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Cops, panchayat lock horns
Police denies torturing sarpanch
Ludhiana, January 24
The Samrala police and the panchayat of Baba Deep Singh Nagar on the outskirts of the city have locked their horns over the alleged custodial torture of the sarpanch of the colony. reportedly tortured by the police (Khanna police district), the 32-year-old sarpanch in under treatment at the Civil Hospital here.

Missing youth’s body found
Ludhiana, January 24
The disappearance of a 20-year-old youth of Upkar Nagar took a tragic turn after his body was recovered from Sidhwan canal near the southern part of the city yesterday morning. The mystery surrounding the death of Sumit continued to baffle people here as the post-mortem examination conducted on the body by a board of doctors remained inconclusive even as some suspected injury marks were found under his nose.

14 to be awarded on R-Day
Ludhiana, January 24
As many as 14 persons will be honoured at a district-level Republic Day function on January 26. Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal will take the salute at the march-past to be held at the Government College for Boys.


Schools celebrate Republic Day
Ludhiana, January 24
Patriotic spirit marked the Republic Day functions held in several schools of the city here today. Tiny tots of Sanatan Vidya Mandir celebrated Republic Day and Basant Panchmi with a fancy dress show. The kids of junior wing came dressed up like Bhagat Singh, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Nehru ji.
Kids of Sanatan Vidya Mandir present a cultural item during the Republic Day celebrations held in the school on Saturday.
Kids of Sanatan Vidya Mandir present a cultural item during the Republic Day celebrations

Panel’s plea to Centre on turban issue
Dhiana, January 24
The issue of banning turbans by Sikhs in France was condemned and discussed at an all-party meeting organised at the Sarabha Nagar Gurdwara by the International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) here today.

City-based industry bags award at Auto Expo
Ludhiana, January 24
Rajnish Industries Pvt Ltd, a unit engaged in manufacturing and export of diesel fuel injection spares and aluminium pressure die castings, was given the award of "Outstanding Customer Orientation" by the CII and the SIDBI amongst all participants in the Auto Expo, Asia's largest automotive show, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from January 15 to 20.

Property dealers to be accredited
Ludhiana, January 24
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) plans to approve and accredit property dealers in its various colonies. The motive behind this exercise is to screen and weed out those property dealers who indulge in fraudulent dealings, cheat the public as well as the trust.


MC working impresses IAS trainees 
Ludhiana, January 24
A group of trainee IAS officers , who were in the city to study the working of the Municipal Corporation, were impressed by the achievements of the civic body, particularly during past two years.

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Politicians interfering at  every level
he orders of the High Court to clear all encroachments on government/corporation land on roads and streets of Ludhiana city is a boon and golden chance to make the city look better and to reduce traffic jams.

Rotary club donates woollens
Ludhiana, January 24
The Rotary Club Ludhiana North at its meeting held at Government High School, Bassian Bet, here on Thursday donated woollens and furniture to the students and school. Twenty desks, 100 sweaters, 45 shawls, 66 trousers and 50 pairs of shoes were donated to the school authorities.

Man crushed under train


One arrested with 18 kg of  poppy husk
The Koom Kalan police yesterday arrested Gurmit Singh of Shalu Bhaini village and recovered 18 kg of poppy husk from his possession. He has been booked under the NDPS Act. The police said today that the arrest and seizure took place at Khasi Khurd village.

Cattle feed bags with fake ISI mark found
Khanna, January 24
A team led by the Director of the Indian Standard Bureau conducted a raid at cattle feed manufacturing unit and found fake ISI-marked cattle feed bags. According to information, a team led by the Director, Indian Standard Bureau, Mr R.K. Jha, and Deputy Director, Mr Archna Rohila, conducted a raid on the cattle feed manufacturing unit at Kauri village.


Labour unrest may set bad precedent
Ludhiana, January 24
Although the labour dispute at the Avon Cycles stands resolved, there is a feeling among industrialists that the people who claimed to be supporting them were reportedly behind the labour unrest. They said politicians tried to remain ambiguous, which only encouraged the labour unrest.



Students celebrate Basant Panchmi 
Ludhiana, January 24
Basant Panchmi was celebrated in Ramgarhia Girls College, Millerganj, and Sanatan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, here today. The function started with the recitation of shabad 'Deh Shiva var mohe hai'. Thereafter, the ceremonial lamp was lit by Prof Ms Jasbir Punni and Dr Narinder Sandu.

Students of Ramgarhia Girls College at a talent hunt show organised in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by IV
Students of Ramgarhia Girls College at a talent hunt show organised in Ludhiana

Rohit wins inter-school  declamation contest
Ludhiana, January 24
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, organised an inter-school declamation contest at Everest Model High School, Giaspura, here yesterday.

Sehaj path by students
Ludhiana, January 24
As part of the 400th celebrations of the first installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Youth Services Directorate of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle organised a function at Guru Gobind Singh College, Kamalpura village, here yesterday.

Harleen wins mathematics test
Ludhiana, January 24
Harleen Kaur of Guru Nanak Public School has stood first in the inter-school mathematics competition conducted by Guru Nanak International Public School, the results of which were declared yesterday.

Lecture on Julius  Caesar
Ludhiana, January 24
The Department of English, Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, organised an extension lecture on Shakespeare’s play ‘Julius Caesar’ here today. Dr Charanjit Mahal, Principal, welcomed the guest faculty lead by Dr G.R. Kataria, Professor and Head, Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala.
A seminar on "Legal Literacy for Women" at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women in Ludhiana, on Saturday. 
A seminar on "Legal Literacy for Women" at Master Tara Singh Memorial College

First aid training course held
Ludhiana, January 24
A first aid training course was organised at Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines. At least 140 students attended the course which began on January 2 and concluded here today.

Seminar on legal literacy


Indian, Pak Sufi singers create magic
Ludhiana, January 24
At a time when leaders of India and Pakistan are ironing out their differences, singers and artists are doing as much in their own way. The Ludhiana Sanskritic Samagam provided the right platform to these artists while hosting an Indo-Pak Sufiana Kalam Sammelan here last night.
Noted Sufi singers from India and Pakistan, including Hans Raj Hans (right), Bashir Khan and Akbar Ali, at a sammelan 
in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Noted Sufi singers from India and Pakistan,including Hans Raj Hans, Bashir Khan and Akbar Ali

PNB cultural meet begins
Ludhiana, January 24
Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager, Punjab National Bank(PNB), inaugurated the 21st PNB Inter-Region Cultural Meet at the PNB's auditorium at Zonal Training Centre here today.


DRDO working on dental implants, says doctor
Ludhiana, January 24
The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) would soon start manufacturing implants indigenously. The project is still in experimental stage and once we are able to successfully manufacture the material, the cost of dental implants would be cut down by 60 to 70 per cent. 

Seminar on surgery


Gurdeep Singh a promising weightlifter
Ludhiana, January 24
Gurdeep Singh, a local weightlifter, has been selected to attend a coaching camp at the NIS, Patiala, slated to begin tomorrow, to prepare the team for the forthcoming national as well as international weightlifting tournaments. Gurdeep Singh has been picked up for this important camp on the basis of his performance during the Senior National Weightlifting Championship held from January 14 to 18 at Delhi. 

Gurdeep Singh

Bhavya, Saibi record victory
Ludhiana, January 24
Bhavya Dawar and Saibi Kalra recorded victory in their respective matches to move into the next round in the Hibird Cycles Ludhiana District Badminton Championship which began at Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.
Mr R.D.Sharma, Chairman, Hibird Safari Group of Industries, being introduced to shuttlers before the opening of the Ludhiana District Badminton Championship in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Mr R.D.Sharma, Chairman, Hibird Safari Group of Industries, being introduced to shuttlers before the opening of the Ludhiana District Badminton Championship

Sports icon remembered
Ludhiana, January 24
The 8th death anniversary of Prof Baljit Singh Grewal whose sports philosophy was reckoned as "an eastern expression of Olympic philosophy” at Mexico Olympics held in 1968 was observed today. Professor Grewal’s thought was acclaimed by the Managing Committees of Tehran Asian Games in 1974, Montreal in 1976 and then in 1982 Asiad. 

Athletics meet at Khalsa College for Women


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