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Sexual Exploitation
Girl was promised marriage

Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 17
Investigations made by the Payal police reveal that regulations regarding child labour are still being violated by parents of child labourers and more prosperous residents. A minor girl of nearby Sayan village was allegedly exploited physically not only by her ‘master’ but also one of the visitors.

‘Bright’ thieves leave motorists in the dark
Ludhiana, February 17
For the third time in a row, miscreants have stolen special inverters and batteries installed at five key road crossings to run traffic lights.

MC employee poses as senior, despite inquiry
Ludhiana, February 17
A Municipal Corporation employee has allegedly been posing as a Superintendent, Vaccination, for the last 10 years. But no action has been taken to revert him to his original position, thanks to the political clout he enjoys.


In Basta
Murdered farmer’s body untraced
Ludhiana, February 17
Over three months after Bhupinder Singh, a farmer of Hawaas village, was shot at in Salem Tabri here and the assailants took away his body as well, the police has been unable to trace the body or nab the accused.

Double Murder
Report: Sisters were suffocated
Doraha, February 17
The post-mortem report of the two aged unmarried women, who were found murdered at their home in Chankoiyan village on Friday night, reveals that the two were suffocated to death.

Ludhiana Calling
The other day during centenary celebrations of Khalsa Dewan at KCW, security personnel started checking the belongings of attending it, including that of the journalists, at the entrance of the venue. Fed up with this, one of the vernacular journalists asked the public relation officer whether they should enter wearing under-garments only. “For decades, we have been reporting, still the police fails to recognise us. This is disgusting”, he said.


Sans infrastructure, pupils at receiving end
Ludhiana, February 17
Class-V students studying in the zila parishad-run primary schools across the district may face difficulty while comprehending the English questions in the board examination scheduled to start from tomorrow.

Yash Momi holds a bulb wherein he painted a picture of Guru Ravidas. Artistic to the core
Ludhiana, February 17
Creativity is his passion. After making pictures of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Guru Gobind Singh on a rice grain and weaving as small as one-inch cot with his hair, this time Yash Momi, a teacher at BVD High School, Phillaur, has painted a colourful picture of Guru Ravidas inside a 40-watt bulb with oil and poster colours. It took him at least eight days to accomplish the task.

Yash Momi holds a bulb wherein he painted a picture of Guru Ravidas. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Teachers leave for Kapurthala to join protesters
To gherao education minister
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 17
Responding to a call given by office-bearers of the Sarkari School Sikhia Bachao Morcha, a large number of activists of various teachers’ unions left for Kapurthala today to gherao Punjab education minister to press for their long-pending demands.

Christians stage dharna
Ludhiana, February 17
Christians, including a few CMCH employees, have raised objections over the management of the Regional Cancer Centre, the foundation stone of which will be laid by finance minister Manpreet Badal on February 20.

Resume supply or face stir: Industry
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 17
Terming frequent power cuts to be to grave for the survival of industrial units, its owners have threatened to launch a struggle if the supply as per the sanctioned was not resumed. PSEB authorities maintained that the power cuts were implemented after intimation in this regard was received from the higher authorities.

PSEB imposes mandatory power cut
Ludhiana, February 17
Power crisis in the state is going from bad to worse with the Punjab State Electricity Board asking owners of industrial units to observe two compulsory offs in a week with immediate effect, here yesterday. Earlier, there used to be one compulsory weekly off.

Italian firm offers reuse of wastewater
Ludhiana, February 17
With a view to promote reuse of the industrial and domestic wastewater for irrigation purposes, an Italian company, Water Treatment Technology, has invited the state government for studying the practical details of its wastewater reuse project for implementing it in Punjab.




CLOWNING ABOUT: Schoolchildren during the annual sports function of Saplings Nursery School in Ludhiana on Sunday
CLOWNING ABOUT: Schoolchildren during the annual sports function of Saplings Nursery School in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

From Schools & Colleges
Spring Dalians achieve top honours
Ludhiana, February 17
Students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary School proved their supremacy by achieving top positions in the International Science Talent Search Examination organised by Taramandala Children Development Organisation, Chitradurga (Karnataka). Around 48,000 students from 2,200 schools across the country and 2,800 students from eight schools abroad took part in the competition.


Three get life for murder 
Ludhiana, February 17
Court of the Additional Sessions Judge, M.S. Virdi, has convicted Gurmail Singh of Daad village, Davinder Singh of Khanpur village and Darshan Singh of Uttar Pradesh, in a murder case. All of them were sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment. 



SPS Apollo organises lecture on stem cells
Ludhiana, February 17
SPS Apollo Hospitals invited Dr Samuel J.K. Abraham, director of Nichi-Center of Regenerative Medicine, yesterday to speak on "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine". Dr Abraham is a pioneer in stem cell work in India and he brought many collaborations between Japan and India in the field.

Modify lifestyle to avoid cardiac arrest: Dr Trehan
Ludhiana, February 17
“In India we need to modify our lifestyle to avoid heart- related problems. Prerequisite of healthy heart are: proper diet, regular exercise, no smoking and the use of relaxation techniques like meditation and yoga, ” Dr Naresh Trehan, senior heart surgeon, Apollo Hospital and chairman, Global Health, said while addressing members of the Ludhiana Management Association here yesterday evening.


Cricket Tourney
Patwari fashions Sarpanch academy’s win
Ludhiana, February 17
Fine batting performance by Varinder Patwari (78) and an equally valuable contribution with the ball by Luv Diwedi ( 5 for 9) enabled the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy to script an easy 86-run victory over the White Panther Club during the second match played during the Friendship Cricket Cup Tournament being played at Balloke, near Haibowal Khurd, here today. Last Sunday, Bachan Academy routed the Grewal Club by 103 runs.

Members of a kabaddi team with MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, on the concluding day of the annual sports festival at village Gaunsgarh on Sunday. Kalrala defeat Mardkhera
Gaunsgarh Sports Festival
Ludhiana, February 17
Team from Paharwala got the better of Partapgarh team to win the volleyball title in the annual sports festival that concluded at Gaunsgarh village, near here today.

Members of a kabaddi team with MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, on the concluding day of the annual sports festival at village Gaunsgarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph




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