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Rs 8 lakh robbed from bank, guard shot at
Ludhiana, February 11
Three car-borne and gun-wielding youths robbed Rs 8.31 lakh from a branch of the Oriental Bank of Commerce at Raikot this afternoon.

DC extends school admission fee deadline
Ludhiana, February 11
Coming to the aid of worried parents, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner today passed an order to all local schools to extend their date of accepting admission fee for Nursery and KG classes till February 20.

A participant in the high jump event at the annual athletics meet, Government College A participant in the high jump event at the annual athletics meet, Government College, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

  Youths return with tale of deceit, despair
Rohira, February 11
Four youths of this village, who had been incarcerated in Sudan, an African country, for over a month for allegedly immigrating illegally, just managed to return to the country after their dreams of a great future abroad were shattered.

Big cup, big screens, big bucks
Ludhiana, February 11
Cricket fever has gripped the city so strongly that you can feel its presence everywhere — at hotels, business establishments or places of recreation. Even those who are not cricket fans seem to be getting hooked on to the game. The Satluj Club, the Majestic Park Plaza, Hotel Nanda and such happening places of the city are in the grip of the fever.

A BIG SIXER: A graffiti en route the bar of Hotel Majestic Park Plaza. — A Tribune photograph

Two events are currently taking place. One being the Cricket World Cup and the other Valentine’s Day. Both seem to have been spurred much by the media. While the hype created about the World Cup is understandable for the immense interest of the people in the game, the too much euphoria and excitement about Valentine’s Day seems unprecedented.
  • Great dreams
  • The NPA
  • No Basanti colours
  • Karambhoomi
  • Interaction at last
  • Police speed
  • Free registration of FIR
  • Academic hypocrisy
  • Students honoured
  • Other way round
  • Slip of tongue


SGPC chief flays varsity move on Punjabi
Ludhiana, February 11
Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, chief of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, has opposed the relaxations given by Punjabi University in the proficiency-in-Punjabi clause while appointing teachers. At a press conference organised here today, he said the move was in violation of the Punjabi University Act and it would do an irreparable damage to the future of the language.

Kanwaljit for court probe into firing
Khanna, February 11
Former Finance Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh today demanded a judicial inquiry into the firing incident at Zirkpur yesterday during ‘rasta roko’ by the SAD. He said he suspected a conspiracy behind the incident as all senior officials were conspicuous by their absence at the site.


NRI booked for fraud
Ludhiana, February 11
The local police, on a complaint of Sarbjit Kaur of Agwar Lopo has registered a case under Sections 406 and 420, IPC, against Gurdev Singh, his mother Satwant Kaur and his sister Mohinder Kaur of Kaunke Kalan village for cheating Jaswinder Kaur, daughter of the complainant.

Liquor bottles seized
Ludhiana, February 11
The Division No 3 police today recovered a huge quantity of smuggled liquor from an Esteem car in the area. The bottles were being smuggled into the city from Chandigarh, where cheap liquor is available.



Wakf Board cancels school’s lease
Ludhiana, February 11
The historic Islamia School seems to be in the eye of the storm with the Wakf Board, which owns the property, deciding to cancel the lease to the school.
Residents and teachers of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Islamia Road, have resented the reported move of the government to cancel the allotment of the Wakf Board property to the school.

KVM wins contest
Ludhiana, February 11
An inter-school declamation contest was organised at SDP Senior Secondary School here today. Fifteen students from eight schools participated.
The students were given 11 topics. The three topics in English were “Drug addiction”, “Modernisation in education and moral values” and “India's stand on global terrorism”.


Seema Rani is best athlete
Doraha, February 11
The 29th annual athletics meet of girls of the local Guru Nanak National College, concluded here today. The meet was inaugurated by Mr Paramjit Singh Sarao, SSP, Khanna.


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