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Admn issues fresh notices to residents
Kulliewal land scam
Ludhiana, February 12
Following the government’s reluctance to regularise illegal constructions in Kulliewal village, the sword of damocles once again hangs over hundreds of residents of the village with the district administration issuing fresh notices to them for vacating land originally belonging to the provincial government.

Diarrhoea outbreak under control
Ludhiana, February 12
With the district and civic authorities taking corrective and preventive measures, the outbreak of diarrhoea in the Hargobind Nagar locality near Giaspura on the outskirts of the city has been brought under control and many of the patients, who had reported sick on Monday, have been nearly cured.

Production starts at Avon Cycles
Ludhiana, February 12
Production of bicycles has resumed at Avon Cycles after striking workers resumed work. The lockout was lifted by the company after an agreement reached yesterday during a meeting chaired by the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma. However, there was no decision on the 213 dismissed employees.


NRI Punjabis honoured
Ludhiana, February 12
The Quami Sahit and Kala Parishad held a function to honour NRI Punjabis who had done the community proud by contributing to the prosperity of their brethren here. A function was held at the Punjabi Bhavan. It was presided over by Mr Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, MLA, Kum Kalan. Those honoured include Mr Beant Singh Dhaliwal, Mr Sukhdev Singh Grewal and Mr Joginder Singh Johal.


Authorities blamed for insanitary conditions
Ludhiana, February 12
Residents of Hargobind Nagar, from where more than 250 cases of diarrhoea have been reported, have blamed the Municipal Corporation and Health authorities for their callous approach towards handling the situation.

At the Crossroads
Going back to the roots
ife must move forward but an occasional backward glance is stimulating, if not exhilarating. Linking the past with the present is like going back to the roots. When one comes to a place where one has lived earlier nostalgic memories flood the mind. The intervening period sinks into oblivion and one finds the past superimposed on the present. This coexistence of the past and the present at a particular period of time creates in the mind a trance-like state.

SGPC divests Gurtej of title
Ludhiana, February 12
The SGPC has withdrawn the title of “National Professor of Sikhism” bestowed on Prof Gurtej Singh , former IAS officer, on the directions of Akal Takht. This is the only instance when an honour bestowed upon a Sikh scholar has been withdrawn by the SGPC. Bhai Santokh Singh, author of Suraj Prakash, was the first scholar to receive a siropa from Head Granthi, Harmandar Sahib in 1843.

Discrepancy in voter list
Ludhiana, February 12
Resentment prevails among residents of Rajguru Nagar Colony over the non-inclusion of their names in the electoral rolls for the Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency. According to Mr Anant Ram Gupta, vice-president, and Mr Charanjit Singh Aulakh, counsellor of the Rajguru Nagar Welfare Society, there are nearly 4,000 residents of the colony whose names are not in the voters lists.


Industrialist held for fraud
3 PFC employees face action
Ludhiana, February 12
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau has arrested a local industrialist on the charge of involvement in a fraud allegedly committed by him in league with some employees of the Punjab Financial Corporation (PFC).

3 lootings in one hour
Sahnewal, February 12
Three simultaneous lootings at gunpoint at three villagers late last evening has sent a wave of terror among residents of the area. The looting incidents occurred within an hour.

Held with pistol, cartridges
Ludhiana, February 12
Sikandar Singh, alias Lalli, a resident of Mohalla Santokh Pura at Phillaur in Jalandhar district, was arrested by the Sadar police yesterday and booked under Sections 25,54 and 59 of the Arms Act. The police said today that the accused was arrested in the evening following recovery of a .12 bore pistol and five live cartridges from his possession.



Inter-college fest concludes

Ludhiana, February 12
A two-day inter-college cultural festival being organised at Khalsa College for Women concluded here today. Contests for music items including singing “vaar” and six fine arts contests, including life sketching, clay modelling, composition, still life painting, poster making and landscape were held today.

Students take part in on-the-spot painting competition at Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Students take part in on-the-spot painting competition at Khalsa College for Women

NCC girl cadets take ‘B’ certificate exam
Ludhiana, February 12
As many as 79 cadets of 3 Punjab Girls Bn, NCC Ludhiana, appeared for the ‘B’ certificate examinations held at the local Guru Nanak Girls College today. These cadets are from various institutions of Ludhiana district, namely GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar, Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, Swami Ganga Giri Janata Girls College, Raikot, Govt College for women, Ludhiana, Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, Master Tara Singh Memorial College, Ludhiana, Ramgarhia Girls College, Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana and SDP College, Ludhiana.

Students dressed in traditional attire at a competition organised at Government Polytechnic for Women
Students dressed in traditional attire at a competition organised at Government Polytechnic for Women in Ludhiana. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Keep pace with technology, says PTU VC
Mandi Gobindgarh,  February 12
Emphasis should be laid on imbibing a penchant for learning new things in order to keep pace with the changing technology, asserted Dr Y.S. Rajan Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar. He was speaking at the first convocation and prize distribution function of the Punjab Institute of Management and Technology (PIMT), Mandi Gobindgarh, today.

Polytechnic students put up exhibition
Ludhiana, February 12
The students of the Community Polytechnic wing, Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, organised an exhibition here yesterday.

PCTE bags top three MBA positions
Ludhiana, February 12
MBA students of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) have bagged the golden, silver and bronze medals by grabbing top three positions in the overall result of Punjab Technical University declared yesterday.


Candle exhibition with Valentine theme
Ludhiana, February 12
When it is Valentine, love is in the air. And it definitely is. That probably prompted Charu Malhotra, a young and upcoming designer and exotic candle-maker from Ludhiana, to choose love as the theme for her ‘candle exhibition’ under the name of her own brand, Visual Lite.

Charu Malhotra’s candles’ exhibition at Satluj Club, Ludhiana. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari
Charu Malhotra’s candles’ exhibition at Satluj Club


Gurpreet adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, February 12
Gurpreet Kaur, a student of BA-I, was declared best athlete in the annual athletics meet of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, here yesterday. Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Minister for Higher Education, Punjab, who was the chief guest inaugurated the meet and gave away prizes to winners.
An athlete in action and winners at the annual athletics meet of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana An athlete in action and winners at the annual athletics meet of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Sacred Heart athletics meet
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 12
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Jalalpur, organised its annual athletics meet at the school playground here today. The meet was declared open by Mr Joginder Pal Singla, MC chief, who appreciated the achievements of the school.

Akshay, Anil in badminton final
Ludhiana, February 12
Akshay Kumar defeated Jaskaran Singh and Anil Jaiswal outclassed Sachin Dua to settle for the title clash on the third day of the PAU Open Campus Badminton Tournament being held at the Prithipal Indoor Complex the Punjab Agricultural University here today. Akshay came out triumphant 15-5, 15-6, while Anil Jaiswal emerged winner, 15-5, 15-7.


8 pollution control board staff suspended
Ludhiana, February 12
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has suspended eight officials of the board here for dereliction of duty. Those suspended include an Executive Engineer, two Sub-Divisional Officers, clerks and a record keeper. XEN Kulwant Singh, SDO Gurmeet Singh, Mr Gurbakshish Gill, Mr Sukhbinder Singh, Mr Harnek Singh, Mr R.K. Bansal and Ms Balwinder Kaur are among the suspended.


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