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Power Meter bungling exposed
RTI reveals corporation failed to send 600 energy meters to lab for testing
Ludhiana, February 10
Pointing a finger at Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) for its failure to send the removed or replaced energy meters to the ME lab for testing, a citizen group has demanded a vigilance probe into the bungling which could have caused a massive loss of revenue to the power utility.

City shuttler for Thomas Cup
Ludhiana, February 10
Pranav Chopra. Hard work coupled with consistent performance resulted in Pranav Chopra's selection as a member of the Indian badminton contingent to participate in the upcoming Thomas Cup slated to be held at Macau in China from February 13 to 19.

Pranav Chopra. A Tribune photograph


A dance class under way in Ludhiana Basant warmth brings respite to residents
Ludhiana, February 10
The Basant is in the air, weather is in perfect balance in the idyllic state in transition from nippy to sultry, the sun is pleasant and warm before it turns searing, the gentle breeze has the tickle of winter and the warmth of the sun. The Basant lingers on and the air of expectancy of Valentine’s Day imbues love and romance.

A dance class under way in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Teacher’s killing sparks debate
Ludhiana, February 10
The incident of killing of teacher by a student in Chennai has sparked a debate in the city schools about the root causes of such intransigence, unruliness and increasing sensitivity towards rebuff and whether students should be given leeway by changing educational system.

A daring act:
Punjab police personnel show their tent-pegging skills on the second day of the Kila Raipur Rural Sports festival near Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

MC team razes 12 shops
Ludhiana, February 10
A team of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation (MC) today pulled down nearly 12 shops in Kailash Nagar locality on Gehlewal Road here. These were being constructed without an approved building plan. The ongoing work was not only in violation of the building bylaws, but the shops were coming up right under high tension (HT) lines where construction of any building is prohibited under the Electricity Act. According to MC Commissioner MS Jaggi, the team of civic officials, led by Rajinder Sharma, Assistant Town Planner (A Zone), reached the site where construction of shops was in progress. The structures were pulled down with the help of a bulldozer.

A nihang performs on two horses pegging.

With bullocks on track, life back into games
Kilaraipur, February 10
Fervour marked the second day of the 76th Edition of the Kila Raipur Sports Festival that continued at the Grewal Sports Stadium here today. Relief given by the Punjab and High Court to allow performance of bullock carts races under supervision of the district administration brought life back to the mega event, which was formally inaugurated by Tej Parkash Singh Kotli, former transport minister. Kotli called upon the youths of the area to adopt sportsmanship as an element of lifestyle.

Kila Raipur to be model village
Kila Raipur, February 10
The SBI has adopted Kila Raipur village for developing it as a model village under its Community Banking Scheme. Assistant general manager Anuradha Naraynan on occasion of the formal opening of the bank’s stall made the announcement. 

Youths make beeline for AIDS awareness stall
Kila Raipur, February 10
Parodies, songs and skits have emerged as most successful tools to sensitise vulnerable groups of youths and migrants against consequences of unsafe sex during the National AIDS Control Programme being undertaken by the Hindustan Latex Limited ( HLL ) in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO).


A youth takes a look at greeting cards ahead of Valentine’s Day at a shop in Ludhiana. With frenzy behind Valentine’s Day, companies rake in moolah
Ludhiana, February 10
February is the month of love. Swank shopping malls call it the 'love fest'. For some it is the day to express their love while companies engaged in making cards and gifts are doing brisk business during this part of the year.

A youth takes a look at greeting cards ahead of Valentine’s Day at a shop in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Indiscipline grows as schools lack male staff
Ludhiana, February 10
The government school authorities have been facing a shortage of male staff to combat a different kind of problem. If the alarming rise in the incidents of indiscipline in the schools is any indication, the government schools have been finding it difficult to control growing indiscipline among students.

Non-payment of salary
PAU Class IV employees’ agitation continues
Ludhiana, February 10
Resentment continues to prevail among the non-teaching employees of Punjab Agricultural University over the delay in the release of their salary. Protest rallies and marches are a routine affair on the PAU campus. The PAU Class IV Workers Union has been protesting since February 3.

Letter creates panic in school
Ludhiana, February 10
Panic spread in Sarabha Nagar area after the authorities of a kindergarten located on the Sat Pal Mittal Road found a piece of paper on which it was written that the school would have to face dire consequence if it organised a function which is to be held in a few days.

Goods worth Rs 50 lakh destroyed in fire
Sahnewal, February 10
Gift items, hosiery goods, leather products etc worth lakhs were burnt to ashes when a major fire broke out in a general store at Sahnewal last night. No loss of life was however reported.

Pukhraj claims top spot in debate
Ludhiana, February 10
“Ectopia-2012”, the three-day annual inter-batch cultural extravaganza being held at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), entered its second day today. The event was inaugurated by treasurer of the DMCH Managing Society Satish Sanwalka Gupta yesterday.

Inquiry marked into woman’s murder 
Dehlon, February 10
The police has started a probe into the murder of a septuagenarian woman at her residence in Dharaur village.

Good response to food festival at vet varsity
Visitors at a food stall in Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana.Ludhiana February 10
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) organised a ‘Food Festival’ here today. A number of value-added products along with milk products developed by the College of Veterinary Sciences, College of Fisheries and College of Dairy Science and Technology were exhibited during the festival.

Visitors at a food stall in Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Bar Assn gears up for polls
Ludhiana, February 10
Lawyers have started gearing up for the annual polls of the District Bar Association, Ludhiana, scheduled for April 4. The elections to all the District Bar Associations across Punjab and Haryana will be held on the same day.

A Sufi evening at Delhi Public School
Ludhiana, February 10
"Aab-e-Hayat" a Sufi evening was organised at Sanat Wali Dargah in Kitchlu Nagar by the Takshashila Education Society in collaboration with Delhi Public School.

PPP candidate challaned for wrong parking
Ludhiana, February 10
Call it political non-interference or the effect of the election code of conduct, but the city police is not leaving any Tom, Dick and Harry who abandon their vehicles in the middle of the road.

Autumn winter collection launched in city
Ludhiana, February 10
Ganga Acrowools presented its “Autumn Winter Yarn Collection 2012-13” here today. Leading manufacturers from the city attended the presentation that focused on new products- “Warmie” (high bulk, bright and soft acrylic yarn), “Angora Like Yarn” and “Low Pill Yarn”.




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