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4 accused in Park Plaza incident
not registered for verification
DM’s order flouted

Ludhiana, March 6
Should the owners and management of the local Park Plaza be booked for violating the orders of District Magistrate? The District Magistrate had ordered that all employees be registered with the police under the employee/tenant verification scheme floated to check the rise in incidents of crime in the city.

Politicians for exposing truth behind filming of couple
Ludhiana, March 6
Cutting across the party and ideological affiliations leaders of various parties have demanded a high-level probe into the allegations of filming the intimate moments of an unsuspecting couple in a five star hotel, Park Plaza.

Govt to provide amenities to 700 Punjab villages
Ludhiana, March 6
The Government of Punjab will shortly launch a comprehensive development program to build infrastructure in the rural areas. Under this program about 700 villages would be developed as model villages with all basic amenities.


For them daughters are as good as sons
Ludhiana, March 6
Although sons continue to be preferred to daughters by most of the couples, there are a large number of people, who don’t mind having daughters only. Daughters are as good as sons when it comes to studies or career.

Exam centre gets packet short of papers
Doraha, March 6
A packet of examination papers of English (compulsory) for Class XII of the Punjab School Education Board, supposed to contain a total of 260 papers as mentioned on the outer cover, had 10 papers less than the exact number at the examination centre of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, yesterday evening.

It is common for the masses to criticise the police for not reaching crime spots immediately or their non-availability in office. Rarely any attention is given to the fact that they too are humans and have their family life.


BJP to protest against registration fee hike
Ludhiana, March 6
The Bharatiya Janata Party has termed the hike in registration fee for property in the state as gross injustice with the people and has threatened to launch a stir against the move if it was not withdrawn immediately.

City girls enjoy candies to beat the heat in Ludhiana on Sunday
WELCOME SUMMER: City girls enjoy candies to beat the heat in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Potholed road a virtual death trap
Ludhiana, March 6
After the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) started charging a heavy toll tax on the Ludhiana-Doraha road, the road alongside Sidhwan canal that connects city with Doraha town is bearing the brunt of the situation as smart drivers take this road to evade tax. The upper layer of the road has almost vanished as the traffic on it has increased manifold but the state government has no funds to recarpet the same.

Focus on rural infrastructure right move: Commissioner
Ludhiana, March 6
The Finance Minister’s focus on Bharat Nirman Yojna in the Budget is a right step towards giving a boost to rural infrastructure, particularly at this time when the economy is growing at a fast pace of almost seven per cent, exports are growing at 25 per cent and foreign exchange reserves are at all all-time high of $130 billion, said Mr V.K. Garg, Commissioner, Central Excise, Ludhiana, on Friday.

Ration distributed among needy women
Ludhiana, March 6
Punjabi Nishkam Seva Dal, an NGO, organised its 14th monthly ration distribution function for widows and needy women at Sankat Mochan Temple, Shahpur Road, here today. The function was presided over by Mr Sushil Prashar and ration was distributed by Mr Surjit Singh Nota and Mr Pradeep Kumar.
Members of the Punjabi Nishkam Seva Dal distribute ration to needy women at a function in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Punjabi Nishkam Seva Dal distribute ration to needy women at a function in Ludhiana

Delimitation Board constituted
Amloh, March 6
The Local Self Government Department of Punjab has constituted the Delimitation Board comprising following as members, said Council Chief Baldev Singh Aulakh here yesterday.


Alert residents foil kidnap bid
Ludhiana, March 6
Alert residents of Ashok Nagar and a police patrol party today foiled an alleged kidnapping of an eight-year-old boy, Navdeep Singh, who was being taken away by two youths on the pretext of buying him sweets in the colony today evening.

Robbers attack priest, decamp with cash, jewellery
Ludhiana, March 6
Gopal Mishra, a priest of Shiv temple in Kaneja village, Basti Jodhewal area, sustained injuries when four armed robbers entered his house, attacked him and decamped with cash, jewellery and other valuables. His house is situated next to the temple at Kaneja village. The youths with muffled faces entered his house at about midnight.

Gopal Mishra, priest, with his wife Kalpana Devi being treated at the local Civil Hospital. — Photo by I.V.
Gopal Mishra, priest, with his wife Kalpana Devi being treated at the local Civil Hospital



Teaching methods discussed
Amloh, March 6
Teachers need refresher courses to impart education with new techniques to prepare the students for global competition, said Mr Zora Singh Gill, Principal of Government Secondary School, Amloh.


Women educated on legal rights
Ludhiana, March 6
Mr Harbans Lal, District and Sessions Judge, informed that the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) has drawn up a programme to organise special seminars and public meetings, involving NGOs and panchayats to educate women regarding their rights to get free legal services and said that panels of good lawyers had been formed to plead the cases of needy women in courts.
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Harbans Lal, listens to the grievances of jail inmates at women’s jail in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V.
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Harbans Lal, listens to the grievances of jail inmates at women’s jail in Ludhiana on Saturday


An expression of human relationships
Ludhiana, March 6
In a technologically driven lifeless world a live performance provides a lively relief. And when the artistes are no less than Farooque Sheikh and Sonali Bendre, the expression gets impassionate involving the entire audience with their own emotions.

Sonali Bendre Farooque Sheikh

Sonali Bendre (left) and Farooque Sheikh enact the play “Aapki Soniya” in
Ludhiana on Saturday.— Tribune photographs


Attempt to revive union activities in DMCH
Ludhiana, March 6
Even though a majority of the employees at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here would prefer to forget like a bad dream what had culminated into prolonged agitation and an extended strike in the institution in the recent past, attempts were again being made to resume the trade union activities in the hospital, which has a workforce of more than 2000.

16 kg tumour removed from woman’s abdomen
Ludhiana, March 6
Munni Devi was having severe pain in stomach for past seven years and her abdomen had swollen to the size of a watermelon. She used to have vomiting and had become very weak.

New block of hospital opened
Ludhiana, March 6
Reiterating the commitment of the state government to provide comprehensive medical cover to the people, particularly to the weaker sections, Mr Rakesh Pandey, Minister of State for Science, Technology and Industrial Training, Punjab, said at the same time, the contribution of private institutions in this field could not be ignored.


Rajni adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, March 6

Rajni Bala, a student of MA (I), bagged six titles to be named the best athlete in the annual athletics meet of the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Sabzi Mandi, which concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. Rajni proved her supremacy over others to romp home victorious in 50 m, 100 m, 400 m, long jump, javelin throw and high jump events besides finishing runner-up in shot put and sack race. More than 200 students took part in this two-day meet.

Rajni who was adjudged the best athlete in the annual athletic meet on Sunday. — Photo by I.V.
Rajni who was adjudged the best athlete in the annual athletic meet on Sunday

Big win for Rana Club
Ludhiana, March 6
Inder Pal Singh and Vicky remained unbeaten on 47 and 48 runs, respectively, as Rana Cricket Club defeated Grewal Cricket Club by 10 wickets in the 12th Veera Devi and 2nd Madan Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by the FTI Club at the Tajpur road ground here today.


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