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Compressed air tank explodes

Service station owner killed
Ludhiana, February 14
One person was killed and another injured when a tank storing compressed air used for cleaning interiors of vehicles exploded in a workshop near Basti Jodhewal police station today.

A view of the place where a blast killed a service centre owner in Ludhiana on Monday.
A view of the place where a blast killed a service centre owner in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Lovebirds ignore threats, celebrate Valentine’s Day
Ludhiana, February 14

Love was in the air today. Lively atmosphere was witnessed in the city markets, pubs, hotels, coffee shops, book cafes with ‘lovebirds’ chirping all around.

Youngsters celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Monday.
Youngsters celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed



Shiv Sena activists burn Valentine’s Day cards in Ludhiana on Monday.
Shiv Sena activists burn Valentine’s Day cards in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Sayeed Ahmed

BSP chief gets bail in defamation case
Ludhiana, February 14
The state unit chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Mr Avtar Singh Karimpuri, was today granted bail by a city court, in a defamation case. The Judicial Magistrate, Mr Sangeet Pal Singh, had passed the orders in a case filed by former SHO of the Sadar Police Station, Joginder Singh.

Malhotra elected Municipal Council president
Jagraon, February 14
Mr Raju Malhotra was elected as President of the Municipal Council Jagraon today, in a dramatic scenario, will securing 13 votes including that of local sitting MLA out of total 20.

TN resident dies in mysterious circumstances
Ludhiana, February 14
Mystery shrouds the death of a resident of Tamil Nadu, who was found dead in a room of Classic Hotel near Subhani building, today morning.

Theft in gurdwara, post office
Ludhiana, February 14
Burglars broke into a post office and a religious place in Block-J of Bhai Randhir Singh nagar last night and decamped with over Rs 50,000 cash and valuables.


Duplicate, unsafe match-sticks on sale
Ludhiana, February 14
Spending your hard-earned money in city markets might not essentially fetch you genuine, real value products. In fact even if you think you are aware enough, you might be taken for a ride as duplicate products too come in a wide variety.

Cong will win Ajnala seat, claims Birmi
Ludhiana, February 14
Chief Parliamentary Secretary (Jails) Malkiat Singh Birmi has asserted that the Congress will win the Ajnala byelection as all sections of the society are benefiting from the policies of the government.

Heart matters, not distance
Ludhiana, February 14
Geographical locations do not essentially mean distance, especially when it comes to matters of heart. At least this is what couples staying at different places conveyed on the day of love, the Valentine’s Day.

Cultural mela in Beant’s memory
Doraha, February 14
A cultural mela was organised by the Social Welfare Club, here in the memory of former Chief Minister, Beant Singh.

Idols immersed in Sutlej
Ludhiana, February 14
Hundreds of idols of Goddess Saraswati, were immersed in the River Sutlej today. Hundreds of people, most of them from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh took out a long procession heading towards River Sutlej for the immersion.

Antakshri held
Ludhiana, February 14
Jaycees Dhoom Antakshri was held yesterday. It was compered by Mrs Neelam Khosla . She has been given the state award for contribution to singing, and is the winner of many TV musical shows of Punjab. This musical bonanza was organised by Ludhiana Central Jaycees at a city hotel.


50 kg of poppy husk seized, 2 held
Jagraon, February 14
The police have seized 50 kg of poppy husk and arrested two persons.

Two bodies found
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 14
A post-mortem examination on two bodies was conducted in the local Civil Hospital here today. Two bodies aged between 30 and 40 years were found yesterday at the Focal Point at a plot at Mandi Gobindgarh. Mr D.S. Rana, DSP, Amloh, Mr Surinderpal Singh, DSP (HQ), Fatehgarh Sahib and Mr Harbans Singh, SHO, reached the place of incident.



Villagers protest against pollution by rice mill
Ludhiana, February 14
Following complaint of villagers of five villages near Mullanpur Dakha, District Magistrate, Anurag Verma today directed the Executive Engineer of Punjab Pollution Control Board, (PPCB), to take action against a rice treatment mill in Mandiani village.

Early-sown wheat hit by hailstorm
Ludhiana, February 14
Putting up a strong case for the timely sowing of wheat, scientists at the Punjab Agricultural University, here said that the worst hit during the hail storm of January 27 was the early sown variety only.


Hamara School
This school focuses on moral values and tradition
GREEN Land Senior Secondary Public School, Ludhiana, is a day boarding institution affiliated to the CBSE, and run by the Sant Kirpal Vidyak Mission (regd). The school was founded by Mr Rajesh Rudhra, who is at present the Chairman-cum-Director of the school. The school has a strength of 3100 students and 120 staff members headed by the Principal, Ms Baldeep Pandher.
A view of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School
A view of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School 

Children present dance, songs

Ludhiana, February 14
Love Dale Montessori faculty offered a day of fun and frolic to the children by organising a dance competition in the school here today. Children danced away in colourful costumes and danced to glory on all popular numbers from the top 10 albums like Dhoom, Masti, It was the time to disco to the lilting tunes of music.

Students of Small Wonders Nursery School participate in fancy dress competition in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photo

Students of Small Wonders Nursery School participate in fancy dress competition in Ludhiana on Monday.

Neeraj Rani Neeraj Rani wins young scientist award
Ludhiana, February 14
Neeraj Rani, a student of M.Sc. (Chemistry), Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, PAU, has won the Young Scientist Award in the Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences section at the eight Punjab Science Congress held at Punjabi University, Patiala.

Neeraj Rani

School celebrates foundation day
Machhiwara, February 14
Garden Valley International School Bhattian observed its first foundation day today by celebrating birth anniversary of Satguru Ram Singh ji.

Kids’ kavi darbar held
Ludhiana, February 14
Bhai Manjh Sewak Jatha organised a kids kavi darbar (poetical symposium) dedicated to the memory of martyrdom of sahibzadas at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Model Gram, here today.

Freshers’ party organised
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 14
Students of Batch 2003-2004 of Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital organised a fresher party for their juniors in the college complex on Monday. Function was inaugurated by Dr R.C. Jain Principal of the college. Dr Zora Singh Chairman of Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes was the Chief Guest.



Health Department, MC lock horns over test reports
Contamination of testing equipment alleged
Ludhiana, February 14
The District Health Department and the local Municipal Corporation have locked horns over the claims by the former that unhygienic water was the cause of outbreak of gastric diseases in Karamsar and Santar colony a few days ago.


Trials for state games on February 16
Ludhiana, February 14
Trials to select Ludhiana teams for the forthcoming Open Punjab State Games for Women slated to be held at Jalandhar from February 23 to 26 will be conducted at different venues here on February 16.

Antarpreet wins title in badminton
Ludhiana, February 14
Antarpreet Singh breezed through Amit Bhasin to win the title in the boys singles (U-10 years) on the penultimate day of the Ludhiana District Sub Junior Badminton Championship being held at the Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today. In the final, Amit Bhasin failed to match with his opponent, Antarpreet Singh. Antarpreet Singh, student of class V of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, won the verdict quite easily in straight sets 15-2 and 15-4.

PAU athletics meet
Ludhiana, February 14
The 39th annual athletic meet of the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, will be held on February 17 on the university premises, according to Dr Darshan Singh, Director, Students Welfare, PAU.


Water samples’ failure: DC for strict action
Ludhiana, February 14
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate, Mr Anurag Verma, said that he would write to the Municipal Commissioner to fix responsibility and take strict action against erring officials in the epidemic outbreak case.

280 challaned for not wearing helmets
Ludhiana, February 14
As many as 280 persons, including some girls, were today challaned at a special naka put up by the city traffic police to check rowdyism on the Valentine Day today. The SP, Traffic, Mr Gurdial Singh, said that the offenders were challaned for helmetless and triple riding. TNS

School bus driver challaned
Ludhiana, February 14
A team of the District Transport Office today issued a challan to a bus driver of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) for not having proper documents for running the vehicle.


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