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Migrant couple not allowed to construct house on legal land
Ludhiana, January 29
The might of a coloniser seems to be stronger than the orders of senior district and state-level officials as he was allegedly not allowing a migrant labour couple to construct a house on a plot in Satkartar Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, which they had bought after 22 years of hard toil.

Sumitra Devi displays documents of her house, which a coloniser is not allowing them to construct.
Sumitra Devi displays documents of her house, which a coloniser is not allowing them to construct. —  Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

 




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Congress observers trying to pacify rebels in Ludhiana Cong team in city to pacify rebels
Ludhiana, January 29
A team of high-profile Congress leaders especially sent to the city by the party high command to pacify rebels succeeded in winning over a worker but failed to do anything about two others.

Congress observers trying to pacify rebels in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

CM has initiated politics of hatred: Jaitley
Ludhiana, January 29
Accusing Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for making Punjab politics touch its nadir due to his arrogant attitude, BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley today called yesterday's verbal duel between BJP leader Navjot Sidhu and Congress leader Surinder Singla at Amritsar as an outcome of ‘‘politics of hatred’’ started by the CM himself.

A bee sucks nectar from a flower in full bloom announcing the onset of spring.
A bee sucks nectar from a flower in full bloom announcing the onset of spring. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Transport company told to pay Rs 5,000 as relief
Ludhiana, January 29
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed transport company Green Carrier and Contractors Delhi Pvt Ltd to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation to a consumer for failing to deliver goods booked by the consumer.

Jhuggis come up on prime Trust land
Ludhiana, January 29
Residents of Sarabha Nagar, Model Town Extension, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Vikas Nagar, Vishal Nagar and Punjab Mata Nagar have alleged that a prime piece of land belonging to the Ludhiana Improvement Trust worth crores has been encroached upon and a large number of jhuggis have come up on it, thanks to the Assembly elections and patronage of politicians.


COMMUNITY

Resentment over use of sports centres for poll work

Ludhiana, January 29
Resentment prevails among the local sports fraternity against the decision of the administration to use indoor stadiums in the city for election purposes.




Walls being erected in the multipurpose hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex, Ludhiana, in preparation for the ensuing Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections. — Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Walls being erected in the multipurpose hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex, Ludhiana, in preparation for the ensuing Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections.

Badal to seek support for Dhanda
Ludhiana, January 29
The Shiromani Akali Dal (B) supremo, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, would address two rallies in support of Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, SAD-BJP candidate from Ludhiana (West).

BJSP candidate joins SAD
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 29
Nominee of the SAD from Malerkotla Abdul Gaffar received a shot in the arm when Mr Ashootosh Vinayak, the Bharatiya Jan Shakti Party(BJSP) nominee, withdrew from the fray and joined the former’s election campaign. Mr Vinayak was inducted into the SAD by party supremo Parkash Singh Badal last night.

Saini backs Cong nominee
Mohali, January 29
In a jolt to the SAD, Mr Daljit Singh Saini, ex-president of the SAD Kharar circle extended his full support to Congress candidate from Kharar Balbir Singh Sidhu here, and assured to campaign for him.

Workers hold rally against political parties
Ludhiana, January 29
A section of workers held a rally here last evening to generate awareness against “false promises being made by political parties”. Led by members of the Moulder Steel Workers Union, participants held a flag march in the city.

Social security sought for senior citizens
Ludhiana, January 29
Better care of the elderly/senior citizens is the need of the hour as most of them die unsung, unheard and uncared for. This was stated by the All-India Senior Citizens Organisation here which has asked the government to draft and enlist the status of senior citizens in the Constitution.

Bairagi Mandal honours Deol
Ludhiana, January 29
The Bairagi Maha Mandal yesterday honoured Mr Harwant Singh Deol for his outstanding contribution in spreading the message and awareness about the great sacrifice of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in Canada.

Pensioners rue meagre interim relief
Ludhiana, January 29
At a meeting held here yesterday pensioners expressed unhappiness over the meagre interim relief granted to them. They pointed out that prior to the implementation of the 4th Pay Panel report, three instalments of interim relief were given in this order.

Republic Day celebrated
Ludhiana, January 29
Republic Day was celebrated in Green Grove Public School, Khanna. A fancy dress competition was organised wherein students dressed up as historic figures. Students presented a cultural programme with patriotic fervour.

 
AGRICULTURE

Kisan Mela to be held on March 17
Ludhiana, January 29
Presiding over a state-level committee to finalise the preparations for the forthcoming Kisan Melas to be held at Ludhiana, Gurdaspur, Bathinda, Ballowal Saukhri and Rauni (Patiala) in March, the Director of Extension Education, Dr N.S Malhi told that the theme 'Save environment, save Punjab' will be vigorously publicised to create awareness about saving the eco system.

EDUCATION

230 attend NSS camp
Ludhiana, January 29
A three-day NSS camp concluded at Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Alamgir, yesterday. More than 230 NSS volunteers from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College participated in the camp. They took part in the “kar sewa” at the gurdwara.

Placement drive at RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 29
About 150 students of various streams appeared for a campus placement drive at the RIMT-Institute of Management and Computer Technology for pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, Gurgaon. Among the 15 students shortlisted, three belonged to the host institute and would appear for the final interview in Gurgaon.

 

HEALTH

Cancer patients get new hope, claims expert
Ludhiana, January 29
As some 7,00,000 new cancer cases are diagnosed in India every year. An effort is being made to fight cancer with Cytotron in Punjab as is being done in Europe.

City urologist gets national award
Ludhiana, January 29
Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, a noted urologist of the country and Vice-President of the DMC Teachers Association, was handed over the Dr Bidhe Award of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in a small but impressive ceremony held here last evening.

'Early detection can prevent renal failure'
Ludhiana, January 29
Dr Vivekanand Jha, Associate Professor in the Department of Nephrology at PGI, Chandigarh, said Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) was a novel form of dialysis, which could be performed by kidney patients without coming to the hospital.

City dentist attends conference in Malaysia
Ludhiana, January 29
Dr Ajay Chhabra, Professor and Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute here had been invited to present a paper at DAANT 2007 - A global insights on various fields of dentistry held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 
SPORTS

Feroze Garewal wins golf tourney
Feroze Garewal, winner in the boys (u-15) section in the second Doctor’s Golf Cup held at Ranjitgarh Golf Course, Phillaur, on Sunday, receives the trophy from Mr R.S. Gill, DGP, Punjab. Ludhiana, January 29
Feroze Garewal gave an excellent performance and scored 65 best gross to emerge champion in the boys (under-15) category in the second edition of the Doctor's Golf Cup Tournament held at Ranjitgarh golf course of the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, yesterday. Pukhraj Gill, with 68 best gross, finished runner-up.
Feroze Garewal, winner in the boys (u-15) section in the second Doctor’s Golf Cup held at Ranjitgarh Golf Course, Phillaur, on Sunday, receives the trophy from Mr R.S. Gill, DGP, Punjab. — A Tribune photograph

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