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Valentine’s Day
It’s roses all the way
Ludhiana, February 13
This Valentine’s Day, the spirit of love has gripped young and old alike. There was a mad rush at gift shops here today. "Customers want their gifts to be exclusive. Besides flowers, soft toys are popular,” said Rakesh Sood of Green Florists on Pakhowal road.


Girls buying gifts for their Valentines in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Girls buying gifts for their Valentines in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

For some, day for "Mata Pita Pujan"
Ludhiana,February 12
Having failed to curb V-Day enthusiasm among the young, an organisation has decided to make the occasion indigenous and name it "Mata, Pita Pujan Divas".

Demolition squad sent packing
Ludhiana, February 13
Amid high drama, slum dwellers of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar today forced a demolition squad of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust to return here today. Following an order of the PSHRC to the LIT to clear jhuggis from parks in the G and F blocks of SBS Nagar, the squad came back after telling them to clear the parks by February 19.

Student’s spat with conductor costs youth his life
Samrala, February 13
Supporting a student in a dispute with a conductor of a private bus cost a youth his life. Gurmukh Singh (20) of Mushkabad in Ludhiana district succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Samrala last evening.

Timely action saves 3 lives
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 13 Timely action by passersby and the Dehlon police saved the lives of three youths, including a jawan, who were hit by a speeding vehicle near Gopalpur village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road last night.

Undertrial escapes; 2 cops arrested
Ludhiana, February 13
Two cops have been arrested for their alleged negligence in the escape of an undertrial while he was being taken from the Central Jail to attend the bhog of his mother yesterday.

Man booked for raping employee
Ludhiana, February 13
The police has booked Keshav Kumar who runs a consultancy office near Bharat Nagar on the charge of raping an employee on the evening of February 11.


Gurmukh Singh Mann of the Punjab Students Union addresses a gathering in a meeting organised in Ludhiana.
Gurmukh Singh Mann of the Punjab Students Union addresses a gathering in a meeting organised in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Campaigning on for PU senate poll, already
Ludhiana, February 13
Though the elections to the Panjab University, Chandigarh, senate are slated for September, campaigning has already begun here with the city having a strong lobby of contenders.

Applications invited for CM’s award
Ludhiana, February 13
The Punjab government established Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) in April, 2006 to give boost to the livestock sector in the state.

V-Day gets ABVP stick
Ludhiana, February 13
Condemning Valentine’s Day, the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) held a dharna outside Kamla Lohtia College here this morning. “The day has no significance for Indian culture and it is only polluting the minds of our youth, which should be indulged in more fruitful ventures,” said parishad leader Sahil.

Activists of ABVP burn posters related to Valentine’s Day in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —  Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Activists of ABVP burn posters related to Valentine’s Day in Ludhiana .

Foundation of Singh Sabha gurdwara laid
Ludhiana, February 13
Foundation stone of Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Rajguru Nagar, was laid in C block here. The Panj Piaras led by Surinder Singh Badowal, SGPC member, performed the ardas.

Land-use panel meet postponed
Ludhiana, February 13
The meeting of the optimum land use committee, scheduled for today, was postponed as the senior town planner, Balkar Singh Brar, met with an accident on the Delhi-Ludhiana road.

Camp at BJS Dental College
Ludhiana, February 13
The Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital organised a dental check-up camp at Gurdwara Katana Sahib, Neelon, Chandigarh Road today. A large number village elders, women and children took part in the camp to avail the benefits of comprehensive dental check-up extended by a team headed by Dr Ashish Kumar and Dr Hardeep Singh. The camp was a part of the ongoing rural dental health campaign initiated by the hospital.

Tehbazaari wing removes encroachments
Ludhiana, February 13
A Tehbazaari team of the local municipal corporation today confiscated cars and other goods from the I-block market of Sarabha Nagar during a swoop today morning.

MLA seeks third Shatabdi
Ludhiana, February 13
Kila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura in a letter to Union railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has urged him to start third Shatabadi train service between Ludhiana and Delhi at the earliest.

Man falls from roof, dies
Samrala, February 13
Mystery shrouds the death of Raj Singh of Siala village at a hospital near here today. Family members of Raj Singh said he sustained injuries after falling from the roof of his house five days ago.




Theft cases on rise in Domoria market
Ludhiana, February 13
The Domoria bridge market seems to have become a haven for thieves in the past few months, but the police has yet to get into the action mode.

7 kg opium seized, 1 held
Ludhiana, February 13
The anti-narcotics cell of the city police has arrested a resident of Jodhpur and sized 7 kg opium worth Rs 4 lakh in the international market.

2 booked for trespass
Jagraon, February 13
Kamaljit Singh, alias Kamal of Sodhiwal and Mohan Singh of Manuke, entered the house of Nirmal Singh of Sodhiwal, detained and beat him with stick. The Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Sections 308,323,458, 342 and 34 of the IPC.Kamal was admitted to the Sidhwan Bet civil hospital. An old enmity is said to be the reason behind the quarrel.



Biz Word
Chip to protect cell users from radiation
Ludhiana, February 13
King Bio-Pro, a chip, that would prevent hazards of electromagnetic radiation emitted from mobile phones, was launched here recently.



From Schools
100 kids take part in fun games
Ludhiana, February 13
The sports day of Eurokids concluded here today. The function was presided over by former athlete Nirmal Singh Grewal. He had won a silver medal in hammer throw in Asian Games.

PIFT students visit Surajkund
Ludhiana, February 13
Students of Pinnacle Institute of Fashion Technology, including FDDR (fashion design domestic detail), KDT (knitwear design technology), TD (textile design) and IEDT (interior exterior design technology), went on a two-day trip to Surajkund craft mela, near Faridabad, recently.

Exams a wet blanket
Ludhiana, February 13
Pre-board examinations kept the Cupid away from students of senior secondary classes who were looking forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day tomorrow.

Teachers protest abolition of posts
Ludhiana, February 13
The Punjab Government College Teachers Association (PGCTA) staged a dharna at various places yesterday to protest against the state government’s decision to abolish 151 posts of lecturer from various districts of the state.



High-risk surgery
Italian cardiac surgeon to visit DMCH
Ludhiana, February 13
World-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr Antonio Maria Calafiore will visit Hero DMC Heart Institute later this month. This was stated in a press note issued here today. Dr Calafiore is the director of school of specialization in cardiac surgery at University of Catania, Italy. 


Kila Raipur Games
Badal promises revival of national status
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 13
Holding organisers of Kila Raipur rural sports responsible for “losing status” of national sports festival, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal stated that the government would organise a mega event if residents of the area so wanted.

RCF, Mehar Academy in semifinals
Patiala, February 13
The decks were cleared for the last four stage of the 2nd All India Gurcharan Singh Tohra Memorial Football Tournament with seeded outfits like RCF, Kapurthala, Mehar Football Academy, PSEB and BSF making the semifinal cut.




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