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Dera head named in murder case
Ludhiana, January 29
Baba Harnek Singh, controversial head of the Siahar Nanaksar Dera, Swami Gobinder Singh (who holds the number two position there) and eight of their supporters are in trouble as the Khanna police has named them as co-accused in the alleged murder case of Jeet Singh, a supporter of the rival group led by Baba Maan Singh.

Fly ash from dyeing units a perennial problem
Ludhiana, January 29
The uninterrupted emission of flying ash from dyeing and tyre-manufacturing units in the Focal Point area continues to cause various problems for the other industrial units in the area. The fine and delicate ash settles down at everything, be it machinery or products. The worst sufferers remain the paint-manufacturing units which are not able to get the desired results with the fly ash literally darkening their colours.

Faux pas by Sales Tax officials
Ludhiana, January 29
Sales tax officials are finding it difficult to own responsibility for a faux pas that led to erroneous imposition of penalty on a hosiery dealer. The ST officials had held him guilty of evading sales tax.


MC meeting a smooth affair
Ludhiana, January 29
Cutting across party lines, councillors unequivocally lauded the initiative of Commissioner S.K. Sharma and City Mayor Nahar Singh Gill for development of infrastructure and improved civic services in the mega city at the general house meeting held here today. In particular, the councillors belonging to the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bhartiya Janata Party praised the political leadership and the administration for the pace and quantum of development works in the past more than one year without political bias.

Protesters hold a dharna outside the MC office in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Protesters hold a dharna outside the MC office in Ludhiana

At the crossroads
Welcoming the process of change
uring the advancing years of one’s life, it becomes difficult to be in step with the times. The mind, cluttered with memories, does not accept new ideas. The acceptance of new concepts seems to be a challenge to the time-tested opinions. One instinctively recoils from the onslaught of information technology. Still there is no escape from the overpowering influence of the new dimensions of knowledge.

Sahit Academi to honour 8
Ludhiana, January 29
‘Sardar Kartar Singh Dhaliwal Felicitation Function’ by Punjab Sahit Academi, Ludhiana, will be held on January 31 at Punjabi Bhavan. Prof Ravinder Bhattal, general secretary of the academy, said eight persons would be honoured on this occasion.

Second-time winner of President’s  Police Medal
Sahnewal, January 29
Inspector Mohinder Paul, posted as Reader to the IGP, Operations Punjab and Chandigarh, was awarded with the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service on Republic Day.


Two eve-teasers booked
Ludhiana, January 29
Victor Kumar was arrested by the Division Number 2 police yesterday and charged him under Section 354 of the IPC on the complaint of a resident of Punjabi Bagh. Another similar case was registered as the Haibowal police station on the statement of a resident of Haibowal Kalan against Jasbir Singh Nambardar, a resident of the same locality. 

Watchman murdered
Ludhiana, January 29
A 50-year-old watchman at a factory in Industrial Area-B here was found robbed and murdered in his house within the factory premises. Prem Nath Shukla’s body bore marks of multiple stab wounds.

Minor kidnapped
Jagraon, January 29
A minor girl of Fatehgarh Sibian village has been kidnapped by a resident of the same village and the Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Sections 363, 366, IPC, against the accused.



Nutritional needs of college students discussed
Ludhiana, January 29
A seminar on ‘Nutritional needs of college students’ was held at Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here today. The guest speaker on the occasion was Ms Ranvir Kaur, a Dietician with Sigma Heart Institute here. Around 100 NSS volunteers attended the seminar. The main aim of organising the seminar was to apprise the students of the essential ingredients of a healthy diet, considering their daily nutritional needs.

‘Ectopia-04’ begins amid fanfare
Ludhiana, January 29
A colourful cultural festival, “Ectopia-04,” began at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital(DMCH) today with much fanfare in the jampacked Dumra Auditorium. During the three-day festival, undergraduate medical students will take part in various talent hunt competitions.


Patwari convicted
Ludhiana, January 29
Corruption is a menace, which is rampant in society, and such offences nee d to be curbed with a heavy hand so that the public at large learns a lesson, remarked the Special Judge, Mr Inderjit Kaushik, while sentencing a patwari to two years of rigorous imprisonment in a graft case. A fine of Rs 2,000 was also imposed on him.



UK expert delivers lecture on cancer
Ludhiana, January 29
In past, prostate cancer could not be diagnosed until symptoms appeared. But by that time, the cancer cells used to produce secondaries and spread to several parts of the body. At present, there is emphasis on early diagnosis and early radical treatment, said Dr David Cranston, Senior Consultant Urologist and Clinical Director at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, University of Oxford, UK.


Cultural mela by sports club
Sahnewal, January 29
A cultural mela was organised by Dharmendra Cultural and Sports Club at Government Primary School at Nandpur village recently. The function was organised in order to make filmstar Dharmendra realise that the people of his hometown Sahnewal were awaiting their beloved star and his return would make them feel importan.
Singer Sardool Sikander (left) performs at a cultural mela in Nandpur village.
Singer Sardool Sikander performs at a cultural mela in Nandpur village

Sandeep SandhuSandeep is best athlete
Ludhiana, January 29
Sandeep Sandhu, a student of MA-I who secured four gold and one silver, was adjudged the ‘best athlete’ in the 43rd annual athletics meet of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, that concluded here today. Sandeep who hails from Moga clinched gold medals in 50m, 100m, 100m hurdles and 200m races, while she finished runner-up in the 1500m race.

Milkha not hopeful of Olympic medals
Ludhiana, January 29
Flying Sikh Milkha Singh is not much hopeful of the Indian athletes winning any medal in the upcoming Olympics scheduled to be held at Athens later this year. The veteran athlete, who missed a medal by a whisker in the 1960 Rome Olympics, expressed these views while talking to reporters at the Khalsa College for Women here, where he had come to preside over the prize distribution function of the college’s annual sports meet.


6 Dy District Attorneys promoted
Ludhiana, January 29
The Punjab Government has announced promotions and transfers of Deputy District Attorneys. They have been promoted as Districts Attorneys. Mr M.P. Singh, who was working as a Deputy District Attorney in Ludhiana, has been promoted and transferred to Bathinda as District Attorney (Prosecution).


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