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Paddy stock rotting since 2 yrs
Khamano, February 27
Paddy rotting near the tehsil complex at Khamano. Huge stock of paddy has been rotting in the open near the tehsildar’s office for more than two years and is causing problems to commuters and students of a nearby school. 

Paddy rotting near the tehsil complex at Khamano. Photo by writer



DEOs told to get their act together
Teachers performing exam duty at same schools for many years to be shifted 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 27
Taking cognizance of reports of mass copying and rampant use of unfair means during examination, the education department has directed all district education officers (DEOs) and school heads to ensure that teachers with tainted record should not be deputed for invigilation.

Four of family attacked with swords
Ludhiana, February 27
Four persons, including a woman, sustained injuries, after they were attacked by a dozen armed assailants at Durgapuri, Haibowal, this morning.

AIDS programme suffers as gynaecologists lax
Ludhiana, February 27
Failure on the part of gynaecologists to refer girls/women to special clinics at the Civil Hospital and the CMCH for detection of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and reproductive tract infection (RTI) has disabled the government’s move to fight the transmission of HIV/AIDS in newborns.


Billboards: MC top brass, hoarding mafia under fire
Ludhiana, February 27
In the wake of the ongoing controversy between BJP councillors and the civic administration over the installation of hoardings and unipoles on city roads, top brass of the municipal corporation has once again come under fire as activists of the Active Anti-Corruption Group yesterday burnt an effigy of the “hoarding mafia” and the Municipal Commissioner at Mini Rose Garden here to lodge their protest against the nexus between a few civic officials and advertising agencies which was costing the civic body crores of rupees every year.

Panel formed
Ludhiana, February 27
To crack a whip on hoardings installed illegally within the municipal limits of the city, civic body is preparing a comprehensive report about the hoardings put in all parts of the city. To study the issue in detail and prepare a report subsequently, the MC has constituted a nine-member committee which met for the first time today and discussed the modalities. It has decided to submit its report to MC commissioner by March 6. The committee has reportedly been constituted by Hakam Singh Gyaspura, Mayor, Ludhiana.

Traders form cartel on day two of auction 
Ludhiana, February 27
Officials of the food and supplies department check the sugar lying in a godown at Seera village in Ludhiana A day after confiscated sugar was auctioned for Rs 3,650 per quintal, traders allegedly formed a cartel today and did not bid more than Rs 3,125 for every quintal of essential commodity as the administration auction.

Officials of the food and supplies department check the sugar lying in a godown at Seera village in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Missing 11-yr-old boy found 
Ludhiana, February 27
Poverty forced an 11-year-old child to run away from home. Nurturing a grouse against his parents that they did not buy him gifts, the boy left home but was recovered by the Sarabha Nagar police today.

Car falls into canal, driver rescued
Doraha, February 27
An occupant of a black Indica car had a narrow escape after his car got punctured and fell into the canal near the Gurthali bridge last night.

Sena activists burn effigies of PM, Rahul Gandhi 
Ludhiana, February 27
Activists of the Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena burn effigies of Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and Pranab Mukherji, at the Jagraon bridge in Ludhiana Against the “anti-people” Central government’s Budget, activists of the Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena burnt effigies of leaders “responsible” for continuous inflation in the country. A few activists gathered at the Jagraon bridge to vent their ire against Union government’s wrong policies.

Activists of the Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena burn effigies of Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and Pranab Mukherji, at the Jagraon bridge in Ludhiana on Saturday.  Photo: Inderjeet Verma

535 trainees pass out of police academy 
Phillaur, February 27
The annual passing out parade of the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, was organised here today. Academy’s Director-cum-DGP RS Gill took the salute.

Id-e-Milad celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, February 27
The birth of Prophet Mohammad was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety here today. The devotees decorated and lighted their mosques, streets and houses.

From Schools & Colleges
Riot of colours at schools

Ludhiana, February 27
RAM LAL BHASIN: Holi was celebrated with great fervour at Ram Lal Bhasin Public School. Akriti, a student, deliberated on the importance of celebrating Holi. Another student Saurav recited a poem, “Holi has come”. The students applied colours on each other. The teachers, too, participated with them. The students played Holi with skin-friendly colours.


Man run over by college van, dies 
Raikot, February 27
A man died after being run over by a college van yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Amrik Singh, alias Fouji (48) of Dhener village. He along with his wife Kuldeep Kaur was on his way home from Toose village near Halwara on motorcycle (PB 19 C 6391) when the accident took place.

4 drug peddlers held 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 27
Four members of a notorious gang of drug peddlers, who were distributing drugs and narcotics in a high-profile manner, have been arrested. Six bags of poppy husk and a Scorpio used in the crime has been seized from their possession.

Kabaddi championship
GNN College’s BA III team win on Day 1

Doraha, February 27
The kabaddi matches for the students of under graduate classes were organised in the kabaddi grounds of the girl’s wing of Guru Nanak National College today. There were a total of seven teams - BA-I consisted of three teams while two teams each of BA-II and BA-III played these friendly matches with each other. A team of BA-III ultimately took the lead by four points and came out victorious in the end.




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