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Two cops arrested in corruption case
Jagraon, January 25
Twelve persons, including two Sub-Inspectors of Punjab Police and an advocate, have been booked in a classic case of releasing a narcotic smuggler and his impounded truck by taking a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh in the Jagraon police district.

Police on high alert
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 25
The Punjab Police suspects that there can be terrorist attacks on some high-security buildings in the state. The rank and file in the force has been directed to be extra vigilant while maintaining security of government buildings and vulnerable points, including the venues of the Republic Day celebrations.

A migrant sells miniature tricolors as Republic Day spirit pervades Ludhiana on Wednesday. A migrant sells miniature tricolors as Republic Day spirit pervades Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


 

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Pooja, a dowry victim, recuperates at DMCH in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Greed of dowry leaves her paralysed
Ludhiana, January 25
A 26-year-old dowry victim may not be able to walk for life. A nursery teacher, Pooja, was allegedly pushed from the third storey of her in-laws house as her parents were not able to accede to the in-laws’ ‘‘ever-growing’’ demands for more dowry.



Pooja, a dowry victim, recuperates at DMCH in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

SAD to hold insaf rally on Feb 1
Amloh, January 25
For the success of insaf rally to be organised on February 1 at Grain Market Amloh, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal and former Finance Minister, launched a campaign today from Saunti village, near here.

Teachers plan protest rally
Amloh, January 25
A meeting of government teachers and union activists was held here last evening to make arrangements for maximum participation of teachers at a protest rally be organised at Patiala on January 29 by the joint front of 31 unions of teachers .

 
COMMUNITY

SMS to tell status of your application
Ludhiana, January 25
Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma today informed that his office is going to launch Suvidha - a new scheme wherein passport applicants shall be informed about the status of their applications through SMS.


 

BUSINESS

Development Commissioner (Small-Scale Industries) S.N. Mishra being presented a bouquet by industrialist M.S. Bhogal in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Increase in investment limit for SSIs sought
Ludhiana, January 25
Representatives of the small-scale industry sector, which forms 60 per cent of the total industry in the state, have urged the government to increase the capital investment limit for SSIs from Rs 3 crore to Rs 5 crore.

Development Commissioner (Small-Scale Industries) S.N. Mishra being presented a bouquet by industrialist M.S. Bhogal in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Badal wooing industry
Ludhiana, January 25
While the SAD has started wooing the industry to seek votes in the ensuing Vidhan Sabha elections, the Amarinder government has not bothered to solve the problems of small-scale industries. Rather resentment is prevailing among industrialists over the failure of the state government to grant subsidy to the small units and refund the arrears of vat.

Iffco-Tokio disassociates from Kribhco
Ludhiana, January 25
The Iffco-Tokio General Insurance Company (ITGI) has announced its disassociation with Kribhco for the sale of its ‘Sankat Haran Policy’ for farmers.

Hero Honda opens outlet for women
Ludhiana, January 25
Aiming at providing a special treatment to its women customers, Hero Honda today opened an exclusive showroom for women, “Just4her” here today. The company also launched its new scooter, “Pleasure”, targetting women customers.

Hutch roadshow

 
AGRICULTURE

Workshop on water management
Ludhiana, January 25
Water management was the theme at the one day all-India training programme held here today for managers of the toll-free call centres established for farmers by the Central Government.


EDUCATION

City candidates dominate Academic Council poll
Ludhiana, January 25
Out of a total of 15 lecturers, who got elected to the Academic Council during Panjab University polls recently, 10 candidates are from Ludhiana. The results of the elections were declared on late Monday night. The Academic Council is the highest body in any university, which approves or amends new schemes concerning academics.

Computer teachers form union
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 25
A meeting of computer teachers and faculty members working in the schools of Fatehgarh Sahib district was held here at Government Secondary School (Boys) on Monday. The meeting was presided over by Mr Harpreet Singh.

Aulakh highlights utility of e-farming
Ludhiana, January 25
The Punjab Agricultural University, Vice-Chancellor. Dr K.S. Aulakh, today said economic crisis in the state had its roots in agriculture which is at the crossroads now. To achieve a higher economic growth rate, contribution of agriculture sector has to be raised substantially.

Students of the Government College  for Women perform giddha during the two-day Inter-University Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Wednesday.From Schools and Colleges
Inter-varsity cultural competition concludes
Ludhiana, January 25
The second day of inter-varsity cultural competition, being organised by DPI (colleges), Punjab, in the Government College for Women, remained occupied with various folk dances and other interesting events.

Students of the Government College for Women perform giddha during the two-day Inter-University Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Students discuss educational ills
Samrala, January 25
The Punjab Rural Education Promotion Council (Prep-C), an NGO, held an education camp at Malan College, Bondli, here on Monday.

R-Day function at RIMT college
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 25
A function was organised to mark the Republic Day at RIMT College of Education, Mandi Gobindgarh today. The function was presided over by the Principal, Dr Rajwant Kaur. Students presented a programme on the 57th anniversary of the Republic Day.


 

HEALTH

Dr Harmesh S. Bains DMCH doc awarded fellowship
Ludhiana, January 25
Dr Harmesh S. Bains, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and in charge of Neonatal Unit of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (FIAP 2005) at an impressive ceremony held at New Delhi recently.

Dental conference begins tomorrow
Ludhiana, January 25
The 59th Indian Dental Conference, being hosted by the Ludhiana Branch of Indian Dental Association (IDA), will commence here on January 27 with nearly 3000 delegates, including more than 100 from overseas, in attendance.


 
SPORTS

PSEB XI advance into semis
Ludhiana, January 25
Thanks to fine batting performance by Sukhwinder (53 n.o), Rupinder (43) and Parbhat (33), the Punjab State Electricity Board, Patiala XI registered 30-run victory over the Mohali Cricket Association XI and advanced into the last four stage of the first Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by the Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Welfare Society at Daresi ground here today.

Cricket tourney
Amloh, January 25
A cricket tournament organized by Youth Sports and Welfare Club here in collaboration with Punjab and Sind bank, started at the local Government School today. Mr Jagmit Singh Sahota President Municipal Council Mandi Gobindgarh inaugurated the tournament. He gave Rs 10,000 to the club.


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