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Eviction from NH-1
4,000 shops face closure, thousands to be homeless

Ludhiana, January 24
The eviction of residents from Samrala Chowk to the Jalandhar bypass for the widening of National Highway number 1 would mean the closure of at least 4000 shops, small units, restaurants and petrol pumps in the area, besides rendering thousands homeless.

Watching Obama's Inauguration 
‘It was a lifetime experience’

Ludhiana, January 24
Ketki Arora (second from right), who attended Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington on January 20. Watching the swearing-in ceremony of the US President Barack Obama while sitting amidst the audience was a lifetime experience for city girl Ketki Arora. 

Ketki Arora (second from right), who attended Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington on January 20. 

Teachers not paid salary for 14 months
Ludhiana, January 24
The teachers at Malwa College, Bondli, Samrala, have not been paid their salaries for the past 14 months. Thanks to the continuous tussle between the two groups of management that the staff (about 10 lecturers) has been made the scapegoat.


A child waves the Tricolour while enjoying a scooter ride in Ludhiana
A child waves the Tricolour while enjoying a scooter ride in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
Photo: Rajesh Bhambi


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Celebrating the Republic: Students take part in dress rehearsal in Ludhiana
Celebrating the Republic: Students take part in dress rehearsal in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Treatment of effluents from dyeing units
‘Trained manpower lacking’
Ludhiana, January 24
Four days after the state government set a deadline for the local dyeing industry to ensure discharge of effluents into Buddha Nullah as per the stipulated standards of the Punjab Pollution Control Board, Dr BK Guha, senior professor of environment (retd), IIT (Mumbai), landed in the city to take stock of the effluents treatment plants.

Four get life term for murders
Ludhiana, January 24
Additional Sessions Judge M.S. Virdi today sentenced Balwinder Singh and Beant Singh to life term for murdering the paramour of the former's wife.

Ban on rice export checked price rise: Khush 
Ludhiana, January 24
The world food situation is not very bright and there has been increase in the food prices by two to three times in 2008. Moreover, the world food buffer is also depleting fast as compared to the high sex ratio. This is a matter of serious concern.

COMMUNITY

Sukhbir's induction as Deputy Chief Minister 
Senior Badal kills two birds with one stone

Ludhiana, January 24
Soon after the rehabilitation of the traditional Akali leadership during the post "Operation Blue Star" period, Parkash Singh Badal had intelligently gauged that there would be vacuum of leadership in the younger generation.

Organs of brain-dead can save many lives: Docs 
Ludhiana, January 24
Organs of brain-dead people could help add many years in the lives of those suffering from organ failure.

Ad hoc vets seek regularisation 
Ludhiana, January 24
Weary of the indifferent attitude of the state government towards veterinary doctors working on contract basis with the Zila Parishads, the veterinarians went on today.

Clothes for gizmo freaks 
Ludhiana, January 24
Clothes that pocket gizmos like mobiles and iPods are in thing these days. Earlier fatigues were strictly military code for uniform. Only men of “British sarkar” wore khakis.

Advertisement Rights
Despite BJP’s opposition, MC invites tenders

Ludhiana, January 24
Tenders for the advertising rights that were invited on January 9 despite being opposed by BJP councillors, senior Deputy Mayor Praveen Bansal and Deputy Mayor Sunita Aggarwal, were filed here yesterday.

‘Thekyo Theke’ enacted
Artistes from Jaspal Bhatti Film School enact a play to raise voice against tavern in LudhianaLudhiana, January 24
It was an amazing situation for city residents when they tried to rescue husband from the clutches of his wife who was thrashing him badly. But to their astonishment it was not a real situation but artistes from Jaspal Bhatti's School of MAD Arts were enacting a street play.

Artistes from Jaspal Bhatti Film School enact a play to raise voice against tavern in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Samrala to have bypass soon
Samrala, January 24
Mandi Board chairman Ajmer Singh Lakhowal today laid the foundation stone for constructing a bypass for connecting the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road with the Samrala-Khanna road from Otalan village up to the ITI. With this, there won’t be any need to raze the shops and commercial buildings for widening the road.

Awareness rally held
Mullanpur Dakha, January 24
Jatindera Greenfield School, Gurusar Sudhar, found a novice way to celebrate Republic Day. They held an awareness rally here and Gurusar Sudhar today to commemorate the Republic Day.

Councillors oppose removal of illegal hoardings
Ludhiana, January 24
The municipal corporation, which has always been criticised by councillors for its failure in getting the illegal advertisements removed, faced strong opposition from a few area councillors here yesterday.

Pension for poor voters sought
Ludhiana, January 24
Activists of the Arthic Andolan Parisangh today in a memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner sought voters' rights of economics in the state.

Workshop on micro-organisms at farm varsity
Ludhiana, January 24
A three-day state-level workshop on "Micro organisms: Let us observe and learn" being organised by the Centre for Communication and International Linkages (CCIL) and the department of microbiology under the aegis of Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) began at PAU yesterday.

Girls participating in a flower-arrangement contest at Kundan Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana
SAYING IT WITH FLOWERS: Girls participating in a flower-arrangement contest at Kundan Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Trainees awarded certificates
Ludhiana, January 24
A function was held in the PAU department of horticulture to award certificates to the successful trainees of the Gardeners' Training Class (GTC) for the session 2008-09 yesterday.

Cultural programmes mark R-Day celebrations
Ludhiana, January 24
ABC Montessori celebrated Republic Day at their newly opened pre-school in the city situated at Thapar Nagar, Ludhiana. A group of children sang the national anthem with lot of enthusiasm. A debate was also organised wherein the children were encouraged to speak on the topic “India”.
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School pray for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s well-being in Ludhiana
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School pray for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s well-being in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Students of DAV Public School and policemen participate in the final dress rehearsal for Republic Day celebrations at the Government College for Boys in Ludhiana
Students of DAV Public School and policemen participate in the final dress rehearsal for Republic Day celebrations at the Government College for Boys in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Declamation contest at Green Grove
Doraha, January 24
An Inter-house Punjabi declamation contest was organised for junior students at Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, today.

Inter-college contests held
Participants take part in a competition organised at AS College for Women in KhannaKhanna, January 24
Inter-college competitions were held today at AS College for Women wherein 13 colleges from Ludhiana participated. Guru Nanak Institute of Designing and Technology from Ludhiana bagged first prize in these competitions.



Participants take part in a competition organised at AS College for Women in Khanna on Saturday. Tribune photo

Dulcha Brar submits joining report
Ludhiana, January 24
Dr Dulcha Singh Brar, a former DSW of Punjab Agricultural University, today submitted his joining report to the Vice-Chancellor following a stay order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court against repatriation/ transfer of the petitioner to the department of entomology.

Youth run over by truck
Raikot, January 24
A youth was killed when a truck hit a motor cycle today evening and injured another.

CRIME

Mystery shrouds death of farmer
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 24
Mystery shrouds the death of Amarjit Singh, a farmer of Phallewal village in Ludhiana district, whose body was found lying in a street at Hargindpura village, near here, yesterday.

1 kg opium seized, two held 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 24
Two members of a drug peddlers’ gang, who had been supplying narcotics and psychotropic drugs, to the youth in this part of Malwa have been arrested. One kg opium and a motorcycle used in committing the crime have been seized from their possession.

Two killed in accidents 
Khanna, January 24
A retired Army man and a rickshaw puller died in accidents that took place in the city yesterday.

COURTS

Spice penalised for changing cell number 
Ludhiana, January 24
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Spice Communication to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation to an aggrieved woman for changing her cell phone number without any justification.

Ludhiana Academy retain basketball title
Ludhiana, January 24
Holders, Ludhiana Academy accumulated six possible points from three matches in the semifinals’ league to top the points table and retained the title in the men's section in the 59th edition of the Senior Punjab Basketball Championship held during the 23rd Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Festival that concluded at Jarkhar village, near here yesterday.

79 players shortlisted
Ludhiana, January 24
Aspirants wait for their turn during the trials conducted by the Sports Authority of India in Ludhiana As many as 79 players which include 27 for the residential scheme and 52 sportspersons for the non-residential scheme were shortlisted at the end of the three-day selection trials conducted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for its training centre, opposite Guru Nanak Sports Complex, here today.
Aspirants wait for their turn during the trials conducted by the Sports Authority of India in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Youngsters wait to showcase skills
Ludhiana, January 24
Enthusiastic youngsters have been awaiting to showcase their skills during the one-day T-10 Gully Cricket Tournament slated to be held at Guru Nanak Engineering College, here on January 28.

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