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Man poisons four of family, 2 dead
Kalyan (Mandi Ahmedgarh), February 2
The death toll in the Kalyan poisoning case has risen to two with the death of the youngest daughter of Jasvir Singh, who had allegedly poisoned his three daughters and wife here yesterday. His wife, Gurmeet Kaur, 34, died yesterday.

Relatives of victims who died due to poisoning at Kalyan village on Thursday; SHO Balvinder Singh investigating the case.
Relatives of victims who died due to poisoning at Kalyan village on Thursday; and SHO Balvinder Singh investigating the case. — Tribune photographs


EARLIER STORIES
 

Councillors say they are not being heard
Ludhiana, February 2
Several block presidents and councillors have threatened to repeat what Gopal Kishan Kashyap did in Patiala on January 24.

Drive to identify physically challenged kids
Ludhiana, February 2
The district administration has launched a drive to identify disabled in the age group of 0 to 18 in the district and prepare a database in order to provide them aids required by them.

BSNL staff flay airport privatisation
Ludhiana, February 2
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Employees Union today condemned the government decision to privatise airports in Mumbai and Delhi.

Stop challan drive, Mayor urged
Ludhiana, February 2
Following the crackdown on vehicles ferrying schoolchildren, a deputation of as many as 300 autorickshaw drivers today met the city Mayor and demanded that the massive challan drive should be discontinued.

Recruitment process for teachers to begin soon: Johar
Ludhiana, February 2
Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Education Minister, Punjab, has stated that to meet the shortage of teachers in schools, the process to recruit 1,2000 teachers was being initiated shortly.

Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar being felicitated during a chetna rally organised by the District Youth Congress in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar being felicitated during a chetna rally organised by the District Youth Congress in Ludhiana on Thursday.

 
COMMUNITY

Astrology based on ‘sound principles’
Acharya Amit Ludhiana, February 2
“Where there is a human, there is error. That’s why astrology is being maligned. Astrology is based on perfect scientific principles,” said Acharya Amit in an interview here. He is in the city to set up World Peace Shani Greh Shanti Kender in the city on the banks of the Sutlej.
Acharya Amit

 
CRIME

Six booked in kidnapping case
Ludhiana, February 2
Bittoo, Balli, Gopi, Bhagsingh, Dalip and Makhan Singh all from Manuke allegedly kidnapped Ram Naresh of their village and assaulted him. The police has registered a case under Section 323, 452, 365, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC.

BUSINESS

No alternative to octroi, say industry bodies
Ludhiana, February 2
Unwilling to accept any alternate tax in lieu of the octroi, local industry associations, today condemned the government on the issue. Representatives of industry said an alternate tax would further put a burden on industry, adding to its woes.

Colour-Chem declares Q3 results
Ludhiana, February 2
Colour-Chem has reported an 11 per cent increase in its net profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2005. A company press note issued here today said that net profits increased to Rs 132 lakh from Rs 119 lakh in the corresponding period last year.

 

EDUCATION

Aulakh to stress on biotech at VC’s conference
Ludhiana, February 2
The stage is set for the conference of Vice-Chancellors and directors of central and state agricultural universities and deemed-universities at G.B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar on February 4 and 5.

From Schools
Basant celebrated
Ludhiana, February 2

“Aya Basant-pala udant” was very much visible at Lovedale Montessori at a function held in school today. The school launched light winter clothes in place of warm clothes and children made it amply known that they loved the change.

Students of Love Dale Montessori enjoy Basant celebrations in the school on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Students of Love Dale Montessori enjoy Basant celebrations in the school on Thursday.


 
CULTURE

Shabad gayan winners
Ludhiana, February 2
“Selfless leaders like Mr Bakhtawar Singh Gill can uplift society and it is high time we followed in the footsteps of that great philanthropist’, said Mr Manjit Singh Khattra at inter college Gurbani Gayan competition organised at GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar by the NSS and the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle in memory of Sardar Gill here today.

Aastha Queen contest
Ludhiana, February 2
The Aastha Club Ladies organised a special function here today to choose Aastha Queen in three categories — up to age 35, between 35 to 45 years and above 45. Ms Bindu Bansal was declared Aastha Queen in the age group up to 35 while Daisy Oberoi was selected from the middle group and Ms Nishi Gupta topped the senior’s group.
(From left) Nishi Gupta, Bindu Bansal and Daisy Oberoi who were chosen Aastha Queen in various age categories.
(From left) Nishi Gupta, Bindu Bansal and Daisy Oberoi who were chosen Aastha Queen in various age categories. — A Tribune photograph


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