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PSEB staff protest against manhandling
Ludhiana, February 3
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) could find itself in a tough spot as employees responsible for snapping electricity connections in case of defaulters of bills have decided not to go for withdrawing the connections.
PSEB employees stage a protest dharna against alleged manhandling of two employees of the technical services on Friday

PSEB employees stage a protest dharna against alleged manhandling of two employees of the technical services on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Abandoned child found in temple
Ludhiana, February 3
A two-week old girl was found abandoned in the Kali temple, New Krishna Mandir complex, Model Town Extension, here last evening. Priests handed the over infant to the Nishkam Sewa Trust at Dad village with the intervention of the police. Initially it was presumed that the baby could have been left there by mistake, but when no one came to look for her the police believed that the infant had been abandoned.









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Five cops get PM’s bravery award
Khud Mohalla fire incident
Ludhiana, February 3
Five cops of the city police have been selected for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Police Medal for Life Saving for their heroic work in the tragic Khud Mohalla fire incident that took about 20 lives and left 83 others with burn injuries in August 2003.
 DSP Sandeep Goyal, SI Paramjit Singh, ASI Amrik Singh, Head Constable Gurmeet Singh and Late Head Constable Kuldeep Kumar who will be awarded Prime Minister’s Police Medal for Life Saving

(From left) DSP Sandeep Goyal, SI Paramjit Singh, ASI Amrik Singh, Head Constable Gurmeet Singh and Late Head Constable Kuldeep Kumar who will be awarded Prime Minister’s Police Medal for Life Saving.

City gears up for national handball meet
Ludhiana, February 3
Arrangements are being made for the 34th Senior National Handball Championship to be held at the indoor multipurpose hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here from February 9 to 15. To assign various duties, a meeting of the officers and representatives of the Punjab Handball Association (PHA) concerned was held here today under the chairmanship of Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, who is the chairman of the organising committee of this meet.

Parents join issue with bus operators
Ludhiana, February 3
Joining the issue of overloading of school vehicles, parents today claimed that they were already paying huge transportation charges to the vehicles owners. In a reaction to the statement of autorickshaw drivers that they had to overload their vehicles otherwise they suffered losses, the parents claimed that they were paying Rs 500 per child to the vehicle owners, who were compromising with the security of their wards.

Coffee machine explodes, eight hurt
Ludhiana, February 3
At least eight persons were feared injured when a coffee machine exploded under mysterious circumstances in the Khushi Ram Food Complex near Ansal Plaza last night.

 
COMMUNITY

BJP rues price rise
Ludhiana, February 3
Bharatiya Janata Party Punjab state secretary Anil Sarin today said the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre had proved to be a total failure. He expressed concern over certain economic indicators.

City suffers due to ego clash among those who matter
Ludhiana, February 3
Claims of development by the government notwithstanding, none would buy the argument in Ludhiana. The sole elevation project that was proposed during the previous Akali-BJP regime between Jagraon Bridge and Chand Cinema was scheduled to be completed by 2004 remains incomplete.

Akal Takht move assailed
Ludhiana, February 3
The Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, has criticised the action of the Jathedar of Akal Takht Joginder Singh Vedanti, for asking the Sikhs to socially boycott Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna and his younger brother, Mr Harvinder Singh Sarna.

Relief sought for victims of poisoning 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 3
Various social and political organisations working for the welfare of the Dalits have demanded a compensation for the victims of the Kalyan poisoning tragedy. They have urged the state government to compensate the family and arrange treatment of the survivors, who are struggling for life at the CMC Hospital in Ludhiana.

Announcement on new pay panel hailed
Ludhiana, February 3
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s announcement to setup the Sixth Central Pay Commission shortly has been hailed by employees as well as pensioners. This was stated by Mr Yash Paul Ghai, general secretary, Government Pensioners Association, in a press note here.

 
CRIME

One held with 5 kg opium
Ludhiana, February 3
The Dehlon police arrested Karamjit Singh of Latala from Brundi village and recovered 5 kg opium from him. A case under Sections 15, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.

BUSINESS

Traders welcome ICICI bank move
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 3
A section of local traders and industrialists engaged in manufacturing of agricultural implements have welcomed the decision of the ICICI Bank to open a branch here. Various functionaries of the bank, including Mr Gurpreet Nagam, Mr Manav Preet Singh and Mr Sat Paul Goel, said the branch was ready to cater to needs of the industrialists engaged in manufacturing of agricultural implements, including combine harvesters, thrashers and sickles.

 

EDUCATION


Teachers, employees hold rally
Ludhiana, February 3

Hundreds of teachers and other employees on the call given by the Ludhiana District of Democratic Employees Front (DEF), Punjab, had gathered in front of the Mini secretariat here today to hold a rally against the proposed merger of the state’s primary Schools with high and secondary schools.
Members of the Democratic Employees Front hold a protest rally in front of the mini-secreteriat in Ludhiana on Friday
Members of the Democratic Employees Front hold a protest rally in front of the mini-secreteriat in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

NCC cadets honoured
Ludhiana, February 3
A function was held in BCM School here today to honour two of its NCC cadets of the school’s NCC wing, Sgt Jawinder Singh and Sgt Gursimran Singh adjudged at the fifth position in the Best Cadet (Junior Category) competition held at the Republic Day camp in Delhi. The two were happy to have got the rare opportunity of meeting and interacing with the President of India, Dr A.P.J. Kalam, Vice-President of India, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Chief of the Indian Army, Gen J.J. Singh, Director-General, NCC, Mr M.C. Bhandari and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.

Sgt Gursimran Singh and Sgt Jawinder of BCM Arya Model School who were honoured at a function held in their school. — Photo by I.V.
Sgt Gursimran Singh and Sgt Jawinder of BCM Arya Model School who were honoured at a function held in their school

From Colleges
Students informed on study, training opportunities

Ludhiana, February 3
Mr Puneet Sawhney, Director, British Counseling and Educational Services (BCES), admissions along with Ms Barbra Kehlar, international officer Glamorgan University, the Wales and UK visited the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology here recently. The BCES is a service-oriented company with an aim to provide accurate, honest and comprehensive information about study and training opportunities at the recognised institutes abroad.

Song contest results 
Ludhiana, February 3
A state-level song and folk song competition was organised jointly by the Punjabi Sahit Sabha and post-praduate department of Punjabi at Arya College here today. More than 40 participants from different districts participated. “Mirza”, “Dhola”, “Mahiya”, “Tappe” and “Chhalla” remained the special attractions at the competition.

Janhvi Jain shines again

 
SPORTS

Nidhi declared best athlete
Ludhiana, February 3
Nidhi Chandla of BA I was declared the best athlete in the 37th annual athletics meet of the SDP College for Women, near Daresi ground which concluded here today. Nidhi emerged winner in 100m, 200m, 400m, high jump and long jump while Neha Dholi was adjudged the best player.

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