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Three marriage palaces demolished
Ludhiana, February 21
In order to maintain status quo orders of the Supreme Court on the marriage palaces located within 1000 yards from the outer parapet of 17- FAD, Baddowal Ammunition Depot, the district administration today razed the ‘reconstructions’ done by the owners of three marriage palaces that were demolished two years ago.
A JCB machine brings down an illegal structure of a marriage palace near Baddowal

A JCB machine brings down an illegal structure of a marriage palace near Baddowal in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Pardeep Tewari

Raped by brother-in-law
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 21
In a complaint addressed to the district police chief, a married woman has alleged that she was beaten and locked up in a room in her house on February 18 and was raped by the younger brother of her husband.


Multi-tier flyover proposed for Samrala Chowk
Ludhiana, February 21
One of the busiest road junctions and probably the most problematic area for traffic movement in the city, Samrala Chowk, will soon have a multi-tier flyover. After intensive preliminary survey and studies of the traffic pattern, the Municipal Corporation has decided to go for a multi-tier flyover at this spot, which appears to be the only solution for decongestion of traffic.

Clock Tower shopkeepers living in filth
Ludhiana, February 21
Hundreds of shopkeepers in the biggest shopping centres around Clock Tower are made to live with flying dirt, slush and badly damaged roads which have not only made their lives miserable, but were also badly affecting their business.


Damoria bridge — a traffic bottleneck

Ludhiana, February 21
Traffic remained blocked for more than an hour near the Damoria bridge here today. Traffic cops were on their toes trying to make the movement orderly, but in vain. The to diverted the traffic for some time it spaced out. The office-goers and other commuters covered a distance of 500 metres in more than 30 minutes.

A traffic jam on the Damoria bridge in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

A traffic jam on the Damoria bridge in Ludhiana

Altercation leads to traffic jam
Ludhiana, February 21
There was a major traffic jam on Ludhiana-Malerkotla road opposite Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College today morning after an altercation between some students of the college and a bus driver and conductor. The trouble started when some students who were found to be travelling without tickets insisted that they had passes.

Nagar council poll nominations
Doraha, February 21
The filing of nomination papers for Payal Nagar Council poll, to be held on March 2, has been completed. Fifty candidates filed their nominations for 11 wards of the constituency.

Residents up in arms
Ludhiana, February 21
Just a few days after a local resident allegedly died of a heart attack after he was served with an inflated bill of sewerage and water supply, the residents of Urban Estate, Dugri, are up in arms against the Municipal Corporation for sending them hefty bills for the last 22 months.


Gang of robbers busted
Sahnewal, February 21
The Sahnewal police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers said to be responsible for nearly 10 thefts committed in the religious places in and around Sahnewal, Dehlon and Ludhiana for the past six months.



PTU students’ fate uncertain
Ludhiana, February 21
Hundreds of students, who had taken admission under the lateral entry scheme in M.Sc (Information Technology) through distance education of Punjab Technical University last year and were waiting for their result, have been declared ineligible.

Mother tongue remembered
Ludhiana, February 21
The International Mother Tongue Day was celebrated at Punjabi Bhavan here today. Several competitions were held to celebrate this day at state level. College students from all over the state participated in a self-composed poetry-reading competition.
From left: Ms Jaskanwal Sohi, Ms Anjali and Mr Karamjit Singh who won first, second and third prize, respectively in poetry-writing competition held at Punjabi Bhavan on Friday. — IV

Ms Jaskanwal Sohi, Ms Anjali and Mr Karamjit Singh who won first, second and third prize

PU youth fest concludes
Khanna, February 21
The 44th Panjab University Inter-Zonal Youth festival being organised at A.S. College here was concluded here today.
Parshotam Lal of Government College, Hoshiarpur, bagged the first prize in Punjabi folk singing while Gursewak Singh stood second.


Khalsa College for women athletics meet

Ludhiana, February 21
Parveen and Kamaljeet, both students of B.A-II emerged victorious in the shot put and 400 mts race, respectively, in the 42nd Annual Athletics Meet of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here today. Parveen of B A II and Joginder Kaur of BA-I finished second and third, respectively, in shot put, while in the 400 m race, Harpreet of B A I and Kanchan, B.Sc second and third, respectively.
A Khalsa College for Women athlete participates in long jump event during their annual athletic meet on Friday in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

A Khalsa College for Women athlete participates in long jump event during their annual athletic meet

Prerna, Manpreet excel
Ludhiana, February 21
Prerna and Manpreet stole the limelight in the 60th Annual Sports Meet of the Government College for Women here which commenced today. Prerna came out triumphant in shot put and bagged third position in high jump while Manpreet won high jump event and finished runners up in shot put and long jump events, respectively.

Budhewal sports fest results
Ludhiana, February 21
The inaugural football match (senior) between Ghungrali Rajputan and Fine Switch Gear, Phagwara, ended in a 2-2 draw on the opening day of the 50th Annual Sports Festival of Bhudewal, near here, being organised by the Gram Panchayat and Sports Club of Budhewal today.


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