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Parents’ expectations ‘too high to meet’
Boys run away from home 

Ludhiana, January 13
Close on the heels of the tragic death of a 14-year-old table tennis player in Kolkata for failing to live up to his parents’ expectations, stress coupled with overriding fear of facing parents’ ire after ‘failing’ to score good marks forced a boy of the same age to run away from home.

PSEB violates model code of conduct
Ludhiana, January 13
In violation of the model code of conduct, an office of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) at the Mata Rani Chowk here has put up a hoarding of the Congress on the premises.
A hoarding at a PSEB office in Ludhiana lists achievements of the Capt Amarinder Singh government A hoarding at a PSEB office in Ludhiana lists achievements of the Capt Amarinder Singh government. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


Cong accuses Talwandi of violating poll code
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 13
Accusing the SAD nominee from the Raikot constituency of violating election code during his campaign, senior Congress leaders of the constituency have urged the authorities to initiate action against the candidate and his supporters.

5 held for faking papers for bank loans
Ludhiana, January 13
Various banks and financial institutions in the city have suffered a collective loss of nearly Rs one crore due to the alleged activities of a gang of con men, who specialised in making fake documents, including PAN cards, to either take loan on fake identities or provide loans to others after taking huge commissions.

BJP fields Gosain, Bedi amid protests
Ludhiana, January 13
Joining the political battle arena in the city, the BJP has named Mr Harish Bedi and Mr Satpal Gosain as candidates from Ludhiana North and Ludhiana east Assembly constituencies, respectively.

2 friends of theft accused flee
Ludhiana, January 13
Theft of lakhs and jewellery from the house  of ex-PAU registrar Ajit Pratap Singh, whose family was drugged and looted by a newly recruited servant, took a new turn, with two friends of the absconding servant, employed as domestic helps in other houses, also going missing now.

Man duped of Rs 6.25 lakh
Jagraon, January 13
The lust to send his son abroad has made a man suffer a loss of Rs 6,25,000. Mr Karnail Singh of Dehrka, who wanted to send his son Davinder Singh abroad, contacted a travel agent, Mr Manjit Singh, of Khatgati in Pilibhit tehsil.

Elevated road worry for shopkeepers
Ludhiana, January 13
Fears of elevated road, which runs dangerously close to upper stories of many buildings, came true once again when a shop was burgled in the electronics market near Ghanta Ghar after the burglars broke into the shops from the elevated road last night.

Infant needs good Samaritans
Ludhiana, January 13
Two-and-a-half-month-old Deepak has been admitted to the Christian Medical College and Hospital here. Suffering from acute pyogenic meningitis with subdural empyema, Deepak is at the intensive care unit. His father Shambhu is a daily wage worker and the estimated expenditure for treatment is Rs 30,000.


Organisations extend support to ticket claimant
Ludhiana, January 13
A contender for the Congress ticket from the Ludhiana West Assembly constituency, Ms Jasvinder Kaur, has garnered support from various quarters. Extending their support to the woman candidate, the Rashtriya Valmiki Mahasabha, Punjab, has written to the AICC president, Ms Sonia Gandhi, to consider her for candidature.

SSP asks parties to shun unethical poll practices
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 13
Calling upon the leaders of various social and political organisations to desist from unethical practices during elections, Mr Shiv Kumar Verma, SSP, Jagraon, asserted that the staff in the department had been directed to create atmosphere for a free and fair and impartial electioneering.

'Sunder mundriye' lights up Lohri celebrations
Ludhiana, January 13
'Sunder Mundariye, tera kaun vichara, dulha bhatti wala', 'khol mai kunda jeeve tera munda'- these songs filled the air in every college,where the festival of changing season-Lohri was celebrated here today. Dressed in their best, the students, in cheerful and happy mood asked for Lohri from their teachers and Principals.

Rs 4,894 cr potential-linked plan approved 
Ludhiana, January 13
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Gupta launched the potential-linked plan (PLP) to the tune of Rs 4,894 crore for Ludhiana district at review meeting here yesterday. The plan outlay for the district , which is an increase of Rs 631 crore from thw last year, is the highest in the country.

Computer centre inaugurated
Ludhiana, January 13
Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, vice-chairman, Bharti Enterprises, inaugurated the Jan Vidyalaya computer centre at the Kapil Park here today. Lt-Col D.B. Sharma, chairman of the Temple of Humanity Trust, thanked the Punjab National Bank for contributing computers for the centre.



PAU student bags Vivekanand role model award
Ludhiana, January 13
Rohini Garg, a third year student of B.Sc.home science (hons) and NSS volunteer of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been conferred with "Swami Vivekanand Role Model Award" for the year 2006-07. The award was presented to her by Swami Vivekanand Study Circle during the National Youth Day celebrations at Arya College for Boys, Ludhiana, held here yesterday.

From Schools 
Mission celebrates Lohri with 200 slum kids

Ludhiana, January 13
The Vishwa Guru Ravi Dass Mission celebrated Lohri with 200 children from slum areas here yesterday. The special feature of the function was the celebration of Lohri for five newborn baby girls. The children were given peanuts and rewaries.

GRD Academy celebrates Lohri in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
GRD Academy celebrates Lohri in Ludhiana on Saturday

Students apprised of Guru Gobind Singh’s life 
Ludhiana, January 13
The birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh was celebrated at BIS (N) Senior Secondary Public School here yesterday. The programme commenced with the recitation of shabad gayan ’Deh Shiva Var Mohe Hain’. As many as 30 students from Class I to XII participated in it.

16 students honoured
Ludhiana, January 13
The Swami Vivekananda Study Circle celebrated the National Youth Day at the Arya College here yesterday. Sixteen students from Punjab and Chandigarh colleges were honoured. Mr C.S. Talwar, director, Small Savings, Punjab, was the chief guest.



Punjabis cautioned against cardiac ailments
Ludhiana, January 13
At a free check-up camp here yesterday, senior cardiologists sounded a note of caution to people, especially Punjabis, that bad eating habits led to obesity, which further led to heart diseases.

Preserve your natural teeth this year
Ludhiana, January 13
"Oral cavity is the gateway to the human body; the digestive system starts from the mouth. Teeth play an important role in chewing, speech and aesthetics. Natural teeth can last a life-time if one takes proper care of them. It is important to preserve the natural teeth because they are the best in terms of chewing efficiency. The chewing efficiency of conventional dentures is only one third of that of natural teeth."

Workers educated on menace of AIDS
Ludhiana, January 13
A week-long training session of industrial workers and managerial staff on prevention of HIV/AIDS, organised by the Ludhiana Citizens Health Council at New Swan Auto Comp, concluded at Focal point here today.



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