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Muslims observe black Id
Ludhiana, January 1
Thousands of muslims observed the black Id to protest against the execution of the deposed Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, here today. They also staged a mock hanging of the effigy of the US President, George W. Bush, before setting it on fire.

Devotees offer prayers on Id in Ludhiana on Monday. The Faithful: Devotees offer prayers on Id in Ludhiana on Monday. —  Photo by  Inderjeet Verma

Muslims condemn Saddam’s hanging
Jagraon, January 1
Hundreds of Muslims of the area on Monday organised a march raising slogans against the US Government for the executing of Saddam Hussein.

















EARLIER STORIES


Saddam execution unfortunate: NGO 
Ludhiana, January 1
The GGS Institute of Information Communications and Technology, an NGO accredited with the United Nations, called an emergency meeting today to condemn the execution of Saddam Hussein.

A boisterous start to New Year
Ludhiana, January 1
City residents welcomed year 2007 with great pomp and show here last night. Be it clubs, hotels, pubs, restaurants or private get-togethers, an untiring enthusiasm was witnessed everywhere. Elderly, youngsters and children had great fun till midnight and the year was welcomed amidst cheers, fire-crackers and excitement.


Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh regales audience on the New Year’s Eve at Sutlej Club in Ludhiana on Sunday night. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh regales audience on the New Year’s Eve at Sutlej Club in Ludhiana on Sunday night

Revelry saw SMSing on a new high 
Ludhiana, January 1
Amid promises of strengthened networks and better services by mobilephone companies, Short Messaging Service (SMS) congestion could not be prevented this year too. 

Rickshaw-puller’s death: Police begins probe
Ahmedgarh, January 1
Taking cognizance of a complaint lodged by a family of the local Chand Cinema area, the local police has initiated probe into the death of the head of the family, a rickshaw-puller, who according to the complainant was thrashed by a financier about a fortnight ago.




Family members of Surjit Singh mourn his death at Ahmedgarh on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
Family members of Surjit Singh mourn his death at Ahmedgarh

One killed, four hurt in car mishap
Sahnewal, January 1
One person was killed and four others injured when the car in which they were travelling hit an electricity pole after being hit by another vehicle at Pawa Khagat village last night.

Goods worth lakhs stolen from garment store

Ludhiana, January 1
Thieves broke into a garment showroom in Ghanta Ghar Chowk in last night and decamped with garments and artficial jewellery worth lakhs of rupees. According to the owner of the shop, H.K. Groverson, the thieves jumped on the roof of the shop from the elevated road and broke into a wall and a door. The incident took place after 10:30 pm yesterday when the owner had left the shop.
When they came today morning they found the shop broken into and ransacked. The exact loss is being ascertained.




The ransacked safe of a garment showroom that was burgled in Ludhiana on Sunday night. — Photo by I.V.

The ransacked safe of a garment showroom that was burgled in Ludhiana on Sunday night.

COMMUNITY

SAD (A) committed to forming third front
Ludhiana, January 1
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today said it was mulling alliance with like-minded parties to defeat the Congress and the SAD-BJP alliance.



SAD senior vice-president Daljeet Singh Bittu and general secretary Prof Jagmohan Singh at a press conference in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
SAD senior vice-president Daljeet Singh Bittu and general secretary Prof Jagmohan Singh at a press conference

Dilemma for Congress on Jagraon candidate
Ludhiana, January 1
While SAD president Parkash Singh Badal might be finding it difficult to make the final choice of the party candidate from Jagraon, for the Congress, the task appears to be equally tough.

Cyclists brave the chill on a foggy Monday morning in Ludhiana
Fogged out: Cyclists brave the chill on a foggy Monday morning in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Young devotees take part in nagar kirtan taken out to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary
Young devotees take part in nagar kirtan taken out to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Tax assessment invalid sans statutory notice
Ludhiana, January 1
Income tax assessment will be invalid if the statutory notice under the proviso to Section 143(2) (ii) of the Income Tax Act is not served on the assessee within stipulated time. The Delhi High Court, in an important judgement delivered recently, held that there was a clear distinction between issuance of notice and service of notice.

Road accident fatalities alarming in India: expert
Ludhiana, January 1
Whereas in the developed countries the incidence of neurotrauma is on the decline owing to better highway engineering, automobile innovations and greater awareness among public about prevention of accidents, India witnesses six deaths for every one million kilometres driven as against one death for 160 millions kilometres driven in USA, where highways are considered to be safest in the world. Stating this at a seminar on “Roadside Accidents and Management of Head Trauma”, Dr Manoj K. Sobti, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Sobti Neuro and Trauma Centre, said a survey conducted on road traffic safety by the Central Road Research Organisations had revealed that there was one accident for every one minute on roads while one human life was lost (due to road accidents) every 8.5 minutes.

State Bairagi Mandal chief felicitated
Ludhiana, January 1
The president of the Bairagi Maha Mandal, Punjab, Mr Hari Das Bawa, was felicitated in a function organised by Mr Ramesh Kumar Bawa, president of Ludhiana rural Assembly segment, and Ms Kanchan Bawa, president of women wing of the body here today.

Mysterious death of owls to be probed
Ludhiana, January 1
The controversy surrounding the claims of the local chapter of the PFA (People for Animals) about the recovery of six owls has deepened further with the national president of the PFA and environmentalist, Maneka Gandhi, terming the claims as mysterious and the honorary Chief Wildlife Warden, Dr Sandeep K. Jain, initiating an inquiry into the episode.

WCA gets best district body award
Ludhiana, January 1
The year 2007 commenced on a happy note for the Wholesale Chemists Association (WCA) here today when sweets were distributed and members danced to the beats of drums to celebrate the best district association award presented to the body at a state-level convention of chemists held at Patiala on December 30.
Wholesale Chemists Association president Tikka Dalip Singh with the Best District Association trophy after it was awarded to the body in Ludhiana on Monday
Wholesale Chemists Association president Tikka Dalip Singh with the Best District Association trophy after it was awarded to the body in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

 

CRIME

2 held with liquor

 

EDUCATION

Workshop on AIDS for nodal teachers
Jagraon, January 1
A four-day AIDS Education Workshop was organised by the DEO Ludhiana at Swami Roop Chand Jain School here under the guidelines of the NACO, New Delhi, PSACS and SISE Punjab.

Gupta Model begins New Year with fun
Ludhiana, January 1
'New Year 2007' was celebrated by the 'Gupta Model High School,' 72 Club Road, Ludhiana. The function started with a 'havan' followed by a dance party.

Rally marks New Year celebrations
Ludhiana, January 1
The NSS unit of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College organised a social awareness rally here today to mark the New Year. The rally, organised in association with Coca-Cola and Top Careers and You, included activities like first-aid training, civil defence training, lecture on HIV and liver diseases by Dr Rajoo Chhina, Professor and Head of Gastro, DMCH.

 

HEALTH

1,200 eye patients given free treatment
Amloh, January 1
The Manav Bhalai Manch, with cooperation of State Bank of Patiala, organised a free eye check-up and operation camp at Maghi Memorial College for Women here. Giving details of the camp to the mediapersons here today, Mr Manohar Lal Verma, general-secretary of the manch, said Dr G.S. Dhami, Dr Bandna Modi, and Dr Ravinder Kaur from Ludhiana alongwith their teams examined patients.

 

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