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Security beefed up in city, trains delayed
Bomb diffusal squad put on alert

Ludhiana, February 19
Security was beefed up at all major places in the city today in wake of the bomb explosion that took place in the Samjhauta Express this morning.
A policeman conducts checking at the railway station in Ludhiana on Monday
A policeman conducts checking at the railway station in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

ISI behind train fire, says Shahi Imam
Appeal to maintain harmony 
Ludhiana February 19
Religious leaders in the city representing Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Muslims have condemned last night's fire incident in the Samjhauta Express, which claimed more than 100 lives. The Muslim community, in particular, has expressed shock over the incident n in which several innocents, including women and children lost their lives, near Panipat.













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Samjhauta blast: Action against culprits sought
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 19
Shocked with idea of their relatives or friends having been trapped in ill-fated Samjhauta Express, two bogeys caught fire at Dewana village near Panipat, members of the Muslim community at the local town and surrounding villages of the Malerkotla subdivision remained busy in contacting their relatives in India and Pakistan.

Death at de-addiction centre: main accused arrested
Amloh, February 19
Amloh police party led by SHO Ajaypal Singh yesterday nabbed the main accused Harjinder Singh (26), son of Gursewak Singh and a resident of Kharar Mohali district, from Nasha Chhadau Kender, Nangal, for allegedly involved in the death of an inmate of de-addiction centre here.
Main accused Harjinder Singh, allegedly responsible for the death of an inmate of Drug Addiction Centre, at Amloh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Main accused Harjinder Singh, allegedly responsible for the death on an inmate of Drug Addiction Centre, at Amloh

ETO killed in mishap
Ludhiana, February 19
Raghbir Singh (42), Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO), posted at Fatehgarh Sahib, died in a road accident near Mundian village on Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road on Saturday night. His colleague, Mr V.P Singh, ETO posted at Mandi Gobindgarh, who was accompanying him in the car, was injured in the accident. He has been admitted to the Christian Medical College and Hospital.

7-year-old boy shot dead
Samrala, February 19
The “Ladies Sangeet” of the marriage function of Balwinder Singh at Hedon village, 9 km from here, turned sour when Rajinder Singh, an uncle of Balwinder Singh, shot at Harjot Singh (7), son of Sumandeep of Kheri Bhaika village, near Bassi Pathana, last night.

D.K. Oswal dead
Ludhiana, February 19
Mr D.K. Oswal, Chairman and Managing Director, Sryansh Industries Ltd and Adinath Textile Mills Ltd, died last night at Apollo Hospital, Delhi, after a protracted illness. He was 67.

COMMUNITY

Abolish Article 356, says MCPI(U)
Ludhiana, February 19
The MCPI (United) has strongly opposed the dismissal of the Mulayam Singh government by using Article 356 of the Constitution. It will be unconstitutional and undemocratic step , said Mr Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, national general secretary and Kuldip Singh, member, Politburo's member of the outfit.

Architects’ body releases directory
Ludhiana, February 19
The Ludhiana Architects Association (LAA) released the second edition of its membership directory here last evening.


Mr Jit Kumar, member council, Indian Institute of Architects, releases membership directory of the Ludhiana Architects Association on Sunday. — Photo by I.V
Mr Jit Kumar, member council, Indian Institute of Architects, releases membership directory of the Ludhiana Architects Association on Sunday

Society solemnises marriage
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 19

Continuing series of marriages being solemnised by the Nishkam Kirtan Sewa Society, Mandi Gobindgarh, the 59th marriage was solemnised between Geeta Rani, daughter of Raj Kumar, resident of Amloh,with Sonu, son of Surinder Kumar, resident of Bassi Pathana, at Amloh yesterday.


Members of the Nishkam Kirtan Sewa Society, Mandi Gobindgarh with a newly married couple. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Nishkam Kirtan Sewa Society, Mandi Gobindgarh with a newly married couple.

 

BUSINESS

City to have platinum multiplex
Ludhiana, February 19
MBD Group has tied up with Fame Shringaar for its Ludhiana multiplex and PVR for its Jalandhar property. With this tie-up, the company will bring its first platinum multiplexes to Ludhiana and Jalandhar. The company today said that Shringar Cinemas, which made its foray into the world of multiplexes with Fame Adlabs launched in Mumbai in 2002, is also expanding presence across the country apart from Ludhiana.

 

EDUCATION

Time to make the most of benefits of Green Revolution: S.S Johal
Ludhiana February 19
The Economics Society of Government College for Women organised a talk on "Agriculture Economics and Indian Society" in the college auditorium here today. Dr S.S Johal, former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala and former Vice-Chairman of the Punjab Planning Commission, was the guest resource person.
Dr S.S. Johal, former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, and former Vice-Chairman of the Punjab Planning Commission, addresses a seminar at Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Monday'
Dr S.S. Johal, former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, and former Vice-Chairman of the Punjab Planning Commission, addresses a seminar at Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Career counselling seminar at SCD College
Ludhiana February 19
Experts from the industry and academicians were invited to guide the students of SCD Government College here today. Department of Commerce of SCD College organised career counselling seminar for the students of BA/B.SC /B.Com and M.Com students.

PU teaching competitions held
Ludhiana, February 19
The Panjab University zonal skill-in-teaching and on-the-spot teaching-aid preparation competitions (Ludhiana zone) were held at the BCM College of Education here today.

Talent to the fore at Rhythmz
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 19
RIMT-Institute of Management and Computer Technology organised its annual Inter-College Cultural Extravaganza-“Rhythmz 07” today with all grandeur and ecstasy. More than 600 participants from management and degree institutes from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh showcased their talent at the cultural programme.

Prof presents paper at national seminar
Ludhiana February 19
Dr L D Singla, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) attended a national seminar held under the auspices of the Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology held at Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat, recently

From Schools
Seniors have a blast at farewell function

Ludhiana, February 19
Students of Classes X and XII of GMT Public School near Jalandhar bypass were given a warm sendoff yesterday by their juniors at the school. The farewell function began with hawan. Students were welcomed by junior students. Dr H.S Sidhu was the chief guest on the occasion. The students enjoyed modelling, dance performances, one-minute game and paper crushing game.

Ripples 2007 concludes
Ludhiana, February 19
Ripples 2007, the annual intra-college competitions of Christian Dental College which commenced on February 7, culminated here last evening with the music and dance competitions.

Dr Jand honoured 
Ludhiana, February 19
Dr S K Jand, Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has been bestowed with "Fellow of Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology (ISVIB)," at the 13th National Convention of Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology (ISVIB), held at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookat, Kerala recently, for his outstanding achievements in the field of veterinary immunology and biotechnology.

COURTS

Pre-Lok Adalats held
Ludhiana, February 19
The Legal Services Authority has started holding pre-Lok Adalats in order to make the state level Lok-Adalat scheduled to be held on March 17 a big success. The parties to the cases were summoned in these pre-Lok Adalats and efforts were made to resolve their disputes amicably.

 

CULTURE

Crafts from Tamil Nadu impress Punjabis
Ludhiana, February 19
Poompuha was a fabled Chola sea-port from where crafts and the culture of the Tamil kingdom went out to the entire world. The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation with the brand name of Poom Puhar, an undertaking of the Government of Tamil Nadu, is displaying a wide range of handicrafts by master craftsmen at Nehru Sidhant Kender, Feroze Gandhi Market, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana till February 26.

HEALTH

64 employees donate blood on bank’s foundation day
Ludhiana, February 19
To mark its 64th foundation day, the Oriental Bank of Commerce today organised a voluntary blood donation camp in the Department of Transfusion Medicine at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here. The bank employees donated 64 units of blood on this occasion.

Employees of the Oriental Bank of Commerce donate blood on the foundation day of the bank at the DMCH, Ludhiana, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Employees of the Oriental Bank of Commerce donate blood on the foundation day of the bank at the DMCH, Ludhiana, on Monday

Free cosmetic surgery camp from March 3
Ludhiana, February 19
Operation Rainbow, an NGO from Canada, involved in the work of providing free reconstructive surgery to children in developing countries, has chosen Ludhiana Mediciti, a state-of-the-art multi-speciality hospital here, to hold a 10-day-long free camp for high-tech cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


Dr H.S. Bedi and Dr B.S. Sekhon, Directors of Ludhiana Mediciti, address a news conference in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
Dr H.S. Bedi and Dr B.S. Sekhon, Directors of Ludhiana Mediciti, address a news conference in Ludhiana on Monday

 

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