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Armed men attack XEN, family
Involvement of liquor mafia suspected
Ludhiana, February 3
The family of a PWD XEN posted at Ludhiana was attacked by members of a liquor mafia who reportedly mistook them to be members of the rival group, at Samrala main market late last night.

Planning Commission lauds MC
Ludhiana, February 2
Placing on record the achievements of the Municipal Corporation Ludhiana (MCL), the Planning Commission of India has recommended that the successful experiment needed to be replicated in other parts of the country also.

Endless wait for a revenue record
Ludhiana, February 2
Even as two persons were killed and several others were injured in a dispute over a piece of agricultural land in Dhandra village just two months ago , the controversy over possession of land has failed to die down.

RMP shot dead by landlord
Ludhiana, February 2
An old dispute between a landlord and a tenant at Rattna village near Jodhan took a tragic turn when Ranjit Singh, the landlord, allegedly shot dead the Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP), the tenant at point-blank range after a heated argument late yesterday night.


Paragliding at Kila Raipur games in Ludhiana
Paragliding at Kila Raipur games in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Pardeep Tewari

Sports page: Rare feats of skill at Kila Raipur

Implement labour laws, says Cong leader
Ludhiana, February 2
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (Labour and Employment Cell) Chairman, Mr Balwant Rai Kapoor, today demanded the closure of the state’s Labour Department since it had failed to achieve its objectives and added that such a move would also save crores of rupees of the cash-starved state.

Kalpana’s death mourned
Ludhiana, February 2
Kalpana Chawla’s sudden demise has left everyone stunned. The Human Touch Association has mourned the tragic end of the Indian born, NASA ‘Space Girl’, Kalpana Chawla, who was among the seven brilliant space astronauts and scientists aboard the ill-fated shuttle Columbia.



School dedicated to the cause of educating women
ARYA Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, is one of the pioneers in the field of women’s education advocated by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. The school started on August 21, 1903, in Purana Bazaar, in the old walled city. Its red coloured imposing building is now cloistered by the narrow lanes, while when it came into existence, there were plenty of open spaces.

A view of the Arya Girls Secondary School, Purana Bazar
A view of the Arya Girls Secondary School, Purana Bazar

‘Discipline and dedication must for success’
N educationist for over three and a half decades, Ms Kumud Vaid has served several institutes as a teacher, Headmistress and Principal. She took over as Principal of this 100-year-old school in the walled city in September, 2002.

New policy to improve quality of education: DPI
Amloh, February 2
With the launch of a new education policy in the state the standard of education at all levels will definitely improve, said Mr Sohan Lal, DPI Punjab (Secondary Education), who was the chief guest on the annual prize distribution function of Government Senior Secondary School, Narlan Gaili, 5 km from here, yesterday.

Minister hails role of private schools
Ludhiana, February 2
Punjab Finance, Planning and Food and Supply Minister Lal Singh has appealed to the managements of the private educational institutions to assist the government in “vocationalising” the education system.

Non-teaching staff announces list
Khanna, February 2
The Manro Group of Private Colleges Non-teaching Employees Union, Punjab and Chandigarh, has announced its candidates’ list for the elections to be held on February 28.

World Wetland Day observed
Ludhiana, February 2
The district unit of the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha (BJGVJ) organised a conference in coordination with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Forests and Pollution Control Board under the National Environment Awareness programme.

Warm farewell to PAU Model School teachers
Ludhiana, February 2
Mr R.L. Joshi, a lecturer in mathematics at PAU Senior Secondary School, retired yesterday after 12 years' service. Mr Joshi has also served the Education Department for 31 years. He was honoured for his punctuality and dedication.

3,000 kids take part in painting contest
Ludhiana, February 2
A "Komal jeevan painting competition" was organised by the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), Divisional Office, Ludhiana, today at Nehru Rose Garden, under the leadership of Mr P.K. Rath, Senior Divisional Manager. The competition was for children in the age group of five-11 years.

Schoolchildren participate in “Komal Jeevan” painting competition organised by the LIC in Ludhiana on Sunday.— A Tribune photograph
Schoolchildren participate in “Komal Jeevan” painting competition organised by the LIC

Contest in memory of Master Madan
Ludhiana, February 2
First All-India competition to pay homage to Master Madan was organised by the Sangam Kala Group at Government College for Women yesterday. The main aim of the competition was to spot talent and popularise the golden voices of promising singers.

SSF activists to leave for Delhi
Ludhiana, February 2
A jatha of activists of the Sikh Students Federation (Mehta) will leave for Delhi tonight to participate in the dharna to be staged at Jantar Mantar tomorrow noon. Mr Gurcharan Singh Grewal, president of the federation, said all arrangements had been finalised and the protesters will start from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib at 11 a.m. and pass through various parts of the Capital to assemble at Jantar Mantar. 

Rahul Garg is Wizard-2002
Ludhiana, February 2
CASTLE (Computer Applied Systematic Training and Learning Experience), a computer institute, organised the prize distribution function for honouring the merit holders of fifth state-level mathematics test at the Ludhiana Club. The test was organised on November 10 at Guru Nanak Public School in which 900 students from 27 schools participated.
The winners of state-level mathematics test organised by CASTLE with Ms H.K. Buttar, Head, Department of Electronics, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College. — IV
The winners of state-level mathematics test organised by CASTLE with Ms H.K. Buttar, Head, Department of Electronics


Shiv Batalvi remembered
Ludhiana, February 2
The Shiv Kumar Batalvi Study Circle International (SBSCI) held a literary function yesterday in the Seminar Hall of Punjabi Bhavan. Mr Joginder Kalsi, a cinematographer and documentary producer of international repute was the chief guest while Dr Surjit Patar presided over the function. The main attraction of the event was the replay of a song sung in Shiv Kumar Batalvi’s own voice.

Talent on display at cultural meet
Ludhiana, February 2
Bankers displayed a lot of talent when they performed plays, skits and vigorous dances on the second day of 20th PNB inter-region cultural meet held today at Pal Auditorium , PAU, Ludhiana.

Employees of Punjab National Bank, Bathinda region, perform in a play “Chhavian Di Rut” staged at Pal Auditorium in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Employees of Punjab National Bank, Bathinda region, perform in a play “Chhavian Di Rut” staged at Pal Auditorium



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