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Girl held captive in Singapore
Makes SOS calls home, crying for return
Ludhiana, February 27
She had left the country in search of greener pastures two years ago. But she ended up sending SOS calls to her parents back home that she was being kept captive in Singapore and was desperate to return.

All roads lead to Latala
Latala (Kila Raipur), February 27
All roads in the district led to this little-known village that hosted the state-level convention to mark the completion of two years of the Congress government in power. Never have the residents from the dozen odd surrounding villages seen such a galaxy of political leaders.
Congress supporters hold a poster of Capt Amarinder Singh at a celebration in Latala village on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Congress supporters hold a poster of Capt Amarinder Singh at a celebration in Latala village


Interest on house tax arrears waived 
Ludhiana, February 27
Continuing with its policy of granting sops to the urban population, particularly the members of trade and industry, the Punjab Government has waived the interest accrued on house tax arrears as a one-time measure, provided the principal amount of arrears of the house tax was paid on or before March 31, 2004. Earlier, the government had allowed the urban local bodies (ULBs) to accept payment of arrears of water and sewerage charges without interest till February 29, 2004.


YC leader threatens fast over cop’s posting
Ludhiana, February 27
A youth Congress leader today threatened to stage fast unto death in front of the house of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, in Chandigarh if the state government did not revoke the orders of posting controversial policeman Shamsher Singh Guddu as SHO, Basti Jodhewal police station, here.

BSP all set to go it alone
Ludhiana, February 27
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is all set to contest elections on all 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state on its own. This was stated by the state president of the party, Mr Avtar Singh Karimpuri, while addressing a party workers’ meeting at Jaspal Bangar village. The meeting was called to remember five party workers, who were slain in 1992. However, he said, the party workers would abide by any decision of the party  leadership as regards any alliance with other  parties.

Badal misleading people, says SAD (A)
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 27
The Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) has been misleading people by organising ‘anti-repression rallies’ whereas it supported the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) to get it passed in Parliament, said Mr Ravinder Singh Khalsa, president of the youth wing of the SAD (Amritsar).

MC to continue fight against graft
Ludhiana, February 27
The Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Grewal, has reiterated his commitment to bring transparency in the day-to-day functioning of the Municipal Corporation and to continue the fight against corruption.

MC workers oppose octroi abolition
Ludhiana, February 27
The Municipal Workers Union and Municipal Safai Mazdoor Union, affiliated to the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh today organised a protest gate rally at the MC headquarters demanding the revival of the facility for recruitment on compassionate grounds for eligible family members of employees dying in service.

PAU guards harass sick woman
Ludhiana, February 27
Throwing sensitivity to the wind, security guards at Gate No 4, Punjab Agricultural University today allegedly harassed an aged and sick woman. They turned her away from the entry gates on the pretext of riding in a private vehicle. The woman was made to cover a long distance to reach her house. 

Fire destroys office records


Man held with 1 kg opium
Ludhiana, February 27
The Shimla Puri police yesterday nabbed a man hailing from Rajasthan with one kg of opium and booked him under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. In a statement here today, the police said the accused, who lives in Midda village of Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, was arrested from Barota Road in the locality yesterday.



CBSE introduces additional examiners
Ludhiana, February 27
Following a change in the evaluation system of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), new nodal supervisors for each subject have been appointed from various schools of the city.  As per the new system, each answersheet of Class X and XII students will be evaluated by three examiners in tandem to ensure that no error crept in while checking.

ABVP observes black day
Ludhiana, February 27
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) observed a black day today in protest against government policies on education. The local unit of the ABVP took out a motor-cycle rally in this regard. The rally started from Arya College for Boys.
The ABVP took out a motor cycle rally from Arya College on Friday in protest against government policies in Ludhiana. — Photo by IV
The ABVP took out a motor cycle rally from Arya College on Friday in protest against government policies

40 teams take part in inter-college festival
Ludhiana, February 27
Teams from 40 colleges participated in Ehsaas-2004, an inter-college cultural festival organised at the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) here today.

A participant paints symbols of various political parties in a face-painting competition at the Punjab College of Technical Education in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A participant paints symbols of various political parties in a face-painting competition at the Punjab College of Technical Education in Ludhiana

DMCH Principal nominated Senator
Ludhiana, February 27
Dr Daljit Singh, Principal of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and Professor, Department of Paediatrics, DMCH, has added to the glory of the institute as he has been nominated as a member of the Senate of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and a member of the faculty of Medical Sciences of the university.

School honours grandparents
Doraha, February 27
Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, celebrated the grandparents day here yesterday. Students from nursery to class II celebrated the function by performing various items on the stage. The tiny tots performed various dances and presented nursery rhymes on the stage. Various fun games were also organised for the children as well as their grandparents.


Manpreet, Amandeep excel
Ludhiana, February 27
Manpreet Singh, a student of final year (mechanical engineering), and Amandeep Kaur, a student of first year (information technology), clinched the titles in the 1,500 m and 400 m races on the opening day of the 44th annual athletics meet of the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here yesterday.


New SSP of Jagraon


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