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Child rights: PHRC takes action 
Ludhiana, February 20
The Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) has directed the state Social Security and Child Welfare Department to file a report with the commission on what steps it was taking for protecting the basic rights of the children.

Trickle in taps, darkness in suburbs
Ludhiana, February 20
Even as employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board are working round the clock to restore power supply to the areas hit by squall, it would take them at least two days to restore it to all areas.
Vehicles flash lights after squall hit the city on Wednesday Vehicles flash lights after squall hit the city on Wednesday night. — Photo Pardeep Tewari


Complainant turns hostile
Bribery charge against cop
Ludhiana, February 20
The security staff of the DMCH, whose chief and some other employees were booked by the district police for illegally detaining a Punjab Police Constable two days ago, are in for more trouble as one of the complainants has turned hostile.

No admission to M.Sc (Journalism)
Ludhiana, February 20
The academic council of Punjab Agricultural University has merged the Department of Languages, Culture and Journalism with the Communication Centre and renamed it as the Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture.


Girls prayed for India win
Ludhiana, February 20
“Do you know why Indian team did well against Zimbabwe yesterday at Harare?” asked a college lass and hastened to reply” because we fasted for our heroes specially Rahul Dravid. Sehwag and Dravid are eligible bachelors and sooo cute.”

Effigies of Badal, Modi burnt
Ludhiana, February 20
To protest against the implication of two Punjab ministers in a sex scandal by the BJP government in Gujarat, activists of the District Youth Congress, led by Mr Kewal Arora, Vice -President of the party, burnt effigies of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

BJYM workers burn an effigy of the Chief Minister,Capt Amarinder Singh, in protest against the alleged immoral activities BJYM workers burn an effigy of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, in protest against the alleged immoral activities of his ministers in Gujarat in Ludhiana on Thursday . — IV

12.55 cr loan for EWS  housing
Ludhiana, February 20
Decks have been cleared for the Rs 27.86 crore housing project under the Valmiki Ambedkar Malin Basti Awaas Yojna (VAMBAY) in the city with the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) giving sanction to a Rs 12.55 crore soft term loan for the construction of 4,050 tenements for the economically weaker sections (EWS) and slum dwellers.

Congress meeting



Coop banks to lower loan interest rate



PAU union members meet VC
Ludhiana, February 20
Representatives of the Punjab Agricultural University Employees Union held a meeting with the Vice- Chancellor here today. They discussed various long-standing demands of the employees.

Dev Samaj College first in drama
Khanna, February 20
On the third day of the 44th Panjab University Inter-Zonal Youth Festival organised at A.S. College here, Gurpreet Kaur of Government College, Chandigarh, won the first prize in classical dance. Shalini of Government College, Ludhiana, won the second prize and Pooja Mandva of DAV College, Hoshiarpur, got the third prize.


Rural Sports Fest at Budhewal
Ludhiana, February 20
The 50th Rural Sports Festival will be held at Budhewal village, near here, from February 21 to 23. According to Mr Balwant Singh Gill, president of the Sports Club Budhewal, which is organising the event, the festival was being organised in association with Gram Panchayat, Budhewal.


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