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Residents flaunt political ‘contacts’ on vehicles
Ludhiana, January 28
As if the craze for acquiring a single-digit vehicle registration number by shelling out a hefty amount was not enough, city residents have hit upon an ‘innovative’ way to show off their supposed political and police ‘contacts’.
A member of the advisory committee of the Ludhiana police flaunts his membership on the car in violation of rules. A member of the advisory committee of the Ludhiana police flaunts his membership on the car in violation of rules. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




Another illegal colony comes up in Mayor’s ward
A brick road being constructed on a plot at Gyaspura road in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, January 28
Even as the MC is unable to keep a tab on illegal colonies mushrooming in the city, residents of Gyaspura have alleged that another unauthorised colony was coming up adjacent to Gyan Vidyalaya.

A brick road being constructed on a plot at Gyaspura road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Kingpin of snatchers’ gang held
Ludhiana, January 28
The mobile tracking system has led to the arrest of a kingpin of a gang behind 14 cases of snatching incidents over the past few months.

2 held for weaving theft story; yarn seized
Ludhiana, January 28
Since yarn prices are touching an all-time high, it seems miscreants are looking for illegal ways to make a quick buck. The CIA-II police today nabbed a transporter and his driver for concocting a theft story of 149 rolls of yarn worth Rs 12 lakh belonging to a fibre unit.


Workshop on vascular diseases at CMCH
Ludhiana, January 28
The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here has been chosen to host the prestigious international “Master Class on Venous Disease” next year. Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, head, cardio-vascular and thoracic surgery department, CMCH, said, “It was decided by an international panel which had been convened at the VAI conference in Bangalore.” Dr Bedi had also delivered a guest lecture on redo-surgery.

Indian homoeopaths are excellent, say Brazilian experts
Ludhiana, January 28
Indians are known for their excellence in the field of homoeopathy world over and practitioners from other countries are trying to gain knowledge from their Indian counterparts.

PAU, research wing ink pact
Ludhiana, January 28
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Directorate of Wheat Research (DWR) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research entered into an agreement in the area of agricultural education.

From Schools & Colleges
Dazzling performances mark farewell
Girls wait for their turn to walk the ramp during a farewell party at GNI Public School in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, January 28
The management, director, principal, staff and students of Class XI of GN International Senior Secondary Public School, Model Town, got together to bid adieu to Class XII students in the school hall today. Harjot of Class XI welcomed his seniors with warm wishes.

Girls wait for their turn to walk the ramp during a farewell party at GNI Public School in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Skill awareness camp for PTU students
Ludhiana, January 28
With a view to develop self-employment skills of final year students of PTU distance education programme, Quest Infosys Regional Centre of PTU distance education programme organised a three-day entrepreneurship awareness camp in association with Science and Technology Entrepreneurs' Park, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Gill road, Ludhiana.

Seminar on changing financial sector
Doraha, January 28
The postgraduate department of commerce and business administration of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, will organise a one-day national seminar on “Changing dimensions in Indian financial sector” sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research Ministry of Human Resource Development on January 30.

Anaemic deficiencies highlighted
Jagraon, January 28
A district-level seminar on anaemic diseases was organised here yesterday by the medicine department of Punjab in co-ordination with the National Institute of Ayurveda and Research, Patiala.

Office-bearers of Press Club
Jagraon, January 28
The office-bearers of Press Club, Jagraon, were announced here yesterday to monitor the interests and safeguards of journalists. Jasbir Shetra was elected president of the club.

VAT hike to further burden consumers
Ludhiana, January 28
With the Punjab government having decided to raise value added tax from 4 to 5 cent it is the common man who will bear the brunt of the hike that will come into effect tomorrow. Already burdened with spiralling prices consumers will now have to shell out more for basic commodities. The higher VAT will affect over 1,000 items, according to city traders.

Denied Promotion
Ex-cops threaten indefinite fast
Ludhiana, January 28
In a first sign of revolt in a disciplined force, two cops, who had recently resigned from their respective posts after being denied promotions even after putting in nearly 20 years of service; have threatened to go on fast unto death from the first week of February.

Slow excise dept server
Advocates stage dharna
Ludhiana, January 28
Advocates today staged a dharna outside the Excise and Taxation department to lodge a complaint against the slow server of the department. The last date of e-filing is January 30. Advocates complained that no return had been filed for the past two days due to this.

Dogs to be sterilised from Feb 10
Ludhiana, January 28
The canine fear that had gripped the city is finally going to end now, as the project of sterilisation of dogs in the city would kick off from February 10.

MC to provide freezer for mortuary
Ludhiana, January 28
Adopting a Good Samaritan approach, the municipal corporation would be providing a deep freezer to keep bodies in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital.

Tej Partap Singh Sandhu ‘Raag Ratan’, a visual delight 
Ludhiana, January 28
Every raga in Shree Guru Granth Sahib has its own mood, time and season. The whole Shree Guru Granth Sahib is based on 31 ragas, which are sung during the specific period of day, season and also depicts a mood.

Tej Partap Singh Sandhu

Rates of yarn to rise further
Ludhiana,January 28
The rates of yarn and thread, which have already witnessed a steep hike in recent months, are expected to increase further with an increase in the VAT in the state. 

Rajiv Katna is district BJP chief
Ludhiana, January 28
Former BJP councillor Rajiv Katna was unanimously elected president of the district unit of the BJP here today.

Flaunting fashion with élan
Stylish people have a habit of leaving a lasting impression with their dressing sense. However, for those who need latest updates on fashion, college campuses serve as the best place. Like in every season, this winter too, college students have not disappointed those who ape their trends. From chic caps, colourful gloves, varied styles mufflers, myriad kinds of boots, smart stoles to trendy jackets, elegant coats and sweaters in all shapes and sizes; you name it and college students have it.

Young lawyers urged to serve society
Ludhiana, January 28
Justice KS Garewal, a former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, today urged the legal fraternity, especially the young lawyers, to serve society. He said apart from profession, the lawyers should not miss the opportunity to serve society.


10 commercial LPG cylinders seized
Officials seek action against gas agency
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 28
Accusing organisers of a local gas agency of violating norms while supplying refills, the district food and civil supply controller has asked authorities concerned to initiate action against the erring agency.

Chowkidar foils bank robbery
Khamano, January 28
A robbery bid was foiled at Malwa Gramin Bank, Sanghol village, late last night. Police officials said the incident came to light at around 1 am today when the chowkidar informed the police about the bid to rob the bank.

200 aspirants turn up for SAI trials
Participants in action during the trials in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, January 28
Nearly 200 aspirants turned up on the first day of the selection trials being conducted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Training Centre here today. Three-day trials are being held to select the players for the session 2010-11 in disciplines of athletics, basketball, judo, handball, volleyball and weightlifting under the residential and non-residential schemes of the SAI.

Participants in action during the trials in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

GCW clinch powerlifting title
Ludhiana, January 28
Students of Government College for Women displayed an excellent performance to win the Panjab University Inter-College Powerlifting Championship held on the university campus in Chandigarh recently.

Prabhleen, Nishant declared best athletes
Prabhleen and Nishant being awarded at Gobindgarh Public School in Mandi Gobindgarh on Thursday. Mandi Gobindgarh, January 28
The boys and girls of Gobindgarh Public School displayed their best at the 18th annual athletics meet at the school grounds, which concluded here today. Students from classes III to XII vied for gold, silver and bronze medals for their respective houses.

Prabhleen and Nishant being awarded at Gobindgarh Public School in Mandi Gobindgarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Sports fest at Duley
Ludhiana, January 28
The two-day annual sports festival to be organised by the SS Margind Sports and Welfare Club at Jathedar Santokh Singh Margind Stadium, Duley village, near here, would be held on January 29. This year’s festival is dedicated to the memory of sarpanch Lakhmir Singh Grewal of Duley village.




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