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Court summons SHO, SI
Charged with outraging woman’s modesty
Ludhiana, March 14
Mr Balwinder Kumar, Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Ludhiana, has summoned Tarlochan Singh, a former SHO of the Division No 4 police station and now posted as SHO of the Division No 2 police station, and Sub-Inspector Sarup Singh on the charges of “outraging the modesty of a woman”, “extortion” and causing injury.

Gaiety marks Holi celebrations
Ludhiana, March 14
Tiny tots of the Strawberry Club celebrated Holi at Sarabha Nagar today. The kids had fun time jumping in water pools filled with coloured water. They put ‘gulal’ on each others faces.

Children of the Strawberry Club celebrate Holi on the club premises at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Friday. Children of the Strawberry Club celebrate Holi on the club premises at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari


Holiday confusion hits office work
Ludhiana, March 14
Official work was hit today as hundreds of Punjab Government and semi-government employees remained absent believing that it was a gazetted holiday on account of Muharram.

Liquor-vend auction fetches 225 cr
Ludhiana, March 14
Liquor-vend auction in the state began on a positive note for the government, with Ludhiana registering a significant increase of Rs 19 crore over the previous year.

RBI, bank unions head for showdown
Ludhiana, March 14
The instructions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to all banks directing them to use paper bands instead of stapling wads of currency notes have led to a showdown between the RBI and unions of bank employees.


Garbage bins to check bird-hit mishaps
Halwara (Ludhiana), March 14
After banning construction activity near the Halwara Air Force Station here for ensuring security and safety of aeroplanes, the Air Force authorities have now put up garbage bins around the station to check bird-hit accidents.

Trust to celebrate Anglo-Sikh war victory
Ludhiana, March 14
While the state government and the Archaeological Survey of India have turned a blind eye towards the commemoration of historical events in the district, residents of a number of villages in and around Baddowal have taken it upon themselves to preserve the memory of the great Sikh victory over British forces in 1846 on their land.

Pensioners’ dharna on March 22
Ludhiana, March 14
Pensioners of the Punjab Government, irked by a Finance Department direction for disbursement of pension only through a specified public sector bank, will stage a dharna outside the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Patiala on March 22 and submit a charter of demands.

Protest against privatisation move
Ludhiana, March 14
On a joint call by members of various unions, hundreds of employees of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) sat on a dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner's office in protest against the proposed privatisation policy of the government.

‘25,000 illegal immigrants in jails abroad’
Ludhiana, March 14
At least 25,000 youths from all over the world are languishing in jails abroad for immigrating illegally to foreign countries.

A strategic road in state of neglect
Ludhiana, March 14
The stretch of road from Lakshmi Cinema to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), providing access to one of the premier medical institutions in the mega city, is most strategic but an equally neglected road. Besides CMCH, the road also leads to the Civil Hospital, a church and has two prominent schools located on it.

Roll back diesel price hike: BKU
Ludhiana, March 14
While hailing the decision of the Union Finance Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, to roll back the increase in prices of fertilisers, the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has demanded that the increase in diesel price should also be curtailed in favour of the farmers.

Lajpat Rai bereaved
Ludhiana, March 14
Renu, daughter of Mr Prem Chand, younger brother of senior BJP leader and Member of Parliament, Lala Lajpat Rai, expired here last evening.



Small scale industry in dire straits
Ludhiana, March 14
Around half of the small scale industrial units here have been closed down. While a number of these have been closed for default in payments, others have to close down for an increase in the prices of raw material.

Chamber interacts with SBI officials
Ludhiana, March 14
An industrial meeting was arranged at the forum of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings, here on Wednesday. It was attended by senior officers of the State Bank of India, namely Mr Akhilesh Mohan, Deputy General Manager, SCB of the SBI, and Mr Samir Saran, Deputy General Manager of the bank, Ludhiana.



Students of the Government College for Women at their annual prize distribution function in Ludhiana on Friday.College celebrates annual day
Ludhiana, March 14
Students and staff of Government College for Women celebrated their annual prize distribution day here today.

Students of the Government College for Women at their annual prize distribution function in Ludhiana on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph

PAU research fellows hold meeting
Ludhiana, March 14
As many as 110 research fellows working on contract basis at Punjab Agricultural University held a meeting here today.

Seminar on higher education
Ludhiana, March 14
Keeping in view the changing scenario in the field of education, GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, organised a national-level UGC-sponsored seminar on “Challenges for higher education in the 21st century”.



Football trials not completed
Ludhiana, March 14
Trials to select the Ludhiana team, slated to be held here yesterday at the Guru Nanak Stadium could not be completed. These probables were to be selected for the forthcoming Punjab State Football Championship scheduled to be conducted at Bassi Pathana from March 19 to 23.


Encroachments on PUDA land removed
Ludhiana, March 14
A team of Municipal Corporation officials removed several temporary structures and other encroachments on a portion of a street adjoining PUDA land in front of Lakshmi Cinema here last evening.

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