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Two robbers nabbed, another absconding
Ludhiana/ Doraha, February 13
The three armed assailants who were on a robbing spree since yesterday were apprehended by two bravehearts at Landha village near Doraha here today.

Leaving no chance for hooligans
Police set to act tough with miscreants
Ludhiana, February 13
Hooligans beware! The police will not allow you to play the spoil sport. The police is set to man all the “hot spots” and “geri routes” in the city tomorrow to avoid any untoward incident.The miscreants will be dealt with an iron hand if they will be found indulging in eve-teasing or troubling girls or couples.




Reaching out to elderly
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 13
Breaking away from what has become a westernised mode of celebrating special occasions, occupants of the Girls Hostel of Satish Chander Dhawan Government College, Ludhiana, have chosen inmates of the Old Age Home at Gurdwara Karamsar (Rara Sahib) as their Valentine’s today.

City’s landmark set to move
Ambedkar statue to get new home
Ludhiana, February 13
With the municipal corporation authorities kick-starting the process of shifting the life-size statue of Dr BR Ambedkar from the Jalandhar bypass chowk, an important landmark of the city will soon get a new place.

Cong councillors to ‘boycott’ ex-MLA Dawar
Ludhiana, February 13
There appears to be no end to infighting among the Congress party members of the newly formed Ludhiana central constituency. The councillors have now begun boycotting a former Punjab assembly member who is the chief contender for the party ticket, by not inviting him to functions for inaugurating civic projects.


Flaunting love

Valentine’s Day is not just about red roses, silken hearts and pretty gifts. It’s a day when you express your love to someone special and tell him/her that s/he means the world to you. But, as they say, each individual is unique and this day, too, can have a different meaning for different people. Staff reporter Charu Chhibber and staff photographer Himanshu Mahajan find out what exactly V-Day means to city residents

City residents Aarti and Kunal strike a pose on the eve of Valentine’s Day in Ludhiana.(RIGHT)City resident Gaurav Jain poses with a 6-foot bouquet that he bought for his fiancee. 

…Anything for love
Ludhiana, February 13
He may seem to be an ordinary boy living next-door, but inside this “Average young man” lies an extraordinary die-hard romantic person, who can make his love bloom that, too, in a six-feet high bouquet made of 600 red roses, chosen with utmost care and love by the man himself, to express his deep love for his lady love.

Besotted with love

Shally and Sameer Aggarwal Married, still going strong
Romance is in the air and while the world celebrates the spirit of love, why should the city’s happily-ever-after couples be left behind? In fact, in their own words, they are the “Most eligible” people to celebrate the day. After all, they share one of the strongest bonds- the nuptial ties, which mark eternal love.

Shally and Sameer Aggarwal

10 gifts you can count upon
Red Rose : As hackneyed as it may sound, a red rose is the truest expression of one’s love and the most classic Valentine’s gift. No V-Day is complete is without this one at least.

Perfect day to tie the knot
Valentine’s Day has become popular over the years, especially for tying the nuptial knot. This year is no different as several couples from the city are set to walk down the aisle on February 14 — a day dedicated to lovers, discovers Charu Chibber

Residents burn effigy of councillor
Ludhiana, February 13
Irked over the failure of developmental works to start in their area, residents of the Sukhdev Nagar locality burnt an effigy of the area councillor here today.Pertinently, the councillor had, while submitting a memorandum to the Mayor threatened to resign if work was not started in a month.

Rain fails to dampen spirit of dairy farmers
Judges examine cows at the Progressive Dairy Farmers International Animal Fair in Jagraon on Sunday.agraon, February 13
Even rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of farmers and dairy owners, as hundreds of them thronged the venue of the fifth Progressive Dairy Farmers’ International Animal Fair here on the second day. Minister foe animal husbandry Gulzar Singh Ranike inaugurated the fair yesterday.

Judges examine cows at the Progressive Dairy Farmers International Animal Fair in Jagraon on Sunday. Photo by writer

Five seriously injured in head-on collision
Jagraon, February 13
Five persons were seriously injured when two cars had a head-on collision near Jagraon this evening.As per information,five persons travelling in a Maruti 800 car (PB-10-C-202) were going back to Ludhiana from Jagraon.

Vacant posts
PAU students to postpone agitation
Ludhiana, February 13
With an assurance given by the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today, the protesting students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have decided to “postpone” their agitation for the time being.

MC asked to recover house tax dues from mall
Ludhiana, February 13
Members of the municipal corporation’s house tax subcommittee have asked civic officials to ensure recovery of a whopping Rs 3.5 crore due in houses tax from a leading mall in the city. At their meeting held at the MC’s ‘D’ zone office Saturday the members, including leader of the BJP councillors group, Gurdeep Singh Neetu, and Congress party councilor Sushil Kumar Raju Thapar, asked MC zonal commissioner BK Gupta, who is also in charge of the MC’s house tax branch, to expedite the process of recovering the arrears against Westend Mall.

Cotton prices may hit double digit
Ludhiana, February 13
Cotton prices may hit a double digit this summer. With the proposed hike, cotton clothing may also get expensive.One may experience synthetic linings, smaller buttons and even more polyester in the clothing, as companies may adopt these as cost cutting measures.

Pay Scale
Ayurvedic docs protest, block traffic
Ludhiana, February 13
Homoeopathic and ayurvedic doctors working under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) blocked traffic for about an hour near Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic College, Haibowal, here to protest against the “step-motherly” treatment of the state government towards former.




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