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City heaves sigh of relief as oil firms end stir
Ludhiana, January 9
In a major relief to the people hit by the oil sector strike, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and the Oil India Limited Officers' Association called off the strike today. Supplies to various petrol stations were resumed late this evening.

MC invites tenders without F&CC nod 
Ludhiana, January 9
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is in the news again for wrong reasons as the authorities concerned have invited tenders for display of advertisements without the approval of the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) of the Corporation.

MC to upgrade 216 illegal colonies
Ludhiana, January 9
The municipal corporation has decided to spend Rs 32.68 crore for laying brick pavings on streets and water pipes in 216 unauthorised colonies of the city.


F&CC members differ on issues
Ludhiana, January 9
Two of the six members of the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) today gave dissenting notes on three issues which came for approval during the meeting held here today.

Public works suffer due to Badal’s visit
Ludhiana, January 9
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's visit to the district today meant no work at public offices of the city, as officials remained on VIP duty and employees had a field day.

Transporters to court arrest today
Ludhiana, January 9
In what came as a shock to the striking members of the All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), Charan Singh Lohara, president of the AIMTC, was arrested in New Delhi today.

Five die of asphyxiation
Ludhiana, January 9
Five persons, including four children, died in sleep due to asphyxia at Haibowal Khurd near Bawa Market here today.

Boys admire flowers at a mustard field in a village near Ludhiana
YELLOW SPREAD: Boys admire flowers at a mustard field in a village near Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



Lok Sabha Poll
14 Consg men gun for Dawar 

Meet Tiwari; against Dawar campaigning for party

Ludhiana, January 9
Infighting within the Congress came to the fore today when 14 former and present Congress councillors gunned for former Congress MLA Surinder Dawar and threatened of dire consequences if he was entrusted with party's campaign for the Lok Sabha poll.

Farmers encroach upon sewage drain
Jagraon, January 9
Jagraon MC officials get the encroachments removed. The Jagraon municipal committee yesterday detected an encroachment over sewage drain of 1.5 km stretch. This encroached drain was the connection link for smooth flow of sewage of old town Jagraon with the main drain that carries the sewage out of the town.

Jagraon MC officials get the encroachments removed. Photo by the writer

Hollywood flicks with desi tadka
Ludhianvis enjoy movies dubbed in Hindi, Punjabi
Ludhiana, January 9
When it comes to Hollywood movies, Ludhianvis may not look forward to theatres, but one thing which is for sure they enjoy is to watch English flicks but with a desi tadka into them. The city markets are thronged with English movies dubbed in Hindi and Punjabi available at almost every music shop and these are selling like hot cakes presenting the taste of city residents.

Lohri Mela: UK singer enthrals audience 
Ludhiana, January 9
Schoolchildren perform bhangra at a Lohri mela organised by the Malwa Sabyyacharak Manch in Ludhiana Cultural performances by the noted artistes from different parts of the state at the much- awaited Lohri Mela in Punjabi Bhawan was attracted students from rural areas adjoining Ludhiana. Tariq Khan, an artiste from the United Kingdom enthralled the audience with his song "Soniye."

Schoolchildren perform bhangra at a Lohri mela organised by the Malwa Sabyyacharak Manch in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

NRIs accuse revenue officials of harassment
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 9
Even after three months of death of their father, grandsons of a freedom fighter of Ghungrana village, including two NRIs, have failed to get the ancestral property transferred in their names.

City Centre Scam
Capt seeks exemption from personal appearance

Ludhiana, January 9
The City Centre Scam case would come up for hearing tomorrow before the court of Sessions Judge GK Rai.

Randhawa Memorial award for PAU scientist
Ludhiana, January 9
The National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) has decided that Dr NS Randhawa Memorial Award of the academy for the Biennium 2007-08 be awarded to Dr Bijay Singh, who is working as ICAR national professor in the PAU department of soils, for his outstanding contributions in soil, water and environment sciences and natural resources management.

City girl gets call from four IIMs
Ludhiana, January 9
Ankita Jain, B. Com graduate from Khalsa College for Women, has scored 99.28 percentile in CAT examination getting a call from IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Banglore, IIM Kolkatta and IIM Shillong.

‘Pratiyogita prikhiya’ today
Ludhiana, January 9
District Education Officer (Secondary) Sudesh Bajaj said scholarship exam “Pratiyogita prikhiya” was being conducted on January 10 at the district-level for class V and VIII government school students.


Armyman robbed of Rs 21,000
Mullanpur Dakha, January 9
An Army jawan waiting for the bus was looted by some car-borne persons.


Man gets life term for murder
Ludhiana, January 9
The Court of Sessions Judge G K Rai has sentenced Ram Dass (22) of the Jawahar Nagar camp, Ludhiana, to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of killing Yashpal alias Aarti of the vicinity.

Green Land School students excel
Ludhiana, January 9
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, GT Road branch, clinched three titles in the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Chess Tournament which concluded at BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, here today.




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