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Firing at wedding claims life
Ahmedgarh, January 18
Celebrations turned into mourning at a wedding ceremony in a marriage palace here when one person was killed and three seriously wounded in accidental shots fired from a gun.
One of the injured at a marriage palace firing in Mandi Ahmedgarh One of the injured at a marriage palace firing in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Saturday admitted to DMC Hospital in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Extreme Left backs J&K ultras
Ludhiana, January 18
In an apparently paradoxical development, extreme leftist groups have extended support to the ongoing fundamentalist Islamic secessionist movement in Kashmir.


Hand over teachers to cops: IHRO
Ludhiana, January 18
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) today expressed its serious concern over cases of sexual harassment in the Government College of Physical Education, Patiala, while appreciating the prompt action of the state administration by suspending the alleged offenders, two teachers, and demanded that the teachers be handed over to the police.

Cigarette stubs lead to burglars
Ludhiana, January 18
Owing to cigarette stubs left behind at the crime site, a gang of thieves who committed a daring burglary, in the house of a Flight Lieutenant at the Halwara Air Force station residential colony two days ago, are cooling their heels in the custody of the Sudhar police falling in the Jagraon police district.

Cops interact with community leaders
Ludhiana, January 18
In order to narrow the gap between the police and public representatives, Senior Superintendent of Police H.S. Sidhu organised an interaction of community leaders with the police here last night.

Traders form panel to fight cause
Ludhiana, January 18
Irked by the action of the district administration and the local police for imposing curbs on ‘Sunday Bazar’ in the main shopping centre of Chaura Bazar and the adjoining markets in the name of tightening security arrangements, trader members of the Clock Tower Association have formed a 14-member action committee to take up the issue of revival of the bazar with the authorities concerned.

Raid on chemist shops
Machhiwara, January 18
Drug Inspector (Ludhiana) Sanjeev Garg during a raid at various chemist shops in Machhiwara seized 500 injections of oxitocine and 15 bottles of cough syrup (corex). He also collected samples of medicines.


Rs 400 cr for uplift of poor
Ludhiana, January 18
The state government has decided to accord top priority to the welfare of weaker sections and chalked out a special component plan amounting to Rs 400 crore on the Maharashtra pattern for the upliftment of people living below the poverty line.

Jagraon SP initiates probe
Ludhiana, January 18
The six-month-old DMC employees-police confrontation today returned when the Jagraon SP(D), Mr Jaspal Singh Dhanoa, began a probe into the alleged illegal confinement of a DMC employee on July 29 last year by policemen.

Road to Halwara full of potholes
Raikot (Ludhiana),  January 18
While the state has a proactive international border with an enemy country, roads leading to vital defence installations does not seem to be on the priority list of the state government. A particular case is that of the Mullanpur-Raikot road which leads to the strategically important Air Force Station, Halwara.

Potholes mark the Mullanpur-Raikot road near Halwara. — Photo Pardeep Tewari
Potholes mark the Mullanpur-Raikot road near Halwara

Minister felicitates Commissioner
Ludhiana, January 18
The Punjab Minister of State for Printing and Stationery, Mr Rakesh Pandey, was all praise for the civic administration at a function organised by the Vikas Nagar Welfare Society here yesterday to felicitate the MC Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sharma.

‘Kaurav Sabha’ — a pun on judicial system
Ludhiana, January 18
The turn of the century has witnessed the publication of some very outstanding Punjabi novels. One such novel is ‘Kaurav Sabha’ by Mitter Sain Meet which does merit a place in the field of contemporary Punjabi novels. This is the third novel of the writer.

Cold wave on the wane
Ludhiana, January 18
The severe cold wave that literally froze the region this season seems to be on the wane with the sun shining brightly for the past two days and a little rise in the night temperature.

Death anniversary


Thefts leave villagers shaken
Sahnewal, January 18
With the recent thefts at the religious places in Pawa and Khakat, villagers are spending sleepless nights. Four thefts in gurdwaras have been reported in less than a week’s time at these villages.

2 labourers found dead
Ludhiana, January 18
Two labourers were found dead under mysterious circumstances at a house at Focal Point, Phase 7, this morning. The police said the labourers were possibly asphyxiated as they had a hearth in the room.

Police personnel question relatives of the two labourers who died under mysterious circumstances at Focal Point, Phase-7, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Police personnel question relatives of the two labourers who died under mysterious circumstances at Focal Point


CAs dwell on emerging trends
Ludhiana, January 18
The Ludhiana Chartered Accountants’ Society Ludhiana organised its first Punjab state chartered accountants’ conference here today. It was attended by more than 600 chartered accountants and students from all over Punjab and Chandigarh.



PTU students lose semester
Ludhiana, January 18
Lack of timely communication by Punjab Technical University has resulted in over a hundred students of affiliated colleges losing a semester. While the examinations are over, colleges here yesterday received a notification from the university authorities that the students may be given a mercy chance.

Anger can stunt student’s growth: expert
Ludhiana, January 18
“A teacher can inhibit the learning process of a child by showing negative emotions and punishment is not permitted as it creates resentment and if it is constant, the result is frustration. In this state , a child will create problems to draw attention to himself, "said Dr B.P. Mishra, Reader and in charge, clinical psychology section, DMC and Hospital, Ludhiana, who was the resource person at a seminar.

Career launcher comes to city
Ludhiana, January 18
Leading education corporate, Career Launcher, will soon be making its foray into the state when it opens its Ludhiana franchise on January 19.
The IIM-alumni-promoted Career Launcher’s centre at Ludhiana will be inaugurated by Prof M.A. Zahir, Professor Emeritus, Department of Business Management, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.



DMCH’s general body meeting on Jan 27
Ludhiana, January 18
The general body meeting of the managing society of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has been summoned on January 27 to discuss the present state of affairs of the institute and hold the election to elect the office-bearers.

Symposium on female foeticide
Ludhiana, January 18
Shri Jain Shwetambar Terapanth Mahila Mandal will organise a symposium on female foeticide at Terapanth Bhavan in Bagh Wali Gali tomorrow at 10 am, according to Ms Manju Vaid, chairperson of the mandal.

Blood donation for thalassemic children
Ludhiana, January 18
The Department of Youth Services, Ferozepore organised a blood donation camp for the thalassemic children getting treatment at the special thalassemic unit of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.


Abhinav, Taranjit shine in chess meet
Ludhiana, January 18
Abhinav and Taranjit Singh enabled Bahadur Chand Munjal School, Shastri Nagar, win title in the Sahodya Schools Chess Tournament held here at St Thomas School, Brown Road branch. In the final, BCM School students prevailed over the hosts St Thomas School 2.5-1.5 to clinch the title.


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