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Police tells hotel owners  to check crime
Ludhiana, April 15
Alarmed at the growing incidence of people filing fake addresses in city hotels and the theft of vehicles outside the marriage palaces, Division No. 5 police station officials have served notices on the owners of hotels and marriage palaces in its area to immediately take remedial measures and act as responsible citizens of the city.

Refurbished, smuggled cell phones sold openly
Need to abolish tax on handsets
Ludhiana, April 15
The growing grey market in the sale of handsets in addition to the imposition of sales tax and octroi in some states are the major issues facing the cellular companies which are concerned that something has to be done to check the menace as over 70 per cent of the handsets in the country are either smuggled or refurbished, says Mr Pankaj Mohindroo, president of the Indian Cellular Association (ICA).

Badal for free education to Dalits
Ludhiana, April 15
Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal stressed the need for free and compulsory education to Dalit children so that they could face the challenges of the world.


Growing vegetables on Sutlej riverbed
Ludhiana, April 15
Kallu and his family come here every year from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh to grow vegetables on the Sutlej riverbed. They hire about 55 acres of land along the Sutlej at the rate of Rs 5,000 per acre for one season. They grow vegetables there which are supplied to various markets in Punjab and Chandigarh.

GREEN GOLD: Farmers from Shahjahanpur grow vegetables on the Sutlej riverbed near Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph


SENTINEL witnessed an interesting sight the other day. A college student riding pillion on a scooter was deeply involved in studying her course book, oblivious of the heavy traffic around her.
  • Male bastion crumbles
  • Good policing
  • Stench at Leisure Valley
  • Mob mentality
  • Wake up Good Samaritans
  • VIPs break rules
  • Yogic kriyas


Dance with me
Dance with me: K.Ramaswamy, a driver from Tamil Nadu, shows some dance steps to his Punjabi friends at Transport Nagar on the second day of the indefinite truckers stir in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 

Councillor charged with discrimination 
Ludhiana, April 15
The Welfare Society of Model Town Extension, Block D has charged the area councillor with discrimination in planning and executing development works in general and development of parks in particular. However, the councillor of ward No. 34, Mr Harbhajan Singh Dang, who is also the leader of Shiromani Akali Dal councillors, has denied the allegation, saying it was motivated and baseless.

Farmers resent non-payment of dues
Ludhiana, April 15
Farmers are a harassed lot as various procurement agencies have failed to pay their dues for wheat bought from them.

MLA meets arhtiyas on lifting of wheat
Amloh, April 15
The MLA, Amloh, Mr Sadhu Singh Dharmsot, visited the grain market here yesterday to solve the problem of lifting.

Pensioners sore over non-release of DA
Ludhiana, April 15
The Government Pensioners’ Association is agitated over the non-release of 3 per cent DA/DR by the Punjab Government, which otherwise had become payable to them with effect from January 2003.

Lack of safety kits for safai workers irks commission
Ludhiana, April 15
The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Government of India, has expressed displeasure over risk to the life of safai karamcharis here owing to the non-availability of safety kits.

Litterateur Bedi cremated
Ludhiana, April 15
The mortal remains of litterateur Harjit Singh Bedi, Chairman, Sobha Singh Memorial Foundation, were consigned to flames at Model Town cremation ground today. He passed away yesterday following a cardiac arrest here.

Langars, prayers mark Mahavir Jayanti
Ludhiana, April 15
Mahavir Jayanti was celebrated at all Jain temples with fervour here today. Prayers were held in the morning, followed by langars. The Sharman Jain Yuvak Mandal, Sunder Nagar, organised a langar in the colony. Mr Arun Jain, President of the mandal, and Mr Anil Jain, member, said that the langar was served from the morning till evening.
Langar being served on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti at Sunder Nagar in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV
Langar being served on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti at Sunder Nagar

Miraculous escape for bus passengers
Khanna, April 15
Thirtyfive passengers had a miraculous escape when a Punjab Roadways bus, by which they were travelling, overturned while trying to avoid a cow on the G.T. Road near Libra village, 4 km from here, today.

MCPI slams govt on fee hike
Ludhiana, April 15
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has condemned the steep hike in the fees of educational institutions, including colleges and universities, along with a manifold hike in hostel expenses.


Four arrested for piracy
Ahmedgarh, April 15
Four local traders have been arrested and cases under the Copyright Act registered for being in possession of pirated CDs which were seized from their shops. Most of the pirated CDs were of T-Series company and its associate companies. The seized CDs also included some pornographic movies.



School celebrates annual day



Ways to prevent cough
EATHER is changing. During these days more than 80 per cent people are suffering from cough. Cough, a sign that something is wrong in the throat or lungs. It means that the respiratory system is not working properly. Coughing is the body’s way of removing foreign material or mucus from the lungs.


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