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Father shoots at girl’s lover
Ludhiana, February 9
A 22-year-old youth almost lost his life when he was shot at in the neck by the father of a girl whom he had gone to meet at her Dugri home here last night. The victim, identified as Prabhdeep Singh, son of a municipal corporation superintendent, KP Singh, was rushed to DMC Hospital where he was operated upon. His condition is stated to be serious.

Closure of vends riles passengers
Ludhiana, February 9
The Ludhiana railway station wears a deserted look in the absence of private vends. The closure of almost 200 vends selling eatables and beverages by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for non-payment of dues has caused inconvenience to passengers.

The Ludhiana railway station wears a deserted look in the absence of private vends. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan



Businessman robbed of Rs 3 lakh at gunpoint
Ludhiana, February 9
An unidentified man allegedly robbed a businessman of Rs 2.5 lakh at gunpoint in broad daylight today at one of the city's busiest flyovers, only a few yards away from the police division 5 office.

Cylinder explodes in hotel
Jagraon, February 9
Customers at a hotel on the Ludhiana road had a narrow escape when a gas cylinder exploded in its kitchen here today.

Plan afoot to widen police station road
Ludhiana, February 9
In order to make police division number 3 easily accessible for residents, senior deputy mayor Praveen Bansal today visited the police station to see what measures could be taken to broaden the road.

Traffic chaos outside Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana. Colleges major traffic bottlenecks
Ludhiana, February 9
The failure of city colleges to provide adequate parking space for students on college premises has raised a question mark over the claims of the authorities regarding compliance with the rules of affiliation with universities.

Traffic chaos outside Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Protest by non-teaching staff of Jagraon College
Jagraon, February 9
On the call of the Punjab Chandigarh Non-Teaching Employees Union, the non-teaching staff members of local units of LR DAV College observed a one-day strike and staged a dharna out side principal’s office on the college campus.

Defying distance to party
Ludhiana, February 9
City youth love to party hard, but with limited options in the city they are now exploring new places outside the city. After a long drive, it's sitting and dancing with a group of friends and then back to the city.

Models of teaching discussed
Doraha, February 9
An extension lecture-cum-subject seminar was organised at DCE on “Models of Teaching” here today. Dr Khushwinder Kumar, principal, BCM College of Education, was the guest speaker. Dr Khushwinder Kumar gave a power point presentation on the theme. He discussed some challenges in the teaching - learning scenario. “Teaching is a means to generate an environment for learning. Thinking is an innate process, but teaching provides right direction to the thinking of a child,” said Dr Khuswinder.

Heritage park named after Dr Swaminathan
Ludhiana, February 9
Punjab Agricultural University has named a park after renowned agriculture scientist Dr MS Swaminathan, known as the father of the Indian agriculture.

From School & Colleges
150 students take part in talent hunt
Ludhiana, February 9
Students of Greenland Senior Secondary Public School perform during their annual day in Ludhiana. A talent hunt programme was organised at Chanda Mama Play School here today. As many as 150 tiny tots participated. The contest included four rounds, including introduction, dance, dramatic play and prayer. Tiny tots displayed their talent to win prizes.Proud parents applauded the dazzling performances of their wards, as the children introduced themselves, recited shabads and mantras before taking to the dance floor.

Students of Greenland Senior Secondary Public School perform during their annual day in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

‘Relief from Centre must go to industry’
Ludhiana, February 9
The industry in the region has expressed concern over the PSEB’s voluntary disclosure scheme, under which power connections of more than 90,000 tubewells were enhanced by December 31.

City gears up for V-Day
Ludhiana, February 9
Gifts on display at a shop in Ludhiana ahead of the Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air these days and markets have been painted red. With Valentine’s Day round the corner, everyone is in a mood to plan something special for their loved ones.Though love does not need a special day for expression, such days do bring people closer to each other. With Indians fast adopting the western culture, they choose this special day to express their love to the one they care.

Gifts on display at a shop in Ludhiana ahead of the Valentine’s Day. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

MCPI (U) terms govt pro-imperialist
Doraha, February 9
The Khanna and Payal units of the Marxist Communist Party of India (United) stage a dharna in front of the Payal SDM office and condemned the “anti-people” and “pro-imperialist” policies of the ruling parties.

Thalassaemia, kidney patients need help
Ludhiana, February 9
Having been diagnosed with thalassaemia major, Harsh (11) requires allogenic stem cell transplant for which his sister Harshita has been chosen as the right donor.

Check hoarding of yarn, says textile industry
Ludhiana, February 9
The Ludhiana Textile Association has demanded check on the “monopolistic” approach of the yarn mills in the country.

Pensioners sore over pay panel report
Ludhiana, February 9
The Punjab State Government Pensioners’ Association has condemned the fifth Pay Commission report, saying it has given special consideration to officials while the subordinate staff had been discriminated against.

Action against threat to NGO head’s life urged
Ludhiana, February 9
Outreach workers of the district’s Integrated Counselling & Testing Centres (ICTCs) for HIV/AIDS patients today submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner urging the administration to take action against those who had threatened the life of Jagjit Singh Mann, chairman of the Punjab Networking of Positive People Society (PNPPS), an NGO working for HIV/AIDS patients.

Migrants prone to HIV/AIDS: Study
Lack of awareness to blame
Ludhiana, February 9
Lack of awareness is the major cause behind increase in cases of HIV/AIDS among migrants in the city, reveals a study conducted by the Ludhiana Citizens Health Council, in association with the Punjab chapter of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).

Registration for music talent
Ludhiana, February 9
The Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Saa Academy of Mumbai will come to Punjab to select music talent from here. Sucheta Bhattacharjee, dean of a music academy at Mumbai and a vocalist, has nominated Dr Charan Kamal Singh, a postgraduate in vocal music, as co-ordinator for the state.

PAU team 2nd in youth fest
Ludhiana, February 9
The PAU mime team consisting of six students- Amit Kumar Ray, Rohit Dixit, Sahil Saklany, Pardeep Kumar, Jatin Pabby and Piyush Behl, got second position in the Inter-University National Youth Festival held from February 2 to 6 at Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

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