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Lobbying on for liquor vends
Ludhiana, February 6
As the annual auction of the liquor vends in Punjab is nearing, hectic lobbying has started in the state. The annual auction of liquor vends is completed before March 31 and liquor sale fetches more than Rs 1,400 crore revenue annually.

College holds poetry recitation contest
Ludhiana, February 6
An inter-college music competition was also organised in Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women this morning. Fifteen teams participated from different colleges.
Participants of a giddha competition held at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana Participants of a giddha competition held at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma 


Students’ conference at PAU
Ludhiana, February 6
Punjab Agricultural University is going to host the first ever international students’ conference in order to build global initiative among students for promoting the culture of peace. The conference is being organised by the Central Students’ Council, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle as part of the celebrations of International Decade for Culture of Peace and Non-Violence proclaimed by UNESCO.

Jee Aayan Nu to life, no to drugs: Harbhajan
Ludhiana, February 6
‘‘ I am not making speeches to become an MLA or an MP but I want to be MLA of your hearts so that you listen to me and take my advice seriously when I tell you to shun drugs as they are ruining our youth.

Famous Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Maan addresses students of GGNIMT on the occasion of Basant Panchmi celebrations on Thursday. — Photo — IV
Famous Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Maan addresses students of GGNIMT on the occasion of Basant Panchmi celebrations

Man dupes cops, takes away scooter
Ludhiana, February 6
A man allegedly duped cops on duty at a police post and took away a scooter, which had been impounded by the policemen and kept as case property, by producing forged documents. A case has been registered in this regard.

Controversial CD available
Ludhiana, February 6
Contrary to the claims of the district police that the duplicate audio-video CD’s and pornographic CDs business was being effectively checked in the city, especially after the busting of the alleged den of Jagdish Tangri in Gur Mandi, a highly controversial CD, including pictures of a couple belonging to industrial families of Jalandhar. is doing brisk business here.


BJYM charges govt with political vendetta
Ludhiana, February 6
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), while charging the Congress government in Punjab with witch-hunt of political opponents, has alleged that murder of a BJP activist, Dr Ravinder Kumar, in Jodhan village of the district, was a result of a deep-rooted conspiracy.

Streetlight project inaugurated
Ludhiana, February 6
The pace of development in the city has picked up with various developmental projects getting underway in different localities. Congress legislator Surinder Dawar inaugurated double-fluorescent lights (sodium vapour lamps) as part of the streetlight project on Jail Road in the Field Ganj locality on Wednesday.

Tributes paid to Satguru Ram Singh Ji
Bhaini Sahib (Ludhiana), February 6
Rich tributes were paid to Satguru Ram Singh Ji, one of the architects of the Freedom Struggle and founder of the Non-Cooperation Movement, at a state-level function organised by the Punjab Government to mark his 188th birth anniversary (parkash utsav) at the headquarter of the Namdhari Sect, about 20 km from here today.

Panthic calendar issue discussed
Ludhiana, February 6
A meeting of the Gurmat Sidhant Pracharak Sant Samaj was held at Jodhan Mansooran today to discuss the need of a panthic calendar in the light of Gurmat and Sikh historical and religious perspective. Baba Sarabjot Singh Bedi presided over the meeting.

Basant Panchmi celebrated
Ludhiana, February 6
Saraswati pooja and kite flying marked the celebration of Basant Panchmi in and around the city today. The Navyuvak Sangh held a Basant Mahotsav at Manohar Nagar on the Dhuri Lines.



Need to ‘learn’ from Chinese success
Ludhiana, February 6
While the Chinese contribution to the global textile trade grew from 4 per cent in 1980 to 13 per cent in 2002, Indian share grew from 2 to 4 per cent only during this period. This was stated during the inaugural session of a seminar on the WTO implications, being organised by the Apparel Exporters Association (APPEAL) here.

PNB makes loans easy for teachers
Ludhiana, February 6
Punjab National Bank has decided to lower the income eligibility criteria to Rs 5,000 from Rs 10,000 a month for those teachers who are maintaining accounts with PNB branches.



College contests results
Ludhiana, February 6
Rangoli, poster making, mehndi, embroidery, essay and poetry recitation competitions were held at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj yesterday. As many as 200 students participated in these competitions.

Sacred Heart bids adieu to seniors
Ludhiana, February 6
The +1 students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, today organised a farewell function for the outgoing +2 batch. The function was graced by Rt Revd Dr Symphorian Keeprath Bishop of Jalandhar, who is also the patron of the institution. Amidst cheer and applause the +2 students were ushered into the pandal and rose petals were showered on them.

The outgoing class of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, all set to receive the chief guest. — IV
The outgoing class of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar

PCTE Students grab top  positions
Ludhiana, February 6
Maintaining the trend, students of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) have grabbed five out of top 10 position in the overall result of MBA 2000-2002 batch of the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar

Defence Ministry team visits PAU
Ludhiana, February 6
A high level team of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, visited Punjab Agriculture University (PAU). The team was led by Admiral I.K. Saluja. The team was representing National Defence College to study the socio-economic conditions in Punjab.

‘Save our school’
Ludhiana, February 6
Residents of the Islamia school and teachers of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Islamia Road, which was earlier known as Islamia School, have resented the reported move of the government to cancel the allotment of the Wakf Board property to the school.



US stroke expert visits DMCH
Ludhiana, February 6
The chances of recovery of stroke patients have become better as a new medicine have come in the market. It should be administered under medical supervision within the first three hours of the stroke.


Hockey, kabaddi meets from today
Ludhiana, February 6
The 17th Mata Sahib Kaur Gold Cup hockey and Bibi Surjit Kaur Memorial Silver Cup kabaddi tournaments will be held at Jarkhar village, about 20 km from here, from February 7 to 9.

Germany lifts trophy
Ludhiana, February 6
Germany prevailed over England to lift the trophy in the sixth Lodhi Cup Kabaddi Tournament held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. In a thrilling final, Germany boys proved their mettle to bag the title 34-28. The winners were leading with a wafer-thin one point margin at the breather.

A kabaddi match between England and Germany in progress during the sixth Lodhi Cup Kabaddi Tournament at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A kabaddi match between England and Germany in progress during the sixth Lodhi Cup Kabaddi Tournament at Guru Nanak Stadium

Belt-grading test held
Ludhiana, February 6
The Centre for Advanced Martial Arts Training (CAMAT) organised colour belt grading promotion test at Sacred Heart Convent School, Chandigarh road, here today. More than 600 karatekas from IVth to VIIth standard demonstrated their skills.


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