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Sahnewal mini olympics conclude
Sahnewal, February 5
The mini olympics of Sahnewal organised by the local Panchayati Raj Sports Club at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium concluded here yesterday. The chief guest at the inauguration of the rural sport meet was Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, a Cabinet minister. He gave Rs 1 lakh to the club.
A horse and its trainer display their talent A horse and its trainer display their talent. — Tribune photograph

Rural sports tournament
Samrala, February 5
A four-day sports tournament concluded today at Kotala village, 10 km from here. The tournament was held under the management of Mr Sukhjit Singh Benipal, Charanjit Singh Canada, Jagdish Singh, Harjit Singh and coach Amarjit Singh.


Professor forced to go on leave
Ludhiana, February 5
The ongoing controversy in the Govt College for Boys concerning the head of evening shift took a new turn, when Prof Ashwani Syal alleged that he was forced to go on a long leave as he had been humiliated by the college authorities and students.

SI booked for fraud
Ludhiana, February 5
A Sub-Inspector of Police currently posted at Phillaur sub-division has been found guilty in an inquiry conduct by the Jagraon police of duping a farmer, of Bhanaur village here of Rs 8.5 lakh on the pretext of sending his son abroad.

A scrap bomb protected by sandbags at a park near the Punjab Agro office in Ludhiana

Scrap bomb found
Ludhiana, February 5
Panic gripped residents of the Salem Tabri area when a scrap bomb was found during digging at a park near the Punjab Agro Industries office here last evening.
The police cordoned off the area. However, it was found this morning that there were few chances of an explosion as the bomb was quite old and might be a used one also. The police still kept sandbags around the bomb as a safety measure. Curious to see the explosive, a large number of people gathered at the place.

A scrap bomb protected by sandbags at a park near the Punjab Agro office in Ludhiana. The bomb was found on Tuesday evening. — IV


Dhawan opposes amnesty to Bhullar
Ludhiana, February 5
Former general secretary of the District Congress Committee Jiwan Mohan Dhawan yesterday came down heavily on political parties and organisations demanding commutation of death sentence to Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar, convicted in a bomb blast case. Mr Dhawan said ‘‘these people were trying to sabotage the peace of state.’’

CPM condemns hike in bus fare
Ludhiana, February 5
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has condemned the bus fare hike in the state, describing it as a big burden on the poor people. It has termed it as an anti-people step aimed at benefiting the private bus operators and facilitating privatisation.

Condolence meetings in memory of Kalpana Chawla
Ludhiana, February 5
Kalpana Chawla’s sudden demise has shocked the Ludhianvies. People from all walks of life are holding condolence meetings to pay homage to Chawla. The Traders and Property Owners Association held a meeting this morning at Feroze Gandhi Market and offered condolences of the association to family members K alpana Chawla. Mr S.S. Ghuman, president of association, presided over the meeting.

Campaign on bylaw violations a must
HIS has reference to the news, “15 MC officials charge-sheeted”, which appeared in Ludhiana Tribune dated January 25, 2003. It is hearty and courageous news that the state government has taken a serious note of the blatant violations of building bylaws in commercial buildings in Ludhiana city.
  • Immune to residents’ problems
  • MC showing discrimination
  • Murder of the girl child



Cable tariff: justification, protest
Ludhiana, February 5
The Federation Of Punjab Cable Operators has justified the recent hike in cable tariff. Mr A.S.Dhabha, the president of the federation, claimed that all pay-channels had increased their charges.

Bank honours performers
Ludhiana, February 5
The Oriental Bank of Commerce organised a function to felicitate the best performers in the region at Punjabi Bhawan last evening. Mr V.K. Kashyap, Deputy General Manager, gave away awards to the urban, semi-urban and rural branches of the region for 2001-02.


Seminar on contract farming
Khanna, February 5
A seminar on ‘Diversification of Agriculture and Contract Farming’ was organised today at the local grain market by the Punjab Agro Food Corporation. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, was the chief guest.


Expressions-2003 concludes with fashion show
Ludhiana, February 5
The three-day cultural festival “Expressions-2003” being held at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, concluded here today. Students got an opportunity to participate in 33 events like literary, art, music and theatre.

Irregularities in Irrigation Dept, allege diploma engineers
Ludhiana, February 5
The Punjab State Diploma Engineers Association has decried massive irregularities and corrupt practices in the process of granting promotions in the Irrigation Department. Addressing a meeting of the association here yesterday, the association president, Mr Pargat Singh Grewal urged the Punjab Government to speed up the vigilance inquiry against ‘outstanding’ SDOs and bring the culprits to book.

Seminar on fashion designing
Ludhiana, February 5
Fashion Designing has become the most sought after course. To upgrade the knowledge of changing fashion trends, seminars on fashion designing are organised from time to time. A seminar on fashion designing was organised this morning at Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana. The Department of Fashion Designing had organised the seminar.
Mr S.P. Sidhu talks to students at a seminar on fashion designing in Guru Nanak Girls College in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Mr S.P. Sidhu talks to students at a seminar on fashion designing in Guru Nanak Girls College in Ludhiana

Scholarships for 10 BVM students
Ludhiana, February 5
Recognising their achievements at the state as well as national level competitions, the management of the Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, here felicitated 10 students. According to a press note issued here yesterday by Mr Baljeet Singh Gill, sports in-charge of the school, these students, including nine girls, have been given a scholarship of Rs 6,000 each for the academic year 2002-2003.
Ten Bharatiya Vidya Mandir school students who were given scholarship
Ten Bharatiya Vidya Mandir school students who were given scholarship for their achievements in various fields.

Jaspreet is Basant Prince
Ludhiana, February 5
A ‘Basant Prince’ and ‘Basant Princess’ contest was organised at Swami Dayanand Hall today to celebrate ‘Basant Utsav’. Students of all nursery sections, attired in different yellow dresses, took part in the contest.

Harbhajan asks youth to shun drugs
Doraha, February 5
Famous Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann addressed a political rally of the Lok Bhalai Party at Guru Nanak National College here. Addressing students at the rally, he said he wanted to make them aware of their democratic rights.


Kamaljeet wins poetry contest
Samrala, February 5
DAV Public School, Samrala under the directorship of Mr Surya Kant Verma organised poetry and declamation contests here today. At last-12 government and non-government schools took part in the contests. Judges of these contests were Prof. Hamdardvir Nausheharvi, Mr Malkiat Singh Ghuman and Mr Harpal Singh.


Pulse polio awareness programme
Khanna, February 5
A pulse-polio awareness programme was organised by the Health Department in association with the Civil Hospital and Hindi Putri Pathshala Senior Secondary School, Khanna, at the Narotam hall of the school. Declamation and painting competitions were organised.

Students from various schools and colleges take part in a pulse polio rally organised by the Health Department and the Rotary Club in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Students from various schools and colleges take part in a pulse polio rally organised by the Health Department and the Rotary Club



IT raids yield Rs 1 crore
Ludhiana, February 5
Early-morning raids by officials of the Income Tax Department are learnt to have yielded over Rs 1 crore in cash, besides information about hidden and unaccounted assets worth crores of rupees. Simultaneous raids were conducted on around 15 places in different areas of the city. The raids have been resented by various industrial associations.


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