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30 counters set up for riot victims
Ludhiana, February 14
The district administration here has set up 30 special counters for riot victims to submit their claims for relief. Stating this here today, Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, said the counters would start functioning from tomorrow.

Amid protests, youngsters celebrate V-Day
Ludhiana, February 14
Despite several threats and protests by Shiv Sena activists, Valentine’s Day was celebrated here today by people of all age groups. Hundreds of youngsters were seen exchanging greeting cards, redroses, chocolates and soft toys to celebrate the occasion.
Youngsters at a gift shop on Valentine’s Day in Ludhiana Youngsters at a gift shop on Valentine’s Day in Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma


Wg Cdr attacked by robbers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 14
In Haryana, a gang of robbers struck on Mullanpur-Raikot Road last night. They targeted a Wing Commander of Air Force at Halwara base, who was waylaid and robbed of Rs 4,500 and a mobile.

PAU seeks more farm coverage on radio, TV
Ludhiana, February 14
In deference to the wishes of farmers, PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr K.S. Aulakh has written to the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Mr Priyaranjan Dasmunshi, requesting a change in the telecast of Krishi Darshan by Doordarshan Kender, Jalandhar.

PAU student hangs himself to death
Ludhiana, February 14
The Valentine’s Day began on a tragic note for the students of Punjab Agricultural University as a student of M.Sc. reportedly hanged himself to death from a ceiling fan in hostel number 7.

Cops yet to nab errant truck driver
Ludhiana, February 14
In yet another case of hit and run, an overspeeding truck hit a motor cycle leading to the death of one of the pillion riders on the Chandigarh road here. The police has so far not been able to trace the driver of the truck.


IT can be deposited in any bank
Ludhiana, February 14
All tax-payers have the right to deposit their income tax and other taxes in any of the designated and authorised branches of banks. According to Mr Ashok Juneja, president, Taxation Bar Association, and Mr Anup Jain former president of the Direct Tax Bar Association, this was stated by top officials of all leading banks.

Inquiry into under-weight milk packets
Ludhiana, February 14
Taking serious note of reports about the supply of less quantity of milk in packets of the Ludhiana Milk Plant, Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, has ordered a magisterial inquiry by Mr J.K. Jain, Executive Magistrate, Ludhiana.

Dharna outside Commissioner’s residence
Ludhiana, February 14
To protest against lack of civic amenities in Ward No. 36, residents of the area led by the councillor staged a dharna outside the residence of the Commissioner, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, here today.

SAD burns CM’s effigy
Ludhiana, February 14
Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal today burned the effigy of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to protest against inflation in his tenure. Led by Mr Jaspal Singh Dhall, the protestors said that prices of all items had skyrocketed in the Congress government’s regime.

Agitators burn the effigy of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma
Agitators burn the effigy of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Ludhiana

Sarpanches protest against Vigilance action
Ludhiana, February 14
A number of sarpanches and panches of various villages in the district today protested against the Vigilance action against panchayats by demonstrating outside the mini-secretariat here today.

Sarpanches and panches protest against Vigilance action in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Sarpanches and panches protest against Vigilance action in Ludhiana

Development project approved
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 14
The local Municipal Council has approved a slum development project that will undertake the construction of streets and drains at a cost of Rs 15 lakh. Mr Jatinder Kumar Bhola, president of the council, said an amount of Rs 15 lakh had been earmarked for the development of slums in the town.

Camps for disabled postponed
Ludhiana, February 14
Mr Priyank Bharti, additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), informed yesterday that the camps to be held to identify disabled children have been postponed till March.


Missing youth untraced
Ludhiana, February 14
A 21-year-old youth, Munish Sharma, a resident of Phase-II, Urban Estate, Dugri, is missing since February 9. According to family members, Munish Sharma left his house at around 11 a.m. on that day for a hair- cut.


Auto parts makers flay power hike proposal
Ludhiana, February 14
The Auto Parts Manufacturers Association today condemned the proposal by the Punjab State Electricity Board to increase power tariff by 17.6 per cent so as to cover a revenue gap of Rs 1,383 crore.

Companies make moolah on Valentine’s Day
Ludhiana, February 14
Even as the young and old celebrated Valentine’s Day with fanfare, it was companies, greeting cards florists, food outlets and jewellers who laughed their way to banks.



Trained teachers for challenged kids
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 14
Mr Anil Kumar, a block resource person, inspires and educates handicapped children of the area. He has been going door to door to identify and educate these children.

Awareness camp at GCW
Ludhiana, February 14
A three-day entrepreneurship awareness camp concluded at Govt College for Women here today by the Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park  under the patronship of college principal Prabhjot Kaur and convener Dr (Ms) Manju Sahni.



10-year RI for raping infant
Ludhiana, February 14
A man accused of raping an infant has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 10 years. The accused, Sanjay Yadav of Gahour village, has also been fined Rs 3000. The orders were pronounced by Mr Hardial Singh, presiding officer of the fast-track court, Ludhiana.


500 examined at dental checkup camp
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 14
More than 500 persons were examined at a free dental check up camp organised by Hargobindpur and local units of the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Aryan Dental Hospital here.


Sports festival at Gill ends
Ludhiana, February 14
The Dashmesh Academy beat Harjit Friends Club of Moga 32-27 to win the Mata Gujri Gold Cup in kabaddi (all open) at the annual sports festival organised by the Golden Youth Club at Gill village near here, on Monday.

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