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No FIR against Ikwinder’s in-laws
Ludhiana, February 17
The investigations into the Ikwinder Kaur murder case, that began, with a bang have ended in a whimper after the state police expressed its inability to lodge an FIR against a person residing abroad.

Impressive display of mallet skills by
Ludhiana, February 17
He is 86, yet the dexterity with which he performs with mallet can put a young man to shame. This “young-at-heart” man is Channan Singh of Bharowal Khurd village near here who has been the winner of mallet competitions in almost all rural sports of villages in the district. Showing eight types of tricks with mallets, Channan Singh does not need an introduction in rural areas in Ludhiana district.
Channan Singh with his mallets at a rural sports festival in Ludhiana. — A file photo
Channan Singh with his mallets at a rural sports festival


Abandoned newborn gets a home
Ludhiana, February 17
The infant girl, who was found deserted in a garbage dump in the Chander Nagar area has finally found a home. She has been adopted by a city-based childless couple. Their’s is an educated and well to do family. She has been named Kashish. The family, however, is not willing to be identified. They said they would bring her up like their own and would not disclose to their relatives that she was an adopted child.
Little Kashish recuperates at Toor Hospital
Little Kashish recuperates at Toor Hospital, Ludhiana, on Tuesday

Fastener units to close twice a week
Ludhiana, February 17
Apprehending imminent closure due to steep hike in the prices of steel, the fastener manufacturers in this industrial hub have decided to close their units for two days in a week and also to wear black badges on the working days. The industry representatives have claimed that a large number of units had already closed down and many others were about to close as a fall-out of the skyrocketing prices in raw material.

PAU students intensify stir
Ludhiana, February 17
Students of the College of Agriculture and College of Veterinary Science of Punjab Agricultural University are agitated over the failure of the Punjab Government in filling vacancies in the departments of agriculture and animal husbandry.

Drive against illegally-run vehicles
Ludhiana, February 17
The special drive launched by the District Transport Office to check the plying of illegal vehicles in the district has been a huge success. The department challaned tourist buses, Sumos, Qualis and overloaded trucks and realised a compounding fee of Rs 1.65 crore in the past three months.

Ludhiana city has two kinds of people — those who have money and flaunt it and those who have power and status and lose no chance to show it off. A common practice of the latter is to use their vehicles for announcing their identity.
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BSP charges NDA govt with misgovernance
Ludhiana, February 17
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), while charging the NDA government at the Centre with failure on all fronts, has questioned the justification of calling early elections to the Lok Sabha which, it feels, would put am unnecessary financial burden on the masses.

Members of the Jai Shiv Shakti Lok Kalyan Samiti take part in a procession on the eve of Shivaratri in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Party welcomes Bhim Singh's decision
Ludhiana, February 17
The local unit of the National Panthers Party has hailed the decision of Prof Bhim Singh to resign from the coordination committee of the Jammu and Kashmir coalition government to question the fairness of Parliamentary elections in the state.

Govt to hold more cultural festivals
Ludhiana, February 17
State Minister for Jails, Housing and Urban Development Malkiat Singh Birmi has stated that the state government has chalked out a comprehensive programme for the improvement of traditional culture and heritage in Punjab by organising divisional and district-level cultural festivals. He was addressing the first cultural function organised by the Malwa International Sabhyacharak Manch in memory of late Capt Parag Singh, a former sarpanch, at Hambran on Sunday evening. 

Rly loco staff threatens to intensify stir
Ludhiana, February 17
The loco staff of Northern Railway has threatened to intensify the agitation to press for the acceptance of their pending demands if the NR authorities continued with their evasive and indifferent attitude.



Accord priority to industry, says Johar
Ludhiana, February 17
Punjab Higher Education Minister Harnam Das Johar has asked the civil and police authorities to accord top priority to create a peaceful environment for the smooth functioning of the industry so that the entrepreneurs in this industrial town could continue to flourish.



Inter-college fine arts contest
Ludhiana, February 17
Students from five colleges participated in an inter-college fine arts contest held at Ramgarhia Girls College here yesterday. More than 50 students participated in events like still life, life drawing, landscape, composition, poster making and collage making. Mr Jagat Singh, president of the Ramgarhia Educational Council, was the chief guest.

Quiz, ad making contests held
Ludhiana, February 17
Over 1,000 students participated in quiz, advertisement designing and poster-making competitions held at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College here today. The quiz contest was based on questions pertaining to business and professional world.
Students of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College take part in written quiz competition held at the college on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Students of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College take part in written quiz competition held at the college

Fellowship for PAU scientist
Ludhiana, February 17
Dr H.S. Sehgal, senior scientist (fisheries) from the Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Punjab Agricultural University, has been awarded a fellowship and a gold medal by the Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences for his outstanding contribution to research and development in the field of fisheries and environment.


Paramjit Kaur is best athlete

Ludhiana, February 17
Paramjit Kaur of BA part I carried the day as she won as many as six titles and was declared the best athlete in the 61st annual athletics meet of the Government College for Women here today. Paramjit Kaur emerged victorious in 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 100 m hurdles and 1500 m race to earn the title.
Winners in jubilant mood after the prize distribution function of the annual athletics meet of the Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Winners in jubilant mood after the prize distribution function of the annual athletics meet of the Government College for Women in Ludhiana


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