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100 bags of wheat stolen
Ahmedgarh, January 27
As many as 100 wheat bags belonging to Panjab Agro Industries, were carted away in a Tata-407 truck by a gang of thieves from the open plinths located on Pohir Road on Friday night.

Cong councillor beaten up in court complex
Ludhiana, January 27
A congress councillor, who was trying to effect a compromise between a BJP councillor and her husband, was beaten up mercilessly by at least seven musclemen, owing alliance to the woman's husband at the district courts complex this afternoon.

Police unmoved by woman’s plight
Ludhiana, January 27
The family of Sushil Kumar, a Christian preacher, and their family friend Naseem, a married woman, have faced a nightmare at the hands of the police and officials of the civil hospital here.

Gurdev Badal allowed to vote
Ludhiana, January 27
Mr Inderjit Kaushik, Special Judge, Ludhiana, granted permission to Mr Gurdev Badal, former agriculture minister, to cast vote for electing Chairman of the Panchayat Samiti, Baghapurana.


State economy back on rails, says Lal Singh; unfurls National Flag
Ludhiana, January 27
While stating that the state economy was back on rails, the Finance Minister, Punjab, Mr Lal Singh, yesterday announced that the government would distribute the declared bonus on paddy to the farmers within next 15 days. He was speaking at a district-level Republic Day Function organised at the Government College for Boys here.
Maa tujhe Salaam Students perform bhangra at the Republic Day celebrations
Maa Tujhe Salaam: Students perform a dance item at the Republic Day function in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari Students perform bhangra at the Republic Day celebrations in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Thrasher victims get cheques
Amloh, January 27
Republic Day celebrations were held at New Grain Market and Mr Amarjit Singh Shahi, SDM, unfurled the Tricolour. NCC cadets took part in a march-past and the police contingent saluted the flag. Schoolchildren presented a cultural programme.

Republic Day honours
Ludhiana, January 27
Fifteen persons stole the show at the Republic Day celebrations organised by the district administration at Government College for Boys here yesterday. They were selected by the administration on the basis of their performance in the past year.

Scavenging tax likely
Ludhiana, January 27
The general house meeting of the municipal corporation to be held here tomorrow is expected to be stormy, as there is resentment among a section of councillors over alleged discrimination in execution of development works. The general house is meeting after more than four months.


Former minister Mangewal cremated
Ludhiana, January 27
Harnek Singh Mangewal, former Punjab minister, who died on January 24 following a brief illness, was cremated at his native village Mangewal, about 40 kms here last evening.

Temperature takes a dip again
Ludhiana, January 27
After three odd days of bright sunshine, the weather in the city once again took a turn with a mild shower around 4 pm, resulting in a sharp decrease in temperature. While most hosiery manufacturers have put up sales thinking the three-day sunshine as the end of winters, many residents took an opportunity to take advantage of the reduced prices of woollens.


Industrialist found dead  in Mumbai
Ludhiana, January 27
A city industrialist, Amit (26), was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a hotel at Mumbai a few days ago. His body was brought to here this evening. Family sources said Sunder Nagar-based industrialist had left the city for Delhi 10 days ago. He was scheduled to collect pending bills of several lakhs.

Labourer clubbed to death


Power cuts hit small-scale units
Ludhiana, January 27
The small-scale industry has pressed the button with unprecedented and irregular power cuts becoming the routine of the day. While big industrial houses are not affected much since they generate their own power, the small scale sector is facing the worst crisis.

LMA holds family get-together
Ludhiana, January 27
The Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) held its annual family get-together involving children, adults and senior citizens at the Harsheela Resorts. Over 1,500 persons consisting of top industrialists, entrepreneurs, management professional, bankers and academician of Ludhiana participated in the event.


Vaccination drive for animals


Knitting contest for schoolchildren
Ludhiana, January 27
Over 100 students of Shri Hargobind Public School participated in knitting contest organised by the VSGM.
Students from classes VI to XI participated in the contest. They were divided in five categories and given a free hand to knit on the spot any pattern of their choice.


Judicial remand for traffic cops
Ludhiana, January 27
Two traffic policemen and a Home Guard personnel, who were suspended by the district police authorities for indulging in corruption yesterday, were remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by a district court today.



PNB organises medical camp
Ludhiana, January 27
Punjab National Bank, zonal office, Ludhiana, organised a health check-up camp in collaboration with Global Cancer Concern India and Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, Ludhiana, on Saturday.

Doctors decry Talwandi’s statement
Ludhiana, January 27
About 30 doctors of the Civil Hospital, here, demonstrated against former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Jagdev Singh Talwandi’s statement, published in a section of media, in which he had accused Dr Y.C. Markan, Senior Medical Officer of the hospital, of removing kidneys of Ludhiana Central Jail prisoners, who came to him for treatment.

Honour for Punjab IDA
Ludhiana, January 27
The Indian Dental Association (IDA) Punjab was given the Dr S.T. Rai National Trophy for dental health education activities in rural areas by the IDA headquarters at the inauguration of the 57th Indian Dental Conference at Kochi in Kerala on January 23

Talwandi’s remarks baseless: PCMSA
Ludhiana, January 27
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) took serious note of the “irresponsible and baseless” statement of former president of the SGPC Jagdev Singh Talwandi against the SMO of Civil Hospital relating him to the kidney scam.


Mukandpur College win football title
Ludhiana, January 27
Mukandpur College defeated Kharar Sports Club, 5-4, in a tie-breaker to bag the football title in the 22nd annual sports festival being organised by the Singh Sports Association at the Sri Hargobind Sahib Sports Complex of Ghungrali Rajputan village near here.


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