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Grief, anger as Katra victim’s body reaches home
Ludhiana, July 23
Anger and resentment against the Indo-Pak peace initiatives seemed to gain momentum as the body of young Harpreet Singh reached here last night amid sobs and screams of his wailing parents.
Wailling family members of Harpreet Singh who died in an attack by militants Wailling family members of Harpreet Singh who died in an attack by militants near the Vaishno Devi shrine. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Widow remarriages by force alarm NCW
Ludhiana, July 23
The National Commission for Women (NCW) is concerned at reports of forcible widow remarriages in Punjab and will conduct a study so that appropriate amendments to existing laws can be suggested to prevent exploitation of widows.


Students celebrate fee hike rollback
Ludhiana, July 23
“Now we can study further since the government has decided to roll back the fee hike. We can go in for higher education and chart a course for a better life,” said elated students here today, adding that “due to the hike we were unable to take admissions in colleges.”

College students of Ludhiana in a jubilant mood at the withdrawal of fee hike by the Punjab Government.

College students of Ludhiana in a jubilant mood at the withdrawal of fee hike by the Punjab Government

PAU entrance test results
Ludhiana, July 23
The results of the Masters’ Entrance Test (MET) held on July 18 and 19 for admission to postgraduate courses in the College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), were declared this evening.

WHEN DARKNESS ROMANCES LIGHT: The setting sun presents a picturesque view in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 

Councillor assaulted in Mayor’s office
Ludhiana, July 23
Congress councillor Sat Pal Puri, who has often been in the news for the wrong reason was involved in a row in the office of the Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, this afternoon when Bharat Bhushan, accompanied by his son and others, assaulted the councillor after heated exchange.

Teachers resent poll duty
Ludhiana, July 23
Resentment prevails among hundreds of teachers from government schools of the district for deputing them on poll duty. Stating this, Mr Piara Singh Dhillon, President of Government Primary Teachers’ Association, Punjab, said the members had been given an assurance by the Education Minister, Mr Khushal Behl, that they would be exempted from all such duties keeping the interests of students in mind.


Jagjit PuriPTDC down, but partners safe, says MD
Ludhiana, July 23
Club members of the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) (numbering nearly 15,000) should have no worry on account of the disinvestment of the corporation as the PTDC is negotiating their transfer to the group that takes over. After saying this here today, Mr Jagjit Puri, Managing Director, PTDC said the interests of the club members would be safeguarded in the disinvestment process.

How TTEs take Railways for a ride
Ludhiana, July 23
A tacit understanding between some Travelling Ticket Examiners (TTEs) and flying squad officials is allegedly causing massive losses to the Railways. Thanks to the “arrangement,” a number of passengers either travel without ticket or without paying the due amount to the Railways.

Kashmiris’ contribution to Ludhianvi culture
Ludhiana, July 23
Kuch baat hai ki hasti mit ti nahin humaree, sadiyoon raha hai dushman dore jahan humara...Members of the Kashmiri Pandit community seem to be living this couplet of Iqbal, which he had specifically composed about India. For the past over six centuries, Kashmiri Pandits have been facing persecution at the hands of invaders and ultimately they were turned out of Kashmir, their homeland for ages, in 1990.

Amendment to labour laws opposed
Ludhiana, July 23
Members of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh have urged the government to withdraw the proposed amendment to labour laws and restore the interest rate on provident fund. 

Electric crematoria soon in city
Ludhiana, July 23
“In the wake of depleting forest cover in the state and a pressing need for conservation of wood, the Municipal Corporation has formulated a plan to give electric crematoria to the city,” said the MC Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sharma, after laying the foundation stone of a landscaping project at Swami Vivekanand Swarg Ashram (cremation ground), Model Town Extension, here today.

Capris, kurtis are in this monsoon
Ludhiana, July 23
Among the city women, particularly young girls, kurtis and capris in rainbow colours have become a rage this monsoon. According to Karuna who runs a boutique, orange, yellow and green are in demand. Capris and short kurtis are favourite among college-going students.

A good decision for girl students

UR happiness knew no bounds when we read that the fee hike has been withdrawn, as we belong to a middle-class family. We wanted to pursue studies but after discovering that they will have to pay in thousands for it, our parents expressed their inability to finance our education.

Tributes paid to Azad
Ludhiana, July 23
Tributes were paid to Chander Shekhar Azad on his birth anniversary at a function organised by the Block Congress Committee at Valmiki Dharamshala here. Secretaries of the PPCC, Mr Ramesh Joshi and Mr Parminder Mehta, were the guests of honour.


Woman held with opium
Ludhiana, July 23
Swaranjit Kaur, a widow living at Dhug village, near Sahnewal, was nabbed with 250 gm of opium near the octroi post of Mazra village on the GT Road here yesterday. She was booked under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.


‘Sleep ins’ comes to city
Ludhiana, July 23
‘Sleep ins’, a famous brand in gents and ladies nightwear, has come to the city. The showroom was inaugurated by Mr Kishor Chhabria, Managing-Director of KP Fashions, the manufacturers of the ‘Sleep ins’ brand.


Indomint sets base in city
Ludhiana, July 23
Its good news for those who wanted to go in for contract farming of mint but were unable to do in the absence of the required infrastructure and guidance, besides a market. This problem has been solved with the opening of offices of Indomint Agriproducts in Madhok Complex on the Ferozepore road here.


Teachers seek CM’s help on transfers
Ludhiana, July 23
Resentment prevails among lecturers here over the recent spate of transfers. A number of city-based lecturers went to Chandigarh on Monday to fix up an appointment with the Punjab Education Secretary, Mr N.S. Rattan, in this regard.

Abolition of road tax on school buses sought
Ludhiana, July 23
Representatives of the Association of Affiliated School held a meeting here yesterday and demanded abolition of road tax on school buses. They condemned the indifferent attitude of the state government in this regard.

Law classes to start from today
Ludhiana, July 23
Prof RJ Hans, Dean, Panjab University, Chandigarh, inaugurated the Panjab University Regional Centre here this morning. She urged students of the LLB to set high standards so the coming batches emulated their example.

Lala Lajpat Rai, MP, Rajya Sabha, at the inaugural function of the Panjab University Regional Centre in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Lala Lajpat Rai, MP, Rajya Sabha, at the inaugural function of the Panjab University Regional Centre

Dharnas by teachers
Doraha, July 23
On the protest call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, members of different units of local colleges sat in dharnas in front of Principals’ offices here today.

DEO, Dy DEO appointed


Lawyers seek better facilities, threaten stir
Ludhiana, July 23
Members of the District Bar Association have threatened to launch an agitation if the required facilities were not provided in the new judicial complex within a week. Lawyers observed a strike yesterday in this regard.



Cardiac symposium tomorrow
Ludhiana, July 23
To make cardiologists of the region aware of the latest advancements in the treatment and detection of heart disease, Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana, will organise a cardiac symposium on July 25 at Darbar Hall of Hotel Park Plaza.


Ludhiana, Kapurthala  kick off in style
Ludhiana, July 23
Hosts Ludhiana and the last year’s losing finalists, Kapurthala began their campaign on a winning note on the opening day of the 16th Punjab State Sub-junior (under-16) Football Championship at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

Gurdaspur takes on Amritsar on the opening day of the 16th Punjab State Sub-junior Football Championship at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Photo IV
Gurdaspur takes on Amritsar on the opening day of the 16th Punjab State Sub-junior Football Championship at Punjab Agricultural University


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