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MC ignoring rights panel order,
says PFA

Ludhiana, January 10
The local chapter of People For Animals has claimed that the city’s Municipal Corporation authorities have taken no action against the roadside butcheries even as the Punjab State Human Rights Commission had directed them to do so on the last date of hearing in a case in this regard on November 7.

Extra innings changed my life, says Mandira
Ludhiana, January 10
Mandira Bedi “The extra innings during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 has changed my life. I am very thankful to Set Max who gave me this opportunity”, said vivacious Mandira Bedi, who was in the city today to interact with the lucky Max viewers, winners of the Mandira Aapke Ghar Contest.

Body of kidnapped boy found
Ludhiana, January 10
Gloom engulfed Chonta village near Koom Kalan here today following the recovery of a badly decomposed body of a 13-year-old boy, who had been kidnapped for ransom in mid-December last year. 



Proclaimed offender arrested
Ludhiana, January 10
An allegedly notorious robber, who was master of disguise and had hoodwinked a number of police officials by running from their custody, was finally been caught by the Division No. 7 police here today.

Rs 500 cr for development
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 10
The Punjab Government will spend Rs 500 crore on the development and modernisation of urban areas in the coming days, Mr Jagjit Singh, Minister for Local Bodies, said while talking to mediapersons here today. The government had taken steps to delegate maximum powers to gram panchayats, the declaration of which would be made on January 15 at a function in Bathinda, he said.

Indo-Pak Sufiana summit on Jan 23
Ludhiana, January 10
Probably there could be no better follow up to the recent detente in the Indo-Pak relationship than a ‘Sufiana summit’ being planned by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam on January 23. The summit promises to be a fusion of two great ongoing musical movements, one in India and another in Pakistan, that have common and firm foundations in Sufi traditions.



Anti-encroachment drive runs into row
Residents of Islam Gunj show noticesLudhiana, January 10
The ongoing anti-encroachment drive ordered by the Punjab and Haryana High Court has run into a major controversy following the notices of evacuation issued to more than 50 families by the state Jail Department.

Residents of Islam Gunj show notices. — photo by Inderjeet Verma

Traffic chaos continues
Ludhiana, January 10
A strong rebuttal by Chaura Bazar traders of the charges of having encroached upon part of the main road on both sides, notwithstanding, the congestion level and traffic situation continues to be pathetic in the area.

SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh Mann addresses a party workers' conferenceMann kicks off poll campaign
Samrala, January 10
SAD (A) chief and Member of Parliament Simranjit Singh Mann virtually kicked off his election campaign for the Lok Sabha poll by announcing that his party would contest four seats on the plank of the misgovernance by both the Congress and the BJP-led alliance at the Centre.
SAD (A) chief Simranjit Singh Mann addresses a party workers' conference in 
Samrala on Saturday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari 

Manch celebrates Lohri; honours eminent persons
Some of awardees, who were honoured at a Lohri mela organised by the Malwa Sabhyacharak ManchLudhiana, January 10
It was a Lohri celebration with a difference. Lohri is one of the important cultural festivals of the North signaling the end of winter. 

Some of awardees, who were honoured at a Lohri mela organised by the Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Road safety awareness rally
Ahmedgarh, January 10
A road safety awareness rally was organised by the police and the Rotary Club here today. A road safety demonstration by school students and the police was held on the occasion. Besides, traffic awareness lectures were delivered at various schools.



Police clueless about copyright violators
An accused in the copyright violation case, Rajbir SinghLudhiana, January 10
The Division No. 6 police seemed to be clueless about three accused in the copyright violation act. One of the accused, who was arrested on Thursday, has been remanded in police custody till Sunday. The absconding accused have been identified as Tara Singh and his two sons, Kulwinder Singh and Rajinder Singh.

An accused in the copyright violation case, Rajbir Singh, along with the seized goods, at the Division No. 6 police station on Saturday. — IV

2 booked for fraud
Ludhiana, January 10
The Jodhewal police yesterday registered a case under Section 406 of the IPC on the statement of Mr. Rakesh Jain, a businessman living in Kitchlu Nagar, against Naveen Bajaj, who runs a business on the Circular Road in Madho Puri, and Vishal Verma, a resident of Cemetery Road in the Civil Lines.

In-laws booked in dowry case
Ludhiana, January 10
The Division Number 4 police registered a case under section 498-A of the IPC yesterday on the statement of Ms Rajwant Kaur, a resident of Chhawni Mohalla, against her husband Harwinder Singh, father-in-law Harjit Singh and mother-in-law Daljit Kaur, who live near the Shiv Mandir Road in Mullanpur town. 

  • Forgery case

  • Fake RCs case

  • Kidnapping alleged

  • Injured

  • Arhtiyas booked


CM to take up steel price issue with Central Govt
Ludhiana, January 10
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has said that the government was seized of the crucial matter of increasing prices of iron and steel and the matter was being taken up with the Union Government at an appropriate level on priority basis.

Industry cynical about sensex boom
Ludhiana, January 10
Notwithstanding the bullish trend in stock markets with sensex crossing the magical 6000 mark, the local industry feels quite cynical about it. The local industrialists maintain that the BSE index only takes note of 30 big players who should not be taken as representatives of the Indian industry.



Awarness camp at D.D. Jain College
Ludhiana, January 10
A valedictory function was organised on the fourth day of an awareness camp at D.D. Jain College of Education which was presided over by Mr Gian Chand Jain, the financial adviser of the managing committee. The president, Mr Narinder Kumar Jain, and other members of the committee were present on the occasion.

Lecture on financial analysis
Ludhiana, January 10
The Postgraduate Department of Commerce, Arya College, Ludhiana, organised an extension lecture on international financial analysis. The lecture was delivered by Dr Subhash Sharma of Department of Commerce and Business Management, GNDU, Amritsar. 

PTU music  workshop ends
Ludhiana, January 10
A two-day music workshop of Punjab Technical University was organised at Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here, which began yesterday.


CMCH plans anti-cancer programme
Ludhiana, January 10
Dr Silas Charles, Director of Christian Medical College and Hospital, has claimed that the hospital management will launch a complete cancer programme in another two years time. This will be one of the best ever programmes launched in the world. “I am seeking local support for this”, said Dr Charles, who has come from USA to inaugurate the 1.5 Tesla GE Excite MRI machine at the CMCH here yesterday.



Prithipal Academy, Nankana school win
Ludhiana, January 10
A match in progress in the first district-level hockey tournament
Nankana Sahib Public School of Kila Raipur and Prithipal Academy, Ludhiana, registered easy victories in their inaugural matches in the first district-level under-14 hockey tournament being organised by the Youngsters Hockey Revival Club at the Prithipal astroturf ground of Punjab Agricultural University here today.
A match in progress in the first district-level hockey tournament on the campus of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, on Saturday. —A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana to clash with  Patiala for title
Ludhiana, January 10
Ludhiana quelled the strong challenge of Sangrur to win 7-5 while Patiala overwhelmed Amritsar 14-1 to set up the title clash in the seniors’ section on the second day of the 15th Punjab State Skating Championship at Leisure Valley Rink, Sarabha Nagar, here today.

Malwa panel for promotion of sports
Samrala, January 10
A meeting of the executive of the Malwa Sports Association, Samrala, was organised under the presidentship of Mr Malkeet Singh Dhillon. The meeting discussed different aspects of the sports festival which was organised recently and was of the view that it was a grand success.


Mayor promises better amenities
Ludhiana, January 10
Mayor Nahar Singh Gill has assured the residents of Dugri Urban Estate (Phase I) for improvement of infrastructural facilities and providing better amenities in a timebound framework.Top

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