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Fresh probe ordered against SP, DSP
Cops accepted bribe to shield accused
Ludhiana, January 21
After about six years of a sensational murder of a factory employee, Ashwani Kumar, in which the police had booked three police officers in 1997, including an SP, a DSP and a Sub-Inspector, for allegedly accepting bribe and misusing their authority to shield the accused, but later submitted a cancellation report in the case, the district police has now ordered a fresh investigation into the case and the charges against the policemen.

Forced to live with cows
Ludhiana, January 21
The civic administration is in two minds over shifting “unauthorised” dairies from more than 10 localities here.

PATRIOTIC FERVOUR PATRIOTIC FERVOUR: Schoolchildren, braving the cold weather, rehearse for their show to be presented at the Republic Day celebrations, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 


Manak for action against tantrik brother
Ludhiana, January 21
The Sadar police has arrested the alleged tantrik, Rafiq Khan, in connection with a molestation case registered against him yesterday. The tantrik was caught last night from his house.

EVEN a week after Lohri, cold wave continues to prevail in the region. While the urbanites had a difficult time coping with the freezing chill, vegetable farmers had to bear the brunt of the situation.
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‘SAD agitation on SYL issue a farce’
Ludhiana, January 21
Terming the February 10 agitation on the SYL Canal issue by the SAD a “farce”, Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi, a former chairman of the party’s disciplinary committee, has asked former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to withdraw support from the NDA government if the latter was genuinely concerned about the interests of the farmers of Punjab.

PSEB workers condemn privatisation move
Ludhiana, January 21
The PSEB Workers Federation (INTUC) has condemned the government move to privatise the board which would affect the future prospects of hundreds of employees.

Rs 1 crore for families of terrorist victims
Ludhiana, January 21
The All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) will disburse Rs 1 crore among families of those killed or injured in Parliament, Akshardham temple, Gujarat and Raghunath temple, Jammu attacks by terrorists.

The president of the Punjab unit of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, Mr Balwinder Singh, interacts with office-bearers, at a meeting in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
The president of the Punjab unit of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, Mr Balwinder Singh, interacts with office-bearers, at a meeting

Workshops on ‘vaastu’
Ludhiana, January 21
Vedic Vaastu Vision, a Delhi- based organisation will hold free vaastu awareness workshops in and around Ludhiana on January 24. Mr Naresh Singal, vaatsu consultant, will hold the workshops at Swami Ganga Giri Janta Girls College, Raikot, at Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking in its chamber office at Gill road, and for the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Hotel Meriott.

Accused succeeds when cops fail
Ludhiana, January 21
When civilised persons and cops on duty hesitated to help Sonu Kalra, who is physically challenged and accused of dealing in duplicate CDs, during his medical examination at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital today was helped by an accused of stealing cars, who carried him around during the examination.

Policeman dies under mysterious circumstances


One held with opium
Ludhiana, January 21
The Dehlon police yesterday claimed to have arrested a man from near Ghungrana village while he was carrying 500 gm of opium. The accused, who was intercepted on suspicion by a police party led by ASI Amarjit Singh, has been identified as Sukhwinder Singh and booked under the NDPS Act.

Doctor in gang rape
Ludhiana, January 21
A Jalandhar-based woman was allegedly raped by a doctor and two other persons at a clinic in Preet Nagar late yesterday. The Division Number 7 police has registered a case against the doctor, B.K. Singh, and his two friends, Mohinder Bakshi and Babu Lal. The woman lives in Guru Amar Dass Nagar of Jalandhar.



Expelled teachers were ‘running parallel union’
Ludhiana, January 21
The issue of expulsion of two teachers of the local Arya College from the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) fails to die down with the office-bearers of the union claiming that the duo were expelled from the teachers body since they were running a parallel union and showed no regard for the directives of the PCCTU.

Decision on BDS course ‘unfair’: students
Ludhiana, January 21
Hundreds of students in the first semester of the BDS courses of Baba Farid University in various colleges of the state are up in arms against the university, after the High Court has told the university to reconduct admissions after counselling.

Diamond jubilee celebrations in GCW
Ludhiana, January 21
Government College for Women started week-long cultural celebrations as part of its diamond jubilee celebrations from today.
The Old Students Association of GCW organised inter-college competitions. The first event was the inter-college poetry-recitation competition, organised by Dr Amarjit Singh Dua.
A participant at the inter-college poetry-recitation competition during the diamond jubilee celebrations of Government College
A participant at the inter-college poetry-recitation competition during the diamond jubilee celebrations of Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV

PCCTU plans agitations
Doraha, January 21
A meeting of the state executive committee of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union was held at Guru Nanak National College, here, according to a press note of Prof Kuldip Singh, an executive member of the union.



Boost your immunity during winters
Ludhiana, January 21
Immunity is the body’s ability to resist certain harmful disease-producing bacteria and viruses. When the bacteria attacks our body, it produced an immune reaction or response by producing disease-fighting immune cells and antibodies. Vaccines keep fatal diseases at bay, so immunise your children.

IMA condemns quack for killing patient
Ludhiana, January 21
The unit of the IMA has taken a strong exception to the killing of a patient by a quack in the Sundernagar area by administering wrong injections. The IMA has requested the government to book the quack under Section 302 rather than 304 of the IPC.


Jaspal, Gurmeet best athletes
Ludhiana, January 21
Jaspal Kaur and Gurmeet Singh, both students of BA (III), were declared the best athletes among girls and boys, respectively, in the 52nd annual athletic meet of the Guru Hargobind Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, held at Nihang Shamsher Singh Stadium of the college today.


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