L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


Goods worth Rs 3 crore gutted
No casualty reported; short-circuit believed to be the reason
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
Goods and machines worth around Rs 3 crore were reduced to ashes in a fire incident which took place at a factory in Bajra village, near here, early this morning. Fire department officials suspected a short circuit to be the reason behind the fire.

The Fire Brigade officials took around five hours to douse the flames and bring the situation under control. Eight fire tenders were pressed into service by the fire department.

Ajay Jain, owner of Ajay Knitwears and Fabrics Pvt Ltd, located in Bajra village on Rahon Road, here, said it was around 5.15 am when there was a short circuit in the electricity panel.

“The night shift of my factory was on and workers were working on the machines. Suddenly, one of them saw sparks in the electricity panel. Unfortunately, they didn’t take it seriously and continued working. But, suddenly, sparks fell on the fabric and yarn lying nearby, causing the fire,” said Jain.

Firstly, the factory workers tried to douse the flames themselves, but later at around 5.45 am, the Fire Brigade was informed, whose men reached the scene in minutes.

“They were here on time and it took them around five hours to control the fire. Thankfully, no person was injured. But I have suffered a loss of around Rs 3 crore, which includes seven machines worth around Rs 1.5 crore, fabric and yarn. The machinery was fully insured, otherwise I would have been ruined,” said Jain.

Kartar Singh, Assistant Divisional Fire Officer, said eight fire tenders from four fire stations were deployed. “But we managed to control the fire on time and no person was injured,” he said.


City shivers at 1.4° C
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

A thick blanket of fog enveloped Ludhiana on Monday morning, reducing visibility in the city and periphery considerably.
A thick blanket of fog enveloped Ludhiana on Monday morning, reducing visibility in the city and periphery considerably. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ludhiana, December 26
The night temperature in the city has witnessed a further dip in the past 24 hours. The minimum temperature, which was hovering around 2-3 degrees Celsius about two-three days back, has dropped to 1.4 degrees Celsius, which is about 3 degrees below normal. As compared to last year, the fag-end of December this year has been much colder as per the Meteorological Department.

Surinder Paul, Director, Weather Department, Chandigarh, said the maximum temperature recorded in the city was 19 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 1.4 degrees. "Similar weather conditions are likely to be there in the region in the next 48 hours. There are chances of mist in early morning and evening. Scattered clouds along with fog is expected,” said Paul.

Meanwhile, the biting cold has hit the residents badly, who prefer to remain indoors till late hours in the morning. People from all walks of life are unable to meet their deadlines or reach their destinations on time. "Till 7 am, the days are not clear due to biting cold and foggy weather, so we start late,” said a resident.

For the poor, it has become too difficult to survive in these two months (December-January) due to harsh weather conditions. "For a daily wager like me, life has become a virtual hell. We don't have blowers, heaters or hot-water bottles, which could provide us respite. For us, hot tea remains the only option, but a cup of tea, too, has become very costly. We cannot consume more than two cups a day, which are available for Rs 10. By burning the waste, we get warmth during evenings," said Ram Sahai, a migrant labourer.



42-yr-old man commits suicide
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
A 42- year- old man from Jammu committed suicide by hanging himself to a ceiling fan at a government school located at Bhatya village in the Ladhowal area here today.

The victim identified as Darshan Singh, father of two children, was working as a daily wager at New Sabzi Mandi in Jalandhar.

The incident came to light here this morning when the residents of Bhatya village spotted the body and informed the police about the incident.

Ajit Singh, additional station house officer (SHO), Ladhowal, said the school was closed due to winter vacation and the deceased could have entered the premises
at night and committed suicide.

"We have found a suicide note from the possession of the deceased. The note states that an “evil- spirit” was troubling Darshan Singh due to which he committed suicide," said Ajit Singh.

The police contacted the family members from the mobile phone of the deceased.

The deceased used a turban cloth to commit suicide.

Shamsher Singh, brother of the deceased, said Darshan was depressed and often complained that an evil spirit was after him.

"He was missing since Friday and we feared that Darshan might end his life. We took him to various shrines and temples hoping that he will be cured, but nothing happened. The evil spirit has ruined the family," lamented Shamsher.



Conductor’s services terminated
Overcharging in City Bus Service
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
After Ludhiana Tribune reported that residents were being overcharged by conductors of local buses, launched under the City Bus Service project, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) today sprung into action and terminated the services of a conductor with immediate effect.

The conductor whose services have been terminated has been identified as Jai Kishan, who was working as a contractual employee with the Ludhiana City Bus Service Limited. MC officials said Jai Kishan was earlier working with Pepsu Road Transport Corporation and there also, his services were terminated.”

“When we hired drivers and conductors for Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd, Jai Kishan was also recruited. At that time, we could not check his previous employment record. Had we known about his termination from the PRTC, we would have never hired him in the first place,” said a senior MC official.

Taking a cue from this incident, the MC has also formed flying squads, which would be conducting random checks in different buses on Bus Stand-Jalandhar Bypass route.

The Tribune had highlighted yesterday that some conductors of the city bus service were overcharging the passengers. They were not only overcharged, sometimes even handed over hand-written tickets.

Yesterday, people who had boarded the bus from near Jalandhar Byepass and got off at Clock Tower Chowk were charged Rs 10 instead of the fixed amount of Rs 5.

MC Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi said he would not tolerate any such nuisance at any cost. “After this matter came to my knowledge, I got it checked and found it to be true. The conductor, Jai Kishan, was actually overcharging the residents. Now that we have terminated his services, it would send the right signal to all staff of Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd. If any person is overcharged, the matter could be reported directly to me and I assure the residents that strict action would be taken against the erring employees,” warned Jaggi.

He also suggested the residents to ask for printed tickets and not the ones which are hand-written. “Our tickets clearly mention the route as well as the bus fare,” he said.



A novel way to submit memoranda!
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
With the implementation of the model code of conduct in the state, government officials seem to have heaved a sigh of relief from hectic political activities that took place in the city and the periphery during the last two months.

Officials in the district administration, police and the municipal corporation do not seem to be on their toes now to adhere to the instructions given by leaders of the ruling party. The election duties seem to be on their priority list, for which they have been conducting meetings with various departments. As certain officials were not there in their offices today (as they were busy in meetings), the organisations found a novel way to submit their memoranda. In their absence, the Akali Dal, Delhi, and the Hindu Utthan Parishad pasted their memoranda on the walls outside the offices of the Deputy Commissioner and Revenue Official, respectively.

Office-bearers of the Akali Dal, Delhi, said when they went to submit a memorandum each to the Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner, SDM and the District Revenue Official, none was present in their office. "Instead of wasting time, we pasted a copy of the memorandum outside their offices. We are demanding to provide the same land for the construction of Gian Godri Sahib gurdwara, Haridwar. The memorandum has to be sent to the CM through Deputy Commissioner," said an office-bearer.

Vinod Jain from the Hindu Utthan Parishad, too, said they had pasted their copy of memorandum outside the offices of officials concerned, as officials were not there. "Reservation has been given to the minorities by the Union government to appease their vote bank. We are opposing it and through the local officials, we want to convey our message to the President of India," said Jain. 



Pensioners resent government apathy
No heed paid to fifth pay commission recommendations
Lovleen Bains

Doraha, December 26
The Government Pensioner’s Association, Doraha, is resentful as it alleged that the Panjab Government is merely showing any concern towards its senior citizens.
A protest meeting of the Government Pensioner’s Association, Doraha, was held at the KK Kaushal Memorial Bhawan, Doraha, today.

The members condemned the irresponsive attitude of the government towards the genuine demands of the pensioners by not responding to the demands recommended by the fifth Punjab Pay Commission.

The pensioners demanded the pension of the senior citizens, who retired before January 1, 2006, be fixed on national basis as in the case of 1986 retirees. They also asked that 40 per cent of medical grants be separately reserved for the medical re-imbursement of the pensioners.

The president of the association, Pawan Kumar Kaushal, said: “As per the recommendation of the 5th Pay Commission, when the DA increases above 50 per cent, it should be merged with the basic pension of the pensioners.” He also said that the pensioners should be given the facility for medical treatment as is being done in the case of defence personnel. “Till then, the medical allowance should be increased to Rs 1500,” he added.

“The benefit of the additional pension should be given at the age of 70 and 100 per cent additional pension at the age of 95 years, as the expenses in the later years of age increase,” viewed Gurdial Dalal, general secretary of the association.

The members appealed to the government to accept their demands as they are at the mercy of the government at the stage. “Many senior citizens have to depend solely on pensions as their means of income at the dusk of their lives,” said Ram Sarup Bhanot, a pensioner.



‘Artisan Day’ celebrated
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
A general body meeting and “Artisan Day” celebrations were held today at the Punjab Trade Centre, Industrial Area-B, Miler Ganj, by the Ludhiana Machine Tools.

The meeting was chaired by its president Narinder Singh. General secretary Amarjit Singh Sagar informed that the celebration of “Artisan Day” was a regular annual feature of the association. Last year, the theme was “Global Warming” and “Save the Planet Earth”. This year the theme is “Work is Worship”.

Sagar said that the forefathers worked physically without any formal academic or professional education. "The product produced by them is still in great demand in the market even after five decades. They have shown the world the meaning of entrepreneurship. The present generation is not keen to make physical effort. Even though the technology has changed and conventional work done on the machines has been taken over by automation, still work done by hands is considered necessary "said Sagar.

The general secretary further said that the association was making efforts to upgrade technology and make the machine tool industry globally competitive.



Shaheed Udam Singh remembered
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
The 112th birth anniversary of Shaheed Udam Singh was commemorated by the Saheed Udam Singh Memorial Trust. Jaswant Singh Chamak, secretary general of the Trust, highlighted the sacrifice made by Udam Singh. "He was a great revolutionary, who avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. His sacrifice has no parallel in any history of independence struggle”, he said.

Chief guest MM Vyas, chairman, Improvement Trust, assured the Udam Singh Trust that all efforts would be made to allot a suitable land to build Saheed Udam Singh Bhawan.

Dr Gurmukh Singh Gill said Udham Singh was a great freedom fighter and his spirit of participation had no parallel in the world history. A large number of people were there at the event. 



Students get nostalgic at DMCH
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 26
The annual alumni meet - 2011 of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital witnessed many nostalgic moments as old students went over their past memories and present professional commitments. More than 300 students of various MBBS batches from the year 1964 to 2005 gathered at the occasion along with their families to get rejuvenated and reconnected with their batch mates and faculty members.

The alumni had a memorable evening sharing their enriched experiences and journey of life after stepping out of college with their old friends.

DMCH managing society secretary Prem Kumar Gupta described the annual meet as a great and encouraging event and lauded the efforts of the DMCH Alumni Committee in organising the get-together. In his message, the vice nd foster interaction among the alumni.

The event commenced with a welcome address by medical superintendent Dr Sandeep Puri who said that it was a time to reunite for the students of old batches. He also shared the progress and growth that the DMCH had made through several decades.

On the completion of their silver jubilee, the students of the MBBS (admission) batch of 1986 were felicitated. They were shown a presentation of their old memorable days and everyone present there cherished the fond memories of their early student life. Some of the alumni took to stage to share their glorious days at the institute.

The meet concluded with a colourful cultural programme by the alumni and the faculty, who sang and danced to their favourite numbers. The event was marked with speeches by the alumni, all of whom emphasised that the college had played a very vital role in shaping their destiny.

While proposing the vote of thanks, organising secretary Dr Rajinder K. Mittal informed that the next alumni meet was scheduled to be held on December 23, 2012. Prominent among others present were vice-president of the managing society Amrit Nagpal, treasurer Satish Sanwalka, principal Dr Daljit Singh, dean, academics, Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, medical superintendents Dr BS Shah and Dr Ashwani Chaudhary.



110 students join NSS camp at Doraha college
Lovleen Bains

Doraha,December 26
A seven-day NSS camp is presently being held at the Doraha College of Education.

The theme of the camp is “Health, Public Sanitation and Personal Hygiene”. Principal Dr Sandeep Sawhney congratulated the NSS volunteers for joining the camp. About 110 students voluntarily joined the camp. The NSS volunteers were divided into different committees and each committee was allocated work.

A tree-plantation drive was organised. Volunteers practically performed yog aasnas and pranayam under the guidance of Satpal Sharma from Patangali Yogpeth. This was followed by PT drill by Devinder Singh who stressed on the role of exercise in keeping good health and simultaneously performed various exercises.

A power-point presentation and wall magazine-article competitions related to health, public sanitation and personal hygiene was organised. Volunteers went for sports activities like badminton, table tennis, kho-kho and volleyball.

There was an extension lecture by Jagjit Singh, zonal organizer, Sikh Missionary College, Ludhiana zone, Doraha .He emphasized on the role of the teacher in inculcating moral values among his students by citing various examples from “Shri Guru Granth Sahib”. The volunteers were given information about some medicinal plants in ayurveda and their uses in solving common problems.

This was followed by an extension lecture on “Life Style Disorders” by Dr. Vipan Gupta, MD, Lord Mahavira Homeopathic College and Hospital, Ludhiana. Dr. Vipan Gupta stressed on certain remedies to ensure good health in collaboration with Baba Sain Bhagat Welfare Society, (NGO) under the National Rural Health Mission, Punjab. Several NSS volunteers donated blood and distributed ration, clothes and pocket money to destitute elders. Gursharanjeet Singh, Secretory, B.S.B. Welfare Society shared his views on Rural Health and NGO programme. Dr. Ashwani Malhotra, SMO, Payal, talked on female foeticide while Dr. AS Nagpal (SNGO, Ludhiana) dealt with adolescent health care. Civil Surgeon Dr. Subhash Batta thanked the NSS units and highlighted the achievements of Baba Sain Bhagat Welfare Society. 



Fun and frolic at GMT Public School
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
The annual function was organised on the GMT Public School campus on Sunday with full fervour,fun and frolic. The lamp was lit by Chief guest Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, ( former VC of PAU).

The performances were Chhota bachha , All is well, Lavni, ,Bum Bum Bole,. The choreography depicting female foeticide was appreciated by one and all. The mime also depicted the social evil of girl child discrimination, which very meekly touched the emotions of several hearts. Kalbelia presenting Rajasthani culture was also mind blowing.

The cultural dance “Are ja re natkhat" mesmerised the audience. Prizes were given to meritorious students in academics and sport. The toppers of X and XII board exams were awarded along with best athletes and best players in different games. Prashant,Suraj and Arshjot were the best athletes. Aulakh congratulated the authorities as principal Amarjit Dhaliwal presented the school annual report. — TNS 



Initial care a must in injury: Doc
Our Correspondent

Doraha,December 26
Dr Tejaswini Sidhu of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana discussed at length about the “First Aid and the Basic Life Support” with the volunteers of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha , during the ongoing seven-day NSS camp today.

The speaker termed first aid to be the initial care of an illness or injury in order to preserve life, prevent worsening and promote recovery. “If the victim is unresponsive, the Adult Basic Life Support Health care providers should activate his emergency response system. They should initially check the definite pulse (one breath every five to six seconds) and recheck the pulse after every two minutes within 10 seconds. Then begin cycles of 30 compressions and two breaths till the defibrillator arrives. The rate of the compressions should be at least 100/minute and the depth at least two inches (5cm). One should allow complete chest recoil after each compression, minimise interruptions in chest compressions and avoid excessive ventilation,” Dr Tejaswini instructed the volunteers with practical demonstrations.

She further said, “The conditions that require first aid are anaphylaxis,burns,choking,heart attack, heat stroke,hypothermia,insect bites and stings, seizures, stroke and trauma and bleeding.



Include farm operations under MGNREGA, say PAU experts

Ludhiana, December 26
The executive committee of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Kisan Club at its meeting held here has asked the Union Government to bring farm operations under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

The Punjab farming was suffering due to high cost of production and lower farm returns due to non- priority in job scenario, PPS Pangli, club president, said.

In view of the farm labour shortage, the diversion of labourers to MGNREGA will affect the efforts to give a push to an evergreen revolution in the country. He said that the farmers should follow the advice of PAU scientists and produce crops offering nutritional security.

He suggested that farmers, especially small ones, should take on to income-enhancing ventures. He suggested that under the "Green India Mission", which was soon going to be launched in the country, tree plantation on individual and common lands and multipurpose vegetation could easily be included under MGNREGA. — TNS



Tablet PCs latest buzz word in market
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
The GGN group of Institutions organised a workshop on “ Role of Tablet PCs in the Professional Education” at GGNIMT . Paramdeep Singh, president, Mind Shaper Technologies, Delhi, was the resource person on the occasion.

Paramdeep Singh introduced to the students and faculty members the latest buzz word in the market- “Tablet PC”. He explained that a tablet PC was a perfect solution to promote learning in this era of computers. Highlighting the advantages he said that a tablet could easily be used to allocate and access modules and assignments. Paramdeep Singh called it an interactive white board.

He also discussed at length about its configurations, available sizes, models and its innumerable benefits for the teachers and students.

He made comparative analysis between a laptop, Aakash and a tablet and concluded that features like: fast processor, mult-touch screen, excellent power play back time, built in speakers, convenient size, richer display and a protective casing made the tablet popular. 



B’desh experience an enjoyable one, says cadet
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
Senior Under Officer Mary Gharu was welcomed at a NCC camp held at the Government College for Women after attending an youth exchange programme in Bangladesh. The youth exchange programme was organised from December 11 to December 22.

Mary is a cadet of 3-Punjab Girls Battalion and studying in BA final at the Government College for Women. She was the only girl form Punjab Directorate who got a chance to attend the youth exchange programme in Bangladesh.

Talking about her Bangladesh visit, Mary Gharu said, "I am very thankful to the NCC that they gave me a chance to attend the youth exchange programme.

It was really an enjoyable experience for me. We met the president and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh".

"These programmes are very helpful for cadets because it provides a chance to know another culture", she added.

Not only this programme, she has a long list of achievements. In January, she participated in the Republic Day parade. She became the "Best Cadet" some months back. Today, she was invited by the Battalion to honour her for her achievements. She delivered a motivational lecture to junior cadets.

"I want to join the Indian Army. I am very passionate to serve the world's greatest army.

It is my aim from childhood and I will achieve it soon", said Mary.



Petrol being sold at old rates
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
Though the state government has announced to abolish octroi on petrol and diesel, petrol stations in the city have been charging the old rates from consumers. The reason is non-receipt of notification, which is yet to be sent to them through oil companies.

Since Saturday and Sunday were holidays in the state government offices, the notification in this regard was expected to reach the dealers today. But till the filing 
of the report, confusion prevailed among the dealers and consumers, who said the new rates 
should have been 
implemented with immediate effect.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Prof Sohan Singh, a Dugri resident, said,”I tanked my car on Sunday and the petrol station at Dugri charged the old rates. When I asked about the revised rates, the manager said until they got the orders by the company, they would not charge less (70 paise and 80 paise on petrol and diesel, respectively).

"When the government has announced the fresh rates, why are not they charging accordingly? One can well imagine how much profit these dealers will make by charging unrevised rates for two to three days," said Sohan Singh.

Another consumer, Vijay Kumar, said though it hardly made any difference, rules had to be followed. "When the Centre announces the hike in rates, new rates are implemented from midnight (12 am). Why the new rates announced by the state government should take two-three days to get implemented?

Ludhiana Petrol Pump Dealers Association general secretary Ashok Sachdeva said there was a procedure, which had to be followed. Since it was a notification issued by the state government, it must reach oil companies first, who will direct dealers to follow the notification. "We cannot implement the new rates on the basis of announcement only. The oil companies need to have a copy of the notification before implementing the new rates. Because of two holidays, the notification may reach the companies by evening today and then we will be informed," said Sachdeva. 



First high-capacity substation manufactured
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, December 26
Muskan Power Infrastructure Limited ( MPIL), a city-based firm, has achieved the distinction of becoming the first power sector company in India to manufacture a high-capacity 6.3 MVA containerised package sub-station. The company successfully delivered this sub-station to a big construction company in the Middle East a week ago.

According to company managing director Neeraj Mahajan, till now the maximum capacity of package sub-station available in India was 1 MVA only. The sub-stations with a higher capacity were manufactured in developed countries like Europe and Indian companies had to spend around Rs 1.5 crore on the import of a high-capacity sub-station.

"The sub-station manufactured by MPIL will cost 40 per cent less than the imported ones," he said, adding that “the high capacity mobile sub-stations are used in hydro projects, construction business, hotel industry and big exhibitions, where heavy supply of power is required.”

Director of the company Ravi Mahajan said MPIL was a fast-growing company in the field of power sector, producing a wide range of products. The company had its presence in India with export to more than 32 countries. 



Theatre artiste honoured by Malwa Rang Manch
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
Santokh Singh Sukhna was awarded for his service to Punjabi theatre by the Malwa Rang Manch, Punjab.

A seminar on Punjabi theatre and an award function was held at Punjabi Bhawan here today. Sukhna is full-time theatre artiste who has staged countless plays in rural Punjab. He has encouraged several young artistes from rural Punjab towards theatre.

The programme was presided over by Dr Staish Verma, Dr Surjit Patar, Jagdev Singh Jasowal and Dr SL Sevek.

A number of theatre artistes aired their problems and gave views on the future of Punjabi theatre. Biba Kulwant, Charnjit Singh Punjabi Majlis, Chander Bhonet, Krantipal and many other personalities were present there on the occasion.



ludhiana scan
Printers want cut in excise duty

Ludhiana: The Offset Printers Association (OPA) has demanded from the Union Government to rationalise the output excise duty on the finished products. At the moment, input excise duty on the raw material is five per cent, while the output excise duty is in the range of five to 10 per cent on the various products. In the annual general body meeting of the OPA, held here, the members opined that the output excise duty should also be reduced to five per cent. The OPA vice-president, Kushal Jain said: "The balance is not being maintained because of the vast difference in the rate of input and output excise duty which adds more tax to the printers, which is not justified."

Office-bearers elected

Ajit Singh Gill and Ranbir Singh Gambhir have been unanimously elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the newly formed Jail Road SCO and the Property Owners Association. Other office bearers of the body include: Kanwaljit Singh Monga (patron), SS Ghumman (chairman), Kultar Singh Kakkar (senior vice-president), Rajesh Verma (vice-president), Balbir Singh Walia (treasurer), Mandeep Singh Sandhu (cashier), Vineet Pal Singh (press secretary) and Vivek Bajaj (legal advisor-cum-secretary).

3rd Kaizen competition

Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) held the 3rd "Kaizen Competition" here recently, which evoked an overwhelming response. "It is a fact that the best ideas are born from the exchange and sharing of knowledge and experience", said Upkar Singh, joint secretary CICU. About 20 companies sent their delegates for participation. First Award went to Tech Auto Pvt Ltd, second M/s Hella India Lighting Ltd and third prize was won by M/s. Swan Exports.



Stolen motorcycle recovered, three held
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 26
With the arrest of three youths, the Jodhewal Basti police has busted a gang of thieves and recovered one stolen motorcycle and one knife.
The trio of Parminder Singh, Gaurav Bajaj and Amanpreet Singh, was nabbed from the Jodhewal area last night.

The trio was riding on a motorcycle when they were signaled to stop at a police check post in the Jodhewal area.

The suspects tired to escape but they were soon intercepted and overpowered by the police.

The suspects cracked soon and confessed to have committed thefts in the Jodhewal area. 



HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |