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NRI, kin booked for fake marriage
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 31
In a bizarre incident, an NRI from Bathinda solemnised two marriages — one with an NRI girl as well as with the daughter of a farmer of Agwar Dalla village, near here, who promised to pay Rs 30 lakh.

CITU highlights workers’ demands
Ludhiana, January 31
Hundreds of workers from across the state participated in a rally organised by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) held here today. The rally was part of the nationwide campaign on the implementation of labour laws by the CITU.
CITU workers stage a dharna at Jamalpur Dasehra Ground in Ludhiana on Tuesday CITU workers stage a dharna at Jamalpur Dasehra Ground in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Chaos back on city roads
342 school vehicles challaned
Ludhiana, January 31
Hundreds of schoolchildren were left stranded on city roads today following a drive launched by the traffic police again. As many as 342 vehicles carrying children of various schools were challaned.

Myths on food continue among farm women
Ludhiana, January 31
A sample study of farm women belonging to three categories — marginal, small and large — has shown that farm women not only have low level of knowledge about nutritional food but they lead a cloistered life due to perceived myths about food.

Councillors donate salary for community policing 
Khanna, January 31
All 27 councillors of the Khanna Municipal Council donated their one-month salary during a meeting organised by the SSP Khanna, Mr Naunihal Singh, at the Police Lines here today for the community policing resource centre. Municipal Council president handed over a cheque for Rs 27,000 to the SSP in the presence of more than 15 councillors.


Pb Roadways buses to halt at local bus stand
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 31
The PRTC authorities assured the representatives of various organisations of the area that all bus plying on Ludhiana-Malerkotla road would be coming to the local bus stand as demanded by them earlier.

Violator goes unpunished
Ludhiana, January 30

Residents of Malerkotla House are up in arms against the Municipal Corporation authorities as they claim that the latter is not taking action against a building who had allegedly encroached upon a part of the road.

The house which is being constructed after encroaching on a part of public road in Malerkotla House, Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
The house which is being constructed after encroaching on a part of public road in Malerkotla House, Ludhiana

Community policing scheme brings down crime rate
Khanna, January 31
The District police of Indore has started following the community policing system adopted by the Khanna Police, said the SSP Khanna here. He said seven districts of Punjab had also started this scheme.

DC finds DTO staff absent
Ludhiana, January 31
Surprise check of departments at the civil secretariat by the Deputy Commissioner Mr Anurag Verma here found many officials either absent or reported late. There had been reports and complaints from people that officers were reporting late for work and were seldom seen in their seats. This was causing harassment to people, especially women and senior citizens, who visited the secretariat from far-off places.

Rs 1,350 cr plan for city’s development
Ludhiana, January 31
The Minister for Science and Technology, Mr Rakesh Panday, said a new programme, Punjab Nirman, has been launched for improving the standard of living of people in rural and urban areas and to address their developmental needs at the cost of Rs 400 crore.

Kisan Club meet on Feb 2
Ludhiana, January 31
The Punjab Kisan Club is poised to play a catalytic role in transforming agriculture in the state to increase production, diversify and accrue profitability to farmers, particularly small and marginal.

Ludhianvis hail Lakhanpal’s elevation
Ludhiana, January 31
The elevation of Mr K.R. Lakhanpal as new Chief Secretary of Punjab has been hailed by residents of the city. Mr Lakhanpal spent quite some time of his career in Ludhiana and served as Deputy Commissioner for a few years. This was during the peak of militancy. Most people recall his tenure here with a deep sense of nostalgia and strong sense of belongingness.

Function in memory of Kalpana Chawla
Ludhiana, January 31
Punjabi Sabhyachar Academy, Ludhiana, and Apna Punjab Publications, New York, in collaboration with the Young Writers’ Association, PAU, will organise a special function to pay tributes to Kalpana Chawla here tomorrow at Students’ Home, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

Pensioners’ rally on Feb 6
Ludhiana, January 31
On the call of the Punjab Government Pensioners’ Joint Front, pensioners of the Punjab Government, have decided to organise a district-level rally on February 6 at the mini secretariat here to protest against the non-acceptance of the just and genuine demands of pensioners.



‘Industry violating laws’
Ludhiana, January 31
In a move that could give sleepless nights to the industry, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), that has been leading the trade union movement in the state, today declared that it would continue working with “equal fervour in Punjab and intensify its movement of the need arises”.



Faculty development programme
Ludhiana, January 31
The Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA) organised a faculty development programme in collaboration with ICFAI National College here for teachers of commerce and management working in the different colleges of the city.

Training seminar concludes
Ludhiana, January 31
The mega event of JCI, India, LOM Officers Training Seminar (LOTS 2006) was organised here at PAU recently where newly installed LOM Officers were trained to handle various responsibilities and tasks assigned to them.

Inter-college painting contest
Ludhiana, January 31
An inter-college painting competition organised by the Fine Arts Department was held at Government College for Women here today. At least 147 students from 11 colleges participated.

Inter-school contests 
Ludhiana, January 31
Inter-school competitions were held at Ramgarhia Girls College here today. Eminent guests present were principals of schools, including Ms Hardeep Kaur, Mr O.P. Arora, Ms Kamaljeet Kaur, Ms Prem Arora and Ms Baljinder Kaur.


PSEB XI win cricket title
Ludhiana, January 31
Riding high over the fine allround performance by Sandeep Kohli (49 runs and 2 for 30), the PSEB XI beat Sports Centre, Ludhiana, by two wickets to lift the trophy in the inaugural edition of the Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Cricket Tournament organised by the Shaheed Ramesh Chander Memorial Welfare Society at Daresi ground here today. The winners pocketed a cash prize of Rs 21,000 besides a trophy while the losing finalists received a cash prize of Rs 11,000 and the runners up trophy.
The PSEB XI with the trophy for the first Ramesh Chander Memorial Cricket Tournament played in Ludhiana on Tuesday
The PSEB XI with the trophy for the first Ramesh Chander Memorial Cricket Tournament played in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

JCT to take on East Bengal tomorrow
Ludhiana, January 31
JCT Mills, Phagwara, the premier soccer outfit of the region, will take on East Bengal in a home match in the first phase of the 10th National Football League to be played at Guru Nanak Stadium here on February 2.

School players excel in kickboxing
Ludhiana, January 31
Students of the local Saraswati Modern School, Rajpura Road, Civil Lines, won six medals, including two gold, in the inaugural edition of the Punjab State Kickboxing Championship held at Sangrur recently.

Students of Saraswati Modern School, Ludhiana, display medals won at the Punjab State Kickboxing Championship. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of Saraswati Modern School, Ludhiana, display medals won at the Punjab State Kickboxing Championship


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