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Vigilance probe into encroachments
Ludhiana, January 23
With the Municipal Corporation failing to demolish the extended portions of more than 10 shops in one of the busiest commercial centres of the city, Talab Bazar, the Vigilance Bureau, of Punjab has launched an inquiry into the matter. Earlier, a local court had ordered that the land covered by the extensions was part of an open drain and belonged to the civic body.

District rolls red carpet for NRIs
Dakha (Ludhiana), January 23
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, said here today that the NRI Sabha of Ludhiana would give special identity-cards to all the NRIs in the district, so that, they could be easily identified and given special treatment in government offices.
The NRIs at a function in Dakha on Thursday.
The NRIs at a function in Dakha on Thursday. — IV

A student goes through her notes while enjoying the sunshine in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A student goes through her notes while enjoying the sunshine in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Father waits for son’s body
Dhamnewal (Ludhiana), January 23
Before sending his son to Hong Kong to earn money, little had debt-ridden Jarnail Singh thought that one day he would have to beg for his son’s body.

Man found murdered
Ludhiana, January 23
A 30-year-old man was allegedly murdered by two unidentified persons at Mundian village, near here last night. Ramesh Kumar’s body was found in the fields. It seems that he had died of strangulation.

Jazzy B beaten up
Ludhiana, January 23
Famous Punjabi pop singer, Jazzy B, was beaten by three youths at a marriage ceremony at New Rajguru Nagar late last evening for allegedly not accepting their request of singing more songs.


Badungar decries Cong govt
Amloh, January 23
“Chief Minister Amarinder Singh should resign on moral grounds as he had failed to provide a clean governance and fulfil the promises made in his election manifesto”, said Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, president, SGPC, at a conference organised at Noorpura village today.

Virtual Revolt in Ludhiana Congress
Ludhiana, January 23
There has been a virtual revolt in the Ludhiana Congress with senior party leaders demanding the replacement of Krishan Kumar Bawa and Gurdev Singh Lapran, the Urban and Rural District Congress presidents, terming them as mere "paper tigers" with virtually no mass base

BJP, Akalis to jointly contest MC poll
Khanna, January 23
Workers and local leaders of the BJP, the SAD, the Sarb Hind Akali Dal and a group of Independent candidates of Khanna Municipal Council held a meeting here on Wednesday.

‘Indulgence makes Ludhianvis unhappy’
Ludhiana, January 23
The people of Ludhiana city will always be prosperous as its architecture has no problems according to Vaastu, but the excessive consumption of liquor and practising of promiscuity by its residents will never allow them to have peace of mind.

Hike in power tariff unjust: MCPI
Ludhiana, January 23
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has said that it is shocked over the involvement of a senior IAS officer of Punjab, Mukul Joshi, in the Panchkula incident, as it reflects poorly on the functioning of bureaucrats.Dharamjit Singh

Sarpanch ‘not allowed in’ by cops
Ludhiana, January 23
The Sarpanch of Jandialai village has alleged that he was stopped from attending a party meeting by the police personnel manning the main gate at Circuit House here yesterday.

Animal husbandry camp in village
Ludhiana, January 23
Despite heavy fog and biting cold, an animal husbandry camp was held at Purain village, 12 km from Mullnapur (Ludhiana). This village is second of its kind in Jagraon subdivision and first in Sidhwan Bet block adopted under the Adarsh Gram Yojna, a concept of Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy, Punjab.

150 cases of FMD reported
Ludhiana, January 23
As many as 150 cases of foot and mouth disease have been detected in some villages in Amloh.


Criminals make hay while sun doesn’t shine
Ludhiana, January 23
While foggy days and nights are proving to be a problem for the public, it is coming to the aid of petty criminals who, taking advantage of weather condition, I commit crime and melt into the fog.

Police policy gets a beating
Ludhiana, January 23
The popular “Shreemanji” policy of the city police took a beating today when Division No. 5 police official misbehaved with a serving professor of the Government College for Boys who had gone there to lodge an FIR for the stealing of his briefcase from his college office late last evening.

Body found in garbage container
Ludhiana, January 23
The body of a man in his early thirties, believed to be of Nepalese origin, was found in a municipal garbage container on the Tibba road yesterday.

Beaten up
Ludhiana, January 23
Sukhvinder Singh of Hans Kalan was kidnapped, illegally confined in a room, mercilessly beaten up and later on thrown on a roadside by about nine persons, according to the victim, who is presently admitted to the Civil Hospital, Jagraon.


Hike in duty hits engineering industry
Ludhiana, January 23
An emergency meeting of various industrial associations was held in the office of Fastener Manufacturers Association of India to take stock of the situation rising due to unprecedented frequent steep hike in the prices of iron and steel material.

Sony vision exhibition
Ludhiana, January 23
Ludhiana will play host to a mega show, Sony vision exhibition, which will showcase Sony’s complete product offering for India, including Sony’s latest range of Audio Hifi’s — the X-treme series, WEGA flat TV sets including the recent launches like HA-21 , XJ-29 and projection TV2, home theatre systems, car audios, play station one, digital imaging products like handycams and digital still cameras, mobile phones etc.

Countdown begins for ‘family fiesta’
Ludhiana, January 23
The Ludhiana Management Association will organise its annual family get-together function, family fiesta, with great pomp and show on January 26 at Harsheela Resorts.



Arya College controversy continues
Ludhiana, January 23
The controversy between two groups of Arya College teachers refuses to die down. Yesterday, supporters of Prof V.K. Handa and Prof Devinder Joshi claimed that annoyed at the termination of primary membership of these two professors, 48 teachers had disassociated themselves from the PCCTU.

Science and home science competitions
Ludhiana, January 23
Mouth-watering salads and pudding competitions were not only visually appealing but also very delicious which were held on the third day of the ongoing diamond jubilee celebrations of the Government College for Women.

Jacob to inaugurate conference
Ludhiana, January 23
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.R.F. Jacob (retd), will inaugurate a three-day international students conference at Punjab Agricultural University on February 7. The conference is being held under the auspices of the Central Students Council (CSU) of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, a socio-cultural academic NGO.


Reflections of rural Punjab
Chandigarh, January 23
Exhibits at Indus Ind Art Gallery in Sector 8 have more form and less technique to show. The painter is as passionate about art as any serious artist would be. In fact, his name spells art. He calls himself Ajnabee.


‘Limited resources mar health services’

Ludhiana, January 23
“Our country has produced eminent doctors, whose services are recognised worldwide. Indian doctors have gained good reputation, still we have not been able to provide good health services to people here because of our limited resources.

Mr B.K. Agnihotri, Indian Ambassador-at-large USA, talks to mediapersons after inaugurating a computerisation project at the Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital and Institute of Nursing Education, in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr B.K. Agnihotri, Indian Ambassador-at-large USA, talks to mediapersons after inaugurating a computerisation project at the Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital

District ready for Pulse Polio (phase II)
Machhiwara, January 23
To review arrangements for the second round of the intensified Pulse Polio campaign and generate mass awareness on it, a Panch Sammelan was organised in the local Primary Health Unit under the guidance of Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon Ludhiana. Mr Anil Sood, president of the Nagar Council of Machhiwara, was the chief guest.


Monika VaidMonika rules the pool
Ludhiana, January 23
Monika Vaid, a student of B.Com (I) of Shanti Tara College, Ahmedgarh, proved her mettle in swimming in the different tournaments. In the Punjab State Junior Swimming Championship held at Jalandhar, Monika competed in five events and came out triumphant in four while finishing runner-up in one.

Annual sports mela
Khanna, January 23
A three-day 22nd annual sports mela (Kheda Ghungrali Rajputan Dian) is being organised at Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Sports Complex, Ghungrali (Ludhiana), from January 25 to 27 by the Singh Sports Association, Ghungrali Rajputan.

LDCA office-bearers elected
Ludhiana, January 23
Mr Chaman Lal Malhotra, chairman, Punjab Selection Committee (senior), Mr Rajinder Nath Mahajan and Mr Vinod Chitkara were unanimously elected as the chairman, the president and the general secretary, respectively, of the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at the annual general meeting of the association held, here today.
The annual general meeting of the Ludhiana District Cricket Association in progress in Ludhiana on Thursday.
The annual general meeting of the Ludhiana District Cricket Association in progress in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


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