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Race oxen high on spirits
A jockey gives liquor to an ox during the Kila Raipur games near Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, February 14
Liquor was being served to oxen despite repeated warnings by organisers on the third day of the Kila Raipur rural fest here today.

A jockey gives liquor to an ox during the Kila Raipur games near Ludhiana on Saturday.
Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

HC: Cut power to defaulting depts

Ludhiana, February 14
Government departments will no longer have the immunity against disconnection of power supply after persistently defaulting in the payment of energy bills in the wake of directions by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in this regard.


V-Day Party Poopers
Bajrang Dal burns cards

Ludhiana, February 14
Activists of Bajrang Dal burnt cards as a mark of protest against Valentine’s Day celebrations today.

But love ruled
Ludhiana, February 14
Love ruled the hearts of youngsters on Valentine’s Day today. Red was the colour of the day and gifts were being exchanged. A lot of rush was witnessed at Sarabha Nagar and the youth thronged malls.

City Centre Scam
VB buys more time to reply

Ludhiana, February 14
Sessions Judge GK Rai adjourned the hearing on the application filed by former Chief Minister, Punjab, Captain Amrinder Singh seeking contempt of court proceedings against the Vigilance Bureau (VB).

Rein in tubewell operators, say councillors
Ludhiana, February 14
The allotment of contracts for running tubewells, which were given last month, has left some councillors complaining that the operators had been running the tubewells as per their wishes.


Govt staff protest Badal’s ‘anti-people’ policy
A convener addresses a rally at the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, February 14
Taking a tough stand against the ruling Akali-BJP alliance for being “anti-employees” and “anti-people”, government employees from all over the state today made it clear that the government will have to face the music in the coming Lok Sabha polls if the genuine demands of employees were not met immediately.

A convener addresses a rally at the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Sukhbir to hear traders’ grievances
Ludhiana, February 14
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will listen to the difficulties being faced by industrialists and traders during his visit to the city on February 16.

Now, LIC offers Jeevan Varsha
Officials of the LIC release Jeevan Varsha in LudhianaLudhiana, February 14
After the runaway success of Jeevan Aastha, the LIC has come out with Jeevan Varsha, a close-ended guaranteed additions plan. The plan provides guaranteed benefits on death as well as maturity and has other features. The plan will be open from February 16 to March 31.

Officials of the LIC release Jeevan Varsha in Ludhiana
on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Insurance co told to pay Rs 5 lakh
Ludhiana, February 14
The permanent lok adalat has ordered the SBI Life Insurance Company to make a payment of Rs 5 lakh, along with 9 per cent per annum interest to Gurjeet Kaur of Shimlapuri, whose husband Baljeet Singh had died in an accident. Denial of claim to the widow was held to be a wrong decision of the company.

From Schools
Science, art exhibition at school 

Jagraon/Ludhiana, February 14
A science, maths and art & craft exhibition was held at Shivalik Model School here. The charts and models displayed today were made by the students of nursery class to Class VI.

25 awarded on National Youth Day
Ludhiana, February 14
National Youth Day was celebrated at Kamla Lohtia College, Daresi road, by Swami Vivekananda Study Circle. Professor Luxmi Kanta Chawla, Health and Welfare Minister, Punjab, was the chief guest at the occasion. CS Talwar, IAS and special secretary (health and welfare) presided over the function.


Mystery shrouds sweet maker’s murder
Machhiwara, February 14
The murder of local sweetmeat maker Mohammad Shafiq in Raiyan Mohalla of the area remains a mystery. The police is groping in the dark and is working on all possible theories.

Kingpin of robbers’ gang held
Samrala, February 14
The local police arrested the kingpin of a gang of highway robbers, which had been active on the GT Road, with a stolen car.

GCW lifters dominate

A weightlifter in action during the 22nd District Weightlifting Championship for men and women at Rakh Bhag in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, February 14
Students of Government College for Women, Civil Lines, dominated the proceedings and bagged maximum positions in the women’s section on the opening day of the two-day 36th Ludhiana District Weightlifting Championship for Men and Women held at the Ludhiana Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Club, Rakh Bagh, here today.

A weightlifter in action during the 22nd District Weightlifting Championship for men and women at Rakh Bhag in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi 

Jaspreet adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, February 14
Jaspreet Kaur, student of BA II, was adjudged best athlete in the annual athletics meet of the Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women, Kidwai Nagar, held here today.

Athletics meet at GTB college
Mullanpur Dakha, February 14
The 38th annual athletics meet of GTB National College, Dakha, began here today.

Principal’s XI register win
Ludhiana, February 14
Principal’s XI trounced Medical Superintendent’s XI by 24 runs in a T-10 faculty cricket match played at Dumra Auditorium of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today.




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