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Assembly elections: lobbying for ticket on
Ludhiana, January 13
Although the elections to the Punjab Assembly are about one year away, aspiring candidates from different political parties have started lobbying for ticket. Most of the aspirants have also started “working” in their “prospective” Assembly segments.

Vigilance books 17 in tax evasion case
Five MC employees among those booked
Ludhiana, January 13
Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau has booked 17 persons, including five employees of the local Municipal Corporation, and 12 industrialists in one of the biggest scandals of evading tax worth lakhs of rupees by using residential area near Tajpur road for commercial purposes with the help of false building plans, by-laws violation and bribing MC employees. The Vigilance Bureau withstood acute political pressure for taking action against the accused. 


CM’s assurance to schoolteachers
Ludhiana, January 13
A deputation of the association of the Punjab School Education Board, Affiliated Schools Punjab (Regd) met Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab under the presidentship of Mr Rajinder Krishan Sharma here yesterday.

Unmindful of the danger, a child tries his hand at kite flying on the railway track at Ludhiana railway station
Unmindful of the danger, a child tries his hand at kite flying on the railway track at Ludhiana railway station. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

RI for hotelier in cheque
bounce case

Ludhiana January 13
Judicial Magistrate K.K. Singla has sentenced Director of M/s Tri Mohan INNS Private Limited, Phillaur, Sham Mohan Sharma to one year’s rigorous imprisonment in a check bounce case. He was also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 4,000.

Schools ignore new timings
Ludhiana, January 13
Some of the private schools here have not been adhering to the orders of Deputy Commissioner regarding the change in school

1 killed, 3 hurt in accident
Khanna, January 13
One person was killed and three injured in a road accident near Malerkotla Chowk today morning. One injured was admitted at Civil Hospital here while two others were admitted to a private clinic.


Baba Meehan Singh’s centenary birthday celebrations
Siarrh/ Dhapei, January 13
The birth centenary of founder father of Sri Nanaksar Ashram Trust, late Baba Meehan Singh, who has lakhs of followers the world over, was celebrated with great pomp and show at two different places simultaneously due to the ongoing controversy over the holding of power between two groups.

Mukerian resident wins Rs 2 cr Diwali bumper
Ludhiana, January 13
Naveen Kumar, a resident of Mukerian in Hoshiarpur, has a reason to believe that luck can bring you what you might not even have imagined. For, this 27-year-old, who operated a JCB machine to eke out a living, is the winner of the Rs 2 crore Punjab State Maa Lakshmi Diwali Bumper 2005.

Naveen Kumar (extreme right), winner of Rs 2 crore Punjab State Maa Lakshmi Diwali Bumper, along with his niece and his brother.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma
Naveen Kumar, winner of Rs 2 crore Punjab State Maa Lakshmi Diwali Bumper, along with his niece and his brother

Medical body adopts five girls
Ludhiana, January 13
To tell society that the female child should not be taken as a burden on the family, the Indian Medical Association adopted five female poor girl children to mark the festival of Lohri here today.

Baisakhi Bumper revenue for police welfare
Ludhiana, January 13
The lotteries department would use the revenue generated from the Baisakhi Bumper lottery by the Punjab Government in the aid of families of police martyrs and for police welfare, said Mr Ajeet Singh Pannu, Director, Punjab State Lotteries, at a function held to distribute drafts to winners of state lotteries.

Home for cattle inaugurated
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 13
The Municipal Council here is trying its best to provide all the basic amenities to its residents, said council chief Mr Jagmeet Singh Sahota.

Complaint against unhygienic conditions
Ludhiana, January 13
Residents of street number-5 in Harcharan Nagar near Shingar cinema have complained of unhygienic conditions in their area due to lack of cleaning by the MCemployees.


1 held with illicit liquor
Jagraon, January13
The Sidhwanbet police arrested Sardara Singh of Baghian and seized 40 kg of lahan kept for distillation of illicit liquor. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.



Folk songs reverberate in colleges
Khanna, January 13
Lohri was celebrated by staff and students of A.S. College for Boys here today on the college campus. Dr R.S. Jhanji, Principal of the college, congratulated the staff and the students on the occasion.

Students of Guru Nanak Girls College celebrate Lohri on the college campus in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I.V.
Students of Guru Nanak Girls College celebrate Lohri on the college campus in Ludhiana on Friday

Lohri celebrations held for girl child
Khanna, January 13
A function to celebrate Lohri for girl child was organised at Government Girls Senior Secondary School by the Khanna Vikas Club here today. Nearly 155 newly born girl babies along with their parents were present at the function.

Schoolchildren dance around bonfire
Ludhiana, January 13
Rising flames of bonfire, colourful attires, giddha, bhangra, dandiya, peanuts and varieties of sweets marked the celebration of Lohri at Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur-Khanna.



30 jail inmates join deaddiction camp
Ludhiana, January 13
A 15-day deaddiction camp has been launched by Aas Kiran Deaddiction Centre, run by Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, in Central Jail, here. The camp, which commenced on January 11, will be on till January 26.


Volleyball tournament 
Ludhiana, January 13
The third edition of the volleyball and tug-of-war tournament to be organised by the Barewal Fatehpur Awana Sports Club will be held at Barewal village near here on January 14 and 15, according to Mr Rupinder Singh Grewal and Mr Mandeep Singh Grewal, president and general secretary, respectively, of the club.

Inter-school cricket
Ludhiana, January 13
The annual PCA Parle Inter-School Cricket Tournament (u-17 years) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association will be conducted from January 15 to 22 here at the Bachan Singh Academy ground, Balloke village near Haibowal Khurd.

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