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Daring escape by 2 undertrials
Ludhiana, January 27
Two undertrials made a daring escape from Central Jail here doing a perfect pole vault by using a bamboo stick to jump over 16-feet high wall last night.

Spectacular R-Day show
Ludhiana, January 27
Girl NCC cadets participate in the marchpast on the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations in Ludhiana on Friday. It was a spectacular show put together by the paramilitary forces, the police, NCC cadets and schoolchildren to add colour to the 58th Republic Day celebrations here yesterday.
Girl NCC cadets participate in the marchpast on the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations in Ludhiana on Friday. —  Photo by Sayeed Ahmed





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DC orders criminal action against vets
Ludhiana, January 27
Vet doctors, who were claiming deaths of livestock in Punjab due to their postings on poll duty, are in trouble with Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, directing Senior Superintendent of Police, Jagraon, to immediately initiate criminal action against Mr Gurbax Singh, president, Veterinary Pharmacists Union, and other members of the union for violation of model code of conduct of elections.

Cong nominee’s supporters booked for assault
Raikot, January 27
The police has booked two persons, reportedly supporters of Congress nominee from Raikot constituency, under Sections 323, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC for allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill son of former MLA Nirmal Singh Mahant, who has recently been inducted in the SAD as member, Political Affairs Committee, SAD.

PUNJAB VOTES '07

Process of filing papers ends
Ludhiana, January 27
The last day of filing nominations witnessed a large number of candidates filing their papers in the district. Following candidates who filed their nomination papers in different constituencies in the district.

Unmindful of the political activity going in the state, a farmer harvests crop in Mandiani village on Ferozepur road in the Dakha Assembly segment.
Unmindful of the political activity going in the state, a farmer harvests crop in Mandiani village on Ferozepur road in the Dakha Assembly segment. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Efforts on to pacify rebels: PYC
Ludhiana, January 27
The delay in allotment of ticket to candidates is costing Congress dearly and party workers are trying to make up for it, said Mr Vijay Inder Singla, president of the Punjab Youth Congress here today.

A urinal an election issue !
Ludhiana, January 27
Need for a urinal has emerged as a main poll issue for shopkeepers and residents of Block-I in Sarabha Nagar.

Capt ridicules SAD over charges SYL
Ludhiana January 27
Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh ridiculed the charges levelled against him by the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) that he had sold out “waters of Punjab” by being responsible for laying the foundation stone of the SYL Canal at Kasuri in 1982.

Talwandi blames Cong candidate for violence
Raikot, January 27
Mr Ranjit Singh Talwandi, SAD-BJP candidate for the Assembly elections has sought the intervention of the election commission. He has accused Mr Harmohinder Singh Pardhan, the Congress nominee here, of resorting to violence to influence voters and supporters of SAD.

SAD leader Jagjit Singh Talwandi calls on Surinder Singh Mahant at the Civil Hospital, Raikot, on Saturday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

SAD leader Jagjit Singh Talwandi calls on Surinder Singh Mahant at the Civil Hospital, Raikot, on Saturday.


COMMUNITY

Rs 1 lakh donation for Lala Lajpat Rai panel
Ludhiana, January 27
Punjab National Bank (PNB) donated Rs 1 lakh to the Lala Lajpat Rai Janamsthan Yadgar Committee, Dhudike, on the occasion of inauguration of the three-day 52nd Lala Lajpat Rai Birthday Sports Mela mela yesterday.


 

CRIME

2 dowry deaths in city
Ludhiana, January 27
A woman allegedly committed suicide in Kohinoor colony due to alleged harassment by her in-laws while another was allegedly strangled to death by her in-laws today. The police has booked three persons Surinderpal Singh, Baljit Kaur and Gurpreet Singh for allegedly abetting the suicide of Arshdeep Kaur in the colony.

Murder accused held
Ludhiana, January 27
The police today arrested a man in the murder case of a youth Ravi Kumar in Haibowal on January 25.

 
AGRICULTURE

Animals treated at welfare camp
Ludhiana January 27
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, College of Veterinary Sciences, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, organised an animal welfare camp at village Dharamgarh (Sangrur) on Thursday in collaboration with K.V.K. Kheri, Sangrur.

EDUCATION

From Schools
Republic Day infuses spirit of nationalism among students

Ludhiana, January 27
Darshan Academy, Ludhiana, celebrated 58th Republic Day in the school campus by presenting a variety programme. Students spoke about the Indian Constitution with their faces painted and later presented a variety colourful dance. Mr G D Jalota, secretary, hoisted the flag and spoke about rights and duties, the two sides of the same coin, which should go hand in hand.

From Colleges
Students of Devki Devi Jain College perform gidda during the Republic Day celebrations in Ludhiana on Friday. Patriotic fervour sweeps city colleges
Ludhiana, January 27
Republic Day was celebrated enthusiastically by various colleges here yesterday. Colourful items were presented by students to mark the occasion.

Students of Devki Devi Jain College perform gidda during the Republic Day celebrations in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Subhas House win maths contest
Ludhiana, January 27
The Junior Humanities Forum of Middle Section of KVM organised an Inter House Maths Wiz Kids Contest for the students to improve their mental ability, calculation skills and to upgrade their faculty of analyzing and intelligence quotient.

 
SPORTS

Yuvtesh beats Aniket in first round
Ludhiana, January 27
Yuvtesh Dhaliwal from Kapurthala survived some anxious moments before romping home victorious 6-5 against Aniket Bhatia of Jalandhar in the inaugural edition of the Yonex PAU Total Tennis Championship being played at Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.


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