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Wedding turns into mourning
Woman electrocuted
Ludhiana, May 21
A wedding turned into mourning for a Prem Nagar family when their 26-year-old married daughter Manju was electrocuted this evening.

SAD-BJP men stage dharna
Ludhiana, May 21
The BJP-SAD combine today staged a dharna at the Municipal Corporation headquarters in a bid to intensify the mass agitation against the government’s decision to increase water and sewerage charges and tuition fee for higher education in the state.
BJP, SAD and BSP workers stage a dharna in front of the municipal corporation office here on Wednesday BJP, SAD and BSP workers stage a dharna in front of the municipal corporation office here on Wednesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Summer without water, power
Ludhiana, May 21
It is 44°C outside and the city is without water and power. That is how a number of Ludhianvis have started to learn to live. As the mercury starts soaring, the supply of water and electricity to various areas of the city seems to decline.

With the mercury going up, umbrellas have come out in Ludhiana and people are trying to shield themselves from the scorching sunlight. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
With the mercury going up, umbrellas have come out in Ludhiana

Charging fee without taking responsibility
Ludhiana, May 21
Think before you park your vehicle at a parking lot in the city. When you pocket a receipt issued by the parking lot owner, don’t think that your vehicle is safe. Sounds strange but it is true. The parking lot owners only charge parking fee and have no responsibility of the vehicle. And in case of theft of the vehicle he will compensate you for only half or even one-fourth price of the vehicle.

Govt employees observe strike
Ludhiana, May 21
In response to a call given by the left parties, employees in the banking, telecommunication and insurance sectors and various government departments, boards and corporations observed a complete strike here today to register their protest against privatisation, liberalisation and other such measures.

Gold bricks: Customs take over case
Ludhiana, May 21
The row caused by the discovery of some gold bricks from near the rail tracks close to Gurdwara Dukhniwaran about two weeks ago is refusing to die down. The Customs men have, now stepped in to take over the case, as the gold bricks had ostensibly been smuggled into the country.


Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi
Ludhiana, May 21
Tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 12th death anniversary here today. The day was observed as Anti-terrorism and Martyrdom Day.

Congress leaders (from right) Mr Surinder Dawer, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mr Malkiat Singh Dakha and Mr K.K. Bawa pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Congress leaders Mr Surinder Dawer, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mr Malkiat Singh Dakha and Mr K.K. Bawa pay homage to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary

Field Gunj — city’s fire prone synthetic centre
Ludhiana, May 21
A number of wholesale outlets of synthetic goods have come up in the Field Gunj area over the past few years. These synthetic goods are not just combustible but highly inflammable as well. 

People exhorted to pay taxes honestly
Ludhiana, May 21
“If income tax returns are honestly filed by the public and due tax paid, there will be no need of surveys, searches and seizures by the Income Tax Department,” said Mr Sudhakar Verma, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, while addressing members of the Regional Direct Tax Advisory Committee (RDTAC) at Aaykar Bhavan here on Tuesday.

Garg Taxation Bar president
Ludhiana, May 21
In a keenly contested election for the post of President of the District Taxation Bar Association (Sales Tax), Mr P.C. Garg has been elected for the year 2003-2004. He defeated his nearest rival with a margin of 90 votes. Mr Garg secured 162 votes, while Mr Mohinder Grover got 72 votes.

DSGMC holds samagam
Ludhiana, May 21
To bring the apostate back into the Sikh fold and counter the rampant drug abuse among the youth, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) held a gurmat samagam at Dholanwal village today.

Members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) distribute anti-drug literature among villagers of Dholanwal on Wednesday. — Photo Pardeep Tewari
Members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee distribute anti-drug literature among villagers

Bonding with binding
ore of print-work is done at Jalandhar than anywhere else in our region. Many publishers and printers are well-known. Mostly, familiar to the student community. But do we, know the same of the book-binders? Their sweat is essence of pure labour. 

Mosquito menace in village
Sahnewal, May 21
Mosquito menace has added to the woes of the villagers of Jugiana, who have no alternative, but to bear the wrath of the neglect that the Municipal authorities are showering on them.

Lok Bhalai Party to contest panchayat poll
Ludhiana, May 21
Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, president of the Lok Bhalai Party and former Union minister, yesterday said that his party would fight the coming panchayat elections in Punjab.


5 booked on dowry charge
Khanna, May 21
The Khanna police has booked five persons, including two women, on the charge of keeping a woman in illegal confinement and demanding dowry from her. Parmjit Kaur of Guru Teg Bahadar Nagar at Khanna had lodged an FIR against her father-in-law, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law and husband, in which, she had said that she had married Manmohan Singh in 1997 at Khanna.



Release GPF contribution, PAUTA urges Punjab Govt
Ludhiana, May 21
The PAU Teachers Association has appealed to the state government to release additional grants so that the university could credit the dues to their CPC / GPF contribution accounts.

Hundreds take CET
Ludhiana, May 21
“Chemistry and physics papers were all right, but mathematics was lengthy. We did not find time to solve all problems,” said Sohila from Pathankot, Neha from Una, Amarpreet from Amritsar, Anubhav from Ludhiana, Nishu Chhabra from Ferozepore and several other students.

College alumni plan its beautification
Ludhiana, May 21
All alumni are not thankless; at least that is what a group of students of Government College for Boys here wants to prove.  Gathered under the banner of the Commerce Alumni Association, the group has offered to undertake the beautification of the entrance of the institution.

SGPC institutes to have education directorate
Amloh, May 21
The present system of education has failed to provide equal opportunities, specially to those from the rural areas. The SGPC has decided to open a residential academy to prepare such students for competitive examinations at Kalgidar Niwas in Chandigarh.


Kashish, Shruti bag TT titles
Ludhiana, May 21 
Kashish Jain and Shruti annexed titles in boys and girls sections, respectively, in the Inter-class Table Tennis Tournament at the Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, held here yesterday. More than 30 paddlers took part in the meet. Ms Rajeshwari Dhir, Principal of the school, gave away prizes to the winners.

Bajwa re-elected DFA president
Ludhiana, May 21
Mr Shivtar Singh Bajwa was unanimously re-elected the President of the District Football Association, Ludhiana, during the general house meeting of the association held at National Public Senior Secondary School, Jammu Colony here today. 


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