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Robbers’ gang busted, 14 nabbed
Ludhiana, January 11
The district police today arrested 14 members of a gang of robbers, who, after committing robberies in moving three-wheelers, were planning train dacoities.

SGPC to observe Sikh Identity Day
Ludhiana, January 11
The SGPC has decided to observe the 500th birth anniversary of Guru Angad Dev on April 18, 400 years of the installation (Parkash) Day of Guru Granth Sahib on September 1 and 300th Martrydom Day of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh from December 21 to 26 this year.

Pigeons relax on a network of pipes during the sunny morning
Basking in Sun: Pigeons relax on a network of pipes during the sunny morning in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari


Two functions mark birth anniversary of Baba Meehan Singh 
Dhepai/ Siahar, January 11
Even as the deadlock over the headship of the Nanaksar Ashram Thath continues and the administration has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC, two Akhand Paths were initiated to celebrate the birth anniversary of Baba Meehan Singh, the founder of the trust, which falls on January 13, at different places.

Residents protest against MC notices
Ludhiana, January 11
Even as the much-hyped campaign to remove 9,000-odd encroachments on government and municipal land in the city, launched on the explicit directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, had run into rough weather for several reasons, residents in many of the colonies were also raising their strong voice of protest against indiscriminate action as far as issuing notices by the building branch of the municipal corporation was concerned.

Trader ‘defrauded of Rs 5 lakh’
Khanna, January 11
Mr Gurdeep Singh, the owner of a furniture showroom here, has alleged that one Dupinder Singh had defrauded him of Rs 5 lakh. He has lodged a complaint at the city police station in this regard.

Students of Terioat Public School celebrate Lohri With the cold wave prevailing in the hills, shepherds have started moving towards plains
Students of Terioat Public School celebrate Lohri on their school premises in Ludhiana.  With the cold wave prevailing in the hills, shepherds have started moving towards plains. This Bakerwal, a traditional shepherd, along with his flock of sheep was seen at Alamgir, near Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Photographs by Inderjeet Verma


Mann gives grant for Halwarvi’s memorial
Ludhiana, January 11
A convention to pay homage to Harbhajan Halwarvi, an eminent poet and former Editor of Punjabi Tribune, was held at Punjabi Bhavan, here today. It was organised by the Adabi Daira and Cooperative Media, Mullanpur.

Traffic Safety Week ends
Amloh, January 11
Accidents normally take place due to the carelessness of the drivers of vehicles and lack of awareness of traffic rules among the drivers of tractor-trailers which have no reflectors fixed on the back of their trailers said Mr M.P. Arora, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Post office building sought
Amloh, January 11
Senior Akali leader and former minister, Mr Daleep Singh Pandhi, in a communication, has sought the attention of the Prime Minister for the construction of a post office building here.

Package for farm sector hailed
Ludhiana, January 11
The Vice-Chairman of the Planning Board, Punjab, Dr S.S. Johl, today welcomed the special Rs 50,000 crore package for building up agricultural infrastructure. “Any package (for farmers) is welcome”, he told The Tribune, while remarking, “but it is the timing of the package that should be kept in mind”.

Vivekanand Jayanti today
Ludhiana, January 11
The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand will be celebrated in Ludhiana tomorrow. A number of functions have been planned to mark the occasion. The main function would be held by the Swami Vivekananda Study Circle Ludhiana.

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Steel users have been ignored, says chamber
Ludhiana, January 11
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab on Saturday criticised Finance Minister Jaswant Singh for not granting relief to steel users but rather helping steel-makers.

Brij Mohan Munjal gets Padma Shree
Ludhiana, January 11
Noted industrialist and the Chairman of the Hero Group of Industries, Mr Brij Mohan Lall Munjal, has been conferred with the Padma Shree award. A communication to this effect has been received from the Union Government by the Hero Group. He is being honoured for his outstanding contribution to the country’s industrial growth and economy.

Effluent treatment plants
Ludhiana , January 11
The Punjab Small Industries Export Corporation(PSIIEC) is in the process of setting up common effluent treatment Plants at Phase VIII, Industrial Focal Point, Ludhiana separately for electroplating and dyeing units.

Traders caution govt against introducing VAT
Ludhiana, January 11
Welcoming the pre-election sops announced by Finance Minister Jaswant Singh, Mr Tulsidas Jaitwani, president, Punjab Beopar Mandal, today urged the Central Government to abandon the idea of implementing VAT in all states of the country.

Bonn lucky draw held
Ludhiana, January 11
Bonn Nutrients, the manufacturers of Bonn bread, today organised a lucky draw in connection with a gift scheme of the company. The draw was taken out by Dr S.S. Johal, Vice-Chairman, Punjab Planning Board.

Dr S.S. Johl, Vice-Chairman, Punjab Planning Board, at the first draw of the Bonn Nutrients 'Jeeto Har Hafte' scheme. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Dr S.S. Johl, Vice-Chairman, Punjab Planning Board, at the first draw of the Bonn Nutrients 'Jeeto Har Hafte' scheme

Dealers’ meet
Ludhiana, January 11
Hi Bird Cycles, which has bagged International Quality Award, held its first dealers’ conference here today. The all-India conference was held after two years of launch of the bicycle in the domestic market.


Inner Wheel Club holds dental check-up camp
Ludhiana, January 11
January 10 is celebrated as International Inner Wheel Day, as on this day in 1924, the inaugural meeting of the Manchester Club (Great Britain) was organised by the first-ever Ladies wing of the Rotary and the name Inner wheel was adopted.

A doctor examines teeth of a kid at a camp organised to mark International Inner Wheel Day at Ludhiana on Saturday.

A doctor examines teeth of a kid at a camp organised to mark International Inner Wheel Day at Ludhiana


Sushyant hogs the limelight
Ludhiana, January 11
Left-arm spinner Sushyant Kohli, who yesterday scalped five for 12 runs to enable Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, to record an easy 53- run victory over SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazoori Road, took five wickets for 22 runs to steer his team to a comprehensive win by 95 runs against Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, in the Parle-PCA Inter-School Cricket Tournament (u-17) played at the Satish Chander Dhawan College for Boys ground here today. 

Skating meet concludes
Ludhiana, January 11
Skaters from Ludhiana and Sangrur proved their supremacy over others in the road races in the 15th Punjab State Roller Skating Championship which concluded at the Leisure Valley,, Sarabha Nagar, here today.

Participants at the Punjab State Skating Championship which concluded in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph 
Participants at the Punjab State Skating Championship which concluded


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