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PPCB invites high court wrath over Budda Nullah
Ludhiana, February 16
Taking serious view of the report of an experts committee appointed by the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC), the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued directions to the state authorities to stop the discharge of industrial effluents into Budda Nullah with immediate effect.

Flesh trade: Girls go into hiding fearing threat to life
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 16
Apprehending danger to their lives, Rano of Kilahans village and Pinky of Panchkula (not real names) have sought action against a woman of Doraha and her accomplice who, according to them, had been running a brothel and exploiting them for years.

DRI unearths drawback scandal
Firm owner arrested
Ludhiana, February 16
Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have uncovered a racket of huge drawback against bogus export of garments by a local group of exporting units running into several crores over the last few years.


Oil prices
Transporters unlikely to reduce charges
Ludhiana, February 16
While reduction in petrol and diesel prices made city residents happy transporters said they were not open to slash transport charges.

Devotees worship Lord Shiva at a temple in Ludhiana on the occasion of Shivratri Langars mark Shivratri
Ludhiana, February 16
Devotees thronged Krishna Temple, Shiv Mandir at Gau Ghat and Shanglawala Shivala, the oldest temple of Lord Shiva, in the city on the occasion of Shivratri today. Women and children queued up at temples to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.

Devotees worship Lord Shiva at a temple in Ludhiana on the occasion of Shivratri on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Students’ worry still not over
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 16
Heaving a sigh of relief after the long-drawn out electioneering prior to their examinations came to an end, students of the area have urged the authorities to direct the prospective winners in various constituencies not to create noise pollution while celebrating their victory.

Construction material lies at the Sarabha Nagar market, Ludhiana, for the construction of a urinal A urinal buried under poll promises
Ludhiana, February 16
A need as basic as a urinal that had emerged as a main poll issue for shopkeepers and residents of Block-I in Sarabha Nagar here has been completely forgotten after the poll. Though the MC officials had unloaded construction material at the proposed site when the issue made headlines during the elections, there is no move to construct the toilet after the poll.

Construction material lies at the Sarabha Nagar market, Ludhiana, for the construction of a urinal. — Photo by IV



PPCC legal cell hails cut in oil prices
Ludhiana, February 16
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) legal cell has hailed the decision of the UPA government to slash oil prices.

Exit poll: 94 pc respondents feel drugs were distributed
Ludhiana, February 16
A unique kind of exit poll was conducted in Punjab during the Assembly elections by Prof. Balwinder Pal Singh, Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Dr. Deepinder Singh, associate professor, L.M.H. Medical College, Ludhiana, and other like-minded social activists from all over the state, including Prof. Bhupinder Kaur from Hoshiarpur, Dr. Manmohanjit Singh, Dr. Kamal Mann, Rachpal Singh, Amandeep, Gurdeep Singh, Pukhraj Singh, Dr. Meharwant Singh, Jaspal Singh and others.

BSNL staff to get free treatment at Apollo
Ludhiana, February 16
Employees of the BSNL and their dependents can now get medical treatment at SPS Apollo Hospital here free of cost following the agreement between the hospital and the BSNL to this effect.

Seminar, poster-making contest mark camp
Ludhiana, February 16
A family planning camp was organised by Lifeline Hospital on Gill Road here yesterday in which a team of doctors from the district health administration and the hospital conducted tubectomy operations. It was inaugurated by Dr Tejinder Pal Singh.



18 booked for assault
Jagraon, February 16
In two separate incidents, 18 persons have been booked for assault. In the first incident, Yadwinder Singh, Gurjit Singh, Mintu, Sonu, Raja, Akhttar Singh of Roomi and 10 other persons assaulted Gurpreet Singh of their village with iron rods. The police has registered a case under Sections 325, 323, 341, 148, 149, IPC, against them.



Comedian Bhagwant Mann at a function in Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana Bhagwant Mann regales students
Ludhiana, February 16
Punjabi comedian Bhagwant Mann regaled students of the Khalsa College for Women by cracking jokes and his way of speaking at a function held here yesterday.

Comedian Bhagwant Mann at a function in Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

DIMT students visit Eastman Impex
Doraha, February 16
Students of the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology visited Eastman Impex and sister concern JVR Forgings, Ludhiana.

Teachers to be updated on marketing today
Doraha, February 16
The Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, in collaboration with the PCMA, will organise a faculty development programme tomorrow, said Dr R.K. Lekhi, Director, DIMT, in a press note issued here.

From Schools
Students urged to follow healthy lifestyle
Ludhiana, February 16
A medical examination of 260 middle-section students of KVM School was conducted under the supervision of Dr Achla Gupta, Chief Medical Officer, KVM, in collaboration with the Paediatric Department of DMC and Hero DMC Heart Institute, here, yesterday.



Filipino band “Mischief” performs at Park Plaza in Ludhiana Filipino band to chorus Hindi songs
Ludhiana, February 16
Buoyed by public demand, members of a Filipino band, recently introduced at Majestic Park Plaza, said they would chorus Hindi numbers, too.

Filipino band “Mischief” performs at Park Plaza in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


Camp at Dewan Hospital from Feb 18
Ludhiana, February 16
Dewan Hospital and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Centre here will hold its 9th annual free and concessional surgical camp from February 18 to March 17.

Dental camp for visually challenged
Ludhiana, February 16
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital organised a free dental check-up and awareness camp at Braille Bhawan of the Government Institute for the Blind, Chandigarh Road, here, on Thursday.





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