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Chained youth creates scare in Durgapuri
Ludhiana, February 12
A mentally ill youth who was reportedly chained triggered a near panic in the city’s Durgapuri locality when they spotted him roaming in the streets. Area residents, taking him to be a prisoner who had escaped, informed the police about the man, identified as Ajay Kumar, 21, and a resident of nearby Sant Nagar.

ETT aspirants hold rally, burn govt’s effigy
ETT aspirants burn an effigy of the Badal government in Ludhiana on FridayLudhiana, February 12
ETT aspirants today held a protest rally and burnt the effigy of the state government for failing to fulfill their demands.

ETT aspirants burn an effigy of the Badal government in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


BCom students protest fee hike
Students of GN Khalsa College protest against fee hike in LudhianaLudhiana, February 12
Fee hike has forced over 100 BCom students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Boys to protest against the college management. The students had called for a strike on the campus yesterday, in which students of other departments of the college also participated.

Students of GN Khalsa College protest against fee hike in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph


Cracks develop on elevated road
Ludhiana, February 12
The ambitious project of the up-ramp being constructed to connect the elevated road to ease traffic hit a road block when cracks emerged on the elevated road where the construction of the ramp is in progress.

Shifting of meters will curb power theft
Ludhiana, February 12
The Punjab State Electricity Board has embarked upon an ambitious initiative to shift electricity meters outside the premises of consumers in the state’s rural areas. The move, when completed by the yearend, is expected to result in a huge saving of power - estimated at 700 MW - besides cutting down transmission and distribution losses by 2 to 3 percent. The Rural Electrification Corp has provided Rs 697 crore to PSEB for the project.

Audiences warm up to My Name Is Khan
Ludhiana, February 12
A powerful portrayal of an autistic individual spreading the global message of peace and camaraderie, the latest Bollywood release ‘My Name Is Khan’ turned out to be a treat for city audiences who thronged the cinema halls to see the movie on the opening day on Friday.

ITI to go under hammer today
Ludhiana, February 12
The states premier skilled training institute, the Institute of Technical Training (ITI), situated on Gill road would go under the hammer tomorrow for the non-payment of house tax worth Rs 10 lakh. The notice pertaining to the auction has been pasted at the institute.

Memories abound at PAU alumni meet
Ludhiana, February 12
Walking down the memory lane with friends and reminiscing college days, the alumni of the College of Agriculture today came together for an alumni meet. The two-day meet concluded on the PAU campus here today.

Agri scientist for revival of farming sector
Ludhiana, February 12
Institutions like Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) could show entire Punjab the way in achieving NCF's mission of making "every scholar an entrepreneur". These views were expressed by agricultural scientist and chairman of the National Farmers' Commission (NCF) Dr MS Swaminathan here during his visit to the university.

Teaching of Punjabi
Surprise checks at schools
Ludhiana, February 12
With a view to ensuring compliance with norms governing teaching of Punjabi, teams from the state education department are conducting checks on schools. Among the schools where the teams have conducted checks are Sat Paul Mittal School and Sacred Heart Senior Secondary, BRS Nagar.

Music Talent
Auditions on Feb 14, 21
Ludhiana, February 12
The Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Saa Academy of Mumbai would be coming to Punjab for auditions. Dr Charan Kamal Singh, a postgraduate in vocal music, has been nominated coordinator for Punjab. Talented students from all over Punjab would be registered with a fee of Rs 600.

Ramanpreet of Sacred Heart wins debate
Doraha, February 12
Akansha Puri of Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, secured second position in the CBSE Inter-School debate contest organised by Sacred Heart Senior Secondary Jalalpur, Mandi Gobindgarh, here yesterday.

Farewell party for KVM seniors
Ludhiana, February 12
A party was organised at KVM, city campus,today for the outgoing Class VIII, which will now join KVM, Civil Lines, in Class IX. Students of Class VII left no stone unturned to make the day a memorable one for their seniors. The function began with a "havan". This was followed by a cultural programme comprising songs, dances, speeches and lucky draws. Principal Rajeev Nagalia, headmistress Namita Raj and in charges of various sections were present on the occasion.

Togadia fumes at religion-based quota
VHP general secretary Praveen Togadia talks to mediapersons in Ludhiana on FridayLudhiana, February 12
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Praveen Togadia today lambasted the West Bengal government for its move to provide reservation to Muslims and Christians as per recommendations of Justice Rang Nath Committee. Terming the decision as unconstitutional, he said the Congress government also appeared to be inclined towards offering reservation to religious minorities in a bid to win their support.

VHP general secretary Praveen Togadia talks to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Overbridge Construction
DC orders closure of Raikot road
Mullanpur Dakha, February 12
The deputy commissioner yesterday allowed a contractor of the railway over bridge at Mullanpur to close the road leading to Raikot. The road passes through the town. The order was passed following an application forwarded by the PWD in this regard. Rohan Rajdeep Tollways, the contractor of the over bridge, had made arrangement for diverting the routes. Now, the commuters planning to go to Raikot road from Ludhiana side will reach the Raikot road after passing Jangpur village from the road near Government School Dakha. The commuters from the Jagraon road will take the road passing through the Dhatt and Boparai village and merge at the Raikot Road.

Shivratri celebrated
Ludhiana, February 12
Shivratri was celebrated with religious zeal and devotion in the city. On this auspicious day, devotees observed fast and kept awake throughout the night. Shivratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the “Tandav”. It is also believed that on this day Lord Shiva got married to Parvati. On this day Shiva devotees observe fast and offer fruits, flowers and bel leaves on Shiva linga.

MCI moots new course for rural students
Ludhiana, February 12
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has sent a proposal to the Union Health Ministry to start Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRHC) course for students living in the rural areas. This will be three- and- a-half year course with six months internship.

It’s unconstitutional, says association
Ludhiana, February 12
The Rural Medical Service Association (RMSA), Punjab, and the Punjab Civil Medical Service Association (PCMSA) have termed the decision to start Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRHC) as “unconstitutional” and have even registered their protest against the Union Health Ministry’s proposal.

Zero Discharge
Dyeing industry distances from electroplating units
Ludhiana, February 12
Reacting to the recent remarks made by the electroplating industry and Sant Seechewal on zero liquid discharge, the local dyeing industry said yesterday that the option could be agreeable to the former but not to them.

Youth Cong holds sarvodaya mela
Phillaur, February 12
The Jalandhar unit of the District Youth Congress (Rural) led by its president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary organised a programme in the memory of the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Dham on the banks of the Sutlej here today.


17-year-old gangraped
Jagraon, February 12
A minor was raped by three youths on Wednesday night. Seventeen-year-old Kamaljit Kaur (name changed) and her mother Mohinder Kaur alleged in their statement to the police that a youth of the village, Baldev Singh, along with Mangal Singh of Alika district in Ferozepur and Surjit Singh of Gorsian Khan Mohammad village near Sidhwan Bet, had committed the crime.

Chemist shops raided
Khanna, February 12
A police team raided a few local chemist shops and seized huge amount of habit- forming drugs. While the team raided the chemist shops, parents of addicts sought strict action against those selling synthetic drugs without any ckeck.

8 booked for seeking dowry
Jagraon, February 12
The Sidhwan Bet police has booked eight persons in two cases for harassing two girls for bringing insufficient dowry. In both cases those booked are husband, father-in-law, mother-in-law and relatives.

Two held with pistol, knife
Khanna, February 12
Two persons have been arrested for possessing .315 bore pistol and a live cartridge. They were arrested at a barricade put up by the police near Ramgarh village. One of accused has been identified as Jagwindra Singh, alias Jaipi, a resident of Jallowal village in Fatehgarh Sahib district.

Business rivalry turns ugly, 3 hurt
Ludhiana, February 12
A shawl trader along with an accomplice attacked a fellow trader at Chaura Bazar here today. The incident took place this afternoon when the victim, Manish Puri, was attending to an NRI customer.

Veteran athlete honoured
Ludhiana, February 12
Jagjit Singh, a veteran athlete from Ludhiana, proved his mettle at the National Masters Athletics Championship held in Chennai recently. He bagged a silver medal in the 4x400m relay race in the plus 65-year group. He retired from the income tax department and has won several medals for the department at national-level tournaments.




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