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Student leader shot dead by rival group
Jagraon, January 20
Inderjeet, who was shot at Jagraon, undergoes treatment at the DMC Hospital, Ludhiana The president of the Jagraon wing of the Students Organisation of India, Hargunjeet Singh, was shot dead while his friend was injured when six armed men belonging to a rival group opened fire outside the courts complex here this morning.
Father of the deceased (left), Hargunjeet, in a state of shock; Blood stains at the site of firing in Jagraon
Inderjeet, who was shot at Jagraon, undergoes treatment at the DMC Hospital, Ludhiana; Father of the deceased (bottom), Hargunjeet, in a state of shock; Blood stains at the site of firing in Jagraon. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


  Police laxity blamed for murder 

Evasion of house tax to be difficult
Ludhiana, January 20
With Punjab Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia and Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal sending the proposal of levying property tax by the municipal corporations instead of house tax and fire tax, the evasion of house tax would be difficult.

Lawyers strike work
Registration of criminal case against Additional District Attorney
Ludhiana, January 20
Showing resentment against the registration of a criminal case against Additional District Attorney Neelam Pathak, the city lawyers today struck work. Terming the case to be false one, the legal fraternity has decided to gherao office of the Ludhiana SSP.

Migrants freed on bail seek compensation
Ludhiana, January 20
Leaders of various labour unions including the Karkhana Mazdoor Union, Moulder & Steel Workers' Union and Akhil Bhartiya Purvanchal Vikas Parishad have expressed their happiness over the yesterday’s release of 42 migrant workers on bail from the Central Jail here.

One of the shops from where cash was stolen in Mochpura Bazar in Ludhiana Rs 1 lakh burgled from 2 shops
Ludhiana, January 20
Thieves decamped with cash worth Rs 1 lakh after breaking into two shops at Mochpura Bazar in Division Number 3 here late last night.

One of the shops from where cash was stolen in Mochpura Bazar in Ludhiana on Tuesday night. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PAU Rock Garden to get facelift
Ludhiana, January 20
Punjab Agriculture University former Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohinder Singh Randhawa's dream to see his cultural legacy flourish, has found a patron in the Nek Chand Foundation.


Fog may damage crops, says Met Department
Ludhiana, January 20
A thick blanket of fog engulfs Ludhiana With dense fog and cold weather conditions prevailing in the region, there seems to be no respite for the city residents for the next few days. As compared to the previous years, maximum temperatures have plummeted to almost 12 degrees below normal.

A thick blanket of fog engulfs Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Parkash Utsav of Satguru Ram Singh
Ludhiana, January 20
A state-level function of 195th Parkash Utsav of Satguru Ram Singh was organised by the Punjab Government at Bhaini Sahib 30 km from here today. Hira Singh Gabrai Minister for Jail, Tourism, Printing and Stationary, Punjab, while speaking on the occasion said that memorials would be set up in the memory of martyrs from the state, who laid down their lives for the freedom of the country and their native villages would be developed as modern village, so that the coming generation would seek inspiration from the sacrifices from these martyrs.

Cardiologist donates 92 coronary stents
Ludhiana, January 20
Dr Anil kumar Mehra, a renowned interventional cardiologist from the University of Southern California, division of Cardiology, Los Angeles, recently completed his professional visit to the Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI).

Delay in filing VAT return worries traders
Ludhiana, January 20
Four holidays in a week have given jitters to traders, as the last date for filing the quarterly Value Added Tax (VAT) return is drawing near.

Artists display their creativity at ‘Dastak’
Ludhiana, January 20
Art is a common feature among all ten artists who have come from various parts of Punjab to display their artwork at Gallery Artmosphere here.

Indian, foreign artistes felicitated 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 20
Cultural heritage of Punjab came alive at Jarg village near here when top artistes from India and abroad were taken in a 66-year-old bullock cart for being felicitated on Sunday. A large number of boys and girls performed bhangra and giddha alongside the cart while the artistes were being taken to the venue for the felicitation ceremony.

City celebrates with colour, zeal
Ludhiana, January 20
The yellow flowers of mustard crop covered the entire field in such a way that it seems as if gold was spread over the land. When the fields are mustard yellow, it is the time for the spring festival, Basant Panchmi.

Parents demand practical training in science subjects
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 20
Showing concern over deteriorating standard of practical training in science subjects in government and private-affiliated schools, residents of the area have urged higher authorities in the Education Department to impress upon officials concerned to ensure that students are imparted realistic science education according to their syllabus.

Yellow colour marks Basant at BCM School
Ludhiana, January 20
Tinytots of Kiddies’ Paradise celebrate Basant Panchami in Ludhiana Basant Panchami was celebrated in BCM School, Dugri, here today. Students as well as teachers came dressed in yellow attires to signify the spring season i.e. Basant. The teachers explained the significance of Basant Panchami to the students. Prayers were offered to Goddess Saraswati.

Tinytots of Kiddies’ Paradise celebrate Basant Panchami in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

IT company shortlists 38 students from RIMT 
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 20
The Training and Placement Department of the RIMT group organised a mega pool campus drive of Noida-based VibrantWorx TechServe Pvt. Ltd. for B.Tech and MCA students passing out in 2010. More than 450 students from nearly 15 institutes from Ludhiana, Phagwara, Jalandhar, Patiala and Chandigarh participated in the drive.

Dr Inderpal Singh Sidhu, Prof Amit Narula PU academic council poll
Doraha, January 20
Dr Inderpal Singh Sidhu, assistant professor (zoology) at Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, has won the academic council elections of Panjab University by getting majority votes. Prof Amit Narula of Gobindgarh Public College, Alour (Khanna), secured the overall third position. He has, however, topped the Punjab list.

Dr Inderpal Singh Sidhu, Prof Amit Narula 

Celebration time at Doraha Public School
Doraha, January 20
Doraha Public School celebrated Basant Panchami with full zeal on the school grounds today.

Extension of retirement age
Teachers’ union welcomes move

Doraha, January 20
The Government College Teachers Union has welcomed the recommendations of the Sukhbir-Kalia committee to extend the retirement age from 58 to 60.

Milk samples taken
Ludhiana, January 20
The health department, along with the police, conducted a raid on Sethi Dairy in Jamalpur here today. Two samples of milk powder were collected from the dairy.

Tributes paid to martyr
Ludhiana, January 20
Tributes were paid to Nirmaljeet Singh Sekhon during a commemoration ceremony of his martyrdom held at his native village, Issewal, in the district today. Prominent among those present on the occasion included local MP and the national spokesperson of the All-India Congress Committee Manish Tewari, Jassi Khangura, MLA, Gurdeep Singh Bhaini, MLA and Malkit Singh Dakha, former minister. 

Mini olympics from Jan 22
Ludhiana, January 20
The stage is set for the 24th Coca Cola Modern Mini Olympics to be held at Jarkhar village, about 15 km from here from January 22 to 25.




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