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City girl’s body found in Sukhna
Ludhiana, January 21
A pall of gloom engulfed New Kundan Puri Colony today with the news that a girl of the colony had drowned in Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, with a male relative of her family.

A Punjab Police contingent rehearses for the Republic Day parade in Ludhiana on Saturday A Punjab Police contingent rehearses for the Republic Day parade in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Parents suffer as school buses stay off road
Ludhiana, January 21
Following the administration’s crackdown on vehicles ferrying schoolchildren, hundreds of students and their parents suffered inconvenience today as vehicles remained off roads.


Vehicle challaned thrice in one day
Ludhiana, January 21
The challaning spree against transporters ferrying schoolchildren allegedly went into “overdrive” when a private vehicle carrying a student was reportedly challaned three times at separate places under different violations.

Miscreants break into bank
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
The Sudhar police has registered an FIR under Sections 457, 380 and 511 against unidentified miscreants who unsuccessfully attempted to remove valuables and records by breaking open a branch of the Punjab and Sind Bank situated in the high-security area of Halwara village. A special team of forensic experts failed to get any clue about the miscreants.

Cold wave affects field crops
Ludhiana, January 21
Cold wave conditions in the first fortnight of January not only made people shiver and duck for cover but also adversely affected field crops, particularly vegetables which are likely to affect agricultural productivity.

Woman alleges murder attempt by husband
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
The Dehlon police has booked a youth of Salem Tabri, Ludhiana, for allegedly attempting to murder his wife, whom he had married against the wishes of their parents five years ago.


PSEB training employees
Ludhiana, January 21
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) is conducting exhaustive training programmes for employees at all levels. It aims to build an environment where the customer is the king.

Software to monitor vehicle movement
Ludhiana, January 21
Micro Technologies (I) Limited has launched “Micro VBB Marshal”, a customised software for vehicle customers that will help monitor a vehicle’s location and facilitate a two-way communication, emergency messaging, intrusion detection and vehicle immobilisation.

Lala Pandey’s death anniversary
Ludhiana, January 21 The Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust commemorated the 19th death anniversary of Shaheed Joginder Lala Pandey here on Thursday. The shardhanjali samaroh was largely attended by family members, friends and admirers.

Bajrang Dal protest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
The Bajrang Dal has decided to launch a statewide movement to make the masses aware about the significance of Sanatan Dharam, organisers of a state-level convention commencing at the local MGMN Senior School said today.

Economic growth will be poll plank: Sukhbir



SBP staff to go on strike
Ludhiana, January 21
Employees of the State Bank of Patiala will observe a three-day strike from January 23 in protest against the “rigid” attitude of the bank management. Over 10,000 employees, clerical and sub-ordinate staff, across the country would go on strike.

Watch industry sees good growth
Ludhiana, January 21
The four-day 13th India International Watch and Clock Fair — Samay Bharti 2006 — which got under way at The Ashok Hotel in New Delhi would be one of the largest and biggest watches and clocks fair to be organised in the national capital after a gap of 19 years.


Training on post-harvest crop handling ends
Ludhiana, January 21
A five-day inter state training course on post-harvest handling of horticultural Crops for export marketing concluded here yesterday. As many as 26 trainees, who participated were told by the Netherland expert, Dr S.P. Schouten, about the importance of controlled atmosphere storage for long term storage of apple, pear, cabbage etc. and familiarised them with grades and quality standards of fruit and vegetables for export to European Union countries.


Withdraw decision on school merger: teachers
Ludhiana, January 21
“We are going to file a writ petition in the high court if the Punjab Government does not withdraw its decision to merge primary schools with high and senior schools and shift head teachers and centre heads to other schools,” said Mr Piara Singh Dhillon, who presided over a meeting of secretaries of different units of the Primary/Elementary Teachers Front, Punjab, at Government Primary School, Jahawar Nagar, this afternoon.

Students enjoy a puppet show organised at Ryan School, Ludhiana, on Friday
Students enjoy a puppet show organised at Ryan School, Ludhiana, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

College teachers resume stir
Samrala, January 21
Teachers of non-government aided colleges have resumed their agitation against the state government. Teachers of the local Malwa College, Bondli, Samrala, began the protest week by observing strike for two periods daily. State executive member of PCCTU and local unit president Prof Baldeep Singh said the teachers were angry over the “callous” attitude of the state government toward their demands which included 50 per cent DA merger with the basic pay, pension and gratuity scheme and release of 95 per cent grant-in-aid.

Seminar on need for accreditation
Ludhiana, January 21
In order to motivate principals of non-accredited colleges affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh, the Director Education Department, Chandigarh, has decided to organise a seminar at Government College here on January 24.


Punjab reigns supreme
Ludhiana, January 21

Hosts Punjab continued their domination on the fourth day of the 51st National School Games, being held at different venues here, today. In hockey, Punjab lads (u-14 years) scored a thumping 8-0 win, while in girl’s section, Punjab players blanked Madhya Pradesh 2-0.

A boxing bout in progress during the National School Games in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
A boxing bout in progress during the National School Games in Ludhiana on Saturday

Kohinoor House bags top honours
Ludhiana, January 21
Kohinoor House bagged top honours in the annual athletics meet of the BCM School, Basant Avenue, Dugri, here today. The Shalimar House finished runners-up while Gulmohar House had to content with the third position.

Bhagwant, Harpreet emerge fastest runners
Ludhiana, January 21
Bhagwant Singh of Payal and Harpreet Kaur of Khanna romped home with titles of fastest runners among boys and girls, respectively, on the penultimate day of the 12th annual sports festival organised by the Malwa Sports Association and Gram Panchayat at Malwa College ground of Bondli village in Samrala tehsil, about 30 km from here, today.

Bachan Singh Academy, Unity Club to clash
Ludhiana, January 21
Baba Bachan Singh Academy XI pipped Jai Bhawani Club by 20 runs to set up a title clash with the Unity Club at the 10th Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by the Shastri Young Society at Daresi Ground here.

Stumped by stadium
Ludhiana, January 21
Students of classes IX and X from Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir are excited to be in Punjab to participate in the National School Games. The Chhattisgarh team has lost a match to the Madhya Pradesh team whereas the Jammu and Kashmir team its yet to play.

Manpreet, Dhanraj do school proud
Ludhiana, January 21
Manpreet Walia and Dhanraj Singh, students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Public School, here brought laurels, to the school by excelling in the CBSE Schools National Athletics Meet in Bhopal.

Sports festival at Bijlipur


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