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Deserted girl seeks justice
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
A daughter of a Backward Class family of Rattan village was allegedly “exploited” by a youth of Rurka village. The youth on the pretext of marrying her got her pregnant.

Firm dupes TV serial contestant
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
Neena Sharma of the local Subhash Nagar Colony failed to understand as to how a fictitious firm of Rajasthan got a self-addressed inland letter, which she had despatched to the organisers of a popular TV serial.

Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Id-ul-Azha in Ludhiana on Friday Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Id-ul-Azha in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


Id celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, January 21
Traditional brotherhood marked Id celebrations here today. Leaders of various political parties and members of different communities descended thronged Jama Masjid in Field Ganj to greet their Muslim brethren.

Industrialists meet Planning Commission Dy Chairman
Ludhiana, January 21
Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia has agreed to raise the investment limit of small scale sector from Rs 1 crore to Rs 5 crore to enable industry undertake modernisation of the units.

5 held on charge of graft
Ludhiana, January 21
Five employees of the Municipal Corporation and the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) were nabbed by the Vigilance Bureau for corruption in two different cases.


A person sells toy snakes at a crossing near Bhaiwala Chowk in Ludhiana
A person sells toy snakes at a crossing near Bhaiwala Chowk in Ludhiana. — Photo by IV

PUDA employees plan agitation
Ludhiana, January 21
The PUDA Workers Union has called upon the authorities to accept their long-pending demands. A meeting of the union, held here today under the presidentship of Mr Lal Chand, district president, Class IV Government Employees Union, demanded grant of conveyance allowance to Class III and IV employees on a par with junior engineers, introduction of pension scheme, promotion policy on the basis of category, qualification and seniority, restoration of 25 per cent house rent allowance, regularisation of services of ad hoc employees, end of contractual labour system and formulation of a scheme for the allotment of plots to employees.

Badal greets Muslims on Id
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
Shiromani Akali Dal Chief and former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has called upon all sections of the society to adopt secularism for peace on the state. He was addressing people at the residence of Mr Nadim Ahmed Khan a party leader and discendant of Nawab Sher Mohammad Khan who had disagreed with the decision of Nawab Wazir Khan to wall in alive two younger Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh at Sirhind 300 years ago. Mr Badal was here to greet Muslims of Malerkotla and nearby areas.

Conference on traditional business from Feb 26
Ludhiana, January 21
The Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA) that was formed last year with over 300 active members from all over the state aims to provide regular interaction and professional excellence among its members. A three-day international conference on “Transforming Traditional Business” will be organised by the PCMA in which delegates from Punjab University, Lahore (Pakistan), would participate. The conference will commence on February 26.

Tributes paid to Manto
Ludhiana, January 21
Tributes were paid to eminent writer Sadaat Hassan Manto on his 50th death anniversary here today. Speakers recalled his contribution to the Urdu literature. They pointed out that despite the tragedy of the Partition, Manto remained committed to secular and humanistic values. The function was organised by the PAU Sahit Sabha at Punjab Agricultural University.

A freedom fighter, engineer and poet
D.V. Saharan Ludhiana, January 21
As Shelly said: “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought”, D.V. Saharan, an amateur Urdu poet, tries to sing the melancholy of life in the sweetest melody. Saharan, 85, has written a collection of poems in Urdu, recounting his experiences in life which have mostly remained bitter. 
                                         D.V. Saharan

Railway employees stage protest
Ludhiana, January 21
Raising various demands, including action against employees who observed strike from January 12 to 14, all five branches of the Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union held a demonstration here today. Union members demanded action against employees who observed the strike.

Members of the Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union demonstrate in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union demonstrate in Ludhiana on Friday

Traders block traffic

Ludhiana, January 21

Traders of the Feroze Gandhi Market today blocked traffic on the Pakhowal Road after an altercation with some attendants parking contractors. Traders were demanding that the parking charges should not be collected from their customers, the contractors claimed that they were authorised to collect the same.

Traders block traffic in Ludhiana on Friday.

Traders block traffic in Ludhiana on Friday


2 motor cycle thieves held
Ludhiana, January 21
The Sahnewal Police has busted a gang involved in stealing vehicles and selling them. The SSP Ludhiana informed that Amandeep Singh alias Mintu and Swaran Singh of Chamkaur Sahib were arrested with stolen motor cycles by the SHO of Sahnewal Police Station Gurpreet Singh.


VAT to replace sales tax
Ludhiana, January 21
The Value-Added Tax (VAT) is a replacement of the Sales Tax. That the Sales Tax would continue even after VAT comes into place is only a misconception, said Mr D.K. Verma, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, in a lecture on VAT at an awareness programme here today.

Traders oppose VAT
Ludhiana, January 21
Led by the Akal Market Shopkeepers Association, traders today held a demonstration against value added tax (VAT) and burnt an effigy of government in Chaura Bazar here today.

Industry ‘divided’ on service tax
Ludhiana, January 21
Even as a score of industrial associations have given a call to the local industry to hoist black flags atop their respective units on January 25 and stage a dharna at the Central Excise Office here on January 27 in protest against imposition of service tax, a few industrialists have got their units registered with the tax authorities.

Simplify VAT provisions, says PCMA
Ludhiana, January 21
Considering the Indian industrial environment, VAT provisions need to be simplified and made industry-friendly, this was stated by members of the Punjab Commerce and Management Association.

Industry flays reduction in duty drawback rates
Ludhiana, January 21
While condemning the government’s decision to reduce duty drawback rates on bicycle parts, the Engineering Exporters Association of India said today that the decision would result in a major setback for the industry that was already reeling under recessionary conditions due to increased steel prices and strengthening of rupees vis-à-vis US dollar in recent months.

Delegation of small industry meets Tiwari
Ludhiana, January 21
A deputation of the Tiny and Small Industries of India met Mr Manish Tiwari, secretary, AICC, and apprised him of the “adverse impact of service tax under Clause (f) of Section 2 of the Central Excise Act.



Prestigious fellowship for PAU soil chemist
Ludhiana, January 21
Dr Mukand Singh Brar, Senior Soil Chemist, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been awarded a fellowship by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 

From Schools and Colleges
Students updated on career choices

Ludhiana, January 21
A career exhibition and conference was organised by the District Employment Exchange in Girls Public Senior Secondary School, Muradpura, recently. The programme was organised with the help of the Satnam Sarb Kalyan Trust.


Fake-degree racket: police remand for suspects
Ludhiana, January 21
The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr G.C. Garg, has remanded two persons who were allegedly involved in the fake-degree racket in police custody for two days.

Gupta is New Courts Bar Association chief
Ludhiana, January 21
Mr Rajinder Gupta was today elected President of the New Courts Bar Association, in the elections held here. He defeated his rival candidate by 13 votes.


5-year-old to sing in Delhi
Ludhiana, January 21
Sunaina, a five-year-old girl, is all set to mesmerise the music lovers of Delhi with her melodious voice. Perhaps the youngest in the category, Sunaina would be competing with other budding singers for the national-level auditions on February 5 in Delhi. The event will be organised by the Sangam Kala Group, in the memory of Master Madan.


Dental camp organised at Aitiana village
Ludhiana, January 21
The Aagaz Charitable Foundation, an NGO, working for the cause of weaker sections, organised a free dental check-up and treatment camp today in collaboration with Christian Dental College and Hospital in Aitiana village, near Mullanpur. The foundation has adopted this village for welfare activities.


Prabhdeep wins gold in athletics meet
Ludhiana, January 21
Prabhdeep Singh, student of BA III romped home victorious in the 5,000 m race, while Kanwaljit Kaur of MA II (Economics) won a gold medal in the long jump event on the opening day of the annual athletics meet of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Subhash Nagar, Daresi Road, here today. In the third event (shot put), Anita Grover of MA I (Economics) won a gold medal.

Hockey players selected for national meet
Ludhiana, January 21
Sixteen hockey players have been shortlisted to take part in the 16th K.D. Singh Babu Memorial Invitation Prize Money Hockey Tournament (sub-junior boys) scheduled to be held in Lucknow from January 23 to February 2.

Girls perform during the cultural programme of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana Kulbir Kaur adjudged fastest runner

Girls perform during the cultural programme of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Friday. — Photo by I.V.

Bhavjot wins gold in athletics meet
Ludhiana, January 21
The tiny tots of the local Love Dale Montessory, Sarabha Nagar, took part in fun games during the annual athletics meet of the school held today. The kids were enthusiastic while competing with each other.

Children of Love Dale School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, participate in sports events on Friday. — Photo by I.V
Children of Love Dale School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, participate in sports events on Friday. — Photo by I.VChildren of Love Dale School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, participate in sports events on Friday.


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