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Duplicate products threaten reputed trade marks
Ludhiana, January 13
There is a saying about Ludhiana that no matter how strong and powerful a brand may be, be it local, national or international, its duplicates will be readily available here. Name any brand and the duplicate costing one-fourth, and in certain cases even less than that, of the original prices will be found quite conveniently.

Residents celebrate Lohri in traditional way
Ludhiana, January 13
The New Year starts with chilly winds and Indians fight out the winter to celebrate the Lohri festival. Peanuts of Lohri give a warmth of togetherness among relatives, friends and others.
Tiny tots of Love Dale School perform rituals of Lohri in their school in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Tiny tots of Love Dale School perform rituals of Lohri in their school in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph



Records favour police in land row
Jagraon, January 13
The controversy between the Jagraon police and district Health Department over the ownership of old Civil Hospital land may go well in favour of the police, as the revenue records state that the occupant is the owner.

Let bygones be bygones, Cong men tell each other
Ludhiana, January 13
With the general elections appearing too close to be taken casually, the Congress leaders who so far were at draggers drawn with each other have started burying the hatchet and working together.

Mayor to review development works
Ludhiana, January 13
The Mayor of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, will undertake review of development works of all wards of the corporation and the work will start from January 17.

Senior dissident leader and Higher Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, has started tying a turban around his head in the midst of now resolved crisis in the state Congress. According to his son, Mr Ajay Johar, this is not for the first time that the senior Johar has started tying the turban. In fact he used to tie the turban earlier also.
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Ludhiana, January 13
David. R. Lal, a 28-year-old man from Aligarh was brought to Christian Medical College and Hospital for renal transplant. He had been sick for over six years and his wife, Poonam, was supporting the family of five with her marginal monthly income.

David. R. Lal along with his sister, who donated him her kidney, recovering at the CMCH on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
David. R. Lal along with his sister, who donated him her kidney, recovering at the CMCH on Tuesday.

Kite mania hits city
Ludhiana, January 13
Kite mania ruled the sunny Lohri today as the residents celebrated the winter festival to the hilt. It was a clear and pleasant day for the kite-lovers as bright sunshine greeted them in the morning in sharp contrast to yesterday's brief foggy spell. And to add to their joy , a mild eastward breeze continued throughout the day facilitating kite-flying .

A kite sprinkled sky captured by Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari on the occasion of Lohri in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
A kite sprinkled sky captured by Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari on the occasion of Lohri in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Congress wins Coop Bank elections
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 13
In the elections to the Board of Directors of the Central Cooperative Bank of Fatehgarh Sahib district, held on Monday, the Congress succeeded in capturing the majority in all the zones of the district.

Stop issuing new permits, say bus operators
Ludhiana, January 13
A meeting of the executive committee of the Punjab Mini Bus Operators Association was held here yesterday. Its members expressed concern over the hike in diesel and petrol prices and flayed the Transport Department for granting permits liberally, thus creating unhealthy competition among old and new permit holders.

VC seeks eradication of evils
Ludhiana, January 13
In his message to the farmers on the occasion of Lohri and Maghi, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, Ludhiana, has said that the true homage to the 40 martyrs known as 40 muktas of the last successful battle of Guru Gobind Singh against Mughal empire at Mukatsar will be to get rid of social evils like corruption, idleness, drug addiction, etc.

Woollens given to needy
Ludhiana, January 13
New Punjab Welfare Society distributed school uniforms, sweaters and socks to the needy students of Government Primary School, Jawahar Nagar, here yesterday. Mr Neel Kamal Sharma, the president of the society, said it worked for the welfare of the poor and needy.

Principal Secretary bereaved
Ludhiana, January 13
Mr. Anokh Singh Pawar IAS (retd) 80, father of Mr. RPS Pawar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Financial Commissioner, Appeals, Punjab, died after a brief illness at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here yesterday.


Scientists’ advice to farmers
Ludhiana, January 13
Wheat scientists of Punjab Agricultural University have suggested the applying of second irrigation to wheat sown during November and first irrigation to wheat sown during December. To late sown wheat, apply remaining dose of ‘n’ along with first irrigation. In light textured soils, where wheat follows paddy sulphur and manganese deficiency can be expected.


College to organise cultural programme
Samrala, January 13
The local Malwa College, Bondli-Samrala, will organise cultural programme on the college premises from January 15 to 16, according to the college Principal, Dr Parminder Singh Benipal, here today.

Government College gets Grade A
Ludhiana, January 13
The Principal and the staff of Government College claimed that the college had been awarded grade-A (Institutional Score 85-90 per cent) by NAAC- National Assessment and Accreditation Council recently. The status of the college as a leading institution of north India had thus been vindicated.


Whirlpool told to pay compensation
Ludhiana, January 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised Whirlpool of India Ltd for supplying a defective washing machine to a customer and not rectifying the faults. The company has been directed to pay Rs 3,000 as compensation to the consumer for harassment.



Punjab Scouts bag national trophy
Amloh, January 13
A contingent of 12 Scouts and Guides from Punjab which participated in the National Integrated Rally bagged the overall trophy in which as many as 500 Scouts and Guides from 15 states across the country participated. Among the 12 members from Punjab four Scouts and Guides were from Fatehgarh Sahib district.

Skating rink handed over to residents
Ludhiana, January 13
The skating rink of international standard was handed over to residents of Ludhiana here recently by Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor. The skating rink was constructed by the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, to raise the standard of the skating games in Punjab. The rink is the best skating rink of Asia and about Rs 1 crore was spent on the construction of this rink.

Punjab softball probables
Ludhiana, January 13
The following 30 probables have been selected for the camp prior to their participation in the forthcoming 25th Senior National Softball Championship to be held from January 28 to February 2 at Jaipur.

US Gold Kabaddi Cup from January 19
Ludhiana, January 13
The inaugural edition of the US Gold Kabaddi Cup Tournament to be organised by the Malwa Yuvak Sevawan Club in association with the gram panchayat will be held at Dhandhra village near here from January 19.

Lodhi kabaddi meet on January 30
Ludhiana, January 13
The Seventh Lodhi Kabaddi Cup Tournament will be held at the Guru Nanak Stadium, here on January 30. The winners will be given a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and the losing finalist Rs 60,000. The third and fourth position holders will be given Rs 31,000 each.

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