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Birth certificate row deepens
School lodges formal complaint, Civil Surgeon conducts probe
Ludhiana, January 28
The authorities of Sacred Heart Convent School here today lodged a formal complaint with the city police against the alleged cheating done by a youth Akali leader for the admission of his son to the school.

Ex-MP’s kin to face trial in forgery case
Ludhiana, January 28
Disagreeing with the cancellation report filed by the police, a city court has summoned the former Chief Pharmacist, Ludhiana, Budh Singh and Harmail Singh of Bharowal village, a close relative of a former MP to face trial on the charges of forging an opium licence under the signatures of the Civil Surgeon. The Judge has fixed March 12 for their appearance in court.

Scheme for would-be mums
Ludhiana, January 28
Poor and needy pregnant women who can’t afford to consult gynaecologists will now be given free consultation by doctors. The Central Government, through its scheme “Vande Mataram,” has decided to provide safe motherhood service to pregnant women in the country.


Wife, daughter foil attempt to rob industrialist
Ahmedgarh, January 28
Three robbers attempted to snatch cash bag from a local industrialist at gunpoint late night last. But the attempt was foiled by his daughter and wife. Miscreant escaped after injuring the industrialist.

Asst District Attorneys promoted
Ludhiana, January 28
The Department of Home Affairs and Justice, Punjab, has promoted 20 Assistant District Attorneys as Deputy District Attorneys on the recommendation of the Departmental Promotion Committee.

Class X pupil killed in accident
Sahnewal, January 28
A student of Class X of Government Senior Secondary School was killed in an accident while trying to save himself from stray dogs near Jandiali village this morning.

These days ‘Indo-Pak’ things is in. The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam (LSS), an organisation dedicated to the promotion of art and culture has joined the race. And it was a race well run and well won. The LSS organised Indo Pak Sufiana Kalam Sammelan.
  • Culture at last
  • Rs 1 lakh vs “chhutti”
  • Basanti Republic Day
  • Feeling cheated
  • Pampering the media
  • Truant traffic lights
  • Different shades of khaki
  • Overzealous
  • National anthem
  • Tailpiece


Ration depot holders want better profit margin
Ludhiana, January 28
The Federation of Punjab Ration Depot Holders has urged the state government to strengthen the public distribution system, ensure a better margin of profit to depot holders, review stringent laws and make arrangements for sale of LPG through ration depots to ensure easier availability.

Palledar Union threatens stir
Ludhiana, January 28
The FCI and Punjab Food Agency Palledar Union has threatened to launch an agitation if the sacked workers are not reinstated in accordance with a court order and 14 others transferred are not sent back to their original places of posting at the earliest.

Maintain parks, demand residents
Ludhiana, January 28
Residents of Kidwai Nagar are sore over the deplorable and pathetic condition of parks opposite Devki Devi Jain College and Sufian Chowk in the colony. They say despite repeated pleas the civic administration has done a little to maintain the parks.

Book of Urdu poetry in Hindi released
Ludhiana, January 28
“Ashiyan”, a collection of Prof Sulekh Chander Kanwal’s Urdu nazams and ghazals transliterated into Hindi, was released at a function organised by Adeeb International (Sahir Cultural Academy) at Punjabi Bhavan.


Ex-partner tries to ‘occupy’ hotel
Ludhiana, January 28
The owners of a local company have alleged that their former partner tried to forcibly occupy their hotel on Sunday. In an FIR registered with the police, one of the directors of the hotel, Mr Tarunjot Singh, alleged that on January 25 , Davinder Singh, a resident of the Ferozepore road, Jaspreet Singh, alias Raju, a resident of LIG flats at Dugri, and Surinder Singh , a resident of Sarabha Nagar, forcibly entered their hotel on the Ferozepore road, beat him and also threatened him. The accused also snatched Rs 4,000 from a drawer of his hotel, added the complainant.

Woman attacked
Sahnewal, January 28
Two miscreants entered a house behind the local grain market and injured a woman in the house with sharp-edged weapons last evening. The miscreants, with their faces covered, knocked at the main door of the house of Mr Sudhir Marwaha. His wife, Ms Meenakashi Marwaha, opened the door and found the armed miscreants standing there.

Man arrested for killing uncle
Ludhiana, January 28
A man was allegedly murdered by his nephew when the former did not give money to the latter for gambling. According to information, Lakhan Singh was staying with his nephew Joginder Singh at Bassian village. Since Joginder Singh used to gamble regularly, he would generally demand money either from his wife or his uncle.


Small-scale units rue political indifference
Ludhiana January 28
The small-scale industry feels that the Government of India continues to patronize high-end manufacturers. industry representatives maintain that custom duty on various types of special steel has been reduced to 10 per cent and for some it is 15 per cent.

Govt seeks information

Industrialists sore with Congress
Ludhiana, January 28
While local industrialists are sore with the Congress for its alleged support to striking labourers led by the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), the local legislator, Mr Surinder Dawer, maintained that he was never in favour of any strike or closure of the industry.



Elementary schools get Rs 4 crore
Ludhiana, January 28
The District Education Development Committee, under the chairmanship of Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, has released grants to the tune of Rs 4 crore to provide various facilities for the government elementary schools in the district.

Engineering students get tips on entrepreneurship
Ludhiana, January 28
One-month training courses on ‘Entrepreneurship development’ and ‘Computer-aided designing’ organised at Science and Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park (STEP), Guru Nanak Engineering College, concluded here yesterday.

Aspects of export finance highlighted
Ludhiana, January 28
The Department of Foreign Trade Practices and Procedures, GGN Khalsa College, organised a lecture on the role of banking in export financing here today. The guest speaker of the day was Mr Praveen Dayal, Regional Manager, ICICI Bank.

Students of GGN Khalsa College take part in a seminar on foreign trade practices and procedures on Wednesday. — Photo by IV
Students of GGN Khalsa College take part in a seminar on foreign trade practices and procedures

Students participate in contests
Ludhiana, January 28
The Department of History of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjarkhan campus, organised a quiz and a paper-reading competition here today. Five teams participated in the quiz competition. The topics of the quiz competition were based on Sikh history and Gurbani. The students showed great interest and enthusiasm in this competition.

‘Ectopia-04’ begins at DMCH today
Ludhiana, January 28
Medical students at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital are all ready to celebrate a three-day-long cultural bonanza, “Ectopia-04”, from January 29 to 31, at Dumra Auditorium here.

National Youth Day celebrated
Ludhiana, January 28
Students from nearly eight schools participated in the National Youth Day celebrations, organised by the Directorate of Youth Services, Punjab, at R.S. Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.
Students of RS Model Senior Secondary School dressed in traditional Punjabi attire during National Youth Day celebrations held in the school on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Students of RS Model Senior Secondary School dressed in traditional Punjabi attire during National Youth Day celebrations held in the school


Prof acquitted


Parveen, Sandeep, Rajwinder shine
Ludhiana, January 28
Parveen, a student of BA III, Rajwinder Kaur, of BA II and Sandeep of MA part I clinched two titles each on the opening day of the 43rd annual athletic meet of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, today. Parveen won the sack-race and shot put while Sandeep emerged winner in 50-metre and 400 metre races.
Girls use their might to win a tug-of-war competition during the annual sports day of Khalsa College for Girls, Ghumar Mandi, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Girls use their might to win a tug-of-war competition during the annual sports day of Khalsa College for Girls, Ghumar Mandi

Sports Club win cricket tourney
Ludhiana, January 28
Fine all-round display by Vicky (28 runs and 3 for 32) helped Sports Club to rout BBF XI by five wickets and win trophy in the 8th Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Cricket Tournament organised by the Young Shastri Club at the Daresi Ground here yesterday. Vickey was also declared the player of the tournament.

Sarabha Club beat PAU centre
Ludhiana, January 28
The Punjab Sports Department, in association with the District Olympic Association, Ludhiana, has organised an exhibition football match and relay races at the local Guru Nanak Stadium. In a keenly-contested match, Sarabha Club outplayed PAU Coaching Centre 2-1.


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