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CM exhorts people to follow ideals of nationalism
Computer education to be mandatory for primary students

Ludhiana, January 27
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has exhorted the people of Punjab to rededicate themselves to the ideals of nationalism and patriotism and work with commitment, dedication, faith and conviction to make the state vibrant and help it emerge as a front-runner on the national map.
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh inspects parade on the occasion of Republic Day in Ludhiana on Thursday Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh inspects parade on the occasion of Republic Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Traffic chaos as audience squat on road
Ludhiana, January 27
Republic day celebrations turned into a nightmare for the commuters on Vishwakarma Chowk when the road leading to Dholewal Chowk was blocked for more than three hours due to the republic day function at the chowk.









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Govt orders refund of VAT
Ludhiana, January 27
Providing a much-needed relief to traders, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said that the hitch in the refund of VAT has been removed and traders would be getting the refund from today.

Economy has suffered during Cong rule: Kanwaljit 
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 27
The economy of Punjab has suffered a big setback during the four-year Congress rule in the state due to haphazard implementation of VAT with effect from April 1 last year. Captain Kanwaljit Singh, former Finance Minister and General Secretary Shiromani Akali Dal, was talking to mediapersons at the residence of Mr Om Parkash, president, Beopar Mandal here today.

PAU to uplink 15 Krishi Vigyan Kendras
Ludhiana, January 27
Taking advantage of the information and communication technology, Punjab Agricultural University has decided to uplink its 15 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) to create awareness and educate farmers about the latest research methodologies in field crops, vegetables and horticulture.

PTU move perplexes students
Ludhiana, January 27
Around 7,000 students of B-Tech (first semester) of Punjab Technical University (PTU) feel “cheated and harassed”, thanks to a “technical fault” on the part of the university.

Boy, grandfather found murdered
Ludhiana, January 27
An about 70-year-old hosiery trader and his one-year-old grandson were allegedly found brutally murdered in their house in Madhopuri this evening. Their bodies with throats split wide open were lying in a room on the third floor of the house. The rooms of the house were ransacked.

 
COMMUNITY

BKU warns Housefed on land auction
Ludhiana, January 27
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has taken a strong notice of Punjab Housefed move to attach the lands of farmers and threatened to launch a mass agitation. In a statement here today, the BKU president, Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, secretary-general Manjit Singh Kadian and Sharanjit Singh Mehlon said a large number of farmers at Abohar, Fazilka, Moga and Bathinda, who had defaulted in repayment of loans taken from Housefed, had received notices saying that their lands, mortgaged to Housefed, would be auctioned for failure to repay the loan.

BJP men burn CM’s effigy
Ludhiana, January 27
Activists of the BJP, led by Mr Om Parkash Talwar, president of the Subhani Building Mandal, today staged a protest against rising prices of essential commodities and burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at Baba Than Singh Chowk here.

Grewal’s elevation as BJP national secretary hailed
Ludhiana, January 27
The nomination of senior BJP leader Harjit Singh Grewal as the national secretary by new party president Raj Nath Singh has been hailed in the party circles here. Addressing a meeting of party office-bearers here today, BJP district chief Dr Subhash Verma said the nomination of Mr Grewal to the post was an honour not only for the Punjab unit of the party but also for the people of the state.

SAD holds meeting
Amloh, January 27
A preparatory meeting of SAD activists to make insaaf rally at Amloh on February 1 a success was addressed by former minister Harmel Singh Tohra and former minister Dalip Singh Pandhi on the compound of Gurdwara Singh Sabha here yesterday. They lashed out at the four-year performance of the Congress in the state which has failed on all fronts.

Chaos in Feroze Gandhi market
Ludhiana, January 27
Chaos prevailed at Feroze Gandhi market today with the used car dealers staging a protest against an advocate, who was getting the music system of his car repaired in the parking of the market.

 
CRIME

Motor cyclist run over by truck
Amloh, January 27
Jagpal Singh, son of Amar Singh and a resident of Balaspur village under Payal police station in Ludhiana district, was run over by a truck on yesterday. He was immediately taken to Civil Hospital Mandi Gobindgarh where he died.

315 pirated CDs seized, 2 booked
Khanna, January 27
The police has seized 315 pirated CDs from two shops at Doraha. Cases under the Copyright Act have been registered against two persons in this connection. Mr Bhupinder Singh, field officer of Star Media, had lodged a complaint that Rakesh Kumar, owner of M/s Chawla Music Centre, Dana Mandi, was involved in sale of pirated CDs. The police conducted a raid at his shop and siezed 135 pirated CDs.

BUSINESS

PNB donates Rs1 lakh for sports mela

 

EDUCATION

Seminar on trends in tourism
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 27
Desh Bhagat Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Mandi Gobindgarh, celebrated “India Tourism Day” by organising a seminar on “The Growing Trends in Tourism in India” in which dignitaries from five star hotels and resorts participated.

From Schools and Colleges
Patriotism marks R-Day celebrations
Ludhiana, January 27
Republic Day celebrated at Sat Paul Mittal School, Phase-II, Dugri on January 25. The celebrations began with children saluting the Tricolour and singing the National Anthem. This was followed by children of Pravesh Vatika and Upvan dancing to the song ''Hum Hain Hindustani.'' Senior children spoke about Dr Ambedkar, the father of the Indian constitution, and took the oath of allegiance to the National Flag.

Students of Greenland School present a play on Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Republic Day in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of Greenland School present a play on Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Republic Day

Bhagat Singh award for PAU teacher
Ludhiana, January 27
Mr Nirmal Jaura, Assistant Director, Public Relations in the Communication Centre of Punjab Agricultural University, has been awarded with Shaheed Bhagat Singh Youth Award by the Directorate of Youth Services, Government of Punjab. The award was presented to him during the Republic Day celebrations at Ludhiana.

 
SPORTS

Scouts take part in games
Amloh, January 27
The Bharat Scouts and Guides of this subdivision organised “cub/bulbul 5-day tritiya and chorthia” camp at Elementary School, Kaulgarh, today. Students of elementary schools, Saunti, Alipur Sandal, Tanda Bandha, Kapoorgarh and Global Pearls Public School in the region participated in the camp.

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