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More cops served reversion notices
Affected officials to file PIL

Ludhiana, February 13
The Punjab Police has served show-cause notices to about 50 more cops holding different ranks, for reverting them to their original positions even as 40 cops served notices a few days ago, have decided to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court for staying their demotions.

NRI ‘choked’ by red tapism
Being ‘harassed’ to pay tax on sold land
Ludhiana, February 13
An NRI, who had come to India to sell his house in the city was shocked to find a notice of auction by Auction and Recovery Wing of Municipal Corporation for not paying water bills and sewerage tax of a part of house that he had sold eight years ago.

DMCH move to set up police station irks staff
Ludhiana, February 13

Resentment prevails among students and the faculty of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital over the decision of the Managing society to construct a police station in the premises of DMCH to “conduct medico-legal cases and post-mortems”.

RJD leader allegedly beaten up by police
Ludhiana, February 13

A leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) party today alleged that he and two women of Jamalpur were mercilessly beaten up by some cops led by an ASI last evening with sticks and blows when the residents were trying to stop an alleged land grab bid in the area. While Mr Sukhwinder Singh, secretary RJD was admitted to the Civil Hospital with injuries on his backbone due to the alleged beating up by the cops, the two women were discharged after first aid.

RJD secretary Sukhwinder Singh under treatment at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
RJD secretary Sukhwinder Singh under treatment at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana

3 eunuchs held for castration
Ludhiana, February 13
The Basti Jodhewal Police has booked six persons, including three eunuchs, for forcibly castrating a youth to make him a member of their group. The youth, Dilip (name changed), was allegedly picked up by the accused and was castrated after the accused made him unconscious.

Valentine fever on the rise
Ludhiana, February 13

For this Valentine Day, many florists have sprung up overnight mushrooming all over the city. The enterprising ones have put up tents and selling bright coloured flower arrangements and bouquets on all busy roads of the city. Earlier pandals were erected only during Divali or other major festivals to sell sweets but it is definitely a new sight to see multi-hued flowers being sold like this.

RED RULES: Shops in Ludhiana wear a festive look on the eve of Valentine’s Day. — A Tribune photograph
Shops in Ludhiana wear a festive look on the eve of Valentine’s Day

Red, pink dominate markets
If the dominance of red and pink colours at shopping malls and showrooms is any indication, then youngsters in the city have decided to express their emotions wearing these colours, this Valentine.

Who was this Valentine?
Every year in mid-February millions of people express romantic desire for each other by exchanging heart-shaped boxes of chocolate flowers and other gifts.

Parties galore on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day has gained a lot of importance in recent times. The party has to be planned so that the dress code, ambience, music, drinks, food all give out a whiff of romance. Red roses all the way in bouquets and on walls are welcome.

A dog not for Valentine
A CUTE little pup, with a ribbon around his neck, in a beautifully decorated basket. Your valentine going “Oohh soo Cute! at the very first sight of it.

Say it with red
Flowers: On Valentine’s, Day each expression can be best expressed with flowers and what can be better than red roses.

ABVP flays Valentine celebrations
Ludhiana, February 13
The ABVP has appealed to the SSP, to deal strictly with those persons who, under the garb of Valentine’s Day, pllute the culture. At a meeting held by the ABVP here today , the celebrations to be held for Valentine’s Day were condemned and a resolution was passed in this regard.


No Indian idol but city idol certainly
Ludhiana, February 13
Ravinder Ravi, the local singer, who had made it the last five of the Indian Idol contest on the Sony Entertainment, seems to have already become a Ludhiana idol. On an average Ravi attends a couple of receptions every day in the city, which is, otherwise known only for worshiping the rising sun.

651 widows given ration
Ludhiana, February 13
Shree Gyan Sthal Mandir, Subhani Building chowk, organised the 90th widow ration/pension distribution function here today. It was presided over by Municipal Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sharma. As many as 651 needy women and widows were given free ration.

Jawan’s cremation today
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 13
Body of Inderjit Singh, a BSF jawan of nearby Sudhar village who had died along with five others when an avalanche had hit their post near Line of Control in the Kupwara sector on February 11, will be brought to his native village on Tuesday, revealed the sources in the administration.

Shopkeepers protest against parking fee
Khanna, February 13
Shopkeepers of Guru Amar Dass Market held a protest rally yesterday in protest against the parking fee. The shopkeepers were demanding the removal of rehires parked by the contractors in the market.

Rs 4.5 lakh for tsunami hit
Ludhiana, February 13
Arya Samaj Model Town, Ludhiana, has contributed Rs 4.25 lakh to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for the tsunami victims. The amount was collected by the samaj and the affiliated educational institutions for the tsunami victims under the leadership of the president of the samaj, Mr Satyanand Munjal.


Congress councillor, kin booked
Ludhiana, February 13
The Model Town police today booked a Municipal Councillor of the Congress, his brother and father for rioting, criminal trespass and theft in a land dispute case in Dugri today evening.


Traders firm on ‘bandh’ against VAT on February 21
Ludhiana, February 13
The Akhil Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal and several other trader bodies have firmly resolved to observe a nation-wide bandh on February 21 to express against the government decision to push introduction of value added tax (VAT) in Punjab and many other states from April 1 this year.

Chemists resent govt move to regulate trade
Ludhiana, February 13
The Co-ordination Committee of District Retail Chemists Association, flayed the government decision to bring a large number of medicines in the ‘banned’ list.



Frame guidelines on theses: docs panel 
Ludhiana, February 13
A high-level inquiry committee of medical teachers has questioned the data which formed a part of thesis for postgraduate degree in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here besides emphasising the need for framing comprehensive guidelines to remove the discrepancies in maintaining the record of work for PG theses in future.

300 get degrees at GNIMT
Ludhiana, February 13
The annual convocation and prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, was held here today.

Students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujjarkhan Campus, at their annual convocation and prize distribution function in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujjarkhan Campus, at their annual convocation and prize distribution function in Ludhiana on Sunday

Induction meeting of IGNOU held
Ludhiana, February 13
The induction meeting of IGNOU Speical Study Centre — 2210-D, Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana, was held today. Wg Cdr Paramjeet Singh Sibia, Chairman, Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, presided over the function.

Maths day celebrated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 13
The Ramanujam Maths Society of the Guru Hargobind Khalsa College of Education, Sudhar, celebrated math day on the college campus yesterday.


Students produced before SDM in kidnapping case
Khanna, February 13
Kidnapping case of a college girl took a new turn today when the police produced three students of AS College before the SDM, Mr Jaspal Mittal, on the charges under Section 107/51 of the IPC.


Antarpreet to take on Amit for title clash
Ludhiana, February 13
Antarpreet Singh advanced into the final of the boy’s singles (U-10 years) as well as securing berth in the semi-finals (doubles U-13 years) on the second day of the Ludhiana District Sub Junior Badminton Championship being held at the Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Sports Complex, here today.

Young players during a semifinal match on the second day of the District Sub-Junior Badminton Championship Young players during a semifinal match on the second day of the District Sub-Junior Badminton Championship
Young players during a semifinal match on the second day of the District Sub-Junior Badminton Championship, in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photos by Sayeed Ahmed

Unique Club record 3-wkt win
Ludhiana, February 13
Powered by Sonu’s 34 and Sumeet’s unbeaten knock of 26 runs the Unique Club of Ludhiana recorded win by three wickets over the Goldy Club of Faridkot in the inugural match of the first Girdhari Lal Sharma and Dharam Raj Memorial Cricket Tournament being played at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Cricket Academy ground, Balloke village near Haibowal Khurd here today.


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