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Four arrested in couple murder case
Girl’s father pleads innocence

Ludhiana, January 11
Four relatives of the deceased woman in the alleged honour killing case of a couple have been arrested by the city police, which seems convinced about the theory that the couple was killed for daring to marry outside their caste.

100 students, no teacher
Bhaini Darerran (Ludhiana), January 11
A government-run primary school having more than 100 students, mostly belonging to poor families in this village, is functioning without a teacher while the Education Department is a mute spectator.

Students of Government Primary School at Bhaini Darerran village Students of Government Primary School at Bhaini Darerran village. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma





Acute shortage of urea
Ludhiana, January 11
There is acute shortage of urea in and around Ludhiana. Farmers are learnt to be buying urea on the black as the dealers have allegedly started hoarding stocks.

Providential escape for 8-year-old boy
Ludhiana, January 11
When he went to the top of the four-storeyed building near the Police Lines on Sunday to fly a kite, Jaskaran (8), son of head constable Harwinder Singh did not know what fate had in store for him.

Body of missing postman found
Ludhiana, January 11
The body of a middle-aged postman, missing since last evening from Chak Sarwan Nath village, was found from the village pond today.

No sport is as popular as cricket in the country. Ludhianvis are no exception in this regard. However, the absence of grounds or open spaces is forcing them to play in the parking lots, rooftops or even markets.


Two tsunami-hit villages adopted
Ludhiana, January 11
Coming to the aid of the tsunami-hit people, the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle here has adopted two villages in Tamil Nadu. Dr Charan Kamal Singh, chief secretary of the organisation, said that they had set up a calamity relief fund for collecting donations for the tsunami-affected people.

Call for gender equality at Lohri Mela
Ludhiana, January 11
The 12th Lohri Mela, which concluded here today, ended with an appeal to people to accept and adopt the female child. The mela was organised by the Malwa Sabyacharak Manch in the open theatre at the Punjabi Bhawan here for two days. Thousands of people participated in the mela and resolved to spread the message of gender equality in socity. Amidst fun and frolic a two-minute silence was also observed in the memory of those killed by tsunami across Asia.
Artistes of the Punjabi Cultural Promotion Council present a play focusing on the plight of women during the Lohri celebrations, organised by the Malwa Sabyacharak Manch in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Artistes of the Punjabi Cultural Promotion Council present a play focusing on the plight of women during the Lohri celebrations, organised by the Malwa Sabyacharak Manch in Ludhiana on Tuesday

Lawyers celebrate Lohri
Ludhiana, January 11
Lohri atmosphere prevailed in the courts premises. Interacting in an informal manner, the members of judiciary and lawyers shared jokes and recited couplets on the occasion.

Completion of bus stand sought
Jagraon, January 11
The construction work for a bus stand here started on September 8, 2000. The work was to be completed by March 31,2002 by PUDA in 4.13 acres at a budget of Rs 342 lakh. However, the work remains incomplete as only 75 per cent of the building is completed and an amount of Rs 218 lakh has been spent so far.

Aggarwal Sammelan felicitates LIT chairman
Ludhiana, January 11
The newly appointed Chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, Wg Cdr Paramjit Singh Sibia, said the LIT would formulate development policies keeping in view the needs of the city population.

Mr Paramjit Singh Sibia, Chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, at a felicitation function organised by the Punjab Pradesh Aggarwal Sammelan in Ludhiana on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
Mr Paramjit Singh Sibia, Chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, at a felicitation function organised by the Punjab Pradesh Aggarwal Sammelan in Ludhiana on Monday

‘Bir’, Palki Sahib destroyed in fire
Khamano, January 11
A “Bir” of Guru Granth Sahib and a Palki Sahib were destroyed, in a fire at Gurdwara Sahib Shree Ravidas Sahib in ward no. 7 here. According to information, on Gurpurb some children noticed smoke coming out from the gurdwara.

LIC to observe Jan as claims clearance month
Ludhiana, January 11
The Life Insurance Corporation of India will observe January as claims clearance month. During this month, the corporation will create special help desks at all branch offices and divisional offices to guide the claimants in completing their claim requirements.


Agriculture needs value addition for better sustainability: Aulakh
Ludhiana, January 11
Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of the Punjab Agricultural University, has emphasised the need for value addition in agricultural products to ensure long-term sustainability. Speaking at a workshop on food processing for the diversification of agriculture and rural employment here today, Dr Aulakh highlighted the need for better coordination between the “institution and the industry”.
PAU Vice-Chancellor K. S. Aulakh and former  Vice-Chancellor G. S. Kalkat at a workshop in  Ludhiana on Tuesday
PAU Vice-Chancellor K. S. Aulakh and former  Vice-Chancellor G. S. Kalkat at a workshop in  Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


From Colleges 
GNIMT students excel

Ludhiana, January 11
Students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, brought laurels to the institute by excelling in MCA examination conducted by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. Two students of the GNIMT bagged merit positions in the MCA (semester IV) examination which were conducted in May, 2004.

PAU teachers condemn misleading statements
Ludhiana, January 11
The PAU Teachers Association has condemned the slander campaign allegedly launched by the PAU Teachers and Employees Joint Action Committee against the university.


Life term for killing taxi driver
Ludhiana, January 11
The Sessions Judge, Mr Harbans Lal, has sentenced Gurshinder Singh of Balewal village, Sangrur, to undergo life imprisonment in a murder case. He was facing the charge of killing a taxi driver, Nirmal Singh of Kali Market, Amritsar.



Dal demands rise in medical allowance 
Ludhiana, January 11
The state committee of the Punjab Karamchari Dal, while castigating the state government for adopting anti-employee policies and remaining indifferent to the genuine demands of the employees, has asked it to consider the pending issues sympathetically to avoid any confrontation.


City to host National Football League Championship
Ludhiana, January 11
The local Guru Nanak Stadium will play host to the 9th edition of the ONGC National Football League Championship, which commences on January 12 at different venues in the country. The premier soccer outfit of Punjab, Jagatjit Cotton Textiles Mills, Phagwara, will play their eleventh home matches here at the stadium ground.

MC Club register win
Ludhiana, January 11
Municipal Corporation Club defeated Unique Club by 38 runs in the ongoing cricket tournament being played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys ground here today.


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