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Woman murdered at Aggar Nagar
Police personnel with relatives of Triveni, who was murdered in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, January 13
Lohri celebrations turned sour for the family of 45-year-old Triveni who was murdered by unidentified persons at Aggar Nagar-A Block here today.
Police personnel with relatives of Triveni, who was murdered in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Sunshine brings long-awaited respite
from cold

Ludhiana, January 13
It appears the prayers of city residents have been answered today when Lohri is celebrated. The day turned out to be sunny and bright enough for them to enjoy the festival in the true spirit. As soon as the sun appeared in the eastern sky in the morning people were filled with joy and enthusiasm. And why not - they were able to bask in the warmth of the sun after more than 15 days of chilly weather.


Kites spell doom for birds
The sky dotted with kites on Lohri in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, January 13
Lohri, celebrated as a festival of kites by Ludhianvis, endangered the lives of birds, who got entangled in kite threads and sustained injuries. Several birds were injured all over the city, and the PFA hospital received three calls from birds lovers who had rescued three injured pigeons.
The sky dotted with kites on Lohri in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PCO fails to stop illegal cellphone use at jail
Ludhiana, January 13
Despite the much-publicised introduction of a PCO facility for jail inmates, it appears the illegal use of mobile phones by prisoners has not been significantly affected. The recent recovery of a cellphone from three inmates undergoing life term in Central Jail has again proved the vulnerability of prison officials to keep tabs on unauthorized usage of these phones inside the jail.

PSEB gets tough on power theft
Imposes Rs 65.34 lakh fine on defaulters
Ludhiana, January 13
The operations wing of the PSEB continued its drive against power theft in December, when more than 10,000 connections of domestic, non-residential supply and industrial consumers were inspected.

300 cases of diarrhoea in three days
Ludhiana, January 13
More than 300 cases of diarrhoea have been reported from low-lying residential colonies between Agwad Lopon and Mori Gate at Jagraon over the past three days.


Oz Racial Attacks
Worried parents seek PM’s intervention
Gunghrana (Ludhiana), January 13
Lohri celebrations have turned gloomy for residents of this historic village of the Ludhiana district whose wards are living in Australia. They are worried about the safety and future of their children.

Dholis, bonfire keep Lohri spirit alive
Ludhiana, January 13
Lohri was celebrated throughout the city with enthusiasm. It was a special occasion for those who were blessed with kids especially girls recently. The newly married couples also celebrated their first Lohri with gusto.

Students of the Master Tara Singh College; and (right) inmates of an old-age home celebrate Lohri in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Students of the Master Tara Singh College; and (right) inmates of an old-age home celebrate Lohri in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Pirated CDs confiscated
Ludhiana, January 13
The police raided two locations in Ludhiana today and seized a large amount of pirated material, mobile memory chips, CDs, DVDs and VCDs, following a tip-off from the Indian Music Industry (IMI).

Race for new DBA president hots up
Ludhiana, January 13
The race for the prestigious post of president of the District Bar Association (DBA) has intensified with just two days to go before the annual elections scheduled for January 15 at the district court complex.

Farmers uproot onion seeds from a nursery on the Jandali road at Ahmedgarh on Wednesday. Malwa farmers cash in on onion
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 13
Driven by unexpectedly higher prices of onion for the past several months, more farmers from this part of Malwa have started cultivating its desi and hybrid varieties this season.

Farmers uproot onion seeds from a nursery on the Jandali road at Ahmedgarh on Wednesday. 
Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Unscheduled power cuts hit life
Doraha, January 13
Scheduled power cuts have been accepted as a part of the daily routine, but consumers cannot understand the idea behind the unscheduled snapping of power supply and that too, at important hours.

Meeting on farm productivity
Ludhiana, January 13
To discuss about meeting the objective of enhancing farm productivity and profitability through conservation agriculture, a meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Cereal System Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) was held at Punjab Agricultural University here.

322 cadets attend NCC camp
Khamano, January 13
A ten-day NCC camp was organised at JNV Farour by 19 PB. BN. NCC LDH under camp commandant Lt Col DPS Sandhu.

From Schools & Colleges
BCM among top 10 green schools in India
Ludhiana, January 13
The BCM school has been ranked among the top 10 green schools in India, as per an audit. The green schools programme is now going international.

GHG nursing students excel
Raikot, January 13
Second-year students of the GHG College of Nursing here have won laurels by securing top positions in the annual examination of the Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences.

Youths queue up for audition of ‘Aawaz Punjab Di’
Hans Raj Hans and Ashok Masti, judges, and (right) a girl performs during the ‘Awaaz Punjab Di’ audition in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, January 13
There was passion, excitement and shine seen in the eyes of participants trying their luck during the auditions for “Aawaz Punjab Di”. The auditions were held by Mh1 at Gold Souk Mall. Thousands of young aspirants, both male and female, could be seen eagerly waiting for their turn.
Hans Raj Hans and Ashok Masti, judges, and (right) a girl performs during the ‘Awaaz Punjab Di’ audition in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Soaring sugar prices
Akali leader seeks Pawar’s resignation
Ludhiana, January 13
Taking a strong exception to the failure of the central government in curbing the rising prices of sugar, and an irresponsible statement of union food minister Sharad Pawar, Jatinderpal Singh Saluja, general secretary of the Shiromani Youth Akali Dal (Badal), has asked Pawar to own up the responsibility for the mess and quit his post.

Sat Paul Mittal remembered
Ludhiana, January 13
Tributes were paid to Sat Paul Mittal, three-time Member of Rajya Sabha, on his 18th death anniversary at a ceremony organised by the Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust (NSKT) here yesterday.

Polio will be eradicated soon, says Rotarian
Jagraon, January 13
The Rotary movement has contributed to making the planet a better place to live in during the past 50 years, according to Sanjiv Sethi. The Rotary Foundation is the vehicle which aids Rotarians to convert the impossible into the possible, he claims.

Auto Expo: Poor show by Punjab
Ludhiana, January 13
Only 48 units from Punjab, including 17 CICU members, exhibited their products at the 10th Auto Expo, held at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from January 5 to 11. Avtar Singh and Upkar Singh, general secretary and joint secretary, respectively, CICU, urged the Punjab government to initiate steps for promoting products made in Punjab.

City Conerns
Review of Communal Violence Bill must
The city witnessed violence for two consecutive days recently. On the first day mob frenzy by migrants was at its peak and the polce had to open fire on those protesting against the organization of a religious congregation the next day. The residents suffered the most after the administration imposed a curfew in different parts of the city. They had to confine themselves to the houses due to the fear. Since it was a wedding season, the joy of holding a function also got marred. Besides, continuous violence created fear psychosis in the minds of people. Can we afford to resort to such violence? Could the incidents be averted? Who could be held responsible for holding the city for ransom? This is what the Ludhiana Tribune readers have to say


3 held for cooking up snatching incident
Ludhiana, January 13
The city police has arrested a collection agent along with his two accomplices for concocting a snatching incident and usurping Rs 90,000.

10 booked for encroaching upon panchayat land
Mullanpur Dakha, January 13
At least 10 residents of Talwandi Nauabad near Humbran village have been booked for encroaching upon the land belonging to Walipur Kalan panchayat.

6 booked for attack on youth
Raikot, January 13
The local police yesterday booked six young men on charges of assaulting a youth after reportedly dragging him out from a bus on January 11 morning.

8 booked for assault
Ludhiana, January 13
The city police has booked eight persons for attacking a youth with sharp-edged weapons following heated arguments near the PCTE College at Baddowal.

708 bottles of liquor seized
Ludhiana, January 13
The police and the excise department confiscated 708 bottles of smuggled liquor from three places and arrested six bootleggers in a joint raid today.

Athletics Meet
Prashant bags 2 golds in U-14
Ludhiana, January 13
Students of GMT Public School, Ludhiana, won seven medals in the Sahodya School Athletics Meet held recently at Rara Sahib.




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