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Traffic SHO booked for grabbing NRI’s land
Ludhiana, February 6
In a major development the local police booked a former station house officer (traffic), Pardeep Sandhu, in a land grabbing case here today following a complaint filed by a nonresident Indian, Bhupinder Singh. The latter alleged Sandhu, an accomplished cyclist turned Punjab police cop had forcibly taken possession of his land measuring 1,200 square yards. The action follows an inquiry into the matter held by city police commissioner Ishwar Singh.

Open Manholes: MC teams to patrol city
Ludhiana, February 6
Stung by criticism after the death of a seven-year-old boy after falling into a manhole, the municipal corporation (MC) authorities will deploy patrol vans in the city from tomorrow to ensure that broken manhole covers are replaced promptly to prevent mishaps occurring due to open manholes.


Kila Raipur Games
Now, farmers seek loans to buy bullocks
Kila Raipur, February 6
Though with the bullock cart races remaining the major attraction of the Kila Raipur games, the fad of owning bulls takes a feverish pitch every year. But this year, the farmers went a step further by seeking loans from banks to buy bullocks.

Games leave lasting impression on spectators
A nihang shows his horse riding skills balancing two horses on Sunday.Ludhiana, February 6
The Kila Raipur games once again concluded with an amazing display of Punjab sportspersons’ spirit as the participants enthralled spectators with their heroic performances.

A nihang shows his horse riding skills balancing two horses on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahjajan

They dare to ride on two horses
Gurjant Singh Jantta falls while performing on Sunday. Kila Raipur, February 6
Threat to life due to accidental fall from running horses did not deter disciples of Baba Maghar Singh, chief of the Sawa Karorie Foundation, Mastuana Sahib. Gurjant Singh Jantta, who was run over by two horses while he was riding, not only took blessings from his chief after getting up, but dared to ride the same horses once again in the packed Grewal Stadium today. “One can not become a successful rider without falling from a horse,” argued Maghar Singh stating many of his disciples were injured seriously while performing feats during various sports fairs.

Gurjant Singh Jantta falls while performing on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahjajan

Plan to set up SAI centre stays on paper
Kila Raipur, February 6
The central sports ministry’s announcement over five years ago to set up a Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in this village and include a budgetary provision to promote rural sports remains unfulfilled. In 2005 the sports minister at the time, Sunil Dutt, had while told a gathering at the Kila Raipur stadium the ministry would set up an SAI centre in the village.

Baldev Singh Dad’s vision, his legacy
Ludhiana, February 6
In the crowd of hundreds at the stadium in Kila Raipur, a 78-year-old Sikh in the VIP gallery watched the games with much excitement, not only because his father was the man who had started this games way back in 1933, but also because it reminds him of their rich heritage.

Enthusiasts want no politics here
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 6
“We want sports and are not bothered by who holds stage,” say sports enthusiasts of the region, who do not even know who the office-bearers of the association organising the Kila Raipur games are.

Giving direction to ships of desert
A camel performs at Kila Raipur on Sunday. Kila Raipur, February 6
Diwana and Makhan, camels from Panche ka Tila in the Jaisalmer region of Rajasthan, acrobatics of which fascinated all at the Grewal Stadium here, were not taught the  tricks overnight. It took three years for Goshu Khan Master to enable the camels to perform rare feats. Unlike man, the teacher-taught relationship is maintained in its original form as the ‘tutor’ never goes to ‘pupils’, but the latter go to his ‘school’.

A camel performs at Kila Raipur on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

A Grand finale!


Price rise
CPI, CPM ranks lambast govt for inaction
Ludhiana, February 6
Responding to a call given by central committees of the two left parties, the activists of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPM) today took out a protest march from the railway station to the Clock Tower Chowk here today against inaction on the part of the union government over unprecedented increase in the prices of essential commodities, especially food items.

Liquor vends not to open before 7 am
Ludhiana, February 6
With a view to enforce the excise policy of the Punjab government, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Yurinder Singh, Ludhiana, passed an order with regard to opening and closing timings of liquor vends in the city.

Bank employees to march to Parliament
Gurudas Dass Gupta addresses members of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation in Ludhiana on Sunday. To highlight issues such as price rise, rampant violation of labour laws
Ludhiana, February 6
The Punjab Bank Employees Federation today held an extended central committee meeting in the city. Gurudas Dass Gupta, general secretary, All-India Trade Union Congress, presided over the meeting.

Gurudas Dass Gupta addresses members of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Post-surgery death sparks protest
Ludhiana, February 6
The death of a woman after surgical procedure for removal of uterus at a private nursing home in Madhopuri here has led to a protest, with residents, led by BJP leaders, charging the owner of the nursing home and surgeon with negligence.

He grabs attention with his rare mouth gun
Kila Raipur, February 6
A youth, Amandeep Singh, working as a security guard at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala, grabbed the attention of thousands of spectators at Kila Raipur with his indigenous mouth gun.

Seeking justice

Christians protest against the report of Justice BK Somasekhara at Bharat Nagar chowk in Ludhiana on Sunday. Wearing black badges, they expressed their anguish over the report on the attack on churches in some districts of Karnataka in September 2008. They demanded that an independent inquiry be initiated by the CBI and the safety of minorities be ensured by the government. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

The unsung heroes
Kila Raipur, February 6
While performers and sportspersons from various parts of the country exhibited their talent in the the Kila Raipur sports festival and earned accolades from all quarters, there were a few, who spent two months in sprucing up the stadium but did not get their due.

Raju, Chiti Kabootari make his master proud
Kila Raipur, February 6
Raju, a champion horse of the Pashudhan Mela organised recently at Mukatsar, along with its mate Chiti Kabootari emerged masters of the ceremony when everybody present in Grewal Stadium here applauded the “couple dance” performed by them on the beats of drum today.

Kids make a beeline to NACO stall
Put organisers in an awkward situation
Kila Raipur, February 6
Making a mockery of the national AIDS programme, children were seen thronging the stall of Hindustan Latex Limited (HLL) Lifecare during the Kila Raipur games here today.

Powercom urged to regularise players’ jobs
Kila Raipur, February 6
As many as 57 noted sportspersons residing in the state, who had played for the erstwhile Punjab State Electricity Board (Powercom) for five years, are running from pillar to post to get their services regularized. Pointing out all other company officials who had been employed on contract basis along with them had been regularized months ago, they have now urged the government to save their careers. 


Consumer Court
MC told to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation
Ludhiana, February 6
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the demand of Rs 14,88,278 raised by the Municipal Corporation (MC), Ludhiana, terming the same to be illegal.

BSF hockey team lift gold cup 
Kila Raipur, February 6
The hockey team of the BSF, Jalandhar, emerged victorious in the Platinum Edition of the Kila Raipur Rural Sports Fair popularly known as Mini Olympics.




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