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Family of four set ablaze in sleep
Aman Nagar residents in a state of shock
Ludhiana, February 2
Four members of a family, including two children and a woman, met a gory death when they were allegedly set ablaze while they were asleep under mysterious circumstances in Peer Wali Gali, Aman Nagar, early today.
Police officials inspect the spot where four persons were killed in a fire in Ludhiana on Friday; (Inset) Kuldeep Kaur and Sukhdev Singh Police officials inspect the spot where four persons were killed in a fire in Ludhiana on Friday; (Inset) Kuldeep Kaur and Sukhdev Singh.
— Photos by Inderjeet Verma





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Drive to foil attempts on liquor supply to voters
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 2
Calling upon leaders of various social and religious organisations to join hands against the menace of drug addiction, the Crime Prevention Society, Sayan Kalan, has launched a move to foil attempts by certain political leaders to woo voters by supplying liquor and poppy husk.

Office-bearers of the Crime Prevention Society, Sayan, near Ahmedgarh, pose for a photograph during an anti-addiction drive.
Office-bearers of the Crime Prevention Society, Sayan, near Ahmedgarh, pose for a photograph during an anti-addiction drive

Parties’ claims on Ludhiana’s development stand exposed
Ludhiana, February 2
Both the Akali Dal and the Congress are making tall claims of development in the state in their election campaign for the Vidhan Sabha poll. These tall claims notwithstanding, the failure of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, to complete the projects started more than five years ago is a classic example and speaks of the interest taken by the sitting Congress legislators and the counsellors of the Opposition parties.

Woo voters by your deeds, not money
Centenarian’s advice to political leaders
Mandi Ahmedgarh, 1 February
Claiming to have used their voting right without any consideration and influence for their whole life, Kartar Singh (115) of Tungaheri village in the Kilaripur Assembly segment and his wife, Barzi Devi, have called upon political leaders to shun use of money, liquor and drugs to woo voters.

COMMUNITY

No end to unsolicited calls for residents
Ludhiana, February 2
City residents are a harried lot with no end to unsolicited calls from companies selling insurance policies and other financial products. Despite a clear court directive prohibiting such unsought calls to customers executives of companies continue making phone calls to people.

Beas firing: MCPI-U for action against culprits
Ludhiana, February 2
The Marxist Communist Party of India - United (MCPI-U) while strongly condemning the firing incident in Beas which claimed the life of an Akali Dal activist, has called for immediate arrest of the culprits named in the FIR.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti celebrated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 2
Guru Ravidas jayanti was celebrated in the town and surrounding villages here today. The main function was held at Gurdwara Bhagat Ravidas, Jandali road.


Devotees offer prayers at Gurdwara Bhagat Ravidas, Ahmedgarh, on Thursday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
Devotees offer prayers at Gurdwara Bhagat Ravidas, Ahmedgarh

At the Crossroads
Hankering after votes
Enticing people with promises of round-the-clock water and power supply for securing votes is nothing short of bartering ballots with some utility items. This reminds me of a poem by Christopher Marlowe wherein the lover tries to win over the love of his beloved by promising her all material comforts.

 

CRIME

4 held for youth’s murder
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 2
Intensive investigation and coordination by the local police and the Bahadurgarh CIA staff enabled the Sangrur police arrest four persons who had allegedly killed a youth of Jhaner village and looted Rs 4.37 lakh from his master, owner of a petrol station, at Jitwal level-crossing around 32 months ago.

 

BUSINESS

SBI holds seminar for industry
Ludhiana, February 2
State Bank of India conducted a seminar for industry here on Wednesday. Mr S.S. Sharma, General Manager, SBI, gave details about the bank’s schemes for industry in general and jewellers in particular.

 

EDUCATION

Lecture on personality development
Ludhiana, February 2
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan conducted a corporate lecture on 'Personality Development Through Spirituality' at B.C.M College of Education here yesterday. Sadhvi Sushri Om Prabha Bharti, Sushri Manju Bharti and Sushri Vaishnavi Bharti were a part of this lecture.

CIPHET scientist gets Dr Bhargava medal
Ludhiana, February 2
The Bioved Research Society organised its ninth Agricultural Scientists and Farmers' Congress at Vigyan Parishad, University of Allahabad, on January 29 and 30. The executive committee conferred the Dr S.R. Bhargava Medal-2007 on Dr R.K. Goyal, senior scientist, Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana, for his outstanding contribution in the field of agricultural structure and process engineering.

GGS School students excel
Ludhiana, February 2
Damanjit Singh of Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Pakhowal road, won the gold medal in the global test of English language organised by Bright Careers of Rohtak, Haryana. As many as 106 CBSE-affiliated schools participated. The test was held for Classes III to XII in which 10 students of Guru Gobind School got 'O' grade.


Damanjot Singh Jaskaran Singh

IGNOU test on February 4
Ludhiana, February 2
The entrance test for the management programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University, OPENMAT XXI, is scheduled for February 4. Hall tickets have been dispatched from IGNOU headquarters, New Delhi.

Affiliated school teachers meet education officers
Ludhiana, February 2
A delegation of the Association of Punjab School Education Affiliated Schools met the Chairman, Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, Education Secretary, in charge, Affiliation Branch, Controller of the Examination and other officers of the board under the presidentship of Mr Rajinder Sharma here yesterday.

Gas conservation fortnight
Doraha, February 2
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd along with the active support of Sahnewal Gas Service organised the oil and gas conservation fortnight, 2007, at Mai Bhago College for Women, Ramgarh, yesterday.

Students of the Mai Bhago College for Women, Ramgarh, attend a programme in connection with Gas Conservation Fortnight on the college campus on Thursday. — Photo by Lovleen Bains
Students of the Mai Bhago College for Women, Ramgarh, attend a programme in connection with Gas Conservation Fortnight on the college campus

Wetland Day observed
Doraha, February 2
Members of the eco-club of Government High School, Rampur, observed Wetland Day on the school premises here today. Mr Surinder Pal Singh, and Ms Pal Rani Kaur, science teachers, educated members of the club regarding importance of the day.

GADVASU teachers’ association
Ludhiana February 2
A general body meeting of faculty members of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University was held recently in the silver jubilee block, College of Veterinary Science.

 

HEALTH

Depression at workplace is curable: Expert
Ludhiana, February 2
Depression is a common problem. Around one in every five women and one in every 10 men suffer from depression at some point in their lives. At any given time, one in every 20 adults is experiencing serious or major depression, and a similar number will have a less serious depression.

 
SPORTS


Doping of animals under check at Kila Raipur
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 2
While the owners of bullocks and other animals taking part in rural sport fairs in this part of Malwa continue to dope the participants to get better results, organisers of the Kila Raipur rural sports meet, better known as mini Olympics, claim to have put a check on the violation.

Dr Surinder Vahi, Veterinary Officer, shows a photo identity card of a bullock taking part in race in the rural Olympics at Kila Raipur on Thursday.
Dr Surinder Vahi, Veterinary Officer, shows a photo identity card of a bullock taking part in race in the rural Olympics at Kila Raipur

Good response to Ludhiana Marathon
Ludhiana, February 2
All arrangements have been completed for the inaugural edition of the Ludhiana Marathon-2007 slated to be organised on February 4. Giving this information here today, Mr Narinder Mittal, chief coordinator of the event, said the response had been overwhelming.

Mr Narinder Mittal (second from right), chief coordinator, Ludhiana Marathon-2007, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Mr Narinder Mittal (second from right), chief coordinator, Ludhiana Marathon-2007, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana

GTB college enter PU cricket meet final
Ludhiana, February 2
A fine all-round performance by Ravi Kumar enabled hosts, GTB National College, Dakha, to register 34-run victory over Khalsa College, Gardhiwal, in the second semifinal of the Panjab University Cricket Championship (Division B) being played at GTB National College, Dakha, near here today.

Vaneet Kaur emerges fastest runner
Ludhiana, February 2
Vaneet Kaur, representing Red House, emerged the fastest runner among senior girls, winning the 100 metres race in the annual athletic meet of Guru Nanak International Public School, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here today.

Boys take part in three-legged race in the annual athletic meet of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Boys take part in three-legged race in the annual athletic meet of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, Ludhiana

Apinder Grewal heads PSA
Ludhiana, February 2
Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, former Mayor, Ludhiana, has been unanimously elected president of the Punjab Swimming Association at the general body meeting of the association held here today. Dr RS Parmar, outgoing president, was elected its chairman while Mr Balraj Sharma, general secretary since 1985, was re-elected to the post for the next term of four years.

Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, former Mayor, Ludhiana, who was unanimously elected president of the Punjab Swimming Association, seen with other office-bearers at the general body meeting of the association held in Ludhiana
Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, former Mayor, Ludhiana, who was unanimously elected president of the Punjab Swimming Association, seen with other office-bearers at the general body meeting of the association held in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma





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