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Novel way of cheating vehicle owners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 27
“Obey The Traffic Rules (All States), National Etching and Reflector Wing” is purportedly the organisation in whose name some persons were collecting money on the pretext of affixing radium reflectors. Those who insisted not to pay were threatened to be sued.

Stickers being affixed on vehicles on the Pohir road Ahmedgarh  A blank receipt issued by a firm collecting money for stickers on vehicles
(Left) Stickers being affixed on vehicles on the Pohir road Ahmedgarh. (Right) A blank receipt issued by a firm collecting money for stickers on vehicles.

Women beat up Dalit woman
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 27
In a bizarre incident, a woman of Rachhin village and her mother-in-law have thrashed a Dalit woman who protested against extramarital relation of her husband with the former. The hair of the victim were also cut by the accused.


MC fails to demolish Councillor’s ‘illegal’ shops
Ludhiana, March 27
Demolition squad of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation which were gone to demolish alleged illegal shops of area councillor in the Dugri had to return empty handed following protests by the residents who did not let the squad do its duty.

Suicide by newly wed: in-laws booked
Khanna, March 27
The Khanna police has registered a case against in laws of Sandeep Kaur, who had committed suicide in Bhamdi village, 8 km from here, on Friday. Daljit Singh, husband of the deceased, has been arrested.

2 minor girls missing
Khanna, March 27
Two minor girl students of class VIII had been missing from Guru Harkrishan Nagar area since last Friday. The police has started investigation after receiving complaints from the parents of the girls.

No matter how hard the government tries to ward off the media, members of the fourth estate will always get the news they look for.

Fancy attires

It is fun to see students of various schools dressed in fancy attires at functions. With the rise in number of school functions organised at some time or the other, dress sellers have come up with novel designs to meet the demand.


Irregularities in liquor auction, alleges Kanwaljit
Amloh, March 27
With the imposition of cess of Re1 per litre on diesel and 50 paise on petrol, the Congress government has put a financial burden of Rs 100 crore on the people of Punjab. An increase of Rs 2 per litre on diesel is expected from April1.

Trade unions resent denial of holidays
Ludhiana, March 27
The Indian National Trade Union Congress, National Organisation of Government Employees, the Indian National Bank Employees Congress and the Hosiery and Industrial Workers Association have sought the resignation of Punjab Labour Minister Choudhry Jagjit Singh for his failure to protect the interests of the government and private sector employees as well as industrial workers.

Easter celebrated
Ludhiana, March 27
Parishners of Kalvari Church, led by Priest Ramlal, celebrated Easter today. Rev Ramlal explained to the congregation that 2000 years ago Christ had been crucified for the sake of the humanity. It was a black Friday and an unlucky one.

Christians pray in Kalvary Church on Easter in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Christians pray in Kalvary Church on Easter in Ludhiana on Sunday

Pensioners resent Budget proposals
Ludhiana, March 27
Pensioners and senior citizens today voiced concern over the raw deal meted out to them by the Union Finance Minister in his Budget proposal.

Truck union’s factions merge
Khamano, March 27
Truckers of Khamano and surrounded area heaved a sigh of relief when two factions of truck union decided to work together.



Traders threaten stir against VAT 
Ludhiana, March 27
The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal has called upon MLAs not to give assent to the VAT Act during the ongoing session of Assembly till uniformity in the tax rates is ensured and provisions are made for tax-free items in the Act.

Traders to oppose VAT
Amloh, March 27
On a call given by the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, the local unit of the Mandal at a meeting of different unions of shopkeepers resolved to close business establishments on March30, as stated by the office-bearers of traders here today.



Vet varsity stone to be laid on April 18
Ludhiana, March 27
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development and Tourism, Punjab, has announced that to check the spread of foot and mouth disease and Hamerajic Septacemea, 80 lakh units of vaccination would be administered to milch cattle during this year under a drive, as compared to the 75 lakh doses last year.

Education Trust secy seeks police protection
Ludhiana, March 27
Mr Prithipal Singh Grewal, Secretary, Guru Nanak Education Trust, has sought police protection for attending the trust meeting on March 29 at Guru Nanak Girls College here.

Girls exhorted to develop competitive spirit
Ludhiana, March 27
Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Fisheries and Tourism Jagmohan Singh Kang today called upon girls to acquire excellence in their respective fields so that they can compete at international level.

Students of Malwa Central College of Education for women receive degrees at 48th convocation in Ludhiana on Sunday 250 get B.Ed degrees
Ludhiana, March 27
Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana organised 48th Annual Convocation of the college.

Students of Malwa Central College of Education for women receive degrees at 48th convocation in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph 

School celebrates annual day function
Ludhiana, March 27
Tagore Vidya Mandir celebrated its 29th annual day and prize distribution function here yesterday. Eminent educationist, Principal Prem Singh Bajaj presided over the function.

Montessori Day celebrated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 27
The Montessori Day was celebrated at local Anand Isher Senior Secondary School here on Sunday. Dr Mandeep Kaushal, principal BNSM College Alamgir, presided over the function and Mr Sandeep Singh a Montessori Education Consultant was the chief guest.


Function by Uttaranchal Parishad
Ludhiana, March 27
A large number of people from Uttaranchal collected in Arya College to witness the fifth annual Cultural Programme organised by the Uttaranchal Kumaon Vikas Parishad here today. People of the hilly region dressed in traditional best enjoyed the dances by the artiste Hira Singh Rana, and other known artistes.

Bhojpuri hero enthrals spectators
Ludhiana, March 27
Manoj Tiwari, singer of two successful Bhojpuri films “Daroga Babu, I love You,” and “Sasura Bada Paisawala” had been in the city for the promotion of his film “Daroga Babu”..... currently running in cinema halls of the city.


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