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Molestation case rocks CMC
Clerk accused of outraging modesty
Ludhiana, February 11
Christian Medical College and Hospital was today rocked by a case of alleged molestation. A girl accused a clerk of the prestigious medical institution of outraging her modesty in the hospital premises on Monday evening.

Diarrhoea epidemic in city 200 cases reported
Ludhiana, February 11
More than 200 cases of diarrhoea have been reported from Hargobind Nagar in the past 24 hours. Health officials claim that the condition of these patients was stable. Dr Ajit Singh Chawla, district epidemiologist, said a total of 203 cases were detected.
Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Minister Higher Education, Punjab, enquires about the health of a diarrhoea patient, a resident of Hargobind Nagar Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Minister Higher Education, Punjab, enquires about the health of a diarrhoea patient, a resident of Hargobind Nagar, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


SC order on SYL against Punjab farmers: BKU
Ludhiana, February 11
The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) has said that the decision of the Supreme Court on the SYL issue was not in the interest of the farmers of the state and no water will be allowed to flow to Haryana.

Rally held against police inaction in thath violence case
Ludhiana, February 11
Hundreds of followers of Baba Harnek Singh, president of the Nanaksar Ashram Thath, took out a rally in the city to protest against the alleged inaction of the police in arresting the suspects in the violence that had taken place on October 11 at Siahar village over the control of the thath.

Auto driver accused of rape flees
Ludhiana, February 11
A five-year-old girl, daughter of a factory worker who lives in Shimla Puri Colony, was allegedly raped by an auto-rickshaw driver, identified as Dimpy, when she was alone in the house.


Traders, excise officials on collision course
Ludhiana, February 11
For the past some time, the excise officials from the Central and state departments are finding it difficult to carry out survey, raids and other routine checks. At times, they have to face resistance from traders. On several occasions, they are even threatened, manhandled and physically intimidated. This has prompted the raiding officials to seek adequate security for themselves, besides asking for stringent action against the culprits.

Harassment by officials irks transporters
Ludhiana, February 11
The Ludhiana Transporters Welfare Association has lamented the lack of infrastructure and basic amenities in Transport Nagar, saying that no development works had been carried out in the area for a long time. It also took exception to persecution of transporters by officials of different government departments.

Ban Valentine’s Day functions, demands sewa sangh
Ludhiana, February 11
While various hotels and clubs of the city are busy planning attractive programmes for Valentine’s Day celebrations, the Ludhiana Sewa Sangh today fired its first salvo against the celebrations saying the sangh would oppose all such activity in the city.

Stone laid for roads
Ludhiana, February 11
The foundation stone for the construction of roads in Aman Nagar and Akash Nagar localities in ward No. 5 was laid by area councillor Kashmir Kaur at a well-attended function here today. Ms Kashmir Kaur explained in detail the complete and ongoing development works in different localities in the ward and also focused on other works which were in the planning stage.
Ms Kashmir Kaur, councillor of Ward No. 5, lays the foundation stone of a road in the area. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
Ms Kashmir Kaur, councillor of Ward No. 5, lays the foundation stone of a road in the area

Residential block stone laid
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 11
“We should adopt the path shown by our Gurus and ancestors with regard to serving mankind”, said Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, former Member of Parliament. He was addressing a function after laying the foundation stone of a residential block of doctors in the hospital complex run by Prabhatpuri Social Welfare Trust, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Tuesday.

No civic amenities despite funds
Amloh, February 11
The district headquarter of the erstwhile Nabha State known for its cleanliness and pollution-free environment surrounded by gardens, Amloh has now become a headache for residents due to non-disposal of sullage water, which remains standing on streets.

Sunny BhardwajLocal lad does city proud
Doraha, February 11
Sunny Bhardwaj, a BA-II student of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, and a cadet of 19 PB Bn NCC has done his parents, institution and city proud by taking part in the Republic Day Celebrations (RDC) and putting up an excellent show in front of huge crowds.

Common grey hornbill pair sighted
Ludhiana, February 11
A pair of common grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris) was sighted yesterday in the Sundernagar locality here by the office-bearers of the local chapter of the PFA. According to Dr Sandeep Jain, president of the PFA, the birds are not commonly seen in this region. It is a large, long-tailed and a greyish bird with long decurved bill, sandy grey with black and white tipped tail, blackish eye stripes and a black-based yellow bill.

City gearing up for Maha Shivaratri
Ludhiana, February 11
The city is gearing up to celebrate Maha Shivaratri on February 18 on a grand note with the holding of several shobha yatras, bhandaras and langars all over the town. The Haibowal Mahotsav Committee has chalked out a programme to take out a shobha yatra on February 16 in which the chariot of Lord Shiva would be manually pulled by 51 bare-foot devotees clad in white kurta-pyajamas. 

Jyoti Arora wins cooking contest
Ludhiana, February 11
The LG Microwave Cooking contest was held at a women’s club here yesterday. The event put to test the culinary skills and resourcefulness of the fair sex through the contest. Ms Rajni Bector and Ms Sheel Nanda were the judges. The judgement was based on the basis of taste, presentation and nutritional value of the dish prepared. Thirty women participated and came up with a wide range of delicacies.

Went to renew bus pass, manhandled
Ludhiana, February 11
Mr Sandeep Watts, an employee with Aarti Steel, who commutes to Ludhiana everyday from Mandi Gobindgarh, has alleged that when he visited the PRTC office at the local bus stand for renewing his bus pass on Monday, the employee posted there did not renew his pass. He kept talking to three persons, one of them who was drunk.


Two killed in road mishaps
Ludhiana, February 11
The division number 8 police yesterday registered a case under Sections 279, 427 and 304-A of the IPC on the statement of Mr Manoj Kalra, a resident of Anand Nagar in Haibowal Kalan, against Raj Kumar, a resident of Bank Colony.

Man booked for bigamy
Ludhiana, February 11
On the statement of Mr Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Sarinh village, the Sadar police yesterday registered a case under sections 406, 493 and 496 of the IPC against Jagdev Singh and his father Harbans Singh, a resident of Bilaspur village, falling under the jurisdiction of Payal police station and Mohinder Kaur, a resident of Patiala.


SSI hails panel’s suggestions on steel
Ludhiana, February 11
The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India has hailed the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, headed by Mr P.C. Alexander, wherein it has suggested that the tiny and small-scale industry should be assured of adequate supply of steel at reasonable rates.

Non-tobacco biri launched
Ludhiana, February 11
Dalmia Consumer Care has launched Vardan, the first ever non-tobacco biri in the world. According to a spokesperson of the company, Vardan is available at 1,800 outlets in the city. In India, it is available in 500 cities at 2, lakh outlets.

Avon Cycles to reopen today


Cut operational cost of machinery: VC
Ludhiana, February 11
Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, inaugurated the 15th National Workshop of the All-India Coordinated Research Project on ‘Farm implements and machinery’ in Jacob Hall, College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU, here yesterday.


Lecture on goods shipment
Ludhiana, February 11
The Department of Foreign Trade Practices and Procedures of GGN Khalsa College organised a lecture on “Shipping scenario in international business and export logistics” here yesterday.

Inter-college festival begins
Ludhiana, February 11
A two-day inter-college cultural festival began at Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here today. Ms Shweta Verma, wife of the Deputy Commissioner, presided over the function which was attended by members of the managing committee of the college. Ms Varinder Kaur Thind, Principal, welcomed the guests and participants. In the music category, students participated in events like shabad, ghazal, folk song and dhun. Mr Kulwinder Singh, Mr Sureshwar Sharma and Mr Gurmeet Singh judged the performance of the budding artists.

A student adjusts a flower during the inter-college flower arrangement contest at Khalsa College for Women, Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari
A student adjusts a flower during the inter-college flower arrangement contest at Khalsa College for Women, Ghumar Mandi

Harkirat wins declamation contest 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 11
Baba Budha Ji Gurmat Parchar Trust organised a Gurmat contest at local Guru Hargobind Khalsa Senior Secondary School on Sunday. According to Mr Darshan Singh, Chairman of the trust, students from 15 schools participated in declamation contest, Gurbani recitation and dastar (turban) competition.  

Declamation contest
Ludhiana, February 11
The Political Science Society of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College organised an inter-class declamation and paper reading contest here today. Mr Gurdip Singh, Principal, and Prof H.S. Batra, head of the department, said that the contest was held to supplement the information and awareness of the students in their subject.


A date with candles 
Ludhiana, February 11
For 20-year-old Charu Malhotra, making candles is not just an interesting pursuit, but it appears to be a creative passion. She has been conceptualising and creating designer candles for a long time. Although she has not held many exhibitions, she commands a lot of demand among art lovers. 

Seema enthrals Ludhianvis with bhajans
Ludhiana, February 11
Seema, a former member of Viva Group, who quit the group after coming under the influence of founder of the Art Of Living Ravishankar, enthralled the audience with bhajans at the Sutlej Club last evening.


Lectures on diet, pregnancy held
Ludhiana, February 11
The Department of Home Science, Ramgarhia Girls’ College, organised extension lectures on “Pregnancy and birth process” and “Importance of balanced diet” here today. A workshop on the subject would be held in the city shortly, Dr Vikram said.

Dr Vaneeta, gynaecologist from the Christian Medical College and Hospital, delivers a lecture at Ramgarhia Girls College on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Dr Vaneeta, gynaecologist from the Christian Medical College and Hospital, delivers a lecture at Ramgarhia Girls College

Latest dental implant facility
Ludhiana, February 11
Dr Vikram Prabhakar and Dr Manisha Prabhakar, who were invited by the Implant Education Centre, Oppenheim, Germany, to master the latest dental implant procedure, said the latest ‘‘Xive’’ implant facility was now available in Ludhiana.


Easy wins for Jaskaran, Gagandeep
Ludhiana, February 11
Jaskaran Singh and Gagandeep Singla recorded easy wins in their respective matches in the Punjab Agricultural University Campus Open Badminton Tournament being held at the Prithipal Singh Indoor Complex of the PAU here.


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