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Major reshuffle in 3 police districts
Ludhiana, January 12
In a massive reshuffle in the police, nearly 200 cops, mainly Assistant Sub Inspectors (ASIs) were today shifted out of the Ludhiana, Khanna and Jagraon police districts on the directions of the state Election Commission.

Congressmen optimistic in Akali stronghold
Raikot, January 12
With the Congress yet to announce the list of candidates for the Assembly elections, the supporters of Harmohinder Singh Pardhan, probable nominee for this constituency, considered as Akali stronghold, have girdled their loins to gather support for their candidate.

SAD candidate ‘took’ funds from Pandher family
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 12
The khooni kothi of Moninder Singh Pandher, the main accused in the infamous Nithari serial sex abuse and killing of children and women, cast its shadows on the politics of Punjab with senior Congress leaders accusing a SAD leader and candidate from Raikot Assembly constituency of accepting huge funds from the ‘serial killer’.

Parties woo industry
Ludhiana, January 12
Trading community is capturing the attention of political parties. While it was the Akali-BJP leadership that sought industry's support at its rally on Tuesday here, the Congress too wants to leave no stone unturned in this regard.

DC’s directive to printing press owners
Ludhiana, January 12
The diastrict administration has asked owners of printing presses engaged in the printing of election material of political parties/candidates to strictly abide by the directions of the Election Commission given in the Model Code of Conduct for relating to the printing of such material.

Students of Kiddies Pardise celebrate "Lohri" festival in Ludhiana on Friday
Students of Kiddies Pardise celebrate "Lohri" festival in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed



Stray dog menace continues, even as MC denies
Ludhiana, January 12
Despite the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the state government for finding a solution to the ever growing stray dog menace, residents in all parts of the city are suffering from it even as the Municipal Corporation refuses to acknowledge it.

Stray dogs feeding on garbage create a menace in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Stray dogs feeding on garbage create a menace in Ludhiana


Lohri spirit soars high
Ludhiana, January 12
Though winter chill is intensifying and weather charts are showing very low temperatures, the spirits of people are soaring as Lohri is round the corner. The city sky is dotted with kites of practically all colours of rainbow and in different sizes are displayed at shops all over the city. In contrast with the grey sky, the kites cheer every heart .

Sahota is chief of Sanitary Inspectors’ body
Ludhiana, January 12
Mr Ashwini Sahota, Chief Sanitary Inspector of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has been elected state president of the Municipal Sanitary Inspectors’ Association for the sixth consecutive year.



Assault on engine driver disrupts rail traffic
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 12
The driver of a railway engine has urged the authorities to take strict action against an unknown person who tried to assault him and the others aboard a running engine destined for Kilaraipur today. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Four wood thieves arrested
Samrala, January 12  
A Forest Department team lead by Mr Sukhwinder Singh, Range Officer, Samrala, arrested four members of a gang of wood thieves while loading stolen wood in a tempo last night.

17 booked for assault
Jagraon, January 12
The Sidhwan Bet police has booked 17 persons for assaulting two persons. The police has registered a case under Sections 447, 511, 341, 379, 323, 506, 148, 149 of the IPC against Balbir Singh, Musa Singh, Kulvir Singh, Kokan Singh, Mohinder Singh, Raj Kumar, Sher Singh, Diwan Singh, Atma Singh, Brij Singh, Jeet Singh, Sheelo Bai, Haro Bai of Akuana and Mittal of Bhundri as they allegedly stopped Pritam Kaur of Akuana, assaulted her and tried to forcibly occupy her land. No arrest has been.



LG comes out with Lohri offer
Ludhiana, January 12
LG Electronics today announced a special 'Lohri Dhoom' scheme for its customers in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh. During the two-week-long festival offer, customers would be entitled to assured gifts in the form of scratch cards they would get on purchase of LG products.



Students celebrate Lohri with fervour in city
Ludhiana, January 12
Lohri was celebrated with enthusiasm at Kiddies Paradise School here today. The tiny tots participated in a fancy dress competition. A quiz programme was also held.

Students of SKSK Education Institute get ready to fly kites at a Lohri function held in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of SKSK Education Institute get ready to fly kites at a Lohri function held in Ludhiana

PNB gives computers for children
Ludhiana, January 12
With a view to fulfilling sits social responsibility Punjab National Bank (PNB) today contributed computers and furniture for the Jan Vidyalaya Computer Centre for children from the weaker sections of society on Hambran Road here.

BJS Dental College to host 'Fusion 2007'
Ludhiana, January 12
Aspiring dentists from not only the mega city but the entire northern region will have an opportunity to have education with entertainment at a mega event 'Fusion 2007', being organised by Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College here on January 14 and 15.



City doc delivers lecture at national conclave
Ludhiana, January 12
Dr Veena Jain, chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Gynaecological Oncology at Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation here was invited as guest faculty at the 50th All-India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AICOG-2007), held at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata from January 5 to January 9.

BSNL staff to get treatment at DMCH without payment
Ludhiana, January 12
Employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and their dependents can now get medical treatment without payment at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), as also at the Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) following the renewal of relevant agreements with the two hospitals yesterday.



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