongoing events. The weather gods were pleased, too, as the sun made its appearance after days.
Students of Master Tara Singh College dance to the tunes of Harbhajan Mann in Ludhiana
Students of Master Tara Singh College dance to the tunes of Harbhajan Mann in Ludhiana on Saturday. — IV

College building inaugurated
Amloh, January 4
The review appeal for Punjab’s distribution of water to other states would be filed in the Supreme Court next week, for which advocate Nariman has been engaged, said Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab here on Friday. The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating Jawaharlal Nehru Government Girls College Mandi Gobindgarh at Tooran village, 4 km from here.


Sr Sub Judge given farewell
Khanna, January 4
A farewell party was organised in honour of Senior Sub Judge, Khanna, Mr GS Dhillon by the local Bar Association at the court complex here today. Mr GS Dhillon, who served as Senior Sub Judge for more than three years here, had been promoted as Chief Judicial Magistrate, Fatehgarh Sahib, recently.



Polio awareness rally held
Ludhiana, January 4
To create awareness about the immunisation programme to eradicate polio, a rally organised with the joint efforts of the District Administration, the Health Department, Rotary Clubs of Ludhiana and different schools was flagged off by Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, and Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, from Guru Nanak Dev Stadium here today.


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