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Five arrested for stealing vehicles
Ludhiana, March 1
The police has arrested five members of an inter-state gang of vehicle thieves. Five cars stolen from Chandigarh, Patiala, Panchkula and Ludhiana in the past six months were recovered from them.
Five accused of stealing cars in custody of the Ludhiana police on Tuesday
Five accused of stealing cars in custody of the Ludhiana police on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Kolkata police raids house, seizes dowry articles
Ludhiana, March 1
The Kolkata police today raided a house in Civil Lines area near Arya College and seized dowry items from the possession of Aggarwal family in the infamous Chandni dowry case here today. The girl, Chandni Bansal, a resident of Kolkata had committed suicide in that city two years ago after allegedly suffering mental and physical torture at the hands of her in-laws here.


Acquitted after 11 years of trial for stealing sweater
Ludhiana, March 1
After facing a trial for 11 years on the charge of stealing a woollen jersey worth Rs 100 from a railway platform, a railway employee — superannuated two months ago — was acquitted by a local court.

Students take part in a contest held during a farewell party organised at Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana on Tuesday
BEAUTY QUEENS ALL: Students take part in a contest held during a farewell party organised at Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Tourism industry ignored in Budget, says Nanda
Ludhiana, March 1
The Ludhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers Association criticised the Budget 2005-06 and said the Finance Minister had not done anything for the small scale industry sector. 

DMCH staff body for talks with management
Ludhiana, March 1
The ad hoc committee of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) Employees Union has called upon the managing committee of the institution to initiate dialogue with the employees across the table to diffuse tension prevailing in the organisation.

HC warrant officer raids police station, gets 2 freed
Ludhiana, March 1
A warrant officer of the Punjab and Haryana High Court got freed two city residents detained by the police here at Basti Jodhewal police station at midnight last. Manoj and Lallu Prasad were allegedly being questioned in the police station when a warrant officer raided it on the complaint of a local scrap dealer, Satnam Singh.

What is in a name? Too much. At least if the name is Dharmendra. The leaders of the Bharatiya Yuva Janata Morcha weaved the magic of the name to pull the crowds for their rallyon Sunday.


CM unhappy with ADGP over Waqf Board issue
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 1
The Chief Minister Punjab has reacted sharply to the reported representation of some members of the Punjab Waqf Board led by a senior police officer and a member of the board against his decision to cancel the meeting called to remove chairperson of the board.

Couples prefer male child for adoption
Ludhiana, March 1
Girls, it seems, are low on city residents’ priority list. Even when the matter is as serious as adopting a child, city residents have shown a marked inclination towards adopting a male child. The fact is substantiated by data available with Shishu Sewa Sadan of Nishkam Sewa Ashram here where a majority of couples look for a male child for adoption.

Bypass in bad shape
Ludhiana, March 1
After the National Highway Authority of India, (NHAI), started charging heavy toll tax on Ludhiana-Doraha road, the road along the Sidhwan canal, connecting city with Doraha town is bearing brunt as smart drivers take this road to evade tax.

Countrywide strike by bank employees on March 22
Ludhiana, March 1
Bank employees across the country would observe a full day strike on March 22 in protest against government policies regarding FDI, private participation and other issues.

Conference on commerce & management ends
Ludhiana, March 1
Three-day national conference of the Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA) concluded here yesterday with a message to industry, academic, social and political organisations to change their attitude to compete with the organisations at the world level. It was unanimous view that the liberalization process in India had heralded in a new era and had opened up many opportunities for business community.

MCPI conference on March 6
Doraha, March 1
A district level conference of the Marxist Communist Party of India will be organised at New Shimlapuri, near Harkrishan Public School, Ludhiana on March 6. Mr Lakhwinder Singh Buani, secretary district committee, MCPI, and Mr Jandeep Kaushal, said a minimum of 100 delegates would participate in the conference to raise their voice against the “anti-farmer, anti-employees and anti-worker policies” of the government.

Shiv Sena’s student wing set up
Ludhiana, March 1
The Shiv Sena’s (Hindustan) student wing termed the Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena for Punjab was constituted this morning at a function arranged at Haibowal here yesterday. The function was supervised by District President Krishan Sharma and presided over by Mr Pawan Sharma.

Bharat Vikas Parishad office-bearers
Ludhiana, March 1
Mr Rajesh Nauhria, Mr Kewal Bansal and Pawan Bansal were elected President, Secretary, and finance secretary of Bharat Vikas Parishad, Shivanji Branch, at a meeting held at Marriot Hotel here on Sunday.

Farmers flay Budget proposals
Samrala, March 1
Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, national general secretary of the Bharti Kisan Union said that decentralisation of procurement of wheat and paddy indicated that the government was ready to run away from the procurement system.



LSE holds investor awareness workshop
Ludhiana, March 1
The Ludhiana Stock Exchange has completed the 100th investor awareness workshop, being conducted by the exchange as part of the Securities Market Awareness Campaign launched by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in the region.



Mulana college wins laurels at inter-college fest
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 1
As many as 800 students drawn from 26 colleges of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal participated in a two-day inter-college cultural competition‘ RIMT FEST 2005’ that concluded at the RIMT Institute of Management and Computer Technology here today.
Students present giddha at RIMT inter-college competition at Mandi Gobindgarh on Tuesday. — Photo by Bhushah Sood

Students present giddha at RIMT inter-college competition at Mandi Gobindgarh on Tuesday

Flower show begins at PAU
Ludhiana, March 1

A two-day flower show began in the Punjab Agricultural University here today. It is being organised by the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping. According to Dr Ramesh Kumar, there are nine categories and 101 sections comprising 985 entries of fresh and dry flower arrangements.

Visitors at a flower show on PAU campus on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Visitors at a flower show on PAU campus on Tuesday

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‘Indian Idol’ finalists interact with media
Ludhiana, March 1
The two finalists of the “Indian Idol” show screened by Sony Entertainment Television — Abhijeet Sawant and Amit Sana — today expressed confidence that they would try their best to win the contest. They were interacting with local mediapersons through video conferencing.


Wound care workshop concludes
Ludhiana, March 1
A four-day-long workshop on wound care and stoma management concluded at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here yesterday. Nursing staff of leading hospitals of northern India participated in the workshop and learned skills needed in the management of stoma care. This was the second workshop organised by S-three Hollister in association with the CMCH.


PAU athletics meet starts
Ludhiana, March 1
Kuljotvir Singh of College of Veterinary Sciences (COVSc) emerged winner in the 5000 m race on the opening day of the 39th Annual Athletics Meet of Punjab Agricultural University here today. He was followed by Satnam Singh and Varinder Singh, respectively, both of the College of Agriculture (COA).

Children take part in fun games
Ludhiana, March 1

A large number of children took part in the 3rd annual sports day of the Firsteps Play School, Model Town at the Edutainment Children’s Planet, here in Ishar Nagar. Dr Suman Sarda declared the meet open.

Children at the annual sports day of Firsteps Play School, at Edutainment Children’s Planet in Ludhiana. — Photo by IV
Children at the annual sports day of Firsteps Play School, at Edutainment Children’s Planet in Ludhiana


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