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INA veteran Maj Surat Singh dies at 100 on his birthday
Epitome of simplicity, Bose’s aide shunned rewards

Sahnewal (Ludhiana), January 25
In an era when ostentation is all pervasive, this unsung Indian National Army (INA) veteran of Nandpur village, Maj Surat Singh, has emerged as a veritable example of model and selfless service to the country.
Mohan Singh, neighbour of the INA veteran, pays tributes to him at Nandpur in Sahnewal on Tuesday. Mohan Singh, neighbour of the INA veteran, pays tributes to him at Nandpur in Sahnewal on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan





Schoolchildren celebrate Republic Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Schoolchildren celebrate Republic Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Swine flu makes comeback, 2 dead
Ludhiana, January 25
Swine flu which had claimed some 25 victims in the city last year appears to have resurfaced again with two people already having succumbed to the disease at a local hospital.

Cash, jewellery worth Rs 9 lakh stolen
Ludhiana, January 25
Thieves decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 9 lakh from a house in Harcharan Nagar. Krishan Garg, the owner of the house who runs a workshop, said the family was on a pilgrimage to Mathura and Vrindavan since January 21.

Honest cop among 3 SHOs to be honoured
2 brave hearts, 6 sportspersons too make it to the list
Ludhiana, January 25
The cop, who refused to accept a bribe of Rs 18 lakh from the wife of a leading businessman who had been booked for his involvement with a gang of highway robbers, would be honoured on Republic Day for his honesty and sense of duty.

DIG to be decorated
Ludhiana, January 25
Paramraj Singh Umranangal, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Ludhiana Range), will be decorated with the Police Medal for meritorious service on the occasion of Republic Day.


R-Day celebrations in schools
Everest Public Senior Secondary School
Republic Day-2011 was organised by students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School. Tiny tots were dressed as freedom fighters. Rajinder Sharma, president of the Association of PSEB Affiliated Schools, Punjab, spoke on the importance of the day. Students raised slogans-"Bharat Mata ki Jai and Jai Hind".

Soaking in unifying hues

Doraha college of education celebrate Republic Day
Doraha, January 25
Republic Day was collectively celebrated by the Doraha College of Education and Doraha Public School today. Chief guest Sukhpal Singh, chairman of the Doraha Group of Institutes, hoisted the national flag.

Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari perform at Ramgarhia College in Ludhiana. Tabla maestro weaves magic
Ludhiana, January 25
Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari (Pinky) today left the audience spellbound as soon as he started playing tabla. The lull of the auditorium was broken by his one powerful stroke. He captured everybody present with his spontaneity, power, and virtuosity during his performance.

Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari perform at Ramgarhia College in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Contractors urge govt to waive processing fee
Ludhiana, January 25
Members of the Ludhiana MC Contractors Association today held a meeting at their A Zone office. The members said they would boycott e-tendering till the state government completely waived the processing fee.

BJP activists protest arrest of senior leaders
Ludhiana, January 25
Led by district president Rajiv Katna and former state president of the party Rajinder Bhandari, activists of the Bhartiya Janata Party today held a protest at the Mini Secretariat here and burnt an effigy of the Jammu and Kashmir government against the arrest of senior party leaders at Jammu who were on their way to participate in Ekta Yatra" and hoist the national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on the Republic Day.

‘Punjab becoming a power surplus state’
Ludhiana, January 25
In keeping with the new power generation policy announced by the state government in June 2010, Punjab is moving ahead to become a power surplus state in the near future. Claiming this here today, PS Gill, Chief Engineer, Central Zone of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, said that a 1,350 mega watt thermal power plant is proposed to be set up at Mansa in collaboration with Indiabulls Power Company.

Law students of Panjab University stage a protest in Ludhiana. Protest by PU law students
Ludhiana, January 25
Miffed over the absence of law faculty, students of Panjab University (PU), College of Law, took to streets to mark protest against the PU authorities here today.

Law students of Panjab University stage a protest in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Meeting by auto parts makers
Ludhiana, January 25
The executive committee of Auto Parts Manufacturers Association held a meeting here today. President GS Kahlon and general secretary Ranjodh Singh said the hike in steel prices had left them worried.

Ludhiana beat Chandigarh, enter semifinal
Ludhiana, January 25
Skipper, Ankur Kakkar led from the front (33 runs and 4 for 46) and an equally valuable contribution with the bat from Geetansh Khera (62 n.o) to enable Ludhiana to script victory by four wickets against Chandigarh in the FC Mittal Trophy One-Day Punjab Cricket Championship being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the GTB National College ground, Dakha, near here today.




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