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12 colonisers booked for illegal sale of land
Ludhiana, February 6
Taking action against 12 local colonisers for developing colonies without permission from the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, the city police has booked the owners of Vikas House Building Private Limited and a local councillor following complaints by PUDA officials.

Woman taken for dead, returns from pyre
Ludhiana, February 6
The alert staff of a cremation ground in Sunet here prevented a group of Nepali labourers from burning alive a 50-year-old Nepali woman presuming that she was dead. The woman was in a coma.

Parks a haven for gamblers, criminals
Gamblers at a public park in the Urban Estate in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, February 6
Most of the city’s parks are being used by gamblers and shady characters. 

Gamblers at a public park in the Urban Estate in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph


Police shielding groom, alleges complainant
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 6
Residents of Ber Kalan village of Ludhiana district have accused the Malaudh police of shielding a groom and his relatives who had allegedly humiliated and manhandled the family of the bride of their village on Friday. The groom’s family had returned without the bride as her parents had shown “inability to give a car in the dowry”.

Going gets tough for pedestrians
Doraha, February 6
Pedestrians at the local bus stand are facing a tough with the ever-increasing number of vehicles on the national highway and the inappropriate gaps in between iron railing fixed on the divider for the "convenience" of the public.


Club to honour Ravinder Ravi
Ludhiana, February 6
The local Sutlej Club has decided to honour Ravinder Ravi, a singer who brought laurels to the district by capturing a position in the top five at the popular Indian Idol contest being telecast on Sony TV.

Plea to raise income tax exemption limit
Ludhiana, February 6
The Indian National Bank Employees Congress (INBEC), the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), the Labour and Employment wing of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and the National Organisation of Government Employees (NOGE), have urged the Union Government to raise the income tax exemption limit from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh.

He finds poetry in daily life
Gursharan Singh Narula Ludhiana, February 6
Gursharan Singh Narula has brought out his second collection of Punjabi poems titled ‘Kaise Mausam Aaye’ in less than two years. His earlier collection of poems ‘Thori Dhupp Thori Chhan’ was wedl received. The latter collection reveals him as a poet of common life. He does not use any far-fetched images or laboured phraseology; he finds poetry in daily life and poetic idiom in ordinary language. He only gives a subtle touch of satire to his feelings and thoughts that he expresses through his poems. ‘Eh kutta mera paltoo hai;’ ‘Kar tez rafter hai;’ ‘Tun ki inqlab liyaven ga’, come under this category.

Local poet invited to US symposium
Ludhiana, February 6
For Ruchit Kaplish, an amateur English poet, there couldn’t have been a greater acknowledgment than being invited to the poetic symposium to be held at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

A pair of peacocks at the Tiger Safari in Ludhiana on a cloudy Sunday.
A pair of peacocks at the Tiger Safari in Ludhiana on a cloudy Sunday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Declare Shivratri a holiday, demand Hindu organisations
Ludhiana, February 6
Various religious and social organisations belonging to the Hindu community have resented the decision of the Panjab Government to delete Shivratri from the list of state’s gazetted holidays. And if the current mood of these organisations is any indication, Captain Amrinder Singh might have to restore this  holiday.

Bhattal hits out at Jagmeet Brar
Ludhiana, February 6
The Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, yesterday criticised senior PCC leader and former Faridkot MP Jagmeet Singh Brar for presenting a wrong picture of the situation in the state.

Morcha activists burn govt’s effigy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 6
Activists of the Bhartiya Yuva Morcha burnt an effigy of the state government and the Local Government Department in protest against the alleged neglect of the basic needs of the citizens.

Kirtan darbar at Shivpuri
Ludhiana, February 6
Baba Namdev Sewak Society organised a three-day kirtan darbar which concluded in Shivpuri here today. The akhand path was followed by a melodious kirtan performed by Bhai Amrik Singh, Jagjit Singh, Chandan Singh, Acchar Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Manjit Singh.

Shopkeepers fight for ownership
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 6
Some shopkeepers of Raikot have been shuttling between various offices in Chandigarh and Ludhiana to get legal rights of ownership of the shops they had "purchased" from the municipal council about four years ago.

Industrial workers continue stir
Ludhiana, February 6
Workers of Riat Machine Tools factory continued their fortnight-long agitation by holding demonstration and dharna to press the demand for the reinstatement of sacked workers, payment of unpaid salary for two months and the grant of other service benefits here today.



Plan to check tax evasion on goods’ transportation
Ludhiana, February 6
The Department of Central Excise has chalked out an elaborate plan to make transport companies and eligible business enterprises get themselves registered for the payment of service tax on transport of goods by road. The tax was levied from January 1.



From Schools
Students give farewell parties to seniors
Ludhiana, February 6
Students of Classes IX and XI of Jain Public Senior Secondary School, Benjamin Road, Ludhiana, organised farewell parties for students of Classes X and XII. While Class IX students treated their seniors today, the Class XI students did the same for their seniors yesterday.

Models exhibited in school
The model of a volcano on display at Greenland Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, February 6
An exhibition on social science was organised at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School here. Mr Ajmer Singh, ADC, Ludhiana, was the chief guest. The centre of attraction was a mock Parliament and proceedings of the Supreme Court presented by students. 

The model of a volcano on display at Greenland Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph


BVM judokas dominate
Ludhiana, February 6
Judokas in action during the District Judo Championship that concluded at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex Judokas of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir dominated the Ludhiana District Judo Championship which concluded at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today. Vaishali(below 35 kg), Meenu (below 48 kg, 50 kg and open category), Nidhi(below 44 kg) and Manjit Kaur(below 48 kg) proved won gold medals.

Judokas in action during the District Judo Championship that concluded at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex in Ludhiana on Sunday. —  A Tribune photograph

Harvinder Alamgir wins Punjab Kesari title
Ludhiana, February 6
Braving chilly weather, a large number of ruralities turned out to witness the much awaited the wrestling bout for the title ‘Punjab Kesari’ held on the opening day of the 19th Annual Sports Festival at village Jarkhar, about 15 km from here yesterday.

BBF XI, Jai Bhawani XI begin with wins
Ludhiana, February 6
The Bharat Box Factory XI and the Jai Bhawani XI made a winning start, registering comfortable victories in the 12th Veera Devi and 2nd Madan Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by the FTI Club at Bhambian Kalan ground here today. The BBF XI beat the Unique Club by 43 runs while the Jai Bhawani XI scored 6-wicket win over Ramgarhia XI.

MC XI wins by 94 runs
Ludhiana, February 6
A fine all round performance by Harmit Batra ( 46 not out and 4 for 20) and an equally useful batting by Anil Singla ( 86 not out) helped the MC XI to record an emphatic 94 runs win over the United Club at the ongoing cricket tournament at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys here today.

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